UW-Green Bay wins Mayor’s Award in the Green Bay Holiday Parade

UW-Green Bay’s entry in the Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade earned “most original” honors this year. UWGB’s small committee of determined volunteers won the Mayor’s Award for “Every time a bell rings, a Phoenix gets its wings.” The theme of the parade was “Sounds of the Season.”

In celebration of UWGB’s 50th Anniversary, UWGB Chancellor Gary Miller and Georgia Miller served as parade marshals. With help from the Dance Team of UW- Green Bay and UW-Green Bay Cheer Team, Green Bay Phoenix student-athletes, UWGB Alums, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phuture Phoenix and family of UWGB employees, more than 50 people marched together, handing out candy and celebrating with the projected 10,000 plus in attendance. The Parade Committee also used the float for a service opportunity, collecting hundreds of school supply donations from UWGB faculty, staff, students and administrators, and local businesses, which will be donated in the weeks ahead to students in the Green Bay public schools.

Meet Dan Terrio: Working, Serving and Dancing in the Green Bay Community!

Sitting down to talk with Dan Terrio, ’12 and ‘14, UW-Green Bay Adult Degree graduate and localDAN-TERRIO-headshot community powerhouse, I immediately wondered how I would keep up with him during the interview. Ten minutes later I wondered how on earth I could hope to keep up with him at all.

Dan, who currently serves as a Learning Facilitator for new employees with Humana in Green Bay, has spent his entire professional career – and indeed, his life – in service of others. Among other duties with Humana, he is responsible for educating Humana Employees about Humana Vitality, the company’s corporate wellness program. Prior to joining the Humana family, he served as the Youth Development Manager with the Greater Green Bay Chamber and served in various other professional and volunteer roles, all primarily within the greater Green Bay area.

To read more about Dan, visit alumni spotlight.

Holiday Wish list for Phoenix Alumni, Fans, and Friends

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Consider this a holiday favor from your favorite University. It’s a holiday shopping list for alumni, friends and fans of the Phoenix.

50th Anniversary Wine – Captain’s Walk Winery


UW-Green Bay and Captain’s Walk Winery celebrate the University’s golden anniversary with a commemorative Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 25 months in medium toast French oak, this well-balanced red teems with vibrant fruit aromas and gentle tannins and can stand up to a feast of wild game or prime rib. Join them in toasting 50 years of UW-Green Bay and a bright future of innovation, transformation, and community. The commemorative wine is available to purchase at Captain’s Walk, http://captainswalkwinery.com/.

Phoenix Pride T-Shirt


The Phoenix PRIDE Shirt is a unique collectible, with a new design each year and proceeds directed to student scholarships. This year, 1997 alum, John Konecny designed the shirt. To purchase, order online at www.thephoenixbookstore.com: Phoenix Pride t-shirt 2616960

Dedicate a Seat at the Kress Events Center

Take A Seat at the Kress Events Center this Christmas! For a $100 contribution, engrave the name of a person you would like to honor (a family member, your company, a favorite student, professor or alumnus) on a seat nameplate in the spectacular Kress Events Center. There are four options of engraving on the nameplate. To Take A Seat this holiday season, visit KEC Take A Seat Campaign or contact Molly Vandervest at 920-465-2010 or vandermo@uwgb.edu.

Weidner Center Entertainment


What could be better than the Gift of Entertainment: Tickets to an upcoming Weidner Center performance are a great choice for those on your holiday list.

Coming up
1-22 — Vocalosity
1/30 — Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
2/2 — L.A. Theatre Works – Bram Stoker’s Dracula
2/12 — Celtic Nights
2/18 — The Peking Acrobats
2/25 — Once

And so much more!
Visit www.weidnercenter.com for a full schedule of events.

UWGB Camelbak Water Bottle


The Phoenix Bookstore always keeps its biggest seller — the UWGB logoed Camelbak water bottles — in stock. With so many colors to choose from, it’s the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Purchase in store or online: CamelBak Water Bottle 2510570

GB Golden – Titletown Brewing Company

This holiday season, Titletown Brewery in Green Bay is featuring a Kölsch style ale called GB Golden in honor of UWGB’s 50th Anniversary celebration. GB Golden is a slightly malt balanced, light bodied, golden beer; closest style to an American Lager. At Titletown Brewery you can purchase a glass for $3 or a growler to deliver to your favorite beer connoisseur. http://www.titletownbrewing.com/

Green Bay Basketball Tickets

Treat your favorite Phoenix family to a Green Bay women’s or men’s basketball game. Festival Foods Family Games are a great treat for any friends of the Phoenix.

Festival Foods Family Games:

  • WBB ($5 youth tickets):
    • Dec. 19 vs. South Dakota State at 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 16 vs. UIC at 1 p.m.
    • Feb. 6 vs. Milwaukee at 1 p.m.
  • MBB ($2 hot dogs and $1 sodas):
    • Jan. 2 vs. Northern Kentucky at 1 p.m.
    • Feb. 26 vs. UIC at 7 p.m.

http://www.uwgb.edu/tickets/ or e-mail phoenixtickets@uwgb.edu with questions.

Evolution of the Phoenix T-Shirt


This item is a perfect gift for all UWGB Alumni! The Evolution of the Phoenix t-shirts represents all decades of Phoenix logos on one shirt, so you can represent your favorite University with the logo you most identify with! Purchase in store or online: Evolution of the Phoenix T-Shirt 2615244

Shorewood Golf Course – Golfing at 2015 pricing


How would your loved ones like a membership in 2016 at 2015 prices? Now is the time at Shorewood Golf Course. You can also purchase merchandise, gift cards and more. E-mail Lee Reinke at reinkel@uwgb.edu for details or visit www.thephoenixbookstore.com and type “Shorewood” in the search field to purchase Shorewood apparel online.

Phoenix “Ugly Sweater” Crewneck Sweatshirt


Join the new Ugly Sweater trend with a brand new “ugly sweater” crewneck sweatshirt from The Phoenix Bookstore. Get yours today at the Phoenix Bookstore. Purchase in store or online: Ugly Sweater Crew 2616882

University Union Gift Card


Gift cards purchased at the University Union can be redeemed in many places throughout the campus including the Weidner Center, Shorewood Golf Course, Kress Events Center, University Dining Services and The Phoenix Bookstore. To purchase, visit the University Ticketing Center in the University Union. For a complete list of redeemable locations, go to www.uwgb.edu/union/info-desk/products/.

Phoenix Blanket


Snuggle up with a fuzzy UWGB blanket to keep you and your loved ones warm during the coldest time of the year. Order yours at www.thephoenixbookstore.com or purchase at The Phoenix Bookstore in the University Union. Purchase in store or online: Logo Blanket 2515028

Alumni Ornament


Help your favorite fan and friend show their alumni pride with a one-of-a-kind snowflake alumni ornament. To purchase, visit The Phoenix Bookstore in the University Union or order online at www.thephoenixbookstore.com Purchase in store or online: Alumni Ornament 2515357

UWGB Throwback (to the 70s) T-Shirt


Do you remember the ribbed sleeves and collars of the 70s? If so, you will want the authentic 70s replica t-shirt, brought back for the 50th Anniversary. Back for a limited time. Get yours at The Phoenix Bookstore! Purchase in store or online: Throwback T-Shirt 2616900

Nike Youth Sweatpants


For the first time, The Phoenix Bookstore is carrying Nike youth sweatpants in your choice of gray or black. Visit at the University Union or order online at www.thephoenixbookstore.com. Purchase in store or online: Nike Youth Sweatpants 2616860

Friday, Dec. 11: UW-Green Bay Day with the Green Bay Gamblers

1658351_10152337490603455_161030383_oIn celebration of UWGB’s 50th Anniversary, the Alumni Association is hosting UW-Green Bay Day with the Green Bay Gamblers.  Join fellow Phoenix at this fun social to have some fun, catch up with old friends, meet new ones and cheer on the Gamblers. Cost of attendance includes your Gamblers game ticket, beer wine and soda, on the glass vantage point and chances to win fantastic prizes and give-a-ways.

Date: Friday, December 11
6 p.m. Alumni Party on the ice, 7 p.m. Green Bay Gamblers vs. Madison
Location: Dog Pound at the Resch Center
Cost: $25 per person
RSVP Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2015
RSVP Process: Tickets can be purchased at GB Gamblers and are nonrefundable.

Questions can be directed to Kari Moody, director of Alumni Relations, at 920-465-2226 or sent via email to moody@uwgb.edu.

Get your 50th Anniversary Third Edition Phoenix PRIDE Shirt

12238128_10154000496043455_788011948133767371_oThe Phoenix PRIDE Shirt is a unique collectible, with a new design each year. This year 12 alumni designers submitted t-shirt designs and the alumni masses were challenged to vote on the shirt they liked best. More than 700 alumni voted and 1997 alumnus John Konecny’s design won. This awesome 3rd Edition Phoenix PRIDE Shirt is available in five colors to celebrate UWGB’s 50th Anniversary and our five decades of graduates. Purchase your favorite color or represent your graduation decade:

1970s: Red
1980s: Burgundy
1990s: Grass Green
2000s: Forest Green
2010s: Bandana Brigade Green

100% of the proceeds from Phoenix PRIDE Shirt sales support UW-Green Bay Alumni Association scholarships. Order today at Phoenix PRIDE Shirt.

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 8-10: UW-Green Bay Alumni Weekend at the Kalahari

alumni_Kalahari2016Oooh…this is gonna be fun! Join UW-Green Bay alumni, along with eight UW System campuses, for fun and relaxation at the Kalahari Resort and Waterpark Friday through Sunday, Jan. 8 through 10. This is a great deal and one event you don’t want to miss!

Friday night will include an all UW pizza party. Be sure to wear your UWGB gear and show your pride for UWGB. Prizes will be given to those who show the most school spirit.

Saturday, we will swim the day away in the water park or just have good ole fun at the amusement park!

This is a “bring your family and friends” event! To make reservations, please call 877-254-5466 and ask for the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association room block with a rate of $159 per night. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, December 8, 2015, so reserve today!

Included in room rate:

  • Guest room, up to 4 people (suites available at discounted rates)
  • Friday Evening Pizza Social – 6:30 – 8:00 in the Indoor Theme Park (additional $14.99 per person gets you all-weekend access to the Indoor Theme Park)
  • All-Weekend access to the Indoor Waterpark – 125,000 square feet of wet & wild indoor fun!
  • All day Saturday access to UW-Green Bay indoor cabana with flat screen TV, chaise lounges, snacks, and activities & contests for kids!
  • Ask for block UW-Green Bay Alumni Association
  • Two Room Suite is $249.00 per night


We hope you can join us for this fantastic weekend of fun!

Alumni volunteers needed

Care to share your time and talent representing UW-Green Bay and our alumni? We currently have needs for the following events, boards and committees.

  • Admissions Volunteers: Help recruit students by calling transfer students and freshmen Sunday-Thursday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. from the Admissions Office on campus. To learn more or sign up, email Director of Admissions Jen Jones at jonesj@uwgb.edu.
  • Alumni Board Committees: Serve on the following committees: Alumni and Student Engagement, Fund Development, and Board Development.
  • Alumni Mentors: Mentor undergraduate students regarding personal and professional growth and development.
  • Commencement Receiving Line: Congratulate and welcome our newest graduates to the Alumni Association by volunteering for the Commencement receiving line. It is easy and fun! Arrive at the Weidner Center by 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 19, claim your FREE Phoenix PRIDE Shirt and stand in line with fellow alums to cheer on UWGB’s Fall 2015 graduating class.

If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at 920-465-2226 or moodyk@uwgb.edu.