When is Phoenix Friday? EVERY FRIDAY! If you’re back on campus on a Friday, you’ll see students, faculty, staff and visitors dressed in their favorite Phoenix gear. There are also special promotions at The Phoenix Bookstore and a 10 % discount at campus dining locations for anyone wearing UW-Green Bay or Phoenix gear.
How can you help? Bring Phoenix Friday to your work place! Take a photo of you and your friends showing your pride and wearing your Phoenix gear and post it on the alumni Facebook page for a chance to win cool prizes including a pizza party for you and your co-workers! Go Phoenix!
We’re celebrating all things UW-Green Bay with our partner, the Green Bay Packers! Come out to Lambeau Field on Saturday, November 15 to check out what’s new at your alma mater and then attend an afternoon Green Bay men’s basketball game at the Resch. There will be plenty of fun to keep you and your family busy and it’s free! Watch for updates at www.uwgb.edu/alumni.
The Green Bay Holiday Parade takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23 in Downtown Green Bay. UW-Green Bay will again have a float in the parade and we will be handing out candy on the parade route. This year, we have a special treat for our alumni who are wearing their UWGB gear. “Sport” your UWGB apparel and receive a complimentary ticket to that night’s 7 p.m. Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball game! Wave us down as the UWGB float goes by and we will hand you a ticket to the game. It’s that easy.
We also invite you to an alumni gathering immediately after the parade. Join us at our alumni tent in the Johnson Bank parking lot, located on South Washington Street, for hot chocolate and goodies. Our affinity partner, Liberty Mutual, will have a hot cocoa toppings bar to sweeten your drink as well. Phlash will be available for photos, too! If game tickets remain, they will also be given to those who attend the alumni gathering.
So come out to the Green Bay Holiday Parade to enjoy the season and support your alma mater! Go Phoenix!
The music we hear at the Holiday Parade is going to be fantastic. We’re so proud to learn that the following bands will be directed by UW-Green Bay alumni.
Karen (Bauer) Iken: East High School
David Viste: West High School
Kevin VanEss: Washington Middle School Jazz
Marc Jimos: Ashwaubenon High School
Becky (Martin) Rego: Franklin Middle School Choir
December is busy for everyone and there’s no exception for UW-Green Bay alumni. But count UWGB alumni among those who are doers and givers, even during the busiest of seasons. We are challenging our alumni to represent the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association in the following volunteer efforts:
• Saturday, Dec. 7 – Red Kettle* Alumni Challenge at Bay Park Square Mall, 10 a.m. – noon
UW-Green Bay alumni have been given a challenge to defeat St. Norbert and NWTC alumni at the annual Bell Ringing Alumni Challenge. We are looking for volunteers who know how to ring bells and show holiday cheer and/or school spirit to help us win! Bring your family. Bring your friends. Just be there! We promise it will be fun. Contact Alumni Association Board Member, Ann Lor, at email@example.com to volunteer for the Red Kettle Challenge.
• Saturday, Dec. 14 – Commencement/Alumni Receiving Line, Weidner Center, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Help us congratulate and welcome our newly graduated. (Claim your FREE 360ᵒ of Pride t-Shirt!) Contact your Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody, at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for the alumni receiving line.
*Though the Alumni Association supports the positive work the Salvation Army does in our community, the Association does not endorse the views or beliefs of the Salvation Army.
Now that UWGB has the LGBTQ Resource Center as a place for LGBTQ students to connect on campus, it is only natural that alums have a way to connect too, at least through Facebook. We are proud to announce the creation of the UWGB LGBTQ Alumni Network. Much like geographical Alumni Networks, the UWGB LGBTQ Alumni Network is a way to connect, keep in touch, and network with other alums in the LGBTQ community. The Facebook group is a closed group in which you need to request to join, but this allows only the members of the group to see the wall and postings. If you want to be a part of the LGBTQ Alumni Network simply find us on Facebook and ask to join!
Additionally we would like to get together as the LGBTQ Alumni Network at least once a year, if not more! While at Pride Alive, a group of UWGB alumni talked with the individuals at the LGBTQ Resource Center booth, and indicated a desire to have a place for UWGB LGBTQ alumni to meet and socialize. Hopefully the creation of the LGBTQ Alumni Network will provide for these opportunities. Join the UWGB LGBTX Network here.
There was no question it was summer with 93ᵒ temperatures greeting alumni family and friends for UW-Green Bay’s first Alumni Family Day at Bay Beach! Approximately 40 people were in attendance, representing alumni from the first four-year graduating class of 1973 all the way through 2013. Kids ages 1-17 had a great time hanging out with Phlash, doing the limbo, playing bean bag toss, wrapping each other up as mummies and running the egg relay race. Alumni competed fiercely in the trivia contest and had the opportunity to learn some interesting facts about their alma mater. All in all, it was a super fun day and an event worth repeating! Check out more photos at our Facebook page.