Cool City Classic Car Show begins at Manitowoc Campus

Before the Fourth of July fun begins, the Lakeshore will host the 18th annual Cool City Classic Car Show and Cruise Friday and Saturday. Cars will begin lining up for the cruise at 4 p.m. Friday, with the cruise starting at 6 p.m. — all at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, 705 Viebahn St. The cruise will travel from the Manitowoc Campus to downtown Two Rivers, where Conscious Pilot will perform. The cars will also be on display on Washington Street Friday evening, with food trucks, beer and other beverages available.

Manitowoc 4th of July: Where to see fireworks, parade and more fun, via Herald Times Reporter

Cancelled: Phoenix Friday on the Fox is July 19

Phoenix Friday on the Fox is cancelled. Downtown Green Bay has postponed Friday on the Fox due to excessive heat and severe weather forecasts. The Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns performance is rescheduled for July 26, 7-9:30 p.m. Details.

As part of Associated Bank and BayCare Clinic’s Fridays on the Fox series, UW-Green Bay is inviting all students, alumni, fans and supporters to attend Phoenix Friday on the Fox on Friday, July 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This fun night celebrating the partnership between UW-Green Bay and the City of Green Bay include a socializing, games and activities for kids and adults, live music from the band Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns (features five UW-Green Bay alumni), an appearance by Phlash the Phoenix and much more! UW-Green Bay will draw for fantastic prizes, so don’t miss out!

Alumnus Chad Johnson and Green Bay Glory play final game at Aldo Santaga Stadium, June 27

The Green Bay Glory women’s soccer team is 3-4 with three more games to be played in its first season of the WPSL. Head coach Chad Johnson ’93 (Sociology) has coached at nearly every level of soccer and believes the game is more competitive in this league.

“The biggest difference is the speed of play and the physicality,” Johnson said. “In this league, every player is good and you get punished for every mistake, so typically those who make less mistakes come out on top.” The Glory plays its final home game Thursday, June 27 at Aldo Santaga Stadium on the Green Bay campus.

via Green Bay Glory Find Footing in WPSL, WBAY.com

Alumnus Doug Wirth named to the 2019 Pride Power 100 | CSNY

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues efforts to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Doug Wirth ’89 (Social Work) tells Gay City News that preventive health care should be expanded to reach vulnerable populations. Wirth served on Cuomo’s Task Force to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York state by 2020 and was senior health policy adviser to former New York City Mayors Rudy Giuliani and David Dinkins. In the 1980s, he ran several homeless shelters in the Midwest. Wirth made The 2019 Pride Power 100 | CSNY recognizing New York’s 100 most powerful members of the LGBTQ community.

Back to School Store in need of bilingual volunteers

The Service League of Green Bay’s Back to School Store, Wednesday, August 7 at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center, is seeking volunteers who are bilingual (Spanish/English) for personal shopper shifts. Personal shoppers take a child and walk them through the store and make sure they receive all of their items. One must be at least 17 years old for this opportunity. Sign-up, here. See a video and photos from last year’s event.

Back to School Store

Iconic art will depict ‘Phoenix rising’ at UW-Green Bay

Update: Dedication of the sculpture “Phoenix Rising” will be Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m. at the Cofrin Library Circle. Chancellor Miller, Eric Arneson and artist Carl Vanderheyden are on the program to speak. 

Phoenix Sculpture
“Phoenix Rising” by Carl Vanderheyden

Come late summer, there will be a new location for visitors and members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay community to hang out, and a special Phoenix to hang with. It’s a new sculpture created by regional metal artist Carl Vanderheyden.

“Our students have shared their desire for an iconic place on campus to gather and also for that signature ‘UW-Green Bay photo,'” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, Eric E. Arneson. “This incredible work of art will serve as a focal point and sense pride pulling together the entire campus community.”

The Phoenix, of course, is a creature from Greek mythology, which regenerates every 500 years, rising from the ashes of its predecessors. At UW-Green Bay, Phoenix is always singular, meaning collectively, those who associate with the Phoenix (students, alumni, faculty, staff, fans, community members, etc.) are a collective Phoenix—and, of course, a member of the Phoenix family.

The location for the piece will be in a newly landscaped area in the center of the Cofrin Library circle on the Green Bay Campus. Details of an installation and celebration will be forthcoming. In the meantime, this video gives a sneak peek of the 13-foot steel and stainless steel Phoenix, which will be able to stand hurricane-type winds, and what inspired the artist in its creation.