They’re billing it as the “4th Annual UWGB Convocation Open” (some call it Divotfest) to be held the day after convocation on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Shorewood Golf Course, and it is fun. The format for this social outing is a three-or-four person scramble that allows golfers of all abilities to participate and meet others in an informal setting. The event is open to faculty, staff, and retirees, with the teams being selected by the Planning Committee, chaired by Steve Meyer along with Joe Schoenebeck and John Katers. Chancellor Miller has once again been invited to hit the ceremonial first drive at 1 p.m., with tee times to follow. (If the chancellor is unavailable, organizers are trying to get Brett Favre, who seems to be everywhere around Green Bay, these days.) Anyway, what better way to prepare for the upcoming semester by taking a half day of vacation and commiserating with others while enjoying a round of golf for $10 ($15 if taking a cart)? Please contact Joe Schoenebeck by Monday, Aug. 24, to reserve your spot in the outing. Non-golfers are encouraged to stop by later in the afternoon for refreshments and conversation.
Elaina Koltz, veterans services coordinator, informs us of plans for a program titled “Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in MAC Hall 103. Guest speaker Deborah Grassman speaks on how many times military experience can impact peaceful dying for veterans even decades later. Grassman will talk about end-of-life issues unique to veterans as they age and face the end of their lives, the impact of the military experience on families, and tools for effective ways to respond to veterans’ needs. Koltz describes Grassman as a mental health nurse practitioner recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in caring for veterans nearing the end of life.
It’s an End of summer Phoenix Friday special this Friday (Aug. 28) at The Phoenix Bookstore in the University Union. Gear up for UWGB’s 50th Anniversary with what they’re calling a “BOGO 50.” Buy any apparel or gift item and get a second 50 percent off. Buy One, Get One, Half Off (BOGOHO).
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of UW-Green Bay, the Green Bay Athletic Department has announced a number of new initiatives for the 2015-16 season:
For the first time since 2011, Green Bay Athletics will induct a new class into the Athletics Hall of Fame this coming winter, scheduled for a home basketball weekend. Nominations are open to the public.
The department will release a list of its Top 50 moments in Phoenix athletics history.
Fans can enjoy free admission to all home Green Bay soccer games for both the men and the women.
Already distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: There will be a retirement reception from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 26) in the University Union’s Phoenix Room A for Pamela Harvey-Jacobs, the longtime director of admissions.
With summer beginning to wind down, Wednesday, Aug. 12, will be the University Union’s final Get The Scoop promotion for the season. The Phoenix Bookstore is sponsoring the event, meaning the ice cream will be FREE for all participants. As always, weather permitting, the sweet spot will be the outdoor plaza atop the Student Services Building, just outside the University Union, between noon and roughly 2:30 p.m.
Already distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: The retirement reception for Kelly Franz, the departing vice chancellor for business and finance, is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. next Tuesday (Aug. 11) at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Food and refreshments will be served. (We’re hearing a lot of chatter about chicken wings, FWIW.)
UW-Green Bay Public Safety are planning a free self-defense workshop for faculty and staff on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Kress Event’s Center Special Events Room. Details? See our previous post, or RSVP by email to Officer Chad Kleman.
Our friends in Admissions remind us to keep our smiles on this Friday (July 31) for a waiting-list crowd at Summer Campus Preview Day. About 290 guests, 103 of them prospective students, will be visiting from 9 a.m. to noon to learn more about the UW-Green Bay experience.