Countdown continues with more Phoenix Phactoids

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log:
• The amazing UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program had its two greatest seasons earlier this decade, with a trip to the Sweet 16 one year and an AP Top 10 finish the next. For a vintage photo and more.
• Did you know early UWGB had its own marching band? Yes, and the hometown Green Bay Packers supported the effort.
UW-Green Bay on the West Side? An early frontrunner at the time of site selection in the mid-1960s was land near Highway 41 and West Mason Street.
Childcare on campus: For a quarter century a facility existed on campus to provide daytime childcare for faculty, staff and students. (Patricia Schoenbeck, director of the center, shares recollections of those days.)
• Students at the new UW-Green Bay reacted with a peaceful march, candelight vigil and a series of meetings and teach-ins to the May 1970 shootings at Kent State.
• UW-Green Bay plays soccer (and not football) as its primary fall sport upon the recommendation of legendary NFL Coach Vince Lombardi, an adviser to Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner in the late 1960s.
The Legend of the Face Pot, and how some creative Creative Communication faculty started a new legend for the groundbreaking of their new academic building in the 1970s, is recalled.

More Phoenix history factoids

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log:
Origins of the student newspaper name “The Fourth Estate”
UW-Green Bay was an early innovator in public television and over-the-air instruction
• In the late 1960s and early 1970s, older Americans had great reservations about college campuses, the younger generation and threats to law and order. A UWGB-commissioned survey found those fears here, too.

UW-Green Bay adjusts schedule for ’50 Years’ celebration on Sept. 2

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has announced a revised schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 2, and a more detailed lineup of campus and community events marking the golden anniversary of the day in 1965 when Gov. Warren Knowles signed legislation creating a new four-year university for Northeastern Wisconsin.

Among the highlights:

  • The “50 Years of UW-Green Bay” kickoff celebration will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, outdoors at Phoenix Park, located adjacent to the University Union, the campus housing complex and the Mauthe Center. The informal event, open to all, invites alumni, employees and other friends of the University to join in an expanded version of the traditional “first day of school” cookout for returning students. The cookout also promises music, games and more. Admission is free.
  • On the same evening (Wednesday, Sept. 2), UW-Green Bay alumni, faculty and staff will “Turn the Market Green” with a special UWGB night at the downtown Farmers Market. Attendees are invited to wear their Phoenix Green and to visit the UW-Green Bay booth near the corner of Broadway and Hubbard streets between 5 and 8 p.m. Music by the faculty band Brass Differential, sampling of Titletown Brewing Company’s commemorative Phoenix Brew and root beer, and drawings, giveaways and special guests will be among the attractions. Admission is free.
  • An invitation-only reunion of members of the graduating class of 1970 — UW-Green Bay’s first year awarding bachelor’s degrees — will take place on campus, mid-day.

(Please note: The campus kickoff event has been rescheduled from the initial announcement in March. Previously listed as a formal program at 11 a.m., the “50 Years” celebration is shifted to a 4 p.m. event of a more casual nature. The change avoids a time conflict following announcement of the community’s traditional Packers Welcome-Back Luncheon for that same date. UW-Green Bay event organizers say they tweaked their Sept. 2 lineup to allow friends, local dignitaries and alumni the flexibility to attend both events.)

Activities throughout the 2015-16 academic year will be tied to the theme “50 Years of UW-Green Bay.” A second major event this fall will be the annual Alumni Reunion Days weekend on Oct. 16 and 17. The University is reaching out to current and former students, employees and community members who might have photos, mementos or memories to share.

For more information, visit the 50 Years website, or contact the University Advancement Office at (920) 465-2074 or e-mail.

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Phoenix history factoids: Weidner vision, skiing Badger

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. On Wednesday, we posted web factoid No. 2 from our 50-day series: It was about founding Chancellor Edward Weidner’s sixth sense in seeing, not dead people, but future buildings. Today, the post displays the weirdly memorable “Water-Skiing Badgers” logo of UWGB’s first year of intercollegiate athletics.

WPS donation helps mark UW-Green Bay’s 50th

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has donated $5,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to help underwrite special events and activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the school’s founding in 1965. Karmen Lemke, manager of community relations for WPS, and Ron Antonneau, director of governmental affairs, visited campus earlier this week to make the presentation. Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and Integrys Energy have a longstanding history of support for UW-Green Bay. See a photo and more.

WPS joins in celebrating UW-Green Bay’s 50th

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Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has donated $5,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to help underwrite special events and activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the school’s founding in 1965.

Posing as part of a check-presentation meeting on campus in late June were, from left, Shannon Badura of the University Advancement staff; Karmen Lemke, manager of community relations for WPS; Dan Spielmann, special assistant to the chancellor; and Ron Antonneau, director of governmental affairs for WPS.

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and Integrys Energy have a longstanding history of support for UW-Green Bay. WPS, its foundation and various executives over the years have been strong sponsors of student scholarships,  faculty and student research, the solar “extras” that made made Mary Ann Cofrin Hall a national showcase for energy-efficient technology, the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and various ongoing programs.

UW-Green Bay is planning to celebrate 50 years of excellence with events and activities throughout the 2015-16 academic year including a major alumni reunion.

 

 

 

Weidner announces 50th anniversary pricing

In honor of UW-Green Bay’s upcoming and yearlong 50th anniversary celebration the Weidner Center is announcing a three-performance package for only $50. It includes Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk, L.A. Theatre Works’ Bram Stroker’s Dracula, and Mnozil Brass, quickly becoming an international sensation (technical virtuosity and comedic brilliance).

Campus users encouraged to use ‘50th logo’

Organizers of the University’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebration are encouraging the use of the new 50th Anniversary logo and have made it easy to download. The logo can replace the official University logo during the yearlong celebration ending September 1, 2016, for short-run printed materials (invitations, letterhead, etc.) and web and social pages. It should not replace long-term marketing solutions such as tradeshow banners, etc… 50th Anniversary graphic files are available for download at http://50.uwgb.edu/contact/graphics/.

UW-Green Bay 50th Anniversary will feature faculty lecture series

The lineup is set for the UW-Green Bay 50th Anniversary “Last Lecture Series” for the 2015-16 academic year. Each presentation is a Wednesday event beginning at 7 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre.

The lineup of distinguished faculty lecturers:

  • Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
    “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
  • Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
    “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
  • Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor, Nursing
    “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
  • Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
    “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
  • March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
    “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
  • April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
    “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit”