UW-Green Bay hosts its third annual Alumni Days on Oct. 16 and 17 with a bigger and better array of activities to coincide with the University’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Among the events on Friday’s opening evening is a resurrection of the BlueWhale Coffeehouse — at one time a premiere Midwest destination for blues performers — with a Shorewood Clubhouse concert by alumni favorite Claudia Schmidt. On Saturday, Phoenix Fest — a “mini-Bayfest” — will offer live music, food, beverages, and many attractions for the entire family including Segway tours of campus, carnival games, zip line, stunt jump, a chili bar, corn tent and beer garden. Green Bay Athletics teams will host Phoenix Phrenzy in a “midnight mania” type of atmosphere with player intros, dunk contest, a scrimmage and special appearance by the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team (featured on “America’s Got Talent”). Throw in Alumni Awards Night, a mainstage Theatre production, a Music concert with alumni choral participation, home soccer and volleyball, the return of the John Maino Golf Classic at Shorewood, Big Mouth, Pat McCurdy, vintage memorabilia displays and a 5K fun run, and it’s an action-packed weekend. See the news release, or the full schedule.
In celebration of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary, Green Bay Phoenix Athletics will be counting down the top 50 moments in the program’s history. The list was finalized by a focus group that works closely with Phoenix athletics. Nos. 49 and 50, unveiled this week, are the record-setting hot streak of current golfer Joe Du Chateu and the 2005 dedication of Aldo Santaga Stadium.
With temperatures taking a turn, it is a perfect time for a Phoenix Friday special at The Phoenix Bookstore which includes 20% off hats, mittens, scarves and gloves! Aviand’s has changes to its Phoenix Friday specials beginning Oct. 9. Those wearing Phoenix apparel will still receive a 10% discount, but locations are rotating. October 9 at Rosewood Café, October 16 at the Garden Café, October 23 at the MACH Cart, and October 30 at the Marketplace. Playing at CheapSeats this Friday is the new Marvel film, “Ant Man.” Show times are at 6:30 and 9:05 at the Christie Theatre. Nelly’s Echo comes to Commongrounds Coffeehouse on Friday at 8 p.m. The singer-songwriter from Nigeria, Africa blends soul, reggae and blues. On Friday the Green Bay volleyball team hosts Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m. at the Kress. On Saturday, women’s soccer hosts Cleveland State at 1 p.m. and men’s soccer hosts Belmont at 7 p.m. Both matches will be played at Santaga Stadium. Go Green Bay!
Phoenix Athletics and the UW-Green Bay Music program prefer, when possible, to have University-affiliated vocalists and/or instrumentalists perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at home athletic events. Open auditions are scheduled for this Friday (Sept. 25) from 4 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday (Sept. 29) from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Kress Events Center. Questions? Contact Prof. Sara Meredith Livingston of Music or Brent Tavis of the Kress Events Center.
Green Bay men’s golfer Joe Du Chateau drained a 20-foot birdie putt to force a playoff in the final round at the Coyote Classic Tuesday in South Dakota, and then drilled another birdie putt to claim his second consecutive tournament title. You’ll recall that Du Chateau carded a program-record 65 in winning the UNO Invitational in Nebraska City, Neb., one week earlier.
Former De Pere H.S. women’s swim coach Tara Dowling has joined the Green Bay swimming and diving staff as a lead assistant, first-year head coach Reed Robelot announced this week. Dowling joins the Phoenix after graduating from Northern Michigan University in May with a degree in Health and Fitness Management. She was a three-time captain of the NMU swim and dive team.
Wind gusts of 35 miles-per-hour caused some high scores at the UNO Invitational on Tuesday, but Phoenix senior Joe Du Chateau hung on to win the individual title. As we told you earlier, on Monday Du Chateau tied the Green Bay program record for lowest 18-hole score with a seven-under par 65. He shot an even-par 72 in his second round Monday, then followed that with a three-over par 75 in Tuesday’s round. Another Phoenix player, freshman Chapin Orr, shot 75-71-70 to claim third place.
UW-Green Bay senior Joe Du Chateau tied a program record by firing a seven-under par 65 in his opening round Monday at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Invitational. The Fond du Lac native tied Shaun Rezacheck and Tom Boockmeir for best 18-hole round in Green Bay program history. Du Chateau shot an even-par 72 in his second 18-hole round Monday, good enough to keep him in a two-way tie atop the individual leaderboard at seven-under par. For more.
Less than 24 hours after defeating a solid UNLV squad, the Green Bay volleyball team followed up at the Varney’s Invitational Weekend in Manhattan, Kan., with a convincing sweep (25-17, 25-21, 25-22) over the Cal Golden Bears. The win was the first in program history over a Pac-12 opponent, and moved head coach Sean Burdette’s team to 4-2. Seniors Emily Riese and Jillian Bauer received all-tournament honors. Read more.
At UW-Green Bay, every Friday is Phoenix Friday. UWGB students, faculty and staff are encouraged to show their Phoenix pride by wearing their school colors and logos.
Phoenix Friday is back at The Phoenix Bookstore with a new deal every Friday. This week (Sept. 4) it is 20% off all drinkware (water bottles, coffee mugs or shaker bottles, etc.).
On Phoenix Fridays, A’viands customers who wear UWGB gear get 10% off at all campus dining locations (offer excludes the Corner Store).
Don’t miss the Green Bay athletic teams in action. Most fall teams are on the road this Friday but men’s soccer has a home match Sunday at 1 p.m. vs. Western Illinois at Santaga Stadium. As an added bonus, in celebration of UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary year, admission to all 2015 regular season soccer games is free, waiving the usual $7 entry cost. Go Green Bay!