Lambeau Cottage police training is Feb. 8

From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, UW-Green Bay Police will host simulation training for the Green Bay Police Department near Lambeau Cottage.  Police training signs will be posted to alert the community of squads in that area. This is part of a continued partnership between UW-Green Bay Police and area law enforcement agencies to improve awareness of campus buildings.

Class of 1970’s ‘Nancy Lambeau,’ later Makuen, passes away


A familiar name from the early history of UW-Green Bay — and the community — died last weekend. Nancy J. Makuen, 89, of Ellison Bay, passed away peacefully Nov. 30. Makuen was a returning adult student by the name of Nancy Leicht Lambeau when she received her UW-Green Bay degree on June 1, 1970, joining 77 classmates in receiving the first diplomas ever granted by the new university. She was related through marriage to Green Bay’s most famous Lambeau — she had been married to Curly’s son and was the mother of the coach’s grandchildren. She later married Don Makuen, who some will remember as a top administrative assistant to Chancellor Edward Weidner at the University’s founding. Don Makuen, who survives his wife, was UWGB’s first dean of students and also supervised intercollegiate athletics during the program’s first and only year as the Bay Badgers, 1969-70. The Makuens have been occasional visitors to campus over the years, including the formal dedication of Lambeau Cottage and related events. The David Zimmerman book, Curly Lambeau: The Man Behind the Mystique, shared a story that illustrates at least one reason for Nancy’s affinity for Lambeau Cottage. It tells the story of how, in early spring of 1943, Lambeau’s son, Don, 23, married his high school sweetheart, Nancy, and an ice storm kept the couple from leaving Green Bay so they spent their honeymoon at the cottage. For Nancy Makuen’s obituary.

Alumni Reunion Days include Lambeau Cottage gathering

UW-Green Bay hosts its second annual Alumni Reunion Days on campus Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. Among the new twists this time around will be a Friday gathering from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lambeau Cottage, which could draw one of the largest public gatherings at the facility since its refurbishing nearly a decade ago. The overall weekend pass of $25 is good for one or two people. Each additional guest is $5. Pre-registration is strongly advised so tickets can be included when guests arrive to pick up their packets at the University Union’s Alumni Room. Read more.
 

Alumni Reunion Days return with expanded lineup, Lambeau Cottage event

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host its second annual Alumni Reunion Days on campus Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25.

The 2014 celebration will pair some of the more popular elements from last year’s inaugural weekend — sporting and entertainment events, an all-campus brunch — with new offerings including an afternoon gathering at Shorewood clubhouse, hayrides, an outdoor campfire and indoor social at historic Lambeau Cottage, an alumni photography show and more.

Friday night’s events from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lambeau Cottage could draw one of the largest public gatherings at the facility since its refurbishing nearly a decade ago. NFL Hall of Fame coach and Packers founder Curly Lambeau had the small home designed and built in 1941. He often entertained there, especially when the Packers held training camp at Rockwood Lodge (now Bayshore County Park) near Dyckesville, about 10 miles away. It was acquired by the state in 1978 to complete campus holdings along the bay. In recent years the University has used the cottage as a campus-community gathering space for staff retreats, donor entertaining, informal receptions and meetings.

The $25 registration fee is good for one or two people. Each additional guest is $5. Pre-registration is strongly advised so tickets can be included when guests arrive to pick up their packets at the University Union’s Alumni Room. To learn more or to register.

THE LINEUP

Friday, Oct. 24
3-9 pm Registration, Alumni Rooms in the Union
3-6 pm Shorewood social (1970s prices on select beverages)
6-11 pm Campfire and social at Lambeau Cottage
6:30-11 pm Chancellor’s Scholarship Dinner*
6:30, 9 pm CheapSeats movie (‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’)
7:30 pm UWGB theatrical event ‘Uncommon Women and Others’*

Saturday, Oct. 25
7:30 am-7:30 pm Registration , Alumni Rooms in the Union
8 am-4 pm Shorewood golf (9 holes with power cart)*
8-11 am: Intramural Co-Rec Volleyball Tournament
9 am-1 pm Balloon making and face painting
9 am-4 pm Historic UWGB exhibit with “Phorever Phoenix” scan-a-thon
11 am-12:30 pm SchmoozaPalooza Lunch with faculty, staff
12:30-1 pm Phoenix Pride T-shirt unveiling and alumni photo
1-3 pm Alumni ‘Photographs with a Purpose’ photo show, wine and cheese tasting
1-3 pm Phoenix Women’s Soccer vs Youngstown State
1-5 pm Guided, indoor walking campus tours (on the hour)
1-5 pm Hayrides through campus (on the 1/2 hour)
1-5 pm Phoenix Fan Fest
1-5 pm Interactive kids zone
1:30, 4, 6:30 pm CheapSeats movie (‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’)
3-5 pm Green and White Scrimmage, dunk contest, 3-point contest, Phlash’s birthday celebration, alumni/student competition and more
5 pm Specific reunions for student orgs, affinity groups (TBA)
7 pm Comedy City performance
7:30 pm UWGB theatrical event ‘Uncommon Women and Others’*
7:30 pm 360 All Stars ‘urban circus’ show at the Weidner*
8 pm Bingo and ice cream
Events with an asterisk (*) are available at an additional charge

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