Thank you to those who have already volunteered to assist with freshman move-in day on Sunday, Aug. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. More volunteers are welcome. ‘Traditionally, faculty and staff have assisted our newest students as they move to campus and take that first step toward pursing their education. In the past, our Phoenix families have been very appreciative and relieved to arrive on campus to find conveniently located information tables, staff directing traffic and others awaiting to help tote boxes and bags.”
The Office of Residence Life is asking that you be one of the volunteers who will both welcome and assist our students with their physical move to UWGB. This small gift of your time and energy could have a huge impact on our students’ engagement and retention. If interested, by May 22 please sign up via the Qualtrics form at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b2GkKNEsglmhFad.
Questions? Contact the Office of Residence Life, 920-465-2040 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The community’s annual Baird Creek Cleanup takes place Saturday (April 25) at the Triangle Hill Pavilion, 500 Beverly Road, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 8:30 and the cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can assist with cleanup efforts or the planting of native species in the Greenway. Participants will divide into teams based on their interest and head out to explore, pick up litter and debris or plant native species throughout the Greenway. Questions about the cleanup or about the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, contact Maureen Meinhardt, (920) 328-3505.
The Weidner Center’s 300+ volunteers were nominated for a 2015 WPS Volunteer “Group” Award as part of an annual event to identify and highlight the community’s most devoted volunteers. Elizabeth Anderson, the Weidner Center volunteer coordinator, will be attending the WPS Volunteer Awards breakfast on Thursday morning (April 16) at the KI Convention Center.
Jen Jones of Admissions, who is heading up UW-Green Bay’s 2015 enrollment initiative, says she and others have created a volunteer phone team to call students who have applied to UWGB and those whom we want to apply to UWGB. “This spring semester we are calling transfer students and freshmen,” Jones says, “and I welcome anyone who is interested in volunteering to let me know.” No prior knowledge is necessary — scripts, FAQ’s and an expert adviser will be on hand to help if callers have questions. “We have set call team hours in the Admissions Office every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The call team begins this week and continues through May 14. If someone is interested in helping out they should email me.”
We’re less than two weeks away from UW-Green Bay Day at Lambeau Field, a day of fun and community celebration taking place Saturday, Nov. 15. As we’ve told you here before, this free daylong event will feature live music, prizes, fun and competition with Phoenix athletes, an autograph session with a Packers great, plenty of activities for the kiddos, ample information about the University and much more. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium, with a special 2:30 p.m. spirit walk that will take participants, Phoenix basketball fans, cheerleaders and the UW-Green Bay dance team from Lambeau to the Resch Center ahead of the men’s basketball home opener (attendees will need to buy a ticket to get into the game). Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and, if possible, volunteer to help the day run smoothly. To sign up to help, visit http://vols.pt/8mgib4. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/packers or check out our press release.
The on-campus buzz is growing about UW-Green Bay Day at Lambeau Field, coming up Saturday, Nov. 15. This no-cost celebration of the University’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers kicks off (get it?) at 9 a.m. and will feature a host of enjoyable activities including inflatables, face painting and other stuff for kids, live music, prizes, fun and competition with Phoenix athletes, an autograph session with a Packers great, plenty of UW-Green Bay info and much more. At 2:30 p.m., UW-Green Bay Day participants can join Phoenix basketball fans, cheerleaders and the UW-Green Bay dance team on a spirit walk from Lambeau to the Resch Center ahead of the men’s basketball home opener versus the University of Illinois-Springfield (attendees will need to buy a ticket to get into the game).
Organizers are encouraging everyone to attend, and they also are in need of faculty and staff volunteers to help the day run smoothly. They’re asking for two hours of work, but volunteers are welcome to stay all day if they like. To check out volunteer opportunities and sign up, visit http://vols.pt/8mgib4. For more information and a complete schedule for the day, visit www.uwgb.edu/packers.
There are so many opportunities locally and so many of you who already volunteer on campus and elsewhere… that we normally don’t publicize outside calls for help. We’ll make an exception here because Artstreet is such a vital community event, and it’s also true that the late Prof. Dean O’Brien of the UW-Green Bay Communication faculty was widely acknowledged to be the founder of the annual event, in 1982. So, here goes: Artstreet is looking for help staffing four-hour shifts for the downtown event Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24. You can staff refreshment stands, the info booth or the children’s area, or be an artist relief person (think Kramer at the Tony Awards). www.mosaicartsinc.org/artstreet
The Green Bay Running Club welcomed 96 ultra-marathoners for the club’s annual “Summer Solstice Challenge” last Saturday, June 28. The event invites hard-core runners to maximize one of the longest days of the year by going sun-up to sun-down for up to 15.5 hours of daylight. The club holds the event on the UW-Green Bay campus including the trails of the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, with campus volunteers such as Mike Kline, Kelly Franz and Lee Reinke and his crew at Shorewood Golf Course, as well as Athletics trainer Callie Bartel, helping with arrangements. Top distances in the respective divisions:
15.5 Hour Run
Male: Ryan Norton – 80.75 miles
Female: Jen Binns – 72.15 miles
Male: Brady Sturm – 47.5 miles
Female: Christine Crawford – 43.65 miles
Male: Mike Cavanaugh – 35.85 miles
Female: Lynne Moore – 34.15 miles
For those interested in more modest distances, the Green Bay Running Club will return to campus for one of its periodic “fun runs” at 6 p.m. Tuesday (July 8), with participants gathering in the Shorewood Golf Course parking lot for a 5-mile outing. Open to all.
Already distributed to all faculty and staff members but repeated here for the record: Freshmen move-in day takes place Thursday, Aug. 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lasting until about noon. It’s a UW-Green Bay tradition, and parents and incoming students are always very appreciative and impressed by the help provided by faculty, staff, and student athletes, and student government leaders. The Office of Residence Life is requesting volunteers to assist students in a variety of capacities, including the staffing of information tables, directing traffic, physically assisting students with move-in, and greeting parents and students. Those interested in participating are reminded to email email@example.com.
UW-Green Bay’s Zeta Omega Tau service sorority was part of a big room makeover reveal this weekend, thanks to fundraising and volunteer efforts in conjunction with Special Spaces-Green Bay. The sorority raised about $1,500 toward a playroom transformation for two young Green Bay brothers who are forced to spend a lot of time indoors due to immune deficiency illness. Construction professionals, sorority members and other volunteers joined forces to complete the makeover Friday night and Saturday. Student and Zeta Omega Tau member Karinda Jennings is quoted in a Green Bay Press-Gazette story about the project, and fellow ZOT sister Becca Ellenbecker is the first person interviewed in a video that accompanies the story online.
You can check it out, along with a Special Spaces shout-out for the sorority and Facebook photos from the event, by clicking the links below:
Green Bay Press-Gazette story