Distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and Common Theme-Engaging in Public Life, the University is participating in a coordinated UWGB-Make a Difference Day event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. Employees interested in participating are encouraged to work with their supervisor for approval. Employees would be working side-by-side with student volunteers. If you are interested in participating, please sign up online as an individual or group.
Seeking: Volunteers to serve on this year’s Green Bay Holiday Parade Float Committee. It’s a fun gig, and last year this group won the Jean Nicolet Award for the best themed float. Is working on a parade float on your bucket list? There was a preliminary kickoff meeting earlier today in the marketing suite located in the concourse near the Cofrin Library alcove… (known for the earth ball in the window and the creative outbursts emanating from within), but you can also join the team, or learn more, by e-mailing Sue Bodilly.
Mild temperatures, sunshine and smiles were the order of the day when an army of volunteers — faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni and friends — pitched in to get about 600 new freshmen into their new rooms in a matter of a few hours. Once again, thanks to the organization of Residence Life, it ran like clockwork and new Phoenix families received a very warm UWGB welcome.
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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, email@example.com.
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