Phoenix NEWS Phlash: Campus Life email has a new look

"Phoenix News Phlash" Campus Life Email
Phoenix News Phlash

Students returning from spring break found their familiar Campus Life email has a new look and a new name. The design (shown to the right) matches the spring 2019 Student Life and Good Times Programming printed calendar and the name, “Phoenix News Phlash” was the winning preference in a student survey conducted prior to the break.

The mailing still leads with Adam Novotny’s popular, “Next Week Today” student events highlight video and lists campus events, deadlines and announcements important to students.

Changes include new functionality and enhanced content. The visually-formatted layout is mobile optimized for comfortable reading on large or small screen sizes. The textual content is now enhanced with links to more information relevant to each item.

As before the redesign, email content continues to be compiled and distributed at the discretion of the Office of Student Life. Events and notices are collected via an online submission form.

In an effort to better serve students, the mailing now allows individual subscribers to manage their own subscription preferences and provides reports on which type of content and mailings result in the best engagement. Faculty and staff are also welcome to subscribe. To see a list of mailings in the new template and to subscribe, visit the Phoenix News Phlash archive page.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk talks ‘Supreme’ partisanship for WisContext

Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently penned a piece “Wisconsin’s 2019 Supreme Court Voters Hit New Peak Of Partisanship” for WisContext. “When it comes to the political division between Republicans and Democrats, elections for Wisconsin Supreme Court often appear quite similar to races for the Legislature or Congress or governor or even President, even though these seats are technically non-partisan,” the article begins.

The Pitch on Thursday, April 11 will feature two UW-Green Bay teams

The UW-Green Bay student businesses Bookbates and Fervid Life will be competing at “The Pitch” on Thursday, April 11, at 4 p.m. at TitletownTech. Bookbates is owned by Business Administration students Garriet Kanis, Wyatt Smet and Zach Zeutzius. Bookbates won the Spring 2019 UW-Green Bay Student Business Idea Contest and earned the People’s Choice Award at the Quick Pitch event. Business Administration student Renee DeGrand owns Fervid Life. Fervid Life won the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest, has made it into the second round of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest for the state of Wisconsin and was accepted to The Commons as a startup that college students work on throughout the Spring 2019 semester. The UW-Green Bay Community is invited to cheer on the student entrepreneurs by registering to attend “The Pitch.” The event is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information on the “The Pitch” or the UW-Green Bay entrepreneurship program, please contact entrepreneurship lecturer Ryan Kauth at

Reminder: Global Studies discussion of history and politics in Guatemala on Wednesday, April 17

Global Studies will be holding its third Spring 2019 discussion on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Room (formerly Room 103) in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Co-sponsored by the International Visiting Scholar Program, Assistant Prof. Julie Gibbings (Latin American History) from University of Manitoba, Canada, will be leading a discussion the history and politics of Guatemala, with special emphasis on indigenous population. This event is free and open to the public. View this event on Facebook.

‘Point/Counterpoint’ event at Weidner Center garners coverage

“Point/Counterpoint” featuring Karl Rove, senior advisor and chief of staff for former President George W. Bush, and David Axelrod, chief strategist for former President Barack Obama, took place on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Weidner Center. Axelrod and Rove took questions from students and shared anecdotes from their time serving in the White House. Read more from WPR and WHBY.

Incredible postseason journey for men’s basketball comes to an end

Green Bay men’s basketball ended its postseason strong with finishing as the runner-up in the Tournament (CIT). The CIT championship game, taking place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, saw the Phoenix fall to Marshall 90-70. This was the first postseason championship game in program history. Read more at

Fans cheer on men’s basketball in CIT championship

There was lots of excitement surrounding the Green Bay men’s basketball team making it to the Tournament (CIT) championship on Thursday, April 4. Fans of the team gathered to cheer on the Phoenix. “There is always support for the team, that is why everyone wants to come out and watch.” See more from WIXX.

UW-Green Bay student team to compete at the 2019 Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament

The UW-Green Bay student business Eir Apparel will be competing on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the 2019 Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament at Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Labs in Milwaukee. Business Administration students Carol Brehmer, Matt Halbur  James Schierl and Design Arts student Ebanie Schmidt formed Eir Apparel to design a better belt than the typically used shoelace for those active in sports such as skateboarding. To qualify for the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, Eir Apparel placed third in the Spring 2019 UW-Green Bay Business Idea Contest and participated in the Innovation in Aging competition. The UW-Green Bay Community is invited to attend the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament as a guest of the UW-Green Bay entrepreneurship program by registering by Monday, April 8, 2019. The event is free at attend. For more information on the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, Ideadvance for students, faculty, staff and alumni or the entrepreneurship program, please contact entrepreneurship lecturer Ryan Kauth at

Reminder: Opera & Musical Theatre Workshop presents Mamma Mia!/Figaro! Saturday, April 13

Presented by UW-Green Bay Music, Opera & Musical Theatre Workshop presents Mamma Mia!/Figaro! Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall. This event is free. UW-Green Bay’s finest singing actors perform your favorite operatic arias and musical theatre standards in our annual Opera & Musical Theatre Workshop. With music direction by Courtney Sherman and stage direction by Laura Riddle, the program includes arias from La Serva Padrona, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Le nozze di Figaro and Vanessa; and scenes from the musicals Mame, Gypsy, Next to Normal and Heathers: The Musical. Also featured is UW-Green Bay’s Chamber Singers, performing works directed by UW-Green Bay Music senior Lorelei Zimmerman. Learn more.