It was a cool way to celebrate UW-Green Bay’s 50th anniversary and the first day of fall semester 2015. The annual Backyard Bash — a free cookout for new and continuing students — offered something extra with remarks, music and giveaways related to the University’s golden anniversary. Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Student Government President Hannah Stepp addressed the crowd gathered near the “Shoe Tree” at the Mauthe Center. Among those attending the Sept. 2 event was Father Richard Mauthe, the center’s founder. The UW Credit Union sponsored the dinner. The campus event was part of an afternoon/evening “doubleheader” that also included an evening UW-Green Bay presence at the downtown farmers’ market.