Phoenix Fridays on the Fox

Update: Phoenix Friday on the Fox (July 19) is cancelled this year, Big Mouth plays on July 26

Update: Downtown Green Bay has postponed (Phoenix) Friday on the Fox today (July 19, 2019) due to excessive heat and severe weather forecasts). Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns performance is rescheduled for July 26, 2019, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Previous post: As part of Associated Bank and BayCare Clinic’s Fridays on the Fox series, UW-Green Bay is inviting all students, alumni, fans and supporters to attend Phoenix Friday on the Fox on Friday, July 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This fun night celebrating the partnership between UW-Green Bay and the City of Green Bay include a socializing, games and activities for kids and adults, live music from the band Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns (features five UW-Green Bay alumni), an appearance by Phlash the Phoenix and much more! UW-Green Bay will draw for fantastic prizes, so don’t miss out!

Register today for annual Scholarship Golf Outing

The Alumni Association returns to the Brown County Golf Course for the 39th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. New this year, all golfers are automatically entered for a chance to win one of two $100 cash prizes and a $500 cash prize throughout the day! The day also includes a putting contest, 18 holes of golf with power cart, lunch, raffle, hole events, hors d’oeuvres reception and more. Team play will use a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded to the low gross team and handicap team. All golfers receive a swag bag with two beverage tickets. Register by April 30 and golfers receive an additional beverage ticket. Sponsors and golfers needed so that profits can go to UW-Green Bay Scholarships. Register by April 30, 2019 for an additional beverage ticket. Cost is $135 for individuals and $540 for a foursome before June 7.

Rescheduled Alumni Employee Reception is April 11

Did you know there are more than 200 UW-Green Bay alumni who also work at UW-Green Bay? The polar vortex caused the Alumni Association to postpone a reception for alumni employees scheduled during Homecoming 2019, but it lives on this spring! RSVP your attendance.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Room C

‘Pick Your Trip’ raffle tickets available

Get ready to pick your trip! The Alumni Association is raising money for scholarships at UW-Green Bay through the UW-Green Bay Alumni “Pick your Trip” Raffle. Tickets are $20/ticket and only 1,000 tickets will be sold! The raffle prize winner will pick a concert, theater event or regular season sporting event within the United States to attend. Winner receives round-trip transportation to the event, two nights hotel accommodations and two tickets to the event of his/her choice.

The drawing will occur Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. One winner will be drawn at the end of the Green Bay Women’s basketball game played against UW-Milwaukee at the Kress Events Center. Need not be present to win.

To purchase a ticket, contact an Alumni Association Board member or visit the UW-Green Bay Advancement Office (Cofrin Library 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311) during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Tickets will also be sold at Krash the Kress. Questions may be directed to Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu.

See raffle rules.

Enjoy discounts the week of Homecoming at alumni-owned businesses

All Phoenix alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, are welcome to enjoy discounts at alumni-owned businesses the week of Homecoming! Experience the following discounts at the businesses below from Wednesday, Jan. 30-Saturday, Feb. 2:

Jitter Bean
50 cents of any drink

Bay Area Yoga Center
Alumni may bring a guest for free

Kroll’s West
10% off to those in Phoenix gear

The Gift Itself LLC
10% off any in house-made jewelry and art (Not able to combine with other offers/discounts)

Questions on discounts may be directed to each organization. Businesses interested in participating next year may contact alumni@uwgb.edu.

Don’t forget to RSVP (by Jan. 25) for the Employee Alumni Social

Did you know there are more than 200 UW-Green Bay alumni who also work at UW-Green Bay? To kick off Homecoming 2019 and celebrate the special connection each of you have with your alma mater, there will be a social for UW-Green Bay alumni who are also UW-Green Bay employees. Chancellor Miller will provide a brief update on all of the great things happening here and there will be a food and a cash bar. This event is hosted by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association and Alumni Relations Office. RSVP through your email invite or contact Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu.

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Alumni Rooms (Room 103 in the University Union)
RSVP: Please respond by Friday, January 25.

Let’s get ready for Homecoming! Register for Krash the Kress

Music, art, basketball tailgate, office decorating and more. It’s time to look ahead to Homecoming 2019! The Alumni Office and other campus partners hope to make this an event that you can get excited about. First of all, register by Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 for Krash the Kress.  Krash the Kress (KTK) is on Friday, February 1. The event includes a tailgate party to get everyone ready to cheer on the Phoenix and Green Bay men’s basketball team playing rival UW-Milwaukee at th Kress Events Cente! Your Krash the Kress registration includes: game ticket tailgate food, two beverage tickets and an “epically awesome,” (in the words of Alumni Director Kari Moody) Homecoming t-shirt and other swag.

UW-Green Bay employees (personnel from Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan included) should use the code UWGBE19 when registering to receive additional perks.

Finally, volunteers are needed to support this event!

Consider volunteering to receive half off your individual registration.
Wednesday, January 30 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. to pack registration bags
Friday, February 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at KTK registration and other areas
Friday, February 1 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. to tear down and set up for the next day
To register for Krash the Kress as a volunteer, contact Kari Moody directly at moodyk@uwgb.edu by Friday, January 18.

Photos: UW-Green Bay honors most distinguished and outstanding

UW-Green Bay was honored by the return of six distinguished and outstanding alumni who returned to campus Oct. 2, 2018 to accept awards recognizing their contributions to campus, communities and workplace.

This year’s honorees were Daniel Keegan ’72, Sheila Kohl ’96 and ’05 and Doug Wirth ’89, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and Cordero Barkley ’09 and ’16, Lisa Fay Coutley ’04 and Joshua Kaurich ‘07, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.

Bios for each are available here. The ceremony took place on the Weidner Center stage, with a reception in the newly remodeled Weidner Grand Foyer. Each recipient was given a hand-made award crafted by artist and alumna Barbi Gossens ’03.

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Alumni Awards 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Alumni Association invites you to meet the candidates, Oct. 3

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association invites you to meet candidates for Wisconsin State Senate and State Assembly in Brown County, October 3, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Hill State Park. This is your opportunity to talk to your candidates from both political parties in a small, casual setting where you can ask questions and learn more about their positions, including support for UW–Green Bay, higher education, and other important state issues. Hosted by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association and the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226 with any questions. RSVP to moodyk@uwgb.edu.

 

UW-Green Bay alumnus, Craig Dickman ’82 named TitletownTech’s Managing Director

TitletownTech has hired Breakthrough Fuel founder and UW-Green Bay alumnus Craig Dickman ’82 (Business Administration) as the innovation center’s managing director. The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft made the joint announcement Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

The Packers with Microsoft Corp. announced operational details of the joint venture, with plans to bring world-class digital innovations and expertise to Greater Green Bay. The program and state-of-the-art building located immediately west of Lambeau Field, are to open in early 2019. UW-Green Bay is a partner.

According to a press release by the Packers.com website, three components will drive TitletownTech:

  • An innovation lab, focused on creating new ventures: where entrepreneurs and established regional businesses can engage to develop ideas, explore disruptive new business models and next-generation technology solutions;
  • A venture studio, focused on building ventures: where new and emerging business models and scalable industry solutions are developed into stand-alone startup ventures;
  • A venture fund, focused on funding and investing in high-growth startups aligned with industries in Northeastern Wisconsin that will bring opportunity to the region.

Dickman is highly involved in his alma mater, UW-Green Bay, and has been active in support of campus and community initiatives. His philanthropic pursuits are behind recent upgrades and renovations of the Cofrin Library and its “Breakthrough ® Studio” space and the At Ease Veteran’s Lounge.

Chancellor Gary L. Miller presented Craig Dickman, UW-Green Bay Foundation Board and Council of Trustees member, with the 2015 Chancellor’s Award, the University’s highest community honor.

 Photograph by Evan Siegle, Green Bay Packers