Homecoming Week kicks off with pep rally and declaration by the Mayor of Green Bay

Proclimation by the City of Green Bay for Homecoming WeekHomecoming Week 2020 is off to a great start, with Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich declarating this week as “UW-Green Bay Week” in front of approximately 80 students, faculty, staff and alumni present at the Homecoming Pep Rally, in the University Union, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.

Student Amber Perez (Human Biology and Spanish) and Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven opened the pep rally by welcoming Mayor Genrich to the stage, who stated that while he did not attend UW-Green Bay, he feels as if he is a “Phoenix by birth,” due to being born and raised in the area. As he declared this week “UW-Green Bay Week” he also said the downtown city bridges will be lit green this week in support of the University! Genrich was given an honorary “t to the campus,”—an official Homecoming t-shirt, designed by student Jenna Bares (Design Arts). 

Green Bay women’s basketball Coach Kevin Borseth, who recently achieved his 500th Division 1 win as a head coach, and Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie also addressed the crowd. They expressed their excitement for the week, reminding people to come to “Krash the Kress” and support UW-Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday, Feb. 29. The women play at 2 p.m., and the men play at 7 p.m. with the Krash the Kress tailgate in-between events.

See the full list of events that are happening this week as part of Homecoming Week.

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Homecoming 2020 Pep Rally

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication


College Tips for students as finals are approaching, Dec. 4

Just in time for finals! It can be easy for students to feel overwhelmed towards the end of the semester, but the University Union is ready to help. Everyone has a different approach to studying, and they’re here to help you maximize your time to study efficiently. Stop by the University Union Ozzy Machine in the Leona Cloud Commons Booth Space on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 to get some study tips. Questions can be directed to Tessa Pellman at pellmant@uwgb.edu.

PHLASH Meals donation drive to take place Tuesday, Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 6

The PHLASH Meals donation drive will be taking place Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 through Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Cloud Commons located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Students, staff and faculty can donate meals to the PHLASH Meals program, which provides up to five meals per month to students who are in need. Donations will be accepted at a terminal located at the Cloud Commons entrance. Please consider donating leftover meals from this semester to help ‘pay it forward’ to your fellow Phoenix. Learn more.

Luncheon in honor of National Native American Heritage Month to be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Cloud Commons

In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) will be hosting author and poet, Heid E. Erdrich on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cloud Commons located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Chef Corey will be doing a cooking demo with her, using the Global Kitchen station in the Marketplace to feature items from her cookbook, “Original Local, Ingenious Foods, Stories and Recipes.” This luncheon is open to the public and is available for the regular cost of dining in the Marketplace for $6.75, plus tax.

Menu will include:
  • Pumpkin Bangs (Pumpkin Frybread)
  • Butternut Chowder
  • Small Game Bird in Wild Berry Pepper Sauce
  • Rita Erdrich’s Manoomin (Wild Rice)
  • REZ Water Pickles
  • Sunseed Cornmeal Cookies
  • Crimson Clover Iced Tea


Don’t forget $5 Fridays and big Bookstore discount for Phoenix Friday

This weekend will be jam-packed with things to do. On Phoenix Friday (3/23) get 35% off all NIKE products at The Phoenix Bookstore. Faculty and staff can also head to the Marketplace in the Cloud Commons for $5 Friday lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday night Groovin’ Grounds presents Mike Droho from 8 to 9 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to midnight is the BSU Dance in the Phoenix Club. On Saturday enjoy a free screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on a gigantic 30-foot inflatable screen in the Kress Center from 8 to 10:30 p.m. If you miss the free screening, Cheapseats is also featuring Star Wars: The Last Jedi Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with show times at 6:30 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Tickets are only $2! Go Phoenix!

‘Chocolate Fest’ is Wednesday

Wednesday (Feb. 18) is Chocolate Fest. Drop in anytime between 4 and 5:30 p.m. in the Leona Cloud Commons. Get your tickets at the UTIC. It is only $1 and you get cake pop, cookies, brownies, fudge, scones, and more! The highlight is that you get to make your own s’mores. “While supplies last so get your ticket now!” Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Spooktacular ‘Super Foods’ Cooking Demo hits the Cloud Oct. 30

A’viands dietitian Laura Rowell invites the UW-Green Bay community to a ghoulishly fun cooking demonstration Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the Leona Cloud Commons. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Laura and the A’viands culinary team will discuss how certain “super foods” can encourage good health and in doing so help stave off viruses and diseases. This Halloween-themed event will include free recipes and samples, while supplies last, for the audience. For more information, please contact Pamela Koehler-Zastrow at ext. 2012.

Remembering Leona Cloud

The woman whose generous spirit gave much to UW-Green Bay over the years, and the name Cloud Commons to the former Nicolet Room in the University Union, has passed away. Leona E. Cloud died Saturday in De Pere at age of 90. In fall 2006, UW-Green Bay named its main dining area the Leona Cloud Commons. Leona and her husband, the late Walter R. Cloud, were early and enthusiastic advocates of the Founders Association who also sup¬ported the Weidner Center and the University’s first capital campaign. Her gift for the new Mary Ann Cofrin Hall classroom building furnished the Cloud Student Lounge and facilitated distance-learning equipment, and she was a generous supporter of the Kress Events Center project. In addition, Mrs. Cloud was a proud UW-Green Bay alumna, Class of 1980, a returning adult who earned high honors in Human Development and often spoke fondly of her great affection for the campus, her instructors and classmates. Walter Cloud was president of U.S. Paper Mills in De Pere, and he was a volunteer director for the University’s Founders Association philanthropic organization. Leona Cloud was presented the Chancellor’s Award, the institution’s highest community honor, at commencement in May 2005. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and will announce full details by Tuesday.