Congratulations to the FOCUS and “Great Beginnings” planners on a super start to the school year. More than 500 student volunteers took to Bayshore County Park (about 10 miles from campus) to help beautify the area, followed by a tailgate celebration with games at Lambeau Field. Organizers hope to involve new students from all four UW-Green Bay campuses next year. The photo gallery also includes the painting of the Phoenix, a newcomer convocation at the Weidner Center, the tailgate at Lambeau Field, Casino Night and a Campus Welcome Rally at the Kress Center.
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– Photos by Dan Moore and Liels Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication
It’s a tradition that started with the incoming students a few years ago… here is YOUR chance to help paint the huge Phoenix outside of the University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. All are welcome. Weather permitting, rollers and paint will be available today (Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Five hundred new UW-Green Bay students volunteered to clean up garbage at Bay Shore County Park in New Franken, Monday, Sept. 3. With approximately 77% of new students attending UW-Green Bay from outside of Brown County, the service project and Lambeau Field Celebration that followed, allowed the University to serve and showcase the region. In total, around 600 volunteers gathered at the park, with many of the students connecting with fellow classmates all while giving back to the community. WFRV-TV had coverage.
With so much activity going on around campus (check out the GB Week Calendar), organizers encourage you to wear your GB gear (two days in a row for campus movers, and golfers) this Friday, to get a 10 percent discount at food service locations, and show your campus spirit with the typical helpfulness and friendliness we are known for. Expect a few lost freshmen who will need some reassurance and directions. Spoiler alert… look for a #PhoenixFriday special discount (rumored 25% discount on T-shirts) at the Phoenix Bookstore next Friday, Sept. 5, and a campus cookout in what’s being called “Phoenix Park,” adjacent to the University Union. Watch your Log or UW-Green Bay social feeds for details.
Shopko, East Town Mall location, is now carrying Phoenix athletics apparel. Clothes are hitting the rack just in time for the annual “Shopko Night,” which takes place Tuesday, Sept. 2, and is part of the GB Week (Great Beginnings) activities for students. (Shopko Night is an outing in which school buses transport new-to-the-dorms freshmen to the nearest outlet of the Green Bay-based retailer for a fun, late-evening back-to-school shopping trip to stock their dorms rooms.) The push to get Phoenix merchandise on sale with local retailers is in part the work of UW-Green Bay’s new official licensing agent, Strategic Marketing Affiliates, and other campus partners, to gain heightened awareness of UW-Green Bay and Phoenix Athletics in the Green Bay community. Phoenix shoppers can check out the new fall lineup at Shopko on East Mason Street of, as always, at The Phoenix Bookstore on campus.
The red-hot band Hot Chelle Rae (No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 100 with “Tonight, Tonight”) heated-up a cool concert venue outside of the University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Monday evening, September 5. An audience of about 1,200 — mostly UW-Green Bay students — attended the free concert sponsored by the Office of Student Life, RHAA and Good Times Programming as part of “Great Beginnings” week. The evening highlight was an invitation to members of the audience to join the band on stage for the title track of their first album “Lovesick Electric.” The Fourth Estate captured the spirit of the evening with a short video posted on Facebook. The Nashville-based group, formed in 2005, balances the polished sounds of mainstream pop with energized, guitar-heavy dance-rock. Guitarist Nash Overstreet is brother of Glee-famed Chord Overstreet.
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Photos by Kelly Kramp, University Union, and Sue Bodilly, Marketing and University Communication