Final reminder: please recycle old holiday lights

With the holiday season coming to a close, this is the perfect time to recycle old holiday lights! Join the Parade Committee and Habitat for Humanity in recycling for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be picked up this week. Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. Please drop off your holiday lights by the end of January on the UW-Green Bay campus. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library plaza (second floor)
  • Cofrin Library alcove (first floor)
  • Lounge Area, Laboratory Sciences
  • Outside the GAC Lab, Instructional Services
  • Rosewood Cafe, Rose Hall
  • Office of Student Life, University Union
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

Reminder, please recycle old holiday lights

With the holiday season coming to a close, this is the perfect time to recycle old holiday lights! Habitat for Humanity Restore is ready to help you get rid of old lights, whether they are working or not! Please don’t throw holiday lights in the trash! Join the Parade Committee and Habitat for Humanity in recycling for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library plaza (second floor)
  • Cofrin Library alcove (first floor)
  • Lounge Area, Laboratory Sciences
  • Outside the GAC Lab, Instructional Services
  • Rosewood Cafe, Rose Hall
  • Office of Student Life, University Union
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

Phoenix snowflake

Celebrate the official arrival of winter with Phoenix Snowflakes

Winter solstice on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 kicks off winter. Embrace the official start to winter and your Phoenix pride with a printable paper craft download from your friendly UW-Green Bay marketing and communication team.

Download Phoenix Snowflake [PDF]

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and print the Phoenix Snowflake template.
  2. Fold along the gray lines.
    • Fold first in quarters, then in thirds, keeping the phoenix pattern facing up.
    • Burnish the edges of each crease.
  3. Cut away the gray areas.
    • Use a sharp scissors.
    • Don’t bother to cut out the circle. The extra paper will give you something to hold onto.
    • Cut the detailed areas at the center first. The facets of the snowflake become increasingly less secure with each cut. It will be easiest to do the tiny detailed areas first.
    • Pinch the folded paper tightly, to prevent it from moving. It may help to use a clamp-style paperclip to hold it securely.
  4. Proudly display your Phoenix allegiance and snowflake-cutting prowess for all to enjoy!

Go Phoenix!

Reminder: Holiday Pops coming to Weidner Center, Dec. 20 and 21

Holiday Pops! is an experience celebrating the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Join the Dudley Birder Chorale and Birder Studio of Performing Arts as they sing all your holiday favorites with a full orchestra and the Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization ballet on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in Cofrin Family Hall. Tickets are available at the Weidner Center website.

Reminder: Please recycle old holiday lights

Do you have holiday lights that no longer work, and you want to get rid of them, but you are not sure how? Habitat for Humanity Restore is ready to help you out! Please don’t throw non-working holiday lights in the trash! Join the Parade Committee and Habitat for Humanity in recycling for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. This program runs year-round, but the holiday season is the most sought after time of the year for donations.

These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library plaza (second floor)
  • Cofrin Library alcove (first floor)
  • Lounge Area, Laboratory Sciences
  • Outside the GAC Lab, Instructional Services
  • Rosewood Cafe, Rose Hall
  • Office of Student Life, University Union
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

Live viewing and discussion of holiday movie ‘Christmas In Homestead,’ Dec. 4

Join CAHSS on Dec. 4, 2019 from 2:55 to 5:30 p.m. in Student Life for a live viewing of the Hallmark Holiday Movie, “Christmas in Homestead” (see the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wj6jKxNcmk). We’ll watch the movie live on cable and break in at the commercials with ongoing commentary from Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English and Women and Gender Studies). Hallmark Holiday Movie Bingo, Hot Cocoa and cookies will be provided as well. Learn more about the event here.

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble to present ‘Festival of Christmas’

Manitowoc, Wis.—The majestic Capitol Civic Centre will resound with joyous music of the holiday season when the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble presents “Festival of Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is conducted by Associate Prof. of Music, Marc Sackman. Tom Zalaski, WFRV Channel 5 news anchorman, is back this year to narrate. Joining the Wind Ensemble will be vocalists David Bourgeois and Barbara Whitcomb, as well as the delightful Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir under the direction of Manitowoc’s Monroe Elementary music teacher David Bourgeois.

Sackman’s plans for the program include traditional holiday tunes, a few sacred favorites and selections that will transport you back to Christmases of yesteryear. Join with LWE musicians as they prepare you for the season of giving with, “Carol of the Drum” (The Little Drummer Boy), “O Magnum Mysterium,” “Minor Alterations-Christmas Through the Looking Glass” and more.

The excitement and enthusiasm children bring to the stage has enchanted audiences for years. The LWE’s Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir is made up of children, grandchildren and relatives of LWE members. Bourgeois has 14 eager and energetic children in the choir this year that have been busy practicing since late October. This year, the choir will be performing Merry Christmas to You,” “Hot Chocolate!,” “We’re Makin’ Cookies” and “Still, Still Still.”

The audience is invited to join the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, Sackman, Zalaski and the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir for a medley of traditional carols. Sing-a-long selections include “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,” “Good King Wenceslas,” “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”

Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception in the Capital Civic Centre’s Mertens Family Lobby to meet the conductor, narrator, musicians and choir members.

Tickets for “Festival of Christmas” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office and are $16 for adult seating, and $9 for students and all balcony seating. The quoted ticket prices do not include the CCC ticket fee or sales tax. For additional ticket information, you may call the CCC Box Office at 920-683-2184 or visit them on the web at cccshows.org.

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Phlash Alone

Don’t miss this Phoenix take on a Holiday Classic

When the Phoenix Family left for winter break, it forgot one minor detail… Phlash.

UW-Green Bay reimagines a holiday classic in this must-see video greeting. It’s the holiday season and the Phoenix Family is busy finishing the semester and preparing for winter break. When UW-Green Bay mascot, Phlash, is forgotten and alone on campus, there is mischief to get into and fun to be had. But watch as the story unfolds and the beloved mascot learns the value of Phoenix Family.

‘Holiday Pops’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ among local events spreading holiday cheer

Two events taking place at the Weidner Center, “Holiday Pops” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” were highlighted in a Green Bay Press-Gazette article that focused on local events that are spreading holiday cheer. “Holiday Pops” will be at the Weidner Center on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be performed on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Weidner Center.