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.

“Holiday Pops” coming to the Weidner Center on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8

“Holiday Pops,” a holiday favorite, will be coming to the Weidner Center on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. You’ll hear hundreds of singers from The Dudley Birder Chorale and Birder Studio of Performing Arts. The Holiday Pops Orchestra players will wow you with their virtuosity, and for the first time this year, you’ll see NEWDO (Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization) ballet dancers! Learn more and get tickets.

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus presents the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s ‘Festival of Christmas’

Manitowoc, Wis. — The traditional start to so many Lakeshore families’ holiday celebrations, “Festival of Christmas” will be presented by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Civic Centre (CCC). Conducted by Prof. Marc Sackman (Music) and special guest conductor Michael J. Arendt, the wind ensemble will be joined by vocalists Kim Hofmann, Barbara Whitcomb and the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir under the direction of David Bourgeois. WFRV newscaster Tom Zalaski, returns to help the wind ensemble to celebrate its 35th season and narrate the concert.

Sackman has planned a fantastic holiday including traditional holiday tunes, a few sacred favorites and selections that will transport you back to Christmases of yesteryear. Join LWE as it prepares you for the season of giving with “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Minor Alterations 2,” “Carols from the Dark Side” and much more.

Members of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble are delighted to have founder Michael J. Arendt join them for this Christmas celebration. “I’m thrilled to be back to conduct a few pieces this season,” says Arendt.

He will be on the podium for two selections for the “Festival of Christmas” concert. His first piece, “Fantasia for Christmas,” is a contemporary work by Elliot del Borgo which is based on “The Ukrainian Bell Carol,” also known as “Carol of the Bells.” Arendt’s second selection, “Christmas Declaration” by Robert W. Smith is based on traditional carols. “It indeed makes our 35th anniversary special for me as well,” Arendt said.

The excitement and enthusiasm children bring to the stage has enchanted audiences for years. The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir is made up of children, grandchildren and relatives of LWE members. David Bourgeois has 22 eager and energetic children in the choir this year that have been busy practicing since late October. This year the choir will be performing: “Christmas is Coming,” “Merry Christmas to You,” “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Silver Bells Downtown.”

The annual audience sing-along will conclude the concert, as the audience is invited to join the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble 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 Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum 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.



Happy Holidays from UW-Green Bay

Holiday Greetings from UW-Green Bay

Paying it forward doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes it only costs a smile or a kind gesture. It’s the perfect season, and UW-Green Bay is a terrific place, to express “Phoenix spirit.” Watch the video to see how members of our campus community share theirs.

In the littlest of ways…
In the briefest of moments…
In the smallest of gestures…

May you experience the wonder and warmth of the holiday season.

A Christmas tradition continues at the Weidner Center with ‘Holiday Pops’

The Holiday Pops concert returns to the Weidner Center on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-895-0071, or in-person at all Ticket Star locations, including the Resch Center and the University Ticketing and Information Center (UTIC) located in the University Union. The concert will feature the 150-voice Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College, the 90 voices of the Birder Studio of Performing Arts and the Holiday Pops Orchestra for a musical extravaganza!

Make your own ‘Phlash-o-lantern’

Looking for last minute pumpkin carving patterns? UW-Green Bay is giving people the chance to show off their Phoenix pride by offering pumpkin carving patterns of the Athletics Phoenix and the Phoenix Emblem. Download the pattern, print, and transfer onto the pumpkin to show off your spooky school spirit. Display your “Phlash-o-lantern” with pride and share photos of your UW-Green Bay pumpkins at #uwgb or e-mail them to social media coordinator Jena Richter Landers,

Spooky Phoenix Spirit

Carve your pumpkins with Phoenix spirit this Halloween. Choose from the Athletics Phoenix or Phoenix Emblem pumpkin carving patterns below. Download the pattern, print, and transfer onto the pumpkin. Display your “Phlash-o-lantern” with pride and share photos of your UW-Green Bay pumpkins at #uwgb or e-mail them to social media coordinator Jena Richter Landers,

UW-Green Bay Pumpkin Carving Templates

Athletics Phoenix Pumpkin Carving Pattern Phoenix Emblem Pumpkin Carving Pattern