Alumnus Chad Johnson and Green Bay Glory play final game at Aldo Santaga Stadium, June 27

The Green Bay Glory women’s soccer team is 3-4 with three more games to be played in its first season of the WPSL. Head coach Chad Johnson ’93 (Sociology) has coached at nearly every level of soccer and believes the game is more competitive in this league.

“The biggest difference is the speed of play and the physicality,” Johnson said. “In this league, every player is good and you get punished for every mistake, so typically those who make less mistakes come out on top.” The Glory plays its final home game Thursday, June 27 at Aldo Santaga Stadium on the Green Bay campus.

via Green Bay Glory Find Footing in WPSL, WBAY.com

Back to School Store in need of bilingual volunteers

The Service League of Green Bay’s Back to School Store, Wednesday, August 7 at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center, is seeking volunteers who are bilingual (Spanish/English) for personal shopper shifts. Personal shoppers take a child and walk them through the store and make sure they receive all of their items. One must be at least 17 years old for this opportunity. Sign-up, here. See a video and photos from last year’s event.

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Remembering James Kress

Chancellor Gary L. Miller took part in an interview about James Kress, the longtime leader of Green Bay Packaging and a friend to many, many people and organizations, including UW-Green Bay. The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Jeff Bollier wrote a thorough tribute.

“In 2004, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay began fundraising to upgrade the Phoenix Sports Center and sought contributions from the community to match $7.5 million in state funding. The George F. Kress Foundation made a leading gift, helping to raise $11 million in local support. The revamped facility was renamed the Kress Events Center when it re-opened in November 2007.

UWGB Chancellor Gary Miller said the Kress family caught the university by surprise when they made a leading gift to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center, the 63,000-square-foot building under construction on the UWGB campus. The building will house the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, the Einstein Project and land and water departments for the UW-Extension and Brown County.

“Those are lasting gifts, a very important, transformational kind of giving,” Miller said. “The whole family really has a sense of where they can make a real difference in the community. Jim had a real desire to give to make a difference.”

Miller described Kress as a thoughtful person whose family sought ways to use their giving to make a long-term impact.

“He always seemed to me to be a very joyous giver,” Miller said. “His legacy is so impressive in terms of community support. It’s the way he gave that’s one of the things we’ll miss the most.”

See the full story.

Family and friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Oneida Country Club, 207 Country Club Road, Green Bay. A short prayer service will conclude the evening at 7:30 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at First United Church of Christ, 509 S. Webster Avenue, Green Bay. Full Military Honors will follow the Funeral Service. Inurnment will take place at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

Read the obituary.

 

Campus mourns the loss of James Kress

His name rests in permanence on the Kress Events Center exterior, dedicated a decade ago, and on the newly-constructed Kress Family Outdoor Recreation Center. Longtime supporter and lead donor of the Kress Center, James Kress, 89, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Jim and Julie-Anne Kress supported Phoenix athletics and the Edward W. Weidner Center for the Performing Arts for many years. Through his leadership of the George Kress Foundations, Jim Kress was instrumental in supporting UW-Green Bay’s Engineering program and the STEM Innovation Center, as well. The UW-Madison graduate was widely known for his support of the public university system in Wisconsin and recognized that supporting public higher education was important for the state to grow and prosper.

The Green Bay native took over Green Bay Packaging from his father, George Kress, in 1958. Funeral plans are still pending.

UREC Outdoors Rental Center now open

The UREC Outdoors Equipment Rental Center is now open and ready to see to your outdoor needs! Whether it’s a tent, kayak, or just a backpack, the rental center has you covered. Operating out of the Kress Events Center, the rental center is ready to lend out most anything you need from their 100+ piece inventory of outdoor equipment. Rentals are available for students, university affiliates (faculty/staff/alumni) and community members. Stop by KEC 126 or check out the website for more information!

Green Bay volleyball to hold alumni match on Saturday, May 4

The Green Bay volleyball program will host a free match on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Kress Events Center. Current players will take on Phoenix alumni in this  friendly competition. The event will also double as a fundraising effort in order to update and enhance the team’s locker room. Learn more.