Green Bay Campus mourns the passing of Lynn Renard

Lynn Renard, a custodian at the Green Bay Campus for more than 10 years, passed away March 16 in her home. Most recently, and until her last day of work on September 20, 2019, she worked in Wood Hall, but also spent significant time at the Kress Events Center during her career and was widely known and a fond member of the operations team.

According to the obituary, Lynn was the first woman in Wisconsin to obtain her charter captain license, and worked until the day she no longer was able to at UWGB. “UWGB family, mom loved you and talked about you all the time.”

“In respect to her wishes, a private wake is planned for the immediate family, followed by a celebration of life (chicken dinner with a cold Natty Light) for the extended family to share memories and stories of this amazing woman.”

See the full obituary.

 

New indoor facility helps UW-Green Bay golf teams play through tough Wisconsin winters | Wisconsin.golf

The UW-Green Bay golf team has a new place on campus to help the team practice in winter months. The space past the bleachers outside the swimming pool in the Kress Events Center. After getting approval from other sports programs who use the space and athletic director, Charles Guthrie, the project was underway. Only two months later, the facility is open and golfers can be seen practicing their craft. More via New indoor facility helps UW-Green Bay golf teams play through tough Wisconsin winters | Wisconsin.golf.

Battleship in the Kress Pool

Photos: It’s a war of water when Battleship takes over the Kress Center pool

Twenty-five teams of UW-Green Bay students battled to stay afloat while sinking their competitors during “Canoe Battleship” at the Kress Events Center pool, Thursday, Jan. 30. The winners of the aquatic competition got their names on the canoe paddle and a victory t-shirt.

“It’s super fun, it’s unique and different. It’s not something you get to do every day. And our turnout is great,” Casey Pivonka, Kress Event Center recreation coordinator, told members of the media.

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Battleship in Kress Pool 2020

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication

Phoenix Friday and weekend athletic events

Don’t forget, every Friday is Phoenix Friday at UW-Green Bay (even over January Interim). Below are this week’s Phoenix Friday perks:

  • Free coffee at the Garden Café for those showing their Phoenix spirit by wearing spirit wear.
  • $5 Friday lunch at the Cloud Commons for faculty and staff

In addition, here are some weekend athletic events:

  • Green Bay swim meet, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m., Kress Events Center
  • Sheboygan Men’s Basketball vs. Richland, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2:45 p.m., Sheboygan Gym
  • Green Bay Men’s Basketball vs. Milwaukee, Saturday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m., Resch Center.

Reminder: Robert ‘Bob’ G. Bush’s visitation will be at ‘Carol’s Court’ on Nov. 29

Announced, earlier, UW-Green Bay trustee, contributor, Phoenix Hall-of-Fame member, Green Bay women’s basketball fan and general supporter, Robert “Bob” G. Bush, passed away on Oct. 10, 2019. His visitation will be held at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m. on Carol’s Court, the court he dedicated to his wife. See more.

Robert ‘Bob’ G. Bush’s visitation will be at ‘Carol’s Court’ on Nov. 29

Announced, earlier, UW-Green Bay trustee, contributor, hall-of-fame member, Phoenix women’s basketball fan and general supporter Robert “Bob” G. Bush passed away on Oct. 10, 2019.  His visitation will be held at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m.  on Carol’s Court, the court he dedicated to his wife. The service will be Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at Union Congregational United Church of Christ on 716 S. Madison St.,
Green Bay, WI 54301, starting at 1 p.m. See more.

UREC updates: Cornhole and Intramurals

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 2 p.m., the Kress Events Center is hosting a cornhole tournament. This is a free event, and all participants will receive a free t-shirt.

Block 2 Indoor Intramurals is now open as well! To kick off block 2, there will be a pre-season basketball tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. for a chance to win Under Armor Shorts.

Register for all events on IMLeagues or the UREC@UW-Green Bay app.

For questions, please email urecintramurals@uwgb.edu.

UREC ‘Find Your Fit’ Event Oct. 9

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, the Kress Events Center is hosting ‘Find Your Fit’ from 4-8 p.m.

Below is the scheduled itinerary:

ALL NIGHT: Information tables (fitness and nutrition)
4:00PM – FIT (Functional Interval Training class upstairs)
4:30PM – TOUR: Learn how to use equipment in the fitness center
5:00PM – DEMO: How to properly stretch before and after a workout
5:30PM – DEMO: Muscle Activation
6:00PM – DEMO: How to squat
6:30PM – DEMO: Foam rolling
7:00PM – DEMO: Mobility and strength warm up
7:30PM – DEMO: TRX

In addition, there will be free t-shirts for all participants.

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