Thank you! PHLASH Meals program making a difference

The PHLASH Meals Program provides up to five meals per month to students in need. Students can request the meals using an online form submission here. In the Fall 2018 semester, PHLASH Meals provided 255 meals to 40 unique students. The Fall 2018 PHLASH Meals Drive held December 4-6, raised $411 Dining Points, $40 in Pass Points and 271 meals toward the program; a total of 66 UW-Green Bay Phoenix donated to the cause.  Look for a Spring 2019 PHLASH Meals Drive near the end of the semester.

Close-ups: Spreading the #uwgblove

top-story-loveThere’s a lot to love about UW-Green Bay, and it’s easier to see this week, leading up to Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve seen the window art and messages across campus. Or the decorated “Tunnel of #uwgblove… the golf cart rides between the Union and Residence Life… the free hot chocolate/hot cider and chocolates… the free hugs from Phlash Phoenix… and more. Student photographer Sam Zingsheim captures the spirit of the week.

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Photos by Sam Zingsheim, photo intern, Marketing and University Communication

Dance of the Sugar Plum Phoenix: Happy Holidays, UW-Green Bay!

Twas the end of the term, and away at the Kress,
Four gentle, fine dance students practiced their best.
They pliédchasséd and developéd with such grace,
That Phlash the Phoenix could not believe his big face.

’Twas too little to admire the scene from afar,
So he snuck up upon them to join in at the barre.
Despite how he tiptoed and crept with such care,
His ungainly footfalls, announced he was there.

To his delight and surprise, the dancers made way,
For furry Phlash Phoenix, to join in that day.
This really did happen, we swear it’s the truth,
And if you’re a skeptic, we have video proof!

So with this message, festive greetings we spread,
In hopes visions of Phoenix will dance in your head.

In the News: Undercover with Phlash Phoenix

Green Bay Press-Gazette writer Patti Zarling got a bird’s-eye view of the molting process last week as she transformed from reporter into Phlash Phoenix. Zarling traded her human attire for a suit of bright green feathers and a once-in-a-lifetime experience of portraying a mascot. Zarling learned that being Phlash the Phoenix is no easy feet (or beak) as she flocked to the Student Union Wednesday to interact with students during the lunch hour. There’s a nice photo of Zarling… er, Phlash… interacting with Chancellor Gary L. Miller. Also, good quotes from her “consultant,” the Glory Years Phlash Mike Pritzl. See Zarling’s article, “Taking Turn as UWGB’s Phlash was one Hot Experience.”

Another look: Convocation videos

This year’s fall convocation included two videos — the traditional year in review and a lighter, more tongue-in-cheek piece featuring Coach Phlash and his UW-Green Bay Training Camp trainees. You can take another look at both:
Looking back, looking ahead: The year in review at UW-Green Bay
Titletown’s other training camp: Back to school at UW-Green Bay