‘Go Red Week’ at UW-Green Bay

Heart disease and stroke are the cause of death for approximately 1 in 3 women. Yet, 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Join faculty, staff and students at UW-Green Bay in wearing red to raise awareness, and partaking of healthy activities this week in celebration of national “Go Red Week.”

Events on campus:
• Tuesday (Feb. 3) — Blood Pressure Checks, noon to 1 p.m., booth on lower level of the Union, provided by Health Services

• Wednesday (Feb. 4) — Heart Healthy Experience, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Leona Cloud Commons. Come sample heart healthy-foods including black bean brownies and apple craisin salad provided by A’viands

• Thursday (Feb. 5) — Go Red Poker Walk from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Register in the Office of Student Life to start your mile walk around campus. Finish with a chance to win prizes, T-shirts available for participants while supplies last. Also, Zumba at 9 p.m. in the Kress Events Center that evening

• Friday (Feb. 6) — National Go Red Day! Wear red to show support and be part of our Photo Op at noon in the Kress Events Center arena… “we will make the largest human heart we possibly can and submit the picture to the heart associations photo contest. We should be done within 20 minutes.”

All week pick up information and your red dress pin at the booth located in the lower level of the Union. If you know of anyone who is a heart disease or stroke survivor make sure to grab the pin with the paper heart behind it to symbolize survival. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life at 465-2720.

Red for Women Week kicks off with Zumba day

Join the fight against heart disease in women by participating in Go Red for Women Week today through Friday (Feb. 3-7) at UW-Green Bay. Visit the Go Red display in the University Union, across from the Phoenix Club, and pick up information on women and heart disease and get your Red Dress lapel pin. Activities begin Tuesday (Feb. 4) with a little heart-healthy Zumba from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Union’s Alumni Rooms. For more, see our previous post.

Go Red for Women Week offers range of activities

Join the fight against heart disease in women by participating in Go Red for Women Week next Monday through Friday (Feb. 3-7) at UW-Green Bay. Visit the Go Red display in the University Union, across from the Phoenix Club, and pick up information on women and heart disease and get your Red Dress lapel pin. Enter the drawing for Go Red swag, and get ready for a week of fun activities! Contact Sheila Carter at carters@uwgb.edu or 465-2036 for more Information. The week’s activities include:

  • Tuesday (Feb. 4) — Zumba. Alumni Rooms 11:30 – 12:15
  • Wednesday (Feb. 5) — Heart Healthy cooking demonstration by A’viands 11:30- 12:15, Cloud Commons
  • Thursday (Feb. 6) — National Wear Red Day Observance. WEAR RED!
    Go Red Poker Walk, 11:30 – 2 p.m., starting from UU150
  • Friday (Feb. 7) —  Blood pressure screening, Go Red Info Booth in Union

Student use of Kress fitness facilities on the rise

As the Kress Events Center marks a half dozen years of operation as a venue and campus fitness facility, it continues to make good on one of its initial promises: to boost participation by UW-Green Bay students in health, fitness and recreation activities.

New statistics show the Kress welcomed an all-time high of 128,210 member visits during the 2012-13 school year. In the busiest weeks of the fall semester, usage approaches 4,000 visits weekly on a campus of approximately 6,600 students.

Those numbers, of course, pertain only to health and fitness usage and do not reflect annual attendance numbering in the tens of thousands for Phoenix women’s basketball and volleyball, UW-Green Bay and local high school commencements, and other special events.

They do, however, show the results of additional fitness classes and intramural recreation offerings, and increased student use of the expanded weight room, cardio and running track area, which includes a climbing wall (photo).

Jeff Krueger, director of operations for the Kress, says the former Phoenix Sports Center totaled about 60,000 member visits in the year before expansion was completed. The count shot up to 105,899 with the first year of the new and expanded facility in 2007-08.

Group exercise classes are popular, in-demand offerings. Choices run the gamut from aqua aerobics in the Dorschel Natatorium pool to hip hop, kickboxing and ab workouts, and pilates, yoga, high-energy zumba and more.

“Typically during the academic semester we offer over forty group exercise classes per week,” Krueger says. “This current semester we offer forty-eight classes per week.”

Last year, the array of offerings combined to account for 9,000 “participations.”

Growth in intramural participation has been another factor. The 2012-13 totals show 3,632 students on the rosters of 584 different teams — many individuals compete in multiple sports as the seasons progress — and those record numbers are roughly double those of the last pre-Kress year (1,858 on 203 teams, in 2006-07).

The lengthy list of intramural sports during the current academic year illustrates the growth:

  • Ultimate Frisbee, indoor/outdoor
  • Soccer, indoor/outdoor
  • Futsal
  • Broomball
  • Flag Football, indoor/outdoor/men’s/co-rec
  • Softball
  • Basketball, men’s/women’s/co-rec/3v3 tournaments
  • Volleyball, 4v4/6v6/sand/indoor
  • Wallyball
  • Trenchball
  • Badminton, singles/doubles
  • Tennis, singles/doubles
  • Golf, league and scramble tournaments
  • Racquetball
  • Yard Games, bag toss/washers/bocce ball
  • Pickleball
  • Kickball
  • Disc Golf, tournament
  • Capture the Flag, tournament
  • Fantasy Football
  • March Madness Challenge

The list of noteworthy and well-attended events that have taken place in the 4,000-seat events center over the last six years is also lengthy. Among the events:

  • Dedication Dinner on the Carol’s Court basketball floor, Oct. 2007
  • Grand Opening Concert featuring Switchfoot, Relient K, Ruth, Nov. 2007
  • Six consecutive Horizon League Women’s Basketball Tournaments
  • UW-Green Bay Freshman Welcome, annually
  • UW-Green Bay Spring Commencement, annually
  • Southwest, West, East high school graduations, since 2008
  • Barack Obama presidential campaign appearance, 2008
  • Shawano Sundrop Shoothout holiday basketball tourneys, since 2009
  • WIAA girls and boys basketball tournaments
  • 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion sendoff (2011), homecoming (2012)

The center has also hosted the annual Jingle Bell Run fundraiser, National History Day Competition involving local schoolchildren, the WPS Solar Olympics, Special Olympics events, the UW-Green Bay Pow-Wow, local swim and gymnastics meets, and various private and corporate gatherings  including the Camera Corner/Connecting Point annual meeting.

The website Best Value Schools recently listed UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center among the nation’s “20 Most Impressive College Gyms and Student Rec Centers,” rating those completed within the last decade.

The facility is also in the news this week, locally, with the announcement that the Kress is the venue selected to host a concert by super-famous pop star Ke$ha next April 13. The date was booked by UW-Green Bay’s Good Times Programming student organization.

 

Chrisanna and Kristy get Zumba airtime (just a little) on TV-5

We told you here the other day that staff members Chrisanna Colletta and Kristy Aoki are helping promote the Green Bay Chamber’s attempt to set a record with Zumba Day By the Bay this Saturday at the Lambeau Field parking lot. Organizers promoted the event on the Local 5 Live show. Photos of the practice for the Zumba instructors were featured during the segment — we’re told that if you look real close you can see Chrisanna and Kristy and also students Alex Moeller, Cherran Dea Rasmovicz and Maddie Wills. Learn more about the event.

Join Chrisanna, Kristy and the UW-Green Bay team for Zumba Day

Have you ever wanted to be a World Record Holder? Here is your chance! Join UW-Green Bay’s corporate team directed by OIE staffer and Kress Center Zumba instructor Kristy Aoki and fitness coordinator Chrisanna Colletta at 2 p.m. this Saturday (Sept. 14) at Lambeau Field. It’s the city of Green Bay’s attempt to break the world record for the largest Zumba class.  The world record Zumba class event will last about 30 minutes followed by more Zumba fun! To sign up as part of UWGB’s corporate team, visit www.zumbadaybythebay.com/, click “Register Now as a “Zumba Participant”, complete the form, being sure to select Zumba participant. Under corporate team, fitness center or instructor name please enter “UWGB.”

Pumpkins, Zumba: A photo recap of Halloween on campus

From the cute to the spooky (and even the pukey), a photo gallery of entrants in this year’s Cofrin Library Pumpkin Carving Contest is below. As you will see, entrants went all out for their craft. You can check out the winners of this year’s contest on the Cofrin Library website.. Also, below, there is a photo gallery as the Kress Events Center hosted its annual Halloween costume and Zumba workout night.

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Photos provided by Cofrin Library staff

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Photos by Lindsey Przybylski, student photographer, Office of Marketing and University Communication