Activities Planned for UW-Green Bay 50th Anniversary

Planning for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary (September 2, 2015) is well underway. As details are finalized for the many exciting activities and events, information will be added to the Events section of the 50th Anniversary webpage.

The following list highlights several key events and activities still in the planning phase. It is important to note that these activities are fluid, and changes will likely occur to the list before the 50th agenda is finalized. Please watch the 50th website for the most accurate and updated information.

For questions or more information call (920) 465-2212 or email 50@uwgb.edu

Major Event Kickoff- September 2, 2015 (day-long events)

  • Student Spirit Day planned by Student Government Association
  • 7 -9:30  a.m. Leaders to Leaders Breakfast
  • 12:30 p.m. class of 1970 Luncheon
  • 3 – 8 p.m. “Turn the Market Green” at the Farmers Market On Broadway with a UWGB themed day
  • 4 – 8 p.m. Campus Kickoff and Cookout at the Mauthe Center
  • 7 p.m. Student Comedy Show and ShopKo Night
  • 8 p.m. Battle of the Bands on Broadway, featuring UWGB alums

Academics

  • “Last Lecture” series featuring UWGB professors, 6 total through year
  • Themed events throughout the year in all academic units
  • Music/concert themes relate to 50th (Music Department)
  • Board of Regents meeting on Campus, April 2016

Alumni

  • ‘50 stories’ about transformational alumni
  • Business receptions w/ 50th theme
  • Videos and photos of alumni sharing their UWGB stories
  • October 16-17, 2015 Alumni Days w/ 50th theme
  • Traveling alumni exhibit
  • Window clings for local businesses “We proudly employ UWGB Grads”
  • Alumni Music Concert (Spring 2016)

Archives and History

  • Themed displays around community celebrating history and timeline
  • Re-enactment of 1970s campus plan “There’s a New World Coming” (April/Earth Day 2016)
  • Oral History Course taught by Dr. Meacham and Dr. Trimberger
  • Reveal of UWGB Cornerstone Time capsule (50 years old) on 50th day of class
  • 50 Veterans for Veterans Day (Wed. Nov 11, 2015)

Community

  • May 6, 2015 Wrap-up event at the Kress Events Center to close year-long celebration
  • Letter campaign to founders and university contributors from past
  • “Road Show” Presentation at local Rotary, Kiwanis, and Optimist community groups, etc. about 50th activities
  • Learning in Retirement 50th Anniversary course offered Fall 2015
  • Signage and messages on community marquis throughout the community
  • Chancellor and Mrs. Miller wills serve as Grand Marshals of Downtown Holiday Parade Nov 21, 2015

Marketing

  • Campus boulevard banners and flag/signage during year
  • INSIDE Fall 2015 theme celebrating 50th
  • Video celebrating 50th and future
  • Website dedicated to 50th
  • Building signs, boulevard banners

Students

  • October 10, 2015 Student Day of Service with Green Bay Parks and Recreation and in the Green Bay Public Schools
  • October 24, 2015 Ally conference celebrating Civil Rights Movement (50th Anniversary)
  • Student-focused events year-long
  • Dining specials planned with 50th theme
  • 4th Estate Student Newspaper commitment of participation
    50th Logo on all editions, feature in EVERY week related to 50th, special Edition of 50th for Sept 2nd
  • November 10, 2015,  50th Day of Class celebrations

Athletics

  • 50 best moments in Phoenix Athletics
  • Unveiling of “Varsity GB” and Hall of Fame Weekend (former athlete organization)
  • Throwback games w/ retro uniforms and throwback pricing in concessions

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