This weekend UWGB Student Life will be sponsoring the program, “Let’s Go Thriftin’.” The day will feature shopping adventures to all of the Green Bay thrift stores.
This reminded us of our very own thrift store, Second Gear. Second Gear opened in 1976 and was located in the concourse level of the UWGB Cofrin Library. It was considered very much a part of our EcoU philosophy.
Coordinated by the University League, students and staff could consign or donate items to be sold to others on campus. Shoppers at Second Gear would find clothing (dresses were only 25 cents!); books; toys and games; household goods; jewelry and more.
Most of the proceeds from sales were directed towards student scholarships sponsored by the University League. When the University League officially disbanded in 1999, Second Gear also closed its doors.
Beautiful weather on the UWGB campus has created spring fever for all. Let the outdoor studying begin!
These former students are studying on the hill near the UWGB Cofrin Library (then Library Learning Center). Photo is from the late 1970s.
In observance of UW-Green Bay’s 50th year, the Alumni Relations Office is collecting stories of transformation with the goal of sharing 50 alumni-submitted stories in the special 50th Anniversary celebration edition of Inside Magazine. Alumni are asked to share how their time at UWGB transformed their lives. Submissions may also be found in the “Shared Stories” section of the 50th Anniversary site.
Director of Alumni Relations
Throughout time, student activism has played a role on many university campuses, including Green Bay. In spring 1970, UWGB students led a “Ban the Car Campaign.”
This photo was donated by one of the student participants, Keith Pamperin (second from left).
UWGB Alums can you tell us more or identify any of the other people?
GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is making plans to celebrate five decades of history by engaging alumni, students and the community in opportunities to share their memories.
The opening day of fall semester 2015 — Wednesday, Sept. 2 — will mark the golden anniversary of the occasion in 1965 when Gov. Warren Knowles signed legislation creating a new four-year university for Northeastern Wisconsin. Continue reading “Events, activities to celebrate ‘50 Years of UW-Green Bay’”
We are always pleased to receive new donations for the University Archives. Justin Mallet, director of the UWGB American Intercultural Center, recently gave us boxes of photo albums and documents.
The items tell the story of the Ethnic Heritage Center which was established in 1971-1972 “to promote an awareness of, sensitivity to, and acceptance of the cultural differences represented by the diverse people of the region.” The Ethnic Heritage Center transitioned to the American Intercultural Center in the fall of 1981.
This content was originally posted by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center to their facebook page on Thursday, February 26, 2015. View the original Facebook post.
Good Times Programming (GTP) is a student group that contributes to the educational mission of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay by designing, developing, implementing, and presenting leisure programs, which improve the value of student life. GTP organizes and plans various events for campus, from comedians and bands, to guest speakers and adventure trips. In celebration of UW-Green Bay’s 50th anniversary, GTP alumni compiled a list of their favorite shows from the past 20 years. Continue reading “50 GTP Alumni Favorites”
UW-Green Bay’s 50th anniversary celebration received mention in the Winter 2015 edition of Collective Impact magazine. Collective Impact is the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce quarterly publication that provides Chamber information, membership benefits and business news. The article titled: 50 years, and the Powers of the Phoenix, highlights Chancellor Miller’s vision for UW-Green Bay. By looking outward and pursuing partnerships within business, government, and the non-profit sector in the region, it will add value by anticipating the ever-changing needs of the regional economy. Focusing on the future, UW-Green Bay will use the three Powers of the Phoenix: Innovation, Transformation and Place, to launch reinvigoration and shape the future of the University for the next 50 years and beyond.