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Common Theme 2015-16Engaging in Public Life

Upcoming Events

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Student Leader Kickoff Dinner

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 5:30 pm

Phoenix Rooms

Each year UWGB kicks off the academic year with the Student Leader Kickoff Dinner. Almost 200 student leaders, advisors, supervisors, and administrators are invited to gather to celebrate these leaders’ accomplishments, to introduce them to one another, and to motivate them to reach out to aspiring student leaders over the next year. Sponsored by Student Life, Residence Life, the University Union, and FOCUS. For more information, contact Student Life at 465-2720 or osl@uwgb.edu.


Community Fair

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Phoenix BC

Non-profit agencies will join local restaurants, banks and other businesses in the area to showcase services at the annual Community Fair. Stop in for great deals!

Sponsored by Student Life – call 465-2720 with questions.


Fall OrgSmorg

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms

OrgSmorg is a student organizations fair and a great way to learn about all the options for getting involved on campus. There will be give-aways and food. It is fun, free, and open to all. This semester’s theme is the 1960’s!


The Color Run

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Studio Arts Parking Lot

The Color Run returns to UWGB for a third year with a sparkly surprise! Register at http://thecolorrun.com/green-bay. Use discount code TCRPHOENIX  for a few bucks off!


Brian Bordainik

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms

At age 29 he is a bona fide serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Dinner Lab, a membership-based social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners in unique spaces.


UWGB Make a Difference Day

Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Off-Campus Sites

Volunteer on one of the biggest days of service. Sign up at http://50.uwgb.edu by October 9 to help clean up Baird Creek or paint local schools.

Busses to off-campus sites


Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am

Kress Events Center

Sign up to run or walk the 5K and support the Arthritis Foundation. http://jbrgreenbay.kintera.org


University Leadership Awards Ceremony and Reception

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms

UWGB recognizes students who have been involved, achieved academic success, and contributed to the campus community and beyond. Contact the Office of Student Life at osl@uwgb.edu for additional information.


Emerging Leadership Experience (ELE)

Saturday, March 5, 2016, Bus leaves at 8:00 am

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Beginning its 7th year, this annual first-year student overnight retreat is designed to help students develop confidence and increase their involvement on campus. Students are nominated and submit an application. The trip is led by ELE alums and a UWGB staff member and takes place at the Team Leadership Center and Sand Bay Lodge in Sturgeon Bay. Participants take the StrengthsQuest assessment. Transportation, meals, and lodging is provided. ” A former participant said, “I learned how to work as a strong, dynamic group–how to work as a team. I also learned that it is easy to make new friends.” The group returns to campus at noon on Sunday, March 6. Sponsored by Student Life.


University Leadership Awards Ceremony and Reception

Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:00 pm

University Theatre

UWGB recognizes students who have been involved, achieved academic success, and contributed to the campus community and beyond. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union. Contact the Office of Student Life at osl@uwgb.edu for additional information.