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Special Events

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Fall Convocation and Founders Awards

Convocation is a calling to assemble for all faculty, staff and University community to hear the Chancellor’s address for the new academic year. New faculty and staff members are formally introduced to the University community during Convocation. The Founders Association Awards of Excellence are presented during the program.  Among these awards are the Founder’s Association Award for Excellence, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, University Award for Excellence in Community Outreach, University Award for Collaborative Achievement, University Academic Support Award for Excellence, and University Staff Award for Excellence. Convocation is an invigorating event prior to the start of the academic year and is usually held the week before classes begin.

The Chancellor’s annual ice cream social is held in the afternoon on the day of Convocation and is open to all members of the University community. Chat with your colleagues, meet new friends, and enjoy the last few days of summer.

Faculty and Staff Cookout

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff look forward to spring for several reasons, one of which is our annual cookout.  A delicious offering of Green Bay's picnic favorites is provided, including desserts and beverages. This event is free and open to all faculty and staff. 

At this time, recent retirees are introduced and are thanked for their years of service.  Service awards are presented to faculty and staff as they reach career milestones in their 10th year, 20th year, and so on.  Emeriti are also awarded their plaques and recognized for their service.

Employee Appreciation Week

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff work very hard throughout the year and we want to recognize them for a job well done. Usually held during the spring finals weeks, employees are invited to participate in activities as a way of saying Thank You. Past activities have included free popcorn, special Phoenix Bookstore discounts, Team Building Thursday, ice cream sponsored by the University Staff Committee, Preferred Parking and so much more.