Happy 50

UWL Alumni Association Big Birthday Bash

It’s been 18,250 days, but the Alumni Association is still going strong

When you turn 50, you’re often greeted with black balloons, obnoxious birthday cards and countless health remedies.

But when the UWL Alumni Association turns 50 this fall, expect maroon and gray balloons, campus trivia and a trip down memory lane with your college buds. Expect fun!
We’re talking Mr. D’s donuts. A visit to Third Street. Brunch. A beautiful fall afternoon at Memorial Field. And more!

The Alumni Association is just hitting its prime in its first half century, says Janie Morgan, ’85 & ’86, executive director of the group. It’s not only a time to look back, but also a time to look forward celebrating alumni.

“Yes, the Association is turning 50, but this is an opportunity for us to celebrate UWL alumni who have used their education to make the world a better place,” Morgan says.
All events are on campus, except for the Big Birthday Give Back — community service days in which alums are encouraged to volunteer in their area.

Don’t miss out on these great events planned:

UWL Students

Expect lots of fun for the Big Birthday Bash. We’re talking Mr. D’s donuts. A visit to Third Street. Brunch. A beautiful fall afternoon at Memorial Field. And more!

Friday, Sept. 20 — Distinguished Alumni Awards panel, 2 p.m., Cleary Center
Saturday, Sept. 21 — Distinguished Alumni Awards Brunch and Ceremony, 9 a.m., Cleary Center
Friday, Sept. 27 — 35th Anniversary of the Alumni Band and 10th Anniversary of the Pompon practice for Oktoberfest’s Maple Leaf Parade.
Saturday, Sept. 28 — Maple Leaf Parade featuring Alumni Band and Poms, along with appearance of the Rose Bowl Band’s 50th anniversary.

All month — Big Birthday Give Back (community service projects nationwide)
Friday, Oct. 4 — Alumni Art Invitational opening reception, 4-6 p.m., University Art Gallery. Exhibit runs through Oct. 26
Friday, Oct. 25 —
•Wear Maroon Day
• Happy “Birthday” Hour Pub Crawl, 4-8 p.m.
• Friday Night Flick (Movie TBA), 7 p.m., Student Union Theatre
Saturday, Oct. 26 —
• Big Birthday Bash Brunch, 8-10 a.m. Cleary Center
• Campus Open House and Tours, 10 a.m.- noon, campus
• Art Alumni Invitational Last Blast, noon- 5 p.m., University Art Gallery
• Pre-game L-Club Tent, stadium Parking Lot
• Football: UWL vs. UW Oshkosh, 2 p.m. Roger Harring Stadium
• Homecoming for Heroes, 3:30-7 p.m., Mitchell Hall
• Football Reunion, TBA
• Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 7 p.m. Mitchell Hall

"Happy Birthday" Hour Pub Crawl planned.

Each spring, the UWL Alumni Association sponsors “Forever an Eagle,” a downtown event for graduating seniors to meet with area alumni. For this year’s Big Birthday Bash, downtown will host the Happy “Birthday” Hour Pub Crawl on Third Street, with stops planned for Big Al’s, Bodega, State Room, The Helm and John’s.

Get the latest on the Big Birthday Bash at: www.uwlax.edu/alumni/birthday