Let’s see your Panther Pride
on UWM Black and Gold
Spirit Days

 

 

Join us in this campus celebration of UWM spirit! Wear black and gold, decorate your office in Panther colors and compete for Team Black & Gold Spirit by participating in fun, team-building activities.

Spirit Day Dates

Spirit Day #1 – Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Spirit Day #2 – Friday, November 10, 2017
Spirit Day #3 – Friday, March 2, 2018

Activity List and Spirit Activities Entry Submission Form
View the complete list of 2017-2018 Spirit Day activities here.

Submit your Spirit Day photos and videos using this form.

Spirit Leaderboard
Team Department Spirit Liaisons Points
TEAM COLLEGE OF NURSING College of Nursing Gina and Julie 470
TEAM LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE LEDGER KEEPERS UWM Police/Accounting Services Aundria, Deidre, Monica 470
TEAM LUBAR SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Lubar School of Business Mary 470
TEAM TRANSPORTATION Transportation Services Glenn 470
TEAM STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER Student Success Center Erin, Jennee 470
Team Student Involvement Student Involvement Krystal, Brooke 460
Team OU-Hey Office of Undergraduate Admissions Amy 360
Team CPaRC Career Planning and Resource Center Derek, Edwin 310
Team Research Rocks Biological Sciences/Geosciences/Office of Undergraduate Research Jessica, Kyla 265
Team Children’s Learning Center Children’s Learning Center Kathe 260
Team Ed Heads School of Education Ryan, Maggie 235
Team Chancellor’s Choice! UITS Project Management Cassia 230
Team Innovative Innovative Weather/Atmospheric Sciences Mike, Lily, Alex 230
Team URC: Physics 4th Floor Integrated Marketing and Communications Hannah 190
Team Rad Grad! Graduate School Whitney, Steve 190
Team CIE Center for International Education Sue 145
Team RHC Panteras Robérto Hernández Center Valeria 130
Team Continuing Education School of Continuing Education Kara, Karen 90
Team #ThisIsWhy Alumni Relations/Development Ana, Cynthia 70
Team CHS College of Health Sciences Michelle 50
Team Prancellor Office of the Chancellor/Provost’s Office Sue, Carolina 45
Team UITS Bolton UITS Bolton Hall (Help Desk/Desktop Support) Amber 25
Team LGBTRC LGBT Resource Center Sarah, Jeanette 25
Spirit Liaisons
Team Department Spirit Liaison First Name Spirit Liaison Last Name Spirit Liaison E-mail
A Team Accessibility Resource Center Marion Angeloff angeloff@uwm.edu
Team Black African American Student Academic Services/Black Cultural Center Gary Cooper-Sperber gccooper@uwm.edu
Team #ThisIsWhy Alumni Relations & Development Cynthia Fitzsimmons Krueger fitzsimm@uwm.edu
Team #ThisIsWhy Alumni Relations & Development Ana Myers myersam@uwm.edu
Team Assessment and Institutional Research Assessment and Institutional Research Charisse Sekyi sekyi@uwm.edu
Team Athletics Athletics Nate Dudzik dudzikn@uwm.edu
Team Research Rocks Biological Sciences/Geosciences/Office of Undergraduate Research Kyla Esguerra kylam@uwm.edu
Team Research Rocks Biological Sciences/Geosciences/Office of Undergraduate Research Jessica Schuld jlschuld@uwm.edu
Team CPaRC Career Planning and Resource Center Edwin Ramos ramos8@uwm.edu
Team CPaRC Career Planning and Resource Center Derek Zimmerman zimme288@uwm.edu
Team Cartography & GIS Center Cartography & GIS Center Donna Genzmer dgs@uwm.edu
Team Center for International Education Center for International Education Sue Conway conways@uwm.edu
Team Children’s Learning Center Children’s Learning Center Kathe Lerario klerario@uwm.edu
Team Milwaukee Engineer College of Engineering & Applied Science Wendy Pero pero@uwm.edu
Team College of Health Sciences College of Health Sciences Michelle Rimer rimer@uwm.edu
Team College of Nursing College of Nursing Julie Frey jafrey@uwm.edu
Team College of Nursing College of Nursing Gina Lukaszewicz lukaszew@uwm.edu
Team Rad Grad! Graduate School Whitney Smith smithwm@uwm.edu
Team Rad Grad! Graduate School Steve Strehlow strehlos@uwm.edu
Team Human Resources Human Resources Gina Halenka ginaeder@uwm.edu
Team Human Resources Human Resources Marissa Trgo metrgo@uwm.edu
Team Innovative Innovative Weather/Atmospheric Sciences Lily Chapman chapmanh@uwm.edu
Team Innovative Innovative Weather/Atmospheric Sciences Alexander Bukvich abukvich@uwm.edu
Team Innovative Innovative Weather/Atmospheric Sciences Mike Westendorf westendo@uwm.edu
Team URC: Physics 4th Floor Integrated Marketing and Communications/Web & Mobile Applications/Strategic Planning Hannah Jablonski hannah@uwm.edu
Team Integrative Health Care & Performance Unit Integrative Health Care & Performance Unit Yeeilianna Hamilton hamiltoy@uwm.edu
Team Legal Affairs Legal Affairs Jennifer Herzog herzogj@uwm.edu
Team LGBTRC LGBT Resource Center Sarah DeGeorge peerout@uwm.edu
Team LGBTRC LGBT Resource Center Jeanette Martin martinj@uwm.edu
Team Lubar School of Business Lubar School of Business Mary Moore-Geissler moorege2@uwm.edu
Team Occupational Science & Technology Occupational Science & Technology Cynthia Warneke warneke@uwm.edu
Team Occupational Science & Technology Occupational Science & Technology Justin Almquist almquisj@uwm.edu
Team Prancellor Office of the Chancellor/Office of the Provost Carolina Svendsen carolina@uwm.edu
Team Prancellor Office of the Chancellor/Office of the Provost Sue Podgorski suei@uwm.edu
Team OU-Hey Office of Undergraduate Admissions Amy Danielson danielaj@uwm.edu
Team PASS PASS Mary Knasinski mkk2@uwm.edu
Team FZX Physics Kate Valerius katev@uwm.edu
Team RHC Panteras Robérto Hernández Center Valeria Gonzalez valeria@uwm.edu
Team School of Architecture and Urban Planning School of Architecture and Urban Planning Tammy Stroschein-Taylor ttaylor@uwm.edu
Team School of Architecture and Urban Planning School of Architecture and Urban Planning Nathan Uibel nwuibel@uwm.edu
Team Continuing Education School of Continuing Education Kara Posnanski kmp4@uwm.edu
Team Continuing Education School of Continuing Education Karen Perlewitz kperlewi@uwm.edu
Team Ed Heads School of Education Maggie Kaczmarek kaczmarm@uwm.edu
Team Ed Heads School of Education Ryan Mason rgmason@uwm.edu
Team School of Information Studies School of Information Studies Twyla McGhee twyla@uwm.edu
Team Student Involvement Student Involvement Krystal McCain kamccain@uwm.edu
Team Student Involvement Student Involvement Brooke Messier bmessier@uwm.edu
Team Student Success Center Student Success Center Erin Bowerman bowerma3@uwm.edu
Team Student Success Center Student Success Center Jennee Schansberg jmmolus@uwm.edu
Team Phoenix Rising! Theatre Department Raeleen McMillion rtwrae@uwm.edu
Team Transportation Transportation Services Glenn Morgan glennd@uwm.edu
Team UITS – Bolton UITS Bolton Hall (Help Desk/Desktop Support) Amber Rust rusta@uwm.edu
Team Chancellor’s Choice! UITS Project Management Cassia McMurphy cassia@uwm.edu
Team Law Enforcement & The Ledger Keepers UWM Police/Accounting Services/Financial Data Administration/Controller’s Office Monica Rodriguez monicar2@uwm.edu
Team Law Enforcement & The Ledger Keepers UWM Police/Accounting Services/Financial Data Administration/Controller’s Office Deidre Colas dlhardy@uwm.edu
Team Law Enforcement & The Ledger Keepers UWM Police/Accounting Services/Financial Data Administration/Controller’s Office Aundria Johnson aundria@uwm.edu
Team UWM Union UWM Union Susan Butkovic susanb1@uwm.edu
Team Zilber School of Public Health Zilber School of Public Health George Henion henion@uwm.edu
Prizes

NEW THIS YEAR!

Team Black & Gold Spirit – For the team comprised of one or more offices who earns the most points by completing and documenting activities on the Spirit Days Activity List. Activities must be documented and entries sent in by 12pm on Spirit Day. The prize comes with a Pizza Shuttle Pizza Party for 20, and a spirit basket sure to inspire, delight and put spring in your step.

If you work in a small office and want help finding an office to pair with to make a team, reach out to Cindy Petrites at petrites@uwm.edu. We can help!

Panther Participation Pizza Prize – Chosen by drawing from among teams who submit at least one entry in the Spirit Days competition by 12pm on Spirit Day. The prize comes with a Pizza Shuttle Pizza Party for 20 and a spirit basket that’ll make you the envy of all proud Panthers and bumblebees.

FAQs

What’s new this year?
1) Instead of Most Spirited Office, to give small offices a fighting chance in the competition, participants – just one office or multiple offices competing as a team –will compete for Team Black & Gold Spirit.
2) We will make sure to give campus access to the Activities list at least three weeks before Spirit Day, instead of the two weeks we have usually given.
3) We are hosting Spirit Day Brainstorming on three dates during the 2017-18 academic year during which you could have coffee on us at a Grind Coffee Shop and give us ideas for the Activities lists.

When are the Spirit Day Brainstorming sessions and where are they?
They are: Friday, September 15, 8:30-9:30am at the Library Grind; Tuesday, October 17, 9-10am at the Library Grind; Thursday, February 1, 8:30-9:30am at the Union Grind

We’re an office. Do we have to form a team?
Yes, in order to compete, you have to form a team.  The team could be your office or it could be your office in combination with another one or more offices.  If you are a Spirit Liaison and don’t name your team, we will default to Team ____________ (name of your office). The only thing to remember is that if your office and other offices compete together, you share the pizza.

Can we name our team anything?
Yes, we will thumbs up any name guided by good taste and respect for all. The convention guiding us is Team _______________.  (Team Alumni, Team Women’s Studies, etc.). If you choose a non-office-related name, we just need to know which offices make up your team so we can put that on the Spirit Days site.

Can there be competing teams from one office or friends that compete together but don’t necessarily represent an office or offices?
We’d ask that a team represent an office or offices rather than have individuals from one office or offices compete with others from the same places. And while we hope teams are comprised of friends, we’d prefer to have some alignment with team and office/s.

What do we win as Team Black & Gold Spirit?
You will win Alumni Relations’ undying gratitude, major props on the UWM Spirit Days website and a Pizza Shuttle Pizza Party for 20 people. You will also have some fun pictures of you and your colleagues doing silly, team-building activities.  And you will receive a cool Spirit Basket delivered by Alumni Relations staff.

Whoa, that’s an intimidating list. We can’t do every activity, but we’d like to participate in one or two.  Can we still win?
Yes, any team that submits one entry or more will be in a drawing for Panther Participation Pizza Prize. This, as you might imagine, comes with a Pizza Shuttle Pizza Party for 20 people and a better day than you were having before (that is, unless you just won the lottery, in which case it may not make much of a difference). The Team Black & Gold Spirit winner is NOT eligible to win the Panther Participation Pizza Prize for that Spirit Day. That would be way too many pizzas.

What if we do all the activities on the list? Do we automatically win Team Black & Gold Spirit?
Yes! You will be recognized as Team Black & Gold Spirit if you complete all the activities on the list. You will win the Pizza Shuttle pizza party, too, if you have not already won the Team Black & Gold Spirit pizza party during a previous Spirit Day.

How are we notified if our team wins?
Throughout the competition week, check uwm.edu/spiritdays to see where your team stands in the rankings. We will update point totals every weekday. The winner will be announced via uwm.edu/spiritdays on Spirit Day, and we in Alumni Relations will call the Spirit Liaison for the winning team or teams to inform them of their victory by 2pm that day.

Can our team win Team Black & Gold Spirit more than once?
Your team can be recognized as Team Black & Gold Spirit an unlimited number of times, but you can only win the Team Black & Gold Spirit Pizza Party once. If you earn the most points (or all the points available to earn) more than once, the Pizza Party for 20 will go to the runner up for Team Black & Gold Spirit or other teams that tied your totals. Your team can still be in the drawing for Panther Participation Pizza Prize on that Spirit Day, however.

What if there is a tie for Team Black & Gold Spirit?
If there is a tie in points, we will award the Team Black & Gold Spirit title to both teams. We will award the pizza party to as many teams as win the Team Black & Gold Spirit title, excepting those who have won the pizza party already in 2017-18 for being Team Black & Gold Spirit.

Can our team win the Panther Participation Pizza Prize more than once?
No.

So exactly how many pizza parties can we win during the year?
You can win two total. Once for Team Black & Gold Spirit and once, if you’re selected in the drawing, for Panther Participation Pizza Prize.

When does the pizza come if we win?
On Spirit Day we will come to your team with a Spirit Basket filled with the drinks, cups and plates that you need for your party. We will also send out a survey that you can complete to let us know what kind of pizzas you want and when. You will have a month from Spirit Day to host your pizza party. You’ll need to complete the survey at least 72 hours from when you want to host your party.

We have gluten sensitivity and allergies on our team. What about us?
Our pizza vendor, Pizza Shuttle, offers gluten-free options.  If you have a dairy or other allergy or are just meh on pizza, we will work with you to find another suitable option.

Who are the judges of the competition?
The official judges of the competition are very math-skilled staff here in the Alumni Association.

Who is sponsoring this competition?
The UWM Alumni Association and Pizza Shuttle, who is providing the pizzas.

What if I have other questions?
Reach out to Cindy Petrites at petrites@uwm.edu.

Is this a lot of fun?
You bet!