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 – Friday, November 9th, 2018
Spirit Day #2 – Friday, March 8th, 2019

Activity List and Spirit Activities Entry Submission Form

Coming Soon! … View the November 2018 Spirit Day activities list here.

Coming Soon! … View the Spirit Activities Entry Submission Form here.

Spirit Leaderboard
Team Department Spirit Liaisons Points
TEAM CONTINUING EDUCATION School of Continuing Education Kara, Karen 380
Team Law Enforcement & The Ledger Keepers UWM Police/Accounting Services/Financial Data Administration/Controller’s Office Aundria,  Deidre, Monica 380
Team Chancellor’s Choice UITS Project Management Cassia 380
A Team Accessibility Resource Center Marion 380
Team Phoenix Rising! Theatre Department Raeleen 255
Team Center for International Education Center for International Education Sue 230
Team Ed Heads School of Education Maggie, Ryan 215
Team College of Health Sciences College of Health Sciences Michelle 130
Team Children’s Learning Center Children’s Learning Center Kathe 85
Team Research Rocks Biological Sciences/Geosciences/Office of Undergraduate Research Kyla, Jessica 80
Team Prancellor Office of the Chancellor/Office of the Provost Sue, Carolina 60
Team Black African American Student Academic Services/Black Cultural Center Gary 55
Team School of Information Studies School of Information Studies Twyla 35
Team Lubar School of Business Lubar School of Business Mary 30
Team College of Nursing College of Nursing Julie, Gina 10
Team PASS PASS Mary 10
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 Procurement Procurement Kathy Czerniakowski kathycz@uwm.edu
Team Procurement Procurement Kathyrn Kercheck kkerchec@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

BACK 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 an Office Lunch 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 Abby Strozinsky at strozins@uwm.edu. We can help!

Panther Participation Office Lunch Prize – Chosen by drawing from among teams who submit at least one entry in the Spirit Days competition by 12pm on Spirit Day. The Office Lunch comes with an Office lunch 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 two weeks before Spirit Day.
3) We are hosting Spirit Day Brainstorming on two dates during the 2018/2019 academic year during which time you can have coffee on us at a Grind Coffee Shop and give us ideas for the Activities lists.

It looks like the November Spirit Day falls during 2018 Homecoming, are there going to be special Homecoming activities?
YES! We are so excited that our first Spirit Day, November 9th, 2018 and week of activities falls during Homecoming this year! This is a great opportunity to get into the Homecoming SPIRIT! We will be working with Athletics to combine activities and build excitement around BOTH Spirit Days and Homecoming! Stay tuned for more information!

When are the Spirit Day Brainstorming sessions and where are they?
They are: Wednesday, October 17, 8:30-9:30am at the Library Grind and Friday, 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 Office Lunch Party.

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 an Office Lunch 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 Office Lunch Prize. This, as you might imagine, comes with an Office Lunch 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 Office Lunch Party for that Spirit Day. That would be way too much lunch!

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 Office Lunch party, too, if you have not already won the Team Black & Gold Spirit Office Lunch 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 Office Lunch Party once. If you earn the most points (or all the points available to earn) more than once, the Office Lunch 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 Office Lunch Party 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 Office Lunch party to as many teams as win the Team Black & Gold Spirit title, excepting those who have won the pizza party already in 2018-19 or being Team Black & Gold Spirit.

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

So exactly how many Office Lunch 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 Office Lunch Prize.

When does the Office Lunch come if we win?
On Spirit Day we will come to your team with a Spirit Basket filled with everything that you need for your party. You will have a month from Spirit Day to host your Office Lunch party. If anyone in your office/on your team has a severe allergy or dietary restriction, please notify Abby Strozinsky at strozins@uwm.edu at least 72 hours prior to your Office Lunch Party so that we can coordinate alternative options.

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, UW Credit Union and Corner Bakery, who is providing the Office Lunches.

What if I have other questions?
Reach out to Abby Strozinsky at strozins@uwm.edu.

Is this a lot of fun?
You bet!