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“Mindful Eating in Today’s Crazy World” Dietitian, Jill Roup

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Join us for the healthy food presentation at our “Just for the HEALTH of it!” conference…

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 11:45am-12:30pm (with 12:30 – 1 pm lunch-n-learn Q&A session)
Location: Special Events Room, Kress Events Center

“Just for the HEALTH of it!” will include a healthy food presentation with A’vainds dietitian Jill Roup. Boxed lunches will be served following the presentation, that Jill will modify to be healthy: Turkey, Ham, or Veggie Wrap on whole wheat with fruit, high-fiber whole grain bar, and milk, water, or juice.

Registration is required to receive a boxed lunch. Quantity is limited.

See Jill’s Biography
Mindful Eating Presentation File (MS PowerPoint)

“Attitude is Everything” Keynote Speaker Jack Curtis

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Join us for the keynote address of our “Just for the HEALTH of it!” conference…

Photo: Jack Curtis

Speaker: Dr. Jack Curtis

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm
Location: Special Events Room, Kress Events Center

Dr. Jack Curtis, a Wisconsin native, has been educating, inspiring and motivating audiences for 27 years as a professional speaker.  He is a Professor Emeritus of Health Promotion and is the author of 12 books. In his presentations he draws on his 30 years of teaching experience to deliver uplifting, educational messages with the perfect blend of humor.  His message focuses on how we can improve performance by altering our attitudes.

For more info, visit:


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For those who sign up for StrenghtsQuest™ (during the registration process), Academic Staff will purchase an access code to participate in an online evaluation.

StrenghtsQuest™ begins with an online assessment that takes about 30 minutes called the Clifton StrengthsFinder. After completing the assessment, participants will receive a customized report that lists their top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

Those who sign up for StrengthsQuest will be sent their unique code via e-mail after registration has closed. The assessment can be completed individually at your convenience or you may join us during the “Just for the HEALTH of it!” conference to complete the assessment as a group. We have general access computer lab A (IS 1129A) reserved for this purpose at 2:30pm on Thursday, May 24, 2012

More information:
How to: StrengthsQuest – Quick Start User Guide (pdf)

Break-out sessions

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Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Location: Kress Events Center

Rock climbing wall

28' Climbing wall

28' Climbing wall

  • Skill level: beginner
  • 28 feet, six rope station climbing tower
  • Rock climbing shoes are provided
  • Wear comfortable exercise clothing
  • Bringing a water bottle is always encouraged!
  • You do have to sign a release form in order to climb


Challenge and connect your mind and body with yoga poses, conscious breathing and relaxation techniques! Remember – yoga is an individual practice, where all judgment, competition and expectations are let go, and the focus is internal on your own practice that day.

Group exercise studio

Group exercise studio

  • Skill level: beginner
  • 30 minute session with Liz Brandt, KEC Group Fitness Instructor
  • Yoga mats are provided
  • Wear comfortable exercise clothing
  • Bringing a water bottle is always encouraged!

Kress Events Center Tour

Program Manager and Intramurals Coordinator, Tim Helein, will be giving tours of entire Kress Events Center:

Events Center/Sports Arena

Events Center/Sports Arena

  • Events Center/Phoenix Sports Arena
  • Schreiber Foods Fitness Center
    • Weight room
    • Cardio deck
  • Turf and the various gyms
  • Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium – Diving, Lap, and Exercise Pool
  • Sports Medicine Area
  • Racquetball courts
  • Aerobics room
  • Climbing tower

April 26 – Academic Staff General Assembly

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1965 Room, University Union, UW-Green Bay

An Academic Staff Assembly is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Thursday (April 26) in the Union’s 1965.  All Academic Staff members are invited to attend.

The agenda includes:

  • Committee on Workload and Compensation – new joint governance committee, Professor Andrew Kersten
  • University Personnel System, Sheryl Van Gruensven
  • Remarks from Provost Julia Wallace
  • Committee Reports
    • Professional Development Allocation Committee
    • Legislative Committee
    • Professional Development Programming Committee
    • Leadership & Involvement Committee
    • Personnel Committee
  • Announcement of elected committee rosters
  • New Business
    • Resolution from Committee on Workload and Compensation
    • New Joint Committee Charge: Legislative Committee
    • New Joint Committee Charge: Library & Instructional Technology Committee
    • New Joint Committee Charge: Awards & Recognition Committee
  • Chair Report
  • Other discussion
  • Adjourn

Download the agenda (pdf)

Save the Date – Just for the HEALTH of It!

Mark your calendars! Just for the HEALTH of It – a free health and wellness fair for university employees – will be held on Thursday, May 24 at the Kress Events Center.

Motivational speaker Dr. Jack Curtis will stimulate our minds into healthy thinking, and A’viands Dietician Jill Roup will stimulate our appetites with healthy eating options. Lunch will be provided. The fair will also feature local vendors, door prizes, breakout sessions on yoga, the chance to try out Kress’s climbing wall, and a behind the scenes facility tour.

A link to register for this event will be sent out in late April. Just for the HEALTH of It is sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee.

April 19 – Veterans Event – ‘You Served – We care!’

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m. (Veteran Panel: 10:30-11 a.m.)
Location: Christie Theatre, University Union, UW-Green Bay
Presenter: LTC (Ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen, RN MSN CANP

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members, veterans, service members, family dependents and members of the Green Bay community are invited to attend a presentation by LTC (Ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen, RN MSN CANP

LTC (Ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen, RN MSN CANP

LTC (Ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen

LTC (Ret.) Rasmussen will speak about service member/veteran and family reintegration issues; warrior skills versus home/school skills; and will review Combat Operational Stress Reaction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) among other behavioral health issues.

LTC (Ret.) Rasmussen served as a Mental Health Nurse in the Army Reserves for 23 years and has spoken nationally about veteran issues. She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner working for the Veterans Administration and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Special thanks to…
Vets 4 Vets Student Club
Classified Staff Advisory Council
Academic Staff Programming Committee
Office of the Dean of Students
Counseling & Health Center
Professional Program in Nursing

March 8 – Discussion with Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Join us for an informal discussion with Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling…
Thursday, March 8 at 10am in the 1965 Room

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert on the development of sexual identity as well as the biology of gender. Her latest research analyzes the emergence of behavioral differences between the sexes in early childhood.  Using a groundbreaking new approach to understanding gender differences, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is shifting old assumptions about how humans develop particular traits. Dynamic systems theory permits one to understand how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. By applying a dynamic systems approach to the study of human development, Dr. Fausto-Sterling’s work exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate.

During this informal discussion, Dr. Fausto-Sterling will provide a brief overview of her studies, and allow the attendees to ask questions.  Bring your coffee, and enjoy the discussion.

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
10 a.m.
Location: 1965 Room, University Union

More info about the speaker:
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling on twitter @Fausto_Sterling

This event is free to attend. It is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff Professional Development Committee.

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is also featured for the following Women’s History Month events: “How do Naked Newborns Become Boys or Girls?” 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Rose Hall 250 and the International Women’s Day Luncheon keynote speaker Noon-1:30pm, March 8, 2012.  Women’s History Month events are sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the Office of International Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Contact Student Life 465-2720 for more information.


Feb. 21 – I Didn’t Know You Had That! What’s New in Cofrin Library

Techo Tuesday Tech Talk
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Cofrin Library Rm. 304 Lab

Did you know you can check out an iPad or a Kindle from the library? You can! From new gadgets, to e-books and mobile apps, Cofrin Library has your info needs covered. Join librarians Emily Rogers and Joe Hardenbrook for a hands-on discussion of new tech gadgets in the library and explore some of our online resources.

Presenters: Emily Rogers and Joe Hardenbrook, Cofrin Library

Feb 15: ‘Freedom Riders’ Documentary and Discussion

Guest Speaker: Freedom Rider, Hank Thomas
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Rooms, University Union University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Join us for a screening of documentary film Freedom Riders followed by a discussion with guest speaker, Hank Thomas, one of the original Freedom Riders.

‘Freedom Riders’ Film Trailer

About Hank Thomas

Hank Thomas

Nineteen-year-old Hank Thomas joined the 1961 Congress of Racial Equality Freedom Ride at the last minute after his roommate John Moody dropped out with a bad case of the flu. “When folks ask me what incident led me to ride,” he said years later. “I can’t say it was one. When you grow up and face this humiliation every day, there is no one thing. You always felt that way.” Thomas overcame an impoverished childhood in southern Georgia and St. Augustine, FL to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee affiliated Nonviolent Action Group. Read a complete biography here.

This event is part of the a Black History Month series presented by the American Intercultural Center sponsored by supporters across campus. This particular speaker is funded in part by the Academic Staff Professional Development Fund.