April Fool

In food-speak, a “fool” is a quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream. Traditionalists make it with gooseberries, but strawberries and raspberries work fine. It’s rich and lovely, and you don’t need a lot to finish a meal with finesse. Serve it in a cocktail glass for the best effect.

IngredientsFool

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar substitute
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • Whole berries for garnish

Directions

Put strawberries in a small saucepan. Add 1-1/2 tablespoons of granulated sugar substitute and 1½ teaspoons of lemon juice. Cook on high just until the mixture starts to boil. Turn heat to medium and stir frequently, mashing berries with a spatula, to keep from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan. After about 15 minutes, most of the liquid should be cooked off. When you reach your desired consistency, let it cool and pour into a container to refrigerate.

To make raspberry sauce, combine raspberries, 1-1/2 tablespoons of sugar substitute and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice to a boil. Let thicken and cool slightly. Press mixture through a fine strainer. This will take patience and about 20 minutes of mashing, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce. Discard seeds.

For each fool: Put 2 tablespoons of cooked strawberries at the bottom of a cocktail glass. Whip the cream with the remaining sweetener. Put 2 tablespoons of whipped cream in each glass. Add 1 tablespoon of the seedless raspberry sauce. Top with more whipped cream. Garnish with whole berries.

Makes 4 servings
Each contains approximately 145 calories, 11 g fat, 41 mg cholesterol,  13 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, and 1 g protein.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Student employee hours limit changes to 25 hours on August 19th

The student employee hours limit will change to 25 hours per week on August 19, 2018.  The hours limit is in place to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The 25 hours per week limit will continue through December 15, 2018.

Please review the 2018 Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at: http://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/files/StudentBiWeeklyPayrollSchedule2018.pdf.

If you have any questions, please contact us at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390.

Organic Eggs Available

Five Health Benefits of Eggs:Organic-Eggs

  1. Helps to improve heart health
  2. Aids in weight loss
  3. Beneficial in improving cognitive health
  4. Aids in growth and development of body
  5. Maintains healthy hormonal functioning of thyroid

NOTE: Organic eggs can contain higher Omega-3 and Vitamin E than conventional eggs

Health Health

While there has been significant criticism in recent decades about the potential dangers of eggs on heart health, due to its admittedly high content of cholesterol, many people don’t look at the type of cholesterol, nor its effect on the body.  Most studies have actually shown eggs to protect against strokes and improve heart health, as the “good cholesterol” (HDL cholesterol) levels increase, which can help to eliminate “bad cholesterol” in the body.  By lowering LDL cholesterol levels, eggs help to avoid atherosclerosis, blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and other serious cardiovascular conditions.

Weight Loss

Since eggs are so full of those important proteins that our body needs for development, they also tend to be a very satisfying and filling form of food.  They provide energy and nutrient stability in our body and satisfies our hunger.  Eggs can be a great way to get the healthy balance you need without consuming excess calories, which is a great way to lose weight or keep your weight down.

Cognitive Ability

One of the lesser known benefits of eggs is its impact on cognitive health, primarily due to the high levels of choline present.  Choline is often grouped with B-vitamins, but in fact, it is a somewhat unknown nutrient that helps to create critical neural pathways in the brain.  About 90% of the population is estimated to get less choline than the body requires, but whole eggs supply choline in large quantities.

Antioxidant Activity Aid in Development

It seems as though any food with antioxidant capacity is considered healthy, but many people forget that eggs contain various antioxidants, including vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin.  Vitamin A works as an antioxidant in a number of areas in the body but works particularly well with lutein and zeaxanthin in the eyes to protect against macular degeneration and the development of cataracts.  Antioxidants are able to seek out free radicals and neutralize those dangerous particles (formed as byproducts of cellular metabolism) before they can cause oxidative stress on body organs, resulting in chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

Rare Minerals Aid in Thyroid Function

The mineral composition of eggs is wonderful, but it is also unique, in that it can be difficult to obtain certain minerals, like iodine, and selenium, in our diets.  They are so versatile and universal that we can almost unconsciously stay balanced by eating eggs, ensuring that those rare minerals keep our antioxidant activity up (selenium), and maintain healthy hormonal functioning in our thyroid (iodine).

Baumgartner Organic Farms

Certified organic since 1995

We are a family-owned and operated all-organic dairy farm located in Seymour, Wisconsin.  Our farm currently operates under Nature’s International Certification Services (NICS).  We raise organic dairy cows which are fed only organic feed that is also produced on our own 250 acres of farm land.  New additions to our farm this year are our organic steers that will be used to feed our community healthy, lean beef.  The laying hens we care for are Rhode Island Reds and we are hoping to order another 50 hens to keep up with the growing demand for organic eggs.  We also offer broiler chickens which are Cornish Cross chickens and are raised for meat.  Our family believes in providing your family with wholesome, quality dairy, beef, and poultry products.

Above information provided by Dan Baumgartner of Baumgartner Organic Farms.

Are you interested in picking up organic eggs on campus?  Mary Valitchka will have eggs for sale and can take payment.  Cash is preferred, but checks can be made out to Dan Baumgartner.  Mary and the eggs are located in the Graduate Studies Office, room 835 on the 8th floor of the Cofrin Library.

 

Director of the Phoenix Fund

The Director of the Phoenix Fund reports to the Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Development and assists in the development of annual giving goals and strategies for the Athletics Department. The Director of the Phoenix Fund will cultivate, solicit and steward donors; coordinate and execute events designed to enhance giving and generate revenue; assist in the annual ticket sales for men’s and women’s basketball.

For more information and full position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, September 3, 2018.

Welcome Ethan Harvey

On August 13, 2018, the Kress Center welcomed Ethan Harvey as an Outdoor Adventure Recreation Coordinator.

Welcome, Ethan!

Welcome Rachele Bakic

On August 13, 2018, the Provost office welcomed Rachele Bakic as the Campus Executive Officer for the Manitowoc campus.

For the past 3 years, Rachele has been the Associate Dean of Instructional Operations at Clark College. She was involved in the Leadership Clark County civic leadership program, class of 2018. She enjoys playing soccer, watching sports, hiking, kayaking, reading, and is an avid traveler.

Rachele holds a Masters of Arts in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI, a Bachelors in Arts in Communication, from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and was apart of the study abroad program with Regents American British College where she traveled to London during the Spring of 2004.

Rachele has worked in higher education for more than a decade. In addition to Clark College, she has held positions at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University and the College of Saint Rose.

Welcome, Rachele!

On-Site Health Screening on September 21st

Register now for your on-site health screening! 

Discover your numbers – A free health screening* event has been scheduled at UW-Green Bay for employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

At an on-site screening, you’ll learn your measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL, and total), triglycerides and glucose, and be in and out in 20 minutes.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018StayWellProg

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Room: Phoenix Room in University Union

Register on the StayWell website and click on the Programs tab, then Health Screening, and Onsite Appointments.  Then you can search by zip code (ex. 54311), and select UW-Green Bay.

Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive

Complete three steps by October 19, 2018 to earn the $150** Well Wisconsin incentive.

STEP 1: Get a health screening*

Attend an employer sponsored event or if you plan to see your health care provider, ask them to complete the Health Care Provider Form, available on the StayWell website.

STEP 2: Complete the StayWell health assessment** on the StayWell website.

It takes about 10 minutes and is mobile and tablet friendly!  After logging into the StayWell website, click on Health Assessment at the top right.

STEP 3: Complete a Well-Being Activity through StayWell. After logging into the StayWell website, click on Well-Being Activity at the top right.

For more information on on-site health screenings or the Well Wisconsin Program, log in to the StayWell website.

NOTE: You must register ahead of time for this health screening – they do not allow walk-ins that day.

*Health information, including responses to the health assessment, are protected by federal law and will never be shared with ETF, the Group Health Insurance Program or your employer.

**All wellness incentives paid to participants of the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program by StayWell are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to your employer for tax purposes.

Volunteer Opportunity: Community Day

Feel like Gathering? You’re in luck! The Gathering Place is hosting their sixth annual Community Day on August 23. Volunteers are needed to help with food service, food prep, and clean up on the day of. Shifts consist of 3:00-5:00 PM for food prep and 5:00-7:00 PM for food service and clean up. Have any questions or want to know more? Contact Susan C. Mader by phone at (920)-615-0783 or by email at lthegatheringp2@new.rr.com.

 

Wellness Webinar: Reducing Inflammation for a Healthier You

InflammationChronic inflammation can be the culprit behind poor health and well-being. Learn more about the causes of inflammation and ways you can reduce or prevent it so you can feel your best.

We’ll cover:

  • Our body’s response to inflammation
  • Anti-inflammatory foods
  • Other healthy steps you can take to reduce chronic inflammation

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Time: 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 735

No need to RSVP – just mark your calendar to join us, and bring your lunch!

You could also participate in this webinar at your workstation if you prefer – please visit the StayWell website and go to Webinars to register.

Wellness webinars highlighting various health and well-being topics will take place quarterly. All webinars will be recorded and available to Well Wisconsin Program participants on the wellness portal after the event date.

To access the wellness portal, you must be an employee, retiree, or enrolled spouse/domestic partner enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Program.

Welcome Jennifer Strohm

On August 1, 2018, the Admissions office welcomed Jennifer Strohm as an Admissions Counselor.

Welcome, Jennifer!