Congratulations Brent Haack!

Starting July 1, 2017, Brent Haack will transition from a temporary to ongoing Events Coordinator role for the Intramurals & Recreation Department at the Kress.

Congratulations, Brent!

Welcome Nicole Wirkuty!

Nicole Wirkuty was hired in the Bursar’s Office as the new Lead Cashier on June 22, 2017.  She previously worked at Kwik Trip and is a graduate of UWGB.

Nicole is from Neillsville, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Nicole!

Manager of Donor Relations

This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and President of the UW-Green Bay Foundation. The core responsibilities for this role include supporting directors of development in their relationship building activities, preparing supporting materials for donor visits, assuring donors are acknowledged appropriately, developing sound and compelling cases for support for proposals and campaigns, and fostering a coordinated approach to scholarship management campus-wide.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, July 9, 2017.

24 Employees Participate in Bellin Run

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Here are some comments from employees who participated in the Bellin Run on Saturday, June 10th:

  • The Bellin Run was a blast, as always!
  • Nice weather – warm, but not too warm in morning with a nice breeze.
  • The corral start went much quicker this year. This was really nice since it was going to be warm as the day went on.

Michael Holstead finished the run with the quickest time of our team.  Team Captain, Sam Goeller, is shown in the red tank top with My Team Triumph providing race support to a participant with a disability.  Donna Mleziva is shown in the starting corral area, and Kimberly Vlies and her sister got some fun pics with Green Bay Packer players (shown with Davon House).  Great job team!

 

Welcome Amy Carrozzino-Lyon!

Amy Carrozzino-Lyon was hired in Natural & Applied Sciences as the Lower Green Bay Restoration Project Coordinator on June 15, 2017.  Prior to her current role, she worked for the DNR as a Green Bay Wetland Habitat Coordinator for 2 years.

Amy studied fish and wildlife conservation at Penn State and Virginia Tech.  She is involved with the Green Bay Conservation Partners and enjoys traveling to U.S. national parks, hiking, camping, and bird watching.

She is married to her husband Scott and has a Shih Tzu/poodle/bichon frise mix named Teddy.  Amy is from Glassboro, New Jersey.

Welcome, Amy!

Student hours limit at 20 hours per week June 25 to July 8

As a reminder, the student employee hours limit reduces to 20 hours per week from June 25, 2017 through July 8, 2017.  The hours limit goes back to 40 hours per week from July 9th until August 19th.  The hours limit is in place to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Please review the 2017 Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at: http://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/files/StudentBiWeeklyPayrollSchedule2017.pdf

If you have any questions about this, please contact Human Resources at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390.

How much do you know about Mindfulness?

 

Take this Mindfulness Quiz from StayWell to find out!

A. Mindfulness is:ManStanding

  1. A cultural belief that is only practiced by certain groups of people
  2. A practice that cannot be learned or taught
  3. Analyzing thoughts in order to change them
  4. A medically approved practice that enables individuals to systematically reduce and manage stress

B. Which of these statements is false?

  1. Job stress alone is estimated to cost US industry more than $300 billion a year in absenteeism, turnover, diminished productivity, medical, legal, and insurance costs.
  2. 80% of people who have taken mindfulness programs are unsuccessful.
  3. Stress is the causative factor of illness underlying more than 70% of all visits to the family doctor.
  4. Mindfulness can reduce anxiety and depression-related symptoms by 60-70%.

C. Some benefits of mindfulness are:

  1. Strengthens immune system
  2. Improves cardiovascular health
  3. Builds resiliency
  4. All of the above

D. People who participate in mindfulness programs:

  1. Must eat a specific diet
  2. Wear special clothes
  3. Are business professionals, hospital employees, military personnel, schoolchildren, and athletes
  4. Have to be perfectly serene and peaceful

E. What are some experiences a person may have when practicing formal mindfulness?

  1. Fall asleep
  2. Have lots of thoughts
  3. Experience restfulness
  4. All of the above

F. The ability to pay attention correlates to a person’s performance and effectiveness.  Mindfulness teaches us to pay attention to:

  1. Only the things that matter to us
  2. Our aches and pains
  3. The moment-to-moment daily activities with nonjudgment
  4. Thoughts about the past and future

G. The benefits of mindfulness are shown physically, mentally, and emotionally. Which one is NOT a benefit of mindfulness?

  1. Improved brain functionPortal
  2. Ability to rehash the past and rehearse for the future
  3. Greater concentration and focus
  4. Gives more meaning and purpose to our lives

H. To begin a home mindfulness practice, it is suggested to:

  1. Sit quietly for 5-20 minutes while focusing on the breath
  2. Sit in a perfect cross-legged yoga position
  3. Light candles all over the room
  4. Play devotional chanting music

Answers: A – 4; B – 2; C – 4; D – 3; E – 4; F – 3; G – 2; H – 1

How did you do?  Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness?  There are some great resources on the StayWell portal!  To access the StayWell 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. To check out the mindfulness resources on the StayWell portal, please click on “Programs” after logging in, then scroll down to “Mindfulness Collection” and click on “Learn More” (image at right).  You will see the 21-day Meditation Experience with helpful videos to watch each day to improve your mindfulness!

Quiz from The StayWell Company, LLC

Welcome Travis Albrecht!

Travis Albrecht was hired in Information Services as an IT Security Officer and Network Administrator on June 15, 2017.

Welcome, Travis!

Welcome Justin Mueller!

Justin Mueller was hired as a Police Officer in Public Safety on June 14, 2017.  Prior to his current role, he worked for the DNR as a Conservation Warden.

Justin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Resource Management-Law Enforcement.  He also completed two basic law enforcement training academies–Mid-State Technical College and Fort McCoy.

Justin is actively educating youth about the natural resources and teaching DNR safety courses.  He is currently the president of the Conservation Leadership Corps, which is part of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Justin enjoys many outdoor activities, such as boating, hunting, fishing, and camping.  He likes to explore new places around the state and the world.

Justin is from Kewaunee, WI.

Welcome, Justin!

Welcome Morgan Hansen!

Morgan Hansen was hired as the Manager of Events and Annual Giving in the University Advancement Department on June 12, 2017.

Welcome, Morgan!