HVAC Specialist

Under the general supervision of the Building and Grounds Superintendent, the primary responsibilities of this position include the performance of HVAC preventative maintenance and repair work. This includes inspecting, maintaining, repairing, performing preventative maintenance, and assisting with minor installations of HVAC projects. This position will also maintain the campus energy power generators, above ground fuel storage tanks, and vacuum pumps.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, September 4, 2017.

Congratulations Laura Rowell!

Starting August 21, 2017, Laura Rowell will transition into the ongoing position of Director in the Dietetic Internship Department.  She has been working on campus in several different roles, including Lecturer, Instructional Program Manager II, and Teaching Supervisor since August 2013.

Laura has an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelors in Dietetics from Mount Mary University.  She is an active Life Church member and Xperience Fitness Instructor.

Laura has a husband Andy and 3 boys ages 8, 5, and 3.  She is from Lena, Wisconsin.

Congratulations, Laura!

Megan Noltner joins Human Resources team

The Human Resources Office is pleased to announce that Megan Noltner will be joining our team on Monday, August 21st in a temporary appointment as a Payroll & Benefits Specialist this fall while Kimberly Sipiorski is on maternity leave.  Megan will assist with advising employees on their benefits during the Annual Benefits Enrollment period, processing payroll, and will help with other human resource related projects.  Megan earned her bachelor degree from UW-Stout and has over three years of human resources experience.  Her most recent position was an Assistant Director of Human Resources for Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Milwaukee.  Megan and her family recently relocated back home, and we are excited that she will be joining our team.  Please join us in welcoming Megan to UW-Green Bay!

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

 

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering Technology

The department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Lead course and curriculum development and collaborate with participating NEW North institutions in the start-up phase of a new mechanical engineering technology program.
  • Teach lower and upper-level courses in mechanical engineering technology.
  • Develop a strong research program involving collaboration with students and faculty.
  • Advise students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development of the  department.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to a demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work with a diverse array of program partners.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, October 5, 2017.

September Wellness Webinar: Make Mealtime Family Time

MealtimeSometimes it’s hard to gather for a sit-down meal. But family meals can teach your kids health lessons that will stick with them for years to come. And, if you don’t have kids, it can help strengthen your relationship with your spouse/partner or another friend. This webinar will provide you with tips and ideas for making mealtime fun and even help persuade those picky eaters.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 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 wellwisconsin.staywell.com and go to Webinars to register.

Wellness webinars highlighting various health and well-being topics will take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month. 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.

On-Site Health Screening on September 14th

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Know your numbers!

Register today for the on-site health screening event at UW-Green Bay for employees and their spouse/domestic partner who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program!

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Room: Phoenix Room in University Union

Complete two easy steps by October 20, 2017 to earn the $150* Well Wisconsin incentive:

STEP 1: Get your 2017 health screening** – log in to wellwisconsin.staywell.com and click the Programs tab to register for this event.

  • You’ll be in and out in 20 minutes
  • Screening includes measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL and Total), triglycerides and glucose
  • Fasting is not required, but is highly recommended for more accurate results
  • Screening completion will be displayed in the StayWell wellness portal within two business days. Your results will be automatically uploaded to your profile within 10 business days
  • On-site health screenings are confidential, free and voluntary

STEP 2: Complete the StayWell health assessment** at wellwisconsin.staywell.com

It takes about 10 minutes and is mobile and tablet friendly!

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

If you already completed your health screening this past April, you do not need to complete it again in 2017.  There will be another on-site screening event in April 2018, for the 2018 Well Wisconsin incentive.

Questions? For more information on on-site health screenings or the Well Wisconsin Program, log in to wellwisconsin.staywell.com or email payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.

* Those enrolled in Humana’s Medicare Advantage plan or have a postal address outside of the U.S. are not eligible to receive the $150 incentive. The $150 incentive is treated as taxable income and will be reported to your employer.

** Individual health information will never be shared with the employer.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

 

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Join local firefighters, students, faculty and staff in memory of the brave souls who lost their lives the day of the attack.  Share your thoughts and memories of the day we swore as a nation to never forget as we climb the stairs of the Cofrin Library in respect to the fallen.

When: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11 am – 1 pm

Where: Cofrin Library – 2nd to 8th floor stairwell

Vets 4 Vets and Public Safety representatives will be on hand, and there will be military, firefighter, and police related items/memorabilia on display at the plaza area of the library’s second floor.  Representatives from the Wellness Committee will be handing out flag pins to the first 50 people who climb to the 8th floor.

Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Join the conversation on the Vets 4 Vets UW-Green Bay Facebook page and share your thoughts and memories.

Event presented by UW-Green Bay Vets 4 Vets Student Club, Public Safety and the Wellness Committee.

Produce May Be the Key to Happiness

 

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A silver lining … and a slice of apple? Research shows fruits and vegetables not only nourish your body—they also make you happier.

One possible explanation: The feel-good boost of knowing you’re eating healthy. By now, almost everyone has heard that fruits and vegetables form the cornerstone of a nutritious diet. So you should rightfully feel proud of placing them on your plate.

The Brain Power of Produce

But that’s not all. Healthy compounds in produce help your brain function properly, improving your psychological health. Star nutrients include:

Complex carbohydrates. All carbs provide an instant lift as glucose, insulin, and serotonin flow through your veins. But unlike simple sugars, which often cause you to quickly crash, complex carbs from starchy veggies and fruits keep your blood sugar and hormone levels steady.

B vitamins, including folate and vitamin B-6. Your body needs these nutrients to produce brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Fall short and your emotions tend to run off track.

Some evidence also suggests that antioxidants in fruits and vegetables, including vitamins C and E, may help combat a process in your body that triggers cell damage. The jury is still out, but it’s possible antioxidants in fruits and vegetables may help keep your mood intact, and in particular, protect against depression.

Which Fruits and Veggies to Choose?

Health experts recommend at least five to nine servings per day of fruits and veggies. Create your own mood-boosting shopping list with these picks. They’re easy to find, low-cost, and can all fit into dishes your whole family will love.

Peas: Mix into pasta; stir into salads; or combine with onion, garlic, broth, and seasonings for a tasty soup.

Spinach: Use as a pizza topping, heat up frozen greens as a side dish, or heat in a pan with chickpeas for a tasty beans-and-greens sauté.

Bananas: Think beyond cereal—try bananas blended into smoothies, sliced lengthwise and topped with frozen yogurt, or even tossed with apples, lettuce, and peanuts for an unexpected salad.

Article from The StayWell Company, LLC

Welcome Alexa Frank!

Alexa Frank was hired in Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics as the Assistant Volleyball Coach on August 14, 2017.

Welcome, Alexa!

Veteran hires- we want YOU!

Veterans on Campus

Are you a veteran? Have you been hired in the past two years? UW-Green Bay Veteran Services Coordinator, Elaina Koltz, would love to hear from you! The Governors Council on Veterans Employment is looking to highlight stories of recently hired veterans to the UW workforce and would love to hear your story!

Please reach out to Elaina Koltz at koltze@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2065 to share your story today!