Welcome Jayne Kluge

Jayne Kluge

Jayne started as a University Services Program Associate in TRIO and Precollege on February 18, 2013.  She was previously employed at Greatland Corporation for 27 years.  She earned her BA in Business Administration and Human Development at UW Green Bay.  Jayne is from Hortonville, Wisconsin.  She enjoys fitness, fishing in Minocqua with family, reading, trying new things, and summertime.

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:


What:             Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn:
AED: Be a Lifesaver

When:             3/12/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch) or
                       3/13/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)

Where:            Christie Theater

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) analyzes the heart’s electrical rhythm for abnormalities. When needed, and AED administers a shock, called defibrillation, to a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. The shock may help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm and can increase the chance of survival.

Every minute counts. Even the fastest ambulance response rates in the U.S. are not sufficient to give most Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims a fighting chance–unless an AED is readily available. Victims’ survival chances drop by 10% for every minute that passes, while an AED can increase survival chances from 5% to as high as 75%.

The University has recently added several AED’s providing for 21 total across the campus.  Come to this session and get informed about how to properly use an AED in an emergency situation.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

Welcome Mark Olcott

Mark Olcott

Mark started as Facilities Repair Worker – Advanced on February 25, 2013.  Prior to starting at UW Green Bay he was employed at Shape Care Nursing and Rehabilitation for thirteen years.  Mark is from Coleman, Wisconsin.  He is married to Lisa and has four children, Steven, Tyler, Amy Jane, and Mallory.  He is also learning sound recording with Zoom R16 and Ableton Live 8.

Welcome Nick Phillips

Nick Phillips

Nick started as an HVAC Specialist on February 25, 2013.  Prior to starting at UW Green Bay he was employed at Air Quality Specialists for 5 years.  He received his Associates Degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in HVAC-R.  Nick is from Green Bay and is engaged.

Current and UWGB Business Week

Current is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business to provide students an opportunity to interact with area professionals during Business Week. Additionally, it’s a great way for Current to begin promoting the value of our programs to those preparing to enter the workforce.

We’re looking for area young professionals who can listen to student elevator pitches and participate in a networking session. These activities will enable students to hone their networking skills and provide us the opportunity to share information about Current and/or the business community.

Please join us for this informal gathering and help area students!

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Estimated Agenda
5:00 p.m. Presentation about Current
5:10 p.m. Student Elevator Pitches
5:45 p.m. Presentation about Networking by Current Member Sara Halfman
6:00 p.m. Networking and Hors D ‘Oeuvres
7:00 p.m. Conclusion

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University Union, Phoenix B

Click here to register for this session or email Brian Johnson or call (920) 593-3408.

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

This message is for Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Employees

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has published an Employer Bulletin listing free public presentations in March and April regarding the Wisconsin Retirement System.  Topics include:

  • Calculating retirement benefits
  • Annuity options
  • Separation benefits
  • Taxes
  • Survivor benefits
  • Health and life insurance benefits

Presentations are scheduled for Appleton, Eau Claire, Hayward, Janesville, La Crosse, Marinette, Middleton/Madison, Pewaukee, Racine and Wausau.

Link to Bulletin:  http://etf.wi.gov/employers/bulletins_all/eba20130220.pdf

Welcome Daniel Bos

Daniel Bos

Daniel started as a Custodian on February 18, 2013.  He was previously employed at UW Madison for 30 years.  Daniel is from Wabeno, WI, and has a son and a grandson.

Current Event: February 27, 2013

Whether you are aspiring to lead or are an experienced leader already, the upcoming Current event will be insightful for building trust, credibility, and rapport with your employees and co-workers.

We highly recommend this event and hope to see you there. Programming is targeted at ages 21-40 but everyone is welcome to attend. UWGB has a Corporate Membership and encourages your participation. Contact Human Resources for more details on getting signed up!



Building Trust, Credibility and Rapport     Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2013
5 p.m. Registration, Networking and Hors D’Oeuvres
6 p.m. Presentation
Where: Riverside Ballroom
1560 Main St.
Green Bay, WI  54302
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Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 All-Inclusive Events Package
Learn More
Menu: Assorted Hors D’Oeuvres
Register: (920) 593-3408
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Building Trust, Credibility and Rapport
Participants will learn a technique to improve memory helping you to increase your confidence. Additionally, you will learn a process to build trust, credibility and rapport so you may lead others. Last, participants will practice a tool that helps great leaders win friends and influence others, a mainstay of the Dale Carnegie philosophy.
About the Speaker
Keith Plaster
Executive Director
Dale Carnegie TrainingKeith Plaster is the president and CEO of the Wisconsin-based Government General Contracting Company, Panacea Group. Keith also is the executive director of Dale Carnegie Training for Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he helps companies and people like us, grow and develop dreams into reality.After graduating high school, Keith served 6 years in the US Navy aboard a fast attack nuclear submarine and now resides in Seymour, Wis. with his 2 sons, Cody, 18, and Drew, 18, and daughter Arianna, who is 13 going on 20.Keith loves spending time in the outdoors whether in silent sports to include biking and skiing or motor sports to include snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and motorcycles; but most of all he enjoys long-range shooting.

Welcome Patrick Bowlin

Patrick Bowlin

Patrick started on February 13, 2013, as the Women’s Assistant Volleyball Coach.  Prior to starting at UW Green Bay he was employed at Marquette University.  He received his degree in Elementary Education from St. John’s University in Minnesota.  He is from Winona, Minnesota and his family includes his parents, Pat and Laurie, and sisters, Danielle, Devin, Lauren, Kathleen, and Gabby.

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:


What:             Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn
Mindfulness Presentation
by Lissa Balison. MSE, LPC, Counselor, Counseling and Health Center

When:             2/27/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)

Where:            University Union- Room 103

In a culture of always sprinting ahead, and looking behind (often with regret and/or embarrassment) wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to take a break from all of that and “just be” from time to time.  Mindfulness will give you that opportunity.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means to deliberately pay attention to whatever you are doing, right now. Everything except sleep can be done mindfully. For example, we can eat mindfully or we can think about past or future events without paying attention to our eating.

This is not the easiest of things to do but it is possible. This lunch and learn will focus on basic mindfulness practice that anyone can apply to their daily life.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.