UWGB Wellness Committee: Reminders and Newsletter

Interested in Open Gym basketball?  Hoops Basketball Open Gym is held every Thursday evening at the Kress Events Center.  Contact Scott Berg for times and further information.

Submit your team today for the “Step Into Spring” Challenge! Sign up by Monday, April 1st to start logging your activities!

Register today for the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge and start your training today.

Visit the Wellness Committee website for further information and newsletters.

16th Annual Phoenix 5K X-C Fundraiser

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family! Participate in friendly competition while gearing up and preparation for the Bellin Runon June 8, 2013.  Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate.Complete a registration form to register today for the 16th Annual Phoenix 5K X-C Fundraiser
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013
10:00am:  ½ mile kiddie run
10:15am:  5K starts at (immediately following the kid’s run)
Where: Kress Events Center
Entry Fee: $20 pre-registered runners ($25 on race day)
$15 pre-registered UW-Green Bay students & staff ($20 on race day)
$7 pre-registered Kiddie run ($10 on race day)
Pre-register by: Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • All proceeds will benefit the Green Bay Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Programs.
  • Chance to win many fabulous door prizes!
  • Silent Auction: Packer Football
  • 50-50 Raffle

 “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Welcome Mary Valitchka

Mary Valitchka

Mary Valitchka started on March 15, 2013, as the Grad Studies Student Services Coordinator.  Mary is on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Scott.  She earned her BS at UW-Green Bay and her MPA at UW-Oshkosh.  Mary is from Green Bay.

Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event
(See below for incentive details!)

When:                               Monday, April 29th
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:                              Phoenix Rooms A & B, University Union

Who can Participate:       Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult�
children enrolled in United HealthCare NE health insurance plan

How to Participate:          Pre-Registration is required!
Register at https://register.wellness-inc.com/index/registration-key
(Code St-88021-3)

Deadline to Register:      Friday, April 12, 2013

The State of Wisconsin health insurance plans are all offering Health Risk Assessments this year as a wellness initiative. By completing  a Health Risk Assessment (online questionnaire and a biometric screening) you are given results and tools to help you understand and potentially improve your health.  We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

For United HealthCare NE, the biometric screening will consist of:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Glucose (Fingerstick)
  • Cholesterol Level (Fingerstick)

*For best results, it is recommended that the tests are taken under fasting conditions (no food for 12 hours prior to tests).

United HealthCare NE is offering a $75 gift card incentive for completing the Health Risk Assessment.

Details on the Health Risk Assessment and incentive can be found on United HealthCare’s website:  http://www.uhc.com/health_and_wellness/tools_calculators/online_health_assessment.htm

Please see the United Health Care flyer for additional information and direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

“Step into Spring” Challenge


Step 1: Create a Team consisting of 3-5 members. E-mail the list of members to danielsk@uwgb.edu.

Step 2: Register of the American Heart Association MyStart! website to log your activity.

Step 3: Participate! Log your activities throughout the month of April on the MyStart! website.

Step 4: Earn Incentives! Weekly drawings will be held for participants logging their activities. At the end of the competition, the team with the most miles logged will win a 360° of Wellness T-shirt! Continue logging your activities after Tuesday, April 30 for future drawings and incentives.

See the Informational flyer on how to sign up and compete today!

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

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation


Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please see the linksfor more information about WDC’s Program highlights and new options.

When:   Monday, April 1, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   University Union Building, Room 103

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@greatwest.com .

Reminder – TIAA-CREF on March 25th and 26th.

Reminder….  There are still some open appointment times available to meet with TIAA-CREF on March 25th and 26th.


TIAA CREF is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions (see attachment) where you can discuss your financial situation with a TIAA CREF consultant.  They will be available to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about TIAA CREF sessions at UWGB.   To schedule a consultation with representative Chad Stein, call 1-866-843-5640  Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST), or register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 .

Welcome Myra Gilreath

Myra Gillreath

Myra started employment at UW-Green Bay on March 11, 2013, as the Assistant Director of the Regional Center for Math and Science.  She was previously employed at UW-Oshkosh.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Loyola University Chicago in International Studies and Peace Studies.  Her home town is Lake Linden, Michigan.  Myra is married to Rob and they have a dog named Stella.  She is happy and excited to be here!

Welcome Lee Reinke

Lee ReinkeLee started on March 11, 2013, as the Assistant Director (Business/Retail) in the University Union.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay Lee was the Owner/Operator of Deer Run Golf Course for seventeen years.  He is from Brillion, Wisconsin, and he earned his bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College.  Lee and his wife Beth and have three children, Ryan, Seth, and Megan.  Lee loves sports, especially golf, and he enjoys yard work.

Wellness Committee: 2013 Bellin Run

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family!

Register today for the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge!

Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 8, 2013

Participate in friendly competition while promoting a healthier lifestyle! Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge.

Register today and enjoy the benefits:

  • VIP Race Packet Delivery – all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
  • an early registration gift - if registered by Wednesday, May 1
  • entry for additional prizes donated by UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee.

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay, Team Password: 840

Visit the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run website for information on registration.

Join us for a Lunch and Learn to hear more about the Bellin 10 K, and receive helpful hints on registration, training, and other aspects of the run from Assistant Race Director, Linda Maxwell.

When:                 Friday, March 22, 12:10 – 1 p.m.

Where:               University Union, 1965 Room

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”