Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Individual Sessions

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 attachments for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and new options

When:   Thursday; April 24, 2014; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   Student Services Building, Room 1705

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

Lunch and Learn: Live 54218 @ the Inclusivity Health Fair

 

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What:              Lunch and Learn: Live 54218 @ the Inclusivity Health Fair

When:              Thursday, April 3
                          1:00 to 1:45 p.m.       

Where:             Phoenix Rooms

Where we live, learn, work and play impacts our health.  By investing in health – personally, at work, and in the community – we not only prevent disease, but also save dollars, strengthen businesses and improve quality of life in our community.  Join Jen Van Den Elzen, director of Live54218.org, to learn about five key behaviors that affect your health and successful strategies for creating a worksite and a community that support you in living a long and healthy life! Please see the flyer for details.

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Lunch & Learn: How to Cool Heartburn & GERD

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What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
How to Cool Heartburn & GERD
When: Wednesday, March 19th
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Where: University Union, 1965 Room
Dr. Peterson from Bellin Health will present information on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), including what GERD is, how to recognize symptoms, and treatment options.  Details of the presentation can be found on the attached flyer.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events! 

Wellness Lunch and Learn: Running/Walking

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What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Running/Walking Progressions & Getting Motivated for the 2014 Bellin Run 
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
Where: University Union – Christie Theatre
Join the Wellness Committee and Bellin Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nate Vandervest for an informational lunch and learn on the dos and don’ts of creating a Running/Walking Progressions and how to get motivated to use the Bellin Run to stay on track with your fitness goals!
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events! 

Wellness Lunch and Learn: AHA MYStart! Tool

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What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
AHA MyStart! Tool & Step into Spring Challenge Information 
When: Friday, March 28, 2014
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  
Where: SS 1400, Spring Room
Looking for a way to track your physical and nutrition activity?  Want a way to personalize a walking plan that works best for you or to create your own custom walking paths to share with others?  Looking forward to another team challenge as we head into spring?  Attend this informational session on the American Heart Association MyStart! tool and find out ways to use the MyStart! tool to get active for a healthier lifestyle as well as information on the upcoming Step into Spring Challenge that will take place in April.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

CURRENT – UWGB Sponsored Workshop

A reminder that UWGB has a Corporate Membership with CURRENT. Please see below for a great professional development opportunity!
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Event Basics  
When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: NWTC Corporate Conference Center
2740 W Mason St
Green Bay, WI  54303
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Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Continental breakfast and refreshments.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop.
Event Overview
Rock your Audience with Power, Passion and Purpose
There are legitimate reasons people (including leaders) fear public speaking more than death. We fear we’re exposing ourselves to scrutiny of our knowledge, ideas and private ideals. While it’s important to prepare a speech or presentation by crafting the wording, many professionals don’t realize one of the keys to engaging their audience; that speaking from their passion, framing their speech around their message and who they are as a person, is what moves their audience. If you don’t look and sound confident, others won’t be confident in you. In our session together, we’ll explore and practice the components that empower your voice and infuse your passion:

  • Examine common myths and truths that keep people in fear versus empowerment
  • Break through your fears by putting them to the test
  • Tap into your unique message based on your life experience and what makes YOU awesome
  • Participate in fun, experiential exercises that move you out of your comfort zone
  • Acquire experience from constructive feedback

You will want to attend if you:

  • Desire to improve your professional and personal confidence through public speaking exercises
  • Feel an inner drive to express yourself more fully
  • Shy away from speaking opportunities
  • Are looking to change your public speaking fears to power and confidence

Take your public speaking to the next level to influence broader audiences

About the Speaker
Cher Gunderson
Owner/Founder
Master Your Accent, LL

CCher Gunderson is passionate about helping people break through their terror barriers. She is the owner and founder of Master Your Accent, LLC, connecting professionals with their clients and their markets through dynamic verbal and nonverbal, live, virtual and written communications and confidence skills training.  

Through her own experiences of speaking to live and virtual audiences about how she empowers foreign-born professionals to decrease their risk of misunderstandings, she trains and motivates professionals to step into their public speaking potential. Her program results in engaging, interactive, credible presentations that inspire and move audiences to action.

2014 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge!

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UW Green Bay Corporate Challenge
Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 14, 2014

 REGISTER TODAY to participate on the 2014 UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge team for the Bellin Run.

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 to 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 customized 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.

Interested in training with fellow employees? Contact the Wellness Committee for coordination of employee interest.

Join the Wellness Committee and Bellin Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nate Vandervest for an informational Lunch and Learn on Running/Walking Progressions and Getting Motivated for the 2014 Bellin Run

When:             Wednesday, April 9, 12:10 – 1:00 p.m.

Where:            University Union - Christie Theatre

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

Lunch and Learn

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What:               AED: Be a Lifesaver
When:              Tuesday, February 18, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
     or
Thursday, February 20, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
Where:            University Union
Alumni Rooms A/B
  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 over 30 across the campus.  Come to this session and get informed about how to properly use an AED in an emergency situation.
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Welcome Arlene Torres

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Arlene started as an Advisor in Adult Degree on January 21, 2014.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked at Manpower Group and at University of Phoenix.  She is involved with Junior Achievement and the Bruce Guadalupe Community School both of which are located in Milwaukee.  She earned her MBA at the University of Phoenix and her BA in Spanish/Global Studies at Ripon College.  Arlene has a one year old daughter and is from Eklhorn, Wisconsin.  She is bilingual in Spanish and has studied abroad in Seville, Spain.

2014 WRS Benefit Presentations

2014 Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Benefit Presentations

Each spring and fall, the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) hosts free presentations for employees throughout the state on WRS and other benefit programs.  ETF offers two different benefit presentations: one for those within five years of retirement and one for new and mid-career employees.

New & Mid-Career Employees

These one-hour evening presentations are designed for WRS members who are more than five years from retirement.  ETF provides accurate information about WRS benefits early in a member’s career so that they can make sound, strategic decisions over the course of their careers.  Topics covered at each presentation include vesting requirements, various ways to enhance a WRS retirement benefit, purchasing service, military service credit, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, contribution rates, the importance of a beneficiary form and how to complete one, as well as how “life event” changes affect retirement benefits.

Presentations in our area:

  • Green Bay
    • Monday, April 14, 2014
    • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    •  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – Lecture Hall (SC132)

Tentative Fall 2014 WRS Presentations set for: Appleton, Marinette, and Wausau.  We will send out more information when details become available.

WRS Members Nearing Retirement

These two-hour evening presentations are designed for WRS members who are within five years of retirement.  Attendees will receive the information they need to make important decisions at retirement.  Topics covered at each presentation include WRS annuity options, return-to-work rules, post-retirement annuity adjustments, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, the importance of keeping a beneficiary form up to date, purchasing service before retirement, the difference between a joint survivor and a beneficiary, as well as how “life event” changes affect WRS retirement benefits.

Presentations in our area:

  • Appleton
    • Thursday, March 6, 2014
    • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Fox Valley Technical College – Cafeteria/Commons
  • Marinette
    • Monday, March 3, 2014
    • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Marinette High School – W.J. Jones Auditorium

Tentative Fall 2014 WRS Presentations set for: Green Bay.  We will send out more information when details become available.

For full details on ETF’s presentations, including locations of other presentations not in the Green Bay area, please see the ETF Employer Bulletin or visit ETF’s website: http://etf.wi.gov/.