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TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

TIAA-CREF is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions on November 25th and 26th 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 click on the above link to 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

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

When: Monday; December 9, 2013; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm<a
Where: University Union Building, Heritage Room #232

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at

CURRENT Lunch and Learn

Investing in Health Lunch n’ Learn
Event Basics
When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
1315 Lime Kiln Rd
Green Bay, WI 54311
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Sliced roast pork, garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes, fresh blend of vegetables, blueberry/cranberry walnut tossed spring mix salad with vinaigrette dressing and coffee/water.
Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Investing in health: Why it matters to you, your company and your community
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, 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!
About the Speaker
Jennifer Van Den Elzen
Jen Van Den Elzen earned degrees in biology and Spanish at UW-Eau Claire before moving to Atlanta to pursue her master’s degree in public health at Emory University. After working for two years in the field of community health and behavior change research in Latin America, Jen returned to Wisconsin.

She is dedicated to community-based obesity prevention and believes strongly in coordinating our efforts across the state for the maximum positive impact throughout Wisconsin.

Jen spent two years as the health educator and obesity prevention coalition coordinator for Outagamie County Public Health before serving in her current position as the director of Live54218, Brown County’s Healthy Eating, Active Living Movement.

Welcome New Employee Patricia Leary

Patricia Leary started as a USA2 on October 28, 2013, in Counseling and Health.  She was previously an LTE for the Institute for Learning Partnership for five years.  She volunteers for the Mit Liebe German Shepherd Dog Rescue and the Nicolet Dog Club.  She is from Wiesbaden, Germany, and therefore is bilingual.  Patricia is married and has two sons.

Jingle Bell Run


 Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, December 7, 2013
8:00 a.m.
UW Green Bay Kress Events Center 

REGISTER TODAY to join UW-Green Bay’s team for the 2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. This is a fun, festive, family friendly event! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and join us for some holiday cheer. Adult Registration- $25, Youth Registration (12 and under) $15. Register by Monday, November 18th to get the UW-Green Bay team name included on your t-shirt. The wellness committee will be giving away a prize to the first 10 registrants who register before Friday, November 22nd!

Welcome New Employee Suzanne Lyons

Suzanne started on UW-Green Bay on October 14, 2013, as a Student Billing Coordinator.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay Suzanne worked for Brown County for six years in their payroll department.  She is from Green Bay and is married with two kids.

Welcome New Employee Paul Sheedy

Paul started on UW-Green Bay on October 14, 2013, as a Student Billing Coordinator.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay Paul worked at Rasmussen College for three and a half years.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UW-Whitewater and is from Suamico, Wisconsin.

Wellness Committee: Power Yoga & Nidra


Please join us for our upcoming Yoga event!
Power Yoga & Nidra
Thursday, November 7
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Special Events Room
Other notes:

  • This event is FREE to students, faculty/staff and Kress members
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a sweatshirt, blanket and/or pillow for the Nidra portion
  • This event is for ALL levels – experienced or new to yoga, you are sure to find your place on the mat

Get your sweat on from temple to toe.  Led by certified Yoga instructor, Liz.  This 90 minute practice starts with a flowing Power Yoga practice, and will be closed with a deep meditation (Nidra) where you will be invited to surrender to the ultimate state of letting go.

Mid semester can be stressful, why not work it out on the mat with a good sweat followed by a chance to take time for yourself and simply just breathe.

We hope you’ll join us for this magical event!

Please feel free to respond to this email, or email Liz at, if you have any questions!

CURRENT – Lead with Humor and Improvisation Workshop


Lead with Humor and Improvisation Workshop    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay
1015 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Continental breakfast and refreshments.
Register: 920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop.
Event Overview
Lead with Humor and Improvisation
(or How to Survive “Workplace-serious-itis”)
Fun at work? Humor at your desk? Improv in the Board Room? If marketing helps in telling your story and we are supposed to be functioning in teams to accomplish great things at work, why is work so serious? Finding your voice at work, and the humor in it, is so challenging for young leaders. Liysa Callsen will turn that serious journey through a silent world into stories, improv, audience participation, and tips that will give you a fresh perspective on your obstacles, teach you to use humor in life and in business, help you embrace diversity to form stronger teams, and enjoy the art of communicating beyond words.Participants will learn the principles of improvisation which will have a positive effect to advance your leadership skills. An excellent business tool that includes the following

  • Yes and…
  • Gifts to grow communication
  • How to avoid rejecting others; ”hearing” all ideas
  • Learn how to accept suggestions and not view them as criticism
  • Do’s and Don’ts to getting started
  • Practical, inexpensive and easy ideas to productivity with humor

This workshop is for young professionals who want to

  • Get more done while having more fun,
  • Create great team bonding,
  • Improve morale and productivity,
  • Develop their natural leadership abilities, and

Truly lead within their teams, divisions, departments, and organizations!

About the Speaker
Liysa Callsen
All things Liysapalooza
Liysa has lived her entire life in the deaf community – with two deaf parents and a deaf husband – she learned to communicate differently. Reallydifferently! Now, she’s finding the humor (and voice) in her challenges and learning to be heard above the noise.

Liysa trained with Second City Chicago and has turned her passion for business and humor into workshops, speaking engagements, and writings. She is a member of AATH (Say it aloud; it’s fun!) – Association for Applied Therapeutic Humor where she continues to learn more about humor’s serious (?) side (such as why it is so important in business!). In her free time, Liysa is producer of Lakeshore’s Top Comic and most recently Deer in the Headlights – Women’s Comedy Showcase launching this November, which was awarded a marketing grant from the State of Wisconsin.

Wellness Committee Fruit & Vegetable Challenge



The Wellness Committee is sponsoring a month long nutrition challenge encouraging employees to track their fruit and vegetable consumption and increase their daily servings.

Throughout the month of November, employees are encouraged to keep track of their daily servings of fruit and vegetables on the tracking forms provided.  At the end of each week, participants will turn in their tracking form to and weekly drawings will be held for prizes.  At the end of the month, a grand prize drawing will be held, with the winner receiving two Green Bay Gamblers Tickets.

Details on the Fruit and Vegetable Challenge and Tracking Forms.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wellness Committee at