Employees have unlimited Kress access during summer

Just a reminder that UW-Green Bay employees have unlimited access to the Kress Events Center until the end of summer.  Summer hours, through August 31st, are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Kress
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Also, employees have unlimited access to free group fitness classes during summer.  Click on this link to view the summer group fitness schedule: http://www.uwgb.edu/kress-events-center/fitness-programs/class-schedule/

Please contact Alex Reichenberger, Fitness Coordinator at the Kress Events Center (reichena@uwgb.edu or ext. 2836) with any questions.

Student Acknowledgement Form No Longer Required as of July 1st

In an effort to increase efficiency, new student employees will no longer need to complete a Student Employment Acknowledgement Form as of July 1, 2018; however, student employees are still responsible to monitor their hours worked each week to ensure compliance with the hours limitations.  The hours limitations have not changed and are shown on the Student Employee Payroll Schedule, and the Student Employment Operational Policy is still in effect.

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Grilled Salmon Steaks

IngredientsSalmon

  • 2 salmon steaks, about 6 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons dipping sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil

Directions

  1. Heat grill to hot and rub grids with cooking oil.
  2. Baste steaks with sauce.
  3. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. Turn once and baste again.
  5. Cook 5 minutes more.
  6. Fish should be opaque throughout (145°F internal temperature).

Serves 2 (Gluten-free)
Each serving contains about 295 calories, 31 g protein, 17 g fat, 7 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, and 343 mg sodium.

This recipe is gout-friendly because it contains food moderate in purines. Meat, poultry, and fish intake should be limited to 1 to 2 servings per day.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Eat fruit before bed today

No, we’re not messing with you. If you don’t believe us, believe the National Sleep Foundation, which reports that eating certain fruits may help you fall Kiwiasleep faster and wake up less often.

The key ingredient here is a hormone called melatonin, which helps regulate your sleep/wake cycle. When you eat foods that have a lot of melatonin, you may sleep more soundly. And, lucky you, some of the foods that contain melatonin include delicious fruits like tart cherries, bananas, pineapple, and oranges.

If you’re looking for something even more specific, try eating kiwi. A study showed that eating two kiwis before bed can increase your sleep duration by an hour over the course of a month if you have insomnia. And since kiwis taste like candy, you’re getting a double dose of goodness—deliciousness and slumber!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

20 Employees Participate in the Bellin Run

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in or helped with the Bellin Run in Green Bay last Saturday!  There were 20 employees who ran or walked, and some commented that the weather was really nice that morning (cloudy and not too warm), but when the sun came out later, it got hot! KimberlyPacker

 

“The Bellin Run is my favorite run/walk event. I really look forward to it every year because the whole community shows up to give their support or to participate. I’m thrilled that UW-Green Bay continues to organize a corporate team because it makes it so easy to pick up our packets right on campus. We also like to show our UW-Green Bay pride by wearing the team shirt on race day. ☺”

~ Kimberly Vlies

MartinRyanPic“My son, Rhys, ran his first full Bellin with the UWGB team this year.  He’s 8-years-old and he’s been doing the kids Bellin every year since he was 3 or so but this year wanted to run the full 6.2  He sprinted the last .2 miles and told me when he was done, “I felt like I was flying. I really was like a Phoenix.”

~ Ryan Martin

Make a soup from scratch

When you think of healthy food, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a piece of fruit or big leafy greens. But what about soup? New research finds that it’s a smart choice. According to the study, people who eat more soup tend to have a lower body weight, have a slimmer waistline, and eat fewer total calories than non-soup eaters. One reason is that many soups are packed full of water and fiber, two things that help you feel fuller with fewer calories. And soups tend to include a hefty portion of veggies that are rich in vitamins and minerals. In fact, when you make soup, you can swap 2 ounces of meat or 1 cup of noodles with 1 cup of chopped veggies to make it even healthier.

Soup can be a money-saver, too. Simple recipes for veggie soup can be made for about 50 cents a serving using items you probably already have on hand. So go ahead and whip up a hearty batch of healthy soup. Here’s a simple slow-cooker recipe to inspire you today:

Black Bean and Corn SoupSoupBlackBean

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14½ oz. can low-sodium Mexican stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 14½ oz. can low-sodium diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 11 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, sliced
  • 4 ribs celery, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for five to six hours.

Serves 8. Per serving: Calories 120, Calories from Fat 15, Total Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 480mg, Total Carbohydrate 23g, Dietary Fiber 7g, Sugars 7g, Protein 6g

Article and Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Power down electronics early today

Why wake up your brain before you go to sleep? Most experts recommend turning off your phone, computer, tablet, and television one to two hours before bedtime. In today’s hyper-engaged age, it’s tempting to unwind by snuggling into bed with Facebook or a favorite TV show in your hands. But the mental activity involved in playing games or catching up on email keeps your brain awake. Plus, while your phone’s screen is certainly smaller than the sun or an overhead light, even small electronic devices emit enough light to miscue the brain and promote wakefulness. The light restrains the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep/wake cycle, which makes it harder to fall and stay asleep. Tonight, ban the gadgets from your bedroom and unwind with a warm bath or a good old-fashioned book instead!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

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Good Luck at the Bellin Run!

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The Bellin Run is this Saturday, June 9th, and 18 UW-Green Bay employees will be walking or running on Saturday morning. Good luck to Bob Blihar, Kate Burns, Bridget Derge, Jana Fogaca, Michael Holstead, James Marker, Aaron Maternowski, Ryan Martin, Donna Mleziva, Dan Moore, Darrel Renier, Joan Schaller, Barb Tomashek-Ditter, Molly Vandervest, Kimberly Vlies, Bobbie Webster, Crystal Williams and John Zimonick!  Thanks to Dan Moore for taking the above photo!abigailphoto

Thank you to UW-Green Bay student, Abigail Doubek (picture at right), for designing the team T-shirts this year!  The logo she created, shown below, was printed on the back of the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run Team T-shirts, which team members received this week.  The T-shirts were available through funding offered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds to support employee wellness and the Well Wisconsin Program. Thank you ETF!

Thank you to Aaron Maternowski for being the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run Team Captain!  Should be nice weather on Saturday morning – Go team!

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Choose three things to donate or throw away

DonateHave you ever felt overwhelmed by your stuff? Maybe your kitchen cupboards are packed with unused gadgets and servingware (how did you end up with two blenders?). Or maybe it’s your closet that’s the problem—it’s so stuffed with clothes, shoes, and other belongings that it’s hard to find what you’re looking for.

Most of us have far more possessions than we need or even want. Why not cut back on the clutter and choose three things from your home to donate or throw away? If the item may be useful to someone else, set it aside for a charity or resale shop. If it’s broken or useless, throw it out. Getting rid of even a few items can reduce clutter, help you get organized, and help you feel more in control of your environment—and your life!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Also, don’t forget about the Campus Cupboard in Rose Hall, room 140: https://www.uwgb.edu/cupboard/