The Summer Wellness Challenge at the Kress Event Center finished up at the end of August. We would like to thank the 27 employees who participated in this challenge throughout the summer!
Congratulations to the following employees who got at least 12 punches on their punch cards and win a wellness prize:
- Sarah Locke
- Jill Siegmund
- Laura Sinclair
- Tina Tackmier
- Amanda Wildenberg
- James Zarling
- Alan Chu
- Sara Chaloupka
Join local protective services representatives, students, faculty and staff in climbing the Cofrin Library stairwell from the 2nd to 8th floor, in memory of the brave souls who lost their lives the day of the 9/11 attacks. The four attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 others.
When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Cofrin Library – 2nd to 8th floor stairwell
Vets 4 Vets, ROTC, and University Police representatives will be on hand, and there will be military, firefighter, and police related items/memorabilia on display at the plaza area of the library’s second floor. We will be handing out flag pins to the first 50 people who climb to the 8th floor, and there will be snacks and refreshments available in the 2nd floor plaza area.
Event presented by UW-Green Bay Vets 4 Vets Student Club, ROTC, University Police and the Wellness Committee.
The key to preventing stress is to find ways to reduce the stressors in your life and to counteract stress with activities that provide balance and peace of mind. Try this suggestion today to help you reduce and manage your stress.
At Work: Work on key projects when you’re most productive. If you’re a morning person, do your most challenging work before lunch. Do less stressful tasks, such as returning phone calls and filing, after lunch.
Article from the StayWell Company, LLC
Did you know you can enroll, change or cancel coverage in the Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance plan at any time?
The AD&D insurance plan offers affordable coverage in case of accidental death or dismemberment to UW employees and dependents who meet eligibility requirements. You can elect single or family (spouse/domestic partner and eligible children) coverage ranging from $25,000 to $500,000.
Benefits may be payable if you have an accident that results in loss of life, sight, speech, hearing, loss or use of certain limbs and/or permanent and total disability. The plan also includes travel assistance coverage through Zurich Travel Assist and identity theft coverage through CyberScout LifeStages Identity Management.
More Information on the AD&D plan is available on the UW System Employee Benefits website: Accidental Death & Dismemberment. To enroll, change, or cancel coverage, complete an Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance application. Return the completed application to your human resources office. Enrollments and changes in coverage are effective the first of the month on or following receipt of your application.
Source: UW System Human Resources
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by FEI, provides UW employees and members of their household with confidential resources to address personal and/or work-related concerns. EAP services are offered at no cost to employees.
The 2019 Monthly Webinar Series is open for registration. Click here for webinar information and registration.
August 2019 Webinar: Put Your Compensation to Work
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – 11:00am to 12:00pm Central Daylight Time
Description: During benefits enrollment, it’s easy to make the same benefit choices as last year – but the easy way might not be the best way. Take full advantage of the employee benefits available to you by uncovering “hidden” compensation opportunities you may not know about.
September 2019 Webinar: The Effects of Loneliness and Social Isolation
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 11:00am to 12:00pm Central Daylight Time
Description: Did you know that most lonely individuals are married, live with others and are not clinically depressed? Join us to learn how loneliness and social isolation can impact our health and longevity. Using a brain science perspective, we’ll discuss the connection between loneliness and increased health risks including suicide.
Webinar Registration: Registration is required. Click here to register. Follow the individual links on each webinar for registration. Note: Employees must attend a webinar on their own time or consult with their supervisor for approval to attend.
Source: UW System Human Resources
Thank you to DeLorey Chiropractic for presenting the How to Stay Young Lunch ‘n Learn on June 19th, and providing pizza and chair massages! Ten employees attended and learned the importance of maintaining a healthy spine to avoid back problems as we age.
Jamie with DeLorey explained that just like we maintain our teeth through getting check-ups every 6 months and caring for them daily to ensure we have healthy teeth throughout our lives, it is important to give attention to our spinal health now, instead of waiting until we are in a lot of pain. It is estimated that 80% of people experience back pain, so this is a widespread issue.
Thanks to everyone who attended!
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 30th, are as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
SUMMER CHALLENGE: Utilize the Kress Events Center 12 times this summer and receive a prize courtesy of the Wellness Committee. Punch cards can be found and stored at the Kress Events Center front desk. A front desk attendant will punch your card each time you visit.
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Employees have unlimited access to FREE group fitness classes during the summer.
OUTDOOR RENTALS: Employees have access to our new equipment rentals at a special university price!
Please contact Alex Reichenberger, Fitness Coordinator at the Kress Events Center (firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 2836), with any questions.
Looking for a challenge this summer? Check out these 30 day challenges created by Alex Reichenberger, Fitness Coordinator! These are posted on the Wellness website at: https://www.uwgb.edu/wellness-committee/challenges/30-day-challenges/
If you are enrolled in the state health insurance program, here are some other wellness challenges available on the StayWell website:
- Million Steps Challenge
- 21 Day Meditation Challenge
- Sleep Well Challenge
If you haven’t already completed your 2019 Wellness Incentive Well-Being Activity, knock that out this summer! Here is a list of the activity options: https://wellwisconsin.staywell.com/Programs/Activities/All-Webinars.aspx (Deadline is October 11, 2019)
A representative from DeLorey Chiropractic will present this Lunch ‘n Learn about our spinal health and how to improve overall mobility.
Date: Wednesday, June 19th
Time: 12:00 to 12:40 pm
Location: 1965 Room, University Union
Please RSVP by Monday, June 17th: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZp9stTZUkAQHLn
DeLorey Chiropractic will also provide free chair massages and free pizza for those in attendance! Questions? Please contact email@example.com or (920) 465-2203. Hope to see you there!
Good Luck at the Bellin Run this Saturday, June 8th! Eighteen UW-Green Bay employees will be participating: Thomas Caldie, Laxmi Chataut, Kate Burns, Jana Fogaca, Jamel Heim, Desiree Kittle, Sarah Locke, James Marker, Ryan Martin, Donna Mleziva, Dan Moore, Nate Rusch, Joan Schaller, Barb Tomashek-Ditter, Molly Vandervest, Kimberly Vlies, Crystal Williams and John Zimonick. Thanks to Sue Bodilly for taking the above photo!
Jenna Bares, UW-Green Bay student, and Alex Reichenberger, Fitness Coordinator, designed the team T-shirts this year! The great logo they created was printed on the front of the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run Team T-shirts. The T-shirts were purchased through a wellness grant from the Department of Employee Trust Funds.
“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” ~ Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder