Employee Spotlight: Paula Marcec

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Name: Paula Marcec

Position at UWGB: Assistant to the Chancellor

Summary of what you do: Rudder, and sometimes lifeboat, for the U.S.S. Chancellor Miller.

How long have you been employed: 13 years

Three words that describe you: I hope I would be described as loyal, caring and funny.

Personal interests: Traveling, spending time with my husband and dogs.


Any favorite line from a movie? “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Auntie Mame

Are you messy or organized? A little bit of both.

Best vacation you’ve been to? Italy

Describe what you were like at age 10. Bookworm

Do you have a favorite quote? “Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.” Whoopi Goldberg

Do you have an office nickname? What is it? Oh, I’m sure I do, but no one has shared it with me.

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work? Too many to share.

Favorite travel spot? Europe

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Oprah

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Julia Roberts, naturally. The resemblance is uncanny!

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why? Michelangelo – sculptor, painter, poet – the greatest artist of all time!

If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be? Improve the budget situation.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? My Gramma K. Oh to have more time with her!

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? No Regrets: Crazy Stuff I’ve Done

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? My photo albums.

Least favorite Food? Celery

Tell us a little about yourself. I’m married and have two, very ill mannered, dogs!

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us? I like Country music

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. I worked one season for the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee assisting the makeup artist; I met Dick Bacon, Mr. Nude America, when I was 16; I was a qualified radiological worker during outages my last year at Point Beach Nuclear Plant.

Top 3 life highlights? My marriage, the birth of a most loved niece and my first trip abroad (Ireland).

What advice would you give to recent new hires? When walking through the tunnels, always look like you know where you’re going, even if you’re lost!

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? Be fair, be honest and be generous with your time.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Working Commencement

What book did you read last? The Kennedy Women

What books are at your bedside? Science in the Soul by Richard Dawkins

What children’s character can you relate with most? Why? Lucy from Peanuts. Cause I can be a bit bossy.

What did you want to be when growing up? A nun (until I discovered boys)

What do you always want to try and never did? Learn to play the piano.

What do you like most about your job? All of my coworkers!

What do you like to do on your days off? Spend time with my husband

What else do you do for fun? Crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, play games.

What is an ability you wish you had? The ability to correctly guess winning lottery numbers

What is the first concert you attended? Seals & Croft

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? A little house in the Cinque Terra (Italy)

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? You don’t have to apologize for who you are.

What is your family like? Mildly dysfunctional

What is your favorite meal? Cheese and onion enchiladas with rice (hold the beans).

What is your favorite movie and book? Move: White Christmas Book: Pride & Prejudice

What is your favorite sport? Shopping

Hidden talent? Sadly, I have none. Or perhaps they’re so hidden even I don’t know what they are.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Stained glass, needlework, reading, canning, cooking with my husband

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Butter

What phobias do you have? The fear of drowning.

What places have you lived in? Milwaukee, West Allis, Brookfield, Green Bay

What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? TV: Desperate Housewives of New York

What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child? A Mrs. Beasley doll (from the TV series Family Affair)

What would people never guess you do in your role? In emergency situations, I have a key, and know how to change the toilet paper in the ladies room.

What would you like to be famous for? I would never want to be famous. Infamous maybe.

What’s on your bucket list? Learn to speak fluent French.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Chicken gizzards

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Happily retired

Where is your favorite place to eat? Redwood Inn

Where is your home town? Milwaukee

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? Tanzania, Africa

Assistant/Associate Professor & Program Director – Athletic Training

The Department of Human Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a full time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Athletic Training. This faculty member will receive administrative release time in order to serve as the founding Program Director for the new professional master’s degree in Athletic Training (MSAT).

Candidates with experience as a Program Director and/or Clinical Education Coordinator of an Athletic Training program, professional clinical experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer, and/or experience as a CAATE evaluation team member for on-site visits of Athletic Training programs are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates with a record of establishing relationships with internal and external constituents and demonstrated ability to successfully teach a breadth of post-secondary Athletic Training related courses are also strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information and full position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Lecturer – Human Biology

The College of Science and Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a full-time lecturer position to teach courses in Human Biology and Biology.

Candidates with expertise in Comparative Anatomy, Comparative Physiology, Human Anatomy, and Physiology are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information and full position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, February 5, 2018.

ETF Learning Opportunity Update — Cleveland Presentation


Know Your Benefits: WRS Employee Benefits Seminar in Cleveland

Attend a Wisconsin Retirement System employee benefits seminar and come away with a greater understanding of your WRS benefits and how they work. These one-hour evening presentations, hosted by the Department of Employee Trust Funds in cities throughout Wisconsin, are designed for all members, especially those who are within five years of retirement. Topics covered include the retirement process itself, return-to-work rules, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, beneficiary designations, purchasing service, how “life events” affect your benefits, and much more. Questions are encouraged – stick around for the Q&A session afterward!


WRS Employee Benefits Seminar

Wednesday, November 8

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Lakeshore Technical College

Centennial Hall, Room L177

1290 North Avenue, Cleveland 


Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.


SECC Statewide Annual Campaign




The Statewide Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) annual workplace campaign is officially underway! You can make a pledge anytime between now and November 30, 2017.The SECC Campaign is available for state and university employees outside of Dane, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. SECC raises money to support a wide range of charities doing important work like protecting our natural resources, providing health services and research, defending civil and human rights, and preventing violence.


To make your pledge:

  • Go to seccstatewide.wi.gov
  • Choose the link that corresponds with your employment
    • University
    • State
    • Retiree
  • Login or register following the instructions online
  • Find out more information about the charities available to support
  • Follow the instructions on the website to complete your pledge


The CHOICE is yours…

   You decide:

  • How you want to give – choose payroll contribution, cash or check.
  • Where your dollars go – when you designate your gift to specific charities, only the charities you choose will receive money from you.

Pick from more than 300 state, national and international charities.


Check out a list of common questions and concerns.

Learn more about the impact of your gift.


Thank you for your work as an employee of the State of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin system! State employees have a great impact on the quality of life for all citizens of Wisconsin every day at work and then by giving back through the Statewide SECC campaign.

ETF Presentations and Health Vendor Fair – Tuesday, October 17

A representative from the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will be on campus on Tuesday, October 17th to present information to the campus community regarding changes to the State Group Health Program.  ETF will talk through the timing of the decisions in a typical year, why this year was different with self-insurance as a consideration, how the budget bill impacted decisions, and some of the numbers used in the decision.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Times: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

            9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

           10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

LocationRoom 103 in the University Union

No registration required.

Representatives from health plans available to employees for 2018 will also attend on this date. Vendors will be present to talk through specific questions employees may have from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Please see below for the locations of vendors.  All rooms are located in the University Union.

Dean Health Insurance – Prevea360 – Manistique Room

Network Health – Manistique Room

Security Health Plan – Valley – Wequiock Room

WEA Trust – East – Wequiock Room

As a reminder, feel free to stop in to a Benefit Open Lab Session to have your Annual Benefit Enrollment questions answered or to get help with your eBenefits election process from one of our Benefit specialists.

Benefits Open Lab Sessions

Stop in to a Benefit Open Lab Session to have any of your Annual Benefit Enrollment (October 2nd – October 27th) questions answered or to get help with your eBenefits election process from one of our Benefit specialists.  All Benefit Open Lab Sessions will be held in IS 1129 J unless indicated below.

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    • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m
  • Tuesday, October 10th
    • 8:00 to 9:00 a.m
  • Friday, October 13th
    • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m
  • Wednesday, October 18th
    • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m
  • Friday, October 20th
    • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m
  • Monday, October 23rd
    • 8:00 – 9:20 a.m
  • Wednesday, October 25th – CL 102
    • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m
  • Thursday, October 26th – IS 1129 B
    • 10:00 – 12:00 p.m
  • Friday, October 27th
    • 8:30 – 10:30 a.m

Please contact payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 with any questions.


October Wellness Webinar: Understanding Health Values

By now, you’ve participated in your health screening as part of the Well Wisconsin incentive program. Join us to learn more about what the numbers mean and how you can maintain or improve them for your overall health and well-being.

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017HealthNumberA

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 735

No need to RSVP – just mark your calendar to join us, and bring your lunch!

You could also participate in this webinar at your workstation if you prefer – please visit wellwisconsin.staywell.com and go to Webinars to register.

Wellness webinars highlighting various health and well-being topics will take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month. All webinars will be recorded and available to Well Wisconsin Program participants on the wellness portal after the event date.

To access the wellness portal, you must be an employee, retiree, or enrolled spouse/domestic partner enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Program.

University Services Program Associate – Continuing Education & Community Engagement

This position reports to the Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development and is responsible for providing a high level of customer service within the Division, WGFOA (contracted association), outside customers, and partnering organizations. As a liaison with internal and external people, this position interacts with a diverse audience of individuals and organizations by communicating procedural information, interpreting and implementing System regulations and policies, and resolving complex problems.

For more information and full position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, October 19, 2017.