Fall Fitness Frenzy

Activity Challenge

October 5 to November 13, 2015

This activity challenge creates awareness and provides opportunity for the campus community to participate in all 8 dimensions of wellness (Emotional, Environmental, Fiscal, Intellectual, Nutritional, Occupational, Physical, and Social) that the Wellness Committee promotes.

Participants will complete activities from each dimension of wellness to be entered into the drawing to win prizes.

Please click on the following link for more information:

Fall Fitness Frenzy Challenge

Please contact the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.


Upcoming Area Wellness Events

Looking for information on local wellness opportunities? Check out these upcoming wellness events being held throughout our area during September & October.

Bellin Women’s Half Marathon
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 5637 Sturgeon Bay Rd., New Franken

Fallfest on the Fox
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Adams Street Lot, Downtown Green Bay

Color Run Green Bay
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: UWGB, Studio Arts Parking Lot

2nd Annual Human Foosball
Date: Friday, October 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Titletown Brewery, Green Bay

Fox Cities Nitelite Run
Date: Friday, October 2, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Appleton City Center Plaza

Preble Pride Anti-Bullying Run, Walk & Roll
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Preble High School

Pink Pumpkin 5K
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NWTC

Africa Hope Run
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: East De Pere High School

UWGB 5K Spawning Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: UWGB

Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Location: Brown County Arena


  Know of other upcoming area wellness events that you would like to share?  Send information to wellness@uwgb.edu.

9/11 Memorial Walk the Stairs Event

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee & Public Safety present:

What:  9/11 Memorial Walk the Stairs Event

When: Friday, September 11, 2015
Stairs will be open between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Where: 2nd floor Atrium Cofrin Library

Participants will walk the stairs of the library floors 2 through 8 to honor and pay tribute to the victims, families, and service members affected by the tragic events of 9/11/01.

  • Each step taken represents 48 seconds the building stood burning
  • For each step taken, 20 people lost their lives in the twin towers
  • For each step taken 16 U.S. soldiers were killed in Operation Enduring Freedom

Join us to pay tribute and show your support!

July Lunch ‘n Learn- Pickleball



Want to get in on the fastest growing sport in America?

UWGB Director of Marketing Sue Bodilly shares her favorite pastime – Pickleball – in this Lunch and Learn session.

Sue will be joined by a few members of the Packerland Pickleball Players club who will guide you through the game, its rules, a few strategic pointers, and then allow YOU to get in on the action.  Come and see why the sport (a combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton) is booming from coast-to-coast, and right here in Green Bay.

All equipment is provided.

When: Thursday, July 16, 2015; 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Student Services Plaza

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 14, 2015 to Sue at bodillys@uwgb.edu

Rain Date is Thursday, July 23, 2015


Congratulations to top finishers of the 2015 Bellin Run!

A total of 54 employees, friends and family participated on the UW-Green Bay team as part of the 2015 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge.  Congratulations to all who accomplished this challenge! Below are the results for top finishers from UW-Green Bay:

UW-Green Bay
1   68.71    643   Michael Holstead          M 33    39:01
2   66.11   4024  Barb Tomashek-Ditter  F 47    50:05
3   65.55     645  Lea Truttmann              F 46    49:59
4   65.21    641   Kevin Fermanich          M 51    46:28
5   65.16   4021  Bob Blihar                    M 53    47:18
6   58.62    644   Ryan Sikma                 M 30    45:35
7   56.72   8066  John Zimonick              M 52    53:53
8   55.05   4023  Sue Steeno                   F 43    57:56
9   54.96   8059  Robin Kepler                F 41    57:11
10   54.53   8057  Kate Finn                     F 37    56:25

for a full list of finishers and results from all companies, see the online race results here.

Overall, UW-Green Bay finished as 10 out of 61 Corporate Challenge teams.  Way to go Team! We look forward to another great year of participation in the 40th Anniversary Bellin Run in 2016!

July Lunch ‘n Learn- Breaking up with Sugar

Celeste Faye

If you have ever struggled with sugar cravings, then this Lunch n’ Learn is for you!

In a world filled with mixed messages about food and health, it is becoming increasingly harder to get control over our bodies, our weight, and our stress. And in this short session, Celeste Faye (daughter of UWGB’s own Linda Parins!) is here to help you discover the 6 motivators responsible for sugar cravings. Turns out it’s not your fault!

Which 1 of the 6 motivators is ruling your life? The Rebel, The Over-Indulger, or perhaps the ‘Procrastinator’? Your sugar cravings are telling you more than “I want chocolate”, but you likely haven’t figured out how to decode the message.

Join us for this July Lunch n’ Learn & discover how to go beyond diets, detoxes and exercise regimes to understand how you can get control over your sugar cravings.

And if the thought of quitting sugar makes you want to run in the other direction because you don’t really want to give up your sweet treats right now— you should still join us – because the good news is you don’t have to! In this session, you’ll get powerful insights to a deeper meaning of your cravings. And in the spirit of not having to give it all up, Celeste will be bringing a delicious sugar-reduced dessert for you to enjoy. :)

When:   Thursday, July 9, 2015; 12:15 – 1 p.m.

Where:  1965 Room; University Union

Please RSVP by Monday, July 6, 2015.

Celeste is the host of an online program titled “Breaking Up With Sugar” and the co-founder of SculptMyHealth.com.

Bellin Run Corporate Challenge 2015

Several participants for the 2015 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge showed up today to pick up their packets and participate in a team photo. Best of luck to our group in this coming Saturday’s run!


Straw Bale Gardening Lunch ‘n Learn

Professor Heidi Fencl shared excellent information (as well as her delicious chocolate zucchini cake!) with 13 employees at the June 1st Straw Bale Gardening Lunch ‘n Learn.  We are excited to start our straw bale gardens and enjoy fresh vegetables picked right in our yard this summer!