Welcome Elizabeth Murray!

On December 1, 2017, Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics welcomed Elizabeth Murray as the new Assistant Women’s Softball Coach.

Welcome Elizabeth!


Employee Spotlight: Alan Burkart













Name: Alan Burkart

Position at UWGB: HR Student Office Assistant

How long you have been employed: June 2017


Where is your hometown?

Fond Du Lac, WI

Are you messy or organized?


If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Jake Gyllenhaal

If you could witness any historical event what would you want to see?


If you were an animal what would it be?

A bear

Tell us about your family

Family of Four. Originally from Tennessee. Moved all over the east coast (total of 5-6 times) because of father’s occupation as a Human Resources Manager and eventually ended up in Wisconsin in 2011. Mother currently works at high school (St. Mary Springs Academy) as a teacher’s assistant and periodically helps mentally impaired children learn within hometown of Fond Du Lac, WI though homeschooling. Father is a Human Resource Manager at Bosch Inc. in New Richmond, WI. Brother is currently working as a Farm technician around the east side of WI at various dairy farms, mainly near Chilton, WI and Fond Du Lac, WI.

Surprise you?

I was originally born in Irkutsk Russia and was adopted at the age of 2 years old.

Top 3 life highlights thus far in life (age 20):

    1. Wrestling career throughout elementary school and high school.
    2. Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA and continuing with Military career currently.
    3. Studying abroad in France over the Spring Semester 2018 through my beloved university, UWGB.

What advice would you give to recent new hires?

Be diligent at work and take charge of the work you perform. When given tasks to complete, complete them correctly and with the best of your knowledge and know-how. If you do not know the answer, ask or do some research to find the answer. If you run out of things to do, either ask around the office if anything needs to get done or if assistance is needed on anything. Try not to get distracted when having nothing to work on, find something, even if it is cleaning up the office space. The office always needs improving.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Ride my motorcycle to a local restaurant or bar and enjoy some cheese curds and a burger, following up with local news and football on the TV.

What is the first concert you attended?

My first concert was a Keith Urban Concert. The most recent concert was a Tom Petty concert just before he passed away.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

A pretty fancy car, and all the rest would be put in savings. I do not need to spend that much money now during college. However, after college is a different story.

What phobias do you have?



What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Lays Potato Chips

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Either serving my country, Active Duty side, overseas, or in an office chair employed to a decent sized, well-known company.

Hidden Talent?

I can juggle pretty well

What did you always want to be when growing up?

A firefighter – it is still my back up plan.

What places have you lived?

Russia, TN, NY, NC, IN, WI

What celebrity do people think you most look like?

Michael Cera

Guidance on Display of Holiday Symbols

As the winter holiday season approaches, questions often come up regarding the appropriateness of displays regarding religious holiday symbols.  To assist you in determining what is permissible on university property, including employee offices and cubicles, please refer to UPS Operational Policy GEN 16 and the additional guidance provided by UW System legal regarding Display of Christmas Trees and Religious Holiday Symbols on Campus.

Happy Holidays to all!

Admissions Advisor (TWO VACANCIES)

The Admissions Department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is seeking applicants for two Admissions Advisor positions. Applicants to this posting will be considered for both positions.

The successful candidates will be responsible for recruiting students and providing support to prospects as they progress through the admissions process. Duties also include advising on academic planning, programs, and requirements for degree options; serving as a representative of UW-Green Bay with partner institutions to increase branding awareness; and tracking recruitment data to identify trends.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, December 17, 2017.

SECC- Final Days to Give!



To those of you who have already given, congratulations we are nearly to our 2017 goal!  If you haven’t had the chance to participate there is no better time than now!  We are nearly to our goal and with just a $1 a pay period contribution you can help ensure we meet that goal by the end of the month!  Remember the campaign ends on November 30th so there is only one day left to give!    Donate Today, Don’t Delay!

If every person eligible to participate in the campaign donated just $1 a pay check for a year we would raise over $698,000!  While $1 a pay period may not seem like a lot to you, collectively it can mean a world of difference to those in need!

The SECC Statewide is a workplace giving campaign that offers you the opportunity to donate to one or more of the more than 400 charities that participate via payroll contribution, check or cash.  Giving through your work place is as easy as ever!


Not sure how much to give?  See below for what $1 a pay check can do:

  • $1 a pay check provides an individual diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes with a cookbook to help them learn what and how to eat to manage everyday living. (Community Health Charities of Wisconsin)
  • $1 a pay check pays for a low-income family’s membership in our CSWA through our Food-to-Share fund. (Community Shares)
  • $1 a pay check provides a set of guidebooks and hiking trail maps for the more than 30 public preserves for the use of school groups during their visits. (EarthShare Wisconsin)


Again, it’s quick and simple!  I encourage you to log in and consider making a contribution because every dollar really does make a difference.

The campaign runs through November 30th.  If you have questions or would prefer paper materials, please call 608.256.1066.

To make your pledge online (please note, the online tool is only for state employees who work outside Dane or Milwaukee counties):

  • Go to seccstatewide.wi.gov
  • Click on the link for State employees
  • To register click on ‘Yes’ under “Is this your first time logging into this system?” (if you used the system last year, please click on ‘No’ and use your username and password from last year).
  • Choose your department and fill out the information to register.
  • Follow the instructions on the website to complete your pledge.
  • If you would like to give via cash or check or would prefer paper materials, please call 608.256.1066.

Welcome Lorri Kornowski!

On November 29, 2017, Lorri Kornowski began as an Academic Department Associate for the Democracy and Justice Studies Department.  Prior to joining UWGB, Lorri worked for the City of Green Bay for over 2 years.  During 2014-2015, she worked in the public defender’s office for Mohave County, Arizona, and for Brown County Human Services 1994-2014.

Lorri has an Associates Degree in paralegal from NWTC.  She is a member and volunteer at Cornerstone Family Church and enjoys boating in the summer and vacationing in the winter.  She also enjoys the outdoors, live music, cooking, and fitness training.

Lorri has a son who now works in Marketing near Detroit, Michigan.  Her hometown is Green Bay.

Welcome, Lorri!

HR System Maintenance on Sunday, December 3rd

Employees will not have access to their online timesheet, earnings statements and other related documents and services during a UW Human Resources System (HRS) outage that will occur on Sunday, December 3rd from 6:00 a.m. to Noon.  This outage is due to system maintenance.  The following self-service features that employees access through the My UW System portal will be unavailable during this outage:

  • Online timesheet
  • Absence reporting
  • Updates to personal information
  • Access to electronic earnings statements, tax statements (W-2, 1042-S, etc.), leave statements and other HR, Payroll and Benefits documents

This HRS outage will also affect currently posted recruitments, as applicants will not be able to get into TAM (Talent Acquisition Manager) to apply for positions during this time on Sunday morning.

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

StayWell website down starting December 23rd


Due to preparation for the 2018 program year, the StayWell wellness portal will not be available after December 23, 2017 through early January 2018.

Continue working on your health goals
Try one or more of the confidential StayWell services available to you through December 22, 2017, like Self-Directed Coaching, the Mindfulness Series and more. For more information on the resources available, log in to wellwisconsin.staywell.com.

Watch for 2018 program information
Information on the 2018 Well Wisconsin Program will be coming to you in January.  Watch your mail for your Well Wisconsin Program brochure which will contain all the details on earning your 2018 incentive.

December Wellness Webinar: Celebrate with Energy and Cheer

The holidays are fast approaching and you might be feeling excited and anxious at the same time. Past experience shows you head back to work after the holidays feeling a bit drained instead of energized. Join us for this webinar for tips on truly celebrating with energy and cheer through the New Year.

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017HolidayShopping

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.