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Transgender Career Development Training

What does it mean to be “transgender”?  How is that the same or different than being “intersex”? Come to the Christie Theatre on Monday, Feb. 24, from 3:30-4:30 pm and learn about the transgender umbrella, how to include transgender students in the classroom and on campus, and how much it means to communicate to someone with their preferred pronoun. Each semester, many students are arriving to campuses who are transgender.

This career development program is co-sponsored by Human Resources, The American Intercultural Center and The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and will enhance your ability to be aware of what we can do on campus to increase a positive and safe environment for transgender students and employees.

To register please go to:

This will be an excellent opportunity for Faculty and staff to have an opportunity to learn more about our transgender population the challenges they face and how to help them succeed.

Please join us for this great learning event!

CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn


Perform to Potential Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Riverside Ballroom
1560 Main St.
Green Bay, WI  54302
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Sautéed chicken breast, wild rice blend, vegetable, rolls & butter, assorted dessert bars, coffee, tea and milk. Vegetarian lasagna available upon request.
Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Perform to PotentialIn this session, Greg will introduce you to a new and different way of thinking, managing and coaching that yields improved performance in both personal and professional situations. Based on years of organizational development experience, Greg will provide insight into the reasons for your present performance and the key to unlocking your potential and building extraordinary performance in your career, company and personal life.
About the Speaker
Greg Gauthier
Foxwood AssociatesGreg Gauthier is a partner with Foxwood Associates, a management advisory firm located in Northeast Wisconsin. He practices in the area of organizational development and in that role works with owners and management teams of small and mid-market companies to develop organizations and strategies for improved performance.

Besides his advisory role, Greg has served in an interim management capacity for companies and has been appointed by the court to act as the operating manager for businesses under court supervision.

He’s is a frequent speaker and teacher on leadership, organizational development, business finance and business planning. In 2011 he traveled to Israel and Jordan to teach business principles as part of a U.S. State Department project to strengthen the economy of both nations.

Greg has 30 years of management leadership experience and has received specialized training in corporate revitalization and performance coaching. One of his greatest strengths is individual and corporate performance coaching. During his career he’s held senior leadership positions in publicly traded and privately held companies along with 15 years of business ownership experience.

He is a graduate of Marquette University.

Lunch and Learn


What:               AED: Be a Lifesaver
When:              Tuesday, February 18, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
Where:            University Union
Alumni Rooms A/B
  An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) analyzes the heart’s electrical rhythm for abnormalities. When needed, and AED administers a shock, called defibrillation, to a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. The shock may help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm and can increase the chance of survival.
Every minute counts.Even the fastest ambulance response rates in the U.S. are not sufficient to give most Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims a fighting chance–unless an AED is readily available. Victims’ survival chances drop by 10% for every minute that passes, while an AED can increase survival chances from 5% to as high as 75%.
The University has recently added several AED’s providing for over 30 across the campus.  Come to this session and get informed about how to properly use an AED in an emergency situation.
  Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Welcome New Employee Arlene Torres


Arlene started as an Advisor in Adult Degree on January 21, 2014.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked at Manpower Group and at University of Phoenix.  She is involved with Junior Achievement and the Bruce Guadalupe Community School both of which are located in Milwaukee.  She earned her MBA at the University of Phoenix and her BA in Spanish/Global Studies at Ripon College.  Arlene has a one year old daughter and is from Eklhorn, Wisconsin.  She is bilingual in Spanish and has studied abroad in Seville, Spain.

2014 WRS Benefit Presentations

2014 Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Benefit Presentations

Each spring and fall, the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) hosts free presentations for employees throughout the state on WRS and other benefit programs.  ETF offers two different benefit presentations: one for those within five years of retirement and one for new and mid-career employees.

New & Mid-Career Employees

These one-hour evening presentations are designed for WRS members who are more than five years from retirement.  ETF provides accurate information about WRS benefits early in a member’s career so that they can make sound, strategic decisions over the course of their careers.  Topics covered at each presentation include vesting requirements, various ways to enhance a WRS retirement benefit, purchasing service, military service credit, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, contribution rates, the importance of a beneficiary form and how to complete one, as well as how “life event” changes affect retirement benefits.

Presentations in our area:

  • Green Bay
    • Monday, April 14, 2014
    • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    •  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – Lecture Hall (SC132)

Tentative Fall 2014 WRS Presentations set for: Appleton, Marinette, and Wausau.  We will send out more information when details become available.

WRS Members Nearing Retirement

These two-hour evening presentations are designed for WRS members who are within five years of retirement.  Attendees will receive the information they need to make important decisions at retirement.  Topics covered at each presentation include WRS annuity options, return-to-work rules, post-retirement annuity adjustments, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, the importance of keeping a beneficiary form up to date, purchasing service before retirement, the difference between a joint survivor and a beneficiary, as well as how “life event” changes affect WRS retirement benefits.

Presentations in our area:

  • Appleton
    • Thursday, March 6, 2014
    • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Fox Valley Technical College – Cafeteria/Commons
  • Marinette
    • Monday, March 3, 2014
    • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Marinette High School – W.J. Jones Auditorium

Tentative Fall 2014 WRS Presentations set for: Green Bay.  We will send out more information when details become available.

For full details on ETF’s presentations, including locations of other presentations not in the Green Bay area, please see the ETF Employer Bulletin or visit ETF’s website:

Fidelity Investments Individual Counseling Sessions

Fidelity Investments is offering individual counseling sessions where you can confidentially discuss your financial situation with a Fidelity representative.  These sessions will give you the opportunity to:

Explore your plan benefits in more depth

  • Consolidate retirement account into the UW 403(b) retirement plan
  • Explore distribution options for pre-retirees
  • Tap into Fidelity’s experience and expertise
  • Make decisions that help you meet your goals

David Eichler, Fidelity Planning & Guidance Consultant will be coming to campus on:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University Union, Heritage Room

To schedule a confidential consultation with your Fidelity Investments representative, David Eichler, call 1-800-642-7131 or go to

GO RED! for Heart Health Week (February 3-7)


GO RED! for Heart Health Week (February 3-7)
  • Monday, February 3 – Friday, February 7
    • Go Red Booth Display in University Union: Pick up your Red Dress Pin 
  • Tuesday, February 4: Zumba!
    • Get your heart pumping!
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Alumni Rooms, University Union
    • Participate for a chance to win a Juicer! 
  • Wednesday, February 5: A’viands Cooking Demo
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Leona Cloud Commons 
  • Thursday, February 6: Go Red Concourse Poker Walk (National Wear Red Day)
    • 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Compete for great prizes! Register in the Student Life Office (UU 150) 
  • Friday, February 7: Blood Pressure Checks
    • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Provided by Health Services at the Go Red Booth 
Sponsored by Student Life, Wellness Committee, and Health Services

CURRENT – After Five @ Los Banditos!


Event Basics
When: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.
Where: Los Banditos West
2335 W Mason St
Green Bay, WI 54303
Cash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.
Call: (920) 437-8704
Event Overview
Cash bar. Grab your friends and colleagues and come meet other local young professionals.Over the years “Los” has received numerous local awards including “Best Mexican/ Southwestern Restaurant,” “Best Ethnic Restaurant,” “Best Margarita,” “The Golden Fork Award,” and several “Best of the Bay” awards.

Welcome New Employee Bryce Carlson


Bryce started on January 1, 2014, as the Macintosh Administrator and Housing IT Service Center Manager.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay he worked at the Appleton Area School District from 2009-2011 and at UW-Green Bay as a student employee.  Bryce is an Eagle Scout and has been involved with BSA since 2004.  He is attending UW-Green Bay and is from Appleton, Wisconsin.

Welcome New Employee Adrianne Fletcher

CrawfordAdrianneAdrianne started on January 10, 2014, as a Lecturer and MSW Field Coordinator.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked for CASA of Brown County and the Oconto Falls School District for a year and a half.  She is a CASA of Brown County volunteer Advocate.  She earned her BA at Cleveland State University, MASSA at Case Western Reserve University and is a Doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago since 2011. Her areas of specialty include clinical work with children, adolescents, and families; research focus includes child welfare and disproportionality.  Her hometown is Cleveland, Ohio.  Adrianne is married with four children.