CURRENT-After 5 at The Starrys

Starrys

Event Basics

When:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.

Where: 

The Starrys – Starry Realty LLC
112 N Broadway
De Pere, WI  54115

Fee: FREE; Cash Bar.

Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and name tags. Register online. (Be sure to use the email we have on file for you when registering.)

Event Overview: 

Experience downtown De Pere in a new light at an After 5 with The Starrys in their atypical creative workspace. The Starrys’ award-winning historic restoration project has breathed new life in the character-rich 127-year old building on North Broadway, formerly home to A’s Restaurant.Cinco de Mayo-themed food will be served, including a nacho/taco salad bar and a trio of quesadillas (BBQ chicken, roasted vegetables and chipotle chicken). Enjoy Cinco de Mayo-themed beverages with margaritas and Mexican beer.

Upcoming Events: 

After 5 at The Starrys – Starry Realty

Tuesday, May 5, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.Red, White and Brew: Beer vs. Wine Tapas Pairing
Tuesday, May 12, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Lunch n’ Learn
Wednesday, May 20, 2015; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Thursday, May 28, 2015; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

After 5
Monday, June 8, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Working with Multiple Generations Workshop
Presented by Debra Pagel, director of human resources consulting, Schenck and Diane Roundy, director of growth and business development, Schenck
Thursday, June 18, 2015; 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Success Principles Lunch n’ Learn
Presented by Ron Dunford, president Schreiber US, Schreiber Foods
Tuesday, June 23, 2015; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Tuesday, June 30, 2015; 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Employee Spotlight: Jill Fermanich

All across campus various positions and duties require employees to utilize OSHA compliance, PPE, and various other safety mechanisms in their day to day work.  Wondering what these acronyms stand for and who is behind the health and safety they represent? Look no further! Environmental Health and Safety are Jill Fermanich’s forte!

As the campus safety manager, Jill is responsible for environmental and occupational safety programs that meet the standards established by federal, state and local authorities. From Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), assessment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) necessary for various tasks, management of campus hazardous waste, and Ergonomic assessments, Jill spends each day ensuring we maintain our EcoU™ commitment!

Jill FermanichSummary of what you do?

I am responsible for developing and maintaining OSHA-compliant safety programs such as laboratory safety, bloodborne pathogen awareness, respiratory protection, etc. as well as providing training in support of these programs. In addition, I provide services such as respiratory fit testing, lab audits, fume hood inspections, consultations on indoor air quality issues, and ergonomic assessments. I also manage the campus hazardous waste program and collect, prepare, inventory and manifest all campus hazardous waste.  I manage several campus waste streams (lamps, batteries, infectious waste, aerosol cans, photographic waste) and prepare annual environmental reports for the WDNR and Wisconsin Emergency Management.  I am also currently the interim sustainability coordinator and serve as a resource for students interested in various sustainability programs or projects on campus.

How long have you been employed?

4 years in this position; have worked at UWGB since 2003

Brief history of employment with UWGB?

Prior to EHS position, I worked for 2 years as an LTE in Facilities Management developing the University’s storm water permitting program, and before that (from 2003 – 2009), I worked as an LTE on the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program as teacher liaison.

Three words that describe you? quiet, curious, adventurous

Personal interests:

Travel, Nordic skiing, reading, bicycling, canoe/kayaking, camping and pretty much anything outdoors – and especially doing any of these with my family & friends!

Random facts/interests?

I grew up in the Chicago area, and went to Grinnell College after high school graduation.  I traveled extensively in my 20’s and then returned to UW-Madison to get my M.S. degree in soil science and hydrogeology.  I worked at an environmental engineering firm doing soil & groundwater contamination investigations, and subsequently for a regulatory agency overseeing those types of environmental investigations.  I have also worked on priority watershed projects for a county land conservation district.

My husband Kevin is on the faculty here at UW – Green Bay and together we have two children, Lydia and Wes. Lydia is finishing her sophomore year in college, majoring in biology and Spanish, with a minor in community & global health. Wes is a sophomore in high school. He loves math, plays sax, runs cross country & track and is on a Nordic ski team. We’ve had some pretty terrific times together as a family sharing our love of traveling and the outdoors – we’ve hiked and backpacked in the Rockies, the Sierras and the Swiss Alps and have traveled together to New Zealand, Costa Rica, China, Peru and Europe, and have also taken several canoe/camping trips and ski trips together. We now keep ourselves busy (especially Kevin) working on and managing Kevin’s family farm north of New London.

Bellin Run & Step Into Spring Challenge Prize Winners Announced!

Prize Winners Announced

Barbara Tomashek-Ditter and Amanda Wildenberg win prizes for their participation in wellness events.

Logging an impressive 94.1 miles, the equivalent of 21 hours and 5 minutes of exercise since the beginning of 2015, Barbara Tomashek-Ditter has proven her dedication to wellness. She was randomly selected as the winner of a water bottle for her participation in the Step Into Spring Challenge. Congratulations Barbara!

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Barbara Tomashek-Ditter

After registering for the Bellin 10K Run, an event being held on June 13th in Green Bay, Amanda Wildenberg was randomly chosen to win a chic Bellin Run sweatshirt. Congratulations Amanda!

Amanda Wildenberg

Amanda Wildenberg

May Lunch n’ Learn

View the May Newsletter!

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
“Self-Defense”

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Room 103, University Union

Learn about the latest and greatest self-defense techniques from UW-Green Bay’s own Officer Chad Kleman on May 6 in Room 103 from noon to 1 P.M.

WRS Webinars Offered in May

Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

See below for the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) information regarding their upcoming webinars during the month of May.

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Live Webinars Scheduled for May

ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Please click on the following link to visit ETF’s webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

Webinars


WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments
Do WRS accounts receive an investment return? Do investment returns affect how much a retiree will initially receive when they begin their pension? Do those retired in the WRS receive adjustments to their monthly pension amount over the years? This webinar will cover the process of how account effective rates and annuity adjustments are calculated, starting with the investment return reported by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Also covered during the webinar will be explanations of both the Core and Variable Trust Funds and the calculations specific to each fund for effective rates and annual adjustments. At the end of this webinar, it is hoped that you will have a better grasp on how State of Wisconsin Investment Board investment returns affect your WRS pension.

  • Wednesday May 13, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 21, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.


Returning to Work After Retirement
Whether retired or planning to retire, do you need information about what happens if you decide to work again? This webinar is for you. 2013 Act 20, which was effective July 2, 2013 made some important changes to laws that affect retired WRS members planning to return to work. This webinar covers the old law as well as the changes that provided by Act 20.

  • Tuesday May 05, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 14, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday May 21, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.


Additional Contributions
Find out how making additional contributions to your WRS account can potentially increase your retirement. This webinar also provides examples of how contributions grow over time with interest, how to pay additional contributions (payroll deduction or direct pay), etc.

  • Wednesday May 06, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 14, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.


10 Key Things to Know About Your Statement of Benefits
Join us as we review 10 key things you can find out about your WRS benefits just by reading and understanding your annual WRS Statement of Benefits. Some items we will review include:

  1. How much you and your employer have contributed to your WRS pension
  2. Your vesting status and years of service
  3. Your beneficiary designation – what happens to your account if you die before taking a benefit
  • Thursday May 7, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 19, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 20, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Please click below to register:

Register for a webinar

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

Future of Higher Education Partnerships

The Future of Higher Education Partnerships    
Event Basics
When:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
11 a.m. Registration & Networking

11:30 a.m. Lunch Served

12 p.m. Presentation

1 p.m. Conclusion
Where:
Oneida Golf and Country Club
207 Country Club Rd

Green Bay, WI  54313
Fee:
$15 Members of Current

$25 Nonmembers of
Current

Free with 2015 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package –
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Menu:
Pasta buffet including two pastas and sauces, assorted pasta toppings, garden salad, dinner rolls, cookies, coffee and water.
Register:
To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the eamil address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.
Event Overview
The Future of Higher Education Partnerships
When Gary Miller considers the future of his own industry, higher education, it is impossible to conceptualize the university of tomorrow without a corresponding effort to anticipate the future needs of the city and region.


Since his arrival last summer, UW-Green Bay’s chancellor has spent countless hours meeting with local employers, civic leaders, elected officials, alumni and current students to gather ideas on Green Bay’s future. He views campus and community as full partners in shaping that future. While UW-Green Bay will continue to honor the great traditions of liberal-arts learning, it will survive and thrive only if it embraces the disruptive innovations that challenge those traditions at every turn.


In a rapidly evolving, Innovation Age economy, Miller sees three keys in powering the future:  innovation, the transformative power of education, and regionally focused partnerships.
About the Speaker
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Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay


Dr. Gary L. Miller began his role as the sixth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Aug. 1, 2014 and his installation was held Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.


Prior to joining UW-Green Bay, Miller was the fourth chancellor and seventh leader of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. After his arrival at UNCW in July 2011, Dr. Miller spearheaded the university’s focus on three core values: a commitment to the journey of learning, a deep love of place and dedication to the power of ideas and innovation to change lives.


His initiatives have included forming the Chancellor’s Office for Community Partnerships, supporting a number of programs focused on applied learning and the undergraduate academic experience, developing the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, establishing the University Innovation Council, and guiding the growth of the CREST Research Park, among many other endeavors. During his tenure, the university has launched an innovative online nursing program, opened a $30 million-marine biotechnology business development and research building, and received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Dr. Miller serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), a national higher education organization consisting of public and private colleges across the country that value the importance of teaching, research and service to their communities. He is a member of the National Campus Compact Board and the Executive Board of the North Carolina Campus Compact. He is chair of the Colonial Athletic Association Council of Presidents.


Dr. Miller also serves on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Committee for Economic and Workforce Development. He is a member of a collaborative steering committee focused on a post-collegiate outcomes initiative funded by the Gates Foundation. The initiative’s partners include the AASCU, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACU). He previously participated as a member of the task force that developed the student learning outcomes component of the Voluntary System of Accountability, a joint project of the APLU and the AASCU.

 

Student Employee Spotlight: Who works in HR?

Student Employee Spotlight: Who works in HR?

Here in HR we’re known for receiving lots of paperwork and are always working in an ever changing environment! Much of the efforts for sorting, filing, and assisting with this day to day change and the projects it brings about are our fantastic student employees/interns! Check out the short bios below to learn more about each of these helpful students.

 KarliP

Karli Peterson

Human Resources Office Assistant Student Employee since February 2013

Communication Major (Public Relations and Organizational Comm. emphases)
English Major (Literature emphasis)
Spanish Minor

  1. What do you want to be when you “grow up”?
    I truly love planning events and working with people to put them together. If I get to write news releases and stories along the way, I’m fine with that.
  2. Three words that describe you.
    Enthusiastic, Busy, Smiley
  3. Personal interests.
    I’m a HUGE fan of The Walking Dead and The Golden Girls, I love to read and play piano, and Zumba and walking are my favorite ways to stay in shape.
  4. Random facts/interests.
    In September 2014, I competed for the title of Miss Wisconsin 2015. I didn’t get too far, but I met some really charismatic people.
  5. Are you messy or organized?
    My homework, notes, desk, and office spaces are usually organized. My bedroom and thoughts? They tend to be more on the messier side.
  6. Best vacation you’ve been to?
    I went to New Orleans for a band trip my senior year of high school. I’m headed to Italy (my first time out of the U.S.!) this May.
  7. Do you have a favorite quote?
    “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. Favorite food?
    I’m a big fan of brats, pineapple, and trail mix (but not together).

 

ElizabethH

Elizabeth Hintz

Wellness/Human Resources Intern – 2015 spring semester

Major in Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Communication

 

  1. What are you hoping to do post-graduation (career, more school, etc.)?

I have been accepted to my online graduate program through the University of Denver in Organizational Development, Learning, and Training. I am currently seeking full-time employment. I would love to work in Organizational Development or Training and Development.

  1. Three words that describe you.

Organized, Punctual, Honest

  1. Personal interests

Reading, writing, spending time with family

  1. Random facts/interests

Will be (tied for) the 5th youngest person to ever graduate from UW-Green Bay!

  1. Are you messy or organized?

Insanely organized

  1. Do you have a favorite quote?

“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself he becomes wise.”

  1. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time? What’s that?

  1. What do you like to do for fun?

Go driving, take road trips

 JamieL

Jamie Lancelle

Human Resources Intern – 2015 Spring Semester

Major in Business Administration with Human Resource emphasis
Minor in Human Development

  1. Where is your home town?
    I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, but currently reside in Howard, Wisconsin.
  2. What are you hoping to do post-graduation (career, more school, etc.)?
    After graduation, my career goal is to work in a Human Resources department. My plan is to take the exam to obtain my HR certification as well. As far as more schooling goes, I have entertained the idea of going for my master’s degree, however, I think at this point that will be something I possibly tackle further down the road.
  3. Three words that describe you.
    Hardworking, Honest, Caring
  4. Do you have a favorite quote?
    While this could be a quote, I view it as more of a motto. Either way, it is certainly something that I have lived by…NEVER GIVE UP! There are times in my life where the easiest thing would have been to give up, but I have always been determined to keep pushing through the challenges.
  5.  What do you like to do in your spare time?
    When I have spare time, most of it is spent having fun and making memories with my children. From taking a walk to watching a movie, playing rounds of laser tag, going on a road trip, or watching them play sports, they keep life interesting and very busy. There is usually never a dull moment!
  6.  What’s on your bucket list?
    A personal bucket list item, which I will finally be able to cross off in December 2015, is to graduate from college!  A family bucket list item is to travel with my children and see all of the states. I have two boys who love sports, so it is a goal of ours to visit, or at least take a picture by the sports stadiums in each state.

Shorewood Golf Course Promotion

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Shorewood Golf Course is offering a great deal! $10 lunch and golf option for staff and faculty.  For $10, our employees can play three holes of golf (holes 1, 2, & 3) and then have lunch ready when they finish those three holes. Shorewood Golf Course also offers many healthy lunch options.

Shorewood also has many “free” activities our staff could engage in to stay healthy. These include free use of our putting area, chipping green, and full swing hitting net. They also offer plenty of rental clubs available for no charge to staff just want to use them during the work day.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, visit the Shorewood Golf Course website.

Reminder: Student Rehire

The Student Rehire process, Graduating Students and those not returning, and Hiring Priorities

Student Rehire Process

Supervisors, please discuss with your student employees your plans to rehire them for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016. E-mails with spreadsheet attachments containing a list of all active student employees will be sent out to the primary supervisor in late April. The spreadsheet will need to be updated/completed and sent back to hr@uwgb.edu for processing. Please watch for this email. Complete instructions will be provided within the email.

NOTE: Supervisors will need to complete the Student Employment Form to continue/rehire current student employees beyond 5/15/2015 that are not listed on the spreadsheet.

Graduating Seniors and Students not continuing enrollment

Student employees that will be graduating at the end of this semester and those who will not continue enrollment can work in their student appointments through the last day of exams, Friday, May 15, 2015.

Students who are graduating and those not continuing enrollment will be terminated by Human Resources and will not show on your rehire spreadsheet. Please contact Human Resources regarding the process to continue these students’ employment after that date.

Employment Period/Payrolls

Summer 2015 Payrolls: May C – August B (5/17/15-8/22/15)

  • The 2014-2015 Academic year ends on 5/15/15. All students graduating, not returning or who are on Federal Work Study may only work through 5/15/15. Note: Unused Work Study funds will not transfer to another term.
  • The summer work period begins on 5/17/2015.
  • Students seeking Federal Work Study for summer must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application found on the Financial Aid website: uwgb.edu/financial-aid

Academic Year 2015-2016: September A-May A (8/23/15-5/14/16)

  • The 2015-2016 Academic year begins on 9/2/2015.

A reminder on hiring priorities:

Students must be at least 16 years old and enrolled at an institute for higher education or high school to be eligible for student employment.

Students are employed on a priority basis with UW-Green Bay students receiving first priority.  Before other students are considered, a position must be posted in the PRO system to UW-Green Bay students for a minimum of two weeks.

Other students will need to provide of enrollment for the summer or Fall semester and employment form must indicate that the position was posted in PRO for two weeks.

Who do I contact with questions?

  • Student Employment Office (www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/)

The Student Employment Office posts employment opportunities for currently enrolled students using Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO). The office also manages Federal Work Study Awards. Connect on facebook twitter

For questions on student employee rights or issues, part-time student employment opportunities, off campus employment or Work Study, contact Diana Delbecchi at delbeccd@uwgb.edu or studentemployment@uwgb.edu.

For student employment eligibility, appointments, paperwork, Portal access, contact Sousie Lee at lees@uwgb.edu or hr@uwgb.edu.

For timesheets, hours, payroll processing or earnings statements, contact Kimberly Danielson at danielsk@uwgb.edu or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.

 

Are you a student supervisor or student employee?
• Student rehire spreadsheets will be sent to primary approvers in late April. Please look for these emails from HR.
• Students graduating or not returning may only work through 5/15/2015.
• Reminder: Our hiring priority is UW-Green Bay students.
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WDC Individual Sessions

WISCONSIN DEFERRED COMPENSATION (WDC) INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please review the documents listed below for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and options.  You can access the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Quick Enrollment Card by clicking here.

When:   Monday; May 4, 2015; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where:   University Union Building, Manistique Room (#101B)

  • “Join us to learn more about the WDC” flyer
  • WDC Program Features and Highlights
  • WDC Rollover flyer

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@empower-retirement.com

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