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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.

Welcome New Employee Theresa Weise

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Theresa started on January 6, 2014, as a Counselor.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked at ARCW.  She has a Masters in Counseling/AODA Counseling CSAC-LPC.  Theresa is from Green Bay and she and her partner of ten years have an 18 month old daughter.

CURRENT Lunch n’ Learn

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Are You Listening when Opportunity Knocks Lunch n’ Learn
Event Basics  
When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Rock Garden
1951 Bond St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Lasagna Buffet
Baked lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, island blend vegetable, garlic bread, caesar salad, sundried tomato pasta salad, antipasto pasta salad, sliced fresh fruit tray, fruit dip, vegetable tray, dill dip, coffee, milk and iced tea.
Event Overview
Are You Listening when Opportunity Knocks
Dean Raasch
Owner
K&K Benefit SolutionsDean Raasch is an entrepreneur, professional speaker and soon-to-be published author. In 1987 he faced a life-threatening battle with Leukemia and won. With his younger brother as his donor, he survived a bone marrow transplant.

  • He has backpacked through nearly 30 countries.
  • He is engaged to Carrie, is a father to 3 great kids, youth sports coach and insurance advisor.
  • He is active in several nonprofits and holds board positions on two of the nonprofits he supports.
  • He is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Green Bay.
  • He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
  • He has worked as leadership trainer with CEOs, business owners, upper level management, celebrities and professional athletes.

Dean believes his purpose in life is to inspire others to action so that together, we make this world a better place for future generations.

2014 Wellness Committee Programming Survey

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Have a topic you would like to suggest for a lunch and learn or future wellness event?  Like the topics we’ve covered so far, but would like to suggest a different meeting time?  Are you finding the monthly Wellness Newsletters informational, or would you like to see changes to it? 

Take the 2014 Wellness Committee Programming Survey to provide us with your thoughts and feedback.  As the Wellness Committee is excited to start planning programming for the upcoming year, we request this survey to be completed by Friday, January 31, 2014.

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Welcome New Employee: Kelly Steffes

Steffes Kelly started as a University Services Program Associate in Residence Life on January 6, 2014.  She is from Saint Cloud, Wisconsin and attended UW-Oshkosh.

Improve your Financial Wellness: Tax-Sheltered Annuity Basics

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What: Improve your Financial Wellness: Tax-Sheltered Annuity Basics
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: University Union, 1965 Room
RSVP: Please sign up to attend this event by e-mailing the Wellness Committee by Monday, January 27th
As you begin receiving bills from holiday spending and anticipate tax season is just around the corner, finances are on the top of many people’s minds!

Have you thought about saving for retirement?
  Terry Lauber, Benefits Specialist with UW System Administration will be on campus to provide a presentation and to answer questions about the UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program, which is a supplemental retirement savings program.  This lunch and learn will help you understand the basics of investing and what to look for when you choose your investments.  See flyer for more details.
Saving something is better than saving nothing.  Plan to save in 2014! 
Have a topic you would like to suggest for a lunch and learn or future wellness event?  Take the 2014 Wellness Committee programming survey to provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Lunch & Learn: What do food labels REALLY mean?

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What: What do food labels REALLY mean?
When: Thursday, January 16, 2014
12:10 – 1 p.m. OR 4:40 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: University Union, Phoenix A
Presenter: Laura Stalland, Dietetics Intern
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with an emphasis in Nutrition
Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between “low fat” and ” fat free”  or even what “organic” vs. “natural” REALLY mean when reading a food label? Come learn how to quickly scan various food products, and figure out which ones work best for you and your health goals!
Have a topic you would like to suggest for a lunch and learn or future wellness event?  Take the 2014 Wellness Committee programming survey to provide us with your thoughts and feedback.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Winter All-Employee Professional Development Day

You are invited to attend the 2014 Winter All-Employee Professional Development Day on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  You are welcome to attend one, some, or all of the workshops.
Because of limited space in each session, please be sure to RSVP to Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu by Friday, January 17 and indicate which session(s) you will be attending. These sessions will take place in either MAC 237 or IS 1129, Lab E.  There is no cost to your department for you to attend.
 
Best Practices/Tips in Outlook
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: IS1129, Lab E
Presenter: Pat Theyerl, IT Training Manager
You use Outlook every day. But are you really using all of the features and functions at your fingertips that can make your life easier and streamline your workday? Come and learn about Quick Parts, sending text messages, calendar options, and MORE!
Quiet: Tapping the Power of Introverts
Time: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Location: MAC 237
Presenters: Pam Harvey-Jacobs, Director of Admissions
Kris Anderson, UW-River Falls Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment & Student Services
In a world that emphasizes talking and talking and talking, we are missing the voices and power of introverts, ½ of the population. Taking a page from Susan Cain’s book “Quiet”, we explore the many contributions introverts can make on your staff and the ways in which offices can structure themselves to elicit those contributions. This workshop is applicable to everyone, at all levels of the University community.
Best Practices/Tips in Excel
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: IS1129, Lab E
Presenter: Pat Theyerl, IT Training Manager
There are many ways to use Excel formulas to decrease the amount of time you spend in Excel and increase the accuracy of your reports. Learn the Excel functions that will save you time from manual manipulation of your data. Hands-on practice with sum, count, counta, len, trim, right, left mid, vlookup, if, sumif, countif, averageif, concatenate, and MORE?
Gen Y: Ways to Motivate, Retain, and Focus the Gen Y Student and Worker
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: MAC 237
Presenters: Stacie Christian, Diversity Director
Melissa Pufall, Human Resources Assistant
The Gen Y population includes individuals born approximately between 1980 and 1998. At the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Gen Y includes our current students and our younger workforce. In this interactive session we will examine common traits and values of this generation. Ways to motivate, retain, and focus the Gen Y student and worker in an inclusive environment will be discussed.

Winter Break Fitness Challenge

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What: Winter Break Fitness Challenge
When: Monday December 23, 2013 – Sunday, January 26, 2014
Where: UW Green Bay Kress Events Center
Whether you frequent the Kress or have yet to visit since the announcement of the Faculty/Staff Free Membership Program, NOW is your time to do so while working towards rad prizes! All Faculty/Staff have free UNLIMITED access to the Kress Events Center over the Winter Break time period.To Participate:

  1. Visit the Kress during business hours and check-in at the front desk (campus ID & a second pair of shoes required).
  2. Ask the front desk attendant for an entry slip for the Faculty/Staff Winter Break Fitness Challenge.
  3. Complete the slip(s) and give back to the front desk attendant to enter for the drawing.

See the flyer for more information, including prizes and timelines for the drawings.  Let’s keep it HOT inside the Kress these cold winter days!

CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn


 

The Four Disciplines of Execution Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites Green Bay – Stadium
2785 Ramada Way
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Italian Buffet
Garden salad, hot baked garlic breadsticks, homemade lasagna, pasta with alfredo and marinara, chicken parmesan, coffee, iced tea or milk.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
The Four Disciplines of Execution
Leaders face the common challenge of driving change and achieving goals. The Covey Group developed the Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) which is a process to execute strategy. Any individual, team or organization can utilize 4DX to focus on the principles of execution and attain wildly important goals.
About the Speaker
Shauna M. Froelich, JD
Program Coordinator, School of Justice Studies
Rasmussen CollegeShauna has been an Instructor at various colleges in Wisconsin, including Rasmussen College, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Lakeland College, North West Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University. She specializes in teaching legal, ethical and leadership courses. She views education as a creative process, stimulating critical thinking and active engagement in the world. Shauna teaches students that learning is an ongoing process of critical inquiry. Her goal is to promote personal reflection and action outside the classroom.Shauna serves as program coordinator for the School of Justice Studies at Rasmussen College. Additionally, she has consulted for the Green Bay Police Department and Brown County Communications Department on issues of leadership and organizational change.

Shauna holds degrees in history and law from Xavier University and Marquette University Law School, respectively. She married her law school sweet heart and served in the United States Air Force thereafter. Shauna was stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in the 67th Information Operations Intelligence Wing, San Antonio, Texas. She provided support for intelligence operations during the war in Iraq. Following her commission in the Air Force, Shauna and her husband moved back to their home state of Wisconsin. 

Shauna’s family life is full of energy. With four children, a dog, and a husband who is an attorney, there is rarely a dull moment. In her free time, she loves date nights, water skiing, painting, outdoor adventures and the beach.