Monthly Pay Date for December Earnings is January 3, 2017

For UW employees who are paid on the 1st of each month, the monthly pay date for December, 2016 earnings is Tuesday, January 3, 2017. January 3 is the pay date because January 1 (New Year’s Day) is on a Sunday and Monday, January 2 is a Federal Reserve holiday.

When a pay date falls on a weekend or Federal Reserve holiday, the pay date is usually the previous business day. An exception to this is the monthly pay date that falls on New Year’s Day, January 1.

To avoid tax-related issues, the January 1 pay date for December earnings is paid in the new calendar year and must be the first “official banking business day” following the New Year’s holiday. The “official banking business day” is defined as a calendar day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a Federal Reserve holiday.

Source: UW Service Center

Faculty and Staff Giving Drive!

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The Faculty and Staff Giving Drive is underway!

You can get involved by making a contribution to support students and programs at UW-Green Bay. To make your donation, visit the online giving site  or submit the pledge form provided in the Faculty and Staff Giving packet received through interoffice mail.

Support of the Brown County United Way is also encouraged through the Faculty and Staff Giving Drive. A personalized email has been sent with more information about how to contribute to the important causes the United Way supports. If you have questions about United Way giving, contact Rick Warpinski, warpinsr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2090. We hope you will get involved!

Area Coordinator (Potential Vacancy)

The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay is currently accepting applications to fill Area Coordinator vacancies that may occur before the beginning of the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

The Area Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director and assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life provides housing for 2,000 students during the academic year and 2,500 guests during the summer. The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for overseeing a community of approximately 400 residents; and with the help of Resident Assistants (RAs), strives to develop and maintain a safe, enjoyable, supportive, and inclusive living environment for residents where they can achieve academic success and personal growth and development. The AC is a member of the Residence Life team and holds administrative responsibilities, participates in committees and meetings, and serves students in a multitude of ways. The AC assumes additional responsibilities assigned by the Director and makes recommendations.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Volunteer Opportunity: National Railroad Museum

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National Railroad Museum

The National Railroad Museum is in need of volunteers for Holidays on the Rails which starts Monday, December 5 and runs through Saturday, December 10.  Volunteers are needed from 8am – 2:30pm each day of the event. This special program features fun activities and crafts, cookie decorating, a train ride, and a visit with Santa! Holiday on the Rails is open to the public and school groups.This program is designed for children pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. For more information, please contact Greg Balza at 920-437-7623 or gbalza@nationalrrmuseum.org.

StayWell New Administrator for Well Wisconsin Program

Starting in January 2017, the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program will be contracting with StayWell to bring us the Well Wisconsin Program.  The steps to earn the $150 incentive will be the same, but it’ll be easier to earn the incentive, and the deadline for submitting a request for the incentive will be moved up.  More details will be mailed out in early 2017, including how to access the StayWell web-portal.  The StayWell web-portal will contain the Well Wisconsin health survey, provider forms for health screenings, and resources and tools for getting and staying healthy.

Cheesy Rutabaga Hash

Serves: 8   Serving Size: ¾ cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pound potato, grated
  • 1 pound rutabaga, grated
  • 4 ounces shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine grated potatoes and rutabaga into a lightly sprayed 9×13 baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine shredded cheeses in bowl
  3. Combine milk and cornstarch to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, continuously whisk for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add ½ of mixed cheese mixture and the yogurt. Stir in thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour sauce over potatoes
  5. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly. Uncover and top with remaining cheese mixture and continue to bake for 15 minutes. Remove when cheese is melted and potatoes/rutabaga are tender.

This is a perfect healthier alternative to a holiday favorite of cheesy potatoes!

Original recipe found on http://skinnyms.com/cheesy-potato-bake/ and altered.

Recipe provided by Maria Anderson, UWGB Dietetic Intern

Chocolate-Peppermint Protein Balls

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup dates
  • 1 Tbs raw honey
  • 3 Tbs chocolate protein powder
  • 1-2 Tbs chocolate chips
  • 2 drops peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Place cashews and almonds in a food processor or high powdered blender and process into a fine meal
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process until no large chunks remain. Roll into golf-ball size portions and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe from https://thebalancedlifeonline.com/chocolate-peppermint-protein-balls/

Recipe provided by Maria Anderson, UWGB Dietetic Intern

Fighting Off the Holiday Weight Gain

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With the holidays just around the corner, the question on everyone’s mind is “What is for dinner?” Loading up your plate does not have to equal loading on pounds.  Mindful eating and knowing when you are full can help prevent weight gain around the holiday season.

What is mindful eating?

Mindful eating begins with the foods you eat and drink. Dr. Cheung author of the book, Savor Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, describes mindful eating as a full appreciation of the sensory factors of the foods you eat and drink.  During the holidays, using mindful eating can help fend off weight gain.  Begin noticing colors, smells, flavors, and textures of the food you eat during the holidays.  Take your time with what you eat, and leave a little white space on the plate when served.

What Are the Holidays About?

The holidays are a time for family and friends, so turn off the TV when it is time for dinner; focus on family and the food in front of you. During the holidays, food seems to be everywhere, from sweets to rich family-tradition casseroles, temptation seems to be everywhere, but the following tips can help.

Before the Meal:

  • Do not skip meals prior to the main dinner course
  • Skipping meals may result in over consuming during dinner
  • Make sure to eat breakfast, on the same day as the big meal
  • Consume a breakfast high in fiber to help keep you full longer

During the Meal:

  • If filling your whole plate is tempting, then use a smaller plate
  • Filling a smaller plate will look voluminous; try to stop at one plate
  • When it comes to the line-up of food, go for the salad and vegetables first, after these two items are taking up room on your plate, you will have already completed the first step of putting together a healthy plate.
  • Savor the foods you are eating, if you plan to go back for another helping, wait about ten minutes and sip on some water; you may not be as hungry as you think.

After the Meal:

  • Go for a walk around the block with a family member, or take the kids to the park to play catch.

Setting the goal, when are you truly full?

After following these tips, it is important to have reminders to fend off weight gain, and knowing how to gauge your fullness can be that little reminder. The goal in the following chart is to stay within areas 7 to 3.  Once you are able to achieve this status, you are on a smart and healthy way to fighting back that holiday weight gain!

10 = Uncomfortably full or “sick” – “Thanksgiving full”

9 = Stuffed and uncomfortable

8 = Too full, somewhat uncomfortable

7 = Full, but not yet uncomfortable – hunger is gone

6 = Filling up, but still comfortable – could definitely eat more

5 = Neutral – neither hungry nor full

4 = Slightly hungry, mild signals that your body needs food – you can wait to eat

3 = Hungry, not yet uncomfortable – clear signals that your body needs food

2 = Very hungry, irritable, or anxious – you want to eat everything in sight

1 = Starving, feeling weak, lightheaded, dizzy or other extremely uncomfortable symptoms of hunger

Work cited: http://www.move.va.gov/

Article by Raelynn Sampson, UWGB Dietetic Intern

 

Student Status Examiner – Associate (Two Vacancies)

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for two Student Status Examiner – Associate vacancies. One position will support the Admissions Department, and the other position will support both the Admissions Department and the Registrar’s Office. By applying to this posting, candidates will be considered for both positions. 

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Associate Dean – Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay seeks applicants for the position of Associate Dean.  The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business and is responsible for coordinating activities related to accreditation, curriculum and enrollment management, student affairs, and initiatives related to excellence of the School and its programs and services.  The Associate Dean will serve as a liaison between the School and other university offices and committees on matters related to curriculum planning and development.  

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.