Self Defense Workshop held February 28th


If you were walking past University Union Room 103 on February 28th between 11:00 a.m. and Noon, you may have heard eighteen women yelling “BACK OFF!”  Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense LLC presented a self-defense workshop to employees on Wednesday, February 28th.  Instructors Herb, Betsy, and Aaron demonstrated self-defense techniques and shared valuable information about how to protect and empower ourselves.  We learned how to get away from an attacker, create a barrier with our body, and use our voice as an effective tool to prevent attack.  We laughed a lot too!  Thank you to Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense LLC for presenting this excellent workshop!

Stuffed Cabbage Soup



  • 1/2 lb. ground round
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 28-oz. can petite diced tomatoes, low sodium
  • 14-oz. can low-sodium beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. parsley
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice or other grain, such as barley or millet

Brown meat in soup pot. Drain fat if necessary. Add olive oil, then onions and garlic and sauté briefly. Add shredded cabbage and continue stirring. Add tomatoes, beef broth, and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and let cook for about 10 minutes on simmer. Sprinkle in parsley.

To serve, put half a cup of cooked brown rice or other grain of your choice (barley, millet, quinoa) into a large bowl. Ladle stuffed cabbage soup over grain. Serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Each serving contains about 232 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat, no trans fat, 22 mg cholesterol), 369 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugars, and 12 g protein.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Webinars Offered in March

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.

Annuity Options- This webinar will help to increase your understanding of the WRS annuity options available to you at retirement. ETF will also explain the difference between a beneficiary and a named survivor.

  • Thu, Mar 1, 2018 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Mar 5, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon, Mar 12, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 22, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WRS Retirement Benefit Calculation Methods- This webinar will explain the methods used for benefit calculations and the components of each method. Anyone who has requested or is planning to request an estimate will have a better understanding of how that amount was calculated.

  • Thu, Mar 8, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Mar 16, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tue, Mar 20, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Mar 21, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WRS Benefits: For New and Mid-Career Employees- This one-hour webinar is for employees who are five years – or more – from retirement. The information presented will help you make sound, strategic decisions over the course of your career. Topics include vesting, 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, and how “life event” changes affect retirement benefits.

  • Fri, Mar 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Wed, Mar 7, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Mar 14, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 22, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WRS Employee Benefits Seminar- Attend a Wisconsin Retirement System employee benefits seminar and come away with a greater understanding of your WRS benefits and how they work. These one-hour evening presentations, hosted by the Department of Employee Trust Funds in cities throughout Wisconsin, are designed for all members, especially those who are within five years of retirement. Topics covered include the retirement process itself, return-to-work rules, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, beneficiary designations, purchasing service, how “life events” affect your benefits, and much more. Questions are encouraged – stick around for the Q&A session afterward!

  • Mon, Mar 19, 2018 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Apr 4, 2018 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Apr 19, 2018 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Register for a webinar

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

2018-2019 Leadership Green Bay Sponsorship

lgb_logo_400Each year, the University sponsors one employee to participate in the Leadership Green Bay program.  This program was established in 1983 by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and offers select individuals the unique opportunity to develop leadership skills while enhancing the well-being of the Green Bay area. Program goals include enhancing the participant’s knowledge of the Green Bay community; obtaining a greater awareness of issues that face the Green Bay area; enhancing leadership skills; and making an impact on the Green Bay Community.

Participants meet one day per month, October through May, following a two-day overnight retreat in September. Programs focus on Green Bay’s local economy, education, local history and heritage, diversity and cultural awareness, human services, government, and environment. In addition, small groups work on projects designed to enhance awareness of community problems, identify systems and methods to effect change, and develop their project management, team, and presentation skills. The groups meet on their own time outside Leadership Green Bay sessions.

All UW-Green Bay employees are eligible to express interest in being considered.  Supervisors are also encouraged to nominate employees for participation in this program. If nominating an employee, please notify this person to determine if they are willing to participate before submitting.  After the deadline, one employee will be selected by the Position Review Committee, and will asked to complete the application materials representing UW-Green Bay.

In order to express interest in participation, or to nominate an employee, please complete the Interest Form. This form should be filled out and signed by the employee, their supervisor, and the Dean/Division Head (if applicable).  Completed forms must be received in the Human Resources office by Friday, March 16th for full consideration.

You are also welcome to visit for more information about this program.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or

Welcome Leah DuBois!

Facilities Management welcomed Leah DuBois on February 26, 2018, as a new second-shift Custodian.

Welcome, Leah!

Welcome Kinga Jacobson!

The Provost and Vice Chancellor’s office welcomed Kinga Jacobson on February 19, 2018, as an Institutional Research Analyst.  She holds a doctorate in Career and Technical Education from UW-Stout.

Kinga is an active volunteer in the community and enjoys outdoor activities, arts/crafts, and reading.  She is from Fish Creek, Wisconsin, and has a husband named Jeff and an 11-year-old daughter named Krista.

Welcome, Kinga!

Welcome Blair Beyer!

The Nursing & Health Studies and Education Departments welcomed Blair Beyer on February 19, 2018, as an Academic Department Associate.  Blair received her B.S. degree in Water Resources from UW-Stevens Point.

She likes outdoor activities, such as kayaking, biking, hiking, and stand-up paddle boarding.  Blair is from Neenah, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Blair!

Congratulations Amy Ibuaka!

Starting February 19, 2018, Amy Ibuaka will transition from the Phoenix Bookstore, where she worked as the Textbook Department Manager, to the College of Science and Technology as the new Dean Assistant.

Congratulations, Amy!

HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist

This position reports to Heating Plant Superintendent and assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.  This position is responsible for working collaboratively with others in providing services for a residential community housing 2,200 students and 2,500 summer guests residing in 29 University housing facilities.

Primary responsibilities of this position include Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC)/Refrigeration equipment troubleshooting, adjusting, modifying, inspecting, maintaining, repairing, performing preventative maintenance and assisting with major installations of HVAC/R projects.  This position will also assist with the repairs of mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems; building security and fire safety systems; and general facilities repair.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Advisor – Financial Aid

This position reports to the Financial Aid Director and will review and verify financial aid applications. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for financial aid questions and concerns and will also conduct presentations on and off campus.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, March 1, 2018.