Welcome Wendy Guerra


Wendy Guerra started on July 7, 2014, as an Archives Assistant.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked at UW-Stout in their Archives and Area Research Center.  She earned her BA from UW-Eau Claire in Public History and will be pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science next year.  Her hometown is Birchwood, Wisconsin, and her family consists of her mom, dad, brother and two sisters.  Wendy’s favorite pastime is to enjoy a good book with a great cup of coffee.

SLO Food Demo’s and Healthy Potluck!

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee hosted a Healthy Potluck and SLO Food Demo’s.  SLO demonstrated how to create simple garden-to-plate dishes, shared the finished products as well as distribute some of their favorite recipes.

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CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn


Balancing Resources and Priorities presented by Mike Devereux    
Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay
2040 Airport Dr
Green Bay, WI  54313
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: To be determined.
Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Balancing Resources and Priorities
One of the challenges of leadership is allocating resources amongst competing ideas and projects.  In this presentation, Mike Devereux, president and CEO of Nature’s Way Brands, will describe the strategic planning process that takes place at Nature’s Way. This includes how they evaluate their business strategy over multiple horizons, short term/medium term/long term, in order to build a growing and sustaining business over the long term. Mike will share his experiences with this process including the tough decisions that can sometimes be controversial when balancing the dilutive impact of investments on short-term performance.
About the Speaker
Mike Devereux
President and CEO
Nature’s Way BrandsMike Devereux is the CEO of Nature’s Way Brands, a company formed in 2009 after the acquisition by Nature’s Way of Enzymatic Therapy, a manufacturer of dietary supplements founded in Green Bay in the 1980s.

Mike joined Enzymatic Therapy in 2001 as the CFO and became COO in 2006.  After the business was sold in 2009 to Nature’s Way, Mike led the integration of the combined businesses and became CEO in 2011.

Nature’s Way Group is a manufacturer and marketer of a full line of dietary supplements available in retail locations throughout the USA, including health food stores, retailers, and mass market and club channel chains.  In addition, they market a line of supplements to the health care practitioner channel under the brand name of Integrative. The company is also well known in Canada and is beginning an exciting strategy to market the product line in key markets throughout the world.

During Mike’s 30+-year business career, he has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility including with companies such as Ernst & Young, Beatrice Foods, Mallinckrodt and Hershey Foods. His 11+ years in the food supplement industry is certainly the place he most fondly now calls home. Mike grew up in Chicago and received his accounting degree and master’s of business administration in international business from DePaul University.


Welcome Ashley Folcik

Ashley started on July 7, 2014, and an Operations Manager in the College of Professional Studies. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay Ashley was employed at Virginia Tech for three years. She earned her BA in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. Her hometown is Powers, Michigan.


Welcome Justin Mallett

mallettjustin1Justin started on July 14, 2014, as the Diversity Director.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay he was employed at Illinois College for two years.  He earned his EdD from Edgewood College and his BS and MA in Communications from UW-Stevens Point.  He is from Kosciusko, MS, and he and his wife Dana have two children, Jayden, 8 and Maya, 3.

2014 Fall All-Employee Training Series

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You are invited to attend the 2014 Fall All-Employee Training Series!  Come to learn about programs on campus you may not be aware of, discover helpful tips and resources available to you, and become knowledgeable about important campus policies and best practices. You are welcome to attend one, some, or all of the sessions.

**Please note: The day and time of the second Lync Workshop presentation has changed since the original communication about this event.

Please register by Thursday, September 18th and indicate which session(s) you will be attending. These sessions will take place in Phoenix Room B and the Alumni A/B rooms of the University Union.  There is no cost to your department for you to attend.

University Accounting & Budget Overview
Time:  9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Presenters:  Dick Anderson – Business and Finance, SuAnn Detampel – Controller’s Office
Location:  Phoenix B
This presentation will provide an overview of the University’s accounting/fund structure and the general rules for the various funds we use on campus.  We will also review the University’s budget process and provide a summary of the fiscal year 2015 budget.
Lync Workshop
Time:  10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter:  Luke Konkol – Computing and information Technology
Location:  Phoenix B
Come and gain understanding of how to work with this instant messaging application, set preferences, and work with contacts. Attendees will also learn how to make and answer video calls, along with sharing presentations, desktops, attachments, work with whiteboards, and create and understand how to use polls.
E-mail: How to Get Your Message Across
Time:  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Presenters:  Josh Goldman – Computing and Information Technology, Kimberly Vlies – Marketing and University Communications
Location: Phoenix B
Although it is fast, low-cost, and anyone can do it, successful e-mail takes consideration. Join us as we go through DOs, DON’Ts and tips that will help you to be a conscientious and effective e-mail communicator. Whether you hope to improve the way you use e-mail for inter-office communication, or for reaching a large audience, this session is for you.
Extramural Grant Procedures:  Pre-through Post-Award
Time:  2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Presenters:  Lidia Nonn – Office of Grants and Research, Jeff Selner – Controller’s Office
Location:  Phoenix B
The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) ensures accountability, compliance and stewardship for sponsored programs as directed by the values of the office and by all applicable Federal, State, UW System and University policies, procedures and regulations.  While the OGR handles all pre-award and non-financial post-award activities, the Controller’s Office is responsible for post-award monitoring and reporting of extramurally funded gifts, grants, and contracts.  The two offices work closely together to ensure that appropriate and accurate fiscal information is provided on agency requests.   Join us for a brief overview of extramural pre and post-award grant procedures, where your questions and input are welcome.
Waiver and Off-Campus Activity Guidelines
Time:  9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Presenter:  Christopher Paquet – Risk Management
Location: Alumni A/B Rooms
On any college campus it is beneficial to have social or academic activities in which students will participate which pose greater danger than a traditional classroom or lecture setting.  Whenever these activities are controlled by or organized by University Staff or Faculty a duty of care is created which may result in liability on the University.  In order to best protect the University and employees certain protocols should be followed to determine whether the activity should be done; what can be done to avoid danger; and what disclosures or waivers should be obtained to show the student understands all the risks.  This session will address the when and why of waivers and address some of the protocols in place on campus.
Fleet Vehicle Authorization, Use, & Procedures
Time:  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenters:  Tracy Van Erem – Business and Finance, Peggy Van Rixel – Facilities
Location:  Alumni A/B Rooms
This session will provide information on how to become an authorized driver at UW-Green Bay by giving you general information, the State’s minimum driving standards, how to obtain driver authorization, information regarding fleet vehicles, and how to request a fleet vehicle for use of University business. A demonstration of the new Online Motor Pool Registration System will also be provided.
AED Training
Time:  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Presenters:  David Jones and Tom Kujawa – Public Safety
Location:  Alumni A/B Rooms
This presentation will help to familiarize employees on how and when to use an AED.  At the end of the training employees will have an opportunity to use a test AED to practice what they have learned.
Library Services Overview
Time:  2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Presenters:  Deb Anderson and Emily Rogers – Library
Location:  Alumni A/B Rooms
Discover what new resources are available at your campus library. Want to find new and creative ways to engage your student in their research? We can help! Interested in exploring the history of our area or doing some genealogy? We can do that too! Do you need to create a video or audio recording to spruce up a presentation? We have equipment you can use! Or are you just looking for a good book? We have something for everyone! Library staff will present on our wide variety of collections, new technology, as well as some of the secret treasures held in our Archives.
Time:  9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Presenter:  Lisa Jackovich – Controller’s Office
Location:  Alumni A/B Rooms
The WISDM (Wisconsin Data Mart for Peoplesoft Financials) is a reporting tool used to view the fiscal activity for departments and project/grants on campus. The information contained in WISDM is extracted from the Peoplesoft Shared Financial System (SFS) on a nightly basis, and includes current year as well as prior year activity. Activity for deposits, purchase orders, journal uploads (chargebacks), expense reports and payroll information can all be obtained from WISDM. Lisa Jackovich will present an online demonstration of WISDM, and answer your questions.
Campus Connection Program
Time:  10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Presenter:  Melissa Nash – Human Resources
Panel:  Mary Baranek – College of Professional Studies, Nathan Carlton – Business and Finance, Ruth Pearson – Nursing
Location:  Alumni A/B Rooms
Human Resources, in partnership with the Classified Staff Advisory Committee and the Academic Staff Governance Committee, will be rolling out an updated new employee mentor program to include both Classified and Academic Staff/Limited Employees.  All Classified and Academic Staff/Limited employees are encouraged to attend this informational session to learn more about what it means to be a campus mentor and take part in the Campus Connection Program.  This session will include an interactive panel discussion with current mentors, an overview and history of the program, and information about where we are headed in the future.
Student Supervisor Training
Time:  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Presenters:  Diana Delbecchi – Office of Financial Aid, Sousie Lee – Human Resources
Location:  Alumni A/B Rooms
All supervisors of student employees are encouraged to attend. Training will cover resources available, highlight the new initiatives, and discuss hot topics in the world of student employment with emphasis on supervising students.
Travel Reimburse Policies
Time:  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Presenters:  SuAnn Detampel and Cheryl Pieper  – Controller’s Office
Location:  Alumni A/B Rooms
This presentation will outline the reimbursement policies for employee travel. The session will review the current travel policies and discuss frequently asked questions on travel reimbursement. Presenters will also provide an overview on the UW TravelWise website.
Telling your Story – Content Development for Wider Dissemination
Time:  9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Presenters:  Sue Bodilly, Nancy Matzke, Eric Miller, Kelly Moore, Chris Sampson, and Kimberly Vlies – Marketing and University Communications
Location:  Phoenix B
From the beginning of time, generations have used stories to explore values, entertain, and capture attention. Stories personalize a particular experience and allow others to see value and compare. What makes a great story? How can you share it to a wider audience? Why is more, sometimes less? Join the staff of the Office of Marketing and University Communication for a presentation on sharing your story and taking your message, ideas and events to the public.
Benefit Changes and Updates for 2015
Time:  10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Presenters:  Kimberly Danielson and Sue Miller – Human Resources
Location:  Phoenix B
This session will provide an overview of 2015 changes in benefits, including information on new health plan options offered by the State for the first time, Health Savings and Employee Reimbursement Account information, and open enrollment opportunities for supplemental plans.  This session will also go through the annual open enrollment process, giving an overview of dates, open lab sessions, and online enrollment steps.
Disruptive Situations
Time:  1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Presenters:  Dean of Students Office, Health and Counseling, and Public Safety
Location:  Phoenix B
Dealing with disruptive people can be stressful.  Unpredictable actions and erratic behaviors can sometimes come as a surprise to anyone of us. This training will help you develop an action plan. Learn how to identify someone in need of assistance or intervention and who to call for help.  You will learn both what to do, and also what not to do for a variety of behaviors you may encounter at work, walking around campus and in your everyday life.
Lync Workshop
Time: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Luke Konkol – Computing and Information Technology
Location: Phoenix B
Come and gain understanding of how to work with this instant messaging application, set preferences, and work with contacts. Attendees will also learn how to make and answer video calls, along with sharing presentations, desktops, attachments, work with whiteboards, and create and understand how to use polls.


ETF Learning Opportunity Update — August Webinars

Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is offering the following webinars during the month of August.  See ETF’s information below regarding their upcoming webinars.


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Live Webinars Scheduled for August
ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Visit our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions. Here is what others have said about our webinars:

  • “My participation in the webinar was a first for me, and I just want to compliment you on how easy it was to connect, follow along, and provide questions or requests. Excellent job!”
  • “Thanks for having these valuable webinars. The professional but conversational style helped me to understand the presentation as easily as an “in office” meeting. Really appreciate that the presenter fully understands the subject. Wonderful job.”

How Divorce Can Affect Your WRS Benefits/QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relation Order)

This webinar covers not only how divorce can affect your WRS benefits, but also the importance of properly completing the QDRO required by ETF under state law. We will also review what happens once a valid Qualified Domestic Relations Order is accepted and processed by ETF.

  • Tuesday August 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday August 21, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 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.

  • Thursday August 7, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday August 18, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday August 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register for a webinar

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Graduates

Congratulations to the first three graduates of the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program for UW-Green Bay supervisors!  Sue Bodilly, Jeff Krueger, and Jeff Sonkowsky have all completed the requirements needed to gain their certificate.  The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program for UW-Green Bay supervisors is a collaboration between the Small Business Development Center and Human Resources.  Selected participants complete core and elective courses which build leadership skills, invest in their employees, advance their departments, and move their careers forward. If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.


Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program


The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is pleased to announce a certification opportunity for UW-Green Bay supervisors. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program for UW-Green Bay supervisors is a collaboration between the Small Business Development Center and Human Resources. The program is designed to help supervisors build leadership skills, invest in their employees, and advance their department. Each semester, five supervisors will be selected to begin this program. Approximately $300 in expenses for course materials and other items will be charged to the department. Supervisors are encouraged to discuss the cost with Division Heads/Area Leaders if funding is a barrier to participation.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete and submit the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program Interest Form to your supervisor. Supervisors should review and complete their portion of the form, and forward to the Area Leader no later than August 15th. Forms will be forwarded to the Position Review Committee for consideration and decisions made on attendees will be communicated to employees and supervisors by early September.

If you applied for the program last year and were wait-listed, there is no need to resubmit an interest form. Your form will be considered by the Position Review Committee for this year’s program. If you are no longer interested in participating in the program, please notify HR by e-mailing hr@uwgb.edu.

If you have questions about the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program, please feel free to contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu  or (920) 465-2390.

CURRENT – Kickball Classic







Current Kickball Classic presented by Prevea Health and Wellness
Event Basics
When: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
10 a.m. Round 1
11 a.m. Round 2
12 p.m. Round 3
1 p.m. Round 4
2 p.m. Consolation Games
3 p.m. Championship Games
4 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Riverview Park in Allouez
901 Broadview Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54301Map this location!
Fee: $200 Team Fee / $20 Individual Fee
FREE: Spectators are encouraged to attend! Concessions and off-field entertainment will be provided.
Contact: (920) 593-3408
Register www.titletown.org/kickball
Rain or shine. No refunds. Sorry, no carry-ins.
Registration deadline for teams is Thursday, Aug. 14.
Event Overview
The tournament will be hosted on all five diamonds at Riverview Park in Allouez. Off-field entertainment will be provided to make this a fun and enjoyable day for players and spectators alike. Concessions will be available. Sorry, no carry-ins.  A team registration fee of $200 is required for each team. This event will occur rain or shine. No refunds. Each team will play three games. Please note this is not a double elimination tournament, rather, a margin of victory tournament. Teams with the greatest margin of victory from their first two games will proceed to a championship game. Other teams will be paired in consolation games. See tournament rules for complete details.This is a co-ed tournament. A team shall be composed of 10 players, minimum of five women if playing 10 players and four women if playing eight players.

New! Don’t have a full team but want to play? Individual participants can email our free agent coordinator Mark Nicholas. $20/individual to participate.

Over $1,000 in estimated prize value in certificates and merchandise!

Additional details and requirements will be sent to registered team captains including:

  • Team registration form requiring team name and co-ed roster of 10 players. Rosters must be submitted no later than Thursday, Aug. 14.
  • All registered players must be 18 years of age to participate and submit a completed liability waiver. Waivers are due at the time rosters are submitted.
  • Individual registrants will receive a complimentary “Current Kickball Classic” T-shirt. Shirt sizes must be submitted with the team roster.
  • Tournament rules.

Visit www.titletown.org/kickball for additional information including tournament rules.