Strengthen Your Muscles Today!

Gaining strength can make it easier to do everyday things like get up from a chair, climb stairs, or carry groceries. Strengthening your lower body will also improve your balance.

To strengthen your muscles, you need to do weight-bearing exercises. Here are examples of simple weight-bearing exercises you can do at home:

Overhead arm raise: You can do this while standing or sitting in a sturdy, armless chair.LegChair

You can use appropriate weights, or cans of soup. Keep your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Hold weights at your sides at shoulder height with palms facing forward. Raise both arms up over your head, keeping your elbows slightly bent. Hold the position for one second, then slowly lower your arms. Repeat 10 to 15 times.

Side leg raise: Stand behind a sturdy chair with feet slightly apart. Hold on to the back of the chair for balance. Slowly lift one leg out to the side. Keep your back straight and your toes facing forward. The leg you are standing on should be slightly bent. Hold the position for one second, then slowly lower your leg. Repeat 10 to 15 times with each leg.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Confetti Wraps


  • 1 ounce ham (about 2 or 3 slices of deli-cut ham)
  • 1 ounce turkey (about 2 or 3 slices of deli-cut turkey)
  • 1 ounce Swiss cheese (about 2 slices of deli-cut cheese)
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • 4 leaves of romaine lettuce, finely shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely sliced and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie Thousand Island dressing
  • 2 large, colorful sun-dried tomato wraps


Tightly roll ham slices and cut into thin strips. Do the same with turkey and Swiss cheese. Toss with vegetables that have been chopped and shredded. Your mix should look like confetti and be almost moist enough to enjoy without dressing. Pack it to go in a plastic bowl. Take tortilla wraps and dressing on the side. Assemble when you’re ready to eat. Put a tablespoon of dressing on a large tortilla wrap and mound “confetti” on top. Roll and enjoy.

Serves 2
Each serving contains about 342 calories, 41 g carbohydrates, 21 g protein, 10 g fat, 703 mg sodium, and 4 g fiber.

This food is gout-friendly because it contains food moderate in purines. Meat, fish, and poultry should be limited to 1 to 2 servings per day.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Pay Plan Eligibility Reminder – Deadline is June 15

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has received funding and will be implementing a pay plan, which will provide a base rate increase to all eligible employees of 4.04% in two 2% installments. Distribution of the pay plan will be as follows:

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Individual e-mails were distributed this week to otherwise eligible employees who are missing either their required trainings or performance evaluations. If you did not receive an e-mail and your positon is eligible for pay plan per the Compensation and Pay Plan Policy, you will receive pay plan and no further action is needed.



Eligibility for the pay plan includes being employed prior to January 1, 2018 (with some exceptions), having an acceptable level of performance as documented during the employee’s last review period, and being compliant with all required trainingIn order to receive the pay plan increases, eligible employees must be compliant with required trainings and have documented satisfactory performance by June 15, 2018, without exception. Compliance after that date will not result in retroactive eligibility, or eligibility for the second installment of the plan.

If you have questions about pay plan, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity at or (920) 465-2390.

Academic Department Associate (9-month, 75%)

The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay seeks applicants for an Academic Department Associate in the departments of Human Development and Communication & Information Science. This position is a part-time university staff appointment working approximately 30 hours per week during the academic year (August-May). This appointment is approximately 9-months, tied to the academic year with no expectation of employment during the summer months and winter break.

Under general direction of the Chair of Human Development, the Academic Department Associate serves as the departments’ primary contact for and with administrators, department chairs, faculty, and organizations outside of the University.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, June 10, 2018

Welcome Tracy Tilleman!

Tracy Tilleman started as a Student Billing Specialist in the Bursar’s office on May 22, 2018.  She was a student employee in both the Financial Aid and Bursar offices.  Prior to that, she worked for Ameriprise Auto and Home Insurance and APAC Customer Service.

Tracy graduated from UWGB with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a finance emphasis.  She enjoys reading and solving puzzles in her free time.

Tracy is from the Green Bay area.

Welcome, Tracy!

Custodian Lead – Open to UW System Employees Only

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a current vacancy for a full-time, first-shift Custodian Lead. This position works under the general supervision of the Custodial Services Supervisor and is responsible for relaying instructions from supervisors to the Custodial staff. This position must exhibit high standards in performing job duties, clean assigned areas according to department standards, and be able to organize job duties to fit time allowed. Excellent customer services is necessary for this position as you will be interacting with outside constituencies. This position must be physically able to perform all aspects of the job duties, able to read and comprehend written instructions, write instructions for Custodial staff, use and learn to use all department equipment according to instructions, follow all safety rules, and report safety violations or equipment repairs to supervisor.


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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Associate Dean (50%) – College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Open to UW-Green Bay Employees Only)

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is searching for a 50% Associate Dean for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Associate Dean will assist the Dean in managing the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, including timetable and curriculum management, data collection and analysis, and campus-based communication and CAHSS representation. This position may also participate in outreach activities. This position will include a 9 credit course reassignment, and the work schedule will be built around the successful candidate’s teaching schedule.

This appointment is for approximately one year with the potential for conversion into an ongoing, paid position the following year.


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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge Results

AmandaJoanSarah1Thank you to everyone who participated in the Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge, which wrapped up on Friday, May 11th.  Of the 20 poker hands, the best hand was two pairs (one pair of 6’s and one pair of Jacks) by Barb Tomashek-Ditter!  Everyone who participated in this challenge will receive a small incentive, compliments of the Department of Employee Trust Funds wellness grant!

Thank you to Alex Reichenberger for designing the awesome poster, Bobbie Webster and Cassie Popovich for putting up the posters at the kiosks each week, the Kress Events Center and Human Resources front desk staff for tracking the playing cards picked, and Lisa Schmelzer for determining the best poker hand!

Do you have an idea for another wellness challenge?  Please email it to Thanks! :)

Employee Appreciation Week Feedback Wanted

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Employee Appreciation Week was held May 7 – 11. The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group would like your feedback on the activities that were planned. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this short survey so that the work group can plan an even better event for next year.

Produce Delivery Sign Up


Quite a few employees stopped by the Union to talk with Luanne from Garden to Doorstep Organics LLC on Thursday, May 17th to learn about their program and see what a sample produce box looks like, and one lucky person won the box of fruits and veggies!  If you are interested, please sign up by Tuesday, May 22nd.

Please click here to learn more about their weekly delivery of boxes of fruits and veggies to campus.

Please click here to see how to sign up.

Questions? Contact Luanne at (920) 385-3253 or