ASC – USC Joint Workshop

The ASPDPC and the USPDC will be sponsoring two financial workshops on Thursday, November 16, 2016, in the Christie Theatre.  

Register today for:

“Identity Theft: What YOU Can Do!” *

“Budget Bootcamp – How to Live Debt Free”

The workshops will be presented by Chastity Hartl, Retail Product Specialist at Nicolet National Bank. Chas has been in the financial industry for over 15 years. During this time she has had the opportunity to work with both businesses and non-profit groups to provide education and guidance to hundreds of individuals who were looking to truly understand and take control of their finances. 

“Identity Theft” is scheduled from 10:00AM-11:30AM. 

            *University Staff, this is the same workshop that was presented at the Fall Conference. 

“Budget Bootcamp” is scheduled from 1:00PM – 2:30PM.

The workshops are not ‘tied’.  Feel free to attend either or both.  There is no fee.

Watch your e-mail for a registration link.

Contact Teri Ternes (ternest@uwgb.edu) or Bekky Vrabel (vrabelr@uwgb.edu) with questions.

 

 

Financial Specialist Senior

The Financial Specialist Senior reports to the Director of Facilities Management and Planning and provides financial and administrative support to the Department of Facilities Management and Planning. This position is responsible for the daily operation of the Facilities Department financial systems, including monitoring the departmental budget and subsequent generation of reports.  This position will also serve as the secondary contact for support of the motor pool fleet operation and customer service contact for the department.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, October 30, 2016.

Custodian (Third Shift)

The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay has a current vacancy for a full time, third shift Custodian in the Kress Events Center. This position works under the general supervision of the Custodial Services Supervisor, and is responsible for maintaining the overall appearance and cleanliness of their designated areas.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Facilities Maintenance Specialist

This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and  will be responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of locksets, door hardware and general plumbing fixtures and components.  This position will also perform general inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of campus building structures and equipment. In addition, this position performs preventative maintenance, inspections, other seasonal activities, and is responsible for inspecting laboratory systems and equipment and making necessary installations and repairs. This position will also maintain an appropriate parts inventory, order parts when necessary and provide professional advice on the materials and time required to complete various tasks.  This position may also direct the work of student and/or temporary employees as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, October 31, 2016.

Kroc Center Corporate Membership

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We are super excited to announce that the UW system is now a Corporate Partner of the Kroc Center.

Any UW staff member and their households can now qualify for a waived registration fee when becoming a Kroc Center member, which save $35.  Additionally, all new members from the UW system also receive a 15% discount on the monthly membership fees.  We also offer other discounts for our new members, as well as other benefits for the companies that partner with us.

Please review more on these benefits at:: http://www.gbkroccenter.org/corporate.html

Below are other links that you could find helpful as well:

http://www.gbkroccenter.org

http://www.gbkroccenter.org/about.html

http://www.gbkroccenter.org/membership.html

http://www.gbkroccenter.org/classes.html

Employee Spotlight: Rebecca Meacham

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Name: Rebecca Meacham

Position at UWGB: Professor of English, Humanistic Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Director of the Creative Writing Program, Advisor Sheepshead Review

Summary of what you do: I teach courses in writing and American literatures, advise the 70+ students in our creative writing program, mentor the editors and staff of our campus journal of the arts, give readings and lead public workshops, fundraise for room remodeling (donate to our Revise the Room-TH 378 Fund!) and develop our writing program.

How long have you been employed: since 2002

Brief history of employment with UWGB: As an Assistant Professor, I relaunched Sheepshead Review in 2003 and added courses in African American literature and Literary Publishing to the UWGB Curriculum, and taught additionally for ILS/ADP, LIR, online and in person. As an Associate Professor, I taught new courses in Ghost Stories, Caribbean writers, The Harlem Renaissance, and Novel Writing, among other areas. I won the Founders Award in Teaching in 2011, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2016.

Three words that describe you: Energetic, fast-talking, fast-walking.

Personal interests: Parenting my fantastic kids, watching superhero and spy shows with my husband, running relay races and gossiping with my Green Bay friends, and reuniting with far-flung friends every few years in sunny locales.

Random facts/interests: I have lopsided dimples, a tattoo on my ankle, and I’m 5 ft. tall.

Are you messy or organized? Both. Syllabi, calendars, desktop computer folders: organized. Every single surface of my house and office: messy.

Best vacation you’ve been to? In May, my mother treated me to seeing “Hamilton” on Broadway with the original cast. I’m grateful to have traveled around world with friends and family throughout my life. I’ve backpacked, camped, and stayed in hotels and on people’s couches in Europe, Canada, all around the U.S., including Hawaii.

Do you have a favorite quote? From my daughter’s namesake poet, Gwendolyn Brooks: “Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind.”

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?  As a new teacher in the 1990s, I forgot to bring something to erase an overhead projector (remember those?), and so I spit on the screen and wiped it off with my sleeve in front of 25 students.

Favorite travel spot? My family and I stay in Door County several times a year.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? I’d love to be the birthday party planner for zoo animals.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? My former colleague says I look like Emma Watson.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? The author Toni Morrison, but I couldn’t actually speak in her presence. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would be delightful, and we could sing together between questions.

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? Prince or Michael Jackson in concert at their peak.

If you were an animal what would you be? One of my housecats. What a life!

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? “Hang On.”

Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and went to college and two graduate programs up and down Interstate 75 (Oxford, Bowling Green, Cincinnati). I wrote my first poem in 1st grade, sent my first Letter to the Editor in 3rd grade, and published my first magazine in 4th grade. In High School, I was a cheerleader, wrote for the newspaper, sang in musicals, and stayed silent as “The Mute” in “The Fantastiks.” The first time I majored in English was during my PhD program, which is a lousy time to start. My work has always been interdisciplinary, in the fields of creative writing, American Studies, and ethnic American literatures. I’ve published two well-received story collections, and I’m currently doing my darndest to finish writing a novel set during the 1871 Peshtigo Fire.

Tell us a little bit about your family. I am so lucky to be married to Chuck Rybak, a fellow writer, UWGB English professor, and spy-movie fan. My household includes our cats, our two hilarious, brilliant daughters and my darkly funny mother, who moved from Ohio when she retired from her law practice and built a house that connects to our house.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.

  • I seriously considered becoming a hot-air balloonist after my first and only flight.
  • I can make ice cream from scratch—Peppermint Stick, Salted Caramel, Blueberry Cheesecake.
  • I never imagined being a teacher, let alone a college professor, until my first semester as a Teaching Assistant, when I taught my own class just 3 months after graduating college myself.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? For new teachers: The consequence of innovation is often failure, and that’s just as useful as success. Sometimes a fantastic assignment goes terribly wrong and a terrible assignment goes startlingly well. Sometimes it’s you, sometimes it’s the day, sometimes is the classroom, sometimes it’s luck. Along the way, don’t be afraid to make your process, failures, and your objectives transparent to your students—and to seek their input. Set clear standards, and create thoughtful, scaffolded assignments — but also allow students to experiment, self-direct, and move their insights beyond the boundaries of the classroom and, ideally, beyond you.

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? 1. Don’t make assumptions about students’ lives, backgrounds, preparedness, or interest. 2. Do reach out to peers, colleagues, learned friends for advice, help, and reality checks. 3. Admit you will never grade when you say you’re going to grade.

What are your hopes for our industry/school? My Humanities colleagues and I impart to students—and to our community—the skills of tolerance, creativity, adaptability, self-direction, critical thinking, and empathy. These qualities are central to UW-GB’s interdisciplinary mission, and a key reason I took this job in 2002. My hope would be that UW-GB would commit to not just preserving, but also to growing, programs that question, investigate, critique, and listen to the human stories at the center of our often systematized, polarized, power-driven world.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? The students– UWGB students are so willing to take risks, to stretch, to learn, and to try. Also, I regularly thank the Employment Gods for my warm colleagues, staff, and workers all over campus. And once in a while, I drive to work with my husband, and that’s quite nice.

What book did you read last? The Public Library (stories), by Ali Smith, for a blog post I have to write.

What books are at your bedside? What books aren’t?! I’m an English professor married to an English professor—we’re lucky we can find the bed.

What children’s character can you relate with most? Why? I loved Pippi Longstocking, because she was independent and confident and gloriously nutty and kept a horse on her front porch.

What did you want to be when growing up? When I was six, I wanted to be a “joke-teller” and a carpenter. In my actual job, I’m kind of doing both: crafting things, looking at how things are made, and cracking people up—at least myself.

What do you like most about your job? I get to read great writing, then have conversations with people about how great it is, and help people write their own great work as well.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I try to write my novel—although sometimes I cheat on that novel by trying to write a different novel.

What is an ability you wish you had? To ride roller coasters. I get carsick just looking at my iPhone.

What is the first concert you attended? John Denver. I was seven, and at the concert, a girl my age went up on stage and gave him a rose, and I seethed with jealousy forevermore.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? An otterarium. Followed by an annual salary for a personal chef. These are not related.

What is your biggest pet peeve? Intolerance and bullying.

What is your family like? Witty, self-deprecating, book-loving homebodies. My dad and mom are competitive and have morbid senses of humor, as do I. Everyone else, from my step-mom to in-laws, are warm and funny and genuinely wonderful to be around when they visit.

\What is your favorite movie and book? Anything I’ve just seen or read.

Hidden talent? I can sing and love harmonizing. I used to make jewelry from beads, clay, or old watch parts and sell it. I make excellent dioramas for, ha! I mean with, my kids.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? I run 5-8 miles several times a week. I’m a fierce Uno player. I’ve just discovered the TV show “The Americans.”

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? You wouldn’t think so, but I am unashamed of my love of the show “Arrow.” Everyone should watch it for the shirtless ladder pull-ups, I mean great writing.

What was your favorite book as a child? I really loved The Westing Game, a puzzle storybook by Ellen Raskin. This summer, I read it to my daughters over a week–truly one of the best experiences ever.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? My entire family would explore Australia for a month.

Assistant Women’s Softball Coach (50%)

The Assistant Women’s Softball Coach reports to the Head Women’s Softball Coach and assists the head coach in directing the overall planning and execution of a Division I softball program   It is the responsibility of the assistant coach to support the head coach in leading a successful softball program. The program’s success will be attained through athletic success, academic achievement, service learning, and leadership development. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with the organization and administration of the Green Bay Women’s Softball program including practice and game coaching, recruiting, scouting, public relations and other duties as assigned by the head coach.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

* Instruct student-athletes in order to develop and acquire tactical, technical, and physical knowledge that’s required to be successful at the NCAA Division I level and beyond.
* Provide on-field skill instruction, scouting, academics, and community service.
* Recruit quality student-athletes.
* Work with coaching staff in talent assessment, recruiting, database management, letter system, writing schedule, official and unofficial campus visit, phone calls, summer league, high school and junior college games evaluations.
* Assist with the softball program administration tasks which include but not limited to budget management, fundraising, summer camp administration, team travel arrangements, scheduling of competitions, traveling with team, and staff development.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, September 26, 2016.

Student Work Study Awards

Federal work study award confirmation emails were sent to eligible students who did not have active employment positions just before the fall semester began.  Potential supervisors of work study students should be aware that some students declined or had their award cancelled due to receipt of other aid since these forms were emailed.  Students can always locate the most up-to-date information about their work study award in the Student Information System (SIS).

Work study awardees, including those without earnings, are emailed a biweekly balance report after payroll is processed.  Students can forward these messages to aid you in verifying individual award amounts and tracking departmental student employee budgets.  More information about monitoring work study awards is available on the Student Employment website. 

Supervisors are encouraged to list all student employee positions in the Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO) system.  Employers may post directly in PRO, complete an online Job Posting form, or email details about the job to studentemployment@uwgb.edu 

Please direct any questions about the work study program to the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment (studentemployment@uwgb.edu or 920/465-2556). 

 

Internal Support Manager – University Union (2-Year Project Appointment)

The Internal Support Manager reports to the Assistant Director of the University Union – Internal Support and is responsible for Personnel Department duties for student employee hiring and orientation, student wages, evaluation, recognition, on-going training, confidential personnel files, long-term projects, overall work performance and exit interviews. Additional responsibilities are focused on employee policies and procedures, team-building and recognition activities, leadership training, and organizational communication for the University Union. The Internal Support Manager is also responsible for providing development administration and support of all new Digital Media efforts. The Internal Support Manager will work to ensure that the development of efforts is consistent with the mission and goals of the University Union and contributes to the quality of student life.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, September 19, 2016.

Facilities Maintenance Specialist

This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and  will be responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of locksets, door hardware and general plumbing fixtures and components.  This position will also perform general inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of campus building structures and equipment. In addition, this position performs preventative maintenance, inspections, other seasonal activities, and is responsible for inspecting laboratory systems and equipment and making necessary installations and repairs. This position will also maintain an appropriate parts inventory, order parts when necessary and provide professional advice on the materials and time required to complete various tasks.  This position may also direct the work of student and/or temporary employees as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, September 28, 2016.