Development Officer for Annual Giving

The Development Office for Annual Giving reports to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and President of the UW-Green Bay Foundation. The Development Officer for Annual Giving plans and implements a comprehensive annual giving program in support of UWGB.  The annual giving program solicits charitable contributions through personal visits, Phone-A-Thon calls, direct-mail and e-mail appeals, and promotion of online giving and crowdfunding initiatives.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, August 1, 2016.

Assistant Director of Ticket Services – Open to UW System Employees Only

The Assistant Director of Ticket Services reports to the Associate Athletics Director for External Relations.  The primary responsibilities are to sell season ticket packages and develop new customers by selling season, mini-plans, and group packages for men’s and women’s basketball. Management of the box office will include supervising a student-staff, overseeing the daily operations, maintaining the ticket software utilized.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO UW SYSTEM EMPLOYEES ONLY.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Head Women’s Softball Coach

The Head Women’s Softball Coach reports to the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator. The Head Women’s Softball Coach is responsible for running a successful Division 1 softball program including teaching student-athletes best practices for academic success, the sport of softball, softball skills, and leadership.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, July 22, 2016.

Volunteer Your Time

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Have some free time this summer? Want to make an impact in your community? Why not volunteer and help those in need? There are so many ways to get involved in the community from working with animals, the environment, veterans, housing, education, and the list goes on. Each month we will highlight one organization where you can volunteer your time and talent.

Before we dig deeper into specific organizations, we wanted to provide a few resources available to you to find out how you can start volunteering. Our HR website has a Volunteer Opportunities page with some great links for these resources. To get to that page, go to uwgb.edu/hr/employees/volunteer. Each month we will have a Featured Volunteer Opportunity where you can learn more about a specific organization. If you are passionate about a cause but don’t know what specific organization shares that passion, you can visit The Volunteer Center of Brown County’s website. There you can select a cause and it will show you some of the organizations that would love the help of volunteers. If you prefer to share your talents outside of Brown County there are volunteer resources available for other area communities as well. If you just want to volunteer and are not sure exactly where to start, you can try volunteermatch.org. This website will also help you find places that need volunteers but also will show you who has activities going on in the coming days if you want to try something different every time or support an organization’s activity.

If you have an organization you’d like to have featured or have a pictures of yourself donating your time to an organization, please e-mail Julie at flenzj@uwgb.edu with that information. As part of UWGB’s innitiative of Transformation we can use the time we volunteer to help change lives of others in our community for the better.

 

Student Hours Reduction

As a reminder, students must reduce their working schedules down to 25 hours per week for the next two weeks to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This change will be from June 26 to July 9. Starting July 10, students can go back up to 40 hours per week.

If you have any questions about this, please contact HR at hr@uwgb.edu or x2390.

Employee Appreciation Week: Team Building Thursday Fun

We hope that you were able to take part in some of the activities that were planned for you during Employee Appreication Week (May 2-6). Thursday, May 5, over the lunch hour there were many team building activities that you could participate in but the main event was the Tricycle Races featuring Chancellor Gary Miller vs Provost Greg Davis. The winner, Provost Greg Davis, then took on Asst Vice Chancellor Matt Dornbush in a race. Asst Vice Chancellor Matt Dornbush was the winner in the race and he then took on Associate Provost Clif Ganyard. Asst Vice Chancellor Matt Dornbursh came away the winner of that race. Thank you to each of you for participating in such a fun activity. Please enjoy this photo album from a fun afternoon of activites. Thank you for all you do for the great institution and we hope you can join us in the fun again next year.

 

Employee Spotlight: Holly Keener

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The Employee Spotlight this month is on Holly Keener.  Holly has worked at UWGB for a little over 2 years and encourages everyone to get involved in some way on campus. She enjoys many aspects of nature and the environment. Her family is very important in her life and she enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. Did you know she enjoys pretty much anything Marvel super-heros? Learn more about Holly by reading her Employee Spotlight.

Name: Holly Keener

Position at UWGB: Assistant to the Provost / Assistant to the Secretary of the Faculty and Staff

How long have you been employed: At UWGB? A little over 2 years

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I was hired as University Staff Associate supporting the Associate Provost (at that time, Andy Kersten) and Secretary of the Faculty and Staff. When Greg Davis was moved into the Provost Office and Judi Pietsch retired, I was moved over into the dual role of Assistant to the Provost. I also kept my responsibilities for shared governance and support of the SOFAS office.

Three words that describe you: Organized. Sassy. Caring.

Personal interests: my children, my family, dogs, native plants / holistic remedies / environmental ethics / outdoor activities

Random facts/interests: My degree is in environmental education. I HATE cold weather. I LOVE July cloud formations.

 

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Any favorite line from a movie? I brought you a delicious bass.

 Are you messy or organized? I call it a messy organization. As I grow up (NOT get older), I find I’m getting more and more fickle about organization. Just don’t ask me where I put my shoes.

Best vacation you’ve been to? We spent a week at an Eagle River resort with our best friends and their children almost 10 years ago now. Sun, fish, and a lot of laughs. Truly a treasured memory.

Describe what you were like at age 10. I was a spunky blondie with pigtails who climbed trees, biked, roller-skated, loved to watch Bewitched, played piano and swam at the Y.

Do you have a favorite quote? If they go low, you go high (Michelle Obama). Meaning, don’t sink to your opposition’s level. Keep centered and focused and rooted in the good. You may even bring people surrounding you with negative thoughts up a few notches in the process.

Do you have an office nickname? What is it?  If I do, it’s not used in my presence. Should I be worried?

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?  None that I choose to recall, but I’m sure there were many. Oh wait, I did say something that was quite embarrassing the other day in a meeting. I think I’ll just keep that one to myself though (and no comments from the USC peanut gallery please)

Favorite travel spot?  Venture Island on Rainy Lake in Canada. Orrr… Jackson, WY. It’s a toss-up. Both are Heaven on earth!

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Either Kaley Cuoco (the actress who plays Penny in The Big Bang Theory) or Julie Bowen (plays Claire in Modern Family). Both are sassy, strong, irreverent women who manage to find humor and love in the not-so-easy, day to day struggles of life. That’s a true gift!

If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be? I would make sure Perry and Petunia (our peregrine falcons) have a safe place to lay their eggs and raise their family next year. We lost at least 4 eggs this spring because our vent ledge is slanted and their eggs rolled out. If we claim to be EcoU, why don’t we prove it. Can we please build a box for them for next year?

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? My back-up hard drive with all of my photos.

Motto or personal mantra? Always be humble and kind.

Tell us a little about yourself.  I grew up in Oshkosh, but my mom grew up here in Green Bay on Howard Street. She and her siblings all graduated from West High in the 50’s, so I have pretty deep roots in the area and am proud to call Green Bay my home. I am an Oshkosh North and UW-Stevens Point alum and have a degree in Environmental Education. I have raised two children, currently have two dogs and spend most of my “free” time trying to keep up with them all. I also really love being a part of an institution of higher education and hope that we can somehow convince the folks in government that education is the key to our future.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us? I used to play String Bass in the Green Bay Symphony orchestra. No really, I did!

Top 3 life highlights? Kasey, Jered, Kaleb – My children. My heart. My world.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Go for a walk. Get involved. This university is only as strong as her people. We have some INCREDIBLE people here.   Get out there and meet them all. You are working for a top-notch, institution of higher learning. So LEARN! GROW! EXPERIENCE this university in all of her glory.

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? 1. Listen. 2. Never assume.   3. Open yourself up to new perspectives, new challenges and new experiences.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? I actually enjoy being in a position where I can make it easier for people to do their work.

What books are at your bedside? The Game of Thrones series / The Outlander series/ and a Phillippa Gregory novel, “The King’s Curse”

What celebrity do people think you look like? Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy)

What did you want to be when growing up? I was going to be a marine biologist. Not sure why I decided going to a small, private school in Northfield, MN was the best place to start my education though. Needless to say, I’m not a marine biologist.

What do you always want to try and never did? Scuba diving

What do you like most about your job? The people. We have some fascinating people here.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to spend as much time as I possibly can with my kids. If that’s sitting all day in a basketball court, watching cheerleading competitions every weekend or driving 4 hours just to spend a few minutes in their presence, that’s what I want.

What do you like to do on your days off? Catch up on my sleep and watch tv. I could very easily be a couch potato if I let myself.

What else do you do for fun? I love going to movies in movie theaters. My son and I even did a double feature one time. Iron Man was over and Speed Racer was just starting. We bought new tickets, refreshed our popcorn and went in for another round!

What is an ability you wish you had? Teleportation!! Can you imagine just wriggling your nose or nodding your head and going anywhere?

What is the first concert you attended? Cheap Trick.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? I’d pay off my bills and set up an education trust for my children. THEN …. A new jeep wrangler.

What is your favorite meal? Chocolate chips in peanut butter. That’s a meal, right?

What is your favorite movie and book? While You Were Sleeping – all-time favorite movie. Well, that and the Men in Black movies. Ohhhh, or the Iron Man movies. … pretty much anything Marvel super-hero.

What is your favorite sport? Right now? Anything my kids play. So… mainly high school basketball.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Movies, books, music, photography. Native plants and gardening.

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Chocolate

What phobias do you have? Crowded elevators. If there are more than 4 people in an elevator, I will step out and wait for the next round.

What places have you lived in? Oshkosh; Stevens Point; Kingsville, TX; Madison; Aurora, IL; Green Bay.

What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child? Green Eggs and Ham was my absolute favorite book as a child. And I had this stretchy, yellow, long-sleeve shirt that my mom brought back from MN for me when I was in grade school. We have quite a few pics of me in that shirt through the years. I was NOT going to let my little sisters wear it for anything!!!

What’s on your bucket list? Kayak the Apostle Islands.

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without? Chocolate and peanut butter. Oh wait, that’s two things. But don’t they just both go together naturally?!!

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Rattle snake – tastes like chicken.

Where is your favorite place to eat? Portillo’s

Where is your home town? Oshkosh

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? Ireland.

Employee Appreciation Week Winners

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As part of Employee Appreciation Week, celebrated May 2 – 6, employees across campus were entered into a drawing for daily preferred parking and free lunch with campus leadership. And the winners are… Drumroll please…

Daily Preferred Parking:

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Pat Theyerl
  • Lidia Nonn
  • Alissa Warpinski

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Christopher Paquet
  • Jean Haroldson
  • Tammy Olp

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • Adam Novotny
  • Jennifer Schwahn
  • Kevin Suddick

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Erinn Aubry
  • Todd Dresser
  • Lynn Niemi

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Linda Peacock-Landrum
  • Lynn Brandt
  • Nora Kanzenbach

 

Lunch with Leadership

  • Pat Theyerl
  • Kimberly Vlies
  • Kristy Aoki
  • Jeff Schulz
  • Joe Schoenebeck

Congratulations to all the winners!  Winners will be contacted directly with information on parking or lunch details.

Check out the HR blog for full details on all Employee Appreciation Week events.  Thank you for all you do!

“There’s No UWGB without U!”

Employee Appreciation Week (May 2 – 6, 2016)

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May 2-6, 2016

“There is No UWGB without U!”

Employee Appreciation Week is being celebrated May 2-6 on campus! This is a week to honor employees. The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group is putting the final touches together on a week of fun, and we encourage all employees to take part in activities during this week and the few days leading up to it. More activites will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed!

By Noon on Friday, April 29:

1:00 pm Friday, April 29:

  • Drawings will occur for daily preferred parking and the opportunity for FREE Lunch with Leadership. Complete the survey above to be entered to win!

May 2 – 6 Week long events:

  • Continue to send compliments to Jena Richter at richterj@uwgb.edu for the UWGB Compliments Facebook page.
  • Take advantage of Shorewood’s lunch special for staff and faculty— Lunch, a drink, and 3 holes of golf for $10. (Please call ahead to reserve. Ex: 2118)
  • 30% savings on a new line of Outdoor Activity Merchandise at the Phoenix Bookstore
  • Watch the Social Media pages of HR and other departments for great updates throughout the week. Be sure to also check out the UWGB Compliments Facebook page where we will be posting anonymous messages we have received to thank fellow employees.
  • FREE Popcorn* for all employees in the Phoenix Club, please bring your ID.

Tuesday May 3:

  • FREE Ice Cream* for all employees outside the Phoenix Bookstore from 1 pm to 3 pm
    • Flavors include: Cookies and Cream, Mint Chip, Chocolate, Strawberry, Butter Pecan, and Pretzel Palooza
    • Please bring your ID

Wednesday, May 4

  • 20% off all apparel at the Phoenix Bookstore. Stock up for the summer!

Thursday, May 5:

  • Casual Dress Day (All Day)
  • Team Building Activities- take a break and participate in activities with your co-workers.
    • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., across campus
    • At 12:15 there will be a competition between Campus Leadership that you won’t want to miss!
    • We will have Giant Checkers, Jenga, Jump Rope, Skip It, Connect 4, Ping Pong and so many more games for you to play.
    • Sue Bodilly and friends will be organzing a Pickle Ball game or two.
  • Come get your picture taken with Phlash.

Friday, May 6:

  • Phoenix Friday
  • 20% off all apparel at the Phoenix Bookstore. Stock up for the summer!
  • 50 and Forward Celebration
  • Fireworks, Kress Center Parking lot at Dusk, approx. 8 pm

*Ice cream and popcorn funded by the University Staff Committee

Once again, we highly encourage all to partake in these activities! Thank you for all you do!

“There is no UWGB without U!” 

“The Best Team Wins” Presented by USPDC and ASPDPC

University Staff Professional Development Committee and Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee invite all university employees to join them on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in the Christie Theatre from 1-3 p.m. for “The Best Team Wins” presented by Randy Fox. Randy Fox is a former corporate executive, professional speaker, author and NCAA basketball official that believes success is not a solo effort and that together everyone accomplishes more. This workshop will focus on the power of appreciation, the importance of playing your part, and learning how persistence and overcoming obstacles increase your likelihood of success.

Registration is appreciated by April 25, 2016: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6nakJjwZryXwPVH

Questions may be directed to the chairs of USPDC and ASPDPC, Teri Ternes (ternest@uwgb.edu) or Jena Richter (richterj@uwgb.edu)