Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Advance Care Planning

Well Wisconsin Radio podcast discusses topics of health and wellbeing from experts around the State of Wisconsin.

Advance Care Planning

Join host, Renee Fox, as she talks with Parini Tolat and Jamie Guerrettaz, two Advance Care Planning Coordinators with UW Health. It takes courage to plan ahead and think about a time in the future when you may not be able to make healthcare decisions for yourself or you are not able to communicate your preferences. Renee’s guests will help folks plan ahead and find comfort knowing their current and future care preferences are in writing, which helps loved ones not have the burden of guessing about wishes.

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Winter Break: Faculty/Staff Recreation Offerings

Kress Events Center Access: Over winter break, faculty/staff can access the Kress Events Center for free during all open hours. Please bring your ID. Lockers are available for day use or rental.

  • Holiday Hours
    • Dec 24-26: CLOSED
    • Dec 27-30: 6:30a-9:00p
    • Dec 31-Jan 2: CLOSED
    • Jan 16 (MLK): CLOSED
  • Jan 3-22
    • Mon-Fri: 6:30a-9:00p
    • Sat: 8:00a-2:00p
    • Sun: 1:00p-5:00p

Group Fitness Classes: 4 group fitness classes will be offered over winter break (starting Jan 3rd) and are free for faculty/staff. To register for a class, visit urec.uwgb.edu (Full instructions can be found here). Walk-ins are also welcome!

  • Aqua Fitness: Mondays & Wednesdays 7:45am-8:30am
  • Sunrise Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00am-8:45am
  • Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:15-12:45pm
  • Zumba®: Wednesdays 12:15-12:45pm

Outdoor Equipment Rental: The Shorewood Center offers several equipment rentals, including snow shoes and XC skis, that can be rented at a special Faculty/Staff rate. Rent for the whole family at your rate! Full Equipment and Pricing List. Fill out an equipment rental form on the UREC Outdoors website.

Email Fitness Coordinator, Alex Wandersee at wandersa@uwgb.edu if you would like to set up a Kress tour or have any questions!

Kognito Simulation Training Wellness Challenge Ending Soon

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Reminder if you want to be in the Wellness Committee drawing for the Kognito Simulation Training please have your training done by December 31st.

In order to participate in the simulation go to https://uwgb.kognito.com and select “Employee” for the User. This 45-minute training can be completed in multiple sittings as your progress can be saved.

The Wellness Committee will be awarding 20 employees who complete the training by December 31st. The drawing will take place on Thursday, January 12th with winners being contacted via email by Friday, January 13th.

For more details on this Challenge please visit the original job post here.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Henniges or the Wellness Center Counseling Team at 920-465-2380 or wellnesscenter@uwgb.edu.

1,000 Point Challenge Results

Thirty-five employees completed the 5-week challenge by logging 200 minutes of activity for each week. Employees were able to participate in any type of physical activity to work out for at least 200 minutes each week.

Those that completed the challenge went into a random drawing and the following were selected for a prize of a muscle roller:

  • Laura Nolan
  • Lea Truttman
  • Brian Rammer
  • Amy Kabrhel
  • David Voelker

Thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge! Also, big thank you to Alex Wandersee for coordinating this challenge!

If you have any ideas for a wellness challenge, please email your idea to wellness@uwgb.edu.

Well Wisconsin Radio: Avoiding Holiday Overspending

Well Wisconsin Radio podcast discusses topics of health and well being from experts around the State of Wisconsin.

Avoiding Holiday Overspending

Join host, Renee Fox, as she talks with Jody Brown, Vice President of Wealth Management with Summit Financial Advisors. The pressure of spending money on holiday gifts, parties and decorations can cause a lot of stress and make the holidays a little less joyous. Get advice on how to avoid overspending as we approach the holiday season.

Click HERE to listen to the podcast now!

University Staff: Use Paid Leave Before Year-End

University Staff should plan ahead and schedule paid leave now to avoid losing hours that are not eligible for carry over into 2023.

Personal, Legal and Floating Legal Holidays – Use by December 31, 2022
Personal, Legal and Floating Legal Holidays granted for 2022 must be used by December 31, 2022, or they will be lost.

Floating Legal Holidays will be granted for December 24 and December 31, 2022 and must be used by December 31, 2022. A floating legal holiday occurs when a legal holiday falls on a Saturday. An employee is granted eight hours of floating legal holiday (prorated, if part-time). When a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the legal holiday is observed, and the UW System is closed on the Monday following the legal holiday.

All vacation hours carried over from 2021 must be used or banked (if eligible) by December 31, 2022, or they will be lost.

Vacation not used within the calendar year earned may be carried over until December 31 of the following year.

Use the View Absence Balances tipsheet to review your Vacation Carryover, Personal Holiday and Legal Holiday leave balances. Your Legal Holiday balance includes any Floating Legal Holiday hours.

Note for Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees, paid leave is granted on a fiscal year basis (July 1 – June 30).


UW System Policies:

Source: UW System Human Resources