July Well Wisconsin Challenge – Summer Bucket List

Fill your bucket this summer by doing things that feel good to you! Our Summer Bucket List Challenge has some great ideas or create your own. Set a goal and then get to fillin’ your bucket!

Track your fun for 30 days by checking 10 days off your bucket list. Click here for the form. Email your completed form to wellness@uwgb.edu.  

Treat yo’ self!


  • Stargaze—contemplate just how amazing life is
  • Use PTO to leave work early to do your own thing!
  • Enjoy a book or magazine at your favorite cafe
  • Tap in to your artistic side with sidewalk chalk
  • Take a nap or read in the warm shade
  • Say “no” to something that feels stressful
  • Say “yes!” to something fun and indulgent
  • Relax in the bath, pool, hot tub, lake—you choose
  • Sit outside, close your eyes, and just listen

I like to move it, move it!

Active living

  • Dance to music that moves you
  • Beat the heat—get up for an early morning walk/run
  • Start your day with yoga in the sunshine
  • Walk to do an errand or get a summer treat
  • Try a NEW activity—geocaching, paddle boarding, etc.
  • Grab a friend and go for a bike ride
  • Work in your garden or yard
  • Hand wash your car
  • Go for a hike and have a picnic

Get ‘er done!

Goals, productivity, professional development

  • Get rid of 25 items from your house
  • Organize a space—don’t forget before and after photos
  • Set one professional or personal goal for the summer
  • Don’t check work email when you are on vacation
  • Make an emergency/natural disaster plan with family
  • Aim for a no-waste week—reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Listen to a professional/personal development podcast
  • Read an article that will help you toward a goal
  • Plan a fall/winter vacation

Sunday—fun day!

Weekend ideas with friends and family

  • Go camping
  • Visit a museum—pose like an exhibit (pictures!)
  • Catch a summer blockbuster to escape the heat
  • Have fun with animals—zoo, aquarium, or your pet
  • Go to an outdoor concert, festival, fair or sports game
  • Try an outdoor ropes course or ziplining
  • Go to brunch or have a picnic in the park
  • Visit a pool, river, lake, or coast for a water adventure
  • Tour your local town or a new city you want to see

For the love of full bellies!

Food and drink

  • Make a healthy, cool summer treat—share the recipe!
  • Organize a progressive dinner with some neighbors
  • Enjoy a treat from an ice-cream truck
  • Make real homemade lemonade (no powdered stuff!)
  • Eat your favorite summer produce—savor every bite
  • Have a BBQ and snap a photo of the grill master
  • Try a cold summer soup recipe
  • Make fruit popsicles
  • Pick up fruits and veggies from a farmers’ market

You do you!

Create your own list

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June Well Wisconsin Challenge: Financial Wellness, Wisconsin Strong

One of our main stressors in life is finances and being stressed about money impacts our health and mental well-being. That, coupled with the financial strains caused by the pandemic, has caused a lot of hardship and worry for employees across the nation. This month we encourage you to focus on your financial health.

Start by taking the online Wisconsin Strong Financial Fitness Challenge, offered by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds. After you complete a 5-minute Financial Fitness Checkup self-assessment, you’ll receive a code to enter in the Employer Sponsored Activity section of your rewards tab in your Well Wisconsin* portal. You will also gain free access to a personalized playlist of courses on topics such as debt management, budgeting, investments, estate planning, and retirement planning.

The Financial Fitness Challenge is a part of ETF’s recently debuted Wisconsin Strong: Your Financial Security™, a free financial wellness program available to Wisconsin Retirement System members and their families. Wisconsin Strong is designed to empower members to maximize their WRS benefits, save for the future, and achieve financial wellness at any age.

Check out all of the Wisconsin Strong financial wellness education, resources, and tools at etf.wi.gov/wi-strong. Follow along at #WIStrongSecurity.

*Well Wisconsin rewards are only available to subscribers and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, except for members who are enrolled in UHC’s Medicare Advantage plan.

UREC: Summer Break!


Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of equipment rentals!

Rent kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, camping gear, backpacking gear, and more.

Discounted prices for UWGB faculty/staff: Full Equipment and Pricing List

Outdoor Adventure Center Hours

How to rent



Attend on zoom OR in-person

June 15th – August 26th

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:15-12:45pm

Instructor: Alex (RYT 200 instructor)

How to attend



Attend on zoom or in-person*

May 24th – August 25th

Mondays & Wednesdays: 12:15-12:45pm

Instructor: Kristy (Certified Zumba® instructor)

*Wed Zumba will only be on zoom until June 16th

How to attend


KRESS ACCESS (Fitness Center)

May 24th – August 29th

Monday-Thursday  6:30am-8:00pm

Friday 6:30am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday CLOSED


Special Hours

Annual Shutdown (May 16th – 23rd): CLOSED

Memorial Day (May 29th – 31st): CLOSED

4th of July (July 3rd – 5th): CLOSED

*Above information applies to UW-Green Bay Faculty & Staff

Mental Health Awareness Month

There is no quick fix or magic pill for mental health issues, but I’m confident that together, as we learn and talk about them more, we’ll start to turn every month into one where mental health is a priority, both at home and at work. To your good health!

Well Wisconsin Invitational Teams Steps Challenge

The Invitational is a team-based steps challenge made up of 5 person teams. The Invitational begins with a warm up round on May 3rd, 2021, followed by 5 weeks of friendly competition, as your 5 person team is matched up with a different 5-person team. Participating in all 5 Rounds of the Invitational will earn well-being activity credit! Please click on the following link for more information about this event:

Invitational Overview

Registration for The Invitational Team Steps Challenge is open from
May 3 to May 9 at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin. All eligible employees will also receive an email invitation to register around May 3rd. The challenge runs May 10 through June 15.

Report at least 5 days of steps in each round (for all five rounds of the challenge) to earn the Well-Being Activity reward. Completion of this activity, plus the health assessment and a health check, earns you $150.*

Use Wellness At Your Side from WebMD to register and track your steps during The Invitational. Enter “SOWI” as the connection code.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

LinkedIn Learning for April – National Stress Awareness Month

Learn Ways to Get Your Stress Under Control During National Stress Awareness Month with LinkedIn Learning

Stress–we all have it! It’s what we do with it that determines if it’s fuel or foe. April is National Stress Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to check in with yourself and take much-needed time for you. We’re here to help with videos and courses on LinkedIn Learning.

We’re here to help you take control of your stress–today! What’s one thing you’re going to do for you this month?

Source: LinkedIn Learning

Bellin Run 2021

It’s time to register for the 45th Annual Bellin Run!  The Bellin Run will be a virtual event from June 12 – 21, 2021.  This 10K (6.2 mile) event is for runners and walkers of all participation levels, and can be completed between June 12 and 21.

Employees, students, family and friends are encouraged to sign up to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate team!

To register on our team, click on our Company Link:  https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?raceId=53110&corpTeamId=21152&corpToken=2siG8IcoaV0QS3xnwAdzZSOgqAftAgIM

Team password: Phoenix

This will take you directly to our team registration page.  You can register your entire family in this cart.

UW-Green Bay is part of the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge, and being part of this program gets you these perks:

  • You will receive an early incentive gift with the Bellin Run logo on it
  • If you register by May 15th, your race packet (bib and race shirt) will be delivered directly to the Green Bay campus about a week before the event. *NOTE: If you are not regularly on the Green Bay campus, there will be an option to have your packet mailed directly to your home for a $10 shipping & handling fee.*

Friends and family can be registered on our team so that they receive these benefits as well.

Also, due to a wellness grant from the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), employees will receive $10 off of their registration fees. This discount will automatically be calculated when you register on our team as an employee.  *NOTE:  This discount is only for use by UWGB employees and does not apply to students, friends & family members.  If you are registering family members or friends, please note that the $10 discount is only applicable to employee’s registration fees.*

NOTE:  in the event you don’t have this link handy – to register, go to www.bellinrun.com and click on “Register Today”. At the registration page, you will click on “Register on a Corporate Team”, search for “UW-Green Bay,” input our password (see above) and continue through the registration process.  There are options for both the 10K and the Children’s Run.

Check out their helpful training guide!

Questions? Please contact:

Kaitlyn O’Claire
(715) 735-4331

Living in Uncertain Times During COVID-19 Presentation

Presentation from Kepro, our Employee Assistance Program provider, and our UWGB Wellness Center

We are all living in unprecedented times, which fosters worry and anxiety. Heightened worry and fear can only make trigger events worse than they already are. Controlling the way that we process the events is the goal of this seminar.  Please plan to join us for this virtual presentation.

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Please sign up to attend: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbAE69Tz2ZDuoZ0

If you aren’t able to join us during the live presentation, a recording will be available after the presentation at https://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/coronavirus/Living-in-Uncertain-Times-During-Covid-19-20210310_112955-Meeting-Recording.mp4.

Questions? Please email wellness@uwgb.edu