Employee Appreciation Week 2024!

Each spring, we set aside time in the form of Employee Appreciation Week to intentionally honor, recognize, and show appreciation for all of the wonderful work performed by faculty and staff across the four UW-Green Bay campuses. During this Employee Appreciation Week (May 6 – 10), we celebrate the impactful contributions of our faculty and staff, which make UW-Green Bay a dynamic and engaging place of living, learning, and working for our students. As a measure of thanks, we enthusiastically encourage employees to take part in the below events happening on the campuses and virtually throughout the week.

Be sure to check back for updates and more details as we work to finalize details!

Sign up is required for several events. Please use the links provided.

** Please note below that Goat Flow for Manitowoc and Green Bay is taking place the week before Employee Appreciation Week due to scheduling availability. Goat Flow for Marinette will take place on April 25th. 

Thursday, April 25
Goat Flow Marinette Schmidtke Terrace (located just outside of the Student Union). Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC
1:00 pm Flow class
2:00 pm Petting goats (no class)

Wednesday, May 1
Goat Flow Manitowoc located on the Lakeside Patio Area Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC
1:00 pm Flow class
2:00 pm Petting goats (no class)

Thursday, May 2
Goat Flow Green Bay Phoenix Park (outside Union, toward Residence Halls, Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC
1:00 pm Flow class
2:00 pm Flow class
3:00 pm Petting goats (no class)
RAIN DATE: Friday, May 3rd

Friday, May 3

End of the Year Celebration at the Shorewood Center, Sponsored by Student Engagement and Housing and Residential Education
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Carnival Games, Dunk Tank, Chalk Art, UREC Outdoors Kayak and Bike Events & Food
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Face Painting, Caricature Artists
7:00 pm – Live Concert from Telehope
8:15 pm – Fireworks

Food Truck Friday – Taqueria Maldonado’s, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the University Union Visitor Parking Lot


All Week May 6-10
I Appreciate U! Praises for employees or departments posted on the HR Facebook page. Send your praises to Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu. 

Fill-In-The-Blank Notes and pre-printed versions are available in the HR Office.

Heirloom Plant SalThe annual heirloom plant sale is a UW-Green Bay tradition entering its 27th year. Supporters of the sale help contribute to the long-term preservation of heirloom plants, while also funding educational opportunities. Visit the Heirloom Plant Sale website to pre-order your plants.
Sale Dates: May 10-11, 2024
You can browse the greenhouse and buy plants without placing any orders. These will also be the dates for picking up online pre-orders.

Preferred Parking Sign up for a chance to be one of three (3) employees who get to park in a 15 minute or visitor parking spot for one day.

Winners: SIGN-UP LINK 

10% off catering orders for any office catering that is booked for June-August during Employee Appreciation Week (May 6-10), they will receive 10% off their order ($50 minimum order) – Chartwells


Monday, May 6
Goat Flow Sheboygan located on the lawn/field to west of gym near 3 pine trees. Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC
1:00 pm Flow class
2:00 pm Petting goats (no class)

Sheboygan Campus Employee Massages with Josie, 10:00 am to 11:45 am, Recharge Lounge 2221

Marinette Campus Employee Massages with Jessy, 10:00 am to 12:45 pm, Recharge Lounge M158

Melt your Monday Blues Away! $2 off any melt combo (fries + drink) – Chartwells

Treats and Lemonade at Green Bay sponsored by The Provost Office
Location: 1965 Room, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Treats with HR (Rachel & Stella) at Manitowoc (morning) & Sheboygan (afternoon)
Manitowoc Room Location:
Room F117
Sheboygan Room Location:
Room 2206

Treats with HR (Julie & Abi) at Marinette (morning)
Room Location:
Room M125

Tuesday, May 7
Faculty and Staff Cookout 11:30 am – 1:15 pm, Program at 12:00 pm streaming via Teams Live
Green Bay: Kress Events Center, Dick Bennett Gym – Catered by Chartwells
Sheboygan: Room 2114 (Phoenix Room) – Catered by Parker Johns
Manitowoc: Room F170 – Catered by Parker Johns
Marinette: Room M117 – Catered by Tasty Traveler

2 for Tuesday! Any two bottled beverages for $4 (Pepsi products only) – Chartwells

Wednesday, May 8
Green Bay Campus Employee Massages with Lindsay, 9:00 am to 1:45pm, Wood Hall, WH441

Manitowoc Campus Employee Massages with Gina, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, Recharge Lounge H141

Win it Wednesday! In the Coffee Shop, “Guess how many” for a jar of candy and a $10 coffee house card – Chartwells

Karaoke in the Phoenix Club, 11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Phoenix Club lunch special (while supplies last): 2 sodas and 12″ pizza for $8

2nd and 3rd Shift Party, 10:00 pm, Kress Events Center Special Events Room

Thursday, May 9
Lunch with Leadership 12:00 – 1:00 pm Chancellor’s Conference Room
5 Employees will be selected to have lunch with members of Leadership 


Thirsty Thursday! Save $1 on all coffee house drinks – Chartwells

Mascot Workout w/Phlash, Sponsored by Well Wisconsin – virtual option available (eligible for your Well-Being Activity toward your $150 Wellness Incentive) – REGISTRATION LINK AND MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
1:00 – 1:30 pm Zumba
2:00 – 2:30 pm Yoga

Friday, May 10
Free Friday! Drip coffee in the Garden Cafe & $5.00 Friday in Social House for lunch meal period – Chartwells

Thank you for all you do!

There is no UWGB without U!

UW-Green Bay Employee Appreciation Week is an annual employee recognition event organized by Human Resources. If you have any questions, contact Beverly Majewski at majewskb@uwgb.edu.

March Madness Wellness Committee Challenge

The Wellness Committee has created another March Madness Challenge for faculty/staff to complete.

This challenge can be completed by picking activities from 4 different categories and completing them, then choose which activity you would like to advance to the next round.

Completed challenges must be emailed to wellness@uwgb.edu by April 12th, 2024 to receive a prize.

If you are enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance complete this challenge as part as your well-being credit for the $150 incentive!

Follow these instructions to report your completion for your well-being activity – Report completion for Well-being credit – March. Make sure to select Physical Activity in Step 7!

2024 March Madness Challenge

Well Wisconsin Radio: Raising Awareness for Colorectal Cancer

If you are looking for well-being tips and advice from local experts, Well Wisconsin Radio is the podcast for you!

March 2024 Episode: Raising Awareness for Colorectal Cancer

In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, Well Wisconsin is raising awareness and exploring steps for prevention. The podcase guest is Kim Angelo, Screening Advocate for Exact Sciences Corporation. During this interview Kim cover signs and symptoms of colon cancer and the importance of screenings. The expert discusses the different screening options available and shares helpful information to consider which option is best for you.

Listen HERE!

NOTE to those eligible for the 2024 Well Wisconsin Incentive – Listening to two episodes of Well Wisconsin Radio from season 3, dated November 2023 and later, will qualify for your well-being activity credit.

Bellin Run 2024

It’s time to register for the 48th Annual Bellin Run! The Bellin Run will be an in-person and virtual event on June 8, 2024 in Green Bay. This 10K & 5K event is for runners and walkers of all participation levels.

UW-Green Bay is part of the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge. Being part of this program gets you these perks if you register by May 1st:

  • An early incentive gift (running clip light) with the Bellin Run logo on it
  • Your race packet (bib and race shirt) will be delivered to the Green Bay campus and available for you to pick up in the Human Resources office about a week before the event (we will email you when it’s ready).

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

In addition, the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is investing in the health of our employees by paying $10 of your registration fees. This discount will be input during the registration process. This discount does not apply to friends & family members.

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

To Register:

  1. Click on this link: http://raceroster.com/events/2024/82219/bellin-run/register?team=604159
  2. Step #1 may ask you to create an account on Race Roster, if you don’t already have one (enter your email and create a personal password)
  3. Team password: UWGB24
  4. Team discount code: UWGB24 (for employees only)
  5. Insert discount code during registration here:

Check out the helpful training information online such as tips, videos, training plans, free training runs and walks, etc. at https://www.bellinrun.com/training

Please email wellness@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.



Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Exercising for Longevity

If you are looking for well-being tips and advice from local experts, Well Wisconsin Radio is the podcast for you!

February 2024 Episode: Exercising for Longevity

Many Well Wisconsin program members are participating in the Move for a Million Challenge! As the focus is on moving more, Thad Hubbell, a WebMD health coach and certified personal trainer with 25 years of experience working with beginners to professional athletes. Thad talks about exercising for longevity, supporting an active future and living longer. Also discuss starting an exercise routine after injury or with chronic pain and new Well Wisconsin coaching resources available to support your well-being.

Listen HERE!

NOTE to those eligible for the 2024 Well Wisconsin Inventive – Listening to two episodes of Well Wisconsin Radio from season 3, dated November 2023 and later, will qualify for well-being activity credit.

2024 Onsite Health Screenings

Time to register for your onsite health screening!

A free health screening* event has been scheduled for employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

At an onsite screening, you’ll learn your measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL, and total), triglycerides and glucose, and be in and out in 20 minutes. Register Today!

  • LOCATION: University Union, Phoenix Rooms, Green Bay Campus
  • DATES: Wednesday April 3, 2024 OR Wednesday September 18, 2024
  • TIME: 8:00 am to 11:30 am

Please register at WebMD ONE – Login (webmdhealth.com) by clicking Get Started on the Biometric Screening card.

Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive

Complete three activities by October 11, 2024 to earn the $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive.

  1. Get a health screening or complete another health check option (ex: dental exam or coaching session).
  2. Complete the health assessment at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin  it takes about 10 minutes and is mobile and table friendly!
  3. Complete a well-being activity (ex. complete a challenge, listen to two Well Wisconsin pod casts, etc.)

For more information on the Well Wisconsin Program or to complete your activities, log in to webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin.

*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 issues 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 spouse will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.