Women’s Heart Health Lunch and Learn (Bring Your Own Lunch)

Please join the Women’s Leadership Network Employee Resource Group (ERG) and UWGB Wellness Committee February 15th, 2023 to network and learn more about women’s heart health.  Please bring your lunch and join the event at any time.

11:30AM-12:00PM – Information and Resources

  • American Heart Association Resources
  • What is an AED and where are they on our campus by University Police
  • Healthy eating on campus by Chartwells
  • Exercise at the Kress by UREC
  • Wellness Committee Resources and Challenge

12:00PM-12:30PM – Speakers (Streamed via Teams – please email Lynn Niemi at niemil@uwgb.edu for the link.)

  • Molly Schroeder, Marketing Specialist at the Brown County Library will share her story of having a heart attack at age 21
  • Paula Fleurant, R.N., M.S, UWGB Alumni and 24 year open heart survivor

12:30PM-1:00PM – Round table discussion and networking

  • Discussion with speakers and networking time.

When: February 15, 2023

Location: 1965 Room in University Union

To request an accommodation or needing additional information, please contact Lynn Niemi at niemil@uwgb.edu or call 920-465-2849.

Group Fitness Punch Cards

Attend 12 group fitness classes this semester and receive a prize!

Group Fitness morning and lunch hour classes are free for faculty and staff! If you prefer to attend a class in the afternoon/evening, all you have to do is purchase an unlimited membership ($60/semester or $100/year). This can be done online or at the Kress front desk.

View class schedule

To register for classes, please visit urec.uwgb.edu or download the UREC app.

Log in with your UWGB email and password. Registration instructions.

Email Alex Wandersee at wandersa@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.

See you in class!

Well Wisconsin in 2023

2023 has started and you can now start thinking about earning your $150 gift card through Well Wisconsin. This year the three activities must be completed by October 13, 2023 to earn the $150 Well Wisconsin gift card.

  • Health Assessment: Complete WebMD ONE’s 10-minute questionnaire.
  • Health Check: Complete one of the following health checks
    • Biometric Screening
    • Dental Exam
    • One Coaching Session
  • Well-Being Activity: Complete one of the many activities WebMD has to offer

Download the mobile app, Wellness at Your Side

  1. Visit the Apple App Store of the Google Play Store and search “Wellness at Your Side”
  2. After downloading and opening the app, enter your Connection Code: SOWI.


Visit the Well Wisconsin portal at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin.

New in 2023 for your gift cards

Starting in 2023, you will have the option to redeem your $150 Well Wisconsin gift card VIRTUALLY, 2 to 3 business days after your three Well Wisconsin activities are marked complete. You will receive an email with instructions to redeem your gift card. If you prefer a physical gift card is mailed to your home, you can select that option and verify your mailing address. If you do not redeem your gift card within 30 days, it will automatically be sent to the address on file with your employer or ETF.

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!

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.

1,000 Point Fitness Challenge!

Looking for motivation and accountability to stay active this semester?

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the…October 3rd – November 7th

Participants earn points for doing any type of physical activity.

You can lift weights, take a group fitness class, climb the wall, go for a walk/jog outside, or do any other type of exercise that is preferred.

Participants complete 200 minutes of activity each week for five weeks to achieve 1,000 points. 1 minute = 1 point


Record your activity and points throughout the program online or on the UREC app.

You can submit points after each workout or accumulated points at the end of each week.

You must accumulate at least 200 points per week (or 200 minutes per week) during the five-week period.

Note that this is a five-week program and only 200 points per week can be counted toward the 1,000 points.


Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan employees are welcome to participate!


Register online at Registration Link

When prompted to sign in, click the green bar “UWGB Students/Staff” and use your UWGB email and password to login.

Then click “register” and follow the steps to complete the checkout (free program).

Contact Alex Wandersee at wandersa@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.


Participants that achieve 1,000 points, will be placed in a drawing for a prize! Five prizes will be awarded.

Register for Flu Clinics

The Well Wisconsin Program is offering workplace flu clinics.

Flu vaccinations are free and voluntary for all who are eligible for the Well Wisconsin Program.

  • You will be required to present your medical ID card at the flu clinic.
  • After you register for your appointment online, your Next Step will be to complete the digital consent form.
  • A link to the digital consent form will be available on the appointment confirmation page and in your confirmation email.

Nurses administering the vaccine will wear masks. Participants should follow local guidance regarding masks.

Location: Green Bay Campus, World Unity A Room in University Union

Date: October 25, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM


Location: Sheboygan Campus 

Date: October 17, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The vaccination will protect against the four most likely causes of flu illness during the upcoming season, including the H1N1- strain of influenza.

The vaccine is preservative-free.

The vaccine is not recommended for the following individuals:

  • Those allergic to eggs or egg products
  • Those who have an active neurological disorder
  • Those with a fever, acute respiratory or other active infection or illness

If you are pregnant, you should receive the vaccine directly from your physician.

Preregistration is required. No cash payments or insurance payments accepted. To register for your flu vaccination appointment, log into the wellness portal at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin and click “Register” on the Flu Vaccination card.

For more information about the flu vaccination, visit cdc.gov/flu.