9/11 Remembrance “Walk the Stairs” Event


The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee in collaboration with Vets4Vets present:
What: 9/11 Remembrance “Walk the Stairs” Event
When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Any time between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 2ndFloor Atrium – Cofrin Library
Participants will walk the stairs of the library floors 2 through 8 to honor and pay tribute to the victims, families and service members effected by the tragic events of 9/11/2001.

  • Each step taken represents 48 seconds the building stood burning
  • For each step taken, 20 people lost their lives in the twin towers
  • 16 US soldiers were killed in Operation Enduring Freedom

Join us to pay tribute and show your support! United we stand.

The Wellness Committee and UW-Green Bay Vets4Vets will sponsor a fruit and yogurt bar at the conclusion of the walk for the first 50 participants.

Wellness Committee: Outdoor Yoga for Beginners


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Outdoor Yoga for Beginners
When: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Where: Campus Quad
(grass area between the Cofrin Library, MAC Hall and University Union)
Whether this is your first time to experience Yoga or you are relatively new to this type of mental/physical practice, this is the session for you! Join one of the Kress Events Center’s Yoga instructors to help guide you through some of the fundamental form and theories involved to help create a successful Yoga journey geared towards YOUR level of fitness!
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Wellness Committee Upcoming Activities



The Color Run
Sunday, September 29
Sign Up Now @ TheColorRun.com
More information to come


Outdoor Yoga for Beginners
Wednesday, August 7
Campus Quad
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Healthy Choices Potluck
Wednesday, August 21
12:10 – 1 p.m.
More information to come

9/11 Remembrance “Walk the Stairs”
In partnership with Vets for Vets
Wednesday, September 11
More information to come

Wellness Lunch and Learn: Fit While You Sit

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:
What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Fit While You Sit
When: Tuesday, July 16, 2013  (feel free to bring your lunch!)
Session 1: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.�
Session 2: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Where: University Union
1965 Room
Dr. Bill Binsfeld from Cornerstone Chiropractic will present information and practical tips to staying fit while sitting at your desk.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!


American Heart Association Heart Walk


2013 Green Bay Heart Walk!
Saturday September 21st
Festivities begin at 8:30am
Walk Starts at 9:30am
Location: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
1-Mile and 3-Mile Routes
  • Families welcomed and encouraged
  • Feel free to bring your pets as they are great exercise companions
  • No entry fee to participate, we do ask and encourage walkers to raise money or make a donation
  • All survivors will be honored with a special (free) Red hat (heart survivors) or White hat (stroke survivors) and commemorative pin
  • Anyone who raises over $100 will receive a free t-shirt
  • Please visit www.greenbaywiheartwalk.org to sign up yourself or your team and to start raising money

UWGB Wellness: Reminders & Upcoming Events

Join the Wellness Committee TODAY for a Healthy Choices Pot Luck from 12 – 1 p.m. in the University Union, Phoenix C

Didn’t bring a dish? Don’t worry! For a small donation, the SLO Food Alliance will be offering organic “pick-your-own” salad (featuring assorted lettuces, spinach, arugula, kale, baby bok choi, and various herbs) from the campus garden in the student services plaza.  The group will also be offering pick and bag produce sales.

Looking for a way to get active and enjoy a little time away from the office, exploring the beautiful scenery on our campus?  Join Student Fitness Coordinator, Elizabeth Brandt and other campus participants, as they Hit the Trails Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. for a self-paced walk/jog/run. Contact Chrisanna Colletta to join the mailing list for updates on the walks and weather cancellations.

Don’t forget about the unlimited Kress Events Center access over the summer! In addition to the free unlimited access during the summer hours noted below, there are also various free group fitness classes offered.

Hours until Saturday, August 31

  • Mon – Thurs         6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri.                        6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat.                       8 a.m. – noon
  • Sun.                      closed

Another event held on campus is Hoops Basketball Open Gym. Join other employees for some fun basketball open recreation at the Kress Events Center! Contact Scott Berg to join the mailing list for updates.

Visit the Cofrin Library for yet another fitness challenge!  The Library is sponsoring a stair climbing fitness challenge. Visit the Plaza Welcome Desk for more information.

Visit the Wellness website for information on general events, upcoming lunch and learns and other great information!

Fit Friendly Worksite: Gold Level Recipient

UW-Green Bay is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees. We are proud to announce that UW-Green Bay has been recognized as a 2013 gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. For more information on the Fit-Friendly Worksites initiative, or to find out what you can do to incorporate more physical activity into your day, check out the wellness website at http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/benefits wellness/index.html.

We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite. Physical activity and employee wellness are very important priorities here at UW-Green Bay and we encourage all of our employees to live healthy lifestyles and be active.

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Health and Wellness Event

It’s summer…the perfect time to re-calibrate, re-focus, and (re)fuel your inner Phoenix!

All employees are invited to a free Health & Wellness Event on Thursday, May 30 at the Kress Events Center. Featured speakers include Stephanie Schultz from Festival Foods and UWGB student health/wellness expert Alex Stenner. Attendees can mix it up in breakout sessions on yoga, zumba, how to get the right golf swing, and the “Game Day” experience at Kress. A vendor fair will feature local businesses and organizations with door prizes for attendees!

You need not stay for the whole day. Attend a break out session, hear our speakers, or stay for lunch! If you plan on attending (even for a just a session or two), please register online.

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Staff Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, May 30
Kress Events Center

10:00 – 10:30am Registration & Vendor Fair
10:30 – 10:55am Breakout Session 1

  • Yoga
  • Golf swing
11:05 – 11:30am Breakout Session 2

  • Zumba
  • Game Day experience
11:40 – 12:25pm Speaker: Stephanie Schultz – “NuVal – Nutrition Made Easy”
12:25 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:10 – 1:50pm Speaker: Alex Stenner – “Wellness – Why Not?”
2:00 – 2:25pm Breakout Session 3

  • Yoga
  • Game Day experience
2:35 – 3:00pm Breakout Session 4

  • Zumba
  • Golf swing
3:00 – 4:00pm Open session with trainers

Information on speakers:

Stephanie Schultz – NuVal – Nutrion Made Easy
Are you interested in learning how to navigate through the grocery store and make more nutritious food choices? Join Stephanie Schultz, RD, CD, Director of of Health & Wellness at Skogen’s Festival Foods, as she discusses the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System and other helpful hints to make your way through the aisles while avoiding common pitfalls. What you learn can help to spare your wallet and your waistline!

Alex Stenner – Wellness – Why Not?
We live in society where information about how to live well, or in other words healthfully, is plentiful. Many of us have this information, but the real question is why don’t we use it? Join UWGB student and budding health/nutrition expert Alex Stenner as he helps us to engage different perspectives, utilize research, and ask the right questions. This talk will give you some answers to the major question: Wellness – Why not?


Come for one session, or stay for several…we have a flexible schedule to meet your needs!

Sponsored by the UWGB Wellness Committee, Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee, and Classified Staff Advisory Committee.

Long Term Care Insurance


Important Insurance Protection for State and University of Wisconsin Employees,
Annuitants and their Family Members is now available

Simply click here to request an information packet

United of Omaha Life Insurance Company is now offering two plans; CASH-First and Assured Solutions Gold policies to eligible State and University of Wisconsin Employees, Annuitants, and their family members. These voluntary purchase long-term care insurance policies are offered at a group-discounted premium.

Long-term care insurance is designed to help protect against the high costs of long-term care if you or a family member can no longer perform activities of daily living without the need of assistance. Medicare and most health insurance will not pay for these services. For many, long-term care insurance is an important part of planning for their long-term financial security. Please consider whether the CASH-First or Assured Solutions Gold policies are right for you and/or your parents. (Spouse, domestic partner, parents and in-laws are all eligible to apply, even if you don’t).

The CASH-First and Assured Solutions Gold policies offer additional built-in benefits that include:

  • If, prior to age 65, you sustain an injury requiring home health care, assisted living facility or nursing home care, your policy will pay up to two times the maximum benefit.
  • CASH-First benefits can be used any way you choose – you simply receive the full monthly cash benefit you select to pay for anything at all… family travel expenses, lost income, housekeeping services or other out-of-pocket expenses – there’s no need to collect or submit bills.
  • CASH-First provides cash beginning with the first day of need – no elimination period to satisfy.
  • Many other additional benefits and features listed in the information packet.

HealthChoice also provides CareOptions services to all State and University of Wisconsin Employees, Annuitants and their family members at no charge and no insurance purchase required. To use this service, request an information packet and it will contain the CareOptions access information.

The CareOptions Program can assist you or family members with issues related to wellness, illness, disability, or aging. As an additional convenience, the CareOptions service can help you and your family members create Living Wills (advance directives for health care) as well as allow you to conduct care provider searches and medical information research seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

We urge you to investigate this plan for you and your family. To receive a complete information packet regarding your long-term care insurance options and access to the new CareOptions resources, simply click here to request an information packet. You may also call HealthChoice toll-free at 1-800-833-5823 or in the Madison area at 833-5823 or email info@healthchoice.com. Direct information link; click or paste in your web browsers address line: http://www.healthchoice.com/reply1

Since 1995, State of Wisconsin employees, annuitants, their spouses and parents have had the option of purchasing a long-term care insurance policy through HealthChoice. (Spouse, domestic partner, parents and in-laws are all eligible to apply, even if you don’t).

COOL™ and CareOptions® are registered trademarks of NavGate Technologies®, a division of CareQuest® Inc. The COOL and CareOptions system is owned and operated by NavGate Technologies and provided by HealthChoice Insurance Solutions as a service to its group members. CareOptions is a consumer driven wellness and care planning system – CareOptions is not insurance nor is it owned or operated by any insurance company, HMO or care provider.

This insurance plan has been authorized by the Group Insurance Board for the purpose of offering long term care insurance to eligible State of Wisconsin employees and retirees under authority granted by Wis. Stats. § 40.55 and as set forth in Wis. Admin Code Chapter ETF 41. The criteria the Board uses include, but are not limited to: documentation of financial stability, demonstration of a reasonable ratio of claims paid to the premium level, authority to conduct business in the State of Wisconsin, agreeing to conditions for the rate-making process and other administrative conditions. ETF staff and the Board’s actuary review proposals for participation prior to Board approval. However, the Board does not require competitive bids nor a benefit comparison with similar products from other vendors. Authorization for payroll deduction should not be construed as an endorsement of this plan by either the Group Insurance Board or the Department of Employee Trust Funds. This insurance has exceptions, limitations and reductions. This letter is used as a source of leads in the solicitation of insurance and you may be contacted by an insurance agent.

Insurance products are offered through HealthChoice. HealthChoice is not affiliated with any insurance company or HMO. Long-Term Care Insurance is underwritten by United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, Omaha, Nebraska 68175.

Policy form LTC09U-AG-WISE.



583 D’Onofrio Drive 101
Madison, Wisconsin 53719
(800) 833-5823 • Fax (608) 833-7540
E-mail: info@healthchoice.comwww.healthchoice.com

2013 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge: Sign up by May 1!

Register TODAY to be part of the Bellin 10K Run/Walk as part of the UW-Green Bay corporate team!

All participants registered by the early registration deadline of Wednesday, May 1st will receive an early registration gift, be part of VIP race packet delivery and receive a UW-Green Bay Bellin Run corporate team T-shirt!

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family!

Register today for the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge!

Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 8, 2013

Participate in friendly competition while promoting a healthier lifestyle! Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge.

Register today and enjoy the benefits:

  • VIP Race Packet Delivery – all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
  • an early registration gift – if registered by Wednesday, May 1
  • entry for additional prizes donated by UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee.

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay, Team Password: 840

Visit the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run website for information on registration.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”