Wellness Committee Fall Challenge

Have fun this fall with the newest Wellness Committee Fall Challenge!

Take time each day of the week to focus on a different area of your wellness. From October 1 to 28, 2023, complete an activity at least 3 days each week to be entered in a prize drawing! There are some ideas on the second page, but feel free to get creative! Just write a short note about what you did on the day you completed it and check the last column if you completed activities at least 3 days that week.

Please email your completed sheet to wellness@uwgb.edu by November 8, 2023.

Fall Wellness Challenge

Summer Bingo Challenge

It’s finally summer and the Wellness Committee has a new summer challenge!

Complete at least 6 activities to receive a prize of your pick(ex: T-shirt, cutting board, lunch box, and more).

Complete all 36 activities and receive a Power Bank Charger.

Email your completed forms to wellness@uwgb.edu by August 13, 2023

If you have any questions, please email wellness@uwgb.

PDF Here – SUMMER Challenge

Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Mindfulness and Guided Meditation

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

April Episode: Mindfulness and Guided Meditation with Dan Tyler

Explore the practice of mindfulness with a fellow Wisconsin colleague from the Department of Transportation. Dan Tyler leads two weekly mindfulness sessions for Well Wisconsin program participants. In this episode he talks about what you can expect from those events, health benefits associated with mindfulness and how he got started in this practice. Learn more about guided meditation and gain tips for incorporating this practice into your routine. Hopefully you will tune in!

Listen HERE!

Note to those eligible for the 2023 Well Wisconsin incentive: Two episodes of Well Wisconsin Radio from Season 2, dated November 2022 and later will qualify for well-being activity credit. 

March Madness Challenge Reminder

The Wellness Committee’s March Madness Challenge can be completed and submitted by March 31st to wellness@uwgb.edu. Please send your t-shirt size, as all participates will receive a t-shirt for completing the challenge.

Please visit our original blog post HERE.

Email wellness@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.

Updates from the Women’s Network Employee Resource Group (ERG)

The “Women’s Network” ERG is rebranding itself to stay current and best reflect the core interests of its members. The core purpose of the ERG will broaden to networking focus, rather than a leadership focus. This change can easily be made with the recent addition of UWGB’s Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) which offers leadership resources for women. Exciting ERG updates below:

  • ERG name: The new name is the “Women’s Network” (previously named “Women’s Leadership Network”)
  • Co-chairs: Beginning May 1, Lynn Niemi and Kris Cumbers will serve as co-chairs of the ERG; Sheryl  Van Gruensven and Susan Gallagher-Lepak will continue on the Advisory Committee and as ERG members
  • Women’s Network Advisory Committee:  The newly established committee includes Lynn Niemi, Kris Cumbers, Sheryl Van Gruensven, Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Jena Richter Landers, and Joy Wick. There is one opening for an additional Advisory Committee member – let Lynn Niemi know if you want this spot!

The mission of the Women’s Network is to connect, encourage, mentor, inform and help women navigate work and life balance. The ERG is open to anyone at UW-Green Bay. Values of the ERG include diversity, equity, empowerment and leadership.

As a reminder, select IWL events, such as Caffeinated Conversations and Stories from Experience, are available to Women’s Network ERG members at no cost (use your UWGB email address and code UWGBIWL when registering). Also, UWGB faculty, staff and students can attend for free the upcoming Celebrate 2023 “Phenomenally You” event on April 20, 2023 presented by the IWL. For more info: Celebrate 2023 – Phenomenally You

Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk About the Importance of Sleep

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

The Importance of Sleep with Daniel Dickson

Explore the importance of sleep and changes that take place over the life cycle while learning things you can do to get a better night’s rest. Join host, Renee Fox as she talks with Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Daniel Dickson, Ph.D. With specialty training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia and evidence-based interventions for sleep disorders, Dickson shares insight in how to improve your quality and quantity of sleep.

Listen HERE!

March Madness Challenge

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

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

Completed forms must be submitted to Wellness@uwgb.edu by March 31st. Please send your t-shirt size, as participants will receive a t-shirt.

If you have any questions, please email wellness@uwgb.edu.

PDF: March Madness Wellness Challenge_UWGB Wellness Committee.