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.

Well Wisconsin Radio Bonus Episode: Finding Your Authentic Purpose

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

February 2023 BONUS EPISODE: Authentic purpose with Christine Whelan

Tune in for a presentation on Authentic Purpose: Why it Matters and How to Make it Happen with Christine Whelan, PH.D. Discover how you can live with purpose and create your own purpose roadmap. Hopefully you’ll tune in to this exciting presentation and think of Well Wisconsin as the place where getting closer to your purpose syncs up with good well-being.

Click HERE to listen now!

Click to watch recording of the live presentation HERE!

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


New Employee Resource Group – Working Caregivers

Join the Working Caregivers employee resource group geared toward connecting caregivers and supporters with resources, community, and support. Working Caregivers seeks membership from all kinds of dependent caregivers (such as biological parents, stepparents, foster parents, adoptive parents, legal guardians, caregivers of the elderly, caregivers of adults who need special care, or others) and supporters. This ERG is open to all UW-Green Bay employees. Contact Cindy Johnson and Kate Farley if you have questions or concerns. Please sign up to request more information by taking this interest survey.

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 (Bring a healthy recipe with and receive a prize, see blog post HERE)

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 Radio: Purpose and Goals

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

Purpose and Goals with Health Coach Kari Wray

Focus on your well-being in 2023 by aligning your purpose with your goals. Join Renee Fox, as she talks with a WebMD Health Coach Kari Wray to help you live on purpose this year. Renee will start the conversation with a clip from an interview with Dr. Christine Whelan, author, speaker and clinical professor in the Consumer Science department at the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison, to set the stage on connecting your purpose with your well-being. Then Coach Kari will guide us through steps to use your purpose as motivation for creating and meeting your goals.

Click HERE to listen to the podcast now!