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Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Maufort

MAUFORTHave you ever wished you could meet a celebrity? Well one of our Weidner Center staff members has been given that opportunity with her job. Stephanie Maufort is the Weidner Center Program Manager who coordinates the education series, venue scheduling, booking of education shows and assists with planning the performing arts series. Along with all that, Stephanie also coordinates the publication of the program books, does website updates, and graphic design work including some for print ads, online graphics and other marketing pieces. She is quite a busy lady.

Stephanie has been with the Weidner Center for 16 years all together, where she started in 1999 as a marketing intern and was then hired as the Development Associate. In 2006 Stephanie continued her work as an employee of Weidner Center Presents, Inc. Board of Directors and in 2011, with the Weidner’s revitalization plan, she continued her roll, but as a University employee once again.

Three words that describe you:     Loyal, Dedicated and Resourceful

Random facts/interests:      I studied technical theatre in college at St. Norbert and I’ve been able to apply that knowledge in the administrative side of the performing arts industry.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Popcorn

Motto or personal mantra? Nothing worth doing is ever easy

People would be surprised if they knew: Most venues the size of the Weidner Center have a staff of 25+ employees, but we operate with a small fraction of that number. Our staff is an amazing team that I’m honored to work with every day.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us? I have a twin sister and my brother also works on campus

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? Building good relationships with people in the entertainment industry and professionals at other venues is very important. Patience and determination can help weather any storm. Never schedule a show on a Packers game day unless it’s the Oak Ridge Boys – surprisingly they always sell well even during a home game!

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? When I give tours of the building the reactions people have just walking on stage is amazing. Even artists that have played venues all over the world are impressed.

What do you like most about your job? There’s never a dull moment and no two days are ever the same. It’s rewarding to see a full house and know people take away lasting memories from their experiences at the Weidner. I love seeing kids excited to be in a theatre like the Weidner for the first time.

What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? Anything on the Bravo network.

What would people never guess you do in your role? There’s always something new coming up! I’ve searched for lost baby teeth in the theatre, called every store in town for Cheeseheads at 8:00pm at night, wrapped up “smelly” shrimp for a famous R&B singer that still wanted to take it on a plane and stepped in as a bodyguard for a number of celebrities like John Tesh (who happens to be a full foot taller than me).

CURRENT: Green Bay Packers: Business Beyond Football

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Yes, the Green Bay Packers exist today to field a championship-caliber football team and deliver an excellent guest experience. But, how do they operate as a business and provide the resources needed to field that team, and be a strong community partner? Learn about the Packers’ structure, values and efforts to make an impact in the community, including charitable giving as well as economic development.

About the Speaker

Popkey_Aaron150Director of Public Affairs
Green Bay Packers

Aaron Popkey is director of public affairs for the Green Bay Packers. Enjoying his 23rd season with the organization, he serves as the primary liaison with federal, local and state government and civic officials, as well as other community stakeholders. He oversees external communications for all non-football departments, including Lambeau Field, the Packers Hall of Fame, marketing, community outreach, special events and tickets. His responsibilities also include assisting with the club’s media relations efforts involving the football team.

Popkey has been involved in many of the organization’s major events of the past 20 years, including appearances in Super Bowls XXXI, XXXII and XLV, and the redevelopment of Lambeau Field in 2003 and current development projects. On an individual level, he coordinated the media schedule of Brett Favre and the late Reggie White.

In the community, he serves on the board of directors for the Bellin Health Foundation, Green Bay Marathon, Greater Green Bay Chamber, Advance and Live54218, and previously served on the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation.

He is married to Jennifer Lynch, a Green Bay ear, nose and throat physician. The couple has three children. Away from work, he enjoys competing in endurance events, skiing and spending time with his family.

Menu- MVP tailgate-grilled beer brats, burgers, BBQ chicken breasts, accompanied by ketchup, assorted mustards, sauerkraut, pickle relish, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar and Swiss cheese, baked beans, potato salad, potato chips, spring green salad and assorted fruit. Veggie burgers available by request. Beverages include lemonade and iced tea.

Event Registration- $15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Agenda

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion

Location

Brett Farve Steakhouse
www.brettfavresteakhouse.com

Welcome Tetyana Malysheva!

MalyshevaThe department of Natural and Applied Sciences welcomes Tetyana Malysheva as an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics!  Tetyana earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma (OU). She also holds a Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences with specialization in Computational Mathematics from the Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and a M.S. in Computer Sciences from the National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”. She previously taught at the University of Oklahoma and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. Tetyana is an active member of the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and presented her research in interdisciplinary applied and computational mathematics at international, national, and regional conferences. She is also the OU Graduate Teaching Academy Fellow and earned a number of academic and teaching recognitions and awards, including the OU Provost’s Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching. She moved to Wisconsin from Norman, OK with her husband. Welcome, Tetyana!

Welcome Jeremy Bonomo!

BKDNWMYXLMKJJNO_20150203183419Jeremy Bonomo was hired as the head coach of the Green Bay men’s soccer program on Dec. 28, 2014, Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie proudly announced. Bonomo, who most recently served as a top assistant at the University of Cincinnati from 2010-2014, brings five years of coaching experience as an assistant coach at the top Division I level and three years as a head coach at the Division II level.  Bonomo graduated from New Hampshire College cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2002 and received his master’s degree in business administration with a certificate in Operations Management from in 2006. He holds a United States Soccer Federation `A’ License.  He became the 10th head coach of the Green Bay men’s soccer program. Welcome, Jeremy!

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Webinars offered in August

Live Webinars Scheduled for August

ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions.

Retirement Benefit Calculation Methods This webinar will explain the methods used for benefit calculations and the components of each method. Anyone who has requested or is planning to request an estimate will have a better understanding of how that amount was calculated. Individuals will have the opportunity to ask questions on this topic, at the end of the session.

  • Wednesday Aug 05, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Aug 11, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday Aug 19, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Aug 27, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Additional Contributions Find out how making additional contributions to your WRS account can potentially increase your retirement. This webinar also provides examples of how contributions grow over time with interest, how to pay additional contributions (payroll deduction or direct pay), etc.

  • Thursday Aug 06, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday Aug 14, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

How a Divorce Affects Your WRS Benefits (retired members and alternate payees) This webinar explains how a divorce affects a retired member’s WRS benefits, including what happens when the WRS annuity is split by a qualified domestic relations order, benefit rights of alternate payees, and more.

  • Wednesday Aug 12, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

How a Divorce Affects Your WRS Benefits (non-retired members and alternate payees) This webinar explains how a divorce affects a non-retired member’s WRS benefits, including what happens when the earnings and service are divided by a qualified domestic relations order, benefit rights of alternate payees, the importance of keeping beneficiary designations update and more.

  • Thursday Aug 20, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday Aug 26, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Beneficiary Designations Do you have a beneficiary designation on file with ETF and does it reflect how you’d want your WRS death benefits paid? This webinar reviews the importance of having a beneficiary designation on file and keeping it updated as life events occur. We’ll also review the process of how to correctly complete a designation form, what it means if you do not have one on file with ETF, and how to request a copy of your current form.

  • Thursday Jul 23, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

WRS Employer and Employee Contribution Rates This webinar will review how employer and employee contributions help keep the WRS fully funded. We will discuss how the contribution rates are calculated, why they change annually, where those dollars go and the contribution rate changes for 2015.

  • Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Overview of the Wisconsin Retirement System This webinar will cover participation in the WRS, vesting requirements, how the WRS is funded and benefits available under the WRS.  Also included is a brief overview of the Core and Variable Trust Funds and how the WRS is structured.

  • Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

5 Basic Steps to Your Retirement Consider this webinar your quick reference guide to starting the retirement process within the next 12 months. We’ll review: choosing a termination date, how to request a retirement estimate – and how to read and understand it. We’ll also cover how to schedule a retirement appointment and – drum roll here — how to submit the retirement application

  • Thursday Jul 23, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

 

Register for a webinar

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.

 

Director of Development (Two Vacancies)

The Office of University Advancement has two current Director of Development vacancies. These positions report directly to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, and are responsible for developing, managing, and implementing a comprehensive development plan to include annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, campaign, alumni giving, prospect and donor analysis, cultivation, and stewardship.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, August 3, 2015.

After 5 at The Starrys – Starry Realty

Event Overview
Experience downtown De Pere in a new light at an After 5 with The Starrys in their atypical creative workspace. The Starrys’ award-winning historic restoration project has breathed new life in the character-rich 127-year old building on North Broadway, formerly home to A’s Restaurant.Cinco de Mayo-themed food will be served, including a nacho/taco salad bar and a trio of quesadillas (BBQ chicken, roasted vegetables and chipotle chicken). Enjoy Cinco de Mayo-themed beverages with margaritas and Mexican beer.

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Event Basics
When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.
Where: The Starrys – Starry Realty LLC
112 N Broadway
De Pere, WI  54115
Fee: FREECash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.Register online. (Be sure to use the email we have on file for you when registering.)

CURRENT-After 5 at The Starrys

Starrys

Event Basics

When:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.

Where: 

The Starrys – Starry Realty LLC
112 N Broadway
De Pere, WI  54115

Fee: FREE; Cash Bar.

Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and name tags. Register online. (Be sure to use the email we have on file for you when registering.)

Event Overview: 

Experience downtown De Pere in a new light at an After 5 with The Starrys in their atypical creative workspace. The Starrys’ award-winning historic restoration project has breathed new life in the character-rich 127-year old building on North Broadway, formerly home to A’s Restaurant.Cinco de Mayo-themed food will be served, including a nacho/taco salad bar and a trio of quesadillas (BBQ chicken, roasted vegetables and chipotle chicken). Enjoy Cinco de Mayo-themed beverages with margaritas and Mexican beer.

Upcoming Events: 

After 5 at The Starrys – Starry Realty

Tuesday, May 5, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.Red, White and Brew: Beer vs. Wine Tapas Pairing
Tuesday, May 12, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Lunch n’ Learn
Wednesday, May 20, 2015; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Thursday, May 28, 2015; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

After 5
Monday, June 8, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Working with Multiple Generations Workshop
Presented by Debra Pagel, director of human resources consulting, Schenck and Diane Roundy, director of growth and business development, Schenck
Thursday, June 18, 2015; 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Success Principles Lunch n’ Learn
Presented by Ron Dunford, president Schreiber US, Schreiber Foods
Tuesday, June 23, 2015; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Tuesday, June 30, 2015; 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.