Eliminate stress on your vacation with these tips!

Vacation

“Vacation stress” may sound like a contradiction in terms. But any kind of change-even a fun one-can trigger stress. Add children to the mix, and you can have a recipe for more work than relaxation. But some pre-planning can help keep everyone smiling:

  1. Let kids be kids. If children are on the vacation, plan at least one child-oriented activity a day, such as a visit to the zoo.
  2. Make sure everyone receives enough sleep and relaxation time.
  3. Plan fewer activities than you think you have time for. Rushing to reach a destination or catch a plane can add unwelcome stress to your vacation.
  4. Schedule time for stress-busting naps and exercise along the way.
  5. Bring a “fun bag” stuffed with favorite snacks, books, games, and other items your peers may enjoy.
  6. Try to keep to a daily routine as much as possible.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Sleep better by eating this before bed

Try eating foods with tryptophan before bed for better sleep tonight.

You’ve likely heard that eating turkey makes people especially sleepy thanks to the sleep-inducing amino acid called tryptophan that it contains. Turns out there is science behind that tale. Some research shows that foods with tryptophan help your body product serotonin, which helps promote sleepiness. And there are foods with even more tryptophan than turkey. Try one or more of these tonight:

  • WalnutssleepLady
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Soy foods
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Whole grains, like oatmeal
  • Dairy products

Carbohydrates help your brain use tryptophan. Proteins are the building blocks of tryptophan. So combinations of carbs and proteins can pack a bedtime punch. Try hummus on whole-grain crackers, cereal with milk, or peanut butter on whole-wheat bread.

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Winter Bingo Challenge Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the winter bingo challenge!  Here are some results:Snowman

  • At least 20 of the 25 bingo card squares checked off: 18 people
  • Department with the most people participating: Continuing Education and Community Engagement (5 people)
  • Building with the most people participating: Cofrin Library (9 people)
  • Most bingo card squares checked off: Karen Peterson

Everyone who submitted their completed bingo card by February 9th will get a small gift for participating (will be sent to you) thanks to a wellness grant from the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF).  The biggest winners are those who keep making healthy choices and incorporate wellness into their every day lives throughout the rest of 2018!

Self Defense Workshop on February 28th

BrochureLearn more than skills, learn to EMPOWER yourself!  Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense LLC will be presenting two Self Defense Workshops to UW-Green Bay employees thanks to a wellness grant from the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF).

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Times:

  • 11:00 a.m. to Noon (workshop for women only)
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (workshop for all)

Location: University Union, Room 103

RSVP: wellness@uwgb.edu 

Each workshop is limited to 30 employees, so please email wellness@uwgb.edu to sign-up and indicate which session you prefer (first come, first serve).  Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense LLC will have each participant sign a waiver to participate in the workshop.  It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing, but your work clothes are fine – no need to change for the workshop.

Please contact wellness@uwgb.edu or ext. 2203 with any questions.

Farewell to Mitchell Sabez

MitchellSabezMitchell Sabez has announced his departure effective Friday, February 2, 2018. Mitchell began with the HR office in 2016 with most recent duties in personnel transaction processing, recruitment, student employment, Law Room training, website management, and other IT functions and data requests. Mitchell will be transferring into a new position as an Affinity Group Generalist with UW-System Administration in Madison, WI. We wish Mitchell all the best in his new endeavor!

Please contact hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 for questions on the areas Mitchell previously handled and one of our staff will get back to you.

Assistant/Associate Professor & Program Director – Athletic Training

The Department of Human Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a full time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Athletic Training. This faculty member will receive administrative release time in order to serve as the founding Program Director for the new professional master’s degree in Athletic Training (MSAT).

Candidates with experience as a Program Director and/or Clinical Education Coordinator of an Athletic Training program, professional clinical experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer, and/or experience as a CAATE evaluation team member for on-site visits of Athletic Training programs are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates with a record of establishing relationships with internal and external constituents and demonstrated ability to successfully teach a breadth of post-secondary Athletic Training related courses are also strongly encouraged to apply.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Lecturer – Human Biology

The College of Science and Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a full-time lecturer position to teach courses in Human Biology and Biology.

Candidates with expertise in Comparative Anatomy, Comparative Physiology, Human Anatomy, and Physiology are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, February 5, 2018.

ETF Learning Opportunity Update — Cleveland Presentation

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Know Your Benefits: WRS Employee Benefits Seminar in Cleveland

Attend a Wisconsin Retirement System employee benefits seminar and come away with a greater understanding of your WRS benefits and how they work. These one-hour evening presentations, hosted by the Department of Employee Trust Funds in cities throughout Wisconsin, are designed for all members, especially those who are within five years of retirement. Topics covered include the retirement process itself, return-to-work rules, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, beneficiary designations, purchasing service, how “life events” affect your benefits, and much more. Questions are encouraged – stick around for the Q&A session afterward!

 

WRS Employee Benefits Seminar

Wednesday, November 8

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Lakeshore Technical College

Centennial Hall, Room L177

1290 North Avenue, Cleveland 

 

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

 

SECC Statewide Annual Campaign

 

SECC

 

The Statewide Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) annual workplace campaign is officially underway! You can make a pledge anytime between now and November 30, 2017.The SECC Campaign is available for state and university employees outside of Dane, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. SECC raises money to support a wide range of charities doing important work like protecting our natural resources, providing health services and research, defending civil and human rights, and preventing violence.

 

To make your pledge:

  • Go to seccstatewide.wi.gov
  • Choose the link that corresponds with your employment
    • University
    • State
    • Retiree
  • Login or register following the instructions online
  • Find out more information about the charities available to support
  • Follow the instructions on the website to complete your pledge

 

The CHOICE is yours…

   You decide:

  • How you want to give – choose payroll contribution, cash or check.
  • Where your dollars go – when you designate your gift to specific charities, only the charities you choose will receive money from you.

Pick from more than 300 state, national and international charities.

 

Check out a list of common questions and concerns.

Learn more about the impact of your gift.

 

Thank you for your work as an employee of the State of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin system! State employees have a great impact on the quality of life for all citizens of Wisconsin every day at work and then by giving back through the Statewide SECC campaign.