Wellness

June Lunch ‘n Learn

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The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch ‘n Learn “Straw Bale Gardens” with Professor Heidi Fencl

When: Monday, June 1, 2015
12:
15 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, Room 735

Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0IEDrJMclVfn9IN by Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Straw bale gardens are a great way to grow fresh produce for people with soil, space, or time limitations.  They take some set up in the spring, but then largely care for themselves over the rest of the summer.  A single bale can support two tomato plants or 30 bean plants, or 3 potato plants, so even one or two bales can provide a nice garden.  Come to this session if you would like to learn more about setting up and maintaining a straw bale garden of your own.

Heidi Fencl is a Professor in the Physics department at UW-Green Bay.  She has a 24 bale garden this year and is looking forward to fresh green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes!

Team Building Thursday fun!

Team Building Thursday activities provided some light hearted fun and a chance for employees to spend some time out of the office! Check out the photos below from last weeks’ UW-Green Bay version of #TBT!

Employee Appreciation Week (May 11-15)

UWGB Way

May 11-15, 2015

There’s No UWGB without U!

Employee Appreciation Week is being celebrated May 11-15 on campus! This is a week to honor employees. The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group has put together a week of fun, and all employees are encouraged to take part in the following events during Employee Appreciation Week and the few days leading up to it.  Click here for a poster outlining this weeks events.

 

By End of Day on Thursday, May 7:

  • Share your story as a UWGB employee. (Stories will be featured during employee appreciation week) AND enter drawings (daily preferred parking or free lunch for a select number with campus leadership). To share your story and enter in these drawings, please complete this survey.

Friday, May 8th:

  • Drawings will occur for daily preferred parking and the opportunity for FREE lunch with Leadership. Complete the survey above to be entered to win!

Week long events:

  • FREE popcorn in the Phoenix Club with a University ID. (Sponsored by UWGB University Union)
  • Take advantage of Shorewood’s lunch special for staff and faculty— Lunch, a drink, and 3 holes of golf for $10. Please call ahead (x2118) to reserve.

Tuesday, May 12:

  • Campus Cookout and UWGB Campus Cupboard Food Drive
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Student Services Plaza
  • Donations of non-perishable food (no glass please) and personal hygiene items can be brought to the cookout.

Thursday, May 14:

  • Casual Dress Day (All Day)
  • Team Building Activities- take a break and participate in activities with you co-workers.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., across campus
    • Activities include:
    • Phoenix Park will be reserved for pick-up games of sand volleyball.
    • SS Patio will be reserved for games provided by Student Life (Ping Pong Table, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, adult size Tricycles, Scooters, Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Giant Checkers, Remote control cars).
    • Campus Quad will be reserved for a pick-up game of kickball.
    • Zumba class lead by Kristy Aoki in the Kress Event Center from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. (Bring Sneakers and ID).
    • Take a walk in the Cofrin Arboretum.
    • Take advantage of the Disc Golf Course on campus. Please BYOD (Bring your own discs).

Friday, May 15:

  • Every Friday is Phoenix Friday! Wear your Phoenix gear to enjoy 10% off at A’viands dining locations.
  • 20% discount in the Phoenix Bookstore on apparel, gifts, and school supplies.

The Bellin Run Countdown Begins!

Have you registered for the Bellin Run?

Days Mins Bellin RunSign up before Friday, May 1st to be eligible to receive a free UW-Green Bay corporate challenge t-shirt and other early registration perks through the Bellin Run.

May Lunch n’ Learn

View the May Newsletter!

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
“Self-Defense”

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Room 103, University Union

Learn about the latest and greatest self-defense techniques from UW-Green Bay’s own Officer Chad Kleman on May 6 in Room 103 from noon to 1 P.M.

WDC Individual Sessions

WISCONSIN DEFERRED COMPENSATION (WDC) INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please review the documents listed below for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and options.  You can access the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Quick Enrollment Card by clicking here.

When:   Monday; May 4, 2015; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where:   University Union Building, Manistique Room (#101B)

  • “Join us to learn more about the WDC” flyer
  • WDC Program Features and Highlights
  • WDC Rollover flyer

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@empower-retirement.com

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

April Lunch n’ Learn and Newsletter

View the April Newsletter!

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
“Why You Should Hug a Tree”

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015  **Date & Location Updated**
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: 1965 Room, University Union

Protecting the environment is an important part of environmental wellness because it ensures access to clean water and air, but access to the natural environment also provides less tangible health benefits. A growing body of scientific research is showing that interacting with nature has positive and long-lasting health benefits including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, and improvements in mental health. Vicki Medland from The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity will discuss some of the new research on wellness and environment and talk about some of the best places to enjoy the outdoors on our UW—Green Bay natural areas.

Vicki Medland is the Associate Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity where she works with UWGB students, faculty and staff, and community members on biodiversity related projects and teaches courses in environmental science. She has a PhD. in Ecology from the University of Georgia and is on the Board of Directors for the Ridges Sanctuary in Door County.

Student Employment Information

It’s the time of year to think about the student employees you plan to rehire for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016. Primary supervisors will receive e-mails with spreadsheet attachments containing a list of all active student employees in late April. Through this process you will be able to indicate the terms of rehire (summer only, summer and academic year, academic year only), termination, and indicate changes in funding, hourly rates, and approvers. A due date will also be indicated in the email and spreadsheets not received by the due date may result in termination of student appointments. Please look for this email in late April.

Graduating seniors and those not returning for the fall semester may only work through MAY 15, 2015. This applies to all student employees, work study or regular.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Intro to Shared Governance Program

Friday, April 24 at 2:00 PM in the Christie Theatre

All Academic Staff are encouraged to attend this introduction (or refresher) run through about shared governance and how and why you should get involved. Then stick around for the Academic Staff Spring Assembly at 3:00 PM.

Register today!

Brought to you by the AS Professional Development Programming, AS Leadership and Involvement Committees and Human Resources

 

Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace by Theresa Zimmerman

Wednesday, May 27 10-12 PM in Alumni A/B

Managers of today are required to lead in a rapidly transforming world of work. The world has gotten smaller, globalization has taken hold and demographics continue to shift. Remaining resilient during this century and beyond will require a fresh perspective blending multiple generations and cultures. This workshop will take participants beyond the traditional concept of diversity.

Register today!

Sponsored by the AS and US Professional Development Programming Committees

Step Into Spring

Activity Challenge

April 13 to May 15, 2015

This activity challenge encourages the campus community to get active and increase their physical activity to gear up for the busy summer months ahead!

Participants will set personal goals and should track their activity using the American Heart Association My Start! Tool to be entered into the drawing to win weekly prizes.

Please click on the following link for more information:

Step Into Spring Activity Challenge

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390 if you have any questions.