Pink Pumpkin 5K Walk/Run for Cancer

When:     Saturday, October 4, 2014

Where:    NWTC (2740 Mason St. Green Bay)

Packet Pickup / Registration: 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, October 3, 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Saturday, October 4, the Walk / Run Start: 10:00 a.m.

*Enter discount code UGBDISC for 10% off registration.

www.pinkpumpkinwalk.com for more information.

9/11 Memorial “Walk the Stairs” Event

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee in collaboration with Vets4Vets, Public Safety, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity present:

What:    9/11 Memorial “Walk the Stairs” Event

When:  Thursday, September 11, 2014, any time between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Where:  2nd floor Atrium Cofrin Library

Participants will walk the stairs of the library floors 2 through 8 to honor and pay tribute to the victims, families, and service member effected by the tragic events of 9/11/2001.

  • Each step taken represents 48 seconds the building stood burning
  • For each step taken, 20 people lost their lives in the twin towers
  • For each step taken 16 U.S. Soldiers were killed in Operation Enduring Freedom

Join us to pay tribute and show your support!  United we stand.

Yogurt Bar

A fruit and yogurt bar will be held on the second floor of the Cofrin Library for the first 75 participants.  Sponsored by the Wellness Committee and Vets4Vets, stop by to share memories and socialize with our veteran students.

Blood Drive

U.W. Green Bay Greek Life and the American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Phoenix Rooms from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Phoenix Park Outdoor Yoga

It’s that time of the year to FALL in love with Yoga at Outdoor Yoga in Phoenix Park!

  • Friday, September 5
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Phoenix Park
  • (Rain site: Phoenix B in the Union)
  • FREE!


Take a break from the day, and melt the stress away!

Experience invigorating your body, mind and soul with Yoga amongst the UW-Green Bay wilderness with KEC instructor, Liz, as she leads you through a calm practice amongst nature.

Mats and blocks will be provided, but please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

As always, all levels of experience are welcome!

Strength Training 101

Start your fall semester off STRONG by learning a simple approach to strength training your whole body as one!

Feel empowered, reduce stress levels, increase mental clarity and bring even more quality to the life you’re living with just one simple session.

Join the super friendly Kress Events Center fitness staff to acquire the skills on how to effectively strength train with a full body workout designed by our Certified Personal Trainers!

Other details:

  • FREE!
  • Open to students, faculty/staff and Kress community members
  • No special equipment, clothing or training necessary – just the desire to learn!
  • Handouts will be provided on the material covered
  • All levels of experience welcome

SLO Food Demo’s and Healthy Potluck!

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee hosted a Healthy Potluck and SLO Food Demo’s.  SLO demonstrated how to create simple garden-to-plate dishes, shared the finished products as well as distribute some of their favorite recipes.

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54218 Challenge


54218 Challenge
Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19

Sign-up today for our week-long 54218 Challenge designed to help faculty, staff and students live healthier using 54218 every day!

Live54218 Mission: To create environments in the community that support and promote all residents daily in:

5 – Consuming 5 fruit and vegetables
4 – Drinking 4 bottles of water
2 – Having less than 2 hours of screen time (outside of your work)
1 – Participating in at least 1 hour of physical activity
8 – Sleeping 8 hours a night


Benefits: Live54218 Vision to make Brown County, Wisconsin (and our UW-Green Bay Campus) the healthiest community in the nation!

Registration: To participate in the challenge, send an e-mail to the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu by Friday, July 11th.

Tracking Form: Complete the tracking form and submit the form electronically to wellness@uwgb.edu or by intercampus mail (HR CL710). Forms must be turned in by Noon on July 23rd to be considered for prizes.

Prizes: Participants filling in 100% (all 84) of the circles will be entered into a drawing to win one of two UW-Green Bay sweatshirts from the Phoenix Bookstore. All other participants completing 90% (76 or more) of the circles will be eligible for a Wellness Water Bottle.

For additional 54218 opportunities in our community check out: www.Live54218.org.

Wellness Lunch and Learn


What: How could the Employee Assistance Program help me or a co-worker?
When: Wednesday, July 16
12:10  – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Spring Room (Student Services 1400)
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, work place based Employee Assistance Program.  The program is designed to assist in the prevention, early identification and resolution of personal issues with may affect both an employee’s sense of well-being and their ability to effectively carry out their work responsibilities.  Examples of issues which the EAP might be helpful with are health, marital, family, financial, alcohol and other drug, emotional, stress and other personal concerns.Join Greg Smith, Senior Counselor for this lunch and learn that will focus on how the EAP program could help you or a co-worker.  The goals will be to help you learn what services are provided, how to access services and what other resources are available in the community.  You will also have a chance to provide ideas on how EAP services could be enhanced on our campus.

Unlimited Kress Events Center Access

The Kress Events Center has unlimited access over the summer!  In addition to the free unlimited access for employees during the summer hours noted below, there are also various free group fitness classes offered.

Hours until August 28, 2014

  • Mon – Thurs    6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri.                   6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat.                  8 a.m. – noon
  • Sun.                 closed

Lunch and Learn: Computer Workstation Ergonomics


The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:
What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Computer Workstation Ergonomics
When: Thursday, June 12
12:10  – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Room C
Your work can affect your health.  Since we spend a fair amount of time in our workplace, it’s essential that we do what we can to create a healthy work environment.  Ergonomics is the study of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the worker rather than forcing the worker to adapt to the job.  Join Jill Fermanich, University Safety Manager, for this lunch and learn that will focus on computer workstation ergonomics.  The goals will be to help you learn what you can do to set up your office work space and practices so that they fit you and help you to be more comfortable and healthy at work.  The session will discuss workstation setup, how you sit, and how long you stay in one position.

Lunch and Learn: Beginner’s Yoga


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Beginner’s Yoga
When: Wednesday, May 28th
12:10  – 12:50 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Room A
Whether this is your first experience with Yoga, or you have experienced this practice before, this is a session for you!  Join Kress Events Center Yoga Instructor and Personal Training, Liz Brandt, on a journey to break down some of the fundamental form and theories involved to help create a successful practice geared towards YOUR level of fitness!

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!