Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Reducing Holidays Stress with Aromatherapy

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

New Episode: Reducing Holiday Stress with Aromatherapy

Join this episode for an interview with Robin Kourakis, a board-certified aromatherapist and trauma-informed sensory consultant, to discover the science behind aromas and their ability to bring up good or bad memories. The expert shares ideas for using aromatherapy to reduce stress this holiday season and discusses emotional rebalancing. You don’t want to miss this conversation that covers how to safely and effectively use essential oils and holiday aromas to find balance.

Listen HERE!

Custodian (2nd Shift)

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Operations department welcomes your application for a 2nd shift Custodian position. In this important role, you will make an impact on our students, faculty and staff by maintaining the overall appearance and cleanliness of your designated work area by manually cleaning and maintaining the UW-Green Bay buildings. This includes but is not limited to cleaning offices, restrooms, and other building areas; maintaining all floor surfaces including mopping, buffing, vacuuming, shampooing, and refinishing; cleaning windows (inside and outside); cleaning furniture; assisting with furniture, piano and equipment moves as required; stocking restrooms and custodial work areas with necessary supplies and products; waste and recycling removal; snow removal and salting of building entrances. This position will be required to drive a State vehicle and travel between work on-campus locations as needed.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, December 3, 2023.

Wellness Committee: Winter Mindful Challenge

This time of year can be known to be stressful, and chaotic for people as we turn our focus on giving and making sure others needs are met. The Wellness Committee wants you to focus on yourself and reduce your stress. From November 26th to December 23rd be mindful/meditate for at least 10 minutes for at least 3 days a week, during the 4 week span. Use the form below to check off each day you are mindful/meditate, email your completed forms to wellness@uwgb.edu by January 10th to be put in a prize drawing.

Winter Meditation Challenge

Being Mindful/Meditation can help by releasing physical tension held in our bodies, which can help release worries buried in our minds, ease anxiety, stress and low mood. Meditation can even help have a more restful sleep.

Not sure where to begin we got you covered! Here are some resources and helpful tips on how to meditate.

UWGB has a subscription to YOU.uwgb which is sponsored by UW System and available not only for students but faculty and staff as well. You.uwgb has mindful/meditation examples that may help you.

One way to start would be to find a comfortable place to sit, typically cross legged with good posture and closing your eyes and just focus on your breathing.

Some other ways that the Mayo Clinic recommends is:

Walk and Meditate – Can do this when walking anywhere whether it be a path or on busy sidewalks. Have a slow walking pace and focus on each movement with your legs or feet. Focus on sights, sounds, and smells around you.

Read and Reflect – Read poems and take a few moments to reflect on their meaning. You can journal and write your reflections down.

Scan your body – Focus attention on different parts of your body, be being aware of various sensations such as pain, tension, warmth or relaxation.

Meditation apps are available. A free option is Insight Timer

How to meditate for beginners – Mental wellbeing tips – Every Mind Matters – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Meditation: Take a stress-reduction break wherever you are – Mayo Clinic

Grounds Supervisor

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities for Athletics/University Recreation/Kress Events Center and is responsible for directing full time staff and student employees in grounds operations. The position requires the ability to direct and instruct employees in safety training, safe operation of grounds equipment, and safe work practices. The position warrants a knowledge of smart turf practices as you will take the lead role in care of all Athletic and intermural fields, and turf areas. The position requires knowledge of best pesticide management practices, and the ability to safely apply pesticides and herbicides. The position also requires the knowledge of and participation in all landscape construction projects. It involves having the knowledge of, and ability to operate a wide variety of small and large equipment in grounds tasks, and snow and ice removal. You need the knowledge and skills for safe operating of different types and sizes of chainsaws when needed. The job requires the ability to participate in grounds mechanics and maintenance of all equipment assigned to the department.  The position requires knowledge and training in smart turf and landscape practices.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, November 27, 2023.

Welcome Laura Jones!

On Monday, November 6th Laura Jones started as a Career Advisor for the Career Planning & Professional Connections Department!

Laura studied Sociology and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Norbert College. She also received her Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration in May 2021 from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and is now working towards her Doctoral Degree in Educational Management at Hampton University. Laura has previously worked for the Boys and Girls Club as a STAR (Scholars on Target to Achieve Results) Coordinator from 2019 – 2021. She has also worked as the Social and Community Outreach Service Director for African Heritage, Inc. from 2021 – 2023.

Laura is also the co-author of Chapter in the book, “Teaching Brilliant Beautiful Black Girls”!

Welcome Laura!

Welcome Valerie Rike!

On Wednesday, November 8th, Valerie Rike started as an Administrative Assistant III for the University Police!

Valerie graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Data Analytics and a minor in German. Valerie has previously worked for University of Iowa Department of Public Safety and Brown County 911!

Welcome Valerie!