How to Handle Fruits and Vegetables

The skin of fresh fruits and vegetables can have germs that can make you sick. They also can contain chemicals that farmers use to help the plants grow. That’s why it’s a good idea to wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them. Here are some tips:

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling fruits and vegetables.Washing_peppers
  2. Rinse all fresh fruit and vegetables with warm water, even if you don’t eat the skin or peel. Germs on the skin or peel can spread to the inside when you cut or peel it.
  3. If there is a firm skin, such as on apples or potatoes, use a scrub brush to clean it.
  4. Cut away bruised or damaged areas on fruits and vegetables before you eat them.
  5. Most fresh fruits and vegetables will stay fresher if put in the refrigerator, but some will not. For example, it is OK to keep potatoes and bananas on the kitchen counter. But return cut and peeled fruits and vegetables to the refrigerator within two hours. Put them in the crisper and cover them.

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2017-2018 Employee Virtual Parking Permit Purchase

Ongoing employee’s payroll deduction for virtual parking permits is now available for the 2017-2018 academic year. The virtual parking permit is your license plate and an automated license plate reader camera is used to verify permits.  “Vehicles displaying only one license plate must park with the plate facing the travel portion of the parking lot” – is required for the reader camera to function.

Ongoing employees wishing to elect payroll deduction should use their campus log in at  (online payroll deduction will close September 5, 2017).  After logging in please complete these two steps:

  1. Verify your license plate information from last year is accurate, or make the necessary changes.   You may enter more than one vehicle license plate, but only one vehicle can be parked on campus at a time. The permit holder is responsible for the accuracy of the information provided to the parking permit system.  AND
  2. You must check the box and agree to the payroll deduction terms.

Ongoing employees choosing not to use payroll deduction or who want to purchase term permits can do so at the Bursar’s office with cash or check.  Please enter plate(s) at prior to payment at the Bursar’s office.

Ad Hocs, Associate Lecturers, University or Academic Staff temporary or those who work on campus but are not employees of UWGB, must go to the Bursar’s office to purchase a Virtual Permit with cash or check and to enter plates since payroll deduction is not available.

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Cultural Connections Networking Social

Posted on behalf of Stacie Christian, Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center

Cultural Connections is a social/networking group for professionals of color in the Green Bay area (St. Norbert College, UWGB, NWTC, and Green Bay School District). If you are a professional of color or have family members of color and are interested in participating, please review the event information here regarding the next Cultural Connections social which will occur on August 18, 2017 at Bay Beach.

If you have any games or fun activities you would like to bring please let the group know ahead of time by emailing

Student employee hours limit returns to 25 hours per week on August 20th

As a reminder, the student employee hours limit returns to 25 hours per week starting August 20, 2017.  The hours limit is in place to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Please review the 2017 Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at:

If you have any questions about this, please contact Human Resources at or ext. 2390.

Admissions Advisor – Open to All UW System Employees

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment and is responsible for promoting the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and advising prospective transfer students through extensive management of key admissions activities. The successful candidate will perform all the duties of a professional admissions advisor, which includes explaining admissions procedures and requirements and making decisions using office policies for guidance.


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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Color Yourself Healthy


You can find a rainbow of colors in the produce section at your supermarket, and all that color provides big nutritional benefits.

When you shop, look for the most vividly colored fruits and vegetables. Colorful plant chemicals—such as carotenoids and flavonoids—contain antioxidants that can strengthen your immune system, protect your body’s cells from disease-causing free radicals, and may prevent some types of cancer or heart disease.

Different colors mean different types of antioxidants with different benefits. Here’s a guide:

The Reds

This hue is a sign of antioxidants that may reduce your risk for cancer and protect your heart. Consider putting these in your cart:

  • Cranberries
  • Pomegranates
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries and strawberries
  • Red bell peppers
  • Red grapes
  • Tomatoes

The Oranges and Yellows

They are packed with carotenoids, such as beta-carotene and vitamin C. These nutrients promote heart health and vision and may reduce the risk for certain cancers. Shop for these bright foods:

  • Acorn squash
  • Butternut squash
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Oranges, lemons, grapefruit
  • Peaches
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potatoes

 The Greens

Green vegetables contain a slew of antioxidants. They are also a rich source of other health essentials, such as folate, minerals, and fiber.  Add these to your menu:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Collard greens
  • Green bell peppers
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard

The Blues and Purples

Fruits and veggies that are blue and purple offer many of the same benefits as red items. Fill up on these deeply hued choices:

  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Plums
  • Purple grapes and juice

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Welcome Marisa Balistreri!

CAHSS, Marisa Balistreri, Performing Arts-1Marisa Balistreri was welcomed by the Music Department on August 1, 2017, as the new Performing Arts Coordinator.  Marisa received her Bachelor of Arts in theatre and drama (acting specialist) and psychology from UW-Madison.  She is from Madison, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Marisa!

Employee Spotlight: Christopher Paquet

Christopher Paquet

Name: Christopher C. Paquet

Position at UWGB: Special Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of Business and Finance

Summary of what you do: “other duties as assigned”

How long have you been employed: about 4 ½ years

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I was hired as the Risk Manager and Contract Officer, but have been privileged to take on several other roles such as Title IX Coordinator, Records Manager and Clery Compliance Officer

Three words that describe you: Per Facebook Quiz: Efficient, Logical and Driven

Personal interests: Reading, Coaching (Football & Soccer), Cooking & Grilling

Random facts/interests: I have far more tattoos than most people would imagine.


Any favorite line from a movie?

“I’m your Huckleberry”, Doc Holiday, Tombstone

Are you messy or organized?


Best vacation you’ve been to?

Rented a house in North Carolina with my Mom, Sister’s family and my family

Describe what you were like at age 10.

Very verbal, definitely the class clown

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

The Ringer (formally Grantland)

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Everyone has a game plan until you punch them in the face” Mike Tyson

Do you have an office nickname? What is it? 

Not that I know of, but some probably have some unflattering names for me

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?


Favorite travel spot? 

State Football Tournament at Camp Randall

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

My wife, to see exactly how much she puts up with

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Kevin James (too obvious?)

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why?

Katie Ledecky, to feel what it would be like to be the unquestioned best in the world at something

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? 


If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?

1995 Rugby World Cup

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

Konop’s Hotdogs

If you were an animal what would you be?

Polar Bear

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

“A Song of Ice and Fire” unless that is already taken

If you were to write a self-help book, what would the topic be?

Organization: How to Compartmentalize Process

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save?

My Dad’s Flag

Least favorite Food?

Cooked tomatoes

Motto or personal mantra?

The only person who you need to be better than tomorrow is the person you are today.

People would be surprised if they knew:

If I could do anything in the world, I would have a small dairy farm and breed greyhounds

Tell us a little bit about your family.

Wife, Kristen, 17 years, and two children Max, 15 & Natalie, 13

Top 3 life highlights?

Coaching with my Dad in the 1998 State Football Championship

Arguing a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Day children were born

What advice would you give to recent new hires?

Embrace the pace. Depending on where you came from, you might need to get used to things having a greater amount of process and review, which can be frustrating. Just be patient and you will get used to the pace of UWGB.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

The diversity, it truly is never the same day twice. I am constantly challenged to research new concepts and ideas. I love being able to help people from all over campus work to achieve their goals.

What book did you read last?

Hillbilly Elegy

What celebrity do people think you look like?

Kevin James, but it’s totally not a weight thing

What did you want to be when growing up?

Forest Ranger

What is the first concert you attended?

Rick Springfield (my Mom made my Sister take me if she wanted to go)

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

Payoff the student loans for every attorney working in Legal Aid and the Public Defenders Office in Brown County

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?

All the planning in the world doesn’t matter, you can never have the contingencies 100% covered

What is your favorite meal?

Prime Rib at any Wisconsin Supper Club

What is your favorite movie and book?

Book:   To Kill a Mockingbird

Movie:  Bridge on the River Kwai

Hidden talent?

I actually am a fairly decent cook, I really like preparing high end dishes

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I always say, I don’t hunt, I don’t fish, I don’t golf, I coach. Coaching honestly takes up so much of my time, I don’t really have another hobby.

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

I love Titanic

What would you like to be famous for?


What’s on your bucket list?

Attend a football game in every Big 10 Stadium (4 down)

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without?


What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay?

Badger State Brewery with my wife and dog on a Saturday afternoon

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

When my Dad died, I stopped asking that questions, life is just too darn uncertain

Where is your home town?

Denmark, Wisconsin

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Butterfield and Robinson Dalmatian Coast Biking Tour

Custodian (50%)

The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay has a current vacancy for a 50% Custodian. The Custodian position at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) works under the general supervision of the Custodial Services Program Supervisor, and is responsible for maintaining the overall appearance of the WCPA.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Custodian (Second Shift)

The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay has a current vacancy for a full time, second shift Custodian in the Cofrin Library. This position works under the general supervision of the Custodial Services Supervisor, and is responsible for maintaining the overall appearance and cleanliness of their designated areas.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, August 10, 2017.