Well Wisconsin Webinar – Managing Time, Managing Stress

What better season to talk about stress and time management than around the holidays? Stop feeling excess pressure, anxiety, and stress, and be in control of your life with ideas you can implement now. It’s about you this holiday season.

Learn about:ThanksgivingBusy

  • The effects of long term stress on our health
  • Stress and time management techniques
  • How to manage holiday stress

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Time: 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 735

No need to RSVP – just mark your calendar to join us, and bring your lunch!

You could also participate in this webinar at your workstation if you prefer – please visit wellwisconsin.staywell.com and go to Wellness Webinars to register.

All webinars are recorded and available to Well Wisconsin Program participants on the StayWell wellness portal after the event date.

To access the StayWell wellness portal, you must be an employee, retiree, or spouse enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Programs.


Assistant Professor – Communication & Information Science

The Communication and Information Science department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position.  Responsibilities include the preparation and delivery of supporting and upper-level undergraduate courses in a variety of communication areas. Potential courses include Digital Journalism, Sports PR, Writing and Promotion, and Mass Media Advertising.  Candidates with expertise in digital journalism and storytelling, sports communication, or social media are highly encouraged to apply.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Assistant Professor – Athletic Training & Coordinator of Clinical Education

The Department of Human Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Athletic Training. This faculty member will receive administrative release time in order to serve as the Coordinator of Clinical Education for the new professional Master’s Degree in Athletic Training (MAT). Candidates with experience as a Coordinator of Clinical Education for a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited Athletic Training program, professional clinical experience as an Athletic Trainer, certification to teach BLS for healthcare providers, and previous teaching and/or clinical supervision experience within a CAATE accredited program 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 Monday, December 10, 2018.

Red Rosemary Vinegar


  • 1 quart red wine vinegar
  • 1 handful rosemary sprigs
  • 2 thoroughly clean 16-ounce jars with plastic lids


  1. Wash and dry rosemary.
  2. Crush lightly to release fragrance, then divide into 2 jars.
  3. Pour vinegar into a nonreactive pan (almost anything but aluminum) and bring just to the boiling point (about 8 to 10 minutes at medium-high heat).
  4. Pour vinegar into jars and put caps on jars. Let sit for 2 weeks.
  5. To prepare a gift, strain vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to the new bottle. Seal and present.

Note: Vinegar’s acidity makes it safer than most home-canning projects. But if your flavored vinegar starts to mold or show signs of fermenting (bubbling, severe cloudiness, or sliminess), throw it out!  (Gluten-free)

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Flip Around Your Mattress Today for Better Sleep Tonight


Most manufacturers recommend flipping and rotating your mattress every so often in order for it to last its full life expectancy, but you’re not alone if you tend to skip this chore. Tonight is the night. If you want to sleep better, don’t put it off any longer. You deserve to rest on a mattress that’s comfortable and supportive.

Newer mattresses only have one “sleeping side,” so there’s no need to flip them over. But rotating your mattress on a regular schedule is just as important. You should rotate your mattress every three months. And don’t forget your box spring. It should be rotated, not flipped, every six months. You may just find that new spot on the mattress is just what you needed for a better night’s sleep.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Academic Department Associate (87.5%)

Under the general direction of the Chairs of Humanities, Art & Design, Music, and Theatre & Dance, this position performs budgetary and administrative support for over 75 faculty/staff members within Humanities, the Writing Center, First Nation Studies, Gateways to Phoenix Success, Art & Design, Music, and Theatre & Dance.  This position will work full-time during the nine months of the academic year and half-time during the summer months.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, November 12, 2018.

Title & Total Compensation Project Open Fora


The University of Wisconsin System has embarked on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title and Total Compensation Project is to modernize the existing title and compensation programs in an effort to attract and retain the best talent for the organization.

Please plan to attend the next set of open fora, which will include up-to-date information about the proposed job framework, standard job descriptions, and an upcoming benefits preference survey. Open fora will take place on:

  • Monday, November 12, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Christie Theatre
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Christie Theatre

No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar to attend!  Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

UIA Life Insurance Annual $24 Premium Deduction

The University Insurance Association (UIA) Life Insurance annual $24.00 premium will be deducted from October monthly earnings, paid November 1, 2018.

Participation in the UIA Life Insurance plan is a condition of employment for UW System Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointment (FA/AS/LI) employees. Additionally, eligible employees must meet the minimum monthly salary threshold which is $2,658.00 for the 2018-2019 plan year. The minimum monthly salary threshold is determined each year and is based on 45% of the average instructor’s salary for the previous year.

Once an employee becomes eligible for coverage, eligibility will continue for the full plan year of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Employees must re-qualify for eligibility each year.

For more information about the plan, visit the UW System Employee Benefits website.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Understanding the UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program Workshop

Join us on Tuesday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at University Union, in Room 1965 for a presentation designed to help you understand your UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) Program options. It’s a lot easier to spend than save. But getting into a saving mindset now could make a big difference later. Start with a plan that works for you and follow it. It might be easier than you think.

The University of Wisconsin offers a comprehensive UW TSA 403(b) Program to meet the diverse needs of our community. Understanding your retirement savings options can help you make the most out of them.

This presentation can help you:

  • Understand the reasons to enroll
  • How much you should save
  • Investing basics

No matter where you are in life, you can plan and start saving for the retirement you want. Come and learn how to create a plan that can help you reach your goals – on your timeline. The UW TSA Program offers you convenience, choice, and control. Get started saving now!

To reserve your seat for this presentation click this link http://www.cvent.com/d/mbqxf5/4W .

If you cannot attend the presentation and you want to learn more about your retirement benefits or how to schedule a one-on-one counseling session with one of the five UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program providers visit https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/ret/tsa/.

Pork Chops with Savory Apples


  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 4 pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick, with bone (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream


  1. Quarter and core apples. Peel if desired.
  2. Cut onion in half and then slice it.
  3. Use a large frying pan with a lid. Heat oil over medium-high heat and add pork chops and garlic.
  4. Brown quickly, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Add cut-up apples, onion, and water.
  6. Cover and turn heat to low. Let cook for about 15 minutes, until pork is cooked through (internal temperature of 145°F with 3 minutes of rest) and apples are soft.
  7. Remove chops to a warm serving platter.
  8. Bring pan juices to a boil and turn off heat.
  9. Stir in sour cream and pour over chops. Serve immediately.

Serves 4 (gluten-free)
Each serving contains about 271 calories, 24 g protein, 13 g fat, 71 mg cholesterol, 13 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, and 75 mg sodium.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC