The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

 

What:             Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn:
AED: Be a Lifesaver

When:             3/12/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch) or
                       3/13/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)

Where:            Christie Theater

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) analyzes the heart’s electrical rhythm for abnormalities. When needed, and AED administers a shock, called defibrillation, to a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. The shock may help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm and can increase the chance of survival.

Every minute counts. Even the fastest ambulance response rates in the U.S. are not sufficient to give most Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims a fighting chance–unless an AED is readily available. Victims’ survival chances drop by 10% for every minute that passes, while an AED can increase survival chances from 5% to as high as 75%.

The University has recently added several AED’s providing for 21 total across the campus.  Come to this session and get informed about how to properly use an AED in an emergency situation.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

Welcome Mark Olcott

Mark Olcott

Mark started as Facilities Repair Worker – Advanced on February 25, 2013.  Prior to starting at UW Green Bay he was employed at Shape Care Nursing and Rehabilitation for thirteen years.  Mark is from Coleman, Wisconsin.  He is married to Lisa and has four children, Steven, Tyler, Amy Jane, and Mallory.  He is also learning sound recording with Zoom R16 and Ableton Live 8.

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

This message is for Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Employees

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has published an Employer Bulletin listing free public presentations in March and April regarding the Wisconsin Retirement System.  Topics include:

  • Calculating retirement benefits
  • Annuity options
  • Separation benefits
  • Taxes
  • Survivor benefits
  • Health and life insurance benefits

Presentations are scheduled for Appleton, Eau Claire, Hayward, Janesville, La Crosse, Marinette, Middleton/Madison, Pewaukee, Racine and Wausau.

Link to Bulletin:  http://etf.wi.gov/employers/bulletins_all/eba20130220.pdf

Welcome Patrick Bowlin

Patrick Bowlin

Patrick started on February 13, 2013, as the Women’s Assistant Volleyball Coach.  Prior to starting at UW Green Bay he was employed at Marquette University.  He received his degree in Elementary Education from St. John’s University in Minnesota.  He is from Winona, Minnesota and his family includes his parents, Pat and Laurie, and sisters, Danielle, Devin, Lauren, Kathleen, and Gabby.

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

 

What:             Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn
Mindfulness Presentation
by Lissa Balison. MSE, LPC, Counselor, Counseling and Health Center

When:             2/27/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)

Where:            University Union- Room 103

In a culture of always sprinting ahead, and looking behind (often with regret and/or embarrassment) wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to take a break from all of that and “just be” from time to time.  Mindfulness will give you that opportunity.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means to deliberately pay attention to whatever you are doing, right now. Everything except sleep can be done mindfully. For example, we can eat mindfully or we can think about past or future events without paying attention to our eating.

This is not the easiest of things to do but it is possible. This lunch and learn will focus on basic mindfulness practice that anyone can apply to their daily life.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

Welcome Melissa Huckabee

Melissa Huckabee

Melissa started as a University Services Associate II on February 11, 2013.  Prior to starting at UWGB she was employed at UW-Oshkosh for three years.  She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, running, and biking.  She earned her Bachelor of Liberal Studies and Master of Science in Educational Leadership at UW-Oshkosh.  Melissa is from Watertown, Wisconsin, is married, and has a dog named Snicker.