Saving 1% More

It is recommended Americans save 15% of their annual income for retirement – are you?

If you are, great!

If you’re not, 15% probably seems a little intimidating, but don’t worry, there are easy ways you can begin increasing how much you save for retirement without breaking the bank. Consider increasing your UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) contribution by 1%. With this increase you may hardly notice a change in your take-home pay, BUT it could translate to tens of thousands of dollars to use in retirement (depending on future market values).

Your Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) benefit is a great tool in saving for retirement, but a UW TSA account can also help.

If you already have a UW TSA account and want to see how you are doing in saving for retirement, sign up for an individual counseling session with your provider. You can do so by visiting Counseling Sessions under the Education section of the UW TSA website.

If you do not have an account, there is no time like the present to sign up! Visit the UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) website for information on how to enroll.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Server Administrator

This position reports to the Manager of Network and Infrastructure and serves as part of the Network Systems and Infrastructure team. This position is responsible for assistant with the installation, setup, debugging, and troubleshooting of Windows server systems, VMware, Office 365, and the Storage Area Network. In addition to software and hardware maintenance, this position provides support, monitoring, problem diagnosis, and issue resolution for Windows servers.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Choose three things to donate or throw away

DonateHave you ever felt overwhelmed by your stuff? Maybe your kitchen cupboards are packed with unused gadgets and servingware (how did you end up with two blenders?). Or maybe it’s your closet that’s the problem—it’s so stuffed with clothes, shoes, and other belongings that it’s hard to find what you’re looking for.

Most of us have far more possessions than we need or even want. Why not cut back on the clutter and choose three things from your home to donate or throw away? If the item may be useful to someone else, set it aside for a charity or resale shop. If it’s broken or useless, throw it out. Getting rid of even a few items can reduce clutter, help you get organized, and help you feel more in control of your environment—and your life!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Also, don’t forget about the Campus Cupboard in Rose Hall, room 140:

Make Your Own Salad Dressing

There’s no point in eating all those healthy leafy greens if you douse them in a high-fat, high-calorie salad dressing. You can shop for healthier Raspberry-Vinaigrettedressing at the grocery store. Or better yet, try making your own today! We’ve got you covered with this recipe.

Vinaigrette Salad Dressing


  • 1 bulb garlic, separated and peeled
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. Place the garlic cloves into a small saucepan and pour enough water (about ½ cup) to cover them.
  2. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until garlic is tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Reduce the liquid to 2 tablespoons and increase the heat for three minutes.
  4. Pour the contents into a small sieve over a bowl, and with a wooden spoon, mash the garlic through the sieve into the bowl.
  5. Whisk the vinegar into the garlic mixture; incorporate the oil and seasoning.

Serves four. Each serving contains about 33 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, and 0 g protein.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Director of Player Development – Women’s Basketball

This position reports to the Head Coach and is responsible for assisting with all aspects of running a successful Division I Women’s Basketball program, while adhering to all NCAA, UW-Green Bay, UW System and State of Wisconsin rules, regulations and policies.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Head Coach (Men’s and Women’s Tennis)

This position reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for the leadership and organization of the intercollegiate Men’s and Women’s Tennis program.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Welcome Maria Vander Heiden!

On May 29, 2018, Human Resources welcomed Maria Vander Heiden as the newest member of their team.  She will start her new adventure as a Human Resources Assistant.

Prior to starting at UWGB, Maria worked for Team Industries as a Human Resources Assistant and also held a variety of seasonal positions–Apple Valley Orchard, Field of Scenes, and Green Handle Greenhouse.  She has an Associates Degree in Human Resource Management from Fox Valley Technical College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in the same area.

Maria was the president of the Wrightstown FFA and on the Brown County Fairest of the Fair committee.  She enjoys fishing, hunting, raising animals for the fair, going to concerts, and anything outdoors.

Maria’s mom and dad are Gary and Wendy Vander Heiden, and she has three sisters (Brooke, Olivia, and Sarah) and a brother-in-law (Cole Van Dreel).  She is from Wrightstown, Wisconsin, and says she is “very excited for the opportunity to work for the University of Green Bay and cannot wait to meet everyone!”

Welcome, Maria!

Welcome Korey Schroeder!

Korey Schroeder started as the new Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach on May 25, 2018.  Prior to coming to UWGB, she worked for UW-Platteville.

Korey has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from UW-Platteville.  She enjoys volleyball, adventuring, hiking, and road trips.  Korey is from Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Korey!

Strengthen Your Muscles Today!

Gaining strength can make it easier to do everyday things like get up from a chair, climb stairs, or carry groceries. Strengthening your lower body will also improve your balance.

To strengthen your muscles, you need to do weight-bearing exercises. Here are examples of simple weight-bearing exercises you can do at home:

Overhead arm raise: You can do this while standing or sitting in a sturdy, armless chair.LegChair

You can use appropriate weights, or cans of soup. Keep your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Hold weights at your sides at shoulder height with palms facing forward. Raise both arms up over your head, keeping your elbows slightly bent. Hold the position for one second, then slowly lower your arms. Repeat 10 to 15 times.

Side leg raise: Stand behind a sturdy chair with feet slightly apart. Hold on to the back of the chair for balance. Slowly lift one leg out to the side. Keep your back straight and your toes facing forward. The leg you are standing on should be slightly bent. Hold the position for one second, then slowly lower your leg. Repeat 10 to 15 times with each leg.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Confetti Wraps


  • 1 ounce ham (about 2 or 3 slices of deli-cut ham)
  • 1 ounce turkey (about 2 or 3 slices of deli-cut turkey)
  • 1 ounce Swiss cheese (about 2 slices of deli-cut cheese)
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • 4 leaves of romaine lettuce, finely shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely sliced and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie Thousand Island dressing
  • 2 large, colorful sun-dried tomato wraps


Tightly roll ham slices and cut into thin strips. Do the same with turkey and Swiss cheese. Toss with vegetables that have been chopped and shredded. Your mix should look like confetti and be almost moist enough to enjoy without dressing. Pack it to go in a plastic bowl. Take tortilla wraps and dressing on the side. Assemble when you’re ready to eat. Put a tablespoon of dressing on a large tortilla wrap and mound “confetti” on top. Roll and enjoy.

Serves 2
Each serving contains about 342 calories, 41 g carbohydrates, 21 g protein, 10 g fat, 703 mg sodium, and 4 g fiber.

This food is gout-friendly because it contains food moderate in purines. Meat, fish, and poultry should be limited to 1 to 2 servings per day.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC