Campus saddened by passing of Delores Brault

Photo: Delores BraultDelores Brault, who worked more than 30 years serving UWGB Academic Deans, and retired a few years ago, passed away this week. In receiving the Classified Staff Award of Excellence in 2002, it was noted that Brault “had ‘trained’ 19 deans during her employment at UW-Green Bay.” She was acknowledged for providing “the highest level of administrative support” in a position with vast responsibilities, and described as “the backbone of the Academic Deans Office,” and “a model of excellence.” Brault was credited with being a resource to students, faculty and staff, in addition to the deans. Her family and friends honored her wishes of a private service. A full obituary can be found online.

Deadline is Friday to register for University Staff Fall Conference

It’s time to get recharged! The University Staff Fall Conference committee would like to remind you that registration for this year’s edition of their popular fall conference — which attracts registrations from other state agencies and from around the state — will be closing this Friday (Oct. 3) at 4:30 p.m. This year’s conference will take place at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay on Oct. 17. For details, or to register, go to http://blog.uwgb.edu/classified/fall-conference/.

Classified Staff Advisory Council sets roster for 2014-15

The Classified Staff Advisory Council recently held elections and re-elected officers. Here’s the new 2014/15 Classified Staff Council, with officers:
• Ruth Pearson, Professional Program in Nursing (Chair) (2013-15 term)

• Amanda Wildenberg, Dean of Students Office (Co-chair) (2014-16)

• Amy Ibuaka, Phoenix Bookstore (Treasurer) (2013-15)

• Tina Tackmier, Student Life (Secretary) (2013-15)

• Brenda Beck, Human Development, Information/Computing Science (2013-15)

• Kevin Boerschinger, Computing and Information Technology (2014-16)

• Sandy Folsom, Outreach and Adult Access (2014-16)

• Liz Hessler, NEW Partnership for Children and Family (2014-16)

• Cheryl Pieper, Controllers Office (2013-15)

• Monika Pynaker, Computing and Information Technology (2014-16)

• Jan Snyder, Office of the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (2014-16)

• Paul Wikgren, Business & Finance (2013-15)

Update on CSAC

The Classified Staff Advisory Council invites all members of the classified staff to get involved. If you’d like to learn more, you might check out the monthly meetings held the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome to attend. Among recent and future issues and activities: Jan Snyder and Kevin Boerschinger co-chair the committee writing Classified Staff By-Laws; the CSAC is a co-sponsor of “Building Communities and Engaging Voices: UW-Green Bay Shared Governance Conference” on April 11; there are plans for a spring professional development event (details to come) on April 30; and a date has been set (Oct. 17, 2014) for the Classified Staff Fall Conference.

From all over the state, attendees enjoy Classified Staff Fall Conference

UW-Green Bay’s annual Classified Staff Fall Conference was held Friday, Oct. 18, at the Tundra Lodge. There was record attendance, with staff participation from NWTC and 10 of the 13 UW System campuses. Attendees were able to SCORE (Strategize/Communicate/ Organize/Research/Energize) as they enjoyed a day of networking, breakout sessions, food and terrific keynotes. Highlights of the day included afternoon speakers, LeRoy Butler and our very own Associate Prof. Lucy Arendt. See photos on the newly created Classified Staff Advisory Council Facebook page.  

Early bird registration for classified staff conference ends Friday

This is the last week to register for the Classified Staff Advisory Council Fall Conference, if you want to guarantee yourself a copy of LeRoy Butler’s book “The LeRoy Butler Story … From Wheelchair to the Lambeau Leap.” Early bird registration ends Friday, Aug. 2 for the event, which will take place Friday, Oct. 18 at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay. Butler will be the special guest at the conference, for which registration is open and space is limited. Cost is $79. Don’t delay — register today! More info.

Reminder: Novitski farewell


Our friends in Admissions remind you to join them in celebrating Maxine Novitski’s retirement from the Admissions Office at a gathering next Tuesday (June 25) from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union. Maxine has worked in the Registrar and Bursars’ offices during her career at UW-Green Bay but, most recently, Maxine has served this university as the primary contact for prospective student’s campus visits. She has worked with many of you to schedule countless special appointments and ensure that we have facilities to show prospective students. “Most of all Maxine, will be missed for her heart for students. Please join us in thanking Maxine for her years of hard work and dedication to UW-Green Bay.”

Fuel your Phoenix: Free employee health, wellness event is May 30

It’s summer … the perfect time to re-calibrate, re-focus and (re)fuel your Inner Phoenix! All employees are invited to a free Health & Wellness Event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at the Kress Events Center.

Featured speakers include Stephanie Schultz from Festival Foods and UW-Green Bay student health/wellness expert Alex Stenner. The event includes break-out sessions on yoga, zumba, how to get the right golf swing, and the “Game Day” experience at Kress. A vendor fair from 10 am to noon will feature local businesses and organizations with door prizes for attendees.

Short on time? No need to stay the whole day. Attend a session or two, hear our speakers or stay for lunch! If you plan on attending (even for just a session or two), please register online at: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5vtLWlNZDTp7ikZ. A schedule of events is available at: http://blog.uwgb.edu/as/. Sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee, the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and the Classified Staff Advisory Committee.
 

Classified Staff Advisory Council elections run through March 29

Voting is now open in the 2013 Classified Staff Advisory Council Elections, with balloting taking place through Friday, March 29. The Classified Staff Advisory Council’s (CSAC) mission is to promote and provide professional development to classified staff through education, training, and communication. The Council serves in an advisory capacity, offering a cohesive partnership with colleagues from all campus employee groups in support of the University’s mission. Membership is open to all University of Wisconsin-Green Bay classified staff. CSAC members are elected to a two-year term, with those terms staggered so that six (6) seats are open each year. All Classified Staff are encouraged to vote.
 

Photos: Classified Staff Conference 2012

Classified Staff Fall Conference

The Classified Staff Fall Conference was held Friday, Sept. 28, at the Tundra Lodge banquet facilities, Green Bay.

This annual event is hosted by the Classified Staff Advisory Council (CSAC). Participants include UW-Green Bay classified staff members as well as collegiate support staff from around the state. (Ten campuses were represented… another great testimonial to the strength of the event and the quality of the professional development and networking opportunity.)

Featured presenters included business/motivational speaker Michele Wierzgac (the power of effective relationships), and UW-Green Bay standouts Prof. Lucy Arendt (emergency and crisis management) and David Kieper (internet security at work and home). Chancellor Tom Harden offered greetings.

The conference planning committee was made up of staff members Mary Goral, Ruth Pearson, Amy Ibuaka, Kevin Boerschinger, Liz Hessler, Vickie Kersten, Brittany Luedtke, Becky Ouradnik, Monica Pynaker, Charmaine Robaidek, James Sams, Joe Schoenebeck, Tina Tackmier and Teri Ternes. Also, thanks to the “door prize committee” of Toni Bergeon, Vickie Nellis, Kim Ward, Leah Liebergen, Micki Doyle, Paul Wikgren and Amanda Wildenberg… everyone left a winner.

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