On-campus and community service work-study partner job fair

Financial Aid and Student Employment with Human Resources will be hosting a job fair for on-campus employers and community service work-study partners. The event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union.  Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for future positions or simply connect with students who are seeking jobs. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake. If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

Alycia Winters and Chancellor Gary Miller

Congratulations to Alycia Winters — named Student Employee of the Year

The call for nominations began back in January. On April 9, 2018, 11 students were recognized, and one — Alycia Winters — was named UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year. Student nominations were judged by a panel of three university faculty and staff who rated on a scale from 1 to 5 in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution.

Winters works as an office assistant for the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) and Continuing Professional Education. She was nominated by Matt Nieman and Susan Pike. While working in LLI, she runs rosters for 150+ classes for each semester, helps with the registration of more than 1,000 members in the Ungerboeck Software, manages issues with venues and assists with daily deposits, among other duties. For Continuing Professional Education, she creates handouts for trainings, inputs evaluations, helps with registration and other day-to-day office duties.

“It’s crucial that our division has someone that can deal with a busy work environment and not be scared off or intimidated by it,” wrote a nominator. “She tackles any new project or challenge head on and is never afraid to ask for any advice or questions. If she isn’t sure on something, she doesn’t guess, she goes and gets the right answer. If a complex issue or project comes up, our office knows we can trust in Alycia if we need the support to help complete the task effectively.”

Acting Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment, Jen Jones, was the guest speaker for the presentation in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. Jones has worked 18-plus years at UW-Green Bay in her post-graduate experience. She reflected back on her experience as a student worker during her time as a UW-Green Bay student.

“I know the transformational power of student employment because I’m living it today,” Jones said. “No one at the age of 18 says, “I want to be an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management” when I grow up… My career roots in higher education starting the Residence Life office where a staff member named Lore Slattery, took a chance on a bold and naïve freshmen as her front desk student worker… That job led me to other paid positions on campus because I developed a network of people on this campus who identified opportunities for me to grow professionally.  I learned so much from working while attending UWGB. I learned that I was made for a high education career… Without a doubt in my mind, I know that this campus runs on student employee power…”

Students at UW-Green Bay have worked more than 177,000 hours through from September 2017 through March 31, 2108. Of those students, 972 work in 1,273 appointed jobs (some work more than one position) and average about eight hours per week at those jobs.

Joe Schoenebeck served as emcee and Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator Allen Voelker, each spoke and handed out the awards to the students.

Other nominees:
Trever Allcock, resident assistant for Residence Life, nominated by Nicole Kurth.
Lyddia Calmes, a lab assistant for the Natural and Applied Sciences, nominated by Joe Schoenebeck
Devin Horvath, league and tournament organizer, the Phoenix Club, nominated by Rachel Wussow
Anna Katner, social media assistant, Office of Marketing and University Communication, nominated by Jena Richter Landers
Devra Komprood, building manager in the University Union, nominated by Andy Wenig.
Phillip Marcott, lab assistant, Natural and Applied Sciences, nominated by Joe Schoenebeck.
Adam Rakers, grounds student asssistant, Shorewood Golf Course, nominated by Nate Rusch
Tracy Tilleman, office assistant, Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and the Bursar’s Office, nominated by the staff of both teams
Katie Wanek, reservations coordinator for the University Union, nominated by Andy Wenig
Amanda Wery, admission operations assistant in the Office of Admissions and as an office assistant in the Purchasing Office.

Receiving specialized awards based on nomination criteria:
Amanda Wery, for outstanding demonstration of reliability in a student employment position
Devra Komprood, for outstanding demonstration of professionalism in a student employment position
Katie Wanek
, for outstanding demonstration of quality of work in a student employment position
Lyddia Calmes, for outstanding demonstration of initiative in a student employment position
Devin Horvath, for unique contribution in a student employment position

Judging Committee members:
John Arendt, Environmental Management and Business Institute
Steve Newton, Career Services
Alissa Warpinski, Green Bay One Stop Shop

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Student Employee Awards 2018

– Photos by Daniel Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Kim Metzger and Lynn Niemi in front of toilet paper

Disability Services wipes out competition in Toilet Paper Challenge

The 2018 Great Toilet Paper Challenge at UW-Green Bay ended with a small office of two — Disability Services — making big contributions and wiping out the competition.

"Because that's how we roll!"

TP on display in the window Counseling and Health Center
TP on display in the window
Counseling and Health Center

In early January, the Student Affairs and Campus Climate and Enrollment Services divisions met to better acquaint employees from both divisions and update all on what is new in each department. As part of those updates, Stacie Christian reported the Campus Cupboard was most in need of toilet paper. Thus began The Great 2018 TP Challenge.

The teams (Admissions, Financial Aid/Bursar, Registrar/GBOSS, Disability Services, Counseling and Health, and Academic Advising/Career Services) rose to the challenge and spent two weeks bringing in donations and taunting the competition. The motivation — serving UW-Green Bay students. The prize — a King Cake on Mardi Gras, recognition in the Log.

“Team Disability Services, insisted they were the little office with a big impact,” reported Academic Advisor Stephanie Murphy. “Counseling and Health drew attention to their efforts with an at-home port-a-potty outside its door, and Advising and Career Service’s pile grew steadily.”

On Feb.13 (2018), participants gathered to share food and celebrate. The Little Office that Could beat out Team Academic Advising/Career Services by a mere 12 rolls with a total of 451 rolls. Their reaction? “We knew we could wipe out the competition.”

Donated toilet paper packages
Bath tissue donation piled in CK One

A total of 1,486 rolls of toilet paper were collected for the Campus Cupboard, which is always in need of personal health items like toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and soap. Please consider a “fun” drive of your own to help out students in need.

 

Reminders: Scholarships, job fair, SEOTY

Here are some reminders from the Financial Aid office:
Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals Qualified incoming freshmen and continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards, including one for children of University employees with at least half-time appointments. The deadline to apply for these funds is Feb.15, 2018. Review the Scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships! Contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and Human Resources are hosting a job fair for on-campus employers and community service work study partners. The event will be held Monday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for summer positions or simply connect with students who are seeking jobs. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake. If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

The Student Employment Office is seeking nominations for the 2018 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) competition. A special ceremony to recognize nominees and award winners will be held April 9, 2018.  All nomination forms are due to the Student Employment Office (SS1100) by Feb. 16, 2018. Please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556 with any questions.

On-campus and community service work study job fair, Feb. 5

The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and Human Resources are co-hosting a job fair for on-campus employers and community service work study partners. The event will be held Monday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for summer positions, or simply connect with students who are seeking jobs. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake.  If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

New freshmen and continuing students may apply for 2018-2019 scholarships

Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals at UW-Green Bay. A wide variety of funding opportunities exist thanks to the generosity of donors.  Qualified incoming freshmen and continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards, including one for children of University employees with at least half-time appointments.  The deadline to apply for these funds is Feb. 15, 2018.  Review the Scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships! For more information, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920/465-2556.

Lexi Kinnard named UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year

Chancellor Miller and Lexi Kinnard

Congratulations to Lexi Kinnard, named UW-Green Bay’s student employee of the year at a recognition ceremony on Monday (April 10, 2017). Kinnard works as the lead student building supervisor for the Kress Events Center, and was nominated by Tim Helein. Lexi is responsible for building supervision nights, weekends and when professional staff are not present. Her duties include direct supervision of student employees, scheduling and training. She is able to manage all components of the Kress Center including membership and guest relations. Helein had this to say about Kinnard, “Any expectations I have of Lexi would not equal the expectations she has placed upon herself. The personal ownership and initiative that Lexi applies to her work and her life by getting involved in a variety of ways exemplifies her dedication and desire to succeed.” Watch for more on the event and the other nominees and award winners in a future Log.

 

Deadline approaching for PEO scholarships

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 21, 2017 for the Greater Green Bay P.E.O. scholarships for Brown County women. Qualified applicants are high school graduates who have had their education interrupted and have re-entered or wish to re-enter a post-secondary institution. The grants range up to $7,000 and are need based. Last year, grants awarded to women in Brown County totaled $59,000. Applications are available from UW-Green Bay’s financial aid office or by requesting a scholarship application from Georgia Miller at georgiagreenbay@gmail.com. Funds for these grants are made possible from the proceeds of the annual P.E.O. Gallerie of Shoppes (held this past year at the KI Convention Center).