‘Breaking Up With Sugar’ is July 9 Lunch n’ Learn

If you have ever struggled with sugar cravings, this Lunch n’ Learn is for you! Next Thursday (July 9), between 12:15 and 1 p.m. in the 1965 Room, guest presenter Celeste Faye (daughter of UWGB’s own Linda Parins) will examine the six motivators responsible for sugar cravings. She’ll also advise on how to go beyond diets, detoxes and exercise regimes to understand how you can get control over your sugar cravings, and she’ll also address whether sugar in moderation can still be part of a healthy lifestyle. (She’ll bring a delicious sugar-reduced dessert for sampling.) Feel free to bring your lunch. To register, go to http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IKiqW6sdkvB4rP. Read more on the program and presenter.

Friday’s Wellness Committee session targets financial health

It’s a Wellness Lunch and Learn on “Building your Budget,” taking place from 12:15 to 1 p.m. this Friday (March 20) in University Union Room 103. Join financial expert Wayne Resch from the UW Credit Union in an interactive discussion about how to make and maintain a sensible, effective budget. Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events.

Healthy Campus: Wellness Committee Promotes Overall Employee Health

top-wellness-storyWhether it is through promoting exercise, healthy eating, or even ergonomics, UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee is devoted to keeping employees healthy.

The committee focuses on physical, occupational, emotional, social, fiscal, environmental, intellectual and nutritional wellness. The next program, “Heart Healthy Living,” is scheduled for Thursday, February 19 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Alumni A and B of the University Union.

wellness-2In order to promote these wellness topics, the committee holds several events throughout the year, such as monthly Lunch and Learns and quarterly wellness challenges. They also write a monthly newsletter focusing on the same topic as that month’s Lunch and Learn. Activities vary, and partners are plentiful.

“We had a step in to spring challenge, we’ve done that a couple years now, and that’s where (participants) are able to create teams and track all of their physical activities for the month,” says Kimberly Danielson, chair of the Wellness Committee. “We partner with the American Heart Association, the My Start tool, where it’s easy to put in activities whether it’s vacuuming or cleaning the house or out walking or riding a bike. They’re able to track that and we use that as a friendly competition.”

wellness-4While the committee’s programming is targeted toward employees, students are welcome to attend as well. The committee will occasionally partner with the Healthy Choices Taskforce, which creates wellness programing aimed at students, or other campus organizations to plan events.

“The 9/11 walk, that was open to everybody,” Danielson said. “We partnered with Vets for Vets Club which is a student organization and so we’re trying to reach out and partner with everybody we can.”

The committee has also promoted wellness off campus, by encouraging employees to join community events.

“We have a corporate team for the Bellin Run. The last few years that’s been really successful and people have really liked that they can sign up through the committee. We’re just trying to find ways to promote what events are out there that people might not be aware of,” Danielson said.

wellness-5“We’re looking for ways to promote, and to be healthy and active in whatever shape or form that is,” she said, “We just want to provide opportunities for employees to think about how they can make positive changes in their life.”

The committee had its founding in early 2012, when several employees gathered to begin a walking program on campus. They discussed a greater need for wellness promotion on campus. It is now comprised of employees from four areas of campus: Human Resources, the Counseling and Health Center, the Kress Events Center, and a liaison with the A’viands who is a wellness dietician. Committee members hope to add one employee from each of the employee classifications on a rotating basis.
Written by Katelyn Staaben, editorial intern, Marketing and University Communication
Photos submitted.

Caring for the aged and dementia victims

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee presents another program in its series of Wellness Lunch and Learn sessions. From 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 11) in the Union’s Heritage Room, the topic will be “Caring for an Aging Loved One & Resources for Dementia.” Nicolette Miller, a dementia care specialist at the Aging and Disability Resources Center of Brown County, is the featured speaker. www.uwgb.edu/hr/benefits/wellness/

Reminder: Wednesday lunch and learn on Employee Assistance Program

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents the next in its series of Wellness Lunch and Learn programs with “How could the Employee Assistance Program help me or a co-worker?” The session runs from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday (July 16) in Student Services Room 1400, with senior counselor Greg Smith as presenter.

Reminder: Ergonomics Lunch and Learn is next week

Already distributed campus-wide but repeated here for the record, the UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee will present “Computer Workstation Ergonomics,” a Wellness Lunch and Learn, from 12:10-1 p.m. Thursday, June 12 in Phoenix Room C. The session will feature University Safety Manager Jill Fermanich offering information and helpful tips on ergonomics, giving attendees practical ways they can improve their workspace and be more comfortable and healthy at work. Check out the Wellness Committee website for more information on the group and its programming.

Reminder: Beginner’s Yoga

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee hosts another of its Lunch and Learn program. The site is the campus quad from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. next week, Wednesday (May 28). The rain site is Phoenix Room A. Whether you’ve tried yoga before or not, “Beginner’s Yoga” is a chance to learn form and theories for all levels of fitness from Kress Events Center yoga instructor and personal trainer Liz Brandt.

ATS Lunch & Learn: Gradebooks and Dropboxes

In this workshop your friendly ATS staff will go over how to set up gradebooks and dropboxes that won’t raise your blood pressure too high as the semester winds up and winds down. As a bonus, they will explore the ins and outs of Turnitin. The workshops will be held from noon-12:45 p.m. Monday, April 21 and 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in IS 1004. For a complete listing of D2L workshops, see: www.uwgb.edu/ltc/lnl.asp.