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    Budget 101
    Budget 101 is an overview of UW-L's $220 million budget that is presented annually to the Joint Planning and Budget Committee. This presentation will provide an overview of the university's expenditure budgets for GPR and PR funded units and include the basics of terms, policies, and guidelines for the budget process. Budget 101 will also include information on how the UW-L budget is impacted by the State and UW System.
    Presenter: Bob Hetzel, Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance 
    9-9:45 a.m. (332 Cartwright Center)
    2:15-3 p.m. (332 Cartwright Center)

    Presentation: UW-L Budget and Buildings 101

    Benefits Are An Asset: What Is Your Net Worth? 
    Information will include information on life events, life insurance and retirement. All questions are welcome.
    Presenter: Cedric Steine, Payroll & Benefits Specialist, UW-L Human Resources 
    9-9:45 a.m. (339 Cartwright Center)
    2:15-3 p.m. (339 Cartwright Center)

    Presentation: Employee Benefits - What's your net worth?

    Environmental Sustainability at UW-L
    UW-L continues a tradition of incorporating sustainability into academics and operations, including efforts to manage the life cycles of new and old buildings, reduce waste and increase recycling, produce efficient power, and resource conservation. Many students, staff, and faculty participate in enhancing UW-L's environmental sustainability. This session will describe UW-L's accomplishments, plans, and how you can participate in the global environmental sustainability movement on a local level. 
    Presenter: Dan Sweetman - Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Sustainability Program Manager UW-L, Facilities Planning and Management
    9-9:45 a.m. (337 Cartwright Center)
    3:15-4 p.m. (337 Cartwright Center)

    Presentation: Sustainability - Employee Enrichment Day

    Hate/Bias Incidents on Campus 
    This interactive presentation on hate and bias incidents is designed around three concepts: education, exploration and empowerment. Faculty and staff will learn how to define and identify a hate/bias incident versus a hate crime; explore the impact, attraction and escalation of hate; and, ultimately, understand how they can join the campus' hate response team toward creating a hate free campus climate by reporting hate/bias incidents and taking a stand against everyday bigotry
    Presenter: Matt Evensen, Program and Administrative Coordinator, UW-L Campus Climate Office
    Part I: 9-9:45 a.m.; Part II: 10-10:45 a.m. Port O' Call
    Part I: 2:15-3 p.m.; Part II: 3:15-4 p.m. Port O' Call
    Presentation: Hate Crimes on Campus
    How to Be Well @ UW-L
    Work/life balance can be a struggle for anyone. Come discover and share ways to remain well and balanced while living the life of a faculty or staff member at UW-L. Learn and discuss ways to fit healthy behaviors into your lifestyle; such as exercise, mediation, and goal setting. 
    Presenter: Jason Bertrand, Wellness Resource Coordinator UWL, Student Life 
    10-10:45 a.m. (Ward Room, Cartwright Center)
    2:15–3 p.m. (Ward Room, Cartwright Center)
    Presentation: How to be Well @ UW-L
    How to Beat the IRS ... Legally
    This program will provide Information on tax sheltering and setting money aside for medical and dependent care.
    Presenter: Beth Hill, HR Program Officer UW-L, Human Resources 
    10-10:45 a.m. (339 Cartwright Center)
    3:15–4 p.m. (339 Cartwright Center)
    How to Prevent Strains and Back Injuries
    The physical demands on your body from tasks completed at work or at other times can take a toll on your overall well-being. Increase your awareness of risks and actions that can be taken to prevent strains and back injuries. Get common risk factors, everyday actions to reduce musculoskeletal problems, find out how to set up an ergonomically good work environment, and apply good technique. 
    Presenter: Butch Bobenmoyer, OTR, CSCS - Occupational Therapist, Gundersen Health System
    10-10:45 a.m. (337 Cartwright Center)
    2:15-3 p.m. (337 Cartwright Center)
    Keeping Yourself and Your Co-workers Safe on Campus
    Few criminal incidents are unavoidable. Good safety habits and common sense can prevent problems and lead to a safer workplace. We will be sharing some safe, sure ways to protect yourself and property.
    Presenters: Scott Rohde & Brian Oyen, University Police 
    10-10:45 a.m. (332 Cartwright Center)
    3:15-4 p.m. (332 Cartwright Center)
    Morning Keynote - Escape Adulthood: Living & Working with Less Stress and More Success! 
    Stressed? Busy? Overwhelmed? If you've ever wanted to resign from adulthood, you may be struggling with a case of Adultitis. Make your escape! Our passion and energy levels are regularly depleted by Adultitis and the burden of increased regulations and the need to do more with less. We may not be able to be six again, but Jason shares how recapturing wisdom from childhood can help us to reignite our passion, turn stress into laughter, and get more done while having more fun. Jason provides witty observations, humorous anecdotes and real-world techniques that will entertain and inspire the audience to live a richer, more balanced life.
    Presenter: Jason Kotecki, Speaker, Author, and Cartoonist
    **Presenter materials will be available for sale. Check his website to preview.**
    11-12 p,m., Valhalla B, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition
    Afternoon Keynote - Living Low GI in a High GI World: 10 Step Glycemic Stress Management Program that Could Save Your Life! 
    With the current epidemic of obesity and diabetes, more diets, more doctor visits and more medication is not the answer. Knowing about glycemic stress and how to prevent it is. Find out how to reverse the damage to our health using a 10-Step Approach for Glycemic Stress Management and get back on the path to living a wellness lifestyle. After this presentation, you will be able to share:
    • How our "carbohydrate nation" created our carb addiction
    • The role of inflammation and killer fat in the epidemic of obesity and diabetes
    • How to prevent your body from rusting inside from oxidative stress
    • Why diets don't work
    • Why sugar rules and forces you into insulin resistance
    • How the "glycemic index" is a powerful tool and why we don't know about it
    • How anti-oxidants fight free radicals and why we just can't get enough
    • How to choose foods that have a side effect of losing weight
    • The role of supplementation in feeding what our cells need
    • A 10-step action plan for success
    Presenter: Carol Ebert RN, MA, CHES, CWP - Certified Wellness Practitioner, Certified Wellness Coach and Trainer
    1 - 2 p.m., Valhalla B, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition


    Refreshments are sponsored by a University Dining Services Special Promotions grant and AFSCME Local 1449.