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  • Ice Cream Social with Chancellor Mnookin Tomorrow

    In celebration of Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin’s first day on campus, all UW–Madison students, faculty, and staff are invited to join her on Bascom Hill for an ice cream social Thursday, August 4 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. A variety of Babcock ice cream flavors will be available, including gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar free options (while supplies last). Information is available online in multiple languages.

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  • Second and Third Shift Employees Invited to Join Chancellor Mnookin for Refreshments

    During her first days on campus, Chancellor Mnookin wants to meet and acknowledge those UW–Madison employees who work the second and third shifts on campus. Employees are invited to join the chancellor for bakery treats, fresh fruit, and coffee on Monday, August 8 from 11 p.m. to midnight at Union South, Varsity Hall, 1308 W. Dayton St. Parking in Lot 80 (Union South Parking Garage) for this event will be free between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Additional parking will also be available in Lots 56, 54 and 45. Information is available online in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali.

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  • Learn about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Temporary Waiver

    The Connect, Learn and Grow online learning series will present a session on “Navigating Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Its Temporary Waiver” on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 1-2 p.m. Thousands of student loan borrowers are qualifying to have the remainder of their federal student loan balance forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and that number is only increasing due to its recent but temporary expansion. In this session, you will learn about the requirements for the PSLF program and its temporary waiver, how you may benefit from it, and what borrowers need to do before the temporary waiver expires on Oct. 31, 2022. Register in advance at no cost to receive the Zoom link.

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  • Employee bus passes and certain parking permits now available

    Employee bus passes and afternoon, night, moped, and motorcycle permits for the 2022–23 year (valid Sept. 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2023) are now available for purchase through the Transportation Services eBusiness portal (go.wisc.edu/tsebusiness) or at one of the Transportation Services offices. Detailed parking information can be found at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Reduced-cost campus parking program expanded

    The reduced-cost campus parking permit program is being expanded for the 2022‒23 parking year. There are two main changes. The salary threshold will increase, and reduced-cost permits will now be available wherever full-price annual base lot permits are offered. Detailed parking information can be found at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Survey Invites Feedback on Policy Library

    The UW–Madison Policy Library, available at policy.wisc.edu, is the single, up-to-date resource for all university-level policies. All campus constituents are invited to provide feedback about their experience using the library by completing a brief user experience survey. The results will be used to continue to make improvements to the policy library.

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  • Applications Open for Leadership Institute

    The Learning Communities for Institutional Change & Excellence (LCICE) is accepting applications to join the Leadership Institute for the upcoming fall semester. Leadership Institute is a space for people engaging formally or informally with diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work at UW–Madison. It upends the traditional definition of “leadership” based on position and hierarchy to build opportunities for all participants to hone their leadership capacities, commitment, and agency to be leaders of societal change toward equity and justice. A substantial time commitment is required, including two to three hours per week with required self-work between sessions. Applications are due by Monday, Aug. 1, to be prioritized for the limited number of spaces in the fall 2022 cohort.

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  • Courses Develop Personal Leadership Skills

    Fully Prepared to Lead is a competency-based professional development program available to UWMadison employees at no cost. Participants can choose the courses that work best for them, or can choose to complete the Certificate of Leadership Competency. Leadership is demonstrated in actions and behaviors, not in one’s position or authority. The courses focus on what individuals can control to influence positive changes in their work environment. Courses upcoming in August include Coaching and Developing Others (virtual), Modes of Conflict Management (classroom), Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback (virtual), and others. Advance registration is required. The program is offered by Learning and Talent Development.

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  • Update on 2022–23 parking applications and offers

    Parking offer assignment letters will be emailed late this week to those who submitted a 2022–23 parking application before June 10. Offers will also be listed in the eBusiness portal at transportation.wisc.edu/ebusiness. If you do not receive an offer, you will be placed on a waiting list for future rounds. Those who want to accept and purchase their offers must do so by August 2. The second 2022–23 parking application period is scheduled for July 21–August 2 and another round of parking offers will be emailed August 3–4. A third application and offer round will occur in late August. Employee bus passes, afternoon, night, moped, and motorcycle permits for 2022–23 go on sale August 1; there is no application process for these products. For more parking and transportation details, visit transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • The Discussion Project Accepting Applications for New Courses

    The Discussion Project is a professional development series designed to strengthen UW–Madison’s capacity to create welcoming, engaging, and academically rigorous classroom environments by better engaging students in classroom discussions. Applications are now open for The Discussion Project’s in-person courses starting in August 2022 and January 2023. This three-day professional learning opportunity focuses on developing skills in leading high-quality small- and large-group discussion in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. The course is free and open to all UW–Madison instructors, including faculty, academic staff, and graduate students.

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