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  • Become a Candidate for University Staff Congress

    Seats are now open in the University Staff Congress. University Staff who would like to serve on the Congress are invited to declare their candidacy. Congress members meet with campus administration and have a voice in discussions about campus policy. Members meet once a month for a one-year term and participate without loss of pay. Elections will be held to determine the Congress representatives from each district. To become a candidate for Congress, send an email stating that you wish to run for Congress to John Lease, Secretary of the University Staff, at john.lease@wisc.edu. You can also visit the Office of the Secretary in 271 Bascom Hall during regular business hours. Language assistance is available. The last day to self-nominate is April 5 at 1 p.m. Learn more at ous.wisc.edu/elections.

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  • Regent Street Closure to Impact Travel Near Campus

    Regent Street will be closed between East Campus Mall and Park Street this Friday through Sunday, March 24‒26. Traffic will detour via West Washington Avenue and South Park Street. Lot 29 (North Park Street Ramp) and Regent Street’s southern sidewalk will be open. Details are available at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Diversity Forum Seeks Proposals for Breakout Sessions

    The Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) is seeking proposals for breakout sessions for the annual Diversity Forum, scheduled for November 14‒15 at Union South. The theme for the 2023 Diversity Forum is “Bridging the Divide: Realizing Belonging While Engaging Difference.” The 75-minute breakout sessions — which can be workshops, panel discussions, or lectures — will be facilitated in person and streamed online for virtual attendees. Submissions are due April 30. More information can be found at diversityforum.wisc.edu.

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  • Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center to Open April 24

    The Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center is scheduled to open on April 24 on the site of the old Natatorium. It will have spaces dedicated to wellbeing, strength and cardio equipment, a teaching kitchen, an ice rink, sports simulators, a rooftop fitness area and more. Meanwhile, the Shell’s last open day will be April 19. The last open day for the Frank Holt Center in Lakeshore will be April 2.

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  • Nominations Open for FP&M Recognition Awards

    Each year, Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) recognizes employees whose work adds value to UW‒Madison. Nominations are now being accepted for the FP&M 2023 Employee Recognition Awards. FP&M staff work behind the scenes keeping campus running day and night. They are responsible for the planning, maintenance, operations, safety, and sustainability of all 936 acres of campus. Any member of the campus community can nominate an FP&M employee or team for an award. Complete the nomination form online or print and submit a form in any of six languages. The nomination deadline is March 24. Learn more at go.wisc.edu/nominate-fpm.

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  • Fireside Chat with NSF’s Dr. Erwin Gianchandani

    In a fireside chat on March 23, Dr. Erwin Gianchandani will share insight on the newly-formed Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) within the National Science Foundation. TIP advances use-inspired and translational research. The College of Letters & Science invites faculty and researchers to attend the event in the Discovery’s Building’s DeLuca Forum or virtually. Register by March 20 to reserve a seat or be sent a link to attend virtually.

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  • Registration Open for 2023 Teaching & Learning Symposium

    The 2023 Teaching & Learning Symposium, “Fostering Belonging, Bridging Divides,” will take place on Tuesday, May 18, at Union South. The event brings together colleagues from across campus to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, discuss new pedagogy, and explore ways to enrich the learning experience on campus. The keynote speaker will be Geoffrey L. Cohen, Stanford University professor and author of “Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides.” The event will also feature remarks by Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and breakout and poster sessions. Register by May 2.

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  • Help Make UW–Madison A Drug-Free Workplace

    All faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute to a drug-free workplace. You can do this by learning the facts about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid substance abuse, and knowing where you or others can go for help with a drug or alcohol problem. The laws and expectations regarding substance abuse apply to all members of the UW–Madison campus community. You can review this information and find resources for drug and alcohol abuse prevention at go.wisc.edu/j15c7c.

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  • Shamrock Shuffle and Walnut Closure to Impact Travel

    Shamrock Shuffle race events will impact transit and cause delays throughout campus Saturday morning, March 11, including bus detours. West campus will also be affected by a weeklong roadway closure; Walnut Street will be closed south of Linden Drive due to railroad bridge repair work March 11‒19. Traffic will detour to Highland Avenue. For details, visit transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Multilingual Sessions Review Retirement Benefits

    UW‒Madison Benefits Services and Cultural Linguistic Services will be presenting two sessions to help employees learn about their UW retirement benefits and how to prepare for a secure financial future. A late-night session for second and third shift employees will be held on Tuesday, March, 21, 11 p.m.‒1 a.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC). A daytime session will be held on Thursday, March 23, 1‒3 p.m. at Gordon Dining & Event Center. Both sessions will be offered in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali. No registration is required, and employees may attend on their work time. Supervisors are encouraged to approve employee requests to attend.

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