News for Employees
Free Bicycle Class: Hub Overhaul Demo
Free class taught by We Are All Mechanics. The instructor will take apart a wheel hub and demonstrate repacking of wheel bearings. The inner workings of this simple but mysterious bicycle maintenance task will be revealed. Free Planet Bike blinky light set to the first 5 attendees. Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 p.m at the University Bicycle Resource Center.
Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social: May 5
The annual Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social is set for Thursday, May 5. Free ice cream on Bascom Hill from 1 p.m until 2:30 p.m., or until we run out, whichever comes first. Rain location: Birge Hall lobby.
HR Forums: April 28 & May 2
In an ongoing, campus-wide effort to ensure that all employees understand and are engaged with the human resources issues that affect them, the Office of Human Resources announces two new HR forums. Learn more about employee choice, how the potential changes in FLSA might affect you, and the campus-wide job title and compensation study. Sessions will be conducted in English, Spanish, Hmong, Mandarin Chinese and Tibetan.
Transportation Notice: Spring Football Game
The Wisconsin Badger Spring Football Game is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. Special Events staff will be present at parking lots from 6:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to assist attendees. Please allow extra time and drive carefully as we expect a large number of visitors for this event.
Host a Program or Event at Wisconsin Science Festival
The Wisconsin Science Festival, which engages tens of thousands of people each year, is seeking participation from campus groups. You can take part by hosting a program or open house at your location and/or leading a station as part of the Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building. The Festival will be held October 20-23. Deadline to submit is June 17.
April 11-15: Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week
Two statewide tornado drills will be held on Thursday, April 14: a statewide mock tornado watch at 1:00 p.m. and mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. and a second tornado warning at 6:55 p.m. In the event there is severe weather reported anywhere in the state, the drill will be postponed until Friday, April 15.
Crazylegs Classic: April 30
Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to take part in the 35th Annual Crazylegs Classic. An 8K run or 2-mile walk through campus starts at the Capitol Square and finishes inside Camp Randall Stadium. Post-race entertainment provided by Madison County.
Free Class: Shifting and Derailleurs
Free class taught by We Are All Mechanics. Learn the basics about how your bicycle’s gears work and how to keep them shifting smoothly. Bring your bike or look on with another student. Free Planet Bike blinky light set to the first 5 attendees! Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at University Bicycle Resource Center.
West Campus Traffic Delays
Construction has begun on the UW Hospital Parking Ramp (Lot 75) including roadwork on Highland Avenue in front of the ramp. Construction is expected to last through early June. The project also includes work on the intersection of Highland Ave. and Observatory Dr. Drivers should expect delays and the need to use temporary pavement.
Help Foster Inclusion and Community
The Chancellor’s Office is seeking students, faculty and staff who have ideas for building a stronger, more inclusive community. Collaborative approaches across departments, divisions, schools and student organizations are encouraged. Submit your proposal online by April 21.