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Rowan Calyx, administrative support in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, works is his office in Vilas Hall on June 23, 2022. Calyx is a recipient of a 2022 University Staff Recognition Award.

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February 8, 2023

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COVID-19 and Staying Healthy This Fall

The university is providing support to enhance campus public health while maintaining instruction, programs, and services this fall. This includes offering — at no cost — COVID-19 vaccines, high-efficiency masks, and COVID-19 testing. UHS will soon begin offering updated booster shots that protect against both the original strain of virus and newer Omicron variants. Check MyUHS at for appointments. Everyone is strongly encouraged to use these tools as needed to limit the spread of the virus. Please continue to monitor for updates.
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Academic Staff Professional Development Grants Offered

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2022 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant program. The program is offered to academic staff members who meet the eligibility requirements and hold at least a 50 percent appointment. Grants are for activities beginning between January 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023. There will be informational sessions offered virtually on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. The deadline to submit completed applications to one’s department chair or unit head is Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.
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Student Employment Supervisor Series Begins

The Student Employment Supervisor Series: Lead, Develop, Grow will begin on September 20, 2022, and will meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. via Zoom. This virtual professional development series engages student employment supervisors across campus to discuss various topics that impact UW‒Madison students and the student employment experience. The series will focus on timely topics that ensure best practices and enhance student employment at UW‒Madison.
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Retreat Looks at Reducing Linguistic Bias in Education

The Teaching Academy will host a hybrid Fall Retreat, with in-person sessions held at Gordon Commons and virtual sessions held via Zoom, on Friday, Sept. 30, 9‒11 a.m. This year’s theme is “Addressing Linguistic Bias to Support All Learners.” The retreat will explore and address linguistic bias to better support learners for whom a language other than English is their first language, as well as learners for whom academic standard varieties of English are not their dominant language. Doors and Zoom open at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and light refreshments will be served at Gordon Commons. Register in advance.
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