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Gay Thomas, administration program specialist in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, holds a focus-group meeting in Signe Skott Cooper Hall on March 28, 2018. Thomas is a recipient of a 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Award.

Employee News

February 8, 2023

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Workplace Workouts Come to Campus

The Workplace Workout program offered by UW–Madison Recreational Sports (“Rec Sports”) invites employees to get up and move for better fitness and health. Personal trainers lead weekly lunchtime workouts and exercises that can be done anywhere. Workouts will be held on Tuesdays, February 5–March 12, 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Memorial Union. Wednesday sessions will be offered February 6–March 13, 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Union South. Each session includes six classes for $30. All fitness levels are welcome, and a Rec Sports membership is not required to participate. Register at
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Office Professionals Conference Call for Proposals

The 29th Annual Office Professionals Conference will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Union South. Those who wish to present at the conference are invited to submit session proposals by Friday, Feb. 15. Conference organizers are seeking proposals on these topics: building influence, campus resources, relationship building, workplace skills, wellness, and engagement, inclusion, and diversity. Registration is also open for the conference, which offers UW–Madison employees skill building, networking, and practical tools for personal enrichment and professional development. Early bird registration is $100 for those who register and pay by February 15.
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Regents' Academic Staff Excellence Awards Nominations Due

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Regents’ Academic Staff Excellence Awards. These awards recognize non-instructional academic staff. Across UW System, there will be two individual recipients, and a third award to honor an outstanding program. The awards will be presented at the June 7, 2019 meeting of the Board of Regents. Awards criteria and nomination guidelines are available online. All nomination materials should be submitted through the application website. If you have questions, please contact Jake Smith at or 263-2985. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 8.
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Hazardous Weather Discount on Overnight Stays

The Lowell Center, Fluno Center, and Wisconsin Union Hotel all offer a discounted rate on overnight accommodations to UW–Madison employees when winter travel may be dangerous due to road conditions or bitterly cold temperatures. Rooms are subject to availability. Proof of UW employment will be requested. To inquire about the hazardous weather discount or book a room, contact Lowell Center at 256-2621, the Fluno Center at 441-7117, or the Wisconsin Union at 263-2600.
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