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March 4, 2024

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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 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 4 at 1 p.m.
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Academic Staff Institute Registration Open

This year’s Academic Staff Institute (ASI) will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 9 a.m.–12:35 p.m. followed by lunch, at Union South. ASI is an annual professional development conference for UW–Madison academic staff. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address by Sarah Nolan, director of mental health services at UW–Madison, as well as breakout sessions on topics including retirement benefits, self-advocacy, career management, stress relief, interactive classroom learning, the Title and Total Compensation Project, and more. The $14 registration fee includes lunch. Registration is open through March 29 at
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Women and Leadership Symposium Call for Proposals

The Women and Leadership Symposium will take place Wednesday, June 1, at Union South. Those who are interested in presenting at the event are invited to submit a proposal by April 15. Sessions should promote the learning and growth of current and future women leaders; possible session topics are provided on the website. The conference registration fee will be waived for accepted presenters. The symposium is open to anyone interested in women’s advancement. Registration details and an event agenda will be announced soon.
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