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Brian Zimmerman, application development and integration programmer in the Human Resource System Infrastructure Group at the Department of Information Technology, works at his computer station at the 21 North Park Street Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 15, 2018. Zimmerman is one of eight recipients of a 2018 University Staff Recognition Award (USRA).

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September 30, 2023

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Accept Round Two Parking Offers; Apply for Round Three

Parking offers for those who submitted a 2018–19 parking permit application by August 7 were emailed August 8–9. These offers must be accepted and purchased by Tuesday, Aug. 21 or the offer will expire. If you applied and did not receive an offer, you were added to a waiting list and may get an offer in a future round. Those who missed the first two rounds of applications can apply from August 8–21. Bus passes, motorcycle and moped parking permits, and afternoon and night parking permits are available for purchase now through the Transportation Services eBusiness portal. To accept and purchase an offer, visit To apply for a parking permit, visit
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Supplemental Dental Plan Changes for 2019

Changes to the supplemental dental insurance plans will become effective Jan. 1, 2019. These changes should make it easier to determine which supplemental plan is best for you and your family. There will be two supplemental dental insurance plans offered in 2019: the Select Plan and the Select Plus Plan, both administered by Delta Dental. Employees currently enrolled in any of the supplemental dental insurance plans with Dental WI and/or EPIC Benefits+ will be required to make a new dental plan election during the Annual Benefits Enrollment period, Oct. 1–26, 2018, if they wish to have supplemental dental coverage in 2019. Additional information, including premium rates, will be communicated to all employees during Annual Benefits Enrollment.
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Workshops Help Instructors Teach in Canvas

Canvas is now the only centrally supported learning management system (LMS) on campus. Instructors and teaching assistants can learn to make the most of it by attending "Teaching Effectively in Canvas" sessions and technical trainings. A variety of topics will be offered between August 20 and August 31. “Teaching Effectively in Canvas” sessions provide strategies for applying learning principles, assessment, interactive learning, and individual learning. Technical trainings focus on file management, lesser known features of Canvas, and managing grades.
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Volunteers Sought for Move-In Days

University Housing is looking for volunteers to help new incoming students and their families have a great first experience on campus. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles at campus residence halls during move-in. All volunteers will receive a free Badger Buddy T-shirt and a voucher for a free meal in campus dining halls. The four main move-in days are Aug. 26, Aug. 28, Aug. 29, and Aug. 30. Volunteers are most needed on Sunday, Aug. 26. Find more details and sign up for a shift online.
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