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Wearing a face mask and physical distancing during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Cheryl Gittens, interim deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured talking with Lori Reesor, vice chancellor for student affairs, and Argyle Wade, chief of staff, in Reesor’s office in Bascom Hall on September 23, 2020.

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April 21, 2021

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Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Update

On March 1, additional people in the state of Wisconsin became eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. University Health Services is offering vaccines as quickly as possible to members of the campus community who meet eligibility requirements, but limited vaccine supply means there is not yet enough for everyone. UHS will email you when an appointment is available for you; please continue to check your wisc.edu email. Anyone who meets state eligibility may also make vaccine appointments through their health care providers or other vaccination providers in the community. For more information about UW–Madison’s response to COVID-19, including searchable FAQs, go to covidresponse.wisc.edu.
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Sustainability Advisory Council Hosts Listening Sessions

The Sustainability Advisory Council (SAC) will be holding a second round of virtual listening sessions that are open to all members of the campus community. Participants will have an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the SAC’s initial sustainability recommendations for campus leadership. These recommendations address four categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning and Administration. Listening sessions open to employees will be held on Thursday, March 18, noon–1 p.m., and Tuesday, March 23, 7–8 p.m. Advance registration is requested. For more information about sustainability initiatives at UW–Madison, visit sustainability.wisc.edu.
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Weekly Labs and Chats Focus on Active Teaching

Active Teaching Labs offered by DoIT Academic Technology are held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Labs provide instructors with a forum to share how they motivate, engage and more effectively teach students. New this semester, Lab Chats on Thursdays at 1 p.m. extend Lab conversations and focus on applying principles to specific learning environments and contexts.
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Nominations Open for Excellence in Teaching Awards

Nominations are now open for the Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding undergraduate teaching by academic staff. Two members of the academic staff from UW–Madison will be selected for this UW System award. Nominations are submitted online to UW–Madison, not UW System. The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021. The award guidelines and a link to the nomination form are available at acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/awards/uw-system-awards. Please contact the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff at 263-2985 or at pdrc@soas.wisc.edu with any questions.
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