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Araceli Alonso, senior lecturer in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaches during her WS535: Women's Global Health and Human Rights course in Sterling Hall. Alonso is a recipient of a 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Award.

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February 9, 2023

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Well Wisconsin Program Offers Resources and Incentive

Well Wisconsin is a voluntary wellness program available at no cost to UW–Madison employees, their spouses, and retirees who are enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program. The program offers resources that can help participants set goals, track their progress, and stay motivated. Participants can earn a $150 incentive in 2022 by completing the health assessment, a health check, and one well-bring activity by October 14, 2022. There are a number of well-being activities to choose from based on one’s personal needs and interests. To participate, log in or register on the WebMD ONE website at (use code SOWI) or download the Wellness At Your Side mobile app through the App Store or on Google Play (use code SOWI). You can also contact the WebMD HelpLine at 800-821-6591.
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Teaching and Learning Symposium Registration Open

The 2022 Teaching and Learning Symposium will be held virtually on Thursday, May 19, from 9–11:30 a.m. The symposium provides an opportunity to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, and discuss new learning and teaching practices and theories in a forum dedicated to enriching the student learning experience. This year’s theme, “Building an Inclusive Community of Care,” focuses on active and inclusive teaching practices that foster a learning environment that values both instructors’ and students’ life experiences, promotes deeper learning, and inspires critical inquiry. The event will include time for networking and discussion. The symposium is designed for faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students and is offered at no cost. Registration is required.
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Workshop Develops Emotional Intelligence Skills

A three-part workshop, Emotional Intelligence@Work, is available at no cost to UW-Madison faculty and staff. The workshop is designed to build Emotional Intelligence (EQ) skills through a series of interactive workshops and small group exercises experienced as a cohort. EQ can improve and enhance relationships, foster inclusive communication and decision-making, and maximize emotionally intelligent strategies in one’s work and personal life. The workshop is offered in person and meets for 2.5-hour sessions on April 19, May 3, and May 17 from 1–3:30 p.m. Space is limited in order to support the cohort learning model. Register at by Tuesday, April 19.
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