Employee Recognition Day Ice Cream Social

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Employee Recognition Day Ice Cream Social

An invitation from Chancellor John Wiley to call UW-Madison employees:

“Every day, our campus relies on all of you to provide a host of functions in support of our institution. Whether you perform research-related duties, support to various academic departments, or ensure classrooms are properly maintained, each of you provides a service crucial for the university to meet its various goals.

One of the small ways we can recognize your efforts is to have our annual “Ice Cream Social.” This year’s social will be held on May 8, from 1:00-2:30, on Bascom Hill. This event coincides with the Governor’s declaration of May 7 as “Employee Recognition Day.”

I hope you can take a break from your busy schedule and stop by for some delicious Babcock ice cream. Many campus leaders will be personally funding this event, as well as rolling up their sleeves (literally) to serve employees.

We hope to see you May 8th!”

MASA Hidden Treasures Tour: The Carillon Tower

Friday, June 6, 2008
MASA Hidden Treasures Tour: The Carillon Tower

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1160 Observatory Drive
Snacks will be served.

University carillonneur Lyle Anderson will lead the MASA members and academic staff mentors and mentees on a tour of the Carillon Tower.

Designed by Arthur Peabody, the UW-Madison carillon was originally dedicated in 1936 with 25 bells. Additions and replacements resulted in the current configuration of 56 bells ranging in size from 15 to 6,823 pounds. Although new bells have been added over the years and the playing console has changed, this remains one of the most distinctive features of the Madison campus.

The UW-Madison Carillon Tower is one of three in Wisconsin, the others being at Marquette University in Milwaukee and First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Bay.

MASA Hidden Treasures Tour: The Cooperative Children’s Book Center

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
MASA Hidden Treasures Tour: The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4290 Helen C. White Hall
600 North Park Street

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is a noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, and receives additional support from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

MASA Hidden Treasures Tour: The Zoology Museum

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Hidden Treasures Tour: The Zoology Museum

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
L.E. Noland Zoology Building
250 North Mills Street

MASA members are invited to attend a special tour of the Zoology Museum, another hidden treasure to be found on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The tour will provide a special look at Galápagos Quest: The Wisconsin Connection. This exhibition celebrates the fascinating and multifaceted natural history of the Galápagos Islands. Attendees will learn about and see specimens gathered by scientists, and tourist photographs taken by both professional and lay visitors to the islands.