Wednesday, November 16, 2016
These dialogues are being facilitated specifically for academic staff, to promote an open and respectful atmosphere for exploring, expressing and learning about diversity issues. Two sessions are schedule on Nov. 16—choose the afternoon or over the noon-hour.
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/hesbBhWhJYNEXg4m2
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
In this session, participants will build confidence, community, teamwork, listening, and decision-making skills using theatrical improvisation techniques. Participants will practice thinking on their feet, listening to others, and communicating with a wide range of audiences by engaging in a series of improvisational games. This session will be active, hands-on, and fun. Join us!
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/DPOP84Mdcgf4LnBn2
Madison Academic Staff Network Members,
Plan to come enjoy great food and great company as we kick off the 2016-17 year with our annual breakfast on Wednesday, September 28th at the University Club from 8:00 to 9:00 am. On the menu will be vegetarian quiche, sausage/bacon, pastries, granola & yogurt, scones, muffins, and fresh fruit.
Please register for the breakfast before Wednesday, September 21th by following this link.
At the breakfast, membership will vote on approving any amendments to our bylaws. A copy of the proposed updates to the bylaws are attached. Please take a look at the bylaws and come with any questions you might have. Please also note that only members are able to vote.
There is no cost to members for attending the breakfast. So come out and enjoy a breakfast on us! If you have colleagues who are interested in becoming part of the Network, bring them with you! Just have them register for breakfast at the link above and they can pay the $10 annual membership fee at the door too.
We are looking forward to seeing you and celebrating the start to another great year!
We would like to thank our members who came out and joined us at our annual Spring Luncheon. The final count for the luncheon was 61 members! Our speaker, Diana Hess, gave us a thought provoking talk on the meaning of the Wisconsin Idea. As Dean of the School of Education, she has worked with Wisconsinites around the state to foster communication between academics and the public.
Nominations were also taken for open positions on the MASA board. Currently the board is looking for a new Treasurer and a new President Elect. If you would like to name yourself or another staff member as a nominee, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MASA members, the annual Spring Luncheon is coming up!
Please join us Monday May 9th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the University Club.
Our featured speaker is Diana Hess, Dean of the School of Education at UW-Madison.
Please register by May 3rd. Cost is $6 for lunch; or $16 buys you lunch AND a 2016-17 MASA membership renewal!