History and Culture of the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin

Brownbag presentation on the History and Culture of the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin featuring Aaron Bird Bear, Interim Assistant Dean of Student Diversity Programs at UW-Madison.

Thurs., Feb 25, from noon-1:00 in Union South

This is a great way to learn more about the rich culture of native American tribes who also call our state home!

MASA Winter Social (2016)

MASA Annual Winter Social
Thursday, January 7, 2016
4:30PM – 7:00PM

Location:  Smitty’s Study Pub – 8th Floor of the Fluno Ctr, 601 University Ave.

Come have a drink on MASA and visit with academic staff colleagues in the cozy pub atop the Fluno Center!
Bring a colleague!

This event is free to MASA members. Those wishing to join can do so at the event. MASA membership is only $10 for the year and can be paid by cash or check at the door.

Washburn Observatory Tour

Please Join us Wednesday, Nov 18th for a tour of Washburn Observatory:

The Washburn Observatory was the first ever observatory at UW-Madison and when it was completed in 1881 it was the third largest in the United States. It is a fascinating historic building that is now one of the oldest observatories in the country.

We are being hosted for a private tour by Arthur Eigenbrot of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department. The dome is not entirely enclosed so please dress appropriately.

Day and Time: November 18th, 4:30-5:30

Location: Washburn Observatory, 1401 Observatory Drive We are meeting outside of the observatory entrance, which is on the opposite side of the building from Observatory Drive.

This event is free and is a great way to introduce others to MASA. Please bring a friend so they can see what we are all about!


Thank you!

Go Big Read Brownbag Book Discussion

Please Join us for the following MASA Fall Event this Wednesday, Oct 28th:

Go Big Read is UW–Madison’s common-reading program. It has thousands of people reading, talking and sharing their reactions and opinions. The idea is to engage our campus community in a vibrant, academically driven experience. We hope you will join the conversation and bring your thoughts to the table as MASA leads a book discussion for academic staff on the Go Big Read book, Just Mercy.

Day and Time: October 28th, 12:00PM-1:00PM

Location: Union South, Check TITU for room location

This event is free and is a great way to introduce others to MASA. Please bring a friend so they can see what we are all about!


Thank you!


MASA Fall Breakfast

Reminder! Come enjoy the great company of your fellow MASA members as we kick off the 2015-16 year with our annual breakfast on Thursday October 1st at 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.

In addition to meeting the new board and hearing about the coming year’s events, we will be asking the membership to vote on the attached changes to the bylaws. The purpose of the revisions is to bring the bylaws in line with our current practices related to our objectives, membership and positions of President, President-Elect, and Secretary.

Please register for the breakfast by September 23rd using this link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9H8UKZ4JbhqnAMt

There is no cost to you for attending the breakfast.

If you have colleagues who are interested in becoming part of MASA, bring them with you! Just have them register for breakfast at the link above; they can pay the $10 annual membership fee at the door. And of course membership can always be started by visiting the MASA website here http://uwmasa.com/membership/.