Snowshoe/Walk on the Lake – UPDATE

UPDATE: No snow (or ice), means no snowshoeing or walking across the lake!

So, instead of the Snowshoe/Walk on the Lake event scheduled for Friday, meet up with MASN academic staff colleagues at der Rathskeller in the newly re-opened Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 24, 3:30pm-5:30pm. No registration required.

We hope to see you there!


Friday, February 24, 2017


Meeting at Mendota Lodge Room, Memorial Union/Outdoor UW


This event features a snowshoe walk (or regular walk–snowshoes not required!) on Lake Mendota with academic staff colleagues, just for the fun of it! Picnic Point will be our destination and hot chocolate around a blazing fire our reward. Hoofers will have snowshoes and poles available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis (approx. $14 for snowshoes and poles).

We’ll meet at 3:30pm at the Mendota Lodge Room at Memorial Union/Outdoor UW to get outfitted and otherwise set before heading out together. We’ll plan to return there by 5:30, but return time is certainly flexible for those who want a shorter or longer trek, or more time by the fire.

Register here:



MASN Winter Social (2017)

Madison Academic Staff Network Annual Winter Social

Thursday, January 19, 2017
4:45PM – 7:00PM

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

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

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

Improvisation to Improve Communication and Creativity

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:

Fall Breakfast September 28th

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!