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/.
Please join us for the following MASA Event on October 28th:
A Brownbag group book discussion of the Go Big Read book, Just Mercy. 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 students, faculty, staff and the entire community in a vibrant, academically driven experience. This open-ended, lively discussion is a platform for the exploration of important issues, from a range of perspectives. Join the conversation, read the book and bring your thoughts to our discussion.
Day and Time: October 28th, 12:00PM-1:00PM in Union South (check TITU for room)
MASA will be raffling 15 free copies of the book to academic staff who are planning on attending this event and do not already have a copy of the book. Winners will be announced at the MASA Fall Breakfast on October 1st. You do not need to be present to win, but will be able to receive your copy of the book right away if you are present. Fill out this form to enter. Good luck!
This event and book raffle are free are a great way to learn about MASA. Please bring a friend to the event so that they can see what we are all about.
Please join MASA for a tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
The tour will be held Saturday, June 13th at 10 AM.
Spots are limited, so please register for the tour through this link by June 8th: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0JVIXqH8zbV4cuh
Academic Staff Professional Representation Organization (ASPRO) representative, Kathi Kilgore, will give a legislative update to academic staff!
Day and Time: May 18th, 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location: Union South, Check TITU for room location
Presenter: Kathi Kilgore, Lobbyist, Academic Staff Professionals Representation Organization (ASPRO)
ASPRO is a not-for-profit, membership-driven, professional organization that represents the UW System academic staff and their interests to the State Legislature, the Governor, the Board of Regents, and the public.
Please bring a friend or someone from your unit! You will not want to miss this important update.
We would like to thank all our members who attended our luncheon May 5th and Patrick Sims for speaking to us.
Here are two pictures of the event, courtesy of our MASA treasurer Zach Heise!