A Perspective on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 & Thursday, February 20, 2014
A Perspective on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
David Stella, former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) and current AARP Wisconsin State President

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location (for 2/18/14):  Union South, see TITU
Location (for 2/20/14):  Health Sciences Learning Center, room 1335

David Stella will talk about the status and future of the WRS.

Please join us for this informative presentation!

MASA Winter Social

Thursday, January 16, 2014
MASA Winter Social

4:45PM – 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 other academic staff friends if you like.

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.

Thriving: Maintaining Health and Happiness During Stressful Times

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thriving: Maintaining Health and Happiness During Stressful Times

Bob McGrath, PsyD, ABPP – Licensed Psychologist and Coordinator of Mind/Body Wellness Services at University Health Services

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location:  Union South, see TITU

Bob has been with UW-Madison for 23 years and enjoys talking with staff about mind/body wellness.  Come for this informal session on managing stress in our lives.

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ)

Monday, November 4, 2013
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ)

Andy Hall, Executive Director of the WCIJ
Greg Downey, Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC), UW-Madison

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location:  Room 1441 Genetics-Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall

WCIJ was in the news this summer, and that may have been the first time you heard about the Center!  Come hear about their work, the relationship between WCIJ and UW-Madison SJMC, and about the role/state of investigative journalism today.

We look forward to seeing you!

Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) Panel

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Panel of Members from CASI
Panel Members:

Tom Zinnen, Graduate School CASI
Jenny Lee, School of Human Ecology CASI
Bill Tishler, Division of Continuing Studies CASI
Ann Fillback Watt, School of Education CASI

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location:  Room 2350 School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 Linden Drive

Each school/college/division has a CASI that advises the Dean or Director on the formulation and review of all policies and procedures concerning its academic staff members.  Come hear from 4 colleagues about how their CASI functions and what it is like to serve on one.

Please join us for this informative session!