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  • July 01, 2019 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's the last day to register.  Hope you can join us!

  • June 10, 2019 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is still time to register for the tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery and lunch.   Hope you can join us!    

    Here is the link:

  • March 06, 2019 11:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf and the Ombuds Office are currently searching for several new ombuds to begin service on July 1, 2019.

    Based on current priorities of the ombuds team, the office is seeking recently retired faculty and staff with broad university experience. Governance and/or administrative experience/leadership skills in conflict management will be considered a plus. Successful applicants must enjoy working with people and contributing fully to the work of the Ombuds Office.

    The Ombuds Office was created to provide an alternative resource for all UW–Madison employees (faculty, academic staff, university staff, graduate students, post-docs, and student staff members) seeking assistance with work related issues.

    The Ombuds Office is comprised of five retired UW employees representing faculty and staff whose expertise comes from decades of service to the campus in wide variety of different disciplines and positions. Ombuds are selected to achieve the greatest breadth and depth of university experience. Ombuds generally serve a term of three years.

    See   for information about how to apply and application materials.

  • March 01, 2019 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did you know that March is learning disabilities awareness month, women’s history month, and self-harm awareness month?  Today, I read an interesting quote from Fred Rogers: “As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has – or ever will have -– something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”

  • January 19, 2019 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Take a trip down memory lane with us to a means of transportation that is long gone.  Join us to learn about electric trains and streetcars, and the East Troy Railroad Museum.  Learn when you can experience a ride and luxury dinner! 

    There is still time to register for the East Troy Railroad Museum presentation on January 31 at Capitol Lakes (10:00 a.m.)   Register now!

  • January 10, 2019 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for  the Intro to LIVING LEDGER program scheduled on Tuesday, March 5 (10 a.m. to noon) at Oakwood, University Woods.  Attendance is limited so register early.  See the event announcement for details.

  • December 26, 2018 8:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May every kind of joy and beauty fill your world this holiday season and throughout the new year!

  • December 01, 2018 7:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There was a software glitch and unfortunately newsletter was sent twice.  My sincerest apologies for filling your mailboxes!

  • November 01, 2018 10:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Help Improve Your ETF Website Experience
    The Department of Employee Trust Funds would value your feedback as it plans the redesign of its website. The new site will offer simpler language, better navigation, and a more intuitive and effective search tool. The first phase of the redesigned site will roll out in 2019.
    If you are interested in sharing your feedback, please complete the briief ETF website survey (  by November 21, 2018. ETF will use your input to assist in developing an online experience that meets your needs. If you are interested in participating in future testing and/or feedback opportunities, please include your email address in the last question.

  • October 17, 2018 7:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    for the Landscapes of will take home your own terrarium to bring of the outside into your home, condo or apartment.  Click here to register now!

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Madison, WI 53715-1218


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