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  • November 18, 2020 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the new physical distancing guidelines and the continued increase in cases, the presentation by Dane County and Madison Leaders is even more timely.  Join us December 1, 10:00 a.m.-Noon.  Register now !

  • November 17, 2020 2:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year’s Diversity Forum explored a convergence of issues from racial equity and social justice to health care disparities and COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities. Watch (or re-watch) sessions from the two-day conference now at and visit the Diversity Forum Resources page.

  • September 21, 2020 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Department of Employee Trust Funds is hosting a series of webinars for members to learn about health benefits and connect with health plans and other vendors during open enrollment. These sessions will provide the same personal touch as a benefit fair visit from the safety of your own home or workplace.

    Check out:

  • June 19, 2020 7:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read about the "Smart Restart" comprehensive plan for resuming campus activities at

  • April 21, 2020 6:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Virtual Book Launch for A History of the University of Wisconsin System

    Wednesday, April 29

    12 – 1 pm

    Webex Event (virtual)

    Join WISCAPE for a virtual conversation with Patricia A. Brady, author of the soon-to-be-released A History of the University of Wisconsin System ​from UW Press

    From the book description:   

    A tumultuous 1971 merger that combined all of the state’s public colleges and universities into a single entity led to the creation of the University of Wisconsin System. Drawing on decades of previously unpublished sources, Patricia A. Brady details the System’s full history from its origin to the present, illuminating complex networks among and within the campuses and an evolving relationship with the state.

    The UW System serves as a powerful case study for how broad, national trends in higher education take shape on the ground. Brady illustrates the ways culture wars have played out on campuses and the pressures that have mounted as universities have shifted to a student-as-consumer approach. This is the essential, unvarnished story of the unique collection of institutions that serve Wisconsin and the world—and a convincing argument for why recognizing and reinvesting in the System is critically important for the economic and civic future of the state and its citizens.

    Brady will discuss key moments in the UW System's history that have implications for the future success of the system's campuses, and UW-Madison in particular. There will also be ample time for attendees to ask questions, and participants will receive information on how to order the book at a special, promotional price. 

    This event is free and open to the public​! However, please ​RSVP to receive information on how to join virtually using Web​ex. 


    R​SVP for ​the ​virtual event.

  • March 12, 2020 7:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Out of an abundance of caution related to Covid-19 pandemic, UWRA has cancelled all programs/seminars beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 14.  

    At this point, committee and board of directors meetings will continue to be held as scheduled.

  • February 25, 2020 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    U.S. Census Bureau Hiring Temporary Workers

    The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill thousands of temporary positions across Wisconsin to assist with the census count. Paid training, flexible hours and a chance to keep Wisconsin moving forward together await! Apply now. Call 1-855-JOB-2020 or go to this U.S. Census Bureau web page (  to learn more.

  • February 07, 2020 9:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the delayed delivery of the Sifter hard copy, there is still time to register even though the deadline has past.  Please register today!  Hope to see you at the program.

  • January 07, 2020 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have time to make some telephone calls and compile information?

    UWRA is in the process of updating a facility listing of venues available to hold UWRA luncheons, events, programs, and seminars. We have identified about 30 potential venues. The assistance needed is making telephone calls and updating the information on the worksheet. The information needed about each venue has been identified. Since this is invaluable information for our committees, quick completion is appreciated.

    Interested in a short time task?   Contact Ex. Director Haase at

  • November 25, 2019 8:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As mentioned during the November 20th program (27 Stages of moving to a retirement community), the UWRA presentations on the continuum of care communities were March, 2017. This covered the communities who provided the 4 levels of care (independent, assisted, skilled & memory). The second presentation was January 2018 and covered those communities that provided three of the 4 levels.

    Go to Resources / Presentations to view handouts and video.

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