University of Wisconsin - Madison
Due to speaker conflicts, the dates of two presentations have been changed from what is printed in the September Sifter. The corrected September presentations and dates are:
Monday, September 9 "Dane Country Immigration Affairs"
Fabiola Hamdan, MSSW, Immigration Affairs Specialist, Dane County Department of Human Services
Monday, September 16 “The Playing Field and Attic Angel’s 130th Birthday”
Abbi Kruse, Executive Director, The Playing Field
Monday, September 23 "Refugee Resettlement in Madison"
Dawn Berney, Executive Director, Jewish Social Services Madison
Monday, September 30 “Learn About Just Bakery - A Madison Urban Ministry Initiative to Offer Culinary Life Skills Education”
Carmella Glenn, Coordinator, Just Bakery
United Health Care is holding presentations on the 2020 Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan option for the State of Wisconsin Group health insurance program participants. Four Madison Area presentations are scheduled as detailed below.
September 11, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 am or 1 pm to 3 pm; Radisson Hotel Madison;
September 12, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 am or 1 pm to 3 pm; Wyndham Garden, Fitchburg;
September 13, Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 am or 1 pm to 3 pm; Madison Marriott West, Middleton;
September 16, Monday from 9 a.m. to 11 am or 1 pm to 3 pm; Crown Plaza, Madison.
It's the last day to register. Hope you can join us!
There is still time to register for the tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery and lunch. Hope you can join us!
Here is the link: uwramadison.org/event-3351826
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 https://ombuds.wisc.edu/position-openings/ for information about how to apply and application materials.
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.”
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!
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.
May every kind of joy and beauty fill your world this holiday season and throughout the new year!
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