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Executive Education Grant Winners Announced

by Jacob Smith

The winners of the 2019 Executive Education Grant program have been announced. Thanks to the Center for Professional and Executive Development and the Professional Development and Recognition Committee for providing and reviewing the grants, and congratulations to the winners!

Allison Espeseth, Senior Outreach Specialist, School of Human Ecology

Edward Portillo, Assistant Professor (CHS), School of Pharmacy

Laura Schmidli, Information Processing Consultant, College of Letters and Science

Darilis Suarez-Gonzalez, Lecturer, College of Engineering

Ryan Woods, Assistant Professor (CHS), School of Medicine and Public Health

2019 DCS Course Grant Results

by Jacob Smith

This year’s Academic Staff DCS Course Grant competition has concluded. Thanks to the Professional Development and Recognition Committee for their work in reviewing the applications. This year, there were 51 recipients of the course grants, which allow the recipients to take one of a selection of courses from the Division of Continuing Studies for free. Congratulations to all of the recipients!

Spring 2019 Academic Staff Professional Development Applications Open

by Heather Daniels

The Spring 2019 competition for Academic Staff Professional Development Grants is now live. Applications must be submitted electronically by March 8. For more information on deadlines, eligibility requirements, and other helpful information, please go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants.

Distinguished Prefix Deadline Extended to Tuesday, February 5

by Heather Daniels

The deadline for receipt of Distinguished Prefix applications by the Secretary of the Academic Staff office has been extended to Tuesday, February 5 due to the partial campus closure from 5 pm Tues, Jan 29 through noon, Jan 31.

Academic Staff Receives 2019 Award in the Creative Arts

by Jacob Smith

The Division of the Arts recently announced its recipients for the 2019 Awards in the Creative Arts. Liz Sexe, Lecturer in the Dance Department, received the Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award, which “supports faculty or staff in the creating of new art works in areas both emerging and traditional and/or the presentation of new or existing works of art across the state.” Recipients will be honored at a reception on May 7, 2019. Congratulations to Liz and all of the award winners!

 

UW-Madison Academic Staff Wins Underkofler Award

by Sophia Calzavara

UW-Madison academic staff member Paul Hooker was one of three awarded the Alliant Energy/Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding commitment to student success.  Hooker is a Senior Lecturer who played a key role in the Chemistry Department’s REACH initiative, which promotes active learning. He also helped create new learning objectives affecting about 3,000 students per year. For more information and other award winners please go to the link below.

https://www.wisconsin.edu/news/archive/uw-system-alliant-energy-recognize-outstanding-students-teachers-for-2018/

 

Fall 2018 Professional Development Grant Competition Announced

by Jacob Smith

The Fall 2018 competition for Academic Staff Professional Development Grants is now live. Applications must be submitted electronically by October 26. For more information on deadlines, eligibility requirements, and other helpful information, please go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants.

Shared Governance Reception Scheduled for October 2

by Jacob Smith

Please join fellow academic staff, university staff, faculty and students for a reception celebrating shared governance at UW-Madison on Tuesday, October 2, from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in Varsity Hall at Union South. Chancellor Blank is scheduled to give brief remarks at 4:00 pm. At the reception, you’ll be able to find out more about shared governance, explore opportunities to get involved, and network with campus colleagues.

Academic Staff Spotlight: Carl Johnson

by Sophia Calzavara

Enjoy this Academic Staff Spotlight from SMPH’s CASI on Carl Johnson who is the director of shared scientific instrumentation at the Carbone Cancer Center.

Academic Staff Spotlight: Carl Johnson

2018 Executive Education Grant Competition Winners Announced

by Jacob Smith

The following five individuals are this year’s winners of the 2018 Executive Education Grant competition for academic staff. All five will receive a 2-3 course from the Center for Professional and Executive Development through the Wisconsin School of Business. For more on the competition, go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-executive-education-grants.

The winners are:

Joseph Cavanaugh, School of Medicine and Public Health

Bjorn Hanson, University Health Services

Emily Konkol, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Karen Mittelstadt, School of Nursing

Lori Sakk, College of Engineering