Feb. 19, 2009

REMEMBER
Come see WSUM’s new digs on Feb. 20
Review announcements with deadlines

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Keep up with the latest budget news and share your thoughts
Chancellor’s statement on Gov. Doyle’s state budget
Key points of current state budget proposal
Higher education provisions of federal stimulus legislation
Suggest books for “Go Big Read” campus reading project by March 6
A guide to who’s moved where in CALS administration
Academic Staff Leadership Institute – March 23
Hunger Task Force has opening for farm manager

NOTEWORTHY
ARS names David Spooner Area Senior Research Scientist of 2008
CALS in the News: February 9-13, 2009
West Madison gardens to be featured on Wisconsin Public TV
In memoriam: Robert Hougas, emeritus professor and associate dean

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate for USDA food and ag sciences teaching awards by March 16
Nominate students for Iron Cross Society by March 6

EVENTS
Wednesday Night @ the Lab – Feb. 25
Focus on Midwest Energy Conference II – Feb. 23
Lecture on “Population and the Climate Problem” – Feb. 24
Local Responses and Impacts of Ethanol Production – Feb. 26
James Hansen keynotes Renewable Energy Summit March 25
Nelson Institute’s Wisconsin’s Energy Future conference – April 22
Preventing and managing intercultural confict at UW-Madison – April 24
Smithies Symposium: Creation of Life: The old way and the new – May 1
Spring seminars: Climate Change Adaptation in Wisconsin

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Webinar on academic misconduct – March 3
New campus advisor for pre-health students
AcademicKeys – a resource for grad students seeking academic careers

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
UW-Extension workshops address ag financial stress
Faculty, staff invited to participate in exhibit at science teachers’ conference March 5-7
You’re invited to Community Partnership and Outreach breakfasts
Atlas of Science Literacy workshop

RESEARCH
Campus deadlines for submitting proposals
Changing your effort on an award: NIH and more
Funding opportunities: Federal | Non-federal | Multistate proposals
Graduate School Seminar Series: Intellectual Property

COMMUNICATIONS
Vidal Quevedo joins CALS as manager of online communications

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Campus security office posts resources to help combat phishing scams

INTERNATIONAL
Proposals sought for international planning visits and workshops
Employment in international organizations: Opportunities and strategies

BUSINESS SERVICES AND PAYROLL
Resources for tax assistance for nonresident aliens
Update on procedures for PayData
Duplicate W-2 and 1099-MISC forms available
Classified employees: July 4th is a floating holiday

HUMAN RESOURCES
Factsheet offers info on Rehired Annuitant Program
Checklist for background checks available on HR website
New I-9 implementation delayed