Jan. 8, 2009

DON’T FORGET!
Students, faculty and staff urged to attend Jan. 26 CALS budget forum
CALS morning break, Jan. 13
CALS Ag Outlook Forum on Jan. 16
Review announcements with deadlines

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Of eggheads and cheeseheads
Pandemic influenza information
CALS Spring Career Fair — Feb. 19
Equity workshops for new graduate assistants

CONGRATULATIONS
CALS student team wins national video contest
Nature includes Sean Carroll’s research in list of “evolutionary gems”
Two articles by Andrew Bent’s team make journal’s most-cited list
Brent McCown to be honored by state’s cranberry growers

EVENTS
Fourth Annual Darwin Day is Feb. 7
Green Tier conference on sustainable business practices — March 3-4
Grad School posts schedules for spring seminars and workshops

COMMUNICATIONS
CALS scientists earned plenty of media attention in 2008
• CALS in the News: Dec. 22-Jan. 2 and Jan. 5-9
Got video? We’d like to see it.

INTERNATIONAL
Apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies grad fellowships by Feb. 15

RESEARCH
Hands-on training for effort coordinators
Research Admin 101
American Heart Association application guidelines
Federal and non-federal funding opportunities
Multistate proposals inviting participation

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Encourage students to apply for EPA fellowships by Feb. 2
Assistance for students completing internships
Scholarships for returning students and single parents – March 1 deadline
CALS Short Course dorm house fellow applications due Jan. 20

BUSINESS SERVICES
New forms, rates for calculating withholding tax for non-resident aliens
Please use new W-4 withholding forms

HUMAN RESOURCES
Templates for academic staff rate and title change letters
Pam Arnold joined CALS human resources staff

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate for CALS faculty and staff awards by Feb. 6
Nominate students for 2009 Outstanding Senior Awards by Jan. 15
Nominate for UW-Madison Classified Employee Awards by Feb. 13
Nominate for American Society for Plant Biologists awards by Feb. 27