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About eCALS

eCALS is a news site created to foster communications among faculty, staff and friends of the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

How do I contribute to eCALS?
How will others find my announcement?
How do I add an event to the CALS calendar?
Why am I receiving eCALS emails?
Can I get added to the eCALS email list?
What makes for a good announcement?
Do announcements get edited?
For more information

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How do I contribute to eCALS?

If you have news you’d like to share, you can send us your posts by:

All submissions will be reviewed prior to publication, and will be posted as soon as possible after they are received.
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How will others find my announcement?

Links to all announcements posted at the eCALS website are emailed to faculty, staff and friends of the college the Monday following the week they were posted. If you want your announcement to be sent out on Monday, make sure it’s posted by midnight Sunday.
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How do I add an event to the CALS calendar?

Post it on the UW events calendar and tag it as CALS. We also suggest that when you do use the calendar, you create an account for your department. Instructions are available on the calendar website. When we generate the calendar, we’ll include events tagged as “CALS” and those associated with CALS departments and units. We also review the UW calendar regularly ourselves, and if we see things that belong on the CALS calendar, we mark them for the CALS calendar.

What’s appropriate? Events of interest and relevance to college-wide audiences, such as:

  • Opportunities for student interviews with company recruiters
  • Career Fair and Majors Fairs
  • Special guests and lecture

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Why am I receiving eCALS emails?

eCALS is sent automatically to all CALS faculty (current & retired/emeritus), academic & classified staff (permanent & project staff only) who have a CALS appointment and have published their email address in the campus directory. It also goes to CALS graduate students and our CALS Board of Visitors. If your email address does not appear in the directory and you are a current staff member, please obtain & complete Part 1 (Campus/Work Address) of the Employee Information Form and return it to CALS Payroll office. This form can be downloaded here. Contact your department administrator if you have questions regarding this form.
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Can I get added to the eCALS email list?

If you are not a current CALS employee but have an interest in CALS, we welcome you to subscribe to our distribution list.

  • To subscribe to the distribution list, please send a blank email message to: join-ecals-extras@lists.wisc.edu. You will receive a confirmation email regarding your subscription request. Once you have acknowledged that, you will automatically be added to the list.
  • If at anytime you wish to remove your subscription, you can send an email to: leave-ecals-extras@lists.wisc.edu. You will be asked to confirm your unsubscribe request and having acknowledged that, you will be removed from our distribution list. You may also unsubscribe from the list by following the instructions in the footer of each email message sent to the distribution list.

If you have questions or difficulties with any of our distribution lists, send an email to owner-ecals-extras@lists.wisc.edu
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What makes for a good announcement?

  • Put the good stuff up front. Put your key message in the first two or three sentences.
  • Let readers know how they can get more information. You know — web links and contact info for people who know the details.
  • If it’s an event, add it to the UW-Madison events calendar and tag it as “CALS.”

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Do announcements get edited?

As little as possible. We’re not looking for extra work. But if we see a simple way to make it clearer, or see typos, or a need for more information, we try to fix it or ask you to do so.
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For More Information:

Send questions or suggestions to ecals@cals.wisc.edu or call Bob Mitchell at 608-262-3172.