Housing Highlights
October 6, 2021
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Journalism Student Project Requests

As a semesterly reminder, this is a time of year when many Journalism students begin working on campus reporting projects for their classes (particularly J202) and contacting departments around campus for interviews. University Housing is frequently a topic of their projects. These students might reach out to people they know in Housing, or they might send the same request to several people they find in online directories.
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Help Out Dining & Culinary Services

Due to staffing shortages and supply chain issues in the United Sates, we made changes to dining, effective September 10, 2021, to continue providing the best service and high-quality offerings to residents and customers. We need help from Housing staff to pick up shifts in dining units during peak meal operation times at Four Lakes and Gordon Avenue markets. This has been successful in the past and is a great opportunity to help the greater Division of Housing, learn a bit more about Dining & Culinary Services, and earn some extra money at the same time.
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COVID-19 Booster Shots Now Available

On September 30th, the Chancellor emailed the campus community to provide information about COVID-19 booster shots. In her message, she indicated that University Health Services (UHS) is able to provide a booster (third shot) of the Pfizer vaccine to students and employees.
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Flu Shots Available for Employees
University Health Services (UHS) is offering flu shots to all students and employees. You can significantly reduce your chance of becoming ill by getting vaccinated. University Housing will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic at Gordon Dining & Event Center on October 12 between 10am-3pm in the Overture Room.
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Be a Partner in Giving
Being a Partner in Giving is easy, and it’s your choice! For 47 years, Partners in Giving, the voluntary, workplace fundraising campaign for state, University and UW Health employees in Dane County, has been Making a Difference. We invite you to participate in the 2021 Partners in Giving Campaign, Oct. 11 – Nov. 30, 2021. More details to come.
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2022 Annual Benefits Enrollment Period

The Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period for 2022 runs from Monday, September 27 – Friday, October 22. This is the only time you can make changes to certain benefits without having an eligible life event or qualifying employment changes. Changes made during this period will be effective January 1, 2022.

University Housing Tuition Reimbursement

University Housing recognizes the importance of supporting the educational ventures of our staff. Employees who are considering or who have already made a commitment to an educational program may seek reimbursement for tuition costs associated with the classes related either to their existing position, or in some cases, promotional opportunities.

Renew Your AllerTrain RA Training

It’s time to renew your AllerTrain RA training for 2021-2022! All Housing Career Employees except DCS employees who are not in the FSA 1 Title, will need to complete this new annual training as of October 1, 2021. This course is a gluten-free and food allergy training program. Although this training is geared towards House Fellows, it is important for all Housing career staff to understand how to handle an emergency, should you encounter a resident having a reaction.
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Get to Know Housing Staff: Prakash Rai

Get to know fellow staff and learn more about what they do! This week's profile features Prakash Rai, who is a 2nd Shift Custodian in Residence Hall Facilities.
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Bird Collision Corps Documents Urban Environment's Toll on Migratory Birds at UW-Madison

A grid of white dots was applied to windows at Ogg Residence Hall in June 2020 after the Madison Audubon Society identified the building as a hazard for birds. Window collisions are the second-leading cause of human-caused bird mortality, killing nearly 600 million birds a year, according to a 2015 study.
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