Month: November 2013

PROFS on Flickr

Congressman Mark Pocan

Congressman Mark Pocan and PROFS president Bill Tracy

PROFS is now on Flickr. Check out our new site to see photos from today’s brown bag conversation with Congressman Mark Pocan.


Reminder! Congressman Mark Pocan on Campus Tuesday

Congressman Mark Pocan

Congressman Mark Pocan

Join Congressman Mark Pocan in a conversation about current events in Washington, the effects of Sequestration, and the changing landscape of public higher education at 11:30 am, Tuesday, November 26.

“PROFS is excited to welcome Congressman Pocan to UW-Madison. The university receives more than 30 percent of its budget from federal funding, and faculty are concerned about the future consequences of the federal sequestration,” said agronomy professor Bill Tracy, President of PROFS.

The event will be held in the Wisconsin Idea Room on the first floor of the Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall. It is free and open to the public.

Congressman Pocan was elected to represent Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District in 2012 after serving 14 years in the Wisconsin Legislature. He currently serves on the House Budget Committee and was recently named to the House Education and Workforce Committee. Pocan graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1986.

Joint Committee on Audit to Meet Wednesday

The Joint Committee on Audit will hold a public hearing on University of Wisconsin program revenue balances at 11 am on Wednesday, November 20. The hearing will be held in Room 417 North (GAR Hall) in the State Capitol. It…

Special Election Today

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New Look for Website

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PROFS to Host Conversation with Congressman Mark Pocan

PROFS will host a brown bag conversation with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Madison) at 11:30 am on Tuesday, November 26. The event will be held in the Wisconsin Idea Room on the first floor of the Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall.…

Changes to WRS Proposed

State Representative Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg), right, has introduced two bills that would change Wisconsin Retirement System benefits: Assembly Bill 470 would increase the minimum retirement age by two years. If passed, it would apply to workers 40 and younger. Assembly…