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PSO News: May Second Special Edition
Spring Meeting - Guest Speaker, Bob Walsh on Thursday, May 9th 11:30 - 1:00pm, Alder Commons
Seattle Business Magazine named Walsh Construction Company the #1 "Best Company to Work For 2012" among mid-size firms. Walsh Construction has played a large part in the ongoing West Campus student housing transformation. We are delighted to welcome Bob Walsh who will share with us his insights on how to run a successful business, why quality benefits for employees matter, and how to put your ideals to work. He is known for his commitment to low-income housing and for encouraging his employees to volunteer and to participate in a giving campaign. We have some great door prizes to give away: two summer quarter IMA memberships (through May 28 - Oct. 4, 2013), Meany World Series tickets, Visiting Artists Concert tickets from Ethnomusicology, tickets to the Combined Choir & UW Symphony from the School of Music, a POD Webinar Class and a special 'surprise' gift basket. We will be recognizing PSO Standing Ovation Awards recipients (formerly Prostaff Awards). Join us for a light lunch and a chance to learn more about the PSO. (The entrance to Alder Commons and Auditorium is at NE 40th and Brooklyn Avenue NE.)
PSO Scholarships and Grant Deadline - June 1, 2013
PSO Scholarships provide funds for expenses related to professional development classes, conferences, meetings, and workshops offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD) or other organizations, on or off-campus. Funds may be used for registration, travel, books, materials, etc. Go to http://depts.washington.edu/psoweb/development/
PSO Election. Nominations Now Being Accepted Until May 17.
Please send a photograph and a brief essay (no more than 150 words) to https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/ageejoy/27449. Elections will be held from May 22 to June 10. If you would like more information contact email@example.com.
The Professional Staff Organization (PSO), established in 1990, represents the issues and concerns of professional staff to the university administration, the campus, and our local community. All UW professional staff are members of PSO.
Over the years PSO has provided information to legislators, represented professional staff on faculty councils and committees ranging from academics to facilities, and worked to improve communication and build camaraderie among the professional staff throughout the university system. The PSO also collaborates with the UW administration on other issues relevant to professional staff.
To stay in touch with our members, we host meetings for staff in autumn and spring quarters, often with professional staff as speakers, to talk candidly and collegially about issues at the university. We also publish a biannual newsletter and award scholarships to help our members pursue professional development opportunities.