Many of you have likely already met Sue. She began working for Russell Labs in April 2021. She was initially hired as a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit in Forest and Wildlife Ecology. Sue continues to work for both the Coop Unit and the Hub splitting her time between the two offices. You can find Sue’s schedule (and all Hub staff schedules) on our website.
Prior to coming to Russell Labs, Sue worked for the School of Business as manager of the Digital Print Center, and then for DoIT with Printing and Publishing. Sue was excited at the prospect of working for Russell Labs, and ready to learn more about the world of plants, insects, forestry, and wildlife.
Outside of the office, Sue enjoys spending time with her husband and dog at home in Waunakee and traveling to visit her son and daughter.
Please join us in welcoming Sue, and feel free to stop by and introduce yourself to her in Russell Labs!
Soon it will be easier to book conference rooms in Russell Labs.
UW-Madison faculty, staff, students will be able to book reservations right in Outlook 365 or Outlook.
Booking Reservations in the New System
To book the reservation, you invite the conference room, just like you would invite a person.
The reservation will go through automatically, unless there is a double-booking for that time slot.
Double-bookings: If the room is already reserved for day/time(s) you are trying to book, the system will decline the meeting and email Sue Laufenberg. Sue will then contact you to resolve the conflict.
Private Bookings: You can mark the meeting as private so the title on the calendar shows “Private.”
The changes take effect Tuesday, January 25th 2022.
The Hub website remains your source for news items (homepage), lists of Hub staff, Hub area homepages, lists of who does what in the Hub, and a list of Hub projects. The homepage also lists planned and unplanned outages (power and computing).
The Russell Labs Hub has transitioned to Campus Active Directory, and the Entomology Department is nearly complete. John Slaybaugh, David Sandra, and our CALS IT colleagues will soon be working with each Plant Pathology Lab and then reach out to each Forest and Wildlife Ecology Lab.
Both rooms 594 and 216 have a Logitech Meetup installed on their respective televisions. The Logitech Meetup will work with MacBooks, Windows, and Chromebooks on Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet applications. You can use it to either broadcast or join meetings. Room 243 will have a Logitech Meetup installed in early January 2022. If you need a quick tutorial on how to use the Logitech Meetup, please reach out to David Sandra at email@example.com
Fall brings new students, and shortly thereafter, requests to fix broken lab equipment. Some students prefer to guess than read the operating instructions posted by the equipment. Not all equipment is alike, even lab to lab. If the student overestimates their ability, you can wind up with work delays and costly repair bills. Follow these tips to help lower your repair bills and keep your equipment running:
at a lab meeting, discuss the location of equipment instructions for shared equipment like autoclaves, cold rooms, and refrigerators
have an existing lab member shadow the students until they are comfortable using the equipment
Applies to:this pertains only to events that have a socialcomponent, but still contribute to the University’s mission. It does not apply to events with a business purpose solely.
Faculty, Staff and student recruitment events.
Functions for officially recognized student groups. See https://win.wisc.edu/organizations for a complete list.
Recognition functions to honor distinguished faculty, staff, and students for significant, meritorious achievements.
Meal expenses associated with an Official Function up to $100.00 per person including alcohol expenses paid by the Wisconsin Foundation Alumni Association.
Employee recognition and morale/team building events such as honoring an employee retiring or separating from the University with at least 5 years of service and annual holiday/general appreciation events.
On December 11, 2021, Campus Business Services implemented the Purchasing Card module of the Shared Financial System (SFS).
Cardholders are now responsible for uploading receipts/documentation and adjusting funding (if applicable) for their purchases online. Hub staff no longer collect paper receipts, invoices, or card statements. Please contact the Hub Financial staff with questions:
Please contact the Hub Financial staff with questions: