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two pictures, one on top of the other, of two different groups of people, one group holding certificates
December 07, 2022 • Misty Shock Rule

At the Nov. 16 graduation ceremony for Stepping Stones to Success, UW Facilities’ leadership development program for front-line staff, instructor Sarah Lewis-Assink joked, “The word ‘empathy’ has been used 14,546 times in this program.”

Two men standing in front of pipes and equipment
November 08, 2022 • Jacob Emmons

My name is Jacob Emmons and I am a metal tradesman at the UW. I’m part of a team in UW Facilities' Shop 16 that maintains and repairs equipment such as fans, pumps, water heaters and kitchen equipment. Most of our repairs are performed in the field or in our workshop located in the basement of Gould Hall.

photos of together we will award nominees
May 26, 2022 • Bettina Jones

Congratulations to custodian Evalina Taganna Romano for being one of the winners of the UW Together We Will award for 2022. She and the other winners from across the University will be honored at the 52nd annual Awards of Excellence reception at Meany Hall on Thursday, June 9.  The Together We Will Awards serve as a temporary replacement for the Distinguished Staff Award (DSA) program, which will be back next year.

boilers one and two from inside uw steam power plant
April 13, 2022 • Daimon Eklund
Natural stone step pathway
October 13, 2021 • Nancy Gardner
Saluting sillouette against an American flag background
November 03, 2020 • Nancy Gardner

Patriotism. Comradery. Strength. Just some of the words that come to mind when we consider the meaning of Veterans Day. The 58 stately London plane sycamore trees that line Memorial Way to the flagpole were planted 100 years ago to honor UW students and faculty who died in World War I.

Evalynn Romano with her gifts of breakfast and coffee
June 15, 2020 • Nancy Gardner
A paving stone engraved with the quote "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
May 26, 2020 • Nancy Gardner

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”  - Audrey Hepburn

UW Facilities staffers are a resilient, resourceful bunch. They say they’re getting through life’s new routines gradually, and many are turning to meditation, reading and gardening as sources of hope and promise for a brighter future. Here's how they're dealing with the challenges of living through a pandemic, in their own words:

February 20, 2020 • Nancy Gardner

Five teams and eight individuals from UW Facilities will be honored at this year’s Distinguished Staff Award Reception, joining other nominees from across the UW in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their departments and the University.

Trinh Ha points to a machine component
June 03, 2019 • Nancy Gardner

Trinh, Briana and Christoph are among the many UW students who’ve worked with UW Facilities units across campus. For some, the experience isn’t just a part-time job but a blueprint to a new career.