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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 12, 2017

Be in the Know

Be like the industrious ant: Get ready for next fall now

Enrollment for fall courses is underway, as are plans to sign leases for next year. A little bit of planning now will make things go much easier when you're ready to return to school after summer. Here's a checklist.

Photo: Woman carrying Terrace chair

Get ready to relax lakeside under the oaks. Contented sigh.

The Memorial Union Terrace reopens on Thursday, and you can help bring the iconic sunburst chairs there at 3 p.m. Thursday. Start lining up at the union's North Park Street entrance after 2 p.m. Each person in line will pick up a chair to take onto the Terrace.

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New academic calendar takes effect this fall

A new academic calendar will go into effect in the upcoming academic year. The calendar is for academic years 2017 through 2021. Major changes include fall semesters starting on Wednesdays, and spring semesters on Tuesdays.

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Campus Life

Younger Badger brothers and sisters get a look at campus

Plenty of future Badgers were here on Saturday, April 8, as the younger brothers and sisters of UW-Madison students explored campus as part of Sibs Day activities. In addition to a scavenger hunt and science experiments, they got to pose with Bucky Badger. They've been indoctrinated early.

My Favorite Things

Bucky List, part II: Your ideas

Last week we gave you a list of items to check off your Bucky List before you graduate. But students submitted plenty of ideas of things to add to the list, including one essential: eating cheese curds. And here they are:

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Photo: International flags

Candidates to interview for director of International Student Services

Three candidates will visit campus soon to interview for the Assistant Dean and Director of International Student Services position. Each candidate will have a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer session, and all students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend.  

Pro Tips

Nothing like a Charizard to brighten your day

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That’s the finding of UW-Madison media researchers who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. So it's true — gotta catch 'em all.