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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 23, 2014

Be in the Know

Video: Could it be? The Terrace is OPEN!

Excited yet? Of course you are. The weather's warmed up, the lake is clear, and -- most importantly -- those green, yellow and orange chairs are out and about on the Terrace. View a time lapse of opening day.

All-Campus Party: Bucky’s favorite holiday

ACP 2014 is in full swing. Enjoy the mild weather with an outdoor movie on the Terrace; take part in service activities and celebrate at the new Lake Street Bash. There's something for every Badger to enjoy through Sunday, April 27.

Fox

Foxes among Badgers: A family of foxes makes its home on campus

They're big and little: all part of a new family that started this spring. At sunset, you might see as many as eight of the little ones -- kits, as they’re called -- romping in fresh green grass on the western part of campus. Check out the video of the young foxes with their mother. Related: Name the fox family.

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Who will win?

WID, UW-Madison and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation host the Agricultural Innovation Prize Competition April 25-26 at the Discovery Building. Thirty teams present and $240,000 will be awarded.

Campus Life

Students drawn to the challenge of Spikeball

Four players, two teams, one ball, a trampoline and 25 points to win – these are the key ingredients of a popular new sport. Spikeball resembles a cross between volleyball and four square. “I like to think of it as beach volleyball with different equipment,” Geoff Cohn, Spikeball Crew UW's president and founder, says.

Cliffhangers inspire sustainability at School of Business

A new marketing professor at the Wisconsin School of Business is taking an innovative approach to sustainability. Evan Polman and his students have taken the idea of cliffhangers, and how they keep us coming back for more on TV shows such as “Breaking Bad," to reduce energy use.

In the News

PAVE addresses common questions about sexual assault

Sexual assault affects many more people than its victims and perpetrators. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the UW chapter of PAVE hopes educating others can change that. These FAQs address questions often answered by PAVE staff members and volunteers. Related: Resources include UHS and the Rape Crisis Center of Dane County.

Introducing...

Emerging student choreographers present PROXIMITY

Nine student choreographers will offer a mix of solo and group works in this year's H'Doubler Student Concert, honoring the legacy of the Dance Department founder Margaret H'Doubler. PROXIMITY takes place on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in Lathrop Hall; get your tickets now.

Achievements

Top honors for UW-Madison students of Chinese

The eight-member UW-Madison team won a haul of medals at the Midwest Universities Chinese Speech Contest, held on Saturday, April 19 at Purdue University.