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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 26, 2017

Be in the Know

Meet Miss Wisconsin USA — and she’s a Badger!

Skylar Witte, a UW-Madison student, is serving as Miss Wisconsin USA and will be competing for the title of Miss USA on May 14 in Las Vegas. Learn more about Skylar and the competition in this Q&A.

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Spring celebrations: let’s be smart

It’s finally springtime. And warm weather brings end-of-year celebrations, sometimes involving alcohol. Regardless of how you spend your weekend, it’s important to keep in mind tips that will help you stay smart and enjoy your weekend.

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Summer Conservation Camp

In Madison this summer? Gain 3 credits with 4-week course exploring ways to make recreation and conservation more diverse and inclusive. Register now!

Campus Life

Seventy-six trombones and a Mike Leckrone

Director Mike Leckrone has led high-energy UW Varsity Marching Band concerts for 43 years, and he wasn't going to let recent double-bypass surgery slow him. The band ended its year on a high note with concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check out these photos.

My Favorite Things

Academic societies honor top students

These Badgers have been using their heads. Phi Kappa Phi has inducted more than 60 students, and Phi Beta Kappa has inducted 144 students. These academic societies choose the most outstanding students, so take a look here and here to see who got in.  

Pro Tips

Don’t let finals get you down — tips to fight stress

College students usually spend finals week catching up on projects or worrying about exams, but between those study periods, they need to relax and unwind. A few suggestions to de-stress during finals week this spring:

Your Health

Get active with Bucky this spring

Join Bucky's Workout for an active, energetic, and stress-relieving workout on the field at Camp Randall Stadium from noon to 12:45 p.m. on May 24. All UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students of all fitness levels are invited to participate and get active with Bucky.


Students on the Streets: Sleep Loss

Video: Cynthia Liu went out on the street to ask students about the longest time they've gone without sleep and came back with some interesting and varying answers. Yay college, right?