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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison August 28, 2013

Be in the Know

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What is The Weekly?

Thanks for checking out this fall semester's first issue of The Weekly. What's it all about? Every week, University Communications will bring you news about UW-Madison, along with the most useful items from social media and the campus web. We'll help make your life just a little easier, while also making you laugh and feel smarter. More FAQs.

Slide show: Move-in must-haves

Move-in week is full of excitement, greetings and unpacking lots and lots of stuff. Students from Dejope and Leopold, like Kiki Arthur of Tomah (left), took a break to show off their most precious belongings and explain why they just couldn’t leave these items behind. What are your must-have items? Show us through Instagrams tagged #UWMadison.

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DoIT at Badger Fest

Visit the DoIT Tech Store table Wednesday, Sept. 4 on Union South Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for giveaways, deals and a coupon for a $5 Tech Store gift card!

Campus Life

Let’s get started!

New students: Be sure to see the schedule for all Wisconsin Welcome events. Grad student? UW invites you to New Graduate Student Welcome Week sponsored by the Graduate School.

Photo: Rebecca Blank

New chancellor to welcome new students

For Rebecca Blank, the fall semester will bring many campus "firsts." She shares this with the incoming class of first-year and transfer students, whom she'll officially welcome Friday morning at the 2013 Chancellor's Convocation Friday at the Kohl Center. Related: Taste some Bec-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream.

Photo: Carson Gulley Center

Newly remodeled Carson Gulley Center is open for dining, events

Carson Gulley Center, a fixture in Lakeshore since the 1920s, has reopened after undergoing a full renovation. The new Carson’s Market features marketplace-style dining stations with a wide variety of daily choices and new flavors to explore, with made-to-order options and customized menus.

Where are you from?

“Where are you from?” When you’re new to campus, it’s the question you’ll hear more than any other during the first week of classes. Help us map how big our Badger community is by showing us where in the world you called home before coming to Madison.

Your Health

Photo: Lifesaving station floatation device

Lifesaving Station issues water safety reminder

With the tragic drowning of a student in Lake Mendota last week, the UW Lifesaving Station is reminding people of the lake’s potential dangers and encouraging all of those enjoying the water to use caution. Related: Campus mourns the loss of Richard de La Cruz.