Pro Tips

Apply for seminar on race, faith and civic responsibility — open to all students

Friday is the priority deadline to apply for one of 20-25 spots in the “The Necessity of Now” seminar. Students will explore racial, religious, cultural and political divides and how to bring people together. Participants will also have a fully-funded opportunity to travel to Washington to learn from policymakers and nonprofit leaders.

Photo: Memorial Library stacks

Plan for remodeling of campus libraries complete

A reconstructed Memorial Library, a new south campus library, remodeled College and Steenbock libraries — all are a part of the Madison Libraries long-term master plan. Be there tomorrow, Dec. 7, when library officials present the plan to the public in a campus forum.

SAFEwalk is always an option

Available from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. seven days a week SAFEwalk allows students an option for a safe walk home. With a call to 262-5000 you will be escorted home by two students. This provides students with an ease of mind, knowing they will be getting home safe and for FREE!

Photo: Alfred Sunaryo and Hussein Alkhayat planning scavenger hunt route

Wiscopinion: Where do you get advice about classes?

Last week we asked you about where you keep your phone when you sleep. Most of you said besides your bed, turned on, but that can have a significant impact on your sleep. This week, we want to know where you go for advice about what classes to take. Answer for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Student Union.

UWPD to host community forum on Nov. 27

Have questions about crime on campus? Interesting in hearing about how UWPD trains officers? Your chance to hear from UWPD Chief Kristen Roman and others is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Marquee Theater in Union South.

Learn outside of the classroom in Community-based Learning courses

As you begin to look for classes for the spring semester, consider a Community-based Learning course. Thirty departments across campus offer these courses, which focus on giving back to the community through service projects.

Sign up for one of DoIT’s free technology classes!

Want to learn Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Javascript, HTML coding, Excel, Dreamweaver and more? DoIT has a course for that — and it’s free for students. Add skills to your resume, or just learn more about these useful programs. Sign up today!

Graduating this winter? Apply to be the student speaker

The senior class officers are seeking a graduating student to serve as the student speaker for the Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 17. If chosen, you’ll get five minutes to shine. You’ll find the application at commencement.wisc.edu. Applications are due by Oct. 25.

Top ways to stay focused in class

With classes in full swing, we have teamed up with the Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) to come up with a list of ways to stay focused in class throughout the semester. They’re good tips for life too — move around, eat breakfast and make a friend.

Your how-to guide for getting involved in Rec Sports

From working out at the facilities, signing up for intramurals or checking out equipment, Rec Sports offers tons of ways for you to stay active. Learn about the exercise opportunities and how to take advantage of them in this “how to” guide.