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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 1, 2017

Be in the Know

Adulting: 6 steps to getting ready for the Career Fair

The 2017 Spring Career & Internship Fair is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Kohl Center. More than 240 employers will be there looking for interns and employees Check out six steps to be ready to meet a future employer.

Photo: FAFSA form

Fill your FAFSA form — and your stomach — at FAFSA Friday

All through February, FAFSA Fridays will be from 9 - 11 a.m. on the 9th floor of 333 East Campus Mall. Financial Aid advisors will help students complete their FAFSA forms, with free donuts and coffee. Also, a Student Open House is Feb. 14; register first.

Let it go! Have an icy blast at Winter Carnival

The Hoofers Winter Carnival is Saturday! It's taken place here on campus since the 1940s and draws students and visitors of all ages. What better way to beat the winter blahs than embrace the ice and snow with a full slate of events?

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Campus Life

New University of Wisconsin Police Chief Kristen Roman, left, recites the oath of office to her predecessor, retired Chief Susan Riseling, during Roman's formal swearing-in ceremony at Union South on Feb. 1, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Hail to the new police chief

Kristen Roman was sworn in today as the UW-Madison chief of police. The former Madison Police Department captain has extensive experience in community outreach, mental health issues and services to vulnerable populations.

Transplanted Badgers give back to campus

Two sons of the Konner family from New York went to UW-Madison, and they thrived as Badgers. Now their parents have established a fund to support the College of Letters & Science Career Initiative and its signature course, Taking Initiative.

In the News

Q&A and video: ‘Unimpossible Missions’ contest winner speaks

Catch up with the UW-Madison student who won a $100,000 contest against nearly 600 students from 35 different countries by answering the question, Can you unring a bell? The key was finding the right idiom to tackle, he says.  

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Video: Philip Denis uses passion to blaze ‘Pathways’

Philip Denís, a graduate student and advisor at UW–Madison, discusses his work for Pathways to Educational Achievement, cultivating ‘my own Wisconsin experience” and raising his children in the Badger community.

Your Health

Photo: Woman at festival with Bucky Badger

New to campus? Here’s help finding your way around

Finding the right person to answer your questions is a crucial part of making Madison your new home. UHS provides a service for transfer students to ask questions and get help in navigating their way around campus.

Keep the flu bug at a distance

It happens every year about this time: The flu makes the rounds on campus. But there are plenty of good ways to keep it away and avoid a lot of coughing, fever and aches. They include getting a free flu shot from UHS.