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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison January 29, 2014

Be in the Know

SERF fitness area

Students to vote on improved Rec Sports facilities

A significant upgrade to the campus’ heavily used recreational sports facilities at the SERF, Natatorium and nearby athletic fields will be one of the options facing students during the spring student elections, held March 3-5.  

Commencement site debuts

The new website for commencement -- spring 2014 and beyond -- is now live, with information about everything from logistics to old and new traditions. The May ceremony is moving to Camp Randall.

Get Social

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2014 Madison Startup Fair – Wednesday, Feb. 5, noon – 4 p.m.

Connect with startup founders and employees about their experiences in the Madison market. Learn about available job and internship opportunities. Join us at Hybrid Zone X in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building.

Campus Life

Students help guide sustainable food systems in South Madison

Students in two Nelson Institute courses are tackling real-world food issues, helping Madison residents make farmers' markets and community gardens better.

Kait’s back, with new views of Badger life

Kait and the Badger lets you check out campus from a different angle, from amazing "then and now" photos to videos of your fellow students. (Also: cats.)

Badgers in the World

Explore local, global options for serving others

Learn about current volunteer, internship, and career opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Morgridge Center's spring Public Service Fair, with more than 60 local, national and international non-profit and governmental agencies. Check out some tips before you go!

Student Org Showcase

Chinese student group celebrates at Overture Center gala

Singing, dancing, comic skits and more are part of the free Spring Festival Gala, presented on Friday, Jan. 31 by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association in celebration of the Chinese New Year.


Graduate student named Madison Audubon Society conservation scholar

The Madison Audubon Society has recognized Jackie Edmunds with a Conservation Scholars award, presenting the honor at a program on Jan. 21.