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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison May 3, 2017

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Photo: Student trying out to be Bucky Badger

Becoming Bucky: It’s about way more than pushups

It ain't easy being Bucky. Fourteen students tried out for the role of Bucky Badger at a three-night audition recently, proving their creativity, strength and humor. See what they had to endure.

Unions offer extended hours for finals week

Union South and Memorial Union will have extended hours May 4-7 for finals week. Both buildings will open at 7 a.m. and close at 3 a.m. during this period. In addition, several Union dining options will have extended hours. Other facilities also have changed hours:

Photo: Award ribbon

Students honored for research, academics

More than 150 students were honored at the Chancellor's Undergraduate Awards Ceremony. The winning research topics range from sanitation in archaic Greek households to evolutionary change in guppies to Muhammad Ali’s influence on hip-hop.

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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

Black Cultural Center opens with fanfare

Karla Foster, campus and community liaison for the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, shows Chancellor Rebecca Blank glass panels etched with references to notable moments in black history at today's grand opening for the Black Cultural Center in the Red Gym. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Badgers excel at Villanova’s military excellence competition

The UW-Madison Naval ROTC Battalion attended the 2017 Villanova Military Excellence Competition on April 8 in Philadelphia, placing fifth overall out of 18 teams.


Photo: Fake Statue of Liberty head

Does an exhibit at the Union make ‘Pail & Shovel’ party respectable?

Flamingos on Bascom, the Statue of Liberty sunk in Lake Mendota and boating races in Camp Randall. The fertile imagination of Leon Varjian and the "Pail & Shovel" political party that transformed campus in the 1970s will be honored at an exhibition at Memorial Union starting Saturday.  

Pro Tips

Campus skyline at dusk

As temperatures rise, remember to stay safe

Warmer weather brings everyone outside after a winter of hibernating. But remember to stay safe: travel in groups, lock your apartment, and especially don't just stare at your phone and be oblivious of your surroundings — it could make you a target.

Your Health

Summer Health Fee will cover UHS services

Staying in Madison this summer? Your student status changes after the semester ends. The Summer Health Fee is $98 and provides access to UHS’s usual services — including medical and mental health care — between May 14 and Aug. 31.  


Event to honor students who passed away this year

On May 5, UW-Madison will honor students who passed away during the summer and this academic year during a memorial performance at 1 p.m. at Muir Knoll.