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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison May 6, 2015

Be in the Know

Carillon bells will play Friday in remembrance

The campus will pay tribute to University of Wisconsin-Madison students who passed away during the past summer and academic year 2014-15 during a brief ceremony at the Carillon Tower.

Sims named to top diversity post

Patrick J. Sims will remove the "interim" part of his title as vice provost and chief diversity officer, leading the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement and coordinating efforts across campus.

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Make 8 Great — Vote Now!

The Eighth Edition of The Red Shirt™ is up for a vote. Choose your favorite design. Vote by May 17. The fate of Badger fashion is in your hands.

Campus Life

Recent Sightings: Bucky’s Day Off

Library Mall held more action than usual on Thursday, April 30, as the All-Campus Party presented its Bucky’s Day Off event.

Undergraduate Academic Awards, Meyerhoff Awards celebrate achievement

Nearly 200 undergraduates were honored for their research, leadership and community service involvement in recent ceremonies.

Class immerses students into special places on campus

On a campus filled with memorable places, students in an environmental studies class have used their observations to provide a semester's worth of real-life feedback to campus master planners and designers.

My Favorite Things

New executive chef makes campus dining more delicious

“It’s not about me or my likes," says Paul Sprunger, who oversees 15,000 meals a day as executive chef for University Housing. "We’re here for the students.”

Off Campus

Student fellowships will benefit communities across Wisconsin

Launching a community market in Cross Plains. Teaching conservation values in Hudson and Kenosha. This summer, the Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship (WOECF) will help undergraduates foster innovative projects across the state.


Student startup Envoy brings entrepreneurship to food delivery

Chipotle doesn’t normally deliver. That’s where the new Envoy app comes in. Sophomore Ethan Claes is getting help from the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship to make it work.

Your Health

Tips and tricks to keep end-of-the-year stress in check

Stress is your body’s natural reaction to dangerous situations. Everyone handles stress differently. If you haven’t found techniques that work for you, UHS offers ideas and resources for managing stress in healthy ways.


Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members

129 students were inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin Phi Beta Kappa on Saturday, April 25.

Helping birds fly again — and following their journeys

Graduate student Jackie Edmunds is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, working with the Dane County Human Society to care for sick and injured birds and, when possible, return them to the skies.