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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison May 7, 2014

Be in the Know

Finish strong — and stress-free — with UHS

Sometimes stress can be positive: motivating you to do your best. At other times, though, stress can affect your body, mood and behavior, getting in the way of things you have to do. Check out these tips for recognizing and minimizing stress before, during and after finals week. (And good luck!)

Photo: swimmer in Natatorium pool

New competition pool to be built at SERF

A new $26 million competition swimming pool will be included in the renovation of the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF). The 50-meter pool will include a platform diving tower, have a minimum of 1,500 spectator seats, and be able to accommodate WIAA events.

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Wisconsin Badgers say “You Can Play”

UW Athletics is joining hundreds of college athletic departments, professional sports teams, high schools and other sports organizations around the country in supporting the “You Can Play” project. “You Can Play” is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.

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Track bus arrival times, find public parking with live stats on open spots, create custom maps and of course, get directions. This and more is featured in your UW Campus Map.

Campus Life

Stay safe out on the lake!

Whether you're swimming, sailing or paddling, Lake Mendota sure is gorgeous... but it's very different from splashing around in a backyard pool. As the weather begins to get warmer, the UW Lifesaving Station has some important reminders of the lake’s potential dangers. Reminder: Finish strong...and safe.

Carillon Tower

Student memorial set Friday at the Carillon

The Division of Student Life will remember UW-Madison students who passed away during the summer and 2013-14 academic year during a brief ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the Carillion Tower.

In the News

Backpack

Backpacks for Madison seeks used backpacks to help the homeless

From May 12-19, Backpacks for Madison will place donation bins for backpacks and bags, as well as duffel bags and drawstring bags, in Union South, Memorial Union, the Natatorium, the Southeast Recreational Facility, the Shell, the Morgridge Center for Public Service in the Red Gym and the University Book Store.

Your Health

woman running

Tips for beginners considering a marathon run

Ever say "I'm gonna run a marathon"? You can do it as long as you have appropriate self-examination, planning and determination, according to these tips from UW Health Sports Medicine.

Achievements

Lecture hall

Blank: Award-winning students make us all proud

Chancellor Rebecca Blank is recognizing student scholarship winners for excellence over the past academic year. "I can’t wait to see what you do to make this world a better place — to lessen suffering and to continue to learn and to ask questions and to seek answers to important questions," she says.