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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 11, 2013

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Be in the Know

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Expert advice: Focus on your finances

Paying for a college education is a major investment. J. Michael Collins, director of the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security, shares his top money-saving tips for UW students, like avoiding credit card debt, making a budget and taking advantage of freebies and discounts.

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See Helen C. party, try time travel

College Library has a few new tricks to reveal at the 5th Annual Helen C. House Party from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Sept. 12. Particularly intriguing is the new Retro Photo Booth in which participants will green-screen themselves into archival photos.

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Explore, Experience, Volunteer at the Wisconsin Science Festival

Unleash your curiosity at the Midwest’s only science festival, Sept. 26-29. Free admission across campus; programs and fun for all interests and ages; volunteers needed.

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Campus Life

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Parkour!

It's not just for Dwight Schrute wannabes. A local group, Wisconsin Parkour, offers classes that teach students how to move as efficiently as possible from point A to point B through the available environment.

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Campus Hacks: Useful advice from the Registrar’s Office

Need advice on enrollment deadlines, privacy and course scheduling? View five handy tips from the Registrar's Office. (BTW, tonight by midnight is your last chance to drop a class without a DR/W notation on your transcript.)

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Humans vs. Zombies returns to campus

Starting Monday, Sept. 16, Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) returns to the UW-Madison campus.  This is a week-long modern-day game of tag in which students use Nerf blasters to protect themselves from “zombies” — in turn, zombies are to tag those designated as humans, turning them into zombies. As with any large event, safety is key.

Buzz

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UW campus community digs into “A Tale for the Time Being”

“A Tale for the Time Being” is a sprawling book that spans both time and the globe, but at heart, it’s a story about the relationship between a writer and a reader. The new novel from critically acclaimed and best-selling author Ruth Ozeki is the selection for the fifth year of Go Big Read, UW’s common-reading program.

Your Health

Stay safe around your home: MPD, UWPD investigate recent robberies

Three armed robberies in the area surrounding the UW-Madison campus over the past week have UWPD and MPD alerting students and urging a focus on personal safety, even indoors. Learn more. Also: The Dean of Students Office is responding to the aftermath of a fire.

Achievements

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3L Colin McGinn Awarded Mettner Foundation Scholarship

The Joseph P. Mettner Foundation awarded their third annual scholarship to University of Wisconsin Law School student Colin McGinn.

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Students sought to organize national ag prize competition

Wanted: Students interested in agriculture, entrepreneurship and project management. Desire to improve the world a plus. A campus group is seeking students to help organize and launch a new national student competition aimed at spurring innovative solutions for improving agricultural sustainability.

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