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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 21, 2016

Undergraduate student Andrew Briceno poses for photograph by executive producer Jonah Evans during a Dear World portrait event held at the Gordon Dining and Event Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 20, 2016. Dear World is an award-winning, interactive social campaign that invites people to share a meaningful message – often written somewhere on the person's body – as part of the portrait session. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Be in the Know

Students and Madison community members participate in a "Creating Images with Henna" workshop conducted by Meeta Mastani, interdisciplinary artist in residence at the UW-Madison Arts Institute, on the outdoor terrace of the Humanities Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 14, 2016. Participants used henna dye to create temporary tattoos and drawings of various designs and meaning. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

More than skin deep

Henna tattoos are a traditional Eastern art form. Interdisciplinary artist-in-residence Meeta Mastani encourages students to use them to express their emotions and political beliefs. Body painting to express beliefs was also the theme of the "Dear World" event (shown above).


Drop the remote and go and vote

Help choose the next president -- it's what makes democracy work. The Associated Students of Madison (ASM) will register students to vote at various spots on campus four days a week until Oct. 19.


Mmmmmm. Donuts. And hoops!

Donuts for everyone! Badger b-ball player Nigel Hayes tweeted last week that he and senior point guard Bronson Koenig would buy donuts for the entire student section if season tickets sold out in under 5 minutes. Boom. Now Nigel is mixing dough.

Get Social

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Campus Life


The Weekly quiz: Where is this??

This well-crafted wall sketch comes from a building on campus -- do you know where it is?  Email your answer to You could win free stuff! Click to read last week’s answer.



Help a friend in need with the 3 D’s: Delegate, distract, direct

A full 84 percent of Badgers want help when they've had too much to drink — and you can be the friend they can count on. Here are three simple ways: Delegate, distract, direct. Check out this video from University Health Services.

Pro Tips


Set up UW email/calendar on desktop or mobile

Stay connected at all times. You can easily access your UW–Madison email and calendar using your web browser, or by using your desktop client or mobile device. Check it out here.

Your Health

Photo: Doctor and child

Your mom’s right: You need to take care of yourself

It’s a lot easier to be a serious student, hard worker, and all-around nice person if you don’t feel like garbage. UW wants to set you up for a successful semester by helping you stay fit and healthy. Here are some tips.