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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 4, 2013

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Be in the Know

Since you’ve been gone: Summer campus recap

Rebecca Blank arriving, Kevin Reilly leaving. Budget cuts and tuition freezes. Even if you were vacationing and unplugged over the summer, it was hard to miss these headlines. But you can be excused for not being on top of everything that happened on campus while you were away. We have a handy guide to the news you missed.

Rules of the road: Make your ride safe, secure

Madison is one of the most bike friendly cities in the country. But, there are rules of the road when you ride and lock your bike. Here's a guide to making your two-wheeled commute safe and secure.

Organizers set to unveil preliminary Memorial Union designs

Organizers of the Memorial Union Reinvestment project are set to present preliminary floor plans, site plans and design ideas for the next phase of the renovation. An open forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, in Memorial Union (TITU).

Get Social

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Great deals at Tech Demo Day!

Come to the DoIT Tech Store, 333 East Campus Mall, Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy product demos, music, giveaways and deals, plus a visit from Bucky.

Campus Life

A little music, please?

Chancellor Becky Blank welcomes students with her own rendition of On, Wisconsin! You'll be surprised what she wants to play next.

Weekly campus farmers’ market launches at Union South

Starting Thursday, area vendors will sell local and organic products during a weekly Campus Farmers’ Market on the north lawn of Union South. Featured item: Bucky’s Bacon Bread. (Yes, please.)

Do you prefer “Bucky” to “Buckingham”? Update your contact info.

UW recognizes that as a community many of its members use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. The university began a phased implementation of a preferred first and/or middle name policy that allows eligible students to indicate their preferred first name to the university community regardless of a legal name change.

In the News

WE Badger Volunteers focus on sustainability

WE Badger Volunteers — a joint venture between UW–Madison’s WE Conserve and the Office of Sustainability — add a green aspect to UW's locally minded volunteer group. Related: Sign up until Sept. 12

Love campus social media? #FindUW on Sept. 6

UW-Madison is known nationally for its successful social media presence, with hundreds of accounts stretching across platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Foursquare. It also has historic buildings, a 935-acre campus and countless resources for first-year students and upperclassmen. Combine these elements and you’ve got #FindUW, a social media scavenger hunt coming up Friday, Sept. 6.


Are you a winner? We want to know

At UW-Madison, we know students are accomplishing amazing things, every single day. When you win an award or a scholarship, we want to help you tell the world about what you’ve achieved. Related: Chinese speech contest winners