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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 13, 2017

Be in the Know

Wiscopinion: What’s your favorite 5th Quarter song?

Cast your vote for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to University Bookstore! Last week we asked you about your favorite TV shows — see the full results here. This week we're wondering what your Wiscopinion is on the best 5th Quarter jam.

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Your first-month resource guide to campus

Where do I pay tuition? How do I fix my computer? Campus is big and perhaps hectic, but it becomes easier once you learn where everything is, and what services you can utilize. Here are some resources to help.

Dorm Decorating 101

Looking for some inspiration on beautifying your room? Each spring, University Residence Halls host a competition to find the best-decorated room. Take a look back at last year’s finalists to find your inspiration, and maybe this spring you can win the title for the best room on campus!

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Tap into your career and internship resources

September is “Career and Internship Exploration Month,” a great time to think about your career development goals and to attend one of the many events happening this month.

Campus Life

Best views in the Campus area, from the Capitol to SOHE

All around Madison, and even right here on campus, you’ll find a variety of vistas that you’ll want to take in again and again. From the Capitol to Observatory Hill, art museums to the Terrace, there’s no way your eyes will get bored. Here are some of the best views on and around campus.  

Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy discussions planned

This year's Go Big Read book "Hillbilly Elegy" tells a story of rising from poverty and touches on major issues such as opioid addiction, access to education, and the pursuit of the American dream. Discuss these topics and more at the Keynote Event Oct. 9 in Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

In the News

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Got a Perkins loan? Read this!

Are you a student that receives the Federal Perkins Loan? The program is scheduled to end on Sept. 30 and all fall disbursements must happen prior to this date or your 2017-18 Federal Perkins Loan will be cancelled and cannot be reinstated. Students must accept it and sign a promissory note by Sept. 22.  


Brand New Badger: From the race track to the classroom

Tazio Stefanelli is used to life at high speed – for the past seven years he has been racing cars, most recently on the Formula Ford circuit. Now the Elkhorn resident is starting his studies in engineering.

Pro Tips

Career & Internship Fair: Employers come here to meet you

Get a jump on your future career at an event right here on campus. The annual Fall Career and Internship Fair will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Kohl Center. More 300 companies will be in attencance.  

Your Health

September: Suicide Prevention Month at UW-Madison

September is globally recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Read and sign the UW-Madison Pledge to be Stigma Free, sign up for a suicide prevention training and check out the full list of suicide prevention events and activities on campus. Help campus engage this important issue.  


Free tickets available for Cap Times Idea Fest

A limited number of free tickets to the Cap Times Idea Fest, Sept. 16-17, featuring 60+ notable speakers including author David Maraniss and the top editor of the Washington Post, are available to UW students. Register using the promo code IdeaFestUWMadison.

Photo: The words "We the" on the U.S. Constitution

We the People — are going to celebrate Constitution Day

Constitution Day is Sept. 17, and UW-Madison has prepared a schedule of events to honor one of our founding documents, including a panel discussion on James Madison and the Constitutional Legacy.