Thursday, October 23, 2014

Careers in the US Navy Medicine Workshop

Interested in pursuing higher education in the medical field but not interested in debt? 

Join L&S Career Services and the Center for Pre-Health Advising for:
Careers in the US Navy Medicine Workshop
Wednesday, October 29; 3:30pm
Rm 120 Middleton Building 
Learn about the full-time salary & full-ride scholarships offered by the U.S. Navy to study in multiple disciplines including: Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing, P.A., Clinical Psychology and Social Work. Lieutenant Luke A. Sticht will share detail about the application and selection process.


Dinners on Wisconsin

Interested in a free home-cooked meal? How about a chance to chat with a successful UW-Madison alumni? The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) and the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB) would like to invite you to Dinners On Wisconsin!

Every year UW-Madison alumni working in the area open up their homes or workplaces to a group of current UW-Madison students for an evening of dining and conversation. Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with fellow students and alumni with similar interests to you, as well as an opportunity to learn more about your field and future career. Past topics have included entrepreneurship, education, journalism, international relations, non-profits, nursing and many more! 

Dinners on Wisconsin! 
Dates: November 3rd, 4th, & 5th 
Times: Dinners start at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm 
Location: Participants will meet at the Wisconsin Alumni Association (650 N. Lake Street) 
Cost: FREE! Pay $5 to register and get it back when you check in at the event. 
Transportation to and from the dinners are provided. Departures leave 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Please plan accordingly.   


Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition

The Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition is now open. This is the tenth annual competition, and each year, a UW-Madison student has either won or placed among the finalists.Up to 3 semifinalist awards are awarded $500.  There is a $2,000 prize for the selected winning essay.

This year's Liberal Arts Essay competition prompt is:
Students pursuing liberal educations learn to make connections across disciplines. At first it can seem difficult, however, to bridge the gap between the sciences and humanities, since these disciplines not only offer different content but also different modes of thinking.
Discuss a time in your college education when you have made connections between a humanities class and a science class that have resulted in unexpected and meaningful insights. Feel free to go beyond your own experiences by discussing essays/commentaries on this topic by other writers or speakers you've encountered in college.
The submission deadline is January 26, 2014. Submit essays to scholarships@UW-Madison 

All undergraduates, regardless of school or college, in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
For more information see their website.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Student Housing Fair

Campus Area Housing (CAH) would like to invite you to  the annual Student Housing Fair!

The objective of the housing fair is to help students make an informed housing decision. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from University Housing and local private property owners and managers (large and small). There will also be staff from campus and community partners to share resources and tips for all students, no matter where they live. And of course, there will be free food, fun handouts, and a chance to win prizes!

When: Thursday November 6th, 2014; 3:00-6:00 pm
Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Check out CAH's website for rental vacancies, roommate openings and sublet listings!
The CAH Rental Resource Guide is available here.

UW Alternative Breaks Domestic Trips

Interested in traveling, serving, and learning over winter break?
Applications are now open for UW-Madison Alternative Breaks Domestic Trips! 

Destinations for service learning include South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and more. Information on the trips offered this January can be found here.

Participants will be accepted on a rolling basis--so apply early!
Application deadline: Monday, October 27th; 5:00 pm.

Biosciences Research Peer Mentoring

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Go Big Read

As you probably know, this year's Go Big Read book is I am Malala: The Girl who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. 

It is the inspirational story of a Pakistani young woman who spoke out for girls' education. Because she refused to be silent, she was shot in the head at age 15 by the Taliban. She recovered and continues to fight for girls' rights to an education. At seventeen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest winner ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Join Shiza Shahid, the co-founder of the Malala Fund, for the Go Big Read Keynote Presentation! Malala is currently in school and thus will be unable to make it to campus. 

When: Monday October 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Varsity Hall, Union South

ALSO, join the L&S Honors Program for a special luncheon with Shiza Shahid on 
Tuesday October 28, 2014 at 12:15 in Gordon Dining and Event center! This is a great opportunity to ask questions about Malala's journey or the Malala Fund.