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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Want to make a difference in the world?  Promote U.S. and global interests?  Consider the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program!  

The Program seeks outstanding young people interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S.  Department of State. The program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year master's degree, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. 

Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2015, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. 

Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org  
The application deadline is January 14, 2015.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program

 Are you studying Arabic, Korean, Turkish or another critical language?

The Critical Language Scholarship program offers fully funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students who are U.S. citizens and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, http://www.clscholarship.org/.  

Funding is offered for the study of 13 critical languages, http://www.clscholarship.org/languages/.  Critical Language Scholarships are available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in every field.

Application deadline is Wednesday, November 12, 8:00 PM Eastern time.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Alumni Career Panel

The School of Human Ecology is hosting an alumni career panel on Friday, October 24, 2014.

This is an opportunity to network and hear about the career paths of an interesting array of Alumni.

2:00-3:00pm in 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall (free reception to follow)

·         Matt Muenster (BS ’00), Host of DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and BATHtastic!
·         John Zeratsky (BS ’05), Design Partner, Google Ventures
·         Brenda Chamberlain, (BS ‘o2), Principal, Brenda Chamberlain Consulting
·         Jon-Paul Bianchi, (BS ‘oo, MS ‘o8), Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

You can learn more about the panelists and REGISTER HERE: http://sohe.wisc.edu/meet-bne-2014-panelists/.