Thursday, February 11, 2016

Brittingham Viking Organization Scholarships

The Brittingham Viking Organization is an organization that provides scholarships for students from UW-Madison to travel and study abroad in Scandinavia and vice versa. Their scholarships not only give recipients the opportunity to live and learn in Scandinavia, but also to become part of an international "Viking" family. Their deeply-rooted alumni networks throughout the US, Scandinavia, and the world make the BVO a unique and lifelong community. 

They are currently accepting applications for two Madison-Ehrnrooth Scholarships to Finland. The scholarship is intended for UW-Madison student to study abroad in Finland for the 2016-2017 Spring academic semester.  They are searching for academically talented and involved students for the program and are particularly interested in Honors students! 

To apply or find our more information on the Madison-Ehrnrooth Scholarships or the BVO, please visit 
Questions can be directed to Genevieve Carter at or Riley Bruce at

Scholarship applications are due March 13, 2016.

Wisconsin Stem Cell Roundtable

Interested in stem cell research? 

The Wisconsin Stem Cell Roundtable, a group of UW-Madison junior stem cell researchers, is pleased to continue our highly successful Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program aimed at introducing talented undergraduate students to stem cell research with the help of a graduate student or postdoc mentor. See the WiSCR page for more information on the group!

For more information on how to apply for this opportunity, see HERE. 
Deadline to apply is February 28th, 2016. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Navigating Biosciences at UW-Madison Workshops

Did you know there are over 30 bioscience majors at UW-Madison ? It can sometimes be overwhelming trying to figure out who to contact or where to go on campus to learn more about majors, careers, and research opportunities in the life sciences. 

The Navigating Biosciences at UW-Madison session will provide an overview of the tremendous variety of biological science majors at UW as well as key resources to help you explore and pursue your interests. 

We will also cover FAQs related to course selection, major declaration, pre-health preparation, and research opportunities. 

WHEN: Thursday, February 25; 3:30 to 4:30pm
WHERE: 6 Ingraham Hall


WHEN: Thursday, March 30; 3:30 to 4:30pm
WHERE: 6 Ingraham Hall

This workshop requires students to register beforehand. To do so, click HERE.

Choosing a Major Workshop

The Choosing a Major workshop provides suggestions for beginning the process of choosing a major, and helps answer the questions: What is a major? Why do I need one? Once I choose a major, then what? This workshop is geared toward freshmen who are completely undecided.

WHEN: February 24, 11am to noon
WHERE: 6 Ingraham Hall


WHEN: April 5, 11am to noon
WHERE: 6 Ingraham Hall

This workshop requires students to register beforehand. To do so, click HERE.

Energetic about the Environment? Careers in Clean Energy

Energy touches all aspects of our lives, and transitioning to more sustainable methods of generating and consuming energy will be one of the major challenges of our generation.

For this transition to take place, we will need talented young leaders from all backgrounds to work together for a better future. 

This workshop will highlight emerging career opportunities in the clean energy economy for a wide range of disciplines across campus.

WHEN: February 17, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: 6 Ingraham Hall

This event requires students to register beforehand. To do so, click HERE.

Peace Corps February/March Events

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SummerTerm Automatic Honors Courses

Considering taking a class this summer either online or here in Madison? Why not take an Honors course? Check out these two summer term automatic Honors courses!
See The Course Guide for more information and class options!

Classics 370: Classical Mythology
In Classics 370, you will become acquainted with the major characters and stories of ancient Greek and Roman mythology through reading ancient texts in translation. Lectures will focus on interpreting myth in a wide variety of forms and contexts. You will explore how the Greeks and Romans used myth to grapple with personal and social issues, and discover why reading these ancient stories is still very entertaining and useful in our modern world.

See the syllabus here! 

LIS 202: Informational Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society
This 100% online asynchronous course explores the impact of and barriers to access to information on the lives of low-income ethnic/racial minority communities in the United States. The course provides an introduction to contemporary information society from a sociological perspective.

In this course we will explore issues relating to information inequalities, differences or "digital divides" in the US with particular attention to underrepresented groups in the Northern Midwest including African-American, Hmong, Latino/a and Native American. Information inequalities include disparities in awareness of, ownership of, access to, and use of various information and communication technologies for the purposes of health, education, economic development and social expression. Through this exploration we will examine traditional and online institutions that create or channel information to communities of interest including community centers, schools, libraries, and medical clinics. Skills covered will include application of theoretical frameworks; critique and discussion of academic debates; and the use of databases to locate information related to demographics in the Upper Midwest.