Friday, April 20, 2018

Participate in the All-Campus Day of Service!

This Tuesday, April 24th will be the third-annual All-Campus Day of Service. There will be many opportunities for students to engage with public service on campus and off campus. More than 25 activities and events will be taking place all over campus throughout the day. Check the link above for more info!


Students may also register to volunteer in direct service opportunities specifically at Magazine Literacy, REACH-A-CHILD, Second Harvest Foodbank, and Lakeshore Nature Preserve. The link to register can be found here.

To learn more about all the activities taking place as part of the event, you can click here.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Passionate about International Studies, Editing, or Design? Join JUIS!



Are you a passionate about International Studies, editing, or design? If so, consider joining JUIS: the Journal of Undergraduate International Studies.

JUIS is a student-run, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish the best undergraduate work from across the country related to international themes and topics. With production and mailing costs fully covered by a generous donor to the L&S Honors Program, JUIS allows undergraduate students to create, edit, and design a high-quality academic journal that is sent to academic institutions around the world. 

JUIS is currently looking for students who want to join the JUIS Editorial Board and Copy Editing Team. We are also seeking a talented layout designer to create our upcoming issue. If you are interested in any of these positions complete the corresponding application below. 

JUIS Copy Editing Team: https://goo.gl/forms/tQiij05To6aB4eak1

If you have any questions, feel free to email juis@global.wisc.edu. We hope you join our team!




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Full-time AmeriCorps position at the Morgridge Center


The Morgridge Center for Public Service is hiring a full-time AmeriCorps member for the 2018-19 school year. This is an eleven month position beginning at the end of August. The person in this role supports the Achievement Connections high school math tutoring program in partnership with the United Way of Dane County.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a recent grad or someone looking to gain experience in volunteer coordination and recruitment, event planning and higher education.
  
Full position description and application instructions here: https://morgridge.wisc.edu/about/jobs/

LSAT Workshop

Center for Pre-Law Advising LSAT Workshop will be offering another LSAT workshop. This Workshop is a great option for students who are looking for effective LSAT prep without to expense and time commitment of a full-length course. The goal of the program is to set students up to effectively self-study for the LSAT over the course of four, four-hour workshops. More information on the course can be found below. The below flyer and embedded registration link can be easily forwarded. Some scholarships are available.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY: 
Register with this Google Form

Spots are limited, so register early! A limited amount of scholarship opportunities may be available. 

CPLA will be offering a four-class workshop that will help participants launch a self-study program. The workshop will provide tips on how to approach test day, develop a self-study plan, and master each of the LSAT's three major sections. 
 
                                 Dates: Thursday, May 24, May 31, June 7, and June 14
                                 Time: 5:30- 9:30 p.m.
                                 Cost: Cost is $100 + materials (approximately $20)


Interested in joining the Peace Corps?

Interested in joining the Peace Corps? Consider attending a Coffee Chat on Friday, April 27 with former Peace Corps Director, Aaron Williams. This is a unique opportunity for students to hear from a UW alum who has a particularly illustrious career that began in Peace Corps/Dominican Republic. 

If you cannot make the chat, or have further questions about exploring the Peace Corps option, you can email or stop in during walk-in advising hours linked here.

Attached also is spring semester events, here!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

BASES Mentorship Opportunities


Want to work with children, learn about homelessness, and make a difference in the life of a young student? Join the BASES program! In case you're unfamiliar, the acronym stands for Building Academic, Social, and Emotional Supports for children experiencing homelessness. Our undergraduate and graduate mentors are matched with early elementary school kids experiencing homelessness and provide in-school support to a child for a full academic year. 

BASES has both class and service learning components. Students are prepared for this experience in a biweekly class that focuses on the potential of 1-on-1 mentoring relationships to aid young children’s adjustment to school and how to foster resilience both in and outside of school. Mentors will learn about the effects of poverty and trauma on child development through guest lectures, films, readings, reflective writing assignments, and discussions. Class exercises are designed to support students’ learning about homelessness, mentoring, societal forces, racial inequities, and emotionally responsive teaching.

The need in our city is enormous. Last year almost 1500 students in Madison Metropolitan School District were identified as highly transient or homeless. Applications are being accepted for the 2018–2019 mentor cohort. You can apply online now: https://goo.gl/forms/c9QzxAYTP68yKd583. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Campbell at bases@education.wisc.edu.


See the attached flyer for more information about what to expect as a volunteer.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Check Out the Automatic-Honors Course List!

Be sure to check out the Automatic-Honors course list before enrolling for classes this week!

The pdf can be found here.

Requirements for completing a degree with honors in the major, honors in the liberal arts and comprehensive honors can be found at the L&S Honors Program website.