Friday, September 19, 2014

Volunteer at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve with HSO

The Honors Student Organization invites you to join us in volunteering at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve! We will be doing grounds work such as planting, preparing fire breaks, and invasive plant removal. Tools, gloves, and a small snack will be provided. 

Mark your calendars for Sunday October 19; 9-12. We will meet at Picnic Point parking lot 129

Please join us for this exciting opportunity to help out in the beautiful campus resource that is the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

HSO Scavenger Hunt

Join the Honors Student Organization (HSO) for a scavenger hunt! 

When: Sunday October 12; 11am -1pm
Where: Washburn Observatory lawn

After organizing into teams of 4-6 people, students will receive a set of clues relating to campus landmarks. The team to successfully locate the most landmarks within an hour will  receive bragging rights and a prize! Afterwards we will all meet and have pizza! 

So bring your friends, and join HSO for this fun event!

The Associated Students of Madison

Do you want to make decisions about campus life and policies instead of reading about them in the newspaper? Every year, dozens of committees across campus make important decisions about almost every aspect of UW-Madison. According to Wisconsin State law and UW System Board of Regents policy, students like you are guaranteed representation on all committees that affect student life, activities, and interests on campus.

The Associated Students of Madison (ASM) Shared Governance Committee is accepting applications for open student seats on a wide variety of campus committees governing areas like: campus transportation, residence hall life, campus libraries, and registering for classes.

UW Leadership Certificate

Have you been thinking about completing the UW Leadership Certificate? The Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI) would like to invite all UW-Madison students, undergraduate and graduate, who are interested in learning more about the Leadership Certificate to attend one of three upcoming Informational Orientation Sessions. 

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Where: Masley Media Room, 1st Floor, Red Gym

When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Where: Masley Media Room, 1st Floor, Red Gym

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Building

For further information about the Leadership Certificate please visit the Center for Leadership and Involvement website.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bonding Undergraduate and Graduate Students (BUGS)

The Greater University Tutoring Service has launched a new program--Bonding Undergraduate and Graduate Students (BUGS). 
The purpose of this program is to match undergraduate students with interest in graduate school with graduate students in the same field. They will meet twice a month to discuss relevant topics, such as GREs, how to pick schools, research, etc.

More information can be found here. 
Undergraduate students can sign up here.

Tropical Conservation in Ecuador- Honors Study Abroad

Want to study abroad and receive HONORS CREDIT for your work done overseas??

Apply for the Tropical Conservation Semester: Galapagos, Andes and Amazon" in Ecuador this spring semester! It is one of a handful of Honors study abroad programs at UW. Students will receive 16 UW Honors credits!

This academically rigorous learning adventure focuses on field-based instruction in terrestrial ecology, marine biology and conservation biology, and is a great fit for students in biological and environmental sciences. Students live with host families in Quito and Galapagos, study Spanish and participate in a month-long internship, deepening their awareness of Latin American culture and conservation in practice. 

Application can be found on the Study Abroad- International Academic Programs website.
Application deadline is Friday, October 3, 2014.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Join Mock Trial!

Like debating? How about acting? If you’re interested in pursuing a legal career, acting, learning more about how a courtroom works, or improving your public speaking skills in a fun and engaging extracurricular, we may be just the group for you.

If you’re a Law & Order fan, then you know the basics. But mock trial is more than dramatic TV lawyers showing off their style. Here’s how it works:  Each year, the American Mock Trial Association releases a fictional case for trial, and mock trial teams across the country play witness and attorney roles to argue the case. We compete in tournaments around the nation (judged by real judges, often in real courtrooms) and we consistently place at the top of the competition.

Think you could be a mocker?

Email Alicia Luedtke at for information about our team and tryouts!