Friday, May 15, 2015

Questions about Honors Regalia?

Where do I get my stole? 
To be recognized as an Honors candidate at the Saturday Commencement Ceremony, you should wear the Honors stole (white with three cardinal bars) with your cap and gown.  Your name will be on a list at the University Bookstore where you will be able to pick up your academic regalia. Students on that list can pick up the Honors stole (the white stole with three cardinal bars) to wear with their cap and gown. A deposit is required to pick up the stole.

Which stole do I wear? 
If you are graduating both with an Honors degree and with Distinction, you should wear the Honors stole (white with cardinal bars), not the Distinction stole (solid cardinal red). The Honors degree is the higher "honor," so that is the appropriate stole to wear!

We hope to see all graduates today, Friday, May 15, at the L&S Honors Program Commencement Ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Events Center!

The program runs from 3:30-5 PM, but come early to get a picture with Bucky! He’ll be in attendance from 3-3:45 PM. Please arrive no later than 3:45 PM to be recognized by name in the procession. Registration is not required to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Regalia (cap, gown, etc.) are not necessary for the Friday Honors reception.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Go Big Read Book for 2015

Go Big Read, UW-Madison's common-reading program, has picked the 2015 book! 

Just Mercy 
by Bryan Stevenson

 Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship-- and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is Bryan's remarkable story.

The goal of Go Big Read is to engaged students, faculty, and staff in an open-ended discussion of important issues. Join the conversation, read the book and bring your thoughts to the table! 

See HERE for how to get a copy!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Occupy Discovery-- A one-day art exhibition

Occupy Discovery
A one-day art exhibition

When:Monday May 11, 2015; 11a.m. - 2p.m. 
Where:Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard

Madison is well known for its history of protest, from student protests and anti-war movements in the 1960s to labor and union protests in recent memory. The people of Madison have always been at the forefront of working to bring individuals together in conversation about difficult issues facing our community. 

Occupy Discover is an art exhibition that will occupy the Discovery Building from 11a.m. - 2p.m. on Monday May 11, consisting of hundreds of photographic and hand-drawn portraits from people living in Wisconsin. The display is spear-headed by Professor Faisal Abdu'Allah of the Art Department, and will take place in a building on campus that aims to "push our discoveries beyond the boundaries of the university and draw on the brightest minds to improve people's lives around the world".

You will have a chance to view your neighbors and peers, appearing with a personal slogan, comment or statement. This project gives the people of Madison a platform to share their passion, thoughts, and images with the wider community.

Summer 2015 Job Search Workshops hosted by L&S Career Services

These workshops will be held in May, June, and July. 
By attending a workshop you will...
Build and improve on your skills and learn about the following areas:
  • Mock interviewing with Feedback
  • Networking and Connecting with Alumni
  • Job Searching Strategies & Social Media
  • Tailoring Resumes & Cover Letters
Registration Process:
1. Fill out this short survey to list your availability and program format preferences by May 15, 2015.
2. Within 1-2 days you will receive an email confirmation.
3. An additional email will be sent out within a few days with workshop details confirming dates and times.