Majors Fair Coming Soon

Are you exploring major options? Thinking of adding an additional major or certificate? If you answered yes, you won’t want to miss the Majors Fair.

Majors Fair
Tuesday, October 24
3:30-6:00 p.m. Union South

At the Majors Fair, more than 100 departments, majors, and certificate programs from all eight undergraduate schools and colleges will come together to give you the chance to “shop around” for your major. You’ll be able to ask questions of academic advisers, faculty, or other representatives from each department.

Take time to make a thoughtful decision about your major by attending the Majors Fair!

For more information go to: https://cec.ccas.wisc.edu/majors-fair/

Student Leadership Opportunity

Summer Term is currently seeking to recruit students for the Summer Term Student Advisory Board.

This group acts as a student voice in the Summer Term office, helping to understand what students want and need out of summer programming. It’s an opportunity for students to learn about how Summer Term works and offer feedback and suggestions about Summer Term programming, marketing, or other topics that the students are interested in discussing regarding our summer offerings.

Students can apply at the link above by October 13th (this Friday).

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program provides a year’s internship in an Asian country related to the scholar’s interests. The program is designed to provide an extended period of exposure to an Asian country for highly qualified young Americans who lack extensive knowledge of Asian affairs and who would not gain this knowledge through their normal career trajectories. Any professional field will be considered, except Asian Affairs/Asian Studies. Graduating seniors, recent alumni, graduate students, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, a nominee must be a U.S. citizen, under age 30 at the beginning the program, and hold at least a B.A. Applicants should have little or no experience in the country of internship. UW–Madison alumni do not have to be on campus to apply, but must apply through the university.

More details on the campus requirements and the application process are available at:
http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/luce-scholars-program/

The UW-Madison campus deadline is 4pm on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Walk the Walk

The Morgridge Center for Public Service will host Walk the Walk on Friday, October 13 at 2:00 PM. Walk the Walk is an annual tour of social and environmental justice organizations in the UW-Madison neighborhood. Students participate in one of four themed walking tours to learn from nonprofits near campus that are advancing progressive and equitable change. Each tour begins in the basement at Ogg Hall.

Visit https://morgridge.wisc.edu/events-calendar/walk-the-walk/ for more information and registration. Registration is encouraged, not required. Students who register by Oct. 6 will receive free business cards. Sign up here: go.wisc.edu/walkregister.

Mike McCarthy: “Dismantling Solidarity”

On Monday, October 2nd, at 12:00pm, the Havens Center for Social Justice is proud to present Michael McCarthy’s talk: “Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and Retirement Income since the New Deal.” Why have capitalist markets come to play a growing role in the distribution of retirement income in the US since the New Deal? Drawing on rich archival data that covers more than fifty years of American history, this talk argues that the critical driver was policymakers’ reactions to capitalist crises and their political imperative to promote capitalist growth. The event is free and open to the public.