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Posted 10/6: Event

Madison History Club presents: “Gendered Banishment: Rewriting Mexican repatriation through a transgenerational oral history methodology”

 October 13, 2022 | 5:00-6:30PM |Mosse Humanities Building Curti Lounge (#5233)

Professor Marla Ramírez is a historian of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands with specialization in oral history, Mexican repatriation, social and legal histories of Mexican migrations, and gendered immigration experiences. Her talk examines her collaboration with banished women, their children, and grandchildren to construct a transgenerational, gendered Mexican American banishment archive. Where previous research focused mainly on the removal experiences of Mexican men, Professor Ramírez provides transgenerational perspectives of banished Mexican American women. Their recollections and the gendered archive they developed in collaboration help to provide a deeper understanding of Mexican American experiences within the subfields of gender and women’s history.

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Posted 10/4: Event

Nate Silver Public Lecture
The LaFollette School’s Journalist in Residence, Nate Silver will be speaking on campus on October 26th at 7pm in Shannon Hall in the Memorial Union. The talk will also be livestreamed. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


Posted 10/4: Major Exploration

Communications Majors & Certificates Fair
October 12th 12-1:30 p.m.
Union South, Check TITU for room details
Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning about majors and careers in the communications field. Whether you’re interested in just one or multiple of the majors and certificates, this even provides a one-stop opportunity to learn about a lot of our majors and certificates in this area!
Who will be there? Representatives will be available from the following majors and certificates: Communication Arts, Digital Studies Certificate, Digital Cinema Production Certificate, English, Information Science, Journalism & Mass Communication, Linguistics, Science Communication Certificate, and the Sports Communication Certificate.

Posted 10/4: Graduate School

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy believes there is a science to social impact. Discover for yourself how the Harris toolkit
gives future policy leaders a competitive edge by using the latest technology and social science methods to design policies that work for society.

Join us on October 12, 2022, 11-2 PM (CDT) for a Coffee Chat at Valentia Coffee to learn more about the programs offered at Harris and to answer any
questions you have.

Posted 9/30: Student Org

Society and Politics Committee is a student organization which operates under the Wisconsin Union Directory, and for this we get a lot of benefits that other student organizations do not. Our AD’s receive a $75 stipend to their Wiscard each month, and the org also receives money from the Union and access to their resources. At SoPo, we organize events where we learn about and discuss social issues, and one of our goals is to make it fun and encouraging, rather than overwhelming.

We are looking for two Programming Associate Director Positions. Programming ADs work with planning committee meetings, contributing to the event planning and organization process, among other tasks. 

Posted 9/28: Scholarship

Do you hope to be an activist or “change agent” who improves how government, non-profit organizations, educational or research institutions serve the public? Are there conditions in our society or the environment that trouble you?
Learn about the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which provides $30,000 for graduate study in any field leading to a career in public service.

More Information

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, October 5, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
Where: Union South, TITU or ZOOM
(For those attending in person, pizza will be served)
When:  Friday, October 7, 12:00 -1:30 p.m. Registration
Where: ZOOM

Posted 9/28: Study Abroad

Study Abroad Fair
October 11, 2022, | 3 – 7 PM | Gordon Dining & Event Center

Discover why so many Badgers make study abroad a part of their experience at UW-Madison! The fair is a great way to learn the basics of the study abroad planning process, international internships, research opportunities and more! You can even explore how to fund your experience abroad and begin to focus your search to find the program that’s best for you. Don’t speak another language? Not a problem! Check out programs with no language requirements, including opportunities to begin language learning in locations like Costa Rica, Italy and South Korea.

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Posted 9/19: Scholarship

The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership offers one scholarship award of $2,300 to one student per academic year. Scholarships are intended for undergraduates who have shown public leadership in their lives in a way that reflects the general legacy of Governor Tommy G. Thompson. The application closes on 10/25/2022.

Posted 9/19: Careers

Numerous local government managers and administrators around the state are part of an association called the Wisconsin City/County Management Association (WCMA).  WCMA is a great organization that promotes efficient democratic local government in Wisconsin through a council-manager form of government. Students can join WCMA at $20 for an annual membership and receive access to several services such as a full directory of WCMA members with contact information of public managers in the state, conference discounts, discussion boards, and further professional development activities like webinars and workshops.

Posted 9/16: Latinx Heritage Month

It’s Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) at UW–Madison! Activities are organized by the LHM Student Planning Committee with the Latinx Cultural Center in collaboration with campus partners. 

Theme: Expression Beyond the Margins

Timeframe: Sept. 15–Oct. 15, 2022

Website: www.wisc.edu/Latinx 


Upcoming Dates and Events

October 2022

10/17: Spring 23 schedule released in Course Search & Enroll

November 2022

Week of 11/7: Enrollment appointment times for Spring term assigned to students

Week of 11/14: Students begin enrolling for Spring term courses according to their appointment times

11/25: Deadline for students to drop a Fall term course without academic dean approval

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