University of Wisconsin–Madison

Meet Interim Dean of Students Argyle Wade!

Dear Students –

Welcome! One of the most important (and frankly, fun) parts of my job is to welcome (and welcome back) students to campus each semester. It’s tradition. And as you might know, tradition is big here at UW-Madison.

Some of you are new to UW-Madison, either transferring from another university, or new to college life altogether. Many of you are returning students, eager to start the spring semester off right. Regardless of who you are or where you’re from, we are GLAD you are here!

Make the most out of your time on campus and be sure to try something new: Attend Wisconsin Welcome events, ask professors about doing research, consider an alternative spring break, or volunteer! My colleagues at the Division of Student Life offer services and opportunities that are at your fingertips — Take advantage of them!

Dean of Students Office Hours:

Make an appointment (or drop by during the below times) and get to know interim Dean of Students Argyle Wade. (Email: Kathleen Kuno kathy.kuno@wisc.edu for an appointment)

  • 12/14/18         2:30  – 3:30 p.m.
  • 12/18/18         10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Argyle Wade, interim Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured in a studio portrait on Aug. 23, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

Updates from Argyle Wade

  • A message of support to the UW-Madison community

    It’s times like this when it’s most important for us to come together, reach out one another to offer support, and to be present, knowing these terrible incidents impact us all, in different ways. On …

  • Stay safe, healthy this Halloween

      Halloween is a holiday well celebrated on UW-Madison’s campus. It will be a busy weekend: Students will take part in Halloween festivities across campus (and possibly join Freakfest). Although your Halloween celebration will likely …

  • McBurney Connect streamlines disability-related accommodation requests

    Changes intended to streamline how UW-Madison processes students’ disability-related accommodation requests are now in effect. Paper VISAs (Verified Individualized Services and Accommodation plans) have been replaced by Faculty Notification Letters. The McBurney Disability Resource Center’s …

  • McBurney Center Forward in Access Awards

    The McBurney Disability Resource Center recently celebrated 40 years on campus. As part of the celebration activities, the office took time to recognize some of our critical campus partners who are contributing to an inclusive …

  • More Dean of Students posts

Get to Know Your Dean of Students

Former DJ and current Dean of Students, Argyle Wade, hosts his very own radio show at 12 pm every Thursday on WSUM 97.1. Tune in to learn more about student affairs with a sprinkle of dad jokes. Send in your own questions using #BascomBeat on Twitter.

Episode 7: First half of this episode discusses the shooting at the Pittsburgh Synagogue, Tree of Life. The second half of the episode discusses how to eat healthy on campus and also features Mills Bothan, President of the Wisconsin Union Council to talk about the role of the Union on campus.

Episode 6: Happy Halloween! This episode features Zachery Holder, the resident life coordinator with University Housing to talk about Freakfest and how it affects student life on campus. This episode also features Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Lori Reesor to discuss her new position and her role on campus.

Episode 5 features Molly Zemke, the violence prevention manager at University Health Services (UHS) to talk about sexual assault and support for survivors found on campus and across the nation and resources for students. This episode also featured Mari Magler, the assistant dean and director of the McBurney Disability Resource Center to talk about what the center does and how resources and services support campus and our students.

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Episode 4: Join Warren Scherer, the assistant dean and director of the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC). This episode covers National Coming Out Week and the resources the GSCC has to offer.

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Episode 3: We cover both the importance of voting on campus as well as talking about the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) and Latinx Heritage Month during this episode. The guests were Charlie Alworth, a Vote Everywhere Ambassador at the Morgridge Center and Andrew Goodman Foundation and Gabe Javier, the assistant dean and director of the Multicultural Student Center.

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Episode 2: This week’s guests were Tony Utrie, case manager for the Dean of Students Office and Rachel Dyer, University Health Services (UHS) Suicide Prevention graduate assistant who came to speak about Suicide Prevention Month.

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Episode 1: This week’s episode features Mark Kueppers, assistant dean and director at the Center for Leadership & Involvement and Carren Martin, assistant dean and director at the Center for the First Year Experience. This episode covers getting back into theswing of life at UW-Madison and connecting with resources, programs, and how to get involved on campus.

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