Campus Happenings April 21-27

Student Affairs is providing weekly events, opportunities, and activities that Badgers can join online or in person. Building community is key to finding your home on campus. We encourage students to engage with others and find people to connect with at UW–Madison.

Join us this week for the following events and opportunities.

Highlights of the week:

  • #FinishStrong– This is a campus wide campaign where we are encouraging everyone to stay on track and finish strong so that we can have the graduation and a fall college experience we all hope for. Show us how you #FinishStrong. 
  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month 2021: This April 2021, APIDA Heritage Month will be exploring the many ways that APIDA identity is shaped both within and outside the community. The Spaces in Between will center on the lived experiences of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans to illustrate how identity continues to be situated and reimagined in a changing world. Join as we bridge The Spaces in Between us within the APIDA community!
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and PAVE-UW has put together a calendar of events for students, faculty, and any interested community members to attend.  

21: Student Processing Space– The UW–Madison student community is invited to come together on Zoom in a facilitated space to process the trial of Derek Chauvin in the context of continuing racialized violence and a global pandemic. This space is open for all students to talk and process the news and media coverage of race, police brutality, and particularly reactions to the verdict in the Chauvin trial, other current events, and how our lives might be affected by them. Pre-registration required here. Join on Zoom at 4 p.m.

22: Let’s Play!– Let’s Play is a chance for students, faculty, and staff to come together to re-invest in self-care and celebrate the importance of play with field day activities, while also receiving information about wellness resources. Join UHS and Recreation & Wellbeing for Virtual Let’s Play via Discord, a free voice, video, and text chat platform. Register here. 1-5 p.m.

22: An Evening with Ocean Vuong Virtual Lecture– Join the Wisconsin Union Directorate – Performing Arts and the APIDA Student Center with guest lecture, author and poet, Ocean Vuong! The event will be live streamed on YouTube. After registering, you will receive an email from approximately 2 hours prior to the event with your unique link to join the event. 78 p.m.

23: Earth Day and Free art Friday– Lend your voice and creativity to the climate justice movement this Earth Day by joining Wheelhouse Studios and CLEAN to paint a collaborative mural. All supplies will be provided and no previous experience is necessary! This event takes place int eh Festival Room at Memorial Union from 1-4 p.m.

23: Stressed? RELEASE IT!– Learn about strategies on how to manage stress, specifically trigger point release from Mayrena Hernandez, MPH, LAT, ATC. The School of Education’s (SoE) Latinx Affinity Group and Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) invites students who identify as Latinx to join this event. Register here. 4-6 p.m.

24: Pop-Up Mind-Body Connectivity Flow– Join Badger Yogis for this vinyasa class focused on strengthening the mind-body connection to sharpen ourselves for finals! This event will take place outside of James Madison Park. Register here. 10-11 a.m.

25: Vibe Shack High Ropes Workshop– Get a team and join this ALPs High Ropes Workshop for about 10 participants focusing on teambuilding. Located at UW’s Physical Sciences Lab. Register here. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

26-27: Greater University Tutoring Services (GUTS)–  Start your week off by taking a look at some of these awesome study tips provided by GUTS to help prepare you for finals.



Ongoing Activities:  

  • Badger Talks – Badger Talks is pleased to present a LIVE series of talks on topics that intend to inspire, delight, and pleasantly distract in a time we are all needing positive experiences. Tune in to hear UW–Madison faculty and staff experts on a variety of interesting and engaging topics. Watch the live events here on Facebook. Not able to watch the live talks? Watch previous Badger Talks LIVE events on YouTube.