Campus Happenings – December 3–9

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.

Tips of the week:

3: DIY DEI: Outdoor Accessibility Panel – This discussion on outdoor accessibility is presented by BIPOC Coalition and Wisconsin Hoofers and will feature panelists who have personal experience with adaptive outdoor activities. There will be time for Q&A from attendees after the main portion of the panel. On Zoom, 4-5:30 p.m.

4: Painting Together—Winter Scenery In this high-quality virtual painting experience, enjoy step-by-step instruction from an experienced instructor on how to paint a beautiful winter scene. You will be guided through the process of sketching your design, mixing paint, and how to paint the background, foreground and details. On Blackboard Collaborate, 6-8 p.m. $25 for UW students.

5 & 6: Madison Polish Film Festival – This free annual event is organized by the UW-Madison Polish Student Association in collaboration with the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Association, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee, and the Polish Heritage Club of Madison. The festival hosts a variety of films each year that explore Polish culture and identity as well as support the work of Polish writers and directors. Films are shown all day. Register here.

7: Film: Brutti, Sporchi, Cattivi (Ettore Scola, 1979) – Giacinto Mazzatella (Nino Manfredi) and four generations of his family live together in the slums of Rome. They participate in whatever they need to survive. Although the family may be morally bankrupt, Giacinto has just been awarded one million lire from the government for the loss of his eye. In turn, the rest of Giancito’s family will do anything to get the money away from him, even if it means murder. Watch here at Midnight.

8: Outdoor UW Learn Series: Conservation in Wisconsin– Join Cait Williamson, Director of Conservation Programs for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (NRF), and Marty Moses, Wisconsin State Director of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, for an exploratory look at: conservation efforts in the state of Wisconsin, conservation efforts on behalf of the Natural Resources Foundation and Pheasants Forever, how to get involved in conservation efforts and actionable steps to take. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

9: Immigration in 2020: COVID and the Election – Join the WUD Alternative Breaks Committee for a special lecture event on modern immigration issues with guest speaker UW–Madison Law Professor Erin Barbato. Barbato is director of the Immigrant Justice Center at the UW Law School and will be discussing the intricacies of immigration pertaining to current events. 5-6 p.m.

Ongoing Activities:  

  • (Tuesdays) Badger Talks Badger Talks is pleased to present a Facebook 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. Check out their next conversation on “The Benefits of Music That Can Change Your Life.”