Campus Happenings – February 17–23

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:

  • Black History Month: This year’s Black History Month theme is Music as Medicine: The Evolution of Music in the Black Community. Join the Black History Month planning committee and the Black Cultural Center by participating in the exciting events they have taking place all month.

17: Writing Center Event – Become a writing fellow! The Undergraduate Writing Fellows program on campus is accepting applications! Writing Fellows help students improve their writing while advancing their own skills as writers, teachers, and leaders. Students from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Writing Fellows receive a scholarship of $1,100 each semester. Join the virtual session from 5-6 p.m.

18: UW Languages Live!Learn how to take your language skills to the next level while connecting with other students who love language. International Internship Advisor Carly Stingl, will join us to share how language has influenced her career and tips for students to professionalize their language skills. Drop-in between 1-2 p.m.

18: Academic Policy Task Force Student Forum – The 2021 Pandemic Academic Policy Task Force will be hosting a Public Forum event to gather student input, listen to students’ personal experience, and answer questions regarding academics since the start of the pandemic. This event is open to all students and is a space for their voices to be heard, where they can provide feedback. Join on Zoom at 7 p.m.

19: Online Speech and Debate PracticeGet online to debate and speak with Wisconsin Speech and Debate. Students from all schools and colleges, departments and programs, majors, class standings, and student statuses are welcome. No experience is necessary but experience in any speech event or debate format is welcome. Participate from 2-4 p.m.

20-21: Golden Age of Black Radio – Part 3: Community EngagementThis gallery highlights the history of Black Radio in the US. Part 3: Community Engagement explores the strong connections DJ’s/Black Radio stations established with their audience. This is an all day event taking place Saturday and Sunday virtually

22: Beyond Resilience: A community conversation about the preservation, health, and strength of Black Men – As part of UHS-Mental Health Services recognition of Black History Month, Dr. Dennis McLeod and Chris Walker will host a conversation centered on Black men’s health and strength. The panel will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Zoom.

23: Stress SeshStress Sesh is a weekly group hosted by Pres House that will be meeting virtually to discuss and vent about current frustrations, stress, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Come to talk with others who can listen, support, and relate. Join on GatherTown from 5-6 p.m.


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.