Campus Happenings – March 10-16

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:

  •  Join Student Affairs for the 2021 Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit, a series of workshops and activities for UW–Madison students to take a break and care for their mental and physical health. This will be followed by a week of care (#TakeCareUW) for the entire campus community, March 15-19.

10: Wellness Bingo – Move around and relieve some stress this week with Wellness Bingo presented by Virtual SoE Den! Starting March 8, you can start filling in a Wellness Bingo card. Each time you get a Bingo you’re entered in a giveaway for a wellness box! Download the Bingo card here.  Submit your completed Bingo here.  Winners will be drawn and notified March 15.

11: Meditate Like an Athlete: Training for Performance & Well-Being –  Join the Center for Healthy Minds and Chad McGehee, Director of Meditation training with UW Athletics, for a virtual, live guided meditation. Chad will lead a unique meditation that uses the same mindfulness approaches he developed for world class, elite athletes. Join on YouTube. 11 a.m.

11: What do you Meme? – Join the virtual SoE Den for a chance to take a break from studying to laugh and play “What Do You Meme?” with some friends and new faces. Join on Zoom. 7 p.m.

12-14: Picture a Scientist – Join the College of Letters & Science as they host a screening of the movie Picture a Scientist, a 2020 Tribeca Film Festival documentary highlighting the struggles of three famous women scientists, and about gender bias in the sciences overall. The screening will be followed by two panels on Monday, March 15 – one for faculty, staff, and postdocs at noon, and a second panel for all graduate and undergraduate students at 4 p.m. Register here by March 13. 

13: Communication Crossroads Conference 2021 – A 2-day virtual extravaganza for gradate students with a number of exciting new features and events. Most notably, this year’s conference has a keynote speaker presenting on Friday morning: SJMC alum Yini Zhang, who is now an assistant professor at the University of Buffalo. There will also be two research panels on Friday and another two on Saturday, in addition to a couple of happy hours, research group presentations, and a panel on navigating one’s graduate program. Join on Zoom. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

15: Peace Corps Virtual Advising  – Ready to learn more about Peace Corps? Have questions about how to be most competitive or submit an application? Drop-in advising from the Campus Peace Corps Recruiter can help. Join on Zoom. 4-6 p.m.

16: RSO Program: Channeling your Purpose during a Developing Landscape  – Join Leadership Development Student Coordinator, Peder Hopkins to learn more about how leadership and your leadership style can help you navigate our current pandemic, as well as how the Leadership Framework can help you and your organization develop resiliency during this time of crisis. Join on Zoom. 3-4 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.