Campus Happenings – November 12–November 18

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:

  • Native November: Stay on the lookout for events highlighting Native American Heritage Month in November. Click here for a list of events taking place this month.
  • Black Arts Matter Festival: Join the Wisconsin Union in building a community around Black artistry by uplifting Black art and Black voices in white-dominated spaces. The Black Arts Matter Festival is an interdisciplinary arts festival celebrating and promoting Black art. Featured events Nov. 5, 12, and 19.

12: Braxton Cook – As part of the Black Arts Matter Festival, Braxton Cook, a talented jazz musician, vocalist, and songwriter who cooks together R&B, Jazz, Soul, and Alternative to create unique and thrilling music all his own, will be performing. Cook will not only bless this virtual stage with a number of his musical selections, but he will also intertwine an education on looping, a process utilized by Cook to produce music and during performances. 6-7 p.m.

13: Virtual Beading Event  – As part of Native November, Wunk Sheek will be releasing an instructional beading video via Youtube on how to make flat medallion earrings. Supplies will be provided based on interest. Click the beading checkout form link to indicate what colors and supplies you need. Wunk Sheek leadership can deliver supplies in a socially distanced manner to people on or close to campus. If you are not located in Madison, supplies can be mailed to you. Share your work Nov. 13-Nov.20 via Instagram @wunksheek to be featured on their IG page. 1 p.m.

14: “We Still Here” Protest Photography By Kenechi Unachukwu –Kenechi Unachukwu is a freelance photographer currently based in Madison, Wis. His collection of images was captured over a four month time period and documents the leaders as well as the participants in the various protests and events around Madison. Images were created using both digital cameras as well as 35mm film. 12-7 p.m. at Union South.

15: Choi Tae Kwon Do Practice –Join Choi Tae Kwon Do Club for free lessons! They practice ITF-style tae kwon do, a traditional Korean martial art. No previous experience necessary. Wear workout clothes suitable for kicking, punching, and jumping. On zoom at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

17: Madison Skyline Mug –Explore the processes of working with clay while building a stellar mug featuring the Madison skyline. This class will focus on hand-building techniques. This is a great course for taking with a friend in your bubble! $30 for UW student/Union members. 6-8:30 p.m on Blackboard Collaborate.

18: Native Fashion Designer- Artist Talk – As part of Native November, Wunk Sheek will be hosting a virtual Artist talk on Zoom with a Native fashion designer. They will discuss their path to becoming a designer, their creation process, what it’s like to be a Native designer and more. The speaker will be announced soon, so mark your calendars! 6 p.m. on zoom.

Ongoing Activities:  

  • Movember Anonymous Text Confession– Male-identified students are invited to anonymously share their thoughts on the personal meaning or significance of mental health, as well as their experiences related to receiving support. These disclosures are intended help to underscore the importance of support, assist in reducing the stigma of engaging in help-seeking behaviors, and generally work to establish an ongoing meaningful conversation about men’s mental health.
  •  (Thursdays): Trans Health Thursdays – Drop in to chat with experts, staff, and other students! Each week features a guest to advise on a special topic. This space is for trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning folks and their friends, partners, and support people. Noon–1 p.m.
  • (Daily options, virtual, and in-person): Group Fitness –Enjoy fun and motivating group workouts designed for all fitness levels. Whether you want to connect to your breath with yoga or pump up the beat with Zumba, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our wide variety of classes. Limited in-person classes are available at the Nick.
  • (daily, noon to 7 p.m.): Bowling, Billiards, and Climbing at Union South – Climb (if experienced), bowl, shoot pool, play games, and hang out at The Sett, the center of recreation at Union South. Sett Recreation is located on the lower level of The Sett Pub. Play until your heart is content, then head upstairs to grab a bite, hang out and watch all of your favorite sports at The Sett Pub. Your safety is priority; read the safety precautions here.
  • (12-25) Thanksgiving To Go: Take the work out of your Thanksgiving feast with pre-cooked meals and all the trimmings from the Wisconsin Union! All orders must be pre-ordered by 3 p.m. on Nov. 20. This year, the Wisconsin Union team in partnership with the Dean of Students Office will provide UW-Madison students in need with a free individual-size meal. Customers can add a donation to their orders at checkout to help provide a meal to a student in need. Students in need of a free meal can complete the meal request form here.