Campus Happenings – November 19–25

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.
  • Thanksgiving To Go: Take the work out of your Thanksgiving feast with pre-cooked meals and all the trimmings from the Wisconsin Union! Deadline to order is Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Customers can add a donation to their orders at checkout to help provide a meal to a student in need. Click here for details on how to order or request a free meal.

19: Global Connection’s Annual World Performance Night – Tune in to the virtual performances of Madison Rueda, Uprise Poetry, SEADO, Vivid Dance, Kasper Dance, LANSe Dance, and Omulu Capoeira. Whether you stay for the whole program or stick around to support your favorite group, you don’t want to miss this WUD Global Connections event. Pre-register here. 7-8:30 p.m.

20: Virtual: How Life Changes You – Peace Corps is hosting J.J. Grinde, a current UW–Madison law student who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique. Join this event to find out how life has changed him as he went from an educator to medical school to law school. 4-5 p.m.

21: Student Performance Showcase: Sun Line – Join WUD Performing Arts for the first event in their new Student Performance Series! Sun Line brings a collective background in jazz to their music, which is mostly influenced by soul and bedroom pop sounds.  Following the performance will be a Q&A with the band’s members. The concert will be live-streamed on the WUD PAC Twitch. 7-8 p.m.

22: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Video Game Bookclub – Join WUD Games to talk about Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, share your thoughts, opinions, and insights. Hear what other people have to say or just come hang out. Everyone is welcome! The game is available to rent for free from WUD Games steam library. 6-7 p.m. on Zoom.

23: Random Acts of Deliciousness: BOGO Combo at Harvest Grains – Through the end of the semester, look for dollar deals, BOGO deals and giveaways in Memorial Union and Union South. It’s their way to say thank YOU for your support, understanding and adaptability this semester. TODAY! Treat yourself to a classic combo: Buy a sandwich, get a soup free at Harvest Grains! 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

24: Smartphone Photography I – An introduction to smartphone photography from shooting, editing via Snapseed, to uploading the final product online (or just to your phone’s camera roll). You can make great photographs from start to finish all in the palm of your hand and take your phone images steps beyond Instagram. $25 for students. 6-8:30 p.m. on Blackboard Collaborate. 

25: IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas – As part of Native November, the Black Cultural Center Art Gallery this semester is being brought to you virtually! The featured gallery this month comes from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian—IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. This gallery highlights the widely unknown story of those with African and Indigenous ancestry in the Americas. The gallery explores how these two heritages are in fact indivisible. All day.

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, 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.
  • (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.”

New to You:

  • Cinematheque: The Cinematheque represents UW–Madison academic departments and student film groups and is dedicated to showcasing the best in international cinema history and fine films that would otherwise never reach Madison screens. Films are updated weekly here.