Campus Happenings – November 5–November 11

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.
  • Student Needs and Experiences Questionnaires: Both undergrad and graduate students received a questionnaire Oct. 27 asking students to share their needs and experiences during the fall 2020 semester. Each questionnaire takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. The undergraduate student questionnaire is due Nov. 9, and the graduate student questionnaire is due Nov. 16. Find more information here.
  • 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.
  • Post-election Discussion Spaces: Need somewhere to unpack after the election? Check out these spaces through Nov. 10 where you can talk with others or speak one-on-one with a counselor. More in information here.

5: Ebony Stewart’s OCEAN – Join the Wisconsin Union Theater and Black Arts Matter as they present Ebony Stewart’s one-woman show, OCEAN. OCEAN is dedicated to Yemayá, the Yorúbá Orìṣà or Goddess of the living ocean, ruler of the seas. The viewing of OCEAN is pre-recorded and is followed by a live Q&A session with Stewart. 6-8 p.m.

6: Covid in Native Communities – As part of Native November, Wunk Sheek will be partnering with AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) to host a virtual discussion about the effects of COVID-19 on Native communities, with a focus on Native communities in Wisconsin. 4 p.m.

6: An Evening with Carol Brandt – Join WUD Film for a discussion with Milwaukee filmmaker Carol Brandt. The conversation will be centered around her films, her experiences, and her influences. You are able to watch Brandt’s music videos through her website. Two of her feature length films, “Dear Coward” on the “Moon and Pet Names,” are streaming on Amazon Prime. The discussion will be hosted on Zoom where you will be able to listen and contribute questions to the discussion. 7-8 p.m.

7: In Case You Missed It: Birds of Prey – Join the Wisconsin Union as they launch “In Case You Missed It.” This new series brings you films that, as you might have guessed from the title, you may have missed in theaters. “Birds of Prey” is the first film in this series. All day.

8: Choi Tae Kwon Do Practice Join the Choi Tae Kwon Do Club for free lessons on Zoom! 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. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

9: Multicultural Election Debrief – Join the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) as they dive into the election, its results, and what the future might hold. This event is open only to UW–Madison students and is intended for students of color. 5 p.m.

10: Thrive Workshop Series – Join UHS for a discussion on how to navigate our uncertain times. Participants will have a space to discuss things that feel uncertain in their lives during this time and learn skills and tools to navigate them. Register here. 5:30-7 p.m.

11: Honoring Our Veterans Light Display – Visit Memorial Union as they display red, white, and blue lights to celebrate the 101st anniversary of Veterans Day. Please practice physical distancing and wear a mask or another form of face covering. 4:30-8 p.m.

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.
  • 29 (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.