Poverty Studies Internship

May 22, 2017
This is an academic year position starting fall 2017. Interns work ~10 hours/week on a self-made schedule and are paid $10/hour. The Poverty Studies Internship is a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Institute for Research on Poverty to produce accessible information and materials for the main purpose of educating undergraduate students on issues pertaining to poverty in the United States. The Poverty Studies Intern will achieve this objective by reviewing recent poverty-related research, consulting with researchers, and creating a series of fact sheets based on what they learned. The deadline to apply is June 4, 2017. More information here: http://morgridge.wisc.edu/about-jobs

Biology Abroad

May 1, 2017
Biology Abroad: How do I get it to count in the major? Friday, May 5 2:00-3:00 4503 Microbial Sciences Building Confused about the process of having your biology courses abroad apply to the major?  Don’t know what advisor to see for resources or approvals?  Join Biology advisors to walk you through the process to ensure smoother transition from foreign transcript to your DARS and beyond.  Feel free to bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with your specific program. This session is for Biology major students who have already identified their study abroad program and have questions about applying credit to the Biology major.  We will host a general session in Fall for those looking for programs that complement the Biology major. Please RSVP via https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2rgUJm4ZCm1T5Vr

Badger Volunteers

About Badger Volunteers Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students with community organizations (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer 1-4 hours each week at the same organization. The program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Badger Volunteers provides logistical support, transportation, training and education sessions for student volunteers in the program. Volunteer opportunities fall into three categories: Education, Sustainability and Public Health. However, Badger Volunteers has an opportunity for any major and any interest. Badger Volunteers participate in orientation the third week of the semester and begin volunteering the fourth week. Volunteering ends the second-to-last week of the semester. Why should I be a Badger Volunteer? 1. Volunteer opportunities from over 80 community partners 2. We take care of helping you find transportation off campus 3. The opportunity to work in teams and meet new people 4. Yep, you even get an awesome t-shirt! Questions? Students contact Kari Temkin at kari.temkin@wisc.edu. Summer 2017 registration will open May 31. To find other volunteer opportunities, search here. From:  http://morgridge.wisc.edu/badger-volunteers

Paid Research Opportunities in Toxicology – Summer 2018

April 24, 2017
Considering graduate study in the toxicological sciences? On Thursday, April 27, the UW Pharmacology/Toxicology BS Program will host Professor Craig Marcus from Oregon State University.  At 4pm in Room 7103 (7th floor conference room) of Rennebohm Hall (the School of Pharmacy building), Dr. Marcus will speak about paid research opportunities in toxicology for summer 2018 on the OSU campus in Corvalis, Oregon. Information about the OSU program may be found at http://emt.oregonstate.edu/emt/finanical-support/summer-undergraduate-research-internshipshttp://emt.oregonstate.edu/emt/finanical-support/summer-undergraduate-research-internships .  That site and its links will provide some background.  All who are interested in hearing more are invited for this informal discussion.  Rennebohm Hall is on the 80 bus route—exit near the intersection of Observatory Drive and Highland Avenue, opposite the UW Hospital & Clinics complex. Kenneth D. Niemeyer Advisor to the Pharmacology-Toxicology BS Program Graduate Programs Coordinator School of Pharmacy gradadmissions@pharmacy.wisc.edu 608-262-4257

Fulbright Workshops

April 21, 2017
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP) 2018-19 is open and we will be having two workshops next week! On Tuesday, the UW-Madison's Writing Center is hosting: Writing Your Way to a Fulbright: The Application Process Tuesday, April 25 3:30-5:00pm Helen C. White Hall Register @ http://writing.wisc.edu/Workshops/Application_Fulbright_essay.html On Wednesday, Mark Lilleleht, the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, will hold a general information session: FUSP Information Session Wednesday, April 26 2:30-3:30pm 206 Ingraham Hall The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to undergraduates graduating in December 2017 or May 2018, currently enrolled graduate students, and alumni. Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student program must be U.S. citizens. Full details on the campus process (and deadlines) are available @ http://go.wisc.edu/fusp If you cannot make a session but would like to learn more, please contact Mark Lilleleht @ awards@iris.wisc.edu to set up an appointment (skype appointments for those abroad are also encouraged).

All-Campus Day of Service

April 18, 2017
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 The second annual All-Campus Day of Service will be put on by the Morgridge Center for Public Service in conjunction with Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB) and All Campus Party (ACP). For one day, students won't be able to walk anywhere on campus without discovering opportunities to learn, reflect and engage with public service - broadly defined to include direct volunteering projects, community involvement, community discourse and discussion, philanthropy and political involvement. Pre-Registration Events For certain volunteer opportunities, we ask that you register to participate in advance. Find details and registration information below. Volunteering Help reduce invasive species by volunteering at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve 2:00 - 4:00 PM Sort magazines and other literary works with the Magazine Literacy Project 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM shift 1:00 - 3:30 PM shift Be a part of spring cleaning at the Neighborhood House 10:00 am - 12:00 PM shift 12:00 - 2:00 PM shift Support Madison's homeless families with Friends of the State Street Family 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM shift 1:00 - 4:00 PM shift Donate blood at the Bi-partisan Blood Drive staffed with volunteers from the College Republicans and College Democrats Blood Drive Appointment ...