Biology Major Newsletter - March 20, 2018

• Biology Advising Notes

• Upcoming Deadlines

• Academic Opportunities and Events

• Scholarships and Awards

• Career, Job, Internship Events and Opportunities

• Other Opportunities and Events

Biology Advising Notes

Fall 2018 Registration and Advising

You will receive your time and date to register for Fall 2018 on April 2 in Student Center and by email. Registration times are determined by your completed credits. Visit the Registrar's  page for dates and times.

This time of year, you may find it difficult to get an appointment with your advisor on short notice. Plan in advance -- schedules open two weeks in advance. All Biology advisors are here at least two days of Spring Break. You and your goals are important to the Biology team. We want to see you, so don't delay in making your appointment.

Can't see your advisor before you register? Run your DARS, what are you missing? Use the Biology Requirements tab to determine what classes may fuel your interests and fulfill breadth categories. Major classes for Summer and Fall are posted on our Resources page.

On Wisconsin!
The Biology Major Advising Team

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline to drop a Spring term course: Friday, March 23

Deadline to apply for Spring Graduation: Wednesday, April 4
Complete the apply to graduate application in the Student Center of My UW. This ensures your name is printed in the commencement program. If you have already applied to graduate, are wondering if you have applied, or want to check if your information has been entered correctly, access the graduation application and make any necessary updates. A demo is also available

Academic Opportunities and Events

Fall 2018 Anatomy and Physiology Enrollment and DARS

Anatomy and Physiology courses are moving to a new subject listing as of Fall 2018: Anatomy and Physiology. The courses will have the same content, just new subject listings. For this reason, you may see the courses crossed out in Degree Planner. You can still run a What-If DARS and it will understand the coding with the Kines or Physio crossed-out course.  

Biology major will accept Anat & Physio 337, 338, 335, 435; however, it is not coded yet for What-If DARS. So, if you have the A&P class listing in Fall Degree Planner, it will look like you are not meeting the requirements, although you are. A little confusing right now--feel free to check in with your advisor to confirm you are meeting requirements. If you are wondering what is Degree Planner, see the tab under Course Guide. It's a pretty neat, though imperfect, tool. Your advisor can help.

ANAT&PHY 337: Human Anatomy (formerly Kines 337)
No priority lists will be collected. Seniros not in KNS or PRN enroll starting April 24

ANAT&PHY 338: Human Anatomy Lab (formerly Kines 338)
Students can “pre-qualify” for enrollment. Complete a pre-qualification survey before March 31: Enrollment for this group begins at on April 24. All other students may put themselves on the waitlist on April 30 and will be admitted as space allows.

Physiology 335
Students intending to pursue PA, PT, OT, Dental, Pharmacy, or an Accelerated BSN Program should complete the Phys 335 Pre-Qualification Survey:  by  March 31.Students graduating by Spring 2019 and have a 3.0 or higher GPA may pre-qualify. Pre-Med students do not need this course for Medical School entry, and will not pre-qualify. For those not pre-qualified, waitlisting starts at noon on April 23.

For full enrollment and priority list details, see the March 13th Biology Newsletter.


Secondary Education Teacher program

The UW-Madison secondary education teacher program is for those who wish to become licensed teachers in high school and middle school. Each June a cohort of students starts their preparation and finishes the following August- ready to teach in the fall. During the 14 month program, candidates earn a teaching certification in their content area, certification in English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as a Master’s degree from Curriculum and Instruction.

To apply, candidates need:
- an undergraduate degree; must be completed by June, 2018
- a background in a content area (English, math, science or social studies)
- an interest in working with adolescent students
- a completed UW Grad school application, No GRE is required if the GPA is above a 3.0.

Candidates who submit their application prior to March 31st are eligible to be considered for scholarships. Contact Joey Lubasi with questions -


Writing Center Workshops

Read Like a Jedi: 5 Effective Ways to Read Sources When Writing Your Research Papers
Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Personal Statements for Health Professions Programs
Are you writing a personal statement for your application to a health professions program? Will you write one someday? Register for one of the following workshops:
    Tuesday, March 20, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 6, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, April 19, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines

The College of Letters & Science Lawton Retention Grant: This awards up to $3,000 for underrepresented Wisconsin resident students who have completed the FAFSA and are rising 2nd - 4th year students. For more information email Deadline: April 6.

Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence/Ginsberg Family Award: This $1,000 award recognizes students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and/or the surrounding communities while maintaining a record of academic excellence. Visit Scholarships@UW for more information. Deadline: April 4.

Many other scholarships applications are open at this time in the Scholarships@UW-Madison.  Check them out today!


L&S Students: Fund Your Summer Internship!

SuccessWorks Offers Summer Internship Scholarships. Awards range from $1000 - $5000. You must be an L&S student with a GPA 2.5 or above, have applied to or secured an internship (minimum 10 hr/wk for 6 weeks), and complete at least 1 more semester at UW-Madison afterwards. Preference given to students completing unpaid internships, or those who would not be able to participate in the internship without financial support. Students who are underrepresented in their school, major, and/or industry will also be prioritized. Apply through  Scholarships@UW-Madison. Due March 31.

Career, Job, and Internship Events and Opportunities

I’m Going To Be a Senior, Now What?

Need to develop your skills, explore post-grad options, determine your next steps? Not sure how you’re going to use your degree? Now’s a good time to attend this session, learn the tips from career and academic advisors to make the most of your senior year, and find out how you can prepare for life beyond UW-Madison.

Tuesday, March 20 TODAY
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Steenbock Library, BioCommons

Questions: at SuccessWorks


Career Exploration Center Events

CEC helps students focus on their interests, values, strengths, and personality to give them the tools they need to make decisions about their careers and their futures. Join CEC in 114 Ingraham Hall for the following events:

Exploring Careers Regardless of Major
Wednesday, March 21: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

What about a Career in Physical Therapy
Tuesday, April 24: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.



Study and Learning Skills Position

Are you looking for an on-campus job that provides direct work experience with students with disabilities? The McBurney Disability Resource Center, in collaboration with the Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) is looking to hire one student for the Study and Learning Skills Program (SLSS) starting Fall 2018. The SLSS program works with students with disabilities, who are registered through the McBurney Center, to discuss ways to study more effectively. Applications due: April 9.


Department of Residence Life in University Housing is hiring

Residence Life is seeking student leaders for 2018-2019. Gain great leadership experience while you bring your passions to the job. If you like large scale event planning, have been a part of a Learning Community, value academics and inclusion, or even plan to be a House Fellow one day, these jobs would be perfect for you. Flexible for student schedules and  open to all majors. Deadline: March 23.


The Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) is hiring

ICE will offer Chemistry Camps this summer. The camps provide a fun and exciting
chemistry laboratory experience for middle school students. We need Group Leaders (undergraduates) to work with groups of 4-6 students in labs each day. Group leaders are paid $12/hr. We have openings for 10 leaders in each camp, and prefer those who are available for all sessions (but not required). Mandatory training sessions will be held before camps begin. Leaders must have a strong science background; applicants must have completed general chemistry courses. Apply by April 6.

Other Opportunities and Events

The Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip (WEBT)

Student-leaders explore the state and discover the Wisconsin Idea. Throughout the free, five-day bus trip, students will be immersed in Wisconsin culture, learn from the experiences of unique Wisconsinites, and create connections between various student organizations.

Brennan Bahr, a WEBT-alum, was taken aback by the range of communities he encountered with WEBT. “I’ve been a life-long Wisconsin resident, so I was surprised when we visited communities in Wisconsin I had never heard of before. It was an eye-opening experience.”

Participants will depart from Madison on May 14 and return on May 18. Apply by March 23. (THIS FRIDAY)


Wisconsin Union Survey

The Wisconsin Union is seeking to ensure that our spaces, programs, and services are inviting to and inclusive of all UW-Madison students.Your input will be part of a larger project that also includes input from student groups and in-depth analyses of many student-centric spaces around campus.

Please share your thoughts with us in this 10-minute survey and you will be entered into a drawing to win a FULL-SIZE terrace chair or one of 25 mini terrace chairs.