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In hopes of helping new students connect this semester, the Cener for First-Year Experience created Badger Welcome Groups. More than 600 signed to get to know each other.
SOAR sessions to introduce new students to campus are online this year. Incoming students can log on from anywhere in the world and ask questions through chat-room functions.
“Effective leadership education prepares UW–Madison students for their careers and for addressing complex social challenges on campus, in our communities, and around the world."
“This review aims to help our fraternities and sororities benefit from the many new initiatives and best practices that are being developed nationally," says Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor.
In addition to a keynote by Wisconsin's first African-American lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, Monday's event also featured music, discussion and, on a lighter note, coloring pages paying tribute to famous African-Americans.
The position will be posted later this month, with applications due by early March. The anticipated start date is summer 2019.
Throughout the week of Dec. 3-7, the McBurney Disability Resource Center has challenged the nine departments of the Division of Student Life to a friendly competition to increase donations to the Open Seat Food Pantry.
UW-Madison students and others enjoyed traditional native food during a Native Feast event held on Nov. 12 in the Multicultural Student Center in the Red Gym
The initiative will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges.
“I want all high school students to feel that if they come here, they belong here,” says Alondra Avitia, one of the students who helped create the centers. “You want to feel that sense of belonging the minute you set foot on a campus.”
“We were looking for someone with a long-term strategic vision on how we best serve students during their time on campus. Lori impressed us all with her experience and thoughtful comments, ” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
We urge the administration and our congressional representatives to find a balanced approach that does not jeopardize the ability of our students to pursue their dreams and does not run counter to the core principles that our nation has held since its founding.
Whether by meeting new people, learning about opportunities, making a schedule or getting advice from peer advisors, this year’s incoming freshmen said their SOAR experience made them feel comfortable becoming a Badger.
Located on the first floor of the Red Gym, the center's festivities will include drop-in events and gatherings that celebrate the contributions of black culture to the Wisconsin Experience.