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‘Cabinet of curiosities’ captures nature through work of artists and scientists

February 21, 2014

Of all the places Sierra Swenson expected to end up during her first semester at college, precious few were lined with jars full of preserved reptiles.

Changes ease college transition for students, families

June 27, 2013

When Andy Haas Schneider brought her youngest daughter Abbey to the University of Wisconsin–Madison's SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) last year, the family expected the same old rush.

First-year center welcomes two assistant directors

June 11, 2013

The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE), within the Division of Student Life, has announced two new assistant directors within the office.

Student orientation launches with a renewed focus

June 5, 2012

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) officially launched at Union South on May 31, promising an experience that will be slightly different for the 2012 incoming new transfer and freshmen students.

Center turns to innovative methods with first-year students

November 8, 2011

Inside UW–Madison talks with Center for the First-Year Experience Director Wren Singer ahead of the center's annual conference about how the university has shifted to a more comprehensive approach to serving the needs of first-year students.