May 2, 2013
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SUMMER BREAK TRAVEL ENDORSEMENTS ON THE SPOT!
May 9 or May 15, 1:00-3:00pm, Mezzanine C, Red Gym
Are you traveling abroad during summer break? Check the date on the travel endorsement on your I-20 or DS-2019. If the travel endorsement on your document will be more than six months old when you return to the US, you need a new travel endorsement from ISS! Remember to do this before leaving Madison. Typically, this takes one business day. We are offering two times for SAME DAY travel endorsements. Save yourself some time and stop by for your travel endorsement between 1pm and 3pm on May 9 or 15 in Mezzanine C in the Red Gym (2nd floor above ISS).
UPCOMING ISS EVENTS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES THIS SUMMER
Staying in Madison over the summer? ISS will be hosting two fun activities you’ll want to take advantage of. The first is an outing to the Schultz Family Farm located just outside of Madison where on Sunday, June 30 you’ll have the opportunity to get a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, pet live farm animals, check out farm equipment, and lots more.
ISS’ second summer event will take place on Saturday, July 27 and will feature a trip to watch Madison’s own team play a game of American baseball. Learn the rules of the game first from a local sports enthusiast, try your own hand at playing baseball, enjoy an all-you-can-eat “tailgate” party, then sit back to watch the Madison Mallards play the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at the famous “Duck Pond” baseball field.
Intrigued? Mark the dates on your calendar today and then watch for information on how to register in future issues of Access ISS. ISS is looking forward to a great summer and extends an invitation to students to join in the fun.
UPCOMING CAMPUS EVENTS
STUDY STRONG: STUDY NIGHT AT THE CHAZEN
Thursday, May 2, 6:00-10:00pm, Chazen Museum of Art – TONIGHT!
Come to the Chazen to study strong and enjoy spacious study spaces, free WiFi with UW login, free beverages and snacks, jazz music from 6-7pm in the lobby, and cartoons screened in the auditorium. Study break activities including henna, origami, games and more to refresh and reenergize. For more information, contact Caitlin Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
LGBT STUDY ABROAD ORIENTATION
Friday, May 3, 3:00-5:00pm, Masley Media Room, Red Gym
Identify as LGBT? International Academic Programs (IAP) is hosting an LGBT Orientation for students leaving for study abroad. UW international students are welcome to come and share their experiences with domestic students who will soon be studying abroad! Please join IAP for an informational session, returned student panel, and open discussion. Contact Andy Quackenbush, IAP Graduate Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions!
Saturday, May 4, 11:00am-5:00pm, Union South & Randall Avenue
Revelry is a music and arts festival for and created by UW-Madison students. Tickets to the festival are $5 for students through May 4 and can be purchased at the Vilas Box Office or online. On May 4, tickets will be available for $10 at the Union South Box Office. For more information about the event: http://madisonrevelry.com/schedule.html.
Sunday, May 5, 6:00-10:30pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union
The program includes samples from Turkish cuisine, folk dancing, live music, surprise gifts and more! Hosted by the Madison Association of Turkish Students. To join this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/444858132264939/.
DANE COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET
Every Saturday until November 9, 6:00am-2:00pm, Capitol Square
The outdoor Dane County Farmers’ Market (DCFM) has reopened for 2013! DCFM on the Square is a tradition in Madison, Wisconsin. You’ll find the season’s best bounty of vegetables, flowers, and specialty products from approximately 300 vendors throughout the year. About 150 vendors attend every Saturday.
RESEARCH STUDY: Tell Us Your Experiences with Health Care in the U.S. Yuqi He (a PhD student, Library and Information Studies) is conducting an online survey to learn more about international students’ use of health care services in the U.S. and your online health information seeking behaviors. The purpose behind the study is to inform the university about international students’ experiences in order that positive changes can be made where necessary. If you are interested in getting more information about this study or want to take the survey, please click here. The link is https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/yhe37/web/internationalstudents.html. This study is being conducted by a UW-Madison student and is an IRB approved research project.
CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY
The campus climate survey is designed to give students an opportunity to talk about their time on campus, and will be used to illustrate the experiences of underrepresented students at UW-Madison. An inclusive campus climate is strongly connected with academic success, and your feedback will help make UW-Madison a better university for all students. Contact Jessica Behling, ASM Diversity Committee, with any questions at email@example.com. Please click on the link below to complete the survey: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8ctOvMHW58t9nRr
International Teaching Assistant Training Program
June 17–August 7, 10:30am–12:00pm, 294 Van Hise
The International Teaching Assistant Training Program helps non-native English speaking TAs or potential TAs to improve their oral communication and classroom teaching skills. The program focuses on three skill areas essential to good teaching: pronunciation and communication; presentation; cultural background and expectations of the TA’s role. This course is not listed in the timetable and carries no credits or fees. See http://www.wisc.edu/english/esl for more information or email Gail Ibele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUTS Co-Director Position
Application Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013
The Greater University Tutoring Service is currently seeking applications for a graduate student to serve as the GUTS Co-Director (50% PA position). GUTS is led and managed by two graduate student program assistants. The co-directors are responsible for managing a student staff team and for implementing tutoring and learning assistance programs to meet the needs of UW–Madison students. A full position description including application guidelines can be found here: http://www.newstudent.wisc.edu/docs/2013-14DirectorPD.pdf. Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
JOAQUIM NABUCO AWARD – Call For Essays
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013
The Brazil Initiative of the Division of International Studies and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program sponsors the Joaquim Nabuco Award, given annually to the two best essays on Brazil (any field) by a UW student. Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Vivi Nabuco of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the prize amounts have been increased. This year a lump-sum cash award of $2,000 will be given to one graduate and one undergraduate student each. The winners are encouraged to use the award for a research trip to Brazil. For more information, visit www.brazil.wisc.edu.
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