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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 11/5/21





Spring 2022 Enrollment Begins 11/15/21

Spring 2022 enrollment is coming up very soon! is NOW LIVE with course offerings for Spring 2022.  Enrollment for grad students will begin on Monday, November 15th so you should begin to prepare at this time. You will be able to find your Spring 2022 enrollment time in MyUW under the “Course Search & Enroll” tile.  The first step to preparing is to review your graduate program course check sheet and/or meet with your faculty advisor.  If you need permission to enroll for independent study or research credits for spring, please contact and they will be able to authorize that for you. 


Campus Climate Survey going on NOW!

Deadline: Survey closes November 8th, 2021

The Campus Climate Survey is an opportunity for all UW–Madison students to share their thoughts, experiences, and concerns about campus. The results will help the university enhance campus programs and services and foster a campus environment where everyone feels like they belong. This is your campus. Make your voice heard.


Native November: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at UW-Madison

November is Native American Heritage Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the rich and diverse culture, history, and contributions of Native people. Holding its origin with a weeklong celebration during November 23–30, 1986, a proclamation was passed in 1990 to designate the entire month of November as National Native American Heritage Month. Each year, Wunk Sheek and campus partners host a series of events across the university to celebrate the rich history, culture, and heritage of Native people at UW–Madison. Check out all of the upcoming events:


International Education Week (IEW) November 15-19

International Education Week 2021 (IEW) will be celebrated on campus and across the country Nov. 15-19. This year’s keynote event will feature UW–Madison alumnus Aaron Williams. Aaron has had an incredible career in international service and leadership, which includes historic milestones including becoming the first African-American to serve as USAID’s executive secretary, and the first African-American male to be appointed to lead the Peace Corps. Check out all of the events:


Diversity Forum Follow Up Resources

The UW-Madison Diversity Form took place this week and there were many outstanding speakers, sessions, and follow up resources. Check them out here:



Networking: The What. The Why. The How. 

Wednesday, November 3, 12:00–1:00pm CDT (Online) 
In this workshop you’ll learn what networking is really about, who is currently in your network, why it matters, and how you can start engaging and adding to your network now 

Register here: 


5 Steps to Take Now and Improve Your Online Professional Profile 

Thursday, November 4, 11:00am CDT (Online)
In this Aurora webinar, L. Maren Wood, PhD, will share with you 5 action steps you can take today to build a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed and connected by professionals in career fields of interest.
Free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university subscription.
Advance registration is required: 


Inclusive Teaching Workshop
Friday, November 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biocommons, 1st floor of Steenbock Library
Examine a range of inclusive teaching approaches to use in the classroom and beyond, and practice what to say during "hot moments" or difficult discussions.


Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) 

Tuesday, November 9, 11:30am–1:30pm 

Fall is the perfect opportunity to take some time to think about what you need to do next—and over the next few years—so that you achieve your goals. We will discuss how to write achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. 

Register here: 


Rainbow Academy Writing Application Workshops

Wednesday, November 10th from 5:00-6:30pm with the Graduate School

Monday, November 15th from 5:00-6:30pm with the Writing Center

Applying for schools, jobs, scholarships? Rainbow academy is here to help polish your application package and let your queer self shine. Writing personal statements becomes less daunting a task with expert help, peer support, and pre-dinner snacks. Professional staff from the Graduate School and the Writing Center will answer your questions.

To register: 

Both events will be held @ the GSCC (Red Gym 137)


How to Answer, "What can I do with my PhD?" 

Thursday, November 11, 11:00am CDT (Online)
A PhD can set you up for an academic career, but what else can you do with your PhD? In this Aurora webinar, L. Maren Wood, PhD, will talk about what employers value about your graduate education and training, and how to identify career opportunities where you’ll thrive. 

Free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university subscription.
Advance registration is required: 


Last Steps to Completing the PhD degree

Nov 16th 2021, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM, 1211 Deluca Biochemical Sciences Bldg

You will learn about the Graduate School's requirements for completing your Ph.D. We will offer a brief intro to the electronic process for submitting your dissertation, the dissertation format requirements, and present information to help you make decisions about your thesis publishing options. This workshop is intended for Ph.D. candidates preparing to graduate in fall 2021 or spring 2022 Window Period. Registration is required:


SoHE Advanced Professional Development (PDS) Session: The Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Wednesday, November 17th, 1:00pm on zoom

Speakers: Kristin Litzelman, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, School of Human Ecology and Jung-hye Shin, Design Studies Chair, Interior Architecture Program Coordinator, Associate Professor, Faculty Director of Design Thinking. More information:


Overcoming by Understanding Academic Writer’s Block 

Tuesday, November 30, 1:00–2:30pm CDT (Online)
Facilitator Aurora Chang, PhD, will focus on the stories we tell ourselves about who we are as academic writers and how that narration impacts our perceived ability to write. She’ll offer simple, practical ways to overcome academic writing blocks when they hit. 

Activate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or sign in to watch the webinar here: 



School of Human Ecology News & Events Calendar


School of Human Ecology Advanced PDS Events 2021-22


Graduate School Professional Development Events Calendar


Student Affairs: Campus Happenings- See the UW Student Affairs news website and scroll to the "current happenings" listing each week.


Social Justice Hub Upcoming Events event calendar



Design Studies Department Grad Student Scholarships

Deadline: November 5th at midnight

The Design Studies Graduate Committee invites DS grad students to submit a proposal for graduate scholarship, which will be distributed during the Fall of 2021. This scholarship is created in means of funding those expenses that are directly related to your graduate education and have occurred or will occur during the academic year of 2021-2022. The total funding to be distributed for this round will be approximately $8,000. To submit your proposal email your proposal to by November 5th at midnight. 


The Division of the Arts offers Arts Funding Support through the 2022 Creative Arts Awards.  Applications and nominations now open. Deadline: November 15th, 2021.  More info:


Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellowship: Now open in WiSH

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

Graduate students with US citizenship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences may apply to this opportunity. The Graduate School will then submit up to 3 names to the review committee who accept applications nationwide. This fellowship provides a stipend of $18,000 plus tuition and may be renewable up to three years. More information: 


SoHE Scholarships are NOW OPEN!

Deadline: December 15th, 2021 

Take a look at the various opportunities and get your applications submitted soon. There are a few updates since the first call went out a few weeks ago.  For PhD and MFA students who are currently in their second year, and may not have taken advantage of the first conference travel scholarship in 2020 due to COVID, are eligible to apply this year. The Conference Travel Scholarship has been expanded to include Professional Training as well. In addition to the Ann Hoyt award for the study of cooperative associations, there is now a more broad award for the Graduate Student Scholarship for Research, Outreach, and Training on Cooperatives. 



Graduate School Guide to Completing your Degree


Graduate School Degree Deadlines


Dean of Students Office: Graduate Student Assistance Specialist-Elaine Goetz


International Student Services (ISS)


University Health Services (UHS)


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Owner:Michelle H.Group:School of Human Ecology
Created:2021-11-05 08:17 CDTUpdated:2021-11-05 08:21 CDT
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