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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 12/17/2021




Sending you all positive energy as we wrap up all things fall semester going into finals this weekend and early next week! I hope you all make time to rest and relax over the winter break. The e-newsletter will take a brief break the next few weeks and will be back in January. Happy Holidays! 


Mental Health Resources at University Health Services (UHS)

As we wrap up the fall semester, and even over winter break, we want to ensure you are taking care of yourself. The UHS mental health resources and/or the Dean of Students Office may be useful to you. 

24/7 Crisis Services – The UHS mental health crisis line is staffed by UHS providers during the day and licensed, professional counselors on the evenings and weekends. Students should call if they are in crisis, or anyone can call with concerns about a student or friend: 608-265-5600 (option 9).
Same-Day, Drop-in Support – The Dean of Students Office connects students who are navigating personal, academic or health issues to supportive campus and community resources. Students can schedule same-day, drop-in support online and choose to meet by phone, email or virtual meeting. If concerned about a student’s overall well-being, instructors should let the Dean of Students Office know so they can follow up.

50% PA for Spring 2022

The Division of Continuing Studies seeks a 50% Project Assistant (PA) for the spring semester with $10,250 stipend plus standard tuition remission.  Responsibilities are to provide research, planning, project management, and general support for area within the division that focuses on business/corporate engagement, development/fundraising, and governmental relations.  Interested students are encouraged to submit cover letter and resume to Donna Gastevich, DCS chief engagement and external affairs officer, at as soon as possible.

Message from International Student Services (ISS) strongly advising students to re-consider non-essential personal or business travel outside the US. 

UW–Madison and ISS continue to monitor evolving conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the newly identified Omicron variant. Many countries have announced travel restrictions and entry requirements. Travel may be interrupted by rapidly declared restrictions and require quarantine and rebooked commercial airline tickets at great personal expense. If this happens, you may be unable to reenter the U.S. in time to begin the spring semester as planned. Spring semester begins January 25, 2022.

UW Library Hours During Winter Break

Grad Student Directory: Photos and Bios Needed!!

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a photo and updated their bio! If you haven't done so already, please add this to your list for winter break. We'd love to have ALL grad students with a photo and bio on the website especially as we approach recruiting season and some of you hit the job market. All grad students are listed in the graduate student directory on the people page AND on your individual program academic program page.  To submit your grad student bio, please fill out this google form ASAP!  


Intentionally Crafting Your Career Path: A Session for Grad Students  

Tuesday, January 18, 12:00–1:30pm; lunch provided 
This session will focus on utilizing visioning and intentional professional development plans to craft your career path.  Dr. Christina Olstad, Dean of Students, will facilitate the interactive session and participants will take away tangible resources to assist them with their career path planning. 

Register here: 


Ableism, Interrupted 

Wednesday, January 19, 11:00am–12:15pm; lunch provided 

This session will explore the definition and different forms of ableism that exist on college campuses and how it affects us all. Discussion will address participant questions related to able-bodied privilege and actionable steps to address ableism. Register here: 


Work-Life Integration for Graduate Students 

Thursday, January 20, 4:00–5:00pm; light refreshments provided 

How can graduate students achieve healthy and satisfying work-life balance? A panel of graduate students will share their experiences navigating diverse commitments and offer advice and peer-to-peer support, and campus wellness experts will share their perspectives on work-life integration.  

Register here: 


Go Big Read for Grads  

Friday, January 21, 4:00–5:00pm  
Join fellow graduate students before the start of the new semester for pizza, hot chocolate, and a discussion of this year's Go Big Read book, Yaa Gyasi's "Transcendent Kingdom". Free copies of the book will be made available to participants.  Register here: 


A Practical Approach to Project Management for Graduate Students 

Monday, January 24, 9:00am–2:30pm 
Project management is a set of skills that can be applied in academic, non-profit, laboratory, business, and many other settings. Learn principles of project management and apply them to a project or context relevant to you in this popular, collaborative, daylong program. Students will also hear from a panel of successful project managers over lunch. 

Register here: 


Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC): A learning community of TAs
Wednesdays, 9:00am – 10:00am, starting February 2
445 Henry Mall, Room 117 (WISCIENCE)
Your time as a TA is a superb opportunity to prepare for the teaching you will do as a future faculty member or in other careers. This learning community of TAs will help you develop as an effective, inclusive teacher, while meeting the challenges of teaching throughout the semester. ∆

Using Writing to Teach in Any Discipline to Promote Active Learning in an Inclusive Class Environment
Mondays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, starting January 31
The Writing Center Commons (6th Floor of Helen C. White Hall)
Research has shown that, when students write more in a course, they learn course content more effectively and engage more deeply with the material. Learn how to use writing to promote students’ active learning, while maximizing your own time, in any disciplinary or course context. ∆∆


UW-Madison Winter 2021 Commencement: December 19th at 10:00am at the Kohl Center Please let me know if you are attending the ceremony so I can be sure to look for you there! 

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School of Human Ecology Advanced Professional Development Seminar (ADV-PDS) Spring 2022 Schedule


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




PhD Fellowships in Art History and Visual Studies (including Design History) are available at the University of Oslo

FINRA Investor Education Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Deadline: December 17, 2021

2022-23 Fellowship Opportunities: Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society 

Deadline: January 28th, 2022

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for sabbatical, postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects in all fields, and particularly those pertaining to Native American and Indigenous Studies, Early American History and Culture, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. 

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