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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 3/25/22





Graduating this spring? Apply to graduate and reserve your cap and gown!
Complete the apply to graduate application in the Student Center of My UW. All graduates must complete their applications by Friday, April 1, in order to have their names printed in the commencement program. Check out the University Book Store's graduation timeline for information regarding securing a cap and gown for the ceremony. All graduates must wear cap and gown attire in order to participate in the ceremony. In addition to that, please fill out the warrant request form once you have a defense date and committee members. 

Graduate School Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding March/April Newsletter

Fall 2022 Graduate Course: Special Topics-Public Affairs 974
Health Systems & Policy 3 credits, TR 11-12:15pm, Van Hise Building, Interactive learning

Summer Course
LACIS 440: "Travel in Latin America" (3 Credits), May 31-June 26 (Session ADD) Offering an asynchronous and synchronous option. Undergraduate and Graduate Students welcome! Taught by Professor Kata Beilin

The UW-Madison JCPenney Suit-Up virtual event is here! Shop now!
This virtual event and associated discount is open to all UW-Madison students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Last semester, over 600 campus community members utilized our discount code—we would love for you and your students to take advantage of this discount and partnership with JCPenney to access career apparel. 


Creating an IDP  

Tuesday, March 29, 3:30–5:30pm 

Now is a great 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. 

Getting the Job: Workshop and Panel Series (March 30April 29)
Prepare and practice to impress prospective employers in this event series from Delta, dedicated to helping candidates stand out in a competitive job market.

Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy

Wednesday, March 30, 12:30pm–2:00pm 
The hands-on exercises and constructive feedback you’ll receive in this workshop will prepare you to create a teaching philosophy statement that helps you stand out in a crowded pool of applicants.  

Designing Your Online Presence: Websites and Online Portfolios for Graduate Students      

Thursday, March 31, 1:00–2:30pm 

This workshop will focus on website and online portfolio design for the various needs of graduate students, such as choosing the right platform and making aesthetic choices with your audience in mind. 

Humanities Grant Writing Camp: May 23-26

Applications due: March 25th

Hosted by the Institute for Research in the Humanities and facilitated by the UW-Madison Writing Center, the 4-day camp provides participants with a structured introduction to the nuts-and-bolts of writing funding proposals to support a wide range of humanities work, from research travel and dissertation writing to public humanities projects. Eligibility criteria include enrollment in a UW–Madison graduate program in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. For more information see the Humanities Grant Writing Camp call for applications.

Dissertation Writing Camp: May 16-20

Applications due: March 25th 

Hosted by the Graduate School and facilitated by senior Writing Center staff. It is a week-long (May 16–20, 2022) camp providing participants from all disciplines with intensive, focused time to write and revise their dissertation chapters in a supportive atmosphere alongside other writers. Those selected to participate will have multiple opportunities to share writing goals, experiment with various writing strategies, and receive feedback on their work. Eligibility criteria include enrollment in a UW–Madison doctoral program and having achieved dissertator status. For more information see the Dissertation Writing Camp call for applications.

Developing Your Diversity Statement
Wednesday, April 13, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
BioCommons, 1st Floor of Steenbock Library
Starting with reflections on topics of inclusion, diversity, and equity, participants will draw upon personal and professional experiences to begin writing their story.

Your CV And Cover Letter

Wednesday, April 20, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Union South (check TITU for exact location)
Make a great first impression! Learn tips and tricks to make sure your CV and cover letter clearly communicate your unique value.

Panel On Interviewing For Teaching-Related Positions

Friday, April 29, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Come to this panel discussion to get real-life tips on what search committees are listening for at different types of institutions and academic roles.

Workshop Your Answers to Interview Questions for Teaching-Related Positions

Friday, April 29, 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Shine at your interview! Learn what you need to successfully communicate the skills and experience you've developed in teaching and mentoring.



Worldwide Teach-in on Climate & Justice

March 30, 5:30-8:30 PM CT

Mechanical Engineering, Rms 1106 & 1163

Join us for an evening of conversations for the UW–Madison campus community on how to implement climate change solutions in a just and inclusive way. On March 30, 2022, thousands of communities around the world will gather in a one-day Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice. UW–Madison's event features five panels of campus experts, opportunities to connect with the UW community, and free food from the new Electric Eats Food Truck.

Last Steps to Completing the Doctoral Degree in-person workshop

Date: April 6, 2022 at 12:00—1:30 PM 

Location: 1211 DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building

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 Spring or Summer 2022. Registration is required:

2022 Chicago Ethnography Conference (Virtual)
April 2nd, 2022
As always, this conference is free and open to the public. To attend any part of the event, simply register as a “general attendee” using this link. Please note that registration is required to access any part of the conference. 

CommNS CommUnity Conference

April 28th, 2022 at Memorial Union, UW-Madison

Have you registered for our CommUnity Conference yet? Co-hosted by the Civic Health of Wisconsin Initiative, this day-long conference will be a historic gathering of all those who are interested in making Wisconsin an exemplar in civic engagement for all. We are planning on hosting the event in person at the Wisconsin Memorial Union with virtual hybrid options available. All are welcome! 
Register Here!

Play-Make-Learn Conference 2022

August 8-9, 2022 at Memorial Union, UW-Madison
The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, policy makers, museum and library professionals, and school leaders who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning.

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Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program: 40% Project Assistant for AY 2022-2023
The position is posted to the student jobs site The application deadline is April 1.  Supervised by the CLS Director, the Project Assistant helps with outreach and co-curricular events organized by the Program and edits the Program's newsletter and undergraduate journal.  The PA communicates with faculty, staff, students and alumni to create content for the newsletter and works with student authors and faculty/staff reviewers on the journal.  You can see what those publications look like on the Program's website.  The CLS PAship is a great position for a graduate student interested in U.S. Latinx communities. 

Communication Arts 100:  Fall TA positions 50%
These are 50% positions which come with tuition remission and health care eligibility. If students have questions about the class itself, contact Dr. Sarah Jedd ( 

Student and Early Career Council (SECC) Dissertation Research Funding Awards 

Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2022, 11:59pm Eastern

The Student and Early Career Council (SECC) of the Society for Research in Child Development is pleased to announce its 14th annual competition for graduate student dissertation research funding. These non-renewable awards in the amount of up to $2,000 USD are given to doctoral students for dissertation research proposals that merit special recognition and display strong potential to contribute to the field of child development. Award recipients will be recognized at the SRCD 2023 Biennial Meeting. 

Institute for Research on Poverty: Master's level fellowship opportunity: Apply by 4/2/22 

Graduate Student Hourly: School of Education Summer Education Research Program (SERP)
The School of Education is seeking an enterprising student to serve as the Graduate Program Associate for our 2022 Summer Education Research Program (SERP). This 10-week paid residential summer program endeavors to increase opportunities for individuals from historically marginalized communities to engage in mentored research experiences that have impact across a range of areas within the education, health, and arts fields. Program staff provide undergraduate participants with comprehensive supports as they engage in their research projects. SERP is housed in the School of Education’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OEDI) and co-sponsored by The Graduate School. Applicants should have experience with or a strong desire to work with and empower undergraduate scholars from diverse backgrounds; should have experience conducting research in a university environment; and should have strong interpersonal communication skills. Interested applicants should visit UW student jobs and search for job 501862 (linked here) for more information and to access the application portal. Please contact with any questions you may have.



IRP Medicaid Evaluation, Research, and Technical Assistance (MERTA) 

Assistant Professor of Extension for Financial Planning and Consumer Wellbeing: University of Georgia


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)

Office of the Registrar 


4/1/2022: Annual Review of Graduate Students (ARGS) Due

4/1/2022: Deadline to Apply to Graduate in MyUW Student Center

4/4/2022: Last day to reserve cap and gown for those graduating
4/22/2022: SoHE In Person Grad Student Poster Fair 

4/22/2022: Last day to request a Spring 2022 degree warrant

5/13/2022: Save the date: SoHE Graduation Ceremony

5/13/2022: PhD and MFA Commencement Ceremony at Kohl Center

5/13/2022: Graduate School deadline for Spring 2022 Master's degree

5/14/2022: Master's Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall

5/15/2022: Graduate School deadline for Spring 2022 PhD degree

6/17/2022: Graduate School dissertator eligibility deadline for Summer 2022

6/19/2022: Graduate School deadline for Summer 2022 window degree

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