Event: First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration, June 13

First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration!

Thursday, June 13, 2019
4:30–6 pm (Doors open at 4 pm)
HUB Room 145
Free, but RSVP Required

All current first-generation graduate students* are cordially invited to this year-end celebration, whether you are graduating very soon or continuing in your grad program! Attend this event to build community with peers and to celebrate your milestones—no matter how big or small. Staff, faculty, and students’ family members are welcome! Free and delicious food and refreshments will be provided. Continue reading

Community: Hack Library School Blog – Five (Big Picture) Tips for First-Year Library Students

Five (Big Picture) Tips for First-Year Library Students

Katelyn Sabelko, a MA student in the iSchool at University of Wisconsin – Madison, recently published this HLS piece. Reflecting upon her first year in another library school, she highlights 5 big-picture tips for those just starting library school. It’s some very sound advice and shouldn’t just be limited to first-years.

Events: Memorial Day is… 2019, May 20 through 27

Events: Memorial Day is…

May 20 through 27, 2019
UW Campuses

Memorial Day is a sacred day in the military community. It is a day in which we celebrate our fallen service members, one where we honor their lives and sacrifices, and the day that we mourn their loss together with our surrounding community.

Memorial Day is… is a week of events aimed at raising awareness of the true meaning of Memorial Day and a way for the military community to welcome in our friends and family to mourn the loss of our military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. The 2019 Memorial Day is… program will focus on servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice. Continue reading

Event: 2019 Lavender Graduation, June 11

2019 Lavender Graduation – Hosted by Aleksa Manila

Deadline: Graduates must register by June 5

Tuesday, June 11th
6:00 – 8:30 PM
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

Keynote Speaker: Poet & Educator J Mase III.

J Mase III is based in Seattle by way of Philly. He is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell my Kidney I was the Fiercest Poet Around, as well as And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment, and Inappropriate Jokes about Death.” As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA+ youth and adults in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities, and restricted care facilities among others. Check him out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at https://jmaseiii.com/

The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How:

Who: Lavender Graduation is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergraduate or graduate/professional) for graduation in the 2018-2019 (including fall 2019) academic year. Guests do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender orientation/identity/expression to participate or attend this year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome!!! Continue reading