CALS Week Events
Have you always wanted to bid on great prizes that you can actually use? You can, with CALS Student Council's annual silent auction! Items up for auction include training in how to backpack through Europe, an authentic Mexican bark-cloth painting, delicious home-baked treats, hand-crafted jewelry, a tour of Bucky's Butchery complete with sausage that you help to make, and much more! Local businesses and restaurants such as Ian's Pizza, the University bookstore, Tutto Pasta, and the Babcock Hall Dairy store have generously donated gift cards and merchandise just for you! Visit our website sc.cals.wisc.edu/silentauction to start bidding on Sunday, April 15th during CALS week. Bids will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, April 20th.
AWA Breakfast on the Farm - 8am-12pm at Stock Pavilion
Each year the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) holds a hearty, farm-style breakfast on the UW-Madison campus. This delicious event is not only for college students, but also for the local community. There is something the whole family can enjoy at Breakfast on the Farm. “Educating America, One Meal at a Time” is the overall theme of this year’s event. The women of AWA will be sharing their knowledge of and passion for agriculture, while serving hungry attendants or talking about farm animals. Breakfast on the Farm has a petting zoo, education corral and live entertainment, and not to mention ice cream with all the fixings! Come for food but leave with a greater connection to Wisconsin’s most valued resource: Agriculture.
Prices are as follows:
• Adults: $7
• Seniors $ 6
• Students (K-UW): $5
• Children (5 and under): $3
One dollar will be taken off the price of breakfast with a donation of a three canned food items. All donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin.
CALS and Friends Blood Drive - 12-5 PM on the 3rd Floor of Union South
Volunteers and donors needed for April 16th! Support CALS Spring Events Week by signing up for a spot to donate on RedCrossBlood.org with the Sponsor Code "uw cals" or at http://tinyurl.com/calsblooddrive or volunteer to socialize with recent donors at the snack table by emailing Marie Kumerow (email@example.com) today!
University-wide Event: Nelson Earth Day Conference - Register by April 10th! 8:30-5:15 at the Monona Terrace
This event is free for students with an ID, but you will need $15 for lunch. This is conference style and will have a large number of speakers throughout the day. Theme: "Envisioning a Fairer Future: Sustainability, Security and Happiness on a Finite Planet will explore a variety of views on economic models and job creation and links between our standard of living, our sense of well-being, and the health of the environment and ourselves."
Volunteer to help the CALS Student Organizations put together an outreach event for Madison-area 4th grade students! The fair-style event will be from 8:15AM-2:45PM on April 17th in the Stock Pavilion on campus and will host everything from biological science outreach to farm animals. If you would like to volunteer, we will need individuals to greet and organize student groups when the schools arrive and to chaperone small groups of students throughout the fair. Additional directions and brief training will be provided on site. Please email Marie Kumerow (firstname.lastname@example.org) with times you can be available! Go to sc.cals.wisc.edu/cd4k for pictures of past events and volunteer email forms.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend the annual CALS Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 17th from 10am-3pm. To start off the event, the new Dean VandenBosch will be giving an address to undergraduates in research in Ebling beginning at 10:00. Undergraduates in the college will be presenting exciting findings from their research in fields as diverse as forest and wildlife ecology, biochemistry, limnology, and everything in between! Students will be presenting in poster sessions in the atrium of Microbial Sciences and oral presentations in the Ebling Symposium Center. Please take time to attend this extraordinary exchange of research and ideas!
Study Nights are for the dogs! - 6:30-8:00 on the 1st Floor Steenbock Library (Downstairs)
Got exams? Got projects? Join CALS for a study night complete with Helper Dogs on the 1st floor of Steenbock Library! Bring your books and take it easy with the company of your favorite companion animals. This is Steenbock's first visit from the Helper Dogs, so come by and keep the animals busy.
Guest Speaker: Shelly Mayer - 5-6PM in Ebling Symposium Center
Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Profile: Shelly is an authority on dairy industry education. She leads PDPW’s efforts to provide education-based programs that help dairy producers build more profitable businesses. In 2003, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle appointed Shelly to the Department of Ag Trade and Consumer Protection board of directors. She was elected to the Center for Food Integrity executive committee in 2008. In her spare time, she works with her husband on their dairy operation. Shelly grew up on a dairy farm in southwestern Wisconsin and was involved in 4-H, FFA, and the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Dairy youth activities remain an integral part of her work.
As a professional in dairy industry and a CALS mom, Shelly will be coming to speak with us about "Defining Yourself within the Dash", a personal reflection of her path and both local and global challenges that today's graduates face.
CALS Olympics - 11-2 in Journs Courtyard (by Journs Dorm on Lakeshore)
CALS comrades, be prepared to get messy to bring your RSO to the top! This Saturday afternoon will be filled with classic events like chocolate milk flip club, egg races, pudding scramble, egg toss, and tug of war. Please wear a T and jeans, and welcome new adventures to win a prize for your organization.
Canine Campus Crawl - Lakeshore Path
The UW Pre-Vet Club is hosting our 4th annual Canine Campus Crawl, a 2.5mile dog friendly run/walk fundraiser along lakeshore path. Half of the proceeds will go to the Dane County Humane Society and the rest will go to our club. Pre-Registration is $15 for one person and no dogs or $20 for one person and up to two dogs until April 12th or Day of registration is increased $5. There will also be great raffle prizes. For more information a packet can be found on the documents tab of our club site https://win.wisc.edu/organization/prevetclub(https://win.wisc.edu/organization/prevetclub)