The Coming Week in LSSA – 7 April 2013 – 13 April 2013

The foolishness may have ended a week ago, but a few more weeks remain in April. Here are your events for the upcoming week (including nearly two dozen talks).

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. Last Day to Reserve Seats at Graduation (Monday)****LSSA
2. Professional Development Series: Interviewing (Tuesday)
3. UW-Madison Leadership Summit and Campus Job Fair (Tuesday)
4. Managing Student Loans and Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs (Wednesday)
5. Bridging Your Talents/Skills to the Right Job (Wednesday)
6. 21 Talks (See Complete List – They Are All Interesting!) (All week)

1. RESERVE SEATS AT GRADUATION – FINAL DAY
Monday, 8 April, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
La Follette School Basement
Come and buy graduation seat reservations for your guests. Tickets are $10. You do NOT need to buy a ticket for yourself, just for your guests. You are allowed to reserve four seats initially, as we only have 200 seats available in the State Capitol Assembly Chambers. Seats will be allocated through a fair process using a random number generator for the second round. We can take cash, checks, or credit, although we will not be able to accept credit cards for a few hours in the afternoon.

2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: INTERVIEWING
Tuesday, 9 April, Noon – 1 p.m.
La Follette School House Conference Room
The next in Kate Battiato’s series on job seek-and-secure techniques focuses on interviewing. These have been really helpful, and with job hunting season upon us, it is well worth the short trek to the La Follette House on a Tuesday afternoon. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

3. UW-MADISON LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AND CAMPUS JOBS FAIR
Tuesday, April 09, 5-8 p.m.
Memorial Union
The Second Annual UW-Madison Leadership Summit and Campus Job Fair seeks to connect students to employers who are hiring for part-time and full-time opportunities, both for summer internships and permanent jobs. All students are welcome. For more information, see the calendar entry.

4. MANAGING STUDENT LOANS AND FEDERAL LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS
Wednesday, April 10, 12:15-1 p.m.
La Follette School House Conference Room
Loan manager Sandi Nowakowski of the Office of Student Financial Aid at University of Wisconsin-Madison will come to the La Follette House conference room. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

5. BRIDGING YOUR TALENTS/SKILLS TO THE RIGHT JOB
Wednesday, April 10, 4 p.m.
5193 Helen C. White Hall
This career workshop, including a guest speaker from the UW class of 2012, aims to help you identify the skills you have that employers value. RSVP is required. To RSVP and for more information, please see Kate Battiato’s 3 April email or the calendar entry.

6. TALKS, TALKS, TALKS
There are 21 public affairs-related talks this week. Listed below are the titles of the talks, the day on the week, and the calendar entry link.
a) Talk: Libraries and Research Data: Moving Beyond Digital Curation (Monday)
b) Byron Pitts, Chief National Correspondent for CBS Evening News (Monday)
c) Talk with U.S. Dept. of Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter: The future of higher education in the state of Wisconsin (Tuesday)
d) Social Class, Economic Policy Preferences, and Self-Interest (Tuesday)
e) Dinosaurs, Democracy and Development: A New Era in Mexico and U.S.-Mexico Relations (Tuesday)
f) Food waste: Have we thrown away the chance to end hunger? (Tuesday)
g) Life Sciences Communication Colloquium with Professor Greg Nemet (Wednesday)
h) Professor of political science at Stanford University Gary Segura, testified for gay marriage in federal court (Wednesday)
i) What is a Latino? A Multifaceted Theory of Latino Identity and its Political Effects (Wednesday)
j) Islam and Ecology (Wednesday)
k) Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar (Thursday)
l) Biological and Behavioral Effects of Compassion Training Relevant to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being (Thursday)
m) Electoral Politics in Russia (Thursday)
n) Distributional Impacts of Environmental Regulations (Thursday)
o) Common Core Standards: Implications for Libraries (Thursday)
p) 2013 Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium (Friday)
q) Law and Society in Southeast Asia: New Issues and Directions (Friday)
r) Lessons Learned: Traditional and Commercial Tobacco Use in American Indian Communities (Friday)
s) Presenting a Sensitive History: Different Representations of Hmong Involvement in the Communist Party of Thailand (Friday)
t) Climate, People, and the Environment Program (CPEP) Seminar: Interactions Between Urban Planning and Regional Extreme Heat (Friday)
u) What Does it Mean to be a Cause Lawyer in Burma? (Friday)

Whew! That’s 4.2 talks per day!

Don’t forget to submit your nominations for next year’s LSSA Board and graduation speakers. Also, remember that tickets for the 27 April Spring Formal are on sale! See Steph Mabrey’s 31 March email for details!

Thanks for your time, folks! See you this week!

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