Friday, September 30, 2011

World Dairy Expo (Oct 4-8)

Around the World of Dairy in 5 Days!

The annual World Dairy Expo, hosted at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, provides an opportunity for producers, industry representatives, and members of academic and professional organizations to meet, compete, showcase and exchange ideas regarding the dairy sector.

Information, for all dairy enthusiasts who wish to attend this unique event, can be found at the Expo’s General Information page.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Babcock Hall!

Come celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Babcock Hall on October 14 (3:00-5:30 PM) in Rooms 205, 222 and Food Application Lab, Babcock Hall. The festivities will include a social hour and tour of the Food Applications and Ice Cream Lab. You are invited to register online by October 3, 2011.

Babcock Hall first opened for use in 1951 and was named for pioneering agricultural/dairy chemist and professor, Stephen Babcock. Professor Babcock was also instrumental in the genesis of Steenbock Library with the donation of his first paycheck to seed a library for the University’s College of Agriculture.

Extend your Reach to Library Resources...

...with area public libraries!

Madison Public Library invites all Madison residents to sign up for its free library card. This additional library card will give you access to the public library system’s materials and resources which include its research databases, job and business resources, magazines, media, and popular reading collections--including an extensive collection of audiobooks and e-books.

While campus and public library systems are not set up for mutual book retrieval and return, there are many public branch libraries throughout the city to make for a convenient visit. Within its own network of libraries, resources can be delivered to the branch location nearest to you.

The public library system is a great way to extend your reach to library materials and to supplement that which you obtain from our campus system.

For more information on signing up for a library card, visit one of Madison’s nine public branch libraries or visit its FAQ page for borrowing materials.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Curiosity Unleashed (Sept 22-25)

What do you get when you mix one part Aldo Leopold, another part Georgia O’Keeffe, and add a pinch of Albert Einstein? Are you curious? Discover some answers and cultivate a few more questions as you join in the fun at the Wisconsin Science Festival, September 22-25.

Visit the festival website to plan your days--most events and programs will take place at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. And, look for your campus librarians as they staff a table at the Town Hall Street Fair, "Ask a Librarian".

Monday, September 19, 2011

UW Hort Society Plant Sale (Sept 23-25)

The UW Horticulture Society is hosting its annual indoor plant sale, September 23 - 25 at the Stock Pavilion. Society members will be selling a variety of houseplants including cacti, succulents, and orchids. Sale hours will run from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM, Friday & Saturday, and from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM (or until sold-out) on Sunday. Additional plant care supplies will also be available for purchase and include pots, saucers, soil, fertilizer, and watering tools. Proceeds from the plant sale fund society activities, travel (of horticultural interest), speakers and special programming for meetings.

Add a lively touch to dorm, home or office d├ęcor!

For more information, visit the UW Horticulture Society Plant Sale page.

Go Big Read, Events Calendar

Visit the Go Big Read, Events Calendar to find an interesting opportunity to discuss or experience various aspects of this year’s selection, Enrique’s Journey.

The calendar is also open to you (your class or organization) to announce a relevant event. In order to do so, you must have a current UW-Madison NetID and follow these steps:

1) Go to the Campus Events Calendar.

2) Click "Add an event" in the upper right corner.

3) Log in with your NetID and password.

4) Click "Add event" in the toolbar near the top of the screen.

5) Complete the "New event" form to add information about your event.

6) Use one or more Go Big Read tags to automatically feed your event to the Go Big Read Calendar. (For more information and a list of these tags, visit the How to Add Events page).

All event listings in the campus calendar are approved and/or edited by University Communications. Once an event has been approved, it should appear on the Go Big Read list of events. Approval usually takes only one business day.

If you do not have a NetID, contact Go Big Read ( for assistance to add your events and to answer any questions you may have regarding the program.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Career and Internship Fair (Sept 15)

CALS, in partnership with the School of Business, the College of Letters and Sciences, the School of Human Ecology and the Wisconsin Alumni Association, is pleased to welcome students to participate in the fall semester Career and Internship Fair, Thursday, September 15. The fair will be held at the Kohl Center from 4:30 until 8:00 PM.

Students who are interested in attending can see a full list of companies by logging into their BuckyNet account and looking under the "events" tab.

For more information, visit the CALS Career Services site.

Helen C House Party (Sept 15)

Campus libraries are the place to be--not only as spaces for serious study, but as interesting social spaces for group work and the occasional party.

Check out the fun when College Library (Helen C. White) hosts its house party, September 15 (7:00-11:00PM).

The schedule of events includes a film festival, carnival games, student group performances, Ninja Tag, miniature-golf and more--with plenty of free snacks on the side.

Enjoy the evening and be sure to look for Steenbock Library on the mini-golf course!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Steenbock Ice Cream Social

Save the date! As part of Wisconsin Welcome festivities, Steenbock staff welcomes you to visit on Friday, September 9 for a taste of Babcock Hall ice cream. Beginning at 3:00 PM and while supplies last, staff will be distributing an ice-cream sandwich to those visiting the library (one per guest, please). Look for this event on the entrance level of the library, Room 240.

Come see what the library has to offer. Browse the stacks and speak with staff.

The library thanks its partners, the Center for the First Year Experience, the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant and the UW-Food Science Club for their contributions to this event.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Wisconsin Welcome

Welcome to UW-Madison! There is a lot happening on and near campus this weekend and throughout the month of September. Check out the schedule of campus events, tours and meet-ups.

Should you be in Madison during the Labor Day weekend, you may wish to take in the Dane County Farmers’ Market at the capitol square on Saturday morning then hang around for the annual Taste of Madison (which will start at 2:00PM, Saturday, and run through Sunday).

Lots of food and live entertainment--what more can you ask?!

As you return from the weekend, campus libraries will be offering free tours and drop-in workshops. Visit the campus libraries’ schedule or the schedule for Steenbock Library.

New this year for Wisconsin Welcome will be an ice-cream social event at Steenbock Library, September 9 (3:00-5:00 PM). While supplies last, Steenbock staff will be distributing an ice-cream sandwich (of rich, creamy Babcock Hall ice-cream).

We look forward to seeing you soon!