Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wisconsin Science Festival 2012

'Unleash your curiosity and discover your inner innovator' with the Wisconsin Science Festival, September 27-30!
Visit the festival website to plan your day.  While most events and programs will take place at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, there are several other area venues including the Chazen and the Madison Children’s Museum that will be hosting special events. 
The festival affords an amazing opportunity to dabble creatively in the sciences with hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits, films, lectures, workshops, and more.  Importantly, too, you will meet the individuals behind the art and science who will share an infectious enthusiasm for what they do—whether that is their work in the lab, field or studio.  Ask plenty of questions!

And, do look for your campus librarians! They will be staffing an "Ask a Science Librarian" table during the Town Hall Street Fair.  What with our interest in the sciences and science literacy, how could we resist but to be there where the action is—we look forward to seeing you there!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stick it to the Flu!

Why risk becoming ill or passing an illness on to others?  Reduce your risk with a free, seasonal influenza vaccination.  From October 1 until November 16, students can visit University Health Services, Monday-Friday, (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)--no appointment necessary--to receive the injection.  Students will be asked at the clinic (333 East Campus Mall, 6th floor) to present their UW-Madison student ID card.  The clinic also advises students to dress for the event, so-to-speak, with either a short-sleeve shirt or one with sleeves that will easily roll to the shoulder.

Additional walk-in clinics are available during the following dates around campus:
  • Friday, September 28:  The SERF (noon to 5:00 PM)
  • Monday, October 8:  Union South (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
  • Tuesday, October 9:  Chadbourne Hall (4:00 to 7:00 PM)
  • Tuesday, October 16:  Dejope Hall (4:00 to 7:00 PM)
  • Thursday, October 25:  Health Sciences Learning Center (noon to 5:00 PM)
  • Tuesday, November 6:  Dejope Hall (4:00 to 7:00 PM)

Slow Food Cafe

Craving a delicious lunch?  If so, then mark your calendars for Wednesdays at the Slow Food Café!  The staff with the Café offers a selection of home-made, sweet and savory lunch items using ingredients sourced locally.  Lunches are served from 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM at the organization’s downstairs space in The Crossing, 1127 University Avenue.

Slow Food UW is non-profit organization run by students and volunteers committed to an appreciation of healthy and sustainable food-ways. Follow Slow Food UW on Twitter or Facebook.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Annual Plant Sale

The UW Horticulture Society is hosting its annual indoor plant sale, September 14 - 16 at the Stock Pavilion.
Society members will be selling a variety of houseplants including cacti, succulents, and orchids. Sale hours will run from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM, Friday through Sunday. 
Proceeds from the plant sale fund society activities, travel (of horticultural interest), speakers and special programming for meetings. Add a lively, air-freshening touch to dorm, home or office décor!

Food for Thought Fest (Sept 15)

The 14th annual Food for Thought Festival, sponsored by the REAP Food Group, will celebrate healthy food traditions and the quest to eat pleasurably (of course!) and sustainably.

Saturday festival events will be held just off the Capitol Square on Martin Luther King Blvd. from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, information tables, tasty samples, activities and raffle prize opportunities.   
New this year will be a "Food Camp" where you can learn cheese-making, hoop-house construction, and what to do with all of your tomatoes, among other skills.  Click here to view the festival schedule.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Luau Kudos

We hope you enjoyed yourself at the "Late-Night Luau".  Thank you for being there! We trust that you had an opportunity to experience the library as an interesting gathering space (as well as study locale) and to meet some of the terrific campus and community partners who were instrumental in putting on this late-night welcome event. 

Our partners are listed below with links to their sites for additional information regarding their staff and services.  You may even discover some opportunities to lend your talents and to work with them in the future.

Babcock Dairy Plant

Last, but certainly not least, the staff from Steenbock Library thanks the amazing crew of volunteers who joined us to decorate and to staff this event.
Aloha!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Helen C House Party (Sept 13)

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 annual house party, Thursday, September 13 (8:00 PM-midnight).

The schedule of events includes carnival games, human foosball, student group performances, 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!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Late-Night Luau (Sept 6)

What are you doing tonight?  Slip on your beach sandals and floral shirts (it’s not snowing yet!) and join in the festivities as Steenbock Library hosts its first, Wisconsin Welcome, Late-Night Luau!


Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Time: 9:00 PM until midnight
Place: Steenbock Library, of course (first and second floors & our entrance deck)!  At the corner of Babcock and Observatory (550 Babcock Drive)

Special Note:  The library will begin its larger transformation to Luau destination beginning at roughly 6:00 PM.  This will entail some rearranging of furniture.  Our fourth floor will remain a separate study space from the event.