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Bucky goes to the State Fair

This short video captures some of the Badger fun offered up at the Wisconsin State Fair on UW-Madison Day, Aug. 8. Exhibits, the Bucky Wagon, and "exploration stations" all helped to showcase the campus' mission to the crowds in West Allis. Related: More about the State Fair, including ice cream, cream puffs and learning Spanish in three minutes.

Top Stories

Alumni voices drive new focus for WAA

As the impact of UW graduates grows around the globe, the Wisconsin Alumni Association is sharpening its focus on connecting with the university’s nearly 400,000 living alumni.

Parking award messages continue to go out

Parking permit award emails continue to go out this week, Transportation Services officials say. People who encounter wait times in the online ordering system are encouraged to log out and try back later.

Employee bus passes ready for distribution

Photo: Metro bus

Faculty, academic staff, classified employees, limited-term employees, emeriti and UW Health employees can pick up their free 2012-2013 bus pass starting this week.

Third Thursdays – Pyle Center

Join us on Thursday, August 16, for this free event featuring live music from Trey Grimm, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar on the Pyle Center’s Rooftop Terrace overlooking Lake Mendota.

Around Campus

Task force recommends flexibility for UW System

A task force looking into UW System governance and operations is recommending a variety of changes that would give the UW System more autonomy over operational and governance matters, and transfer some authority over spending from state government to the Board of Regents.

UW-Madison named a Fiske “Best Buy”

UW is one of just 20 public institutions, and 21 private, named as "Best Buys" in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.”

Third group of Chinese Champions arrive on campus

The Chinese Champions Program – a partnership with Beijing Sport University, the China Scholarship Council and UW–Madison – brings Chinese Olympic and world champion medalists to campus as students in a non-degree sports leadership seminar.

Campus Initiatives

HR Design plan coming in September

Logo: HR Design

A plan to redesign the university's human resources system will be unveiled to campus next month. The plan will propose specific direction on the recommendations from the project work teams and suggest timing for implementation.

Inside Info

Helping kids develop healthy relationships to sports

Photo: Soccer team

UW Health sports psychologist Shilagh Mirgain advocates variety and perspective when working with young athletes. She says the demands of a pressure-laden youth sporting world can alienate athletes.

Buzz

Wisconsin Football Gameday app available

Photo: Football helmets

Wisconsin Football's Gameday app puts Badger football information at your fingertips on your mobile device. This official app of UW Athletics is now available free for iPhone and iPad. An Android version is being tested and will be available soon.

Milestones

Robinson wins 2012 Krieghbaum under-40 award

Photo: Sue Robinson

Sue Robinson, associate professor of journalism and mass communication, was named the winner of the 2012 Krieghbaum Under-40 Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

UWPD wins accreditation from a third agency

Photo: Police dispatch

The UW Police Department this month became the only law enforcement agency in Wisconsin to be accredited by three different agencies. The latest is from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Events

Masterworks from Italy coming to the Chazen Aug. 24

Photo: Chazen exhibit

This exhibition of 45 rarely seen paintings and tapestries from the renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, includes works by Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters such as Sandro Botticelli, Lorenzo Monaco, Jacopo Tintoretto and Titian.

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