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A new chapter

Commencement hug

Sunny skies, happy families, graduates eager to embark on a new chapter in their lives and one more Camp Randall "Jump Around" marked Commencement weekend at UW-Madison. The ceremony returned to the stadium, combining four ceremonies into one with an address by former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Check out a slideshow from the 2014 CommencementRelated: Commencement marks a new tradition.

Top Stories

Administrative Improvement Award winners named

UW banner

Three teams and one individual have been chosen to receive the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 2014 Administrative Improvement Award. The award recognizes exceptional performance in administrative roles supporting academics, research, student services, outreach or administration.

Veteran Services and Military Assistance Center opens

National Guard members

Student veterans and active-duty military members at UW-Madison have a new resource to help them access state and federal benefits. The Veteran Services and Military Assistance Center is a collaboration between the university's Office of the Registrar and Division of Student Life.

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Around Campus

Vice provost finalist presentations set

Photo: Bascom Hall

Candidates for vice provost for teaching and learning and vice provost for faculty and staff will give public presentations starting this week. Members of the campus community, particularly those who interact with these positions, are encouraged to attend.

Wisconsin Energy Institute receives design awards

WEI atrium

The Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW-Madison received Project of the Year and Best Green-Built honors for its dedication to sustainability in design, construction and functionality at this year's Commercial Design Awards.

Campus Initiatives

HR Design information sessions set June 10 and 12

Logo: HR Design project

To keep the UW–Madison community fully informed about innovations and progress on the HR Design project, the next set of quarterly informational sessions is slated for June 10 and 12.    

Inside Info

Ask the meat man: Top tips for great grilling

grilling

With due respect to the solstice, the true first day of summer is the day you drag your grill out of the garage and grab a set of tongs. With the first three-day holiday coming up, it’s time for a (BB)Q & A with UW-Madison Extension meat specialist Jeff Sindelar.

Milestones

Shah elected j-school director

Hemant Shah

Professor Hemant Shah has been elected director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In nearly 25 years on the faculty, Shah has explored diversity and disparity in mass communication, connecting issues of identity and representation in the media across race, ethnicity and nation.

Events

Movie Night at Camp Randall is June 19

Photo: Movie Night at Camp Randall

Another free Movie Night at Camp Randall Stadium is scheduled for June 19 at 7:15. The only question is, which movie will be shown on the 101-foot by 42-foot videoboard — "Despicable Me," "Field of Dreams" or "The LEGO Movie?" Vote for your favorite.

Interact

Inside UW-Madison takes a break

Inside UW-Madison

Inside UW-Madison today begins publishing weekly on Tuesdays for the summer. Because of the Memorial Day holiday, Inside UW-Madison won't appear next week, but will return on June 3.

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