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Meet the meat

Photo: Teacher and student employees at Bucky's Butchery

Do you prefer local foods? You can't get much more local than Bucky’s Butchery, a retail store and processing plant operated on campus by a team of UW-Madison students. All of the meat sold is produced here, as this "Forward Motion" video documents. The employees feel it's important that customers know how their meat was raised and where it's coming from. They gain extensive knowledge of many facets of the meat industry, as well as experience with customer interaction, marketing and product sales.

Top Stories

Making UW a more inclusive campus community

Photo: Rebecca Blank

As part of a report out to the community on a summer full of activity and progress on campus climate initiatives, Chancellor Rebecca Blank also reaffirms the university's commitment to free speech. "It’s my belief—one that I hope you share—that everyone here deserves to feel valued and free from harassment and intimidation," she writes.

Maas to retire as chief information officer

Photo: Bruce Maas

Bruce Maas, CIO and vice provost for informa-tion technology, has announced his plans to retire in spring 2017. Maas identifies leader-ship development of the IT community as one of his proudest accomplishments. Before a search for a new CIO begins, the university will launch a study of IT governance and structure.

The making of UW-Madison’s new TV spot

Photo: Videographer operating camera

UW-Madison's new television commercial debuts Sept. 3 on national TV during the Wisconsin-LSU football game. There are no actors — it's populated entirely by UW-Madison community members. Here's a peek at the work that went on behind the scenes, and a look at the final version of the spot.

Help students find career success

September is “Career and Internship Exploration Month,” a great time to encourage your students to think about their career development goals and to attend one of the many events.

Around Campus

Justice Sotomayor to speak on campus

Photo: Sonia Sotomayor

In the field of law, you can't ask for a greater luminary than a U.S. Supreme Court justice. The UW Law School will present a conver-sation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Sept. 8 as part of the Robert W. Kastenmeier Lecture Series. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Slide show: JVN Day, res halls move-in

Photo: Man giving art demonstration

Campus life is ramping up for the new semester. JVN Day, in honor of John “Vietnam” Nguyen, featured music, movies, service initiatives and more in honor of the 19-year-old student, who drowned four years ago on Lake Mendota. Meanwhile, University Housing residents began moving bins full of belongings into their rooms this week.

Outside UW

Program helps state residents living with diabetes

Photo: Beverly Bell

When she was diagnosed with diabetes, Beverly Bell wanted to handle it properly, because her father had died of complications from the disease. So in January, the Milwaukee woman jumped at the chance to take a Living with Diabetes class, which is offered through-out the state with support from UW-Madison.

Inside Info

Calendar clarification: Classes start Tuesday

Photo: W crest

We trust most of you already know this, but because of a change in the academic calendar, some people on campus might be under the erroneous impression that fall classes begin Friday, Sept. 2. The actual date is Tuesday, Sept. 6. The old date was included in some calendars printed before the change.  


New faculty focus: Eileen Kae Kintner

Photo: Eileen Kae Kintner

Eileen Kae Kintner is a professor and Mary & Carl Gulbrandsen Chair in Pediatric Nursing. The Ohio native was drawn to Wisconsin by the possibility of being able to disseminate the SHARP program (Staying Healthy-Asthma Responsible and Prepared) across the country and around the world.


Events promote awareness of fire dangers

Photo: Fire alarm

September is Fire Safety Month. Hands-on activities are scheduled at several locations, including fire extinguisher training with live fire, and a fire department training dummy drag. There will also be raffles, giveaways, and food. Events begin today at 5 p.m. at Eagle Heights.

Inspirational film tells story of dancer with cerebral palsy

Photo: Enter the Faun dancer

Gregg Mozgala accepted a part in a dance production despite the fact that he had never danced before — and had cerebral palsy. Mozgala went through a physical metamorph-osis that changed his body, gait and balance. His story is told in "Enter the Faun," playing Sept. 7 at the Discovery Building.


Athletics seeks Louisiana flood relief donations

Graphic: Motion W

Wisconsin Athletics and American Family Insurance are partnering to support the American Red Cross as it helps victims of the Louisiana flooding. They are urging people to donate to the Red Cross by texting LAFLOODS to 90999. Each text results in a $10 donation. American Family has also pledged to match donations made on Saturday, the day of the LSU game, up to $50,000.

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