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Events for 2016-2017

Andersen Library Student Book Club

Andersen Library Student Book Club features topics related to diversity and one book is discussed each semester. This Spring we will be reading and discussing The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. Meetings will be held on Feb. 22, March 1, and March 8 from 3:30-4:30pm. Discussion facilitated by: Karen Fisher - Disability Services Coordinator focusing on Psychological Disabilities, Autism Spectrum & Learning Disabilities, and Sara Vogt - Associate Director of the Center for Students With Disabilities.

  • Feb. 22- Books will be dispersed to participants (free copies). Discussion will focus on introducing the book and providing insight into living with autism.
  • March 1- Discussion of the first half of The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (approx. 65 pages)
  • March 8 - Discussion of the second half of The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (approx. 65 pages)

*Please note that the distribution of books will take place within the first 10 minutes of the January 22 meeting. If you are not there, your book will go to the next available "drop in" attendee. Know you will be late? Let Rebecca Jones (jonesrl@uww.edu) know beforehand.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided and are sponsored by Undergraduate Research and Honors Programs.

Questions or need accomodations? Contact Rebecca Jones at 262.472.7164 or jonesrl@uww.edu.

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Backpack to Briefcase Series

Backpack to Briefcase is a series of events designed to assist students in the transition from college to work.  These events are facilitated by Career and Leadership Development and are co-sponsored by Andersen Library.

Connecting your Student Experiences to your Future Employment. Presented by John Witte, Complex Director for University Housing.
Attend this workshop to learn how to connect your student experiences to future employment. Students can learn how to recognize transferable skills, connect those skills to future employment and understand how to intelligently speak about skills at a job interview.

  • Thursday, Feb. 16th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sponsor: Southeast Asian Organization

Job Offers and Salary Negotiations. Frank Lanko, Senior Business Career Advisor for C&LD.
Attend this presentation to learn how to evaluate a future job offer and how to have a successful salary negotiation with an employer.

  • Wednesday, March 8th, 4:00-4:45 pm

Speed Networking. Jason Brown, Career Counselor for C&LD.
Speed Networking helps professionals focus on their networking efforts and accelerate the process of making new contacts. Attend this session to learn more about how to network and practice your networking skills with faculty, staff and students!

  • Wednesday, March 29th, 5:00-6:00 pm

Best Practices for Your First Year on the Job. Presented by Paige Reed, Chief of Institutional Policy and Compliance for UWW.
Attend this presentation to learn how to successfully navigate and adjust as a new employee on the job. Best practices and tools will be discussed on how to be used in the workplace while handling difficult situations.

  • Thursday, April 6th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Graduate School Panel. With Donald Dantzler, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Ph.D. program; Morgan Somers, Counseling MS program; Matthew Boelter, Business Administration MBA program; Alex Kultgen, Higher Education Leadership - Athletic Administration MS program; Soledad Gonzalez, Higher Education Leadership MS program.
A question and answer panelists comprised of a Ph. D and Masters students speaking about how to be successful in graduate school. Attend this panel to learn more about Graduate students and their effective journey to graduation.

  • Wednesday, April 19th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Sponsors: Student Undergraduate Research Organization, McNair Scholars Program, Social Work Student Organization

Maker Monday

Once a month, students are invited to have fun and be creative at Andersen Library.  Have an idea for a future project? Let us know by emailing us at LibraryPR@uww.edu.

  • February 6, 2017 from 1-4pm – Vintage Valentine's Day Cards
  • March 13, 2017 from 1-4pm - TBD
  • April 17, 2017 from 1-4pm – Earth Week - Plant a flower or herb

Money Smart Mondays

Money Smart Mondays are monthly roundtables designed to give you the skills you need to manage your money. These monthly roundtables will be held on the
last Monday of every month. 

  • February 27, 2017 from 2-4pm - Drop in budgeting help. No appointment necessary.

Pet Therapy at Andersen Library

Pet Therapy

Pet therapy dogs are waiting for you to come spend time with them and forget about life's daily stresses! Join us across from the Circulation desk on the main library floor from NOON - 2p.m. on select dates:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24
  • Monday, Jan. 30
  • Tuesday, Feb 7
  • Monday, Feb 13
  • Tuesday, Feb 21
  • Tuesday, Feb 28
  • Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 14
  • Spring Break
  • Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday, April 4
  • Monday, April 10
  • Tuesday, April 18
  • Monday, April 24
  • Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 2
  • Wednesday, May 3
  • Thursday, May 4
  • Monday, May 8
  • Tuesday, May 9
  • Wednesday, May 10

Resume Doctor at Andersen Library

ResumeCareer and Leadership Development is holding Resume Doctor sessions in Andersen Library! Stop by with your resume to have it professionally reviewed! No appointments necessary. Located on the second floor of Andersen Library near the Circulation Desk.

  • Wednesday, April 12, 1-4pm
  • Thursday, April 13, 12-3pm

Can't wait?  Call C&LD at 262.472.1471 to set up an appointment any time!

Try-It Tuesdays (UHCS)

Try-It Tuesdays

Try-It Tuesday is a biweekly event put on by the University Health and Counseling Services. Free samples of snack foods are brought in to give students ideas for healthy snacking alternatives and are provided to combat the stereotype of unhealthy foods on college campuses.

  • January 31-May 2 (Except Spring Break)
  • 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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