Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance for Non-Business Majors

Would you like to gain some basic business knowledge to complement your History major?

Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance for Non-Business Majors

Course Description: Part of a two course sequence introducing non-business students to basic concepts, practices and analytical methods that are part of the market enterprise system. This course is a basic overview on: accounting, finance, and business law.

It will be offered online for the spring 2015 semester.

Humanity In Action Fellowship

Humanity in Action invites applications from college students and recent graduates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014 are eligible. We encourage students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds to apply.

The 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship will run from May 25-June 28, 2015. The deadline to apply for this program is January 8, 2015.

About the Humanity in Action Fellowship
For the past 16 years, the Humanity in Action Fellowship has brought together international groups of students and young professionals to study human and minority rights in Europe. Beginning with the Second World War and the Holocaust, the Fellowship explores the histories and contemporary issues of diversity and minority rights in Europe. Key areas of inquiry include national identity, immigration, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, political extremism and discrimination of Roma – all seen through the specific lens of the five countries in which the Fellowship takes place. The 2015 programs will begin in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and continue for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. We educate, connect and inspire a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization with governing and advisory Boards in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States.
Questions? Email admissions@humanityinaction.org
Judith S. Goldstein, PhD
Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action

Summer Study in Greece! May 26 - June 20, 2015

ANCIENT KENCHREAI AND ITS ARCHAELOGICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT Instructor: Jorge J. Bravo III, Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park


- Spend over three weeks in Greece
- Engage in hands-on work with the archaeological record of ancient Greece
- Hear guest lectures by an interdisciplinary team of scholars
- Visit important archaeological sites and museums in the region
- Experience modern Greek life in a small town
- Enjoy swimming and hiking excursions


This 4 credit summer course, offered through Education Abroad, exposes students to the archaeology, history and culture of Greece by living at the ancient city of Corinth and working at on the remains of its ancient eastern port, Kenchreai. Students will actively participate in the work of the Kenchreai Excavations, which are co-directed by Professor Bravo and Professor Joseph L. Rife of Vanderbilt University under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and in conjunction with the Greek Ministry of Culture. Students will thus have the rare opportunity at the introductory level to join in a major interdisciplinary research program overseas.

The 2015 season of the Kenchreai Excavations will focus on exposing and studying the remains of a monumental building located near the harbor. Students will learn about data analysis, artifact processing, and conservation, all important components in archaeological fieldwork. This program also gives students a rare chance to live and to learn in one of the most archaeologically rich, historically important, and naturally beautiful regions in Greece, the northeastern Peloponnese. Students will visit sites and museums throughout this region, attend seminars, and experience life in a small village. Students will thus learn not only about the practice of archaeological field research, but also about Greek history and culture from ancient to modern times.

The course is under review to meet UMD General Education distribution requirements in Humanities, History and Social Science, and Scholarship in Practice. Credit can be transferred for undergraduates at other institutions.
Program cost: $4,150 (excluding airfare).

To find out more, visit http://ter.ps/sugreececlas or contact Professor Bravo (jbravo@umd.edu). Applications accepted online from December 1, 2014, through February 15, 2015.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Funding for Foreign Language Study

The competition for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships and awards at UW-Madison will open very soon. 

In anticipation, we encourage you to read through the following information and to attend one of the information sessions listed below. 

The upcoming competition is for Summer 2015 and Academic Year 2015-2016 fellowships.
FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW's National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training.
The application deadline is February 13, 2015.

For a full list of languages supported by FLAS, further details of eligibility, "FAQ's" page, and the online application please visit: flas.wisc.edu

There will be two information session for students interested in applying for a FLAS award (please note different times for graduate & undergraduate applicants).
The content of the December and January meetings will be identical; students need only attend one session:

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 (in 206 Ingraham Hall):
2:00 - 3:00pm for undergraduate student applicants
3:30 - 4:30pm for graduate applicants*

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 (in 206 Ingraham Hall):

2:00 - 3:00pm for undergraduate student applicants
3:30 - 4:30pm for graduate applicants*
*Graduating seniors who plan to be in graduate or professional school at UW next year should attend the session for graduate applicants.

L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services (UADS) Hiring Student Office Assistant for Spring 2014 Semester

L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services (UADS) in 110 Ingraham Hall has a Student Office Assistant opening for the spring 2015 term (Anticipated start date beginning of January 2015). See what we do: http://saa.ls.wisc.edu/deans-services.htm

Duties include screening callers and visitors seeking information and appointments, electronic calendaring (WisCal), receiving and organizing documents, general office upkeep and assisting deans and staff with projects as needed.

Required Skills:
- Computer proficiency - some familiarity with MS Office suite primarily Word and Excel and willingness to learn calendaring system.
- Ability to navigate searches on UW Madison/UADS websites.
- Comprehension of academic policies pertaining to student enrollment activities.
- Communication skills – ability to interact with a variety of individuals, i.e., students, parents, faculty and administrative personnel through active listening, articulating and guiding callers/visitors with sensitivity to diverse and complex situations.

This position is needed for afternoons on Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-4:30 both days.
(Flexibility in start time may be possible) The ideal candidate will be timely, organized, work well in sometimes stressful /ambiguous situations, be sensitive to people in need and respect confidentiality. Starting wage is $8.00/hour. (Work-study eligible students encouraged to apply)

If interested, please e-mail a current resume and cover letter to:
Attn: Office Managerlsdeans@saa.ls.wisc.edu

Morgridge Center Fellowship

New Summer Fellowship

ANNOUNCING: Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship

The Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship (WOECF) is a new program that will award undergraduate student projects aimed at public engagement in the student's own Wisconsin community. WOECF is offered through the Morgridge Center for Public Service, Division of Continuing Studies and Educational Innovation. Fellowships will occur during the summer months of 2015 and participants will receive up to $3,000 in funding for their work. Applications are open Dec. 15 will be accepted until Feb.26th. Click here to learn more.