ALS 500 & 600 ELL #3 (Summer 2)

Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, record a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Creating an individual development plan (IDP) encourages you to think about what you need to do next - and over the next year few years - so that you achieve your goals. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. Participants will begin to create a personalized plan that takes into account career interests and addresses the development of knowledge and skills for professional growth.

Date:  Monday, July 27, 1 p.m.

Location: Union South

Writing Center Workshop

The Academic Job Market Starter Kit

This workshop is an overview of the various components often needed to enter the academic job market: the writing sample, C.V, research and teaching statements, the all-important cover letter, and more. Please register online.

Date:  Monday, July 27, 1-3 p.m.

Location: 6171 Helen C. White Hall

Buddhism for Busy People

Eastside Friends of the Dharma talk.Join us for an ongoing discussion of Basic Buddhism for Busy People: An Annotated Introduction to Buddhism, using Thubten Chodron's Buddhism for Beginners as a guide.

Free ongoing weekly class offered. These Buddhists teachings are presented from 6:30-8pm every Wednesday at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St on Madison's near east side) and include a short meditation and teaching. No registration is necessary.

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street

The Ripple Effect of Kindness

What does being a two-time IRONMAN finisher have to do with baking cookies? Community support, perseverance and a huge impact!  Join Jen Anderson, founder of The Cookie Project, to hear how she turned her sweet tooth and love for biking into a tidal wave of kindness across the country. It’s the perfect place to learn how you can change the world through your dreams, too!

To reserve your spot please visit our upcoming events page:

Date: Thursday, July 23, 6:15 p.m. (You must register online)

Location: DreamBank 1 N. Pinckney St. , Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Walk it Out

This is a FREE community health fair with an emphasis on physical and mental health. The event begins with a two-mile walk or a one- to three-mile run and continues with free classes in WERQ Fitness, Pilates, R U Fit, and Spinning as well as massage therapy, a mental health workshop, and healthy cooking demonstrations.

NOTE:  If you attend this event, there are many options to participate in.  You must attend one of the more formal activities (in addition to any others):  the mental health workshop or healthy cooking demonstrations.

Date:  Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location:  Warner Park Community Recreation Center 1625 Northport Dr. , Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Status of Honey Bees

Wild Birds Unlimited in Madison announces a free program on the Status of Honey Bees to be given by PJ Liesch of the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

NOTE: This is a FREE event, but you must call to register:  608-664-1414

Date:  Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m.

Location: Wild Birds Unlimited Store located at 8402 Old Sauk Road

Squirrel Day

Arboretum Special Event: Squirrel Day. Learn about squirrels and how to participate in the Squirrel Mapper citizen science project. Presenter: Alyse Krueger, research assistant, Zukerberg Climate Change Ecology Lab at UW–Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 12:30 p.m.

Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center 1207 Seminole Hwy. , Madison, Wisconsin 53711

Best of the Web: Health

Join us to learn about online resources and apps on health. This includes diet, exercise, and more! Registration preferred but not required. Contact the Reference Desk for more information or to register at 729-1763.

Date: Monday, July 27, 7 p.m.

Location: Fitchburg Library 5530 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711

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