Campus updates for Nov. 6

Clarion staff

Life Skills workshops
The Counseling and College Success Faculty present Life Skills workshops for November 2013.
The first workshop of the month will be the Take Control of Your (Financial) Fate workshop. There will be advice on how to pay for and find funding sources for college, create and manage a budget and achieve and maintain good credit. There will be a session on Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and another one Nov. 13 from 12:30 until 1:20 p.m.

The second workshop is Stress Management. This workshop will be on learning how to be a student and still enjoy your life along with some stress reduction techniques. There will be two sessions with this workshop as well. The first one will be Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. and the second is on Nov. 20 from 12:30-1:20 p.m.
To register, go to and click on “Life Skills Workshops.”

Psychology of Women
Starting in the upcoming spring semester, there will be a Psychology of Women course at the college taught by Dr. Julia Haseleu. The class will be in person and will be at Truax Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Approximate tuition is $530.53.

There will be a review of psychological theories and research on women and gender with a focus on uniquely female experience throughout the life cycle. In the class, students will explore the diversity of women by examining the impact of social factors such as race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation as they relate to sexism, gender roles, sex differences language, emotion, motivation, relationships, sexuality, employment, victimization, parenting and health.

The prerequisites include Introduction to Women’s Studies (20-809-206) and Introduction to Psychology (20-809-231), both with a grade of C or better.  However, students may enter the class upon consent of the instructor as well.

Seeking certified personal trainers
Fitness, Health and Recreation is looking for certified personal trainers. To pick up an application, stop in the Fitness, Health and Recreation office in Room A1050 at Truax or contact Scot Vesterdahl at [email protected].

Free and Critical Thinkers Club
There is an initiative on campus from a student to start a Free and Critical Thinkers Club at Madison College. Are you logic-driven, a critical thinker, a fan of objectivity, an atheist or agnostic, a skeptic or materialist? Do people find you argumentative because you ask “Why?” too much or question social norms? Do people who are all too happy to not make sense frustrate you? If so, contact [email protected] for details.

Math Club presentations
The Math Club will present two lectures in November. The first, entitled “Secret Message Arrowgrams,” will be done by Kenneth Price, a professor at UW-Oshkosh. The session will be Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Room A2021 at Truax.

The second lecture will be “How to Get Rich Playing the Lottery” by Jordan Ellenberg, a professor at UW-Madison. Ellenburg will discuss a lottery scheme in Massachusetts that made a lot of money for a small group of players and how their strategy encompassed mathematical notions of expected value and projective geometry. This session will be Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m and will also be in Truax Room A2021.

Global Film Series continues
The Global Film Series on Women, Peace and Conflict will continue in November. The series, presented by United Common Ground and the Center for International Education, will show “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” is a story of Liberian women who came together to end a civil war. The showing will be on Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Truax Room C1435.

The series will also have a showing of “Half the Sky: Episode 2” on Nov. 14. “Half the Sky” is a documentary shot in 10 third world countries. It introduces women and girls living and fighting under difficult circumstances. The film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and transformation. On Oct. 16, the series showed episode one. This can be seen as a stand-alone film even without viewing the first episode.

Financial Literacy Seminar
Phi Theta Kappa will host a Financial Literacy Seminar on Nov. 12 from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Truax Student Lounge. To register, go to