University of Wisconsin–Madison

News for GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies Students

Coffee and Tea in the Reading Room

Come by the GWS Reading Room Mondays from 12 to 2 pm and Thursdays from 11 am to 1pm. This is a hang out. You can study. You can stare out the window. You can chat quietly with one another. You can have coffee and/or tea.

Fall GWS Pizza Lunches

Join students, faculty, alumni, and community leaders for lunch and casual conversation in 3401 Sterling Hall. Pizza arrives at 12; discussion starts at 12:15.

Please email us if you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies and we will work to accommodate them.

Intern/Volunteer with the CWC

The Campus Women’s Center is looking for volunteers for 2 programs: Kid’s Time and Kid’s Night Out. Kid’s Night Out is a monthly event at Eagle Heights Community Center while Kid’s Time is a volunteer match with a family. During Kid’s Night Out you supervise a group of children ages 3-12 in activities, crafts, and games. Kid’s Time volunteers provide 3 hours/week of childcare during the semester.

The CWC is also hiring an intern. Find the intern application on the CWC’s Facebook feed. If you have questions, please contact Abby Roberts at

  • Scholarships to Study Abroad in Scandinavia - Summer 2019

    The Brittingham Viking Organization supports student travel to Scandinavia. Scholarships include tuition, housing, airfare, and a living + travel stipend. For summer 2019, there are 2 scholarships: the Madison Viking Scholarship to Oslo and the Middleboe-Kellner Scholarship to Copenhagen. Applications are due 11/4/2018. Send your questions to

  • Intern with Girls on the Run

    GOTR is an exercise-based youth development program; the goal is to coach elementary-age girls as they prepare to run a 5K after weeks of fun/hard work.

    The GOTR intern is responsible for program assessment, coordination, and planning. This is great experience for folks interested in athletics and project management. The position (unpaid) begins in spring 2019 and requires 8 hours/week at GOTR’s Madison office. If you are interested, submit a cover letter and resume to

  • WI in DC Internships

    You can earn 12 credits (for 3 courses) and spend the semester or summer in DC interning with Global Health NGOs, DC non-profits, Congress or the White House. Find out more by visiting the Wisconsin in Washington Program page. Applications are due 11/2/2018!

Brown Bag Talk: Questioning Queer Theory

Join a discussion of Queer Theory in higher education with Ryan Calabrett-Sajder, Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Arkansas.

Tuesday, 10/16 in 1418 Van Hise Hall, 12 – 1 pm

GWS Colloquium: Preparing for a Career in International Development as a Gender Specialist

Hear from Patricia Morris visiting from the School for International Service at American University.

Wednesday, 10/24 in 1313 Sterling Hall, 3:30 pm

Q&A with Professor Keisha Lindsay

Many of you have taken a feminist theory course with Professor Lindsay. Read this Q&A about Lindsay’s new book, In a Classroom of Their Own: the Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools.

Join GWS Club!

The Gender and Women’s Studies Club meets Wednesday, 10/17 from 6-7 pm in 1313 Sterling Hall.


IGNITE is a national organization aiming to support women in politics. The UW-Madison chapter is new this year and recruiting members. IGNITE meets Tuesday, 10/16 at 7 pm, room TBA.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Are you planning to study abroad in spring 2019? International Academic Programs offers several scholarships. You must be applying to a study abroad program or already accepted to be eligible. Applications are due October 15.

Handshake is a new tool that connects UW-Madison students with more than 200,000 employers.

As you begin using this new platform, check in with your school or college’s Career Services office for tips about how to use Handshake to learn about events on campus and apply for jobs and internships.