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Robert M. La Follette
School of Public Affairs
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Telephone:  608.262.3581
Fax: 608.265.3233


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Student social, volunteer opportunities abound

School welcomes new students

The La Follette School welcomes its entering class of 59 students with an August 30 orientation session in the Education Building starting at 9 a.m. Read more

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Student tour campus, do ropes course

The La Follette School Student Association organized a ropes course and a campus tour as part of a weeklong series of orientation activities for new students. Read more

Picnic draws great crowd

New and continuing students enjoyed a potluck picnic at the La Follette School on August 30 after the school's formal orientation program. Read more

Student association happy hour draws good crowd

New and continuing students enjoyed happy hour on Memorial Union's Terrace on August 29 as part of the orientation activities the La Follette School Student Association has organized this week. Read more

Brush off: Students volunteer at Arboretum

Eleven students cut and stacked brush and removed invasive plants at the university Arboretum. The volunteer activity kicked of the La Follette School’s orientation week. Read more

The La Follette School Student Association is holding several social and volunteer activities for new and continuing students August 29-September 1.

The first La Follette School community service event of the year will be working on prairie restoration at the university Arboretum. “We will be cutting brush and removing invasive plant species from prairie and savanna restoration areas,” says Selina Eadie, LSSA’s second-year community service and outreach coordinator. “This is a great opportunity to get to know new and returning Bobs and to kick of the school year with a fun service project.”

The work detail is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers can meet at the Arboretum’s visitor center, 1207 Seminole Highway. Eadie asks people to let her know by August 28 they plan to attend.

Participants should bring clothes suitable for grubby outdoor work. “Long pants, sturdy shoes and a work shirt are important,” Eadie says. They also should bring a water bottle and mosquito repellent, plus a completed volunteer waiver. More information on Facebook

A happy hour will be Wednesday, August 29, at 4 p.m. happy hour at the Memorial Union Terrace.

On Friday, August 31, LSSA is holding a campfire from 7-10 p.m. on Picnic Point. On Saturday, September 1, continuing and new students can visit the Henry Vilas Zoo together from 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. "One of Madison's most fun (and fuzziest!) free attractions, Henry Vilas Zoo is open to the public and a great place to visit on a nice day,” says LSSA secretary Kelsey Hill. At 5 p.m., students can meet for ultimate Frisbee and beach volleyball at James Madison Park until it is too dark to play. More information on Facebook

LSSA can be contacted via email.

— posted August 21, 2012