Members of the CALS community are invited to bring a lunch and join the EDC’s Lunch and Learn discussions. The spring 2022 sessions will occur on the following dates, remotely, from 12-1pm:
- February 21
- March 28
April 18RESCHEDULED for May 2
- May 9
Zoom links and details regarding the speakers and presentation topics will be posted prior to each event.
“APIDA Student Experience at UW-Madison”
Presentation by Rebecca Johnson, Geetanjali Deole, MS, LPC-IT, and Wei-Chiao Hsu, PhD
May 9, 2022
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the May 9th CALS Equity and Diversity Lunch & Learn focused on the APIDA student experience at UW-Madison, sharing data on APIDA representation in CALS, highlighting campus resources for APIDA students, and featuring guest speakers Geetanjali Deole, MS, LPC-IT and Wei-Chiao Hsu, PhD, Licensed Psychologist from Mental Health Services.
- Presentation (PDF)
- APIDA Student Representation and Resources at UW-Madison (PDF)
- Alyssa Hui ’20, a first-generation college student and graduate from UW-Madison, created this video which depicts the impacts of racial stereotypes, microaggressions, and discrimination toward her Asian and Asian American peers. https://asianamerican.wisc.edu/about/
“Supporting Student Well-Being in Academic Environments Through a Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Change Framework”
Presentation by Paris Wicker and Kelsey Weddig
April 18, 2022, 12pm-1pm May 2, 2022, 12pm-1pm
Paris Wicker (she/her) is a graduate project assistant in University Health Services for Prevention and Healthy Campus Initiatives. In this position, Paris supports initiatives at the policy and structural level to advance health equity and cultivate well-being, especially in academic settings (e.g. classrooms, labs, etc.). Paris is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a doctoral minor in sociology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She researches personal networks, relationships, policies, and processes in Higher Education that shape well-being for Black and Indigenous women, from pre-college programs to post-tenure. Prior to the doctoral journey, Paris worked for 10 years as a higher education practitioner within college admissions and student affairs and has a master’s degree in professional counseling.
Kelsey Weddig (she/her) was born and raised in Door County, Wisconsin, and is a senior graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Kelsey is Healthy Academics Prevention Intern with UHS. In this role, she helps develop the Healthy Academics Prevention Toolkit. She also is a member of Cardiac on Campus, a student organization on campus whose primary mission is to promote cardiovascular health and prevention by teaching CPR and AED classes, as well as raising money for AED placement on campus. When school isn’t consuming her life, she loves going to concerts, watching sports, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
“Teaching for Well-Being Using the Healthy Academics Toolkit”
Presentation by Paris Wicker and Kelsey Weddig (biographies above)
March 28, 2022
“Update on CALS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts”
Presentation by Dean Kate VandenBosch and Senior Associate Dean Mark Rickenbach
February 21, 2022
For the first CALS Equity and Diversity Committee sponsored Lunch and Learn session for the spring 2022 semester, Dean Kate VandenBosch and Senior Associate Dean Mark Rickenbach provided updates and goals relating to CALS diversity and inclusion efforts. We also introduced CALS Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Louis Macias.