Black History Month Open House
Feb
19
5:00 PM17:00

Black History Month Open House

Hosted by Diversity in Business
Date: Feb 19, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 816 State Street, Wisconsin Historical Society

Celebrate Black History Month at the State Historical Society with contemporary performances, a special listening session on the new museum and historical objects on display; including highlights from the 1969 Black Student Strike.

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Feb 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Plaza Tavern, 319 N Henry St, Madison, WI 53703

Come join us at The Plaza Tavern for TAPS from 7pm-9pm! We hope to see you there!

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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Day Trip to UW-Milwaukee Drag

Hosted by the Out for Business
Date: Feb 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location: Miller High Life Theatre, 500 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA

Join MBA LGTBQ+ members on a day trip to Milwaukee with an agenda full of fun events.

The UWM Drag Show has been a staple at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee for over 20 years. The show has continually ranked as one of the largest drag performances in the Midwest and as one of the largest on-campus events at UWM.

9:00 am - Flannel 5k race
https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/MenomoneeFalls/Flannel5K

7:00pm - UW Milwaukee Drag Show
https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/programs/annual-programs/drag-show/

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Feb
26
12:30 PM12:30

Engaging Underserved Markets

Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Association & Diversity in Business
Date: Feb 26, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: MBA Club Room

Join EA and DIB February 26th as we host a panel of speakers with experience in finding and engaging underserved and underdeveloped markets. Our guests bring perspectives from the startup and large company settings, giving us unique views into this business challenge that faces everyone.

Participants:
Terry Brimley, Former Small Business Owner
Fatimeh Pahlavan J.D., Founder, L.I.T.E.
American Family DreamBank

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Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

IM Sports

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Mar 4, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Nat and Shell

Spring sports are just around the corner. If you are interested in playing in an intramural tournament/league for any of the following please reach out to Michael Lockard (lockard@wisc.edu).
Flag Football
11v11 Soccer
Softball
Broomball
Sand Volleyball

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Mar
6
12:20 PM12:20

Net Impact: Lunch & Learn with Ann Terlaak

Hosted by the Net Impact
Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: MBA Club Room

Interested in learning more about sustainability in business? Join Net Impact for a lunch and learn with Ann Terlaak, the director of the Business School’s Graduate Certificate in Business, Environment and Social Responsibility. Topics of discussion will include current sustainability challenges as well as actions that companies are taking to become more environmentally responsible. Lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Polar Plunge 2019

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Feb 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Olin Park
1156 Olin-Turville Ct.
Madison, WI 53715

Please arrive to the Chazen Museum by at least 10:15am in order to be available for the 10:30 bus going to Olin Museum. First jump is officially 11:16am.

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Feb 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Nitty Gritty, 223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703

TAPS this week will be in the upstairs of Nitty Gritty. They are generously donating some of the proceeds to Polar Plunge from 7pm-9pm, so come on time! In celebration of Valentine's Day, significant others are welcome! Also feel free to bring friends and family to help benefit a good cause!

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Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Valentine's Day Bake Sale

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Hosted by the HR Specialization
Date: Feb 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Near 2nd Floor Learning Commons

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get a little something for someone special. Whether that someone special is your wife, boyfriend, mom, co-worker or yourself, I think we can all agree that a cupcake is the perfect little something. To that end, the HR specialization will be selling cupcakes again this year, with proceeds going to the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. Cupcakes will be $3 and there will be two varieties: red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and yellow cake with buttercream frosting. We will set up shop on the 2nd floor near the Learning Commons.

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Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb
11
12:15 PM12:15

Lunar New Year Celebration

Hosted by the GMBA and GBA
Date: Feb 11, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: MBA Computer Lab

Join us for celebrating the Lunar New Year (Year of the Pig) with appetizers, fun games and giveaways! We’ll find out what the Lunar New Year is all about and test your knowledge with a little trivia fun(and gifts!!).

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Feb 7, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Genna's Lounge, 105 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703

Join us for TAPS in the upstairs of Genna's Lounge! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Feb
5
5:30 PM17:30

Superbowl Ad Review

Hosted by the GMN
Date: Feb 5, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Grainger Hall, Room 2339

Come join your fellow GMN members and classmates for the best part of the Patriots vs. Rams Superbowl, the ads! We will be joined by Mike Judge from the Center for Brand and Product Management as he leads a discussion and review of the top ads in this year’s Superbowl LIII. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about current trends, analyze the brand building strategies of major firms, and answer the burning question “Is it a Tide ad?”

The event will take place Tuesday, February 5th, at 5:30 pm in Grainger Hall room 2339. The event is free for all to attend, however pizza will cost $5 for anyone who is not a GMN member. We look forward to seeing you after a long day of classes to eat, learn, and relax with your GMN/MBA family.

See you there!

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New Business Ideation with Aaron Hammer
Feb
5
12:30 PM12:30

New Business Ideation with Aaron Hammer

Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Association
Date: Feb 5, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: MBA Club Room

We are continually learning how to analyze, build, and improve businesses; but what we rarely talk about in class is how to come up with new business ideas. Join the Entrepreneurship Association for a Lunch & Learn session as Aaron walks through a systematic approach to brainstorming new business ideas.
Pizza will be provided.

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

TAPS
Hosted by the GBA
Date: Jan 31, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Chasers Bar and Grille, 319 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703

Kick off Super Bowl weekend at Chasers with a Super Bowl themed TAPS! Nobody likes the Patriots, and nobody in LA remembers who the Rams are yet, so rep the team you wish was in the Super Bowl by wearing your favorite jersey! We're excited to see you there!

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2019 Wisconsin MBA Case Competition Finals
Jan
25
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Wisconsin MBA Case Competition Finals

2019 Wisconsin MBA Case Competition Finals
Hosted by the GMN
Date: Jan 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Plenary Room

Come watch some of your first-year classmates present in the final round of the 2019 Wisconsin Case Competition. Three finalist teams will showcase their analysis from a case in front of a panel of professional judges with cash prizes on the line. Everyone is welcome to join for a celebratory reception in the East Atrium after the presentations.

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Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

TAPS
Hosted by the GBA
Date: Jan 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wandos - 602 University Ave, Madison, WI 53715

Come join us on Thursday at Wandos as we welcome everyone back to campus after Winter Break! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Dec
17
3:30 PM15:30

Dean Interview: Vallabh Sambamurthy

Date: Monday, December 17
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Grainger Hall, Plenary Room

Eli Broad Professor and Associate Dean, Outreach and Engagement, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

Attend the public interviews of the two finalists for WSB Dean and share your thoughts! The provost’s feedback survey (and recorded presentations if you aren’t able to attend) will be posted here: https://provost.wisc.edu/2018/07/23/dean-wisconsin-school-of-business/.

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4th Annual MBA Holiday Party
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

4th Annual MBA Holiday Party


Hosted by the GBA
Date: Dec 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: The University Club (803 State St)

Join the Classes of 2019 and 2020 for the 4th Annual MBA Holiday Party to celebrate a successful semester, and toast to new friends & the holiday!

Dress to impress (cocktail attire)

Admission is FREE for all full-time MBA's & their significant others and includes drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, music & dancing.

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

TAPS
Hosted by the Gba
Date: Dec 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Crystal Corner Bar (1302 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703)

The final TAPS of the year is upon us. Take a break from finals and come to Crystal Corner Bar this Thursday. Located off campus on Willy Street, this bar is a great dive bar which will give you the full Willy Street hipster experience. See you there!

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Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

OPEN Holiday Party

Hosted by the Out for Business
Date: Dec 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Century House (Home & Office Showroom), 3420 University Ave

Out Professional Engagement Network (OPEN), Madison's LGBTQ+ and allied professional network, will provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soda and DJ Boyfrrriend will provide the entertainment.

This event is free for everyone! Those who register in advance will be automatically entered into a raffle to win awesome prizes, courtesy of Century House. Grab a group of friends and join us for a night to remember. Last year, I drank red wine while sitting in a $5,000 recliner!

https://www.openmadison.org/page-572429

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Dec
12
3:45 PM15:45

Dean Interview: Sridhar Balasubramanian 

Date: Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Grainger Hall, Plenary Room

Professor of Marketing, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Attend the public interviews of the two finalists for WSB Dean and share your thoughts! The provost’s feedback survey (and recorded presentations if you aren’t able to attend) will be posted here: https://provost.wisc.edu/2018/07/23/dean-wisconsin-school-of-business/.

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

JVC Holiday Party

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Hosted by the Joint Venture Club

Date: Dec 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Patrick's Apartment's Party Room - 2550 University Ave Madison, WI

Hello JVCers,

It’s already that time of year again! The annual JVC Holiday Party will be held Sunday, December 9th from 1 pm to 4 pm at 2550 University Ave Madison, WI at Patrick's apartment's party room. The club will provide food and non-alcoholic beverages for the event. Feel free to BYOB. We’ll also have some games and fun things to do for the kids.

One of the highlights of the holiday party is the children’s gift exchange. If you’d like to participate please bring along a gift for the exchange (spending limit around $10.00). We’d like to start a new tradition to acknowledge how lucky we all are to be in our current positions. We encourage you to bring along a toy for Madison’s Toys for Tots chapter. We’ll donate anything received in the Joint Venture Club of WSB name.

Aside from adding this to your calendar, please also email Patrick Stahl at pstahl2@wisc.edu with how many people will be joining you (children and adults).

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ugly Sweater Taps

Hosted by the GBA

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Monday’s (523 State St, Madison, WI 52703)

Come join us for one of the most fun TAPS events of the year! Tis’ the season for ugly sweaters and this Thursday is your first chance to bust them out and impress your classmates. We will be at Monday’s starting at 7 PM. See you there!

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Trivia

Hosted by the GFO & Net Impact

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Domain Clubhouse (420 W Dayton St)

Take a break from studying and play some trivia with the GFO and Net Impact! Taco bar will be provided, but feel free to bring whatever you want to drink! Trivia will last until about 7pm. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!

*Free for GFO/Net Impact members. $5 for non-members.

Reach out to Ryan Thomsen (rthomsen@wisc.edu) if you are interested/have any questions.

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Nov
30
10:30 AM10:30

Tech Teardown by Carl Biggers

Hosted by the Tech Product Club
Date: Nov 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Grainger Hall 3180

Learn the nuances of product interviewing as Carl guides you through a hands-on exercise on Product Design. Carl is an OTM Alum currently working in Intuit as a Product Manager.
Please register your interest by filling out your information in this quick signup: https://goo.gl/forms/3BFlrW2GUHsBKp2H3

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

TAPS
Hosted by the GBA
Date: Nov 29, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Nitty Gritty (223 N Frances St. Madison, WI 53703)

This Thursday TAPS will be at the Nitty Gritty to celebrate the end of No Shave November. We will be in the upstairs all night and there will be a contest to see who has the best/funniest facial hair after a long month off from shaving. See you there!

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion: Marketing on a Global Stage – A Dialogue with Global Brand Leaders

Hosted by the Graduate Marketing Network (GMN) and Graduate Multicultural Business Association (GMBA)
Date: Nov 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: The Plenary Room, Grainger Hall

Join us as we hear from a panel of international marketing leaders as they share stories about international contexts and sociocultural nuances when doing business across continents and interacting with customers and business partners worldwide.

Bring your questions as there will be a live Q&A during the event.

Participating Panelists:
• Marc McAllister, VP of Consumer Portfolio Management, Harley-Davidson
• Anna Lloyd, International Marketing Manager, Trek Bicycle
• Olivier Hiers, Global Brand Manager, ABS Global

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Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

Building a Sustainable Company: Just Coffee Co-Op

Hosted by the Net Impact
Date: Nov 20, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: MBA Club Room, Grainger Hall

Interested in supply chain sustainability and ethical sourcing? B-Corps and triple bottom-line business? Entrepreneurship and brand building? Come hear from Matt Earley, founder of Madison’s Just Coffee Co-Op, as he tells the story of how he built a successful coffee company right here in Madison.

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Nov
20
12:20 PM12:20

EA Lunch and Learn: Economic Opportunity Zones

Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Association and Net Impact
Date: Nov 20, 2018
Time: 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: MBA Club Room

The Investing in Opportunities Act is now one year old and legislators, investors and entrepreneurs are waiting to see where it will make its mark. This program has the potential to change the way we invest in economically depressed areas around the country. How can this new form of social impact investing be utilized to stimulate entrepreneurship and social enterprise in the future? How do we, as aspiring business leaders, play a role? Entrepreneurship Association member Keaton Nankivil will lead the discussion and lunch will be provided.

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Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Brewery and Distillery Tour

Brewery and Distillery Tour
Hosted by the Food and Wine Club
Date: Nov 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Grainger East Atrium (@12:15 PM to take a bus) or meet us at the first venue

Old Sugar Distillery (1:00 PM)
Working Draft Brewery (2:00 PM)
State Line Distillery (3:00 PM)
Giant Jones Brewery (4:00 PM)

Join the Food and Wine Club for a tour and tasting of four local businesses and meet with the owners, managers, and crafters that make the drinks so many enjoy. Tours are free. Tastings/drinks are $10 (or less) each for non-member and member (not mandatory). Space is limited to 30 on a first come first serve basis. Contact Jared Shoemaker (jmshoemaker2@wisc.edu) with questions or to sign up.

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Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

What makes a great Tech Product Manager!

What makes a great Tech Product Manager!
Hosted by the Tech Product Club
Date: Nov 16, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Grainger 3190

Join us on Friday, Nov 16th from 11:30am – 12:30pm at Grainger 3190 to hear from Matt Vokoun, Director of Product Management at Google.

Get to know more about life of a PM and a chance to ask questions as Matt shares his experience and insights on “What makes a great Tech Product Manager”.

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

MBA Night @ the Theater!

Hosted by the Artful Business Collective
Date: Nov 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Overture Center

The production is selling out, but we've got 30 tickets reserved for Forward Theater's FUN HOME! Join us for the provocative Tony-Award-winning musical and then migrate with us to TAPS (wherever it may be).

In a co-sponsorship with Out For Business and with the support of the MBA Program Office Foundation, tickets are discounted to $35. Dates encouraged!

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11.

Email ahporter@wisc.edu and/or venmo @UWABC to hold your spot(s)!

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS - Hosted by GWIB

TAPS
Hosted by the GWIB
Date: Nov 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lucille (101 King St, Madison, WI 53703)

This Thursday's TAPS is hosted by GWIB (Graduate Women in Business) at Lucille from 7 - 9 PM. We will be gathering downstairs in the basement of the bar which is a remodeled bank vault. This is one of the coolest bars in Madison so make sure you don't miss out. There will also be pre-TAPS appetizers available to all women in the MBA program at the Merchant Madison (121 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703) starting at 6 PM. Reach out to Jenna Herr, Emily Swenson or Andy Ortman if you have any questions about the event.

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Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

International Night

Hosted by the Graduate Multicultural Business Association
Date: Nov 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Plenary Room

International Night is an annual event hosted by the Graduate Multicultural Business Association. There will be fun and exciting performances showcasing diverse cultures. Cuisine from different countries will be served as well.

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Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

GMN 2019 Case Competition Preparation Session -- Sponsored by Lands' End

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GMN 2019 Case Competition Preparation Session -- Sponsored by Lands' End
Hosted by the Graduate Marketing Network
Date: Nov 13, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Executive Dining Room

Sign-ups for the 2019 GMN Case Competition open this Tuesday, November 13th! If you want to get some great tips and tricks for success in your case analysis or presentation on Opening Day, please join us! As a sponsor with past competitors and upcoming judges, Lands' End will be on hand to present you with the right tools for victory! Pizza beverages, networking, and a great learning experience will be provided.

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Nov 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Genna's Cocktail Lounge (105 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703)

TAPS will be at Genna's Cocktail Lounge from 7 PM to 9 PM this Thursday. Come join your classmates in a classy setting and enjoy some of Genna's many cocktail options. The bar is located right off of capitol square. See you there!

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