Monday, January 5, 2015

Publications Editor 4 (Developmental Editor) Limited Term Employee - LTE

Location:                         Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) headquarters building,
                                         816 State Street; Madison, Wisconsin
County:                           Dane
Classification Title:         Publications Editor 4
Working Title:                Developmental Editor
Type of Employment:     Part-time (20 hours per week)
Salary:                             $10.00 to $18.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.
Contact:                          Colleen Harryman, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706. No calls, please.
Deadline to Apply:          Applications materials will be accepted until the position has been filled.

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is seeking a Developmental Editor. The Developmental Editor’s primary responsibility is to provide substantive editing of book-length manuscripts for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and to manage those projects through to completed books.

For additional information on the Wisconsin Historical Society, please see our website at

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Madison Museum of Contempory Art Accepting Spring 2015 Semester Internship Applications. Deadline: January 4

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is currently accepting applications for Spring semester internships. The museum is seeking interns for the following departments: Administrative, Development, and Special Events.

Spring Semester interns are expected to work 8-10 hours each week during normal MMoCA office hours (Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm). Spring interns may have the opportunity to stay on through the Summer months.

MMoCA Internships are open to undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year, recent college graduates, and graduate students. MMoCA Internships are unpaid, but students often arrange academic credit through their college or university.

To apply for an MMoCA Internship, it is preferred that you send the following materials to You may also fax the materials to "Attention Interns" at 608.257.5722 or send them by mail to MMoCA, 227 State Street, Madison, WI 53703:
· Cover Letter
· Resume with three references
· Completed MMoCA Internship application (see attached)
The deadline for applications is: January 4, 2014
More information is available at:

Monday, December 22, 2014

Campus2Career Jumpstart Career Workshop, 1/16/15, Chicago. Register now!

Campus2Career is delighted to host a one day workshop, titled Jumpstart, for college students and college graduates.

Given the timing of the workshop on Friday, 1/16/2015, this is a great day for college students on break and/or UW alums who live in Chicago. The job search skills and tools can be put in place for the New Year! One of their best coaches, Gretchen Fry, will be facilitating the day in the John Hancock Center. The fee is $199.

Register for the Jumpstart workshop here:

Questions? Email Gretchen Cooper Athas at 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sarah Fallon (History, '10), National History Day, State Coordinator (Wisconsin)

SK: I came to UW Madison as a transfer student. I originally went to a community college in Rockford Illinois where is my hometown. And I started out there as a journalism major, worked on the student newspaper as an editor for a couple of years, got some experience doing that. And realized that my true passion was history, and always has been. I studied early American history for the most part and have continued to also work with educational policy. 

LW: And what do you do? Can you explain a little bit what you’re doing now?

SK: I originally started working at the Wisconsin Historical Society with a program called National History Day. I started as a volunteer when I was a student here and I just volunteered for the State Contest as a judge. I was able to come in and meet with students and evaluate their work. I enjoyed it so much even though I didn’t know anything about the program. When the position came up a year later, and I was a senior here, I applied and was offered the position as Assistant Coordinator for the program.

National History Day is a program for our students in sixth through twelfth grade to do their own historical research projects. I get to travel around the state, introduce students to the project, help them do their research, and then help them execute the project and then go through a competitive cycle. So it’s an exciting position to be able to work with students from all around Wisconsin and it’s a national program with about a half a million students that participate each year. There are nine thousand in Wisconsin so quite a bit of students. I proceeded to work at the Historical Museum for a little while to fill in my time right after I graduated. Then when a position opened up again here at the Historical Society I decided to work with our press along with History Day. I worked on the press with educational publications. So I was able to work with a text book and other things for younger students. Just recently I’ve been able to bump up to History Day full-time and I’m currently the State Coordinator for the program. So looking forward to a new year of History Day. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Eric Ogi, UW-Madison (Religious Studies, '11), Harvard Divinity School (Master of Divinity, '17 expected)

EO: My name is Eric Ogi and I was Religious Studies major. I graduated from UW-Madison in 2011. My background is that I came from a small, rural town in southeastern Wisconsin about 50 minutes north of Milwaukee.

My father and my grandfather are both veterinarians so I come from, socioeconomically, a more upper middle class background - they both own their own businesses – my grandpa moved to Wisconsin and started the business in the 50’s. My dad went to college and became a veterinarian, worked with my grandpa and took that over.

When I came to Madison it was like a whole new world – it was almost like culture shock. I remember coming here and being overwhelmed by the big buildings and wide streets and the people from 100+ countries and speaking different languages.

My sophomore year I started to take some Religious Studies classes and realized for the first time I was excited about what I was studying. Someone once said something along the lines of “Education is not the fitting of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” and for the first time that was true for me. Instead of just making it through the next exam or making it to the end of college I was actually excited about what I was doing and what I was studying and I actually wanted to read my text books.

Kind of inadvertently, through a friend I was studying with for a class on the New Testament, I met a Muslim student on campus and also Religious Studies major. Through that we ended up taking a few more classes together and formed a friendship of getting coffee together, going to a concert together. So it really opened up this world because before moving to Madison I had never met anyone who was Jewish or Muslim or from another faith tradition and so that was completely new to me. Seeing how she lived out her faith and the Jewish people I met – how they lived out their faith encouraged me to really seek that out more.

LW: How do you think you see yourself using your
Religious Studies major skills professionally? This can be from your internships and jobs while in college, now, and moving ahead in the ministry how do you see yourself using your RS skills?

EO: Well, the first thing that comes to mind with Religious Studies…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Brontë Mansfield. Art History and English Double Major. Beinecke Scholar.

Brontë Mansfield has English roots – genetically and academically. Her grandparents are 100% English and her name is Bronte, after all (after the famous English literary sisters). Brontë’s brother’s name is also Dash (after Dashiell Hammett, a well-known American author). Her mother was a literature/creative writing major in college and her family often hunkers down in the same room to read together when they are all in the same geographical spot.

She has thick blonde hair that is cut with stylish blunt bangs, and she is thoughtful, comfortable and animated (although she tells me when we first greet each other that she is exhausted. She missed her first cup of coffee of the day. I will learn later how jam-packed her days really are and how coffee comes in handy).

Brontë will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Arts double major in Art History and English. She has aspirations to become a professor and/or a curator. Her work as a student at The Chazen Museum of Art (since stumbling upon the newly renovated museum on campus her freshman year) has prepped, primed, and solidified for her the work she aspires to do professionally. Brontë describes here:

Brontë: “I was walking up and down State Street giving out my resume and I happened to wander into The Chazen. This was before school started and this was before my freshman year. They really want to get someone early, train them, and have them for a while. So, it was this combination where I had no experience, just unbridled enthusiasm. I was hired as a mater and framer.”

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Wisconsin Historical Society is offering a spring internship with National History Day in Wisconsin

This is a great opportunity that has just become available!

The Wisconsin Historical Society is offering a spring internship with National History Day in Wisconsin. This internship is ideal for students in History 506, but enrollment is not required. Applicants should have a strong interest in working with middle and high school aged students and be able to work at least 15 hours a week (with some weekend commitments). See the position description for detailed information on the internship.

Applications are due by December 11th at 5pm. All questions and materials should be directed to NHD State Coordinator Sarah Fallon at