The essential pocket guide to a great university and great city For any student who has ever felt dizzied by just how much there is to discover about his or her new home away from home, or any visiting parent, this comprehensive, user-friendly guidebook is the answer. Inside University of Wisconsin-Madison provides the lowdown on life at one of America's greatest and largest public universities and in bustling, beautiful downtown Madison and environs. A true insider gives advice and details how to live and thrive both on and off campus--how to navigate dorm life, go Greek, or find off-campus housing; how to stay safe and secure; where to grab a bite (or where parents can take their hope-for-the-future to dinner); where to find tickets to the big games; where students go in town; campus (and off-campus) hang-outs; where to hear a good band or catch a movie; and so much more. - Full-color photos throughout- Compact, highly portable 4 1/4 x 7 trim size--perfect for a backpack or back pocket- By a recent graduate- Two clear, incredibly easy-to-use popout(R) maps--one covering the campus and the other covering the Madison area- Concise, engaging tips and detailed advice on everything there is to know
Jason Smathers is the Editor in Chief of the "Badger Herald, "the premier student newspaper of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his time at UW-Madison, he has served as a member of the Wisconsin Union Directorate, worked as a DJ for the student radio station WSUM 91.7 FM, and served a tour of duty as a residential assistant in the UW Housing dormitories. He also has written for Madison-based newspaper "The Capital Times" as well as blogging for Youth Vote 08'--a joint venture between UWire.com, CBSNews.com and Washingtonpost.com covering the 2008 presidential election from a youth perspective. He graduated in 2009 with a double major in journalism and history and is currently a graduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Jeff Schorfheide is the Photo Editor at the "Badger Herald," the premier student newspaper of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While attending UW-Madison he has covered many high-profile events including two NCAA men's basketball tournaments, three holiday football bowl games, the Republican National Convention (and the protests outside), and has had his work appear in a variety of publications including the Wisconsin State Journal, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Associated Press' news wire. He will graduate in the Spring of 2010 and plans to pursue a career in photojournalism.