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Musicians get critiqued by industry executives

Musicians get critiqued by industry executives


Local musicians can have their music critiqued, published and placed Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Globe University, Broadjam and the Madison Area Music Association will host The Pitch Sessions at Regent Street Retreat, located at 1206 Regent St.

Top music industry executives will be at the event including Roy Elkins, founder and CEO of Broadjam, Inc.; Randy Hawke, radio program director of WJJO; Billy Geoghegan, consultant and manager of Brown Paper Tickets; and Sandman, of Sandman Productions.

Globe University Music Business Program chair Jim Brandmeier will moderate the event.

Musicians hoping to have their music critiqued must sign in and submit their CD at the door between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., said a press release.

UW career, internship fair boats more employers


University of Wisconsin-Madison Career Services will host the Career and Internship Fair on Thursday.

Over 275 organizations will be on campus, said a press release. At least 26 more companies will be at this year's Sept. 20 event than at the one in fall 2011.

"UW-Madison Career Services units are excited about the number of companies coming to the Fall Career and Internship Fair," said Maria McGinnis from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison. "This is the largest one-day fair ever at UW-Madison. The Career Services units attribute this to more companies willing to hire graduates and host internships."

Attendees are encouraged to bring their smartphones to scan QR codes at employer tables during the fair.

The UW Fall Career and Internship Fair will also have an official Twitter hashtag: #UWCF.Employers. Attendees are encouraged to tweet about their experiences, jobs, pictures, or fun facts from the fair.

Business seminar focuses on non-verbal communication


A hiring seminar and networking event will focus on non-verbal communication during the hiring process.

The Next Move LLC's Strategic Hiring Seminar and Networking Event will take place on Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a networking hour to follow.  The event will take place at Best Western Plus: Inn on the Park Hotel, located at 22 S. Carroll St.  Registration is $200.

Attendees will hear techniques and be trained on how to observe non-verbal communication to make the right hiring decisions.  Certified Movement Analyst Ritu Chander, president and founder of The Next Move LLC and UW-Madison alumna, will speak.

According to a seminar press release, attendees will be able to look for movements that cannot be faked.  They will learn to detect deception, which could help to determine false resumes or rehearsed question responses.

Local technology companies will present at conference

Local Madison-area technology companies will present their research and products to federal science and technology scouts.

The presentations will take place at the sixth annual Resource Rendezvous at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW-Madison campus.

The Wisconsin Security Research Consortium and the Wisconsin Technology Council produce the event, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference will help local technology companies to increase their chances of earning federal grants and learn how to receive research agreements with defense contractors, said a press release.

Thirteen local companies will present during the Quad Pitch presentation segment of the conference.

Donation to help fund Wisconsin Science Festival

Donation to help fund Wisconsin Science Festival

The Wisconsin Science Festival recieved a large grant that will fund this year's event in Spetember.

The Wisconsin Arts Board presented a grant worth more than $35,000 to the festival. The Joint Effort Marketing grants are available to non-profit organizations for the promotion of Wisconsin tourism events and destinations.

Last year, the Wisconsin Science Festival attracted more than 5,000 people to Madison. This year, organizers hope that total will exceed 6,000 people with an economic impact of nearly $200,000 for hotels, restaurants and stores.

The Wisconsin Science Festival will be held in downtown Madison on Sept. 27 to 30.

Monona Terrace celebrates 15 years


The Monona Terrace is celebrating its 15th anniversary California-style with the Beach Boys tribute band Catch a Wave!, officials said.

The celebration begins Thursday, July 19 from 7-9 p.m.

The performance is free and open to the public. Guests will also be eligible for prizes and giveaways, officials added. 

County's e-waste recycling event collects 400,000 pounds of electronics

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the county's fourth annual free e-waste recycling event this past weekend was a huge success, preventing an estimated 400,000 pounds of broken or unwanted electronics from cluttering area homes and clogging the county's landfill.

"We not only recycled hundreds of thousands of pounds of e-waste and helped families with some housecleaning, but we also kept a lot of toxic materials out of our landfill," Parisi said. "This free event is convenient for our residents and good for our lands and lakes."

People who attended Saturday's event at the Alliant Energy Center dropped off 100,000 more pounds of computers, printers, scanners, television sets, cellphones and other electronics than last year -- enough to fill 16 semi trucks.  The items were sorted quickly and efficiently by more than 100 volunteers and there were few problems with lines or waiting, according to country officials.