UW System Clipsheet

April 26, 2012

Note that some links may expire. If you need assistance with a specific article, please contact us at clipsheet@uwsa.edu

UW System

"UW-L students honor UW System president," La Crosse Tribune, April 26.

Students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse recognized UW System's top official Wednesday for his dedication and defense of state colleges in the face of budget cuts. Members of UW-L's student association granted UW System President Dr. Kevin P. Reilly the "Higher Education Advocate of the Year Award." Reilly won for his efforts to keep UW System united, for advocating for smaller campuses, like UW-L, and for spreading out the impact of budget cuts, said Madisson Heinze, student body president...

"New student transfers surge in UW System," Business Journal of Milwaukee, April 25.

A recent study by the University of Wisconsin System shows that new student transfers into or within the system are at the highest level in a decade...

On Campus

"University of Wis.-Stout exec new SIUE chancellor," Associated Press, April 26.

An administrator in the University of Wisconsin system is the new chancellor of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Julie Furst-Bowe was introduced Thursday as a selection committee's choice to succeed retiring chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift at the 14,000-student school just northeast of St. Louis...

"Furst-Bowe named chancellor at SIU-Edwardsville," KMOX-TV, April 26.

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville has its first new chancellor in eight years. She's Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, introduced during a ceremony Thursday by SIU president Glenn Poshard...Furst-Bowe comes to her new post at SIUE from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she's been serving as the provost and vice-chancellor for academic and student affairs...

"UW-Green Bay students plant Memorial Garden," Green Bay Press-Gazette, April 26.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay grief support group hosted its third annual planting of the campus Memorial Garden on Wednesday in front of the University Union on campus...

"Fate of Wauwatosa's historic buildings in flux," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 25.

Five historic Wauwatosa buildings, which preservationists hope will be converted into apartments, face an uncertain future that could include demolition for some of the structures...They are part of 89 acres that Milwaukee County sold last year to an affiliate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation. The foundation is developing Innovation Park -- a project to include a university research building, privately developed buildings for technology-oriented companies and other uses...

"It seems to me: UW-Stout a leader in anti-tobacco efforts," Op-ed, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 26.

In April 2006, UW-Stout students, in the largest turnout ever for a student election, voted overwhelmingly to make their campus a healthier place...Thus was born the UW-Stout Tobacco Free Campus Initiative, which took effect Sept. 1, 2010, making UW-Stout part of a growing number of universities and colleges that have listened to their students, faculty and staff concerning the issue of tobacco use...

"University introduces new campus smoking policy," The Spectator, April 26.

...Effective May 1, UW-Eau Claire's new smoking policy will prohibit smoking on campus with the exceptions of ten designated smoking areas on lower campus, eight on upper and on city-owned streets...

"UW-Parkside Alumni Celebration features local arts groups," Lake County News-Sun, April 25.

The Year of the Arts and Humanities continues at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with the Community and Alumni Celebration on April 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, 900 Wood Road. The event will showcase local arts and humanities organizations to area residents and welcomes UW-Parkside alumni back to campus...

"UW Chamber Orchestra performs free concert Thursday," Brookfield Patch, April 25.

The UW Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert Thursday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts...The concert is generously sponsored by JoAnne and Donald Krause of Brookfield and is the fifth outreach concert by UW-Madison School of Music ensembles the couple has supported at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center since 2007...

"UW Health wins ASHP award for anticoagulation safety," Pharmacy Practice News, April .

The University of Wisconsin Health Systems (UW Health) in Madison recently won a $50,000 award for excellence in medication use safety from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation for their anticoagulation stewardship program (ASP)...

"National student loan debt reaches $1 trillion, grabs national spotlight," Daily Cardinal, April 26.

As of Wednesday, American students who have taken out loans to pay for school are collectively $1 trillion in debt, a number that has the UW-Madison campus, the president and even Jimmy Fallon taking note. On Library Mall, students gathered to sign a "Wall of Debt" in protest of rising student debt, which has now exceeded credit card debt in the U.S...

"UW-Madison examines workforce diversity," Daily Cardinal, April 26.

An ongoing project to overhaul UW-Madison's human resources system will also emphasize diversity in all its forms...

"UW-EC class project helps students, developmentally challenged workers," Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 26.

For UW-Eau Claire senior Joe Poppe, an experience in a marketing class he is taking this semester has hit close to home. Poppe is part of an advanced sales topics course at the university that is helping to organize the 23rd annual fundraising golf tournament to benefit L.E. Phillips Career Development Center in Eau Claire...

"UWSP officials look at developing own apps," Stevens Point Journal, April 25.

With the proliferation of mobile phones and tablets across campus, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is facing a growing demand to develop its own applications and is looking for a way to monitor that development...

"Chancellor Gow answers essential questions at forum," The Racquet, April 25.

Chancellor Joe Gow hosted an open forum this past Friday, the 20th, to answer questions and address any possible concerns that faculty, staff, and administration may have had about the happenings here at UW-La Crosse...

"Chican@ & Latin@ Studies program: Celebrating 35 years on campus," The Madison Times, April 25.

When the Chican@&Latin@ Studies Program first started on the University of Wisconsin-Madison 35 years ago, there was a proclamation that came from the mayor's office supporting the initiative...Thirty-five years later, some things haven't changed at all... but the Chican@&Latin@ Studies (CLS) Program most definitely has...

"The Odyssey of learning," Column, Huffington Post, April 25.

...And that's my annual engagement with the inspiring students enrolled in UW-Madison's Odyssey Project. While I'm typically there with my colleague and collaborator, Professor Craig Werner, to talk about music and the Vietnam War, I always come away from those evenings awed and stimulated by the students and their insights...

State

"BizStarts Milwaukee to award student entrepreneurs," Blog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 25.

BizStarts Milwaukee will bring together the innovation of young, hopeful entrepreneurs with the resources of business professionals at its third annual Collegiate Business Plan Competition&Networking Event Thursday. BizStarts Milwaukee created the competition as part of its college consortium initiative. The task force, which helps entrepreneurs build their businesses and connect to resources, works with 22 schools in the community to make entrepreneurship a stronger focus of their curriculum...

National

"Political battle over student loans heating up," Associated Press, April 26.

Democrats and Republicans alike say they want to prevent the cost of federal loans from ballooning for millions of students. But the effort has evolved into an election-year battle each side is using to embarrass the other and spotlight its own priorities to voters...

"Two parties find a way to agree, and disagree, on student loan rates," New York Times, April 25.

As President Obama wrapped up a barnstorming tour of college campuses in swing states on Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans agreed that they wanted to avoid a steep increase in the student loan interest rate this summer. But the chief issue remained unsettled: how to pay the cost of doing so...

"Education slowdown threatens U.S.," Wall Street Journal, April 26.

Throughout American history, almost every generation has had substantially more education than that of its parents. That is no longer true...This development already has broad ramifications across the U.S. job market...

"Is college too much me, too little us?," Column, Washington Post, April 26.

...U.S. colleges and universities emphasize independent thought and action. But a new study suggests that this attitude might be hindering the adjustment of students who are the first in their families to attend four-year schools...

"Do colleges court those least in need of education?," Column, Washington Post, April 25.

Several colleges recently announced triumphantly that their acceptance rates had set a new record -- as low as, in some cases, 6 or 7 percent. I'm still waiting for someone to explain why that is a good thing...

"Column: College students must choose wisely," USA Today, April 25.

For college students gung-ho about the prospect of regularly eating Ramen noodles and listening to the plip-plop sound of water leaking from their apartment ceiling, it makes perfect sense to choose their dream major, no matter how dire the career prospects. But students who don't want their future apartment to include cockroach companionship might consider a different path...

"The biggest obstacle for first-generation college students," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25.

For some high-school students, getting good grades, taking AP courses, excelling in sports, and scoring well on the SAT is all that's needed to get into a four-year university. But many first-generation college students have an additional hurdle, and that's in gaining confidence and assurance that they can pay for it...

International

"Montreal students riot over tuition hike," CNN, April 26.

Protests over tuition hikes turn to riots after thousands of students take to the streets of Montreal... (video clip)