UW System Clipsheet

UW System Clipsheet

October 25, 2014

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On Campus

"Program making a difference to area retirees," Fox 11, October 23.

A 'Learning in Retirement' program has been making a difference to area retirees. Green Bay's program is one of the largest in the country, with nearly 1,000 people taking part. An oil painting class is one of about 200 being offered through the program. Sheila Tomac of De Pere is one of the students...

"Discover indigenous languages, culture at UWSP event," Stevens Point Journal, October 24.

With many native languages nearing extinction, two University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point professors are showcasing the language and culture of two indigenous nations as part of the 11th annual University Evening...

"State group awards UWMC for embracing diversity," Wausau Daily Herald, October 23.

The Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action has bestowed a 2014 Diversity Award upon the University of Wisconsin Marathon County for its efforts to create a safe and inclusive campus that fosters learning for all students...

"UW-Madison to hold dairy science showcase in November," Wisconsin Ag Connection, October 24.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Dairy Science invites department alumni and stakeholders to its second annual Dairy Science Showcase. It's being held November 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dejope Hall on campus...

"Campus archives are a valuable resource," Column, Marshfield News Herald, October 23.

The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, we are hosting events that will celebrate and recognize the history of our campus. Many of these events will highlight the changes on campus or in our country throughout the 50 year timespan...

"UW-Extension seeks public input on planning for 2025," Iron Mountain Daily News, October 23.

The University of Wisconsin-Extension encourages state residents to imagine the needs of Wisconsin families, businesses and communities 10 to 20 years in the future and how this organization could help serve those needs...

"UW-Madison to create a new center for transportation education," Daily Cardinal, October 23.

The Midwest Transport Workforce Center received a federal grant to create a new center to implement transportation education and provide training for those interested in transportation careers...

"UW-Whitewater to be featured on College Gameday," Janesville Gazette, October 24.

Lee Corso isn't going be there to put on the Warhawks mascot head, but the UW-Whitewater football program is going to be part of the ESPN College Gameday show Saturday morning. The Gameday crew of Corso, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will be in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where LSU hosts undefeated Ole Miss on Saturday night...

"UW-Madison seeks applicants for Wisconsin Idea grants," Daily Cardinal, October 23.

Faculty and staff at UW-Madison can apply for $500 grants to spread awareness of the Wisconsin Idea, which aims to "improve people's lives beyond the classroom," Vice Chancellor for University Relations Vince Sweeney said in a UW-Madison release Thursday...

"UW-Madison alumna, UNICEF fundraiser speaks to students about the importance of charity," Daily Cardinal, October 23.

In the spirit of homecoming week's community service theme, UNICEF's Next Generation founder and Director Casey Rotter spoke to UW-Madison students about the importance of young people’s dedication to charity...

National

"Athletics advisers' ethical dilemma," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24.

Back in the mid-2000s, Bruce A. Smith had an enviable commute. His Telegraph Avenue apartment was less than two miles from the University of California at Berkeley, where he worked as an academic adviser to athletes...

"Campus counseling centers face a question: where are all the men?," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24.

Male college students are far less likely to use campus mental-health services than female students are. In fact, campus counseling centers treat almost two women for every man, according to a recent study...

"One message at a meeting of community-college trustees: pay attention to demographics," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24.

The demographic changes sweeping the nation - especially the growth in the population of native-born young Hispanics - will have a profound impact on community-college enrollments and leadership in the years to come, experts told the 1,800 attendees on Thursday here at the annual meeting of the Association of Community College Trustees...

"New lawsuit targets NCAA and every Division I school," USA Today, October 23.

The legal attacks on the NCAA and its limits on what athletes can receive while playing college sports have been spread across a much wider front with the filing of a lawsuit that names the NCAA and every Division I school as defendants...

"Duty while students are abroad," Inside Higher Ed, October 24.

A group of influential education organizations has stepped in to support a private prep school in its appeal against a former student, saying the case could have far-reaching negative effects on study abroad trips...

"Higher ed association paydays," Inside Higher Ed, October 24.

Salaries for executives at higher education trade associations rival those of top-paid college presidents. Compensation for the leaders of these higher ed groups - which are considered nonprofits by the IRS - has climbed in recent years...