UW System Clipsheet

UW System Clipsheet

October 31, 2014

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On Campus

"UW-Parkside unveils new campus master plan," Kenosha News, October 30.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside master plan released today hints at how the campus will change, and what its leaders think will be important going forward....

"Parkside plans for the future," Editorial, Kenosha News, October 28.

Generally there is more talk about planning than actual planning, but the University of Wisconsin-Parkside may be the exception. The university actually has a master plan. Parkside Chancellor Deborah Ford unveiled the latest update to that plan Monday, saying the university needs to make changes on and off the campus to adjust to education in the digital age...

"1949 mining school grad gives UW-Platteville its largest gift," SWNews4U.com, October 29.

Arthur Masbruch gave UW–Platteville a Homecoming memory when he donated the largest gift in university history, a total described as a multi-million dollar gift...

"UW-River Falls a top producer of physics graduates," River Falls Journal, October 29.

UW-River Falls was recently identified as one of the top ten producers of undergraduate degrees in physics among bachelor’s degree institutions by the American Physical Society (APS). UWRF granted 19 undergraduate degrees in physics per year between 2010-12, tying for seventh with American University and Bethel University...

"Wisconsin studies music and memory program," Associated Press, October 30.

Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients. The study being led by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is the largest yet on the impact of the Music and Memory program...

"UW-Madison grant aims to put American Indians in health care careers," Wisconsin State Journal, October 29.

UW-Madison will use a $975,000 federal grant to partner with five American Indian tribes in Wisconsin in hopes of guiding more young tribemembers into health-care careers, the university announced Wednesday...

"UWGB hosts forum on understanding Islam," Green Bay Press-Gazette, October 29.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present a program called "Islam awareness: A conversation about Islam, the Muslim Student Association and inclusivity at UW-Green Bay," at 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Richard Mauthe Center on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive...

"UW-P ready for voter-ID law," Dubuque Telegraph Herald, October 29.

If the U.S. Supreme Court reverses gears banning Wisconsin's voter photo-ID law, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is ready. It was set to comply with the law...

"UW researcher defends test on monkeys," WDJT, October 29.

A researcher from the University of Wisconsin revealed to CBS 58 News the details of a monkey test that has become the subject of controversy...

"UW-Superior signs Chinese exchange program agreement," NNCNOW.com, October 29.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has signed an agreement with the University of Beijing in China, to start a foreign exchange program...

"UW-Madison campus unions protest for higher staff wages," Daily Cardinal, October 30.

Protesters from multiple campus unions marched on Bascom Hill Wednesday to advocate for all university workers' wages in the All Campus Rally for a Living Wage...

"Carry That Weight protest comes to UW on National Day of Action," Badger Herald, October 30.

The Carry That Weight protest spread to Madison when a group of students marched from the Capitol up State Street and Bascom Hill Wednesday afternoon, in protest of the lack of university support given to rape and sexual assault victims across the country...

"UW-Parkside student-athletes give back through community service," Racine Journal Times, October 27.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside men’s and women’s cross country squads used its day off to give back to the local community, engaging in a pair of service projects around Racine on Oct. 19...

"UW-Parkside master plan (audio)," WRJN AM 1400, October 29.

News podcast featuring UW-Parkside master plan (audio)

"Police ID, interview second man in UWO assault," Oshkosh Northwestern, October 29.

Oshkosh police have interviewed a man who they initially sought in connection to an assault and attempted robbery Sunday night near the University of Wisconsin campus...

"Imagining Zork," Dunn County News, October 28.

...It sounds like the makings of a Halloween thriller. For Kevin Pontuti and Dave Beck, from the School of Art and Design at University of Wisconsin-Stout, it was even better. They devised a semester-long, innovative course project that channeled the power of the game Zork, challenged their students — and used cutting-edge industry technology...

"Trick or treaters take UW-Stout residence halls," WEAU, October 29.

Trick or treaters walked UW-Stout's residence halls Wednesday night, getting some early Halloween candy from students...

"Nearly 240 runners turn out for 'Run with the Cops'," WEAU, October 28.

UW-Eau Claire event is patterned after UW-Stout’s.

"Under new veterans museum program, mascot exhibit to stop at UW-P," Associated Press, October 28.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is launching a new traveling exhibits program. The program, dubbed Marching Across the State, allows organizations such as universities and nonprofit groups to rent exhibits or show them for free...

"UW-Parkside unveils new campus master plan," Kenosha News, October 27.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside master plan released today hints at how the campus will change, and what its leaders think will be important going forward... Related

"Parkside to refurbish building and create academic center," Racine Journal Times, October 27.

Wyllie Hall and its campus library will be the initial focus of renovations for University of Wisconsin—Parkside officials, according to the 20-year master plan they presented the campus community Monday...

"UW Stevens Point firefighting certification course," WSAW, October 25.

The Department of Natural Resources is teaming up with the U-W Stevens Point Fire Crew for some outdoor fire training sessions. The first session was held today in Plover...

"Parkside to hold open house on master plan," Racine Journal Times, October 24.

The final report of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Campus Master Plan and Wyllie Hall Renewal and Academic Success Project (Wyllie Hall Renewal) [was] presented during a community open house...

"UWSP recognized for campus sustainability efforts," WSAW, October 23.

UWSP's efforts to improve energy efficiency on campus have caught the attention of a major automaker...

"Poets laureate to help BONK! series mark anniversary," Racine Journal Times, October 23.

This month the BONK! performance series will partner with the Poet Laureate Committee of Racine and Kenosha, as well as the University of Wisconsin Parkside-run Big Read initiative for a special sixth BONK! anniversary event...

"UW-P professor invited to submit work to National Film Registry," Dubuque Telegraph Herald, October 23.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville media studies professor Dr. Robert Snyder has been invited by the Library of Congress to submit two essays for the National Film Registry...

"UW-Platteville 'Goes Hollywood' with recreated crime scene," Forensics Magazine, October 23.

The fourth annual Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event took place during Homecoming activities in early October at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville...

"'Ferguson Forum,' fine arts stretch into fall at UW-Oshkosh," Oshkosh Northwestern, October 22.

The UW-Oshkosh Inclusive Excellence Council is among the hosts of “The Ferguson Forum,” a panel discussion on the summer, Ferguson, Mo. incident that has sparked big questions and outrage across the nation and the world. The facilitated panel-discussion event takes place on Monday, Nov. 10 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Sage Hall room 1210...

"MOWA artist-in-residence has Androgyny show at UW-Parkside," MOWA announces first winner of Artist-in-Residence Program, October 21.

...Bielefeld currently has two solo exhibitions – "Room&Board" at ArtStart in Rhinelander and "Androgyny" at UW-Parkside – opening in the next month. Meanwhile, her commercial and fashion photography work has earned her high-profile clients, including Time Magazine, Kohl's and Prestige Hong Kong...

"After-school robotics program aims to boost problem solving skills," WEAU, October 15.

...The robotics program is thanks to a partnership between UW-Eau Claire Bluegold Beginnings and 4-H Youth Development...

State

"Wisconsin college campuses are increasingly smoke-free," Wisconsin Public Radio, October 29.

Two years ago, 15 Wisconsin colleges and universities had tobacco-free campuses. Since then, seven more campuses have banned smoking, and some have also banned e-cigarettes... (UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson interviewed)

"Fungus frightens bat enthusiasts," Stevens Point Journal, October 26.

...But, this year, bats in Wisconsin are facing something scarier than their Halloween counterparts. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials reported last spring that a fungus that could potentially wipe out the majority of the bat population was seen in one of the state's bat caves...It is what experts knew was coming a long time ago to Wisconsin, said Chris Yahnke, associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. "It's here a year or two earlier than we hoped," Yahnke said...

"Inside Wisconsin: With talent and vision, tech companies can grow in mid-size cities ," Column, Chippewa Valley Business Report, October 27.

JAMF Software in Eau Claire hires graduates from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and CVTC.

National

"Gainful employment arrives," Inside Higher Ed, October 30.

The U.S. Department of Education today will release what is likely the Obama administration's last chance to set regulations to clamp down on for-profit colleges. But this second iteration of "gainful employment" rules will fail to please either advocates for the for-profit sector or its critics...

"In the final 'gainful employment' rule, a key measure vanishes," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 30.

The Education Department will release on Thursday the final version of its "gainful employment" rule - the subject of years of intense debate, revision, and litigation. When it does so, it will add one last twist to the rule's winding plot: One of two metrics for judging career programs has disappeared altogether...

"How a coalition seeks to bring minority students into science," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 30.

For decades, colleges have tried to raise the number of black, Hispanic, and other underrepresented minority students enrolled in science- and engineering-related Ph.D. programs and in the professoriate...

"Pressure on the presidents," Inside Higher Ed, October 30.

Twenty-eight percent of public four-year college and university presidents say they feel pressure from their governors to conduct their presidencies in ways that differ from their judgment about what's best for their institutions...

"Students bring out mattresses in huge 'carry that weight' protest against sexual assault," Huffington Post, October 29.

College students around the globe brought out mattresses on Wednesday to support Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz and raise awareness about sexual assault. Carrying the Weight Together, a group of college students and activists working to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence, organized a National Day of Action...

"University doctors: we need more support fighting Ebola in Africa," Huffington Post, October 29.

...Unfortunately, many of us from academic institutions have lacked the support to facilitate our commitment to addressing an injustice in healthcare that is ongoing in West Africa. This is deeply disappointing but we believe it is correctable....