UW System Clipsheet

UW System Clipsheet

April 18, 2014

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"Governor OKs classified UW research," Madison.com, April 16.

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that will allow University of Wisconsin institutions to perform classified national security research...

"Gov. Walker signs bill allowing classified research in UW System," Daily Cardinal, April 17.

Among the 55 bills Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Wednesday was Assembly Bill 729, which will alter the rules currently in place across the University of Wisconsin System prohibiting classified research...

"Is UW System really awash in money?," Editorial, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 17.

Those of us on the outside looking in at the state Capitol and the UW System's cash-flow are eager to learn more about whether the latter is sitting on $1.7 billion in extra money or if lawmakers are simply jumping on an election-year opportunity to announce a second straight two-year tuition freeze... Related

"UW-L's Gow 'disappointed' by Walker's tuition freeze proposal," La Crosse Tribune, April 11.

Keeping tuition flat could hurt salaries and future growth at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a top official said Friday after Gov. Scott Walker’s call for extending UW System tuition freezes through the next budget cycle. “Every penny that we raise, we have a purpose for that,” UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow said...

"Tuition freeze threatens UW Colleges survival - Mary Hoeft," Column, Wisconsin State Journal, April 17.

Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to extend his tuition freeze on all universities within the UW System threatens the survival of one of Wisconsin's most cost-effective universities, the UW Colleges...

"Gov. Walker signs 3 bills, says they'll give authorities more tools to combat domestic abusers," Associated Press, April 17.

...Other bills of note allow University of Wisconsin System researchers to perform classified national security work in campus facilities...

"Database: UW System employee salaries," Wisconsin State Journal, April 17.

Find the budgeted salary for any staff member of the University of Wisconsin.

On Campus

"UW-Barron County partners with Ladysmith boarding school," Chronotype (Ricelake Online), April 16.

With a partnership with UW-Barron County in place, a collegiate campus in Rusk County will re-open this fall as an elite international boarding school, according to the schools' leaders...

"Model UN comes to UW-Whitewater," Royal Purple, April 15.

UW-Whitewater has been one of the only four-year universties in the UW system without a model U.N. program. Beginning fall 2014 that will change...

"Event for higher education dialogue," Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, April 16.

University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County is inviting state legislators to campus to hold a Higher Education Forum from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday in Room 131. A continental breakfast will be provided...

"Columnist's view: Getting the best of Kentucky," Column, Door County Advocate, April 15.

Hannah Bumgardner of Sturgeon Bay helped win $10,000 for the University of Wisconsin General Scholarship Fund during an on-court basketball contest at the Final Four earlier this month in Texas.

"'Jackets' Elwood named WIAC Player of the Week," Northlands NewsCenter, April 15.

University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) senior pitcher Travis Elwood was named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Player of the Week; the league announced on Tuesday...

"McKeever Duo noon concert," Racine Journal Times, April 16.

Wednesday, April 23, offers area music lovers the opportunity to join in a special celebration...The couple, who has devoted much of that time to teaching and performing at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, met in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1974 and began playing piano duets a year later. Since then, they have performed their duo act everywhere from classrooms to concert halls throughout the Midwest and the South...

"UW-P ensemble to perform concerts," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, April 17.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform its final concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts...

"UW-Eau Claire sorority teeter-totters for autism awareness," WEAU-TV 13, April 16.

A group at UW-Eau Claire is hoping to fight autism by teeter tottering for 24 hours. The unique fundraiser kicked off Wednesday at noon outside the Davies Center...

"UW-Eau Claire rebrands itself with new motto: 'The Power of AND'," WEAU-TV 13, April 17.

Excellence is still the goal, but it's no longer UW-Eau Claire's official motto...

"From the Files: 1914, 1889," Dunn County News, April 16.

Stout Institute cottage moved to make way for new Domestic Science building; Louis Smith Tainter House building plans reported.

"Mega Gallery: Fashion Without Fabric 2014," Volume One, April 15.

The annual Fashion Without Fabic show took place on Saturday, April 12 at the Memorial Student Center at UW-Stout where design students are tasked with creating clothing without using fabric of any kind. 2014's theme was "All Things Great&Small."

"Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra spring concert," Volume One, April 15.

The show was held last night at the Mabel Tainter on the UW-Stout campus.

"Artists, engineers combine for campus, national paper venture in northcentral Wisconsin," WJFW TV-12, April 16.

College and professional artists need special cotton-fiber paper for painting, drawing, and printing. UW-Stevens Point's art students bought that expensive paper from traditional European mills for years...

"Stevens Point officials: 2014 will be downtown's year," Stevens Point Journal, April 17.

This will be the year local residents see the effects of Stevens Point’s downtown redevelopment project, city officials said. That’s one of many points that came out during a panel session Wednesday at “The Built Environment: Planning and Design in Small Cities and Towns,” a workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point...

"Student designed gallery will soon open," Portage County Gazette, April 17.

Six seniors in the Art and Design program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) have taken on the project of creating a popup gallery, Ignition Gallery, to showcase their senior art pieces Saturday, April 26, through Monday, May 5...

"Big Sister watches Little grow," Wausau Daily Herald, April 16.

It was 2005, and Laurie, now 33, had recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in communications and had moved to Wausau to work at Becker Communications in Weston. She joined Big Brothers Big Sisters as a volunteer mentor because she was looking for a way to become part of the community...

"More mumps cases reported on UW campus," Wisconsin State Journal, April 17.

Two new cases of mumps have been reported on the UW-Madison campus, bringing the total number up to five...

"Know Your Madisonian: Camille Zanoni," Wisconsin State Journal, April 17.

Zanoni, a Madison native, took Goodall’s advice to heart. A graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in biological aspects of conservation — and a certificate in Environmental Studies — Zanoni has worked on conservation projects worldwide, including in Kenya, China and Paraguay, where she served in the Peace Corps with her husband, Samuel Pratsch...

"Story on student loan debt sparks questions," Capital Times, April 17.

...The mix of loans greatly affects total payout, says Susan Fischer, UW-Madison financial aid director. While interest on federal student loans varies from the 3.8 to 6 percent this year to as much as 9 percent, private loans can carry interest rates of 15 to 18 percent, she says...

"Men's basketball: UWGB's Wardle gets new 5-year deal," Green Bay Press-Gazette, April 17.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball coach Brian Wardle has agreed to a five-year contract with the school, according to a source. The deal replaces the three years Wardle had left on his current contract...

"UW-L mumps case is first in county in seven years," La Crosse Tribune, April 17.

A case of the mumps confirmed at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the first in the county in seven years, according to a health official. Two other students are suspected of contracting the viral illness, said Christine Gillespie, a public health nurse with the county health department...

"Upcoming UWRF music concerts," River Falls Journal, April 16.

The UW-River Falls Brass will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the William Abbott Concert Hall...

"UW-Eau Claire professor wins award for published novel," Spectator, April 16.

Award-winning author and Assistant Professor of English at UW-Eau Claire B.J. Hollars is continuing his run with “Opening the Doors: the Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa.”...

"La Crosse County organizes 'BioBlitz' to study wildlife at landfill," Wisconsin Public Radio, April 16.

...When University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student Christa Booman first toured the La Crosse County Landfill, she was surprised to find a diverse ecosystem, and not just piles of waste...

"Wardle gets new 5-year deal at Green Bay," Wisconsin Radio Network, April 17.

After winning the Horizon League’s regular season men’s basketball title this past season, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has rewarded head coach Brian Wardle with a new five-year contract...

"Plant breeders release first 'open source seeds'," National Public Radio News, April 16.

A group of scientists and food activists is launching a Thursday to change the rules that govern seeds. They’re releasing 29 new varieties of crops under a new "open source pledge" that’s intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely...

"Waisman Center helps adolescents with autism transition into adulthood," Badger Herald, April 17.

One in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, and the University of Wisconsin’s Waisman Center is researching what happens to these individuals as they reach adulthood and adolescence...

"UPDATE: Mumps cases reported at UW-Madison," WKOW-TV 27, April 16.

Mumps cases are on the rise on the UW-Madison campus and health officials are on high alert to keep the disease from spreading...

"UW engineering professor wins presidential award," Madison.com, April 17.

A UW-Madison engineering professor is the recipient of the highest honor the U.S. government can bestow on science and engineering professionals...

"Building commission backs UW hospital parking project," Wisconsin State Journal, April 17.

A $32.6 million expansion of the University of Wisconsin Hospital parking ramp approved Wednesday by the state Building Commission completes current parking projects for the campus’ west side, a university official said...

"Scammers steal name of area business to scam student renters," WISC-TV 3, April 17.

For many years rental properties have remained one of the few industries to rarely be targeted for scams. Madison Police Department officials say that has now changed...

"Change farming for climate: US expert," Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 17.

A US expert says innovation is the best way to tackle a changing climate. Last night, Professor Molly Jahn from the University of Wisconsin delivered the RD Watt lecture at the University of Sydney saying innovation in agricultural and food systems is imperative for society’s survival and development...

National

"New SAT: What will those questions look like?," Associated Press, April 16.

Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students...

"Errors in inquiry on rape allegations against FSU's Jameis Winston," New York Times, April 16.

Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a popular Tallahassee bar called Potbelly’s...

"Power in numbers," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14.

Labor organizers for adjuncts turn to citywide campaigns as their best hope.