1. UW-Stout graduate, veteran ready to move on, embrace new challenges

    Photo of Brent Coulthart

    Brent Coulthart inspired other veterans and students when he graduated May 4 from UW-Stout. Out of money, he dropped out of college a decade ago in Minnesota, then served five years in the Marines as a helicopter mechanic. Using military and disabled veteran benefits, he returned to school and overcame dyslexia with on-campus support to […]

  2. UW-Whitewater Warhawk discovers 1,000-year-old remains on archeological dig

    Photo of Cudnohowski

    UW-Whitewater student Cameron Cudnohowski has always wanted to dig up bones. His favorite movie is “Jurassic Park.” And he loves history. When he took Professor Jennifer Thibodeaux’s class on medieval Europe, she presented him with a study-abroad opportunity to live out his archeological dream. Originally from Watertown, Wisconsin, Cudnohowski traveled to a farm in Skegness, England […]

  3. Got a bachelor’s? UW-Madison nursing degree could be just 12 months away

    Photo of Aniqueka Scott, 33, who was educated in Mexico, worked in Haiti, and plans to practice nursing in Madison after graduation. PHOTO BY ALEXANDER ANDRÉ

    In May, UW-Madison’s School of Nursing marked the first graduates of its new accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing program. Thirty-two students graduated from the one-year program that offers a second chance for adults who already have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking a satisfying, well-paying job. It is part of a full-court press by the […]

  4. UW-Platteville Richland student documents a life dedicated to the preservation of prehistoric Native American culture

    Photo of UW-Platteville Richland nontraditional student Chris Hynek presenting his research at Research in the Rotunda; Hynek is documenting his father’s life, which was dedicated to preserving prehistoric Native American culture.

    UW-Platteville Richland nontraditional student Chris Hynek is documenting his father’s life, which was dedicated to preserving prehistoric Native American culture. Hynek has painstakingly archived and digitized the quarterly journal Prehistoric American, which his father edited for many years. Hynek shared his research at UW System’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda in April. Read more […]

  5. UW-Superior legal studies and criminal justice programs hold senior experience celebration

    Photo of participant in UW-Superior legal studies and criminal justice programs' senior experience, celebration on May 1. This allowed the 18 graduating seniors a chance to share and celebrate their capstone experiences. Several students also talked about jobs they’ve found prior to graduation.

    The University of Wisconsin-Superior legal studies and criminal justice programs held its senior experience celebration on Wednesday, May 1, in the Yellowjacket Union. A poster session highlighting significant capstone experience allowed the 18 graduating seniors a chance to share and celebrate their experiences. Following the poster session, the students took part in an awards ceremony […]

  6. UW-River Falls student Murry named Ag Engineering Undergrad Student of the Year

    Photo of Joe Shakal, chair of the Agricultural Engineering Technology Department at UW-River Falls, presenting senior Lindsey Murry with the 2019 ASABE Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Year Award.

    Lindsey Murry is the first graduate in UW-River Falls’ new agricultural engineering program. Named the 2019 Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Year by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), this McNair Scholar is not only being acknowledged for her academic excellence but also her extracurricular activities and invaluable […]

  7. UW-La Crosse graduate and future teacher is also a Ninja warrior

    Photo of UW-La Crosse graduate Janelle Kopa

    UW-La Crosse spring graduate Janelle Kopa spent commencement weekend competing on the NBC-TV series, “American Ninja Warrior.” What Kopa likes best about ninja training is setting goals and achieving dreams. That’s something this early childhood education major plans to share with her students as she pursues a teaching career. Read more about Janelle Kopa’s story.

  8. Veteran finds passion in career change from military to healthcare

    Photo of U.S. Army veteran Justin Rathkamp

    U.S. Army veteran Justin Rathkamp realized his dream to help fellow veterans after a career change to health care. This busy husband and father appreciated the flexibility offered by a UW Extended Campus online degree program. Hired as the Veterans Experience Officer at Madison’s VA Hospital, Rathkamp now enjoys evenings and weekends with his family.

  9. Boot camp helps early career scientists, faculty commercialize innovative ideas

    Photo of SBIR Ready boot camp

    SBIR Ready is an immersion program for small business innovation research offered by the Center for Technology Commercialization, part of UW System’s Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship. SBIR Ready ran a boot camp in June to give early-career scientists and faculty the skills they need to make a business case for their innovative ideas. Research […]

  10. UW-Milwaukee students benefit from internships

    Photo of Simrah Awan, a marketing major with a certificate in international business, is a communications and public relations intern at Baird. Her role includes writing and developing communication plans and content that support the firm's strategic initiatives. Awan also monitors media coverage, prepares talking points for events, and writes for workplace charitable giving campaigns. (UWM Photo/Mikaila Dusenberry)

    An internship can be a priceless part of a college education. About 90 percent of employers prefer candidates with work experience, according to a 2017 survey published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Each year, thousands of UWM students complete internships with more than 1,200 Milwaukee-area employers. Those internships mean UWM students get […]