1. UWM film student captures reality of caring for someone with dementia

    Photo of UWM film student Riley Killian, who was inspired to pursue filmmaking when he saw "Star Wars" in fifth grade. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Caring for someone with dementia can be a difficult, loving journey. UWM first-year film student Riley Killian captured that reality in a 45-minute documentary on the experiences of caregivers – “Unconditional: A Journey of Selfless Love.” The documentary was shown at venues in the Fox Valley area during October, and Killian is working to get it […]

  2. UW-Green Bay: One working mom’s homework—kids, COVID and a BSN

    Photo of Lisa Pawlak, who is graduating from UW-Green Bay in December 2022.

    Without question, Lisa Pawlak is driven. As one of the hundreds of students graduating this winter at UW-Green Bay’s commencement ceremony, Lisa’s path to earn her bachelor of science in nursing speaks to the tenacious, problem-solving nature of a UW-Green Bay student. Lisa has completed her degree while working full time as a registered nurse […]

  3. UW-Platteville students visit Taliesin to explore place-based education

    Photo of Taliesin visit

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education students enrolled in Community Based Learning recently traveled to architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, near Spring Green, Wisconsin, for a tour and lab day. The experience was a lesson in place-based education – a foundational component of UW-Platteville’s School of Education that focuses on using students’ own communities, including […]

  4. UW-Eau Claire research team works with Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market to address food insecurity

    Photo of Eau Claire Farmers Market. A UW-Eau Claire research team working with the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market on a program that helps community members who are food insecure buy more fruits and vegetables. Dr. Eric Jamelske, professor of economics, leads the ongoing project, which has included dozens of Blugolds as researchers and/or volunteers. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    As a college student living on his own for the first time, Luke Plagens already was figuring out that it’s hard to eat healthy on a small budget. However, it’s his work as a student researcher and community volunteer at a local farmers market that is helping the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire sophomore understand just […]

  5. Kameri Meredith: Rising to the challenge

    Photo of UWRF student-athlete Kameri Meredith, who is all smiles as she is introduced before a UW-River Falls women’s basketball game in the WIAC tournament on Feb. 21 at UW-Eau Claire. Sam Silver photo.

    Falcon student-athlete balances college, two sports, Type 1 diabetes For most college students, studying for classes is a full-time job. That job becomes tougher for those who attempt to participate in a college sport. Now imagine taking a full load of classes and playing two sports, all while managing a serious chronic disease. University of […]

  6. Future teacher hopes to make a difference in nearby classrooms and around the world

    Photo of Blugold, Maisee Yang, who found plenty of learning opportunities in and out of the classroom that will help her be successful in her future teaching career. She will graduate from UW-Eau Claire this month with an elementary education major and a teaching English as a second language (TESOL) minor. She hopes to teach fifth-eighth graders, but she also wants to someday teach abroad in Europe or Asia. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    When Maisee Yang graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this month, she will take with her a long list of goals that she hopes to accomplish during her future teaching career. An elementary education major with a teaching English as a second language (TESOL) minor, Yang wants to find a job teaching fifth-eighth graders, […]

  7. The fans are right: When it comes to football, momentum is real

    Photo of Paul Roebber, a UWM professor of mathematical sciences, who led a research team that used machine learning and 10 years of NFL play-by-play data to show that momentum in sports is a real phenomenon. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox).

    Another clutch play, another first down, and your team is on a roll. The fans go wild! Gonna win this game for sure… Not so fast, academics have long claimed – momentum is a fiction. Success doesn’t necessarily lead to success. But researchers at UWM have proved the fans right. “Our model’s performance is comparable […]

  8. New pier, trail surface help make UWSP Schmeeckle Reserve more accessible

    Photo of Friends of Schmeeckle, donors and community members attending a ribbon cutting for the new accessible fishing pier and Lake Loop Trail at Schmeeckle Reserve on Sept. 29.

    Schmeeckle Reserve is now more accessible for people of all abilities, thanks to a fundraising project completed by the Friends of Schmeeckle earlier this fall. A new accessible fishing pier and resurfaced Lake Loop Trail were dedicated Sept. 29. The new pier extends 70 feet into the lake, offering outstanding views, access to deeper water […]

  9. UW-Stout professor among ‘strong community of women’ leading the way in cybersecurity

    Photo of Professor Holly Yuan showing female CNIT students computer servers in a lab in Micheels Hall. / UW-Stout

    Professor Yuan introduces program’s hands-on approach, encourages students to apply for Department of Defense scholarship During national Cybersecurity Awareness Month, UW-Stout cybersecurity faculty and students represented the university on panel discussions and explored the growing dynamics and diversity in the field. Holly Yuan, program director of computer networking and information technology, represented UW-Stout on a […]

  10. Former exchange student at UW-Eau Claire is broadcaster at World Cup

    Photo of (from left) broadcasters Angus Scott, Ruud Gullit, a former Chelsea and Dutch national team player, and Arsène Wenger, former Arsenal manager, appearing on set at the Qatar World Cup with the Jules Rimet Trophy.

      From the turf at Carson Park to the pitches of Qatar, Angus Scott has seen plenty of football — both the American version and the internationally recognized sport. More than three decades after he was an exchange student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the international broadcast journalist is in Qatar covering the World […]