1. UWM student chosen as national collegian of the year

    Photo of Sydney Sampson-Webb who graduated from UWM in May with a BBA in marketing with a minor in communication. (Photo courtesy of Sydney Sampson-Webb)

    Sydney Sampson-Webb, a May graduate of UWM from Black River Falls, is already a business leader. Delta Sigma Pi, the nation’s largest professional business fraternity, chose Sampson-Webb as its 2023 National Collegian of the Year. Sampson-Webb, a marketing graduate from the Lubar College of Business, was selected out of 13,000 members for the honor.  She is […]

  2. Opening doors in public health: UW-La Crosse online master’s program seeks to address critical need

    Photo of online learners. UWL's new online Master of Public Health program is designed for working professionals looking to take the next step in their careers. The application window opens Tuesday, Aug. 1.

    UW-La Crosse is offering public health workers the chance to earn their master’s degree and grow in their career — all without leaving the comfort of home or the security of their current job.   The application window for UWL’s new online Master of Public Health program opens Tuesday, Aug. 1, with classes set to begin in January […]

  3. UW-Whitewater students conduct tropical research in Costa Rica

    Photo of, from left, Miles McIntosh, Mireia Hernandez Justicia, Wendy Kamora, Tania Limón Ramirez, and Andrea Romero in the jungle of Costa Rica. Limón Ramirez, McIntosh, and Hernandez Justicia are undergraduate students from UW-Whitewater, Kamora is a student from University of California, Berkeley, and Romero is a UW-Whitewater faculty member who served as a faculty member on the project. (Photo courtesy of program participants)

    Tania Limón Ramirez never imagined living in the jungles of Costa Rica, with bats nesting above her cabin’s doorway and the low-pitched roar of howler monkeys jarring her awake in the morning. That’s how the summer of 2023 began for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student, who participated in the Organization for Tropical Studies’ Research Experience for […]

  4. UW-Eau Claire alumna’s computer science skills helped her develop CaringBridge

    Photo of Sona Mehring’s early exposure at UW-Eau Claire to technology and the power of computers in the early 1980s helped her develop the communication platform CaringBridge that receives 300,000 visits per day.

    Sona Mehring’s early exposure at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to technology and the power of computers in the early 1980s ignited a passion that led her to develop a communication platform nearly a decade before Facebook and Twitter launched. Today, Mehring’s private and ad-free platform CaringBridge is a 26-year-old nonprofit company that receives 30 […]

  5. Water-quality monitoring program connects teens to environment – Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

    Photo of students collecting water data: Data collected by high school students contributes to long-term monitoring of the Fox Valley watershed. (Photo courtesy of Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin)

    When Dana Lex, a science teacher at West De Pere High School, was approached by UW-Green Bay faculty in 2006 to participate in a new water-quality monitoring program, she jumped at the opportunity to create a course that would get students outdoors. “I’ve built my environmental science class around this project, and I feel it […]

  6. UWM Freshwater Sciences grad student makes a splash in the world of aquatic education

    Photo of Pierce VanValkenburg as Mermaid Echo interacting with children attending an educational performance at Discovery World. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Pierce VanValkenburg grew up on the St. Croix River, which flows along the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota and down into the Mississippi. Since a young age, VanValkenburg’s life has been centered around water. Springs and summers were full of boating with family, swimming and watching sunfish the way other kids watched TV. “We spent […]

  7. UWO, UWL biology students use new FTIR spectrometer to study microplastics at ERIC lab

    Photo of UW Oshkosh biology student in ERIC lab

    New technology at a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh lab is allowing students to study microplastics in fish and mussels, giving insight as to what impact the materials might have on the environment and ecosystem. Students are using a new Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer to detect and identify microplastic particles in Wisconsin lakes and rivers […]

  8. UW-Stevens Point receives gift to create a $1 million endowed professorship in music

    Photo of UWSP cellists. A new gift to the College of Fine Arts and Communication will fund a $1 million endowed professorship in cello and music education advocacy within the Department of Music.

    An additional gift from the Copernicus Cultural Foundation of Stevens Point, Wis., will fund the first $1 million endowed professorship in the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The gift, from the foundation founded by notable Stevens Point businessman Edmund Bukolt, will fund an endowed professorship in the Department […]

  9. Historical growth: Added works propel the steamboat story at UW-La Crosse

    Photo of UWL’s extensive steamboat photo collection, which grew even more over the past two years with additions from three major collections.

    Steamboat photos and memorabilia continue to flow into the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The university’s Murphy Library Special Collections/Area Research Center holds one of the nation’s largest image collections related to historic steamboats and inland river scenes. There are roughly 40,000 images on site, nearly 30,000 of which can be viewed online. Books, periodicals, ephemera and […]

  10. UW-Madison water resources students get hands-on experience with creek cleanup

    Photo of Terry Bradshaw (left), president of the Menasha River Alliance, giving a rope technique demonstration with UW-Madison student Hannah Agner. (Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison)

    Determined to remove a log from a large pile, several Nelson Institute Water Resources Management students leaned into their ropes in a field at Badger Farms. “You don’t think that just tying a rope around the log and yanking on it is going to do much, especially for me that’s barely over five feet tall,” […]