1. Grassland Dairy Products, Inc. invests in dairy education at UW-River Falls

    Photo of students packaging freshly made cheese curds in the UWRF Dairy Pilot Plant in 2018.

    Generous gifts totaling more than $400,000 are moving the UW-River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant toward completion. The renovated plant will train the next generation of industry leaders with hands-on learning experiences to develop, produce, and market cheese and ice cream. Graduates who have participated in this unique educational opportunity have consistently gone on to become […]

  2. UW-La Crosse partnership supports parents

    Photo of some of the more than 100 UW-La Crosse students since fall 2013 have played a key role in helping to keep Gundersen’s parent programming running strong by providing the child programming that runs alongside the parent programs.

    More than 100 UW-La Crosse students are providing extra help for parents in the Wisconsin Coulee Region to raise healthy, resilient children. UWL students volunteer about 2,000 hours annually to keep Gundersen Health System’s parent programming running strong. They do this by developing and running adjacent programs for children to learn valuable social and emotional skills. Read […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire’s Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh helps students understand multicultural justice

    Photo of Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice.

    Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, is engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice. By exploring ideas and practices from other countries, students will be better prepared to help address issues in the United States related to policing […]

  4. Summit on Black Male Youth draws hundreds to UW-Milwaukee campus

    Photo of young speaker at UW-Milwaukee's Summit on Black Male Youth

    Each year, more than 1,000 middle school and high school students gather at UW-Milwaukee for the Summit on Black Male Youth. The Summit encourages students to unlock their potential through inspiring workshops and presenters who highlight options and opportunities for their futures. The Summit has grown by 20 percent in the past two years – […]

  5. Performing the Wisconsin Idea at UW-Madison’s new Hamel Music Center

    Photo of UW-Madison's new Hamel Music Center

    UW-Madison’s new Hamel Music Center opened in late October with a free concert. Built entirely with private funds, this state-of-the-art music facility will add excitement to Madison’s cultural scene and be a boon for the school’s music students. The center offers a sparkling performance venue for students, faculty, and visiting artists with astounding acoustics – […]

  6. UW-Stout professor lead author of groundbreaking study on T. rex dinosaur

    Photo of a T. rex dinosaur skeleton

    A groundbreaking study led by UW-Stout materials scientist Elizabeth Boatman explains how, after 66 million years, blood vessels are preserved in the fossil of a T.rex dinosaur displayed at the Smithsonian. Microscopic research on a leg bone sample conducted by five institutions across the U.S. proves that fossils can help unlock secrets to how the […]

  7. UW-Oshkosh alumnus moves forward, gives back

    Photo of UW-Oshkosh alumnus Patrick Gaughan, Class of ’71, in Central Africa working with Smile Train in his second career as a registered nurse.

      UW-Oshkosh alumnus Patrick Gaughan, Class of ’71, is taking lifelong learning seriously. After a 28-year career in public service with the city of Jacksonville, Florida, he returned to school to become a registered nurse and has since discovered a whole new world overseas as a medical missionary. His inspiring work with Smile Train in […]

  8. Women in STEM Career Day inspires at UW-Platteville

    Photo of participants in UW-Plattevile's Women in STEM Careers Day

    This fall, 160 high school students attended UW-Platteville’s Women in STEM Career Day. Participants learned about career options in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through exciting demonstrations and hands-on projects working in teams. Each year, over 650 women and girls benefit from STEM programs at UW-Platteville, which has seen female enrollment in the College of Engineering, Mathematics […]

  9. UW-Green Bay’s James Kabrhel receives Underkofler Award for Teaching

    Photo of UW-Green Bay's James Kabrhel

    For James Kabrhel, inspiring his students to fall in love with science is the greatest joy of his job. The UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus chemistry teacher is putting the “cool” back into science with his popular “Cool Chemistry” shows and interactive student projects. Because of his efforts, he was recently recognized with the prestigious Underkofler […]

  10. Little Scholars program at UW-Whitewater wins state diversity award

    Photo of second graders in the Little Scholars Program visiting UW-Whitewater college pen pals

    What started as a pen-pal project between UW-Whitewater students and 2nd graders in Beloit, Wis., has transformed into an award-winning mentorship program. The Little Scholars Program recently won an outstanding achievement award from the Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action. College students write letters to their little buddies, and the groups visit one another during […]