1. UW-Green Bay community of learners developing leaders in First Nations Education

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    With a 20-year history of teaching First Nations education and feedback from First Nations communities, UW-Green Bay has launched its first-ever doctoral program. The fully enrolled First Nations Education doctorate program—the only one of its kind in the state of Wisconsin—draws upon indigenous teaching methods of elders and oral scholars, as well as faculty expertise. […]

  2. UW-La Crosse Hate/Bias Response Symposium draws attendees from 11 states

    Photo of a panel at a UW-La Crosse Hate/Bias Response Symposium

    Over the past five years, a UW-La Crosse Hate/Bias Response Symposium, led by the university’s Campus Climate unit, has grown and become a unique resource for prevention, response, and healing far beyond the campus community. This year, diversity officers, LGBTQ+ directors, counselors, students, and others from 11 states and dozens of schools and organizations came together at […]

  3. UW-Parkside uses GIS mapping to help area elementary students walk to school safely

    Photo of a UW-Parkside GIS mapping course

    Walking to school safely can be a concern, especially in busy cities. UW-Parkside students in Dr. John Ward’s Geographic Information Systems course are using GIS mapping to develop  a safe walking route – known as a “Walking School Bus” – for Kenosha children and their adult volunteers (who escort the kids to and from school). […]

  4. UW-River Falls’ Rodli Hall now home to academic success services

    Photo of the remodeled Rodli Hall at UW-River Falls

    UW-River Falls is bringing essential student services together under one roof with the grand re-opening of David Rodli Hall. Originally built in the 1960s for student dining, the recently modernized Rodli Hall is now home to departments vital to academic success, including Financial Aid, Career Services, a Writing Center, and even a coffee shop. The […]

  5. UW-Stout helping to address statewide shortage of special education teachers

    Photo of Nick Grunseth, , an Eau Claire TV meteorologist who switched careers to work with special needs teens at Chippewa Falls Senior High School.

    UW-Stout is helping to address a statewide shortage of special education teachers. An alternative certification program has trained a dozen new teachers to date. One of those new teachers is Nick Grunseth, an Eau Claire TV meteorologist who switched careers to work with special needs teens at Chippewa Falls Senior High School.

  6. UW-Madison expands South Madison Partnership

    Photo of the UW-Madison South Madison Partnership (UWSMP), located at The Village on Park. UWSMP is an important resource for encouraging mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the South Madison community.

    UW-Madison’s South Madison Partnership will soon have four times the space to support its growth as a community resource. Currently, more than 1,000 people each month take part in the Partnership’s diverse programming, from educational courses to health and legal services. A new Odyssey Family Learning Center will serve whole families, empowering them to transform […]

  7. UW-Platteville to once again host Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference

    Photo taken at one of UW-Platteville's Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conferences

    UW-Platteville will once again host the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference, to be held in February 2020. The conference, which has attracted as many as 1,000 attendees from across the Midwest, will offer students, faculty, staff, teachers, community members, and others an opportunity to support and celebrate their own unique identities and those of others. This […]

  8. UW-Whitewater launches new program for students with disabilities

    Photo of a UW-Whitewater student fair offering services to students with disabilities

    UW-Whitewater continues to be a national leader in providing exceptional services to students with disabilities. More than 1,000 students identify as having a disability at UW-Whitewater. This past semester, the campus launched the LIFE program – or “Learning Is for Everyone” – which provides young adults who have an intellectual disability with a complete college […]

  9. UW-Superior student-athletes give back to the community

    Photo of a UW-Superior student-athlete holding up children's clothes for the university's Giving Tree

    Student-athletes had an opportunity to give back during the UW-Superior Athletic Department’s recent fourth-annual Week of Giving. In December, Yellowjackets did everything from wrapping gifts for the university’s Giving Tree, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, collecting items for a local food pantry, to hosting a free community holiday party with activities and games for […]

  10. Noel Compass Scholar Program at UW-Stevens Point supports learning, job experience for students of color

    Photo of Compass Award - UWSP group photo

    An innovative and inspirational scholarship program at UW-Stevens Point has opened doors to higher education for promising students of color at underserved Milwaukee high schools. For the last 23 years, the Noel Compass Scholar Program has been transforming lives and creating a strong support system for these students that lasts long after they graduate, thanks […]