1. ‘A novel idea’: UW-La Crosse alum starts mobile library serving Viroqua

    Photo of Mary Mulvaney-Kemp (left) in front of RedLou Library, a mobile library she created to serve Viroqua-area residents. Mulvaney-Kemp, ’82, hopes the library will create more equal access to reading materials in the community.

    Having spent her career in schools and libraries, Mary Mulvaney-Kemp has seen books transform lives. But what happens when someone can’t make it to the library? Apparently, you bring the […]

  2. UW-Platteville engineering alumnus turns imagination into reality with custom playgrounds

    Photo of a creative musical playground, Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado, which UW-Platteville alumnus Tommy Jacobs helped design.

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Tommy Jacobs spends his days bringing people’s imagination to life. As a custom lead design engineer at Landscape Structures, in Delano, Minnesota, it’s his job to take […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire gardening program helps community members build speech and language skills

    Photo of graduate student Sarah Gifford working in an Eau Claire community garden with children who are part of the CSD’s Kids Communicate Garden Group. While they grow and tend to the garden, the preschoolers are working on a variety of communication skills in a more natural setting. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    After COVID-19 shut down the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s in-person speech clinic a couple years ago, communication sciences and disorders faculty were eager to find a safe way to meet […]

  4. Building skills and stories: UW-La Crosse digital storytelling project amplifies diverse voices

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Professor of Educational Studies Heather Linville helping local middle school student Julia Bacalso on her digital storytelling project. Through the "We live in La Crosse: Stories of belonging" project, Linville hopes to amplify diverse voices in the La Crosse community.

    An award-winning logroller who started at 6 years old. A school district employee supporting coffee bean farmers in his native Guatemala. These are the types of stories featured in “We […]

  5. Recent UW-Platteville grads set to make an impact in growing field of plant breeding and biotechnology

    Photo of Garrett Larsen, who worked in UW-Platteville's plant-microbe symbioses laboratory for four years.

    Garrett Larsen had a passion for plant biotechnology even before he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Thanks to the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program through BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute and […]

  6. I want that mattress! UW-Parkside professor mentoring former student’s start-up business

    Photo of UW-Parkside Professor Abey Kuruvilla and MBA operations class

    Picture this: You spend a few days away from home at an Airbnb, hotel or Vrbo. After a couple of restful nights, you realize how much you like … the […]

  7. An ‘over the counter’ hearing aid may put treatment within reach

    Photo of Yi Hu holding a prototype of the hearing device he developed for the over-the-counter hearing device market. The FDA is expected to issue guidelines for approval of OTC devices soon. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Yi Hu was always close with his grandfather, who lived in a poor, coal-mining region of China. Around 2005, his grandfather began to complain about hearing difficulty. “We knew that […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee walkway installation spotlights the problem of electronic and construction waste

    Photo of “Circuit Boardwalk” featuring 200 square feet of tiles made primarily of discarded circuit boards and concrete composed almost entirely of recycled materials. (Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Stern)

    Unusual walkway tiles created at UW-Milwaukee using 95% recycled materials now form an inspiring path in front of the engineering building at a New York university: a pedestrian stroll that […]

  9. A sound creator: Justin Schmitz is a fast-rising star in theatrical hotbed of D.C.

    Photo of Justin Schmitz, ’11, is the recipient of the 2020 Rada Distinguished Alumni Award. Schmitz has established himself as a leading innovator in theatrical sound design, particularly when it comes to deaf theater.

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of five articles introducing recipients of the UW-La Crosse Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards. See all 2022 award recipients. He’s impressive […]

  10. Blue Devil gymnasts’ flip-for-Ukraine challenge lands national attention

    Photo of members of UW-Stout’s gymnastics team promoting their #stuckflipforabuck fundraiser for the people of Ukraine. The challenge started at UW-Stout and has spread nationally. / Kailyn Westbrook

    #stuckflipforabuck created by coach catches on with university teams, clubs across the U.S. Competitive gymnasts in the U.S. are flipping — literally — for a fundraising challenge started by University […]