1. Two UW-Superior students help Superior identify its retail future

    Photo of UW-Superior undergraduate student researchers Obiageli Ekwunwa (left) and Opeyemi Omiwale

    For UW-Superior students Opeyemi Omiwale and Obiageli Ekwunwa, getting involved in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program turned into a project that not only benefited them, but also the City of Superior. Both seniors from Nigeria, the two brought fresh perspectives to help revitalize the area’s retail industry. Read the full story about Opeyemi Omiwale […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds help bring World War II history to life

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire history professor Dr. James Oberly and student researchers who traveled to Budapest to help bring to life the World War II diaries of Dr. Maria Madi.

    UW-Eau Claire history professor Dr. James Oberly and student researchers traveled to Budapest to help bring to life the World War II diaries of Dr. Maria Madi, who saved a young Jewish boy from persecution in Hungary. The Blugolds are creating a website and interactive storytelling tools to make the diaries — which are housed […]

  3. UW-Oshkosh senior honored to welcome social justice activist Angela Davis to campus

    Photo of prominent national speaker Angela Davis and UW-Oshkosh senior Brianna Langs

    Through the hard work and initiative of UW-Oshkosh senior Brianna Langs, the campus welcomed a prominent national speaker in March to kick off Women’s History Month. Long-time social justice activist Angela Davis used her keynote to inspire a packed crowd of more than 700 in Reeve Union. Davis spoke about justice for women of color […]

  4. UW-Whitewater students participate in Hired Before Graduation social media campaign

    At UW-Whitewater, a record number of students participated in the Hired Before Graduation social media campaign. Students who landed a job or earned admission to graduate school before midyear commencement were invited to have their photos taken and posted to social media in what has become a highly anticipated and celebrated tradition at the university. More than 300 […]

  5. UW-Green Bay graduate created side businesses to fund college education

    Photo of Skyla Aissen, UW-Green Bay graduate

    UW-Green Bay Business Administration major Skyla Aissen graduated in December debt free by creating two side businesses as part of her family’s Christmas Tree Farm. This student entrepreneur paid her way through college by working hard and heeding her grandmother’s advice to make each hour in a day count. She hopes her story can inspire others.

  6. UW-Parkside celebrates record number of graduates

    Photo of UW-Parkside graduates gathering for a photo op at the university's December 2018 midyear commencement ceremony.

    UW-Parkside continued its 50-year celebration with a record-setting number of graduates at winter commencement in December. Foxconn executive Dr. Alan Yeung delivered the keynote address, Chancellor’s Award recipient Brenna Eaves encouraged nearly 400 of her fellow classmates to celebrate their accomplishments, and Regent Michael Grebe commended graduates on behalf of the entire UW System. Read about some […]

  7. Farming of the future: UW-Platteville researchers explore sustainability and improved production

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – How do agriculture producers meet the world’s increasing demands for food, fiber and fuel using the same amount of agricultural land? To help answer this question, a team of University of Wisconsin-Platteville researchers – in collaboration with both local and global partners – have been exploring best practices for sustainable agriculture for the past several […]

  8. New internship program aims to keep UW grads in western Wisconsin

    Photo of UWIN brochure, a collaboration between Momentum West, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.

     Three University of Wisconsin System institutions in western Wisconsin are joining with a regional economic development organization to create a new internship program designed to keep graduates in the area after college. UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and Momentum West have created the University of Wisconsin Internship Network (UWIN), a shared initiative aimed at encouraging more […]

  9. UW-Extension Ideadvance program earns Global Good Practice Award

    Photo of Idella Yamben, business development consultant for the Center for Technology Commercialization. Her responsibilities include curriculum development and training for CTC’s Lean Startup seed funding programs, Ideadvance and SBIR Advance. Idella also directs new program development and outreach activities.

    Ideadvance earned a Global Good Practice Award from the University-Industry Innovation Network at its annual competition, held in London. Ideadvance supports entrepreneurship on UW campuses and is a partnership between UW-Extension, UW System, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.