1. UW-Platteville instructor finds innovative way to deliver criminal justice course during COVID-19 crisis

    Photo of a dock being used as a virtual teaching crime scene for UW-Platteville forensics students

    During the COVID-19 crisis, University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty and staff have risen to the challenge by adapting and designing novel ways of realigning course delivery to ensure students continue to receive an outstanding, rigorous education, including hands-on learning experiences. One instructor who developed an innovative way is Dan Román, lecturer of forensic investigation at UW-Platteville, who modified […]

  2. UW-Stout online labs in computer networking keep students on track

    Photo of UW-Stout junior Joshua Ferkans

    University of Wisconsin-Stout junior Joshua Ferkans misses seeing his professors and fellow students while studying computer networking and information technology this semester. UW-Stout is using alternative learning methods because of the COVID-19 virus. However, his CNIT laboratory class moving to an alternative learning method went smoother than the Roberts resident expected and had some added benefits to […]

  3. UW-Parkside offers DIY scene painting kits for final projects

    Photo of paints used for UW-Parkside scene painting class

    UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Associate Professor Jody Sekas has adapted his scene painting class not just by channeling his inner Bob Ross and showing the students the joy of painting through online videos, but also by going above and beyond by sending them what they need to finish the class. Sixteen students are currently enrolled in […]

  4. UW Oshkosh art students, faculty show ability to adapt in unusual spring semester

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    Leslie Walfish is witnessing it now, how those in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh art department are making the best of the circumstances brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. As director of the Allen Priebe Gallery and an art instructor, her spring semester was upended when classes moved off campus last month. In a way, […]

  5. Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay turns it into overdrive

    Photo of UW-Green Bay's Tara Carr, Director of the Small Business Development Center and Associate Lecturer

    When local small businesses and entrepreneurs needed help navigating the pandemic, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of UW-Green Bay answered the call—literally—serving remotely, 591 distinct businesses with disaster consultation since March 15… the most of any state center (Madison was second with 163 businesses served). Wisconsin SBDCs have been the “go to” for the […]

  6. UW-Oshkosh is buzzing about student entrepreneurial venture

    Photo of UW-Oshkosh student team helping to promote an entrepreneurial venture

    A team of UW-Oshkosh students is preparing to test a product called Bee Shield™, designed to improve survival of honeybee colonies in cold-weather climates. This collaborative initiative between the UW-Oshkosh and WiSys matches student entrepreneurs and inventors with the ultimate goal of taking a product to market. Watch “Hive Central” video

  7. UW-Milwaukee Lubar Entrepreneurship Center opens its doors

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    UW-Milwaukee’s newly opened Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is making entrepreneurship an even more integral part of the UWM experience for students, faculty, and staff. The center is bringing together numerous programs across all disciplines to nurture ideas and build confidence. The result? Supporting entrepreneurs and change-makers that thrive on innovation

  8. UW-Eau Claire student ingenuity at work: Clearwater Labs consulting

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire students who have launched Clearwater Labs, a 100% student-run software consulting company in downtown Eau Claire

    UW-Eau Claire students have launched Clearwater Labs, a 100% student-run software consulting company in downtown Eau Claire that’s on track to become self-funded and self-sustaining. The students work as a team providing technology solutions to area businesses. One project, an energy dashboard, advanced to the third round of the Smart Cities–Smart Futures competition, earning a […]

  9. UW-Platteville construction projects to benefit student learning

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    At UW-Platteville, innovation and workforce development is at the forefront of two upcoming building projects to begin next year. Faculty and staff input have been instrumental in designing collaborative learning areas, a green roof, and other hands-on experiences that will make science building Boebel Hall and new engineering building Sesquicentennial Hall living, learning classrooms.

  10. UW-River Falls to begin dual credit program with River Falls High School

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    This fall, high school students in River Falls can earn college credit before ever stepping onto the UW-River Falls campus. A groundbreaking dual credit agreement with the River Falls School District offers students the chance to take approved UW courses. The program is designed to be an affordable investment for students interested in banking college […]