1. UWM soccer star fulfills dream with pro contract in Italy

    Photo of Elaina LaMacchia (in red) making a save during a UWM match. LaMacchia led the nation in goals-against average in 2021. (Milwaukee Athletics photo)

    One of the best women’s soccer players in UWM history continued her career in one of history’s great soccer nations. Elaina LaMacchia signed a professional contract with Pink Bari CF, […]

  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-Platteville’s Nollen part of U.S. soil judging team taking first place at world contest

    Photo of UW-Platteville senior Isaac Nollen (pictured fourth from left), who was on the four-person American soil judging team that took first place at last month’s International Soil Judging Competition in Scotland.

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Isaac Nollen was on the four-person American soil judging team that took first place at last month’s International Soil Judging Competition, hosted by the 20th World […]

  4. Magic man: Renowned hypnotist Chris Jones got his start at UW-La Crosse

    Photo of Chris Jones, '08, a world-renowned hypnotist and comedian who had his big break hypnotizing Howie Mandel during a 2015 episode of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Jones got his start performing card and magic tricks at UW-La Crosse.

    Chris Jones remembers one of his first times performing in front of an audience. It was the mid-2000s, and he was representing the now-defunct Baird Hall in the Mr. UW-La […]

  5. ‘Once-in-a-lifetime experience’: UWO students spend summer digging into Iron Age history in Slovenia

    Photo of UW Oshkosh students at a dig site in Slovenia

    When students return to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh this fall, many will have stories to tell about exciting summer adventures. Only a few, however, will be able to say […]

  6. UW-Stout professors, students are wading in to lead water testing projects

    Photo of UW-Stout Assistant Professor Nicole Hayes, left, guiding three high school students as they conduct tests on Gilbert Creek west of Menomonie. / UW-Stout

    State grants support efforts to improve water quality, help train university and high school students Gilbert Creek in Dunn County slips through marshland and oak savanna between chest-high grasses and […]

  7. Blugold alumnus stars in top summer Prime series

    Photo of Alfredo Narciso, who was all smiles at the June premiere of Amazon Prime’s top-streamed summer series.

    In early June, the New York Times published its list of the top streaming series for the summer, and among the titles was an Amazon Prime original series featuring a […]

  8. High schoolers explore research and careers at Freshwater Camp at UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater

    Photo of high school students in a weeklong Freshwater Camp jointly presented by UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater.

    As the school year cooled down, Freshwater Camp at UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater was heating up. High school juniors and seniors from Wisconsin and northern Illinois took part in a week-long […]

  9. From dishwasher to ‘Iron Chef’

    Photo of Yia Vang, '10, owner of Union Hmong Kitchen in Minneapolis, who has established himself as one of the most celebrated chefs in he Midwest. In June, he was featured in Netflix's reboot of "Iron Chef." PHOTO CREDIT: Lauren Cutshall

    Known for Hmong cuisine, Yia Vang is a rising restaurateur Yia Vang used to wash dishes and count the days until he would never again have to work in a […]

  10. Wisconsin high school teams face off in business model pitch contest at UW Oshkosh

    Photo of a Wisconsin high school team facing off in business model pitch contest at UW Oshkosh

    A student team from Kimberly High School impressed judges with their innovative clothing idea, winning the 2022 Wisconsin High School Business Model Competition held May 21 at the University of […]