1. UW-Stevens Point certified as Bee Campus USA

    Photo of bee sitting on flower

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is taking part in a nationwide program to improve environments and awareness of threatened bee and pollinator species. Certified as a Bee Campus USA, UW-Stevens Point joins other cities and campuses across the country in providing pollinating insects and birds with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants […]

  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. Teaching from afar: UW-La Crosse finds creative ways to engage students remotely

    Photo of Colin Belby, associate professor of Geography, taking students on a virtual field trip to Bohemian Valley near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Belby uses a GoPro to record labs for his Earth Surface Processes and Landforms class.

    Masks made from paper bags. Outreach to local nonprofits. Remote connections to cutting-edge software. This is how some UW-La Crosse faculty are engaging their students in remote or online formats in the age of COVID-19. “Teaching online takes months of planning and preparation, and we had to make the change in just a couple weeks,” […]

  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-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic and community makers working together to produce face shields for local hospitals

    Photo of Dr. Doug Dunham, a professor of materials science and engineering and director of UW-Eau Claire’s Materials Science and Engineering Center

    When medical workers everywhere — including the Chippewa Valley — began pleading for more personal protective equipment as they battle COVID-19, Dr. Doug Dunham knew UW-Eau Claire’s Materials Science and Engineering Center could help meet the needs of the local medical community. “We have 3D printers and we have people with expertise,” says Dunham, a […]

  7. See the UW-Green Bay Lawton Gallery ‘Knees Deep’ exhibition through photos

    Photo of Knees Deep exhibit at UW-Green Bay

    The Jefreid Lotti exhibit at UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery had to be suspended because of the COVID-19 response. But thanks to Curator Emma Hitzman, the public can still view Lotti’s work. More

  8. On, Wisconsin at home: UW-Madison shares ways to enjoy art and music while social distancing

    Photo of Chazen Museum of Art, UW-Madison

    While we’re all practicing social distancing, online resources from the University of Wisconsin–Madison can make you feel a little closer to campus. Follow #onwisconsinathome on Twitter and Instagram for more ideas about how we can social distance together even when apart. The Chazen Museum of Art The Badger Band marches on — virtually Helen Louise […]

  9. UW-Platteville student creates a community-wide mutual aid and care network

    Photo of University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Kayla Golden

    When classes are in session, University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Kayla Golden usually finds herself busy, whether it’s with her electrical engineering coursework or conducting research on the latest transistor technology. So, when the university made the recent decision to extend spring break for a week, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Golden found herself with […]

  10. UW-La Crosse alumnus works on cracking the coronavirus code

    Photo of Peter Thielen, front, working with Tom Mehoke on immediate sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the virus that causes COVID-19, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital molecular diagnostics laboratory. Johns Hopkins APL / Ed Whitman

    As world awaits vaccine, UWL alumnus works to sequence virus’ genome. A UW-La Crosse alumnus is on the front lines of an effort to understand — and ultimately defeat — the virus that causes COVID-19. Peter Thielen, 2005, is a molecular biologist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. As millions […]