1. UW-Platteville student combines passions for history, costume design for unique research

    Photo of Emma Larson (pictured right) working with Senior Lecturer Sarah Strange.

    In a collaboration between the theatre program and history department, one University of Wisconsin-Platteville student recently had the opportunity to recreate a historical garment by researching 19th century American fashion using primary and secondary written sources, as well as the artifact collection at The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum. Last semester, Emma Larsen interned for Pioneer Players with […]

  2. Watershed Game Makes Water Science Fun for Students and Educators

    Photo of Wisconsin educators learning how to play and teach the Watershed Game.

    On a bitterly cold morning in January, teachers and educators from around northeast Wisconsin gathered at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve to learn how to play and teach the Sea Grant Watershed Game. The interactive board game helps students and local leaders understand the connection between land use and water quality. Through a series of active, hands-on simulations, participants learn […]

  3. Regionally recognized: Documentary about artist, alum Truman Lowe wins regional Emmy

    Photo of regional Emmy awarded to film about Truman Lowe

    A documentary covering the art and life of Truman Lowe, Ho-Chunk artist and UWL alum, ‘69, has been awarded a regional Emmy.  “Exploring the Artistic Process of Truman Lowe: A Journey Through Native American Art & Education” by Discover Wisconsin premiered on April 19. The documentary features Lowe’s artistic achievements and teaching legacy and includes […]

  4. UW-Stout interior design students help reimagine local teen group home, with safety and comfort in mind

    Photo of a mood board for the Positive Alternatives' remodel design by Sidney Franz, Jaid Havey, Riley Henk and Meghan Miller.

    Positive Alternatives to begin remodeling next spring, fundraiser Feb. 29 n just a few short months, with fresh coats of paint, a few walls removed to open communal spaces, and with safety and comfort in mind, a local nonprofit will unveil a new look with a more inviting, homier feel. The remodel has been three […]

  5. UW-Milwaukee second chance program helps students finish what they started

    Photo of Scott Sutton who dropped out of UWM twice. But he finally found his career path in the field of mental health, so he recently returned to pursue a degree in psychology. “It’s been a great fit, and I love it,” he said. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Kayla Miller had just a little under 30 credits left to go to complete her degree in psychology when she left UW-Milwaukee (UWM) in the fall semester of 2022. Her father had died unexpectedly, and she was a single parent raising two children. She thought about returning to school in the spring 2023 semester, but […]

  6. UW-Parkside displays high school students’ art

    Photo of best painting, awarded by the judges to Grecia Tenorio from Bradford High School. “Being an award winner made me feel really special and appreciated and, like, my hard work was worth it,” Ms. Tenorio said.

    Since 2016, The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has hosted “the Art Party.” Each year, high school art students from Southeast Wisconsin are invited to exhibit the best of their work at the university. UW-Parkside was thrilled to welcome over 70 student participants and hang more than 80 works of art in the Emile Mathis Gallery. This […]

  7. UWM alum and sister make it to finals of ‘LEGO Masters’

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee alum Paul Wellington and his sister, Nealita Nelson, who competed on this season’s “LEGO Masters” competition show. (Tom Griscom photo courtesy of Fox)

    UWM alum Paul Wellington and his sister, Nealita Nelson, made it to the finale of the fourth season of “LEGO Masters,” ending up third overall. The final episode aired Thursday on Fox. Wellington, who was featured in a November UWM Report story, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from UWM’s School of Architecture and […]

  8. UW-Eau Claire’s Chinese program receives national award

    Photo of Dr. Kaishan Kong, right, an associate professor of languages, who says UW-Eau Claire's Chinese program values intercultural learning. The program received the Global Engagement Initiative Award at the 2023 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention Nov. 17 in Chicago, Illinois. (UW-Eau Claire)

    The Chinese program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has received a national award from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. UW-Eau Claire received the Global Engagement Initiative Award at the 2023 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention Nov. 17 in Chicago, Illinois. Orlando Kelm, chair of the Global […]

  9. Finding his place: UW-River Falls student praises campus atmosphere for helping him find success

    Photo of UW-River Falls student Blake Zak performing at the Scholarship Recognition Event and Donor Social Oct 8, 2023. The event, organized by University Advancement, occurs annually and is designed to bring together scholarship donors and scholarship recipients

    Blake Zak never intended to go to college, never intended to make his way to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. After graduating from high school in Hastings, Minn., Zak, a musician, was content to play music on weekends at bars and restaurants while working and leading worship services at his hometown Lutheran church. “I didn’t […]

  10. Cracking the da Vinci chronology: Bringing order to the works of a Renaissance genius

    Leonardo da Vinci may have been a genius, but he was also a hot mess — at least in terms of organizing his works. When he died in 1519, the Renaissance master left behind 7,000 pages of undated drawings, scientific observations and personal journals, more or less jumbled up in a box. So, when his […]