1. UW-Parkside professor and students help showcase local businesses

    Screenshot of The Root Magazine, created by UW-Parkside Professor Kristen Bartel and her digital photography students in support of local businesses

    UW-Parkside students in Professor Kristen Bartel’s digital photography class recently partnered with downtown Racine businesses to create The Root Magazine. In the new publication, which is named after the city’s historic river, UW-Parkside photography students use their creativity to help showcase the unique aspects of local businesses. The nonprofit initiative Visioning a Greater Racine invested […]

  2. Performing the Wisconsin Idea at UW-Madison’s new Hamel Music Center

    Photo of UW-Madison's new Hamel Music Center

    UW-Madison’s new Hamel Music Center opened in late October with a free concert. Built entirely with private funds, this state-of-the-art music facility will add excitement to Madison’s cultural scene and be a boon for the school’s music students. The center offers a sparkling performance venue for students, faculty, and visiting artists with astounding acoustics – […]

  3. UW-La Crosse alumnus and artist builds community from clay

    UW-La Crosse alumnus, artist builds community from clay

    Clay Stomps started as a way for UW-La Crosse alumnus Joel Pfeiffer to get clay for his art — gathering people to mix powdered clay and water with their feet. More than 100 clay stomps later, this Wisconsin art teacher is building community worldwide. Now that’s some fancy footwork! The influential family tradition continues with […]

  4. UW-Oshkosh students share creative, scientific projects

    Photo from UW-Oshkosh's 26th annual Celebration of Scholarship held April 2019

    Student researchers at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh shared their artistic creations, content analyzes, scientific and social experiments, simulations and syntheses at the 26th-annual Celebration of Scholarship in April. The event, which included oral and poster presentations, art exhibits and performances, was held at Reeve Memorial Union, and was followed by the Provost’s Awards Reception. […]

  5. UW-Whitewater alumna creates HeadStrong Art

    Photo of Anastasia Wilson, UW-Whitewater alumna

    Powered by her own determination, and with the help of caring faculty and staff at UW-Whitewater, Anastasia Wilson — who was born with cerebral palsy and dyslexia — is living her dream and inspiring the next generation. She embodies what it means to be a Warhawk — pursue your passions, overcome obstacles, aspire for excellence. […]

  6. UW-Stout, Mabel Tainter create new Red Cedar Film Festival

    Photo of UW-Stout students in a summer cinema course.

    UW-Stout has collaborated with the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts to create the Red Cedar Film Festival in Menomonie, which will debut in July. The downtown festival venues will include UW-Stout’s historic Harvey Hall Theatre and involve university students majoring in entertainment design and video production. Organizers hope the festival gives an economic boost to the […]

  7. Vocal jazz bringing UW-Stevens Point students, campuses together

    Photo of Faith Hatch, who has been traveling to UW-Stevens Point at Wausau to be a part of the Jazz Central Voices group.

    Faith Hatch and Andrea Tillou are singing the praises of the 2018 UW System restructuring plan. These UW-Stevens Point fine arts majors are already taking advantage of new course offerings at its new Wausau branch campus. Hatch and Tillou are among six UW-Stevens Point students who have been traveling regularly to the Wausau campus this […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee helps traumatized veterans, with assistance from Shakespeare

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee's Feast of Crispian, a program to help veterans. UWM educates more military veterans than any other four-year college in Wisconsin.

    Charlie Walton has been searching for the words since the moment he touched down in Vietnam as an 18-year-old Marine. After a trans-Pacific flight filled with gung-ho songs from boot camp, a Viet Cong sniper welcomed Walton and his fellow recruits by picking off a lieutenant as he deplaned. On his first patrol, Walton was […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire: Pablo Center at the Confluence has opened in downtown Eau Claire

    Photo of Pablo Center at the Confluence

    The new Pablo Center at the Confluence, a modern arts venue that will support both community arts organizations and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, opened Sept. 22 in downtown Eau Claire. The $60 million, 130,000-square-foot Pablo Center includes multiple venues to accommodate a variety of audience sizes and performance types, gallery spaces to display hanging […]

  10. UW-Fond du Lac Living Laboratory partnership with local children’s museum provides unique opportunities for students

    Photo of Clara Wojkiewicz (left) participating in an activity at the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac while UW-Fond du Lac student Grace Hudson monitors her progress.

    Eyes sparkle and small hands clap in delight after moving the ball across a board to successfully make a series of lights turn on. There is pride in comprehension and completion for this young child as she learns through play at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac. Her learning is both personal and broadly significant: […]