1. UW-Green Bay graduate uses his Business Administration degree to bolster the business side of video games

    Photo of Ben Kvalo smiling for cameras at the 2019 Netflix movie premiere of “Velvet Buzzsaw”

    The letterboard sign on UW-Green Bay alum Ben Kvalo’s desk asks a tongue-in-cheek question: “Wait, Netflix has games?” And the answer is: It sure does! That is partially because of Kvalo, who worked tirelessly to grow the Netflix gaming division from the ground up into a global platform, much like the streaming service did for […]

  2. Green Bay Estuary digital archives collection launch

    Photo in new Green Bay Estuary digital archives

    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a long history of significant water-related research and education programs related to the Green Bay Estuary. Since its beginning, the University has been environmentally focused, with faculty and students creating a long history of water-related research. Now, UW-Green Bay is the state lead for the designation of a Green Bay […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire language classes return to Eau Claire elementary school

    Photo of Halle Nicolet and Marli Felicijan, both senior Spanish education majors, shown here leading a class of young students through a lesson about spending a day in Valencia, Spain. At the end of the seven classes, the elementary school students presented the topic in Spanish to visiting parents.

    the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, we know that nothing prepares future teachers better than immersive opportunities for firsthand experience in local K-12 schools — inimitable practice for their own future classrooms. This past spring semester, the languages department at UW-Eau Claire hosted after-school language classes at Lakeshore Elementary School in Eau Claire, a community outreach […]

  4. UWM Freshwater Sciences grad student makes a splash in the world of aquatic education

    Photo of Pierce VanValkenburg as Mermaid Echo interacting with children attending an educational performance at Discovery World. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Pierce VanValkenburg grew up on the St. Croix River, which flows along the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota and down into the Mississippi. Since a young age, VanValkenburg’s life has been centered around water. Springs and summers were full of boating with family, swimming and watching sunfish the way other kids watched TV. “We spent […]

  5. UW-Stevens Point receives gift to create a $1 million endowed professorship in music

    Photo of UWSP cellists. A new gift to the College of Fine Arts and Communication will fund a $1 million endowed professorship in cello and music education advocacy within the Department of Music.

    An additional gift from the Copernicus Cultural Foundation of Stevens Point, Wis., will fund the first $1 million endowed professorship in the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The gift, from the foundation founded by notable Stevens Point businessman Edmund Bukolt, will fund an endowed professorship in the Department […]

  6. Historical growth: Added works propel the steamboat story at UW-La Crosse

    Photo of UWL’s extensive steamboat photo collection, which grew even more over the past two years with additions from three major collections.

    Steamboat photos and memorabilia continue to flow into the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The university’s Murphy Library Special Collections/Area Research Center holds one of the nation’s largest image collections related to historic steamboats and inland river scenes. There are roughly 40,000 images on site, nearly 30,000 of which can be viewed online. Books, periodicals, ephemera and […]

  7. Recent UWM grad focuses on telling stories with images

    Photo of recent UWM grad Jovanny Caballero Hernandez who is featured in a documentary series about local creatives called “Creating Milwaukee.” (Image courtesy of Nō Studios)

    Jovanny Caballero Hernandez found his passion for photography in high school. One of his teachers was impressed with the work he did on a project focused on his south side Milwaukee neighborhood and encouraged him to take photography courses. “That’s when I decided photography and art were what I wanted to do, and what I […]

  8. UW-Stevens Point students, professor research local Native American tribal history

    Photo of Dylan Potter's interest in history led him to working with Professor Rob Harper, researching local Native American tribal history and culture.

    When 2023 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point English graduate Dylan Potter, Crandon, began his independent research with History Professor Rob Harper, he had no expectation where the work would take him – just a curiosity of how the Native American indigenous people made a life and left a mark around the Stevens Point area. Two years […]

  9. Putting her spin on it: UW-Stout graphic design major’s Vertigo project brings national attention

    Photo of Amanda Piotrowski, a senior in UW-Stout’s graphic design and interactive media program, who has had her Vertigo typeface recognized by several national websites. / Contributed photo

    Amanda Piotrowski hoped to make a splash when she created her “uniquely expressive, situationally very trippy and overall exciting and energizing” typeface called Vertigo. The alphabet of swirling, colorful capital letters by the UW-Stout senior, who is majoring in graphic design and interactive media, did just that. Piotrowski, from Pittsville in central Wisconsin, created a bigger splash […]

  10. Athletic mindset propelled UW-Stevens Point vocal performance major

    Photo of Chandler Benn singing lead in The Old Maid and the Thief, an American opera performed at UW-Stevens Point this spring. The vocal performance major graduated in May, as did soprano Natalie Romanick.

    What do football and Figaro have in common? At UW-Stevens Point, the answer is Chandler Benn. Music has been important in his life. His mom, Becky, sings, and his dad, Tim, has played in bands. Both were strong influences on Chandler, who grew up in Amherst Junction, Wis. He began piano lessons at age 3 […]