1. UW-River Falls earns NCAA/MOAA Diversity Award

    Photo of UW-River Falls Diversity Retreat

    In January 2019,UW-River Falls Athletics was honored with the 2019 Award for Diversity and Inclusion, co-sponsored by the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA). The department offers comprehensive, forward-thinking initiatives that enhance culture and student success not only in athletics but across the entire campus. UW-River Falls is the only Division 3 university to receive the […]

  2. Heartwarming turnout at UW-Superior’s William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center dedication

    Photo of the naming and dedication ceremony for UW-Superior's William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center held Nov. 28 in the recently refurbished space in Old Main, formerly known as the Multicultural Center.

    The naming and dedication ceremony for the William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center was held Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the recently refurbished space in Old Main, formerly known as the Multicultural Center. The room was packed with standing room only as current and former students, staff, faculty and community members gathered to honor the beloved […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire research aims to improve police officers’ health, quality of life

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire researchers and Eau Claire police officers after research presentation

    The Eau Claire Police Department is making a significant change to how officers carry their equipment after a UW-Eau Claire research team determined that load-bearing vests are a safe and healthier alternative to the traditional duty belt.Officers who carry most of their equipment — which often weighs close to 30 pounds — on vests rather […]

  4. New internship program aims to keep UW grads in western Wisconsin

    Photo of UWIN brochure, a collaboration between Momentum West, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.

     Three University of Wisconsin System institutions in western Wisconsin are joining with a regional economic development organization to create a new internship program designed to keep graduates in the area after college. UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and Momentum West have created the University of Wisconsin Internship Network (UWIN), a shared initiative aimed at encouraging more […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. UW-Superior hosts dedication ceremony for Medicine Wheel

    Photo of UW-Superiors new Medicine Wheel, dedicated fall 2018

    The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) held a dedication ceremony on Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, Oct. 8, for the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area. The Medicine Wheel is located in the UWS courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union and is the first of its kind at any four-year […]

  7. UW-Green Bay inspires fifth graders during Phuture Phoenix Field Trip days

    Photo of fifth-grade students participating in 2018 Phuture Phoenix Field Trip Days

    The UW-Green Bay community is inspiring 1,700 fifth-graders from 29 schools to begin dreaming about college. In October, more than 250 college students served as tour guides and role models for the annual Phuture Phoenix Field Trip days.

  8. UW-Extension Ideadvance program earns Global Good Practice Award

    Photo of Idella Yamben, business development consultant for the Center for Technology Commercialization. Her responsibilities include curriculum development and training for CTC’s Lean Startup seed funding programs, Ideadvance and SBIR Advance. Idella also directs new program development and outreach activities.

    Ideadvance earned a Global Good Practice Award from the University-Industry Innovation Network at its annual competition, held in London. Ideadvance supports entrepreneurship on UW campuses and is a partnership between UW-Extension, UW System, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

  9. UW-Madison offers today’s middle school students chance to study yesterday’s people of Aztalan

    Photo of recent UW-Madison alumna Sarah Taylor, squatting at center, and Aleesha Kozar, standing at center, demonstrating a method for accurately measuring square grids of land as groups of sixth graders visiting from Fort Atkinson Middle School tour one of four educational stations temporarily set up at Aztalan State Park, a prehistoric Native American site located near Lake Mills, Wis., during spring on May 24, 2018. Funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Project Grant, the public outreach program is led by UW-Madison Anthropology Professor Sissel Schroeder, who has previously conducted several undergraduate archeological fields schools and research projects at the site. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

    Middle school students visited an archaeological site at Aztalan State Park in southeast Wisconsin to learn how people lived 1,000 years ago. Children’s interest in archaeology was piqued at various stations, where they saw artifacts and discussed the process of excavation and radiocarbon dating. Funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Project Grant, the public outreach program is led by UW-Madison […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire, Jamf offer coding camp to students in grades 6-12

    Photo of attendees at 2018 Blugold Coding Day Camp

    UW-Eau Claire and local software company Jamf partnered in July to offer the Blugold Beginnings Coding Day Camp. The week-long camp taught youth in grades 6-12 to build websites, games, and applications. More