Collaboration comes in many forms. Read about some of the exciting initiatives and partnerships between the UW System and local communities, schools, businesses, government, and more.
March 8, 2019
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 […]
February 20, 2019
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 […]
February 11, 2019
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 […]
December 21, 2018
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 […]
December 14, 2018
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 […]
December 13, 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 […]
December 4, 2018
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.
October 26, 2018
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.
October 17, 2018
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 […]
October 2, 2018
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