1. UW-La Crosse campus toy drive for Afghan children a success

    Photo of Lisa Klein, UW-La Crosse Community Engagement Coordinator, loading toys collected for Afghan children at Fort McCoy. The two-week, campus-wide effort netted around 400 toys.

    Children of Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy will have new toys to play with thanks to a UW-La Crosse toy drive. The campus-wide effort over a two-week period involved students, […]

  2. UW-Stout animation students help make a ‘Star Wars’ wish come true

    Photo of a storm trooper being filmed during “The Legend of Lex Zander,” a Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota film that includes animation made by UW-Stout students. Photo courtesy Kari Jo Skogquist

    Group creates Make-A-Wish film segment for Minnesota teen Ten University of Wisconsin-Stout students, as part of their field experiences last summer, are helping make a Minnesota teen’s wish come true. […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee children’s center celebrating 50 years of care, learning, and fun

    Photo of Ryan Rupp, who attended the Children’s Learning Center as a child and now, his children are there. Rupp is pictured at the 50th anniversary celebration with his wife, Brenda Hasse-Rupp, and their two children, Arthur and Margot. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Fifty years ago, the Children’s Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee opened its doors to serve students who needed child care. Since then, thousands of children have gotten an […]

  4. UW-Madison breast cancer researchers learn how to teach an old drug new tricks to help patients

    Photo of Beth Weaver wanted to know if there was a way to predict who would benefit from Taxol and who might not, to spare these patients the side effects of the potent chemotherapy drug. COURTESY OF UW CARBONE CANCER CENTER

    Paclitaxel, or Taxol, is an old standby drug in the oncologist’s tool belt. Yet only about half of breast cancer patients treated with the drug see their tumors shrink or […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire’s COVID-19 archiving project earns Wisconsin Historical Society award

    Photo of Blugolds (from left) Breida Torres Berumen, Lucy Hobbs, and Claire Ganschow, who are capturing and preserving stories shared by people in western Wisconsin about what life has been like during COVID-19. The project is being recognized by the Wisconsin Historical Society for its important contributions to the region and state. (Submitted photo)

    A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire-led project that captures and preserves COVID-19 stories and artifacts from the campus and surrounding communities is being honored by the Wisconsin Historical Society for its […]

  6. UW-La Crosse alum finds calling as museum marketer

    Photo of Sean Mobley, '12, a social media and content specialist for the Museum of Flight in Seattle. As a student at UW-La Crosse, Mobley recorded podcasts in his residence hall using a Guitar Hero microphone — experience that has come in handy throughout his career.

    Sean Mobley came to UWL to study engineering — his first step toward a career designing roller coasters for Walt Disney World.    But there was one problem: Mobley hated calculus.  […]

  7. Freshwater research: A collaborative summer at ERIC

    Photo of Britta Larson from UW-Superior, who was one of four students who did field work in Door County.

    A Freshwater Collaborative for Wisconsin grant helped students from six UW campuses train at one of three locations of  UW Oshkosh’s Environmental Research and Innovation Center When Amanda Stickney learned about chemistry in […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee easing students’ return to campus by nurturing well-being

    Photo of a visit to Bradford Beach, one of dozens of events during Fall Welcome where students could have fun and meet other students as they returned to the campus, many for the first time since the pandemic struck. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Rachel Comande spent last year at UWM caught in a two-step dance between attending classes in her suite in Sandburg Residence Hall and her bedroom back home. Gone were the […]

  9. ACT fast: How the perfect program and its proactive leader changed a 58-year-old teaching student’s life

    Photo pf ACT: Alternative Careers in Teaching

    “The stars must be aligned because this is all coming together.” Michael Czerwinski remembers that line well. It was written to him in an email by Tammy Ladwig, then the […]

  10. UW-Whitewater extends leadership in cybersecurity with new degree

    Photo of students in computer lab. UW-Whitewater extends leadership in cybersecurity with new degree.

    Building on the strength of a popular cybersecurity minor within the College of Letters and Sciences, the new undergraduate cybersecurity program will offer both a major and a minor as well […]