1. A UW-Whitewater Warhawk opportunity and a country’s future

    Photo of Kayla White, UW-Whitewater student who studied abroad in El Salvador

    A UW-Whitewater political science major took part in a life-changing study abroad experience in Central America. Kayla White traveled to El Salvador where she had the chance to take part in historic presidential elections and witness a landmark Supreme Court case involving the country’s civil war.

  2. UW-La Crosse Gilman Scholar connects in Costa Rica

    Photo of UW-La Crosse student Savannah Stanley, who recently received a U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study during spring semester in San José, Costa Rica

    UW-La Crosse student Savannah Stanley recently received a U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study during spring semester in San José, Costa Rica. The scholarship enables students to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. Stanley says the experience gave her confidence to communicate and […]

  3. UW-Parkside honors second chancellor for vision, legacy

    Photo of Dr. Alan Guskin, UW-Parkside's second chancellor, shaking hands with Dr. Debbie Ford, UW-Parkside's current chancellor

    UW-Parkside recently honored a former chancellor at the dedication of the new Alan E. Guskin Center for Community and Business Engagement. The facility honors the vision and legacy of the university’s second chancellor, Dr. Guskin, who established the university’s commitment to creating mutually beneficial partnerships with the community. Today, more than 1,500 UW-Parkside students engage […]

  4. UW-Whitewater Warhawk discovers 1,000-year-old remains on archeological dig

    Photo of Cudnohowski

    UW-Whitewater student Cameron Cudnohowski has always wanted to dig up bones. His favorite movie is “Jurassic Park.” And he loves history. When he took Professor Jennifer Thibodeaux’s class on medieval Europe, she presented him with a study-abroad opportunity to live out his archeological dream. Originally from Watertown, Wisconsin, Cudnohowski traveled to a farm in Skegness, England […]

  5. UW-Platteville Richland student documents a life dedicated to the preservation of prehistoric Native American culture

    Photo of UW-Platteville Richland nontraditional student Chris Hynek presenting his research at Research in the Rotunda; Hynek is documenting his father’s life, which was dedicated to preserving prehistoric Native American culture.

    UW-Platteville Richland nontraditional student Chris Hynek is documenting his father’s life, which was dedicated to preserving prehistoric Native American culture. Hynek has painstakingly archived and digitized the quarterly journal Prehistoric American, which his father edited for many years. Hynek shared his research at UW System’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda in April. Read more […]

  6. UW-Madison students remember Black Student Strike

    Photo of a recent UW-Madison panel discussion at the Memorial Union, in which several of the former students shared their experiences.

    UW-Madison students helped create an oral history project about the Black Student Strike 50 years ago. Joined by white supporters, the students boycotted classes, took over lecture halls, and blocked building entrances while galvanizing community support behind their demands to enroll more African-American students and hire more faculty of color. Several of the former students […]

  7. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds help bring World War II history to life

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire history professor Dr. James Oberly and student researchers who traveled to Budapest to help bring to life the World War II diaries of Dr. Maria Madi.

    UW-Eau Claire history professor Dr. James Oberly and student researchers traveled to Budapest to help bring to life the World War II diaries of Dr. Maria Madi, who saved a young Jewish boy from persecution in Hungary. The Blugolds are creating a website and interactive storytelling tools to make the diaries — which are housed […]

  8. UW-Oshkosh senior honored to welcome social justice activist Angela Davis to campus

    Photo of prominent national speaker Angela Davis and UW-Oshkosh senior Brianna Langs

    Through the hard work and initiative of UW-Oshkosh senior Brianna Langs, the campus welcomed a prominent national speaker in March to kick off Women’s History Month. Long-time social justice activist Angela Davis used her keynote to inspire a packed crowd of more than 700 in Reeve Union. Davis spoke about justice for women of color […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. ‘An affirming space’: Black Cultural Center opens at UW-Eau Claire

    Photo of the opening of the Black Cultural Center at UW-Eau Claire

    In fall 2017, members of the Black Student Alliance at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire met with Chancellor James Schmidt and Vice Chancellor Tamara Johnson to discuss the challenges they face as black students at a predominantly white university. They shared their struggles on campus — from those experienced during classroom interactions to those in […]