1. UW-La Crosse alumnus and artist builds community from clay

    UW-La Crosse alumnus, artist builds community from clay

    Clay Stomps started as a way for UW-La Crosse alumnus Joel Pfeiffer to get clay for his art — gathering people to mix powdered clay and water with their feet. More than 100 clay stomps later, this Wisconsin art teacher is building community worldwide. Now that’s some fancy footwork! The influential family tradition continues with […]

  2. UW-Milwaukee Honors College students give back with service trip to New Orleans

    UW-Milwaukee Honors College students give back with service trip to New Orleans

    Every year, students from the Honors College at UW-Milwaukee take a spring break to help others. This year’s destination was the Big Easy, New Orleans. Among many good deeds with influential impact, students sorted Mardi Gras beads to keep them from jamming sewer pipes, cleared vacant lots of trash, and helped with a variety of […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire recognized for comprehensive support for LGBTQ+ students

    Photo of Christopher Jorgenson, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

    UW-Eau Claire continues to be recognized for its comprehensive support for LGBTQ+ students — including twice being named the best college in Wisconsin for inclusivity. Behind those rankings is the leadership of Christopher Jorgenson, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Jorgenson is proud to see Blugolds seek out resources that help them […]

  4. 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.

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]