1. UW-Madison expands South Madison Partnership

    Photo of the UW-Madison South Madison Partnership (UWSMP), located at The Village on Park. UWSMP is an important resource for encouraging mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the South Madison community.

    UW-Madison’s South Madison Partnership will soon have four times the space to support its growth as a community resource. Currently, more than 1,000 people each month take part in the Partnership’s diverse programming, from educational courses to health and legal services. A new Odyssey Family Learning Center will serve whole families, empowering them to transform […]

  2. UW-Platteville to once again host Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference

    Photo taken at one of UW-Platteville's Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conferences

    UW-Platteville will once again host the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference, to be held in February 2020. The conference, which has attracted as many as 1,000 attendees from across the Midwest, will offer students, faculty, staff, teachers, community members, and others an opportunity to support and celebrate their own unique identities and those of others. This […]

  3. Noel Compass Scholar Program at UW-Stevens Point supports learning, job experience for students of color

    Photo of Compass Award - UWSP group photo

    An innovative and inspirational scholarship program at UW-Stevens Point has opened doors to higher education for promising students of color at underserved Milwaukee high schools. For the last 23 years, the Noel Compass Scholar Program has been transforming lives and creating a strong support system for these students that lasts long after they graduate, thanks […]

  4. UW-Eau Claire’s Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh helps students understand multicultural justice

    Photo of Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice.

    Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, is engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice. By exploring ideas and practices from other countries, students will be better prepared to help address issues in the United States related to policing […]

  5. Summit on Black Male Youth draws hundreds to UW-Milwaukee campus

    Photo of young speaker at UW-Milwaukee's Summit on Black Male Youth

    Each year, more than 1,000 middle school and high school students gather at UW-Milwaukee for the Summit on Black Male Youth. The Summit encourages students to unlock their potential through inspiring workshops and presenters who highlight options and opportunities for their futures. The Summit has grown by 20 percent in the past two years – […]

  6. UW-Oshkosh alumnus moves forward, gives back

    Photo of UW-Oshkosh alumnus Patrick Gaughan, Class of ’71, in Central Africa working with Smile Train in his second career as a registered nurse.

      UW-Oshkosh alumnus Patrick Gaughan, Class of ’71, is taking lifelong learning seriously. After a 28-year career in public service with the city of Jacksonville, Florida, he returned to school to become a registered nurse and has since discovered a whole new world overseas as a medical missionary. His inspiring work with Smile Train in […]

  7. Little Scholars program at UW-Whitewater wins state diversity award

    Photo of second graders in the Little Scholars Program visiting UW-Whitewater college pen pals

    What started as a pen-pal project between UW-Whitewater students and 2nd graders in Beloit, Wis., has transformed into an award-winning mentorship program. The Little Scholars Program recently won an outstanding achievement award from the Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action. College students write letters to their little buddies, and the groups visit one another during […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]