1. UWO journalism grad, now working ‘dream job’ at Meta, earns Outstanding Young Alumni Award

    Graphic of UWo Top Alumni: Eleven successful University of Wisconsin Oshkosh graduates have been chosen to receive top honors for 2023 by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. In the months leading up to Homecoming—during which they’ll be honored at an on-campus ceremony—we will introduce you to these outstanding alumni. The full list of award winners is available here.

    There are two simple reasons Brody Karmenzind has been described as the most popular alumnus from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh advertising, multimedia journalism and public relations (AMP) department. There’s the successful career in the tech industry. And there’s his passion for giving back. “Why is he so popular? Because he’s a big deal at […]

  2. UW-Stout students’ roles in associations prepare them for careers in real estate, hospitality

    Photo of HRTM Program Director John Sobota, IREM co-presidents Glen Jakober and Charlie Casper, and REPM Program Director Fred Prassas / Charlie Casper

    Three students in UW-Stout’s School of Management are gaining leadership skills and financial support through their awarded roles and scholarships from regional and national associations. The hotel, restaurant and tourism management and real estate and property management students and their recognitions are: Charlie Casper, REPM, St. Paul: Student leader in the Institute of Real Estate […]

  3. UW-Parkside hosts Artist in Residence Zoe Breister-Pennings

    Example of an art piece by Zoe Brester-Pennings, the Artist in Residence for the 2023-2024 academic year

    The University of Wisconsin-Parkside College of Arts and Humanities is excited to welcome Zoe Brester-Pennings as the Artist in Residence for the 2023-2024 academic year. The goals of the residency are to support early-career artists and provide first-rate facilities and instruction for our art-making communities in Southeast Wisconsin. The project is a collaboration between UW-Parkside, […]

  4. What’s in a name? For craft beers, it matters

    Photo of Stanislav Dobrev, professor of organizations and strategic management in the UWM Lubar College of Business, showing some examples of craft beer names. Positive names include Sunny Little Thing and Happy Place. More negative or quirky names are Voodoo Ranger and Deadhead. The latter duo had better online reviews, according to Dobrev's study, because they were perceived as more authentic. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Pathological Lager. Tactical Nuclear Penguin. On the Wings of Armageddon. Breakout bands touring this summer? No. These are just some of the thousands of clever, weird and edgy names of craft beers, which continue to grow in popularity throughout the United States. There were 539 American craft breweries in 1994. In 2022, the count stood […]

  5. UW-Madison: Mixing donor and recipient immune systems creates tolerance of transplanted kidneys

    Photo of UW-Madison campus

    Successful kidney transplants rely on the biological compatibility of the donor and recipient but still require long-term use of drugs to tamp down the recipient’s immune system and prevent donor organ rejection. Finding a method to increase compatibility can help recipients tolerate a life-saving organ transplant without the lifelong need for anti-rejection medications. A relatively […]

  6. UWO’s Clow Academic Complex renovation provides modern center for teacher education

    Photo of UW Oshkosh's Clow Academic Complex

    A $27 million renovation of the education building at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Clow Academic Complex is complete and providing the latest in teaching and learning. Linda Haling A ribbon-cutting and rededication of the Clow building at 845 Algoma Blvd., is planned Thursday, Sept. 28, with University leaders, students, faculty and staff joined by regional […]

  7. UW-La Crosse: New graduate fellowships

    Photo of Kaitlyn Schneider beginning her second year in UWL’s master’s program in biology this fall. She is anticipating a May 2024 graduation from UWL with plans to apply to doctoral programs.

    Fellowships help students pursue research in a challenging, supportive environment Curing cancer. It’s more complex than people realize, says Kaitlyn Schneider, UW-La Crosse graduate student in biology. Curing cancer is not working on one cure, she explains. Different cancers have different mutations, meaning treatments that work for some forms of cancer have no effect on […]

  8. From animal-loving UWEC undergrad to grad student at a top U.S. veterinary college: Q&A with Bella Thovson

    Photo of Bella Thovson, a four-year member of the Blugold swim and dive team, who completed a biology degree with a pre-professional health sciences minor in May 2023, and recently began her graduate program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

    A recent University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate currently is living out her dream of becoming a veterinarian, a goal she says she was able to meet thanks to her biology program preparation and out-of-the-classroom experiences she took advantage of as a Blugold. Bella Thovson, a four-year member of the Blugold swim and dive team, completed […]

  9. UW-Whitewater student geoscience research on Lake Superior draws on indigenous knowledge

    Photo of students on a field study gathering on the Lake Superior shore of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation for a bonfire summer 2022. Some of the undergraduate research projects worked on during the field study were accepted for presentation at the Geological Society of America Conference in Pittsburgh in July 2023. (Juk Battacharyya photo)

    The campfire light dancing on a circle of faces on the Lake Superior shore has a feeling of eternity — as if people have been huddling here for as long as there have been people and fire. Waves lapping at the shoreline keep their own eternal cadence. In the firelight are five University of Wisconsin-Whitewater […]

  10. UW-River Falls students begin training assistance dogs

    Photo of UW-River Falls student Grace Johnson showing Copper, a dog she will help train to be an assistance animal, her open hand after feeding him a treat after Copper and other dogs were dropped off at UWRF Sept. 14. Johnson is one of 21 students who will work with 10 assistance dogs on campus as part of the new Falcon FETCH (Fostering Education Through Campus Hosting) program. UWRF photo.

    Program involves living with, caring for canines on campus The 21 University of Wisconsin-River Falls students gathered outside the Lydecker Living Learning Center on Sept. 14 come from different places and have diverse future plans. They had gathered because of one commonality: their affinity for dogs. In fact, these students like dogs so much that […]