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-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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Making a difference: Thomas Harris a driving force for UWL, area social justice

    Photo of Thomas Harris, who graduated with a master’s in college student personnel in ’01, and has received the 2021 Academic Staff Excellence Award that recognizes excellence in performance and service. Among his service on campus was a stint as hall director in Wentz Hall.

    When Thomas Harris was graduating with a bachelor’s degree, three of his UW-Stevens Point mentors told him he had what it takes to make a difference among college students. Harris drove to […]

  9. UW-Platteville to support rural entrepreneurs with new prototyping services

    Photo of UW-Platteville student in lab

    Already known as a hub for creativity and innovation in the tri-state region, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will soon be offering additional services to budding entrepreneurs throughout the region with […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire testing classroom air quality in preparation for fall

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire testing classroom air quality in preparation for fall

    When it comes to making campus safe for the start of the fall semester, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is taking extra measures to improve safety — right down to […]