1. 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 […]

  2. UW-La Crosse partnership supports parents

    Photo of some of the more than 100 UW-La Crosse students since fall 2013 have played a key role in helping to keep Gundersen’s parent programming running strong by providing the child programming that runs alongside the parent programs.

    More than 100 UW-La Crosse students are providing extra help for parents in the Wisconsin Coulee Region to raise healthy, resilient children. UWL students volunteer about 2,000 hours annually to keep Gundersen Health System’s parent programming running strong. They do this by developing and running adjacent programs for children to learn valuable social and emotional skills. Read […]

  3. 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 – […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Field Museum sustainability officer deepens expertise through UW Extended Campus program

    Photo of Carter O’Brien, who was driven to deepen his expertise as the Sustainability Officer at Chicago’s Field Museum and is now a student in the Sustainable Management master’s program

    Carter O’Brien was driven to deepen his expertise as the Sustainability Officer at Chicago’s Field Museum. He is now thrilled to use skills that he is currently learning in the Sustainable Management master’s program to troubleshoot real-world challenges on the job. The flexible online format and topnotch content are why busy professionals like O’Brien – […]

  7. UW-Parkside grads helping with new environmental partnership

    Photo of Katie Knoff helping with the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network to improve soil and water quality.

      UW-Parkside graduates Katie Knoff and Chelsea Snowden are working with the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network to improve soil and water quality. Through this project with the cities of Kenosha and Racine, both graduates are helping to protect the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Both Knoff and Snowden care deeply about connecting their outdoor interests […]

  8. Companies share how UW-Madison students fit their talent needs

    Photo of UW-Madison career fair

    In the last year, nearly 8,500 companies have sought out students from UW-Madison to meet their talent needs. The companies often work through the Office of Business Engagement to set up mock interview sessions, classroom projects, and even job shadowing. They also meet with students at large-scale career fairs on campus.

  9. 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 […]

  10. Biology professor Marilyn Tufte celebrates 50 years at UW-Platteville

    Photo of Dr. Marilyn Tufte, who is celebrating 50 years of teaching biology at UW-Platteville

    At its annual employee recognition luncheon, UW-Platteville celebrated the amazing career of one of its professors. Dr. Marilyn Tufte reflected on her 50 years as a biology professor on campus. During her tenure, she designed her own laboratory in Boebel Hall and 40 years later is now helping with the redesign. Read an interview with […]