1. Taking the next step: UWL Recreation Management master’s helps working professionals harness their potential

    Photo of Kristine Patterson (second from left), who applied her UWL master's capstone project to host an "Unplug to Reconnect" event at UW-Superior.

    UW-La Crosse alumni are making big career moves thanks to the skills and experiences they gained from UWL’s online Recreation Management – Professional Development master’s program. While serving as a recreation coordinator for the Berwyn Park District in Berwyn, Illinois, Nicole Collier was exploring ways to take the next step in her career. Collier’s boss suggested UWL’s […]

  2. UW-Parkside displays high school students’ art

    Photo of best painting, awarded by the judges to Grecia Tenorio from Bradford High School. “Being an award winner made me feel really special and appreciated and, like, my hard work was worth it,” Ms. Tenorio said.

    Since 2016, The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has hosted “the Art Party.” Each year, high school art students from Southeast Wisconsin are invited to exhibit the best of their work at the university. UW-Parkside was thrilled to welcome over 70 student participants and hang more than 80 works of art in the Emile Mathis Gallery. This […]

  3. Pankowskis’ record $5M gift provides major boost to UW-Stout Recreation Complex renovation

    Photo of rendering of UW-Stout Rec Complex

    Active couple is funding addition to building project that may inspire students, others to pursue a healthy lifestyle Staying physically fit, active and inspired by the world around them is a way of life for Dallas and Edye Pankowski, who enjoy downhill skiing, biking, hiking and adventure-based trips. It stands to reason then that Dallas, […]

  4. Still marching — 50 years later: PomPons mark half-century since Orange Bowl performances

    Photo of members of the 1973-74 UWL PomPons who marched in the La Crosse Oktoberfest parade this September — 50 years after their memorable appearance at the Orange Bowl in Miami. (Jen Towner, UWL University Marketing & Communications)

    It was not a walk down memory lane, but a march down memory lane. Members of the 1973-74 UW-La Crosse PomPons reunited at the end of September to mark 50 years since their memorable performance with the rest of the UWL marching band at the Orange Bowl Parade in Miami. The group gathered on campus […]

  5. Future UW-Eau Claire educators create a lasting impact at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

    Photo of future UWEC educators whose research is helping a children's museum in Eau Claire

    Research at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire goes beyond the lab. From breweries and dog obedience classes to Europe and South Africa, Blugolds have conducted unique undergraduate research in a wide variety of settings. Recently, nine students and their professor conducted impactful research right here in Eau Claire. After being approached by the Children’s Museum […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. UWM Freshwater Sciences grad student makes a splash in the world of aquatic education

    Photo of Pierce VanValkenburg as Mermaid Echo interacting with children attending an educational performance at Discovery World. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Pierce VanValkenburg grew up on the St. Croix River, which flows along the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota and down into the Mississippi. Since a young age, VanValkenburg’s life has been centered around water. Springs and summers were full of boating with family, swimming and watching sunfish the way other kids watched TV. “We spent […]

  8. From UW-Stevens Point course to the Broadway stage

    Photo of Felix Torrez-Ponce, UWSP graduate

    The journey to performing under the bright lights of Broadway usually begins with an audition. For University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point bachelor of fine arts acting alumnus Felix Torrez-Ponce, Green Bay, that audition happened last spring while he was a student in the university’s Senior Showcase course. The class led to an opportunity to meet with […]

  9. Game development skills solve an art gallery’s problem

    Photo of Brian Michael, a UW-Whitewater media arts and game development student from Sycamore, Illinois, placing 12 works by painter Jerry Jordan. Brian created art installation software for the gallery, which takes the dimensions of the paintings and the wall, so he can determine the correct placement and spacing for the art. This software saves workers from hand-measuring and manually working out the placements. (UW-Whitewater Photos/Craig Schreiner)

    Brian Michael, a media arts and game development major from Sycamore, Illinois, still beams when he talks about being paid to do programming for his campus employer, Roberta’s Art Gallery, located in the University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. “It sometimes gets to be a bit of a bother finding all of the measurements and making sure […]

  10. In their own words: UW-River Falls students tell university’s story through ‘The College Tour’

    Photo of UW-River Falls student Giselle Nunez, from Cottage Grove, Minn., being interviewed on campus as part of “The College Tour” television series. Ten UWRF students interviewed for the show will be part of the program that will be aired on Amazon Prime and other broadcast outlets on March 22. Pat Deninger/UWRF photo

    National audience hears about UWRF through television series Season seven of a popular streaming television series will feature all that makes the University of Wisconsin-River Falls a special institution in western Wisconsin. Production has concluded for the UWRF episode to be shown on the show “The College Tour,” a television series streamed on Amazon Prime […]