1. UW-Green Bay graduate created side businesses to fund college education

    Photo of Skyla Aissen, UW-Green Bay graduate

    UW-Green Bay Business Administration major Skyla Aissen graduated in December debt free by creating two side businesses as part of her family’s Christmas Tree Farm. This student entrepreneur paid her way through college by working hard and heeding her grandmother’s advice to make each hour in a day count. She hopes her story can inspire others.

  2. Heartwarming turnout at UW-Superior’s William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center dedication

    Photo of the naming and dedication ceremony for UW-Superior's William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center held Nov. 28 in the recently refurbished space in Old Main, formerly known as the Multicultural Center.

    The naming and dedication ceremony for the William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center was held Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the recently refurbished space in Old Main, formerly known as the Multicultural Center. The room was packed with standing room only as current and former students, staff, faculty and community members gathered to honor the beloved […]

  3. UW-Parkside celebrates record number of graduates

    Photo of UW-Parkside graduates gathering for a photo op at the university's December 2018 midyear commencement ceremony.

    UW-Parkside continued its 50-year celebration with a record-setting number of graduates at winter commencement in December. Foxconn executive Dr. Alan Yeung delivered the keynote address, Chancellor’s Award recipient Brenna Eaves encouraged nearly 400 of her fellow classmates to celebrate their accomplishments, and Regent Michael Grebe commended graduates on behalf of the entire UW System. Read about some […]

  4. UW-Oshkosh invites Oshkosh 94 members for time of healing, remembering

    Photo of Sheila Knox, a member of the Oshkosh 94, who served on the Black Thursday Remembered committee. Knox was recognized Dec. 15 at Commencement with an Honorary Doctorate degree, in part for her work in preserving the story and legacy of the Oshkosh 94.

    Last fall at UW-Oshkosh was a time for sharing and healing. Fifty years ago, 94 African-American students were arrested and expelled after demanding improved experiences for students of color. The campus invited these students to return for midyear commencement and an emotional remembrance event. Chancellor Leavitt presented Sheila Knox with an honorary doctorate and recognized other Oshkosh 94 […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire research aims to improve police officers’ health, quality of life

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire researchers and Eau Claire police officers after research presentation

    The Eau Claire Police Department is making a significant change to how officers carry their equipment after a UW-Eau Claire research team determined that load-bearing vests are a safe and healthier alternative to the traditional duty belt.Officers who carry most of their equipment — which often weighs close to 30 pounds — on vests rather […]

  6. Farming of the future: UW-Platteville researchers explore sustainability and improved production

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – How do agriculture producers meet the world’s increasing demands for food, fiber and fuel using the same amount of agricultural land? To help answer this question, a team of University of Wisconsin-Platteville researchers – in collaboration with both local and global partners – have been exploring best practices for sustainable agriculture for the past several […]

  7. Financial literacy among reasons UW-La Crosse students among tops in loan repayments

    Photo of UW-La Crosse advisor with student

    UW-La Crosse students are near the top of the list nationally for paying back their student loans. UW-La Crosse is ranked No. 13 among four-year public institutions nationwide with the highest five-year repayment rates for Pell Grant recipients. A total of 82 percent of UWL students receiving Pell Grants in the 2010 or 2011 fiscal […]

  8. UW-Stevens Point selected for only Great Lakes region Sea Grant award for salmon research

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was selected for one of 22 federal Sea Grant-funded projects totaling $11 million. It is the only university in the Great Lakes region to be part of the 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards. This award will help UW-Stevens Point’s Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (NADF) in Bayfield support land-based Atlantic salmon production […]

  9. New internship program aims to keep UW grads in western Wisconsin

    Photo of UWIN brochure, a collaboration between Momentum West, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.

     Three University of Wisconsin System institutions in western Wisconsin are joining with a regional economic development organization to create a new internship program designed to keep graduates in the area after college. UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and Momentum West have created the University of Wisconsin Internship Network (UWIN), a shared initiative aimed at encouraging more […]

  10. UW-Milwaukee helps traumatized veterans, with assistance from Shakespeare

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee's Feast of Crispian, a program to help veterans. UWM educates more military veterans than any other four-year college in Wisconsin.

    Charlie Walton has been searching for the words since the moment he touched down in Vietnam as an 18-year-old Marine. After a trans-Pacific flight filled with gung-ho songs from boot camp, a Viet Cong sniper welcomed Walton and his fellow recruits by picking off a lieutenant as he deplaned. On his first patrol, Walton was […]