1. May graduate spins new business idea from UW-La Crosse experience

    business owner posing with his single-speed bike

    May graduate Wyatt Hrudka discovered a market for single speed bikes while adjusting gears and greasing chains at UW-La Crosse’s outdoor equipment rental service. With help from UW-L business classes and the university’s Small Business Development Center, Hrudka built a single-speed bike business from the ground up, Wyatt Bicycle Co. “From the moment I sold

  2. To the skies: UW-Whitewater student entrepreneur launches quadcopter

    man flying a remote control drone

    Without a doubt, Mitchell Fiene’s invention is one of the coolest entrepreneurial ideas of the year. His quadcopter – a four-rotor helicopter with a wingspan of two feet and equipped with a video camera – can be controlled with a few touches on his iPad. It’s not a new toy or a hobbyist pursuit, however.

  3. UW-Parkside students chosen for UW med school ‘RUSCH’

    SOMERS, Wis.—Many Wisconsin rural and urban communities have something in common – a shortage of physicians and other health-care professionals. Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health, or RUSCH, is designed to meet that growing need. The goal of this initiative from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is to select

  4. UW-L aims to offer another MOOC: Online course improves college readiness

    Bob Hoar, far right, math professor at the UW-L, and Jim Jorstad, middle, director of ITS/Academic Technologies, presented a live webinar at the corporate headquarters of Sonic Foundry in Madison. Sean Brown, vice president of education at Sonic Foundry, moderated the event, with over 1,200 online viewers from across the globe participating and asking questions.

    In January, more than 1,900 virtual classmates began solving linear equations and adding exponents in UW-La Crosse’s first massive open online course (MOOC). It was a new venture for UW-La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin System. “We learned a great deal, we believe that a large number of students learned some or all of

  5. Economic impact: UW-Eau Claire adds millions to local economy

    building under construction

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire brings hundreds of millions of dollars, thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues into the Chippewa Valley each year, according to UW-Eau Claire’s most recent regional economic impact analysis. Each year, UW-Eau Claire generates more than $317 million in spending in the Chippewa Valley, resulting in nearly