1. 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 […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire: Pablo Center at the Confluence has opened in downtown Eau Claire

    Photo of Pablo Center at the Confluence

    The new Pablo Center at the Confluence, a modern arts venue that will support both community arts organizations and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, opened Sept. 22 in downtown Eau Claire. The $60 million, 130,000-square-foot Pablo Center includes multiple venues to accommodate a variety of audience sizes and performance types, gallery spaces to display hanging […]

  3. UW-Fond du Lac Living Laboratory partnership with local children’s museum provides unique opportunities for students

    Photo of Clara Wojkiewicz (left) participating in an activity at the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac while UW-Fond du Lac student Grace Hudson monitors her progress.

    Eyes sparkle and small hands clap in delight after moving the ball across a board to successfully make a series of lights turn on. There is pride in comprehension and completion for this young child as she learns through play at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac. Her learning is both personal and broadly significant: […]

  4. UW-Whitewater undergraduates win a first-ever international student competition

    Photo of UltraHaptics Students Challenge first-place award, won by a team of three UW-Whitewater undergraduates

    UW-Whitewater media arts and game development students won first place in an international competition held in Pisa, Italy. Under the mentorship of Nick Hwang, assistant professor of communication, students Luke Lamberg, Nicole Nelson, and Brandon Hanabarger created a hand therapy musical game in which physical therapy patients or persons with limited hand mobility do hand […]

  5. UW-Oshkosh student connects painting and programming with responsive art

    Photo of Nick Pierson working on artwork that shows his prowess as both an artist and a coder.

    There is typically a significant distinction between fine artists and computer programmers, but University of Wisconsin Oshkosh fine arts major Nick Pierson, of Appleton, counts himself among both of these groups. Funded by a grant from the UW Oshkosh Office of Student Research and Creative Activity, Pierson has created a piece of artwork that shows […]

  6. UW-River Falls students, music program bridge gap between young and old

    UW-River Falls music education student Kyle Punt, center, practices with Meyer Middle School sixth graders Claire Vaught, left, and Max Pnewski, right, during an afternoon Harmony Bridge session.

    For Kyle Punt and a collection of other music education majors at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the River Falls chapter of the Harmony Bridge program has become the essence of hands-on learning. “We don’t have to worry too much about being perfect. We are able to make some mistakes and learn from them,” said […]

  7. Print ready: UW-Stout students, staff help Boy Scouts earn graphic arts merit badges

    Students in the Graphic Communications major worked with multiple boy scout troops in the labs within the Communication Technologies building. On this day, the boy scouts created books from start to finish, and screen printed their own t-shirts. The boy scouts all earned their Graphic Arts Merit Badge for participating and completing the projects. The event took place at UW-Stout on Monday, March 20, 2017.

    Menomonie, Wis. — A group of young men recently inched closer to living out the imperative that guides them and has guided other young men like them for more than a century: be prepared. The Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America brought 13 boys from seven troops to University of Wisconsin-Stout’s graphic […]

  8. Blugold’s vision leads to place where artists can thrive

    UW-Eau Claire alumnus Erin Klaus stands in the new location of Tangled Up In Hue, the art collective she and her business partner have operated in downtown Eau Claire since 2009. Klaus says her undergraduate experience at UW-Eau Claire was a big factor in the decision to start a business downtown, and the business has grown amid an overall revitalization of the area.

    If not for Erin Klaus’ time in Arizona following her 2005 graduation from UW-Eau Claire, she may not have become a partner in a successful small business in downtown Eau Claire. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Klaus set out for grad school in Tucson to pursue her passion for women’s studies. […]

  9. Blugold creates map to celebrate all things Wisconsin

    Samantha Hytry, a UW-Eau Claire freshman graphic communications major and marketing minor, created a new map for "Discover Wisconsin" in honor of the show’s 30th season.

    Love the new “Discover Wisconsin” map highlighting all the cool things you can do in the state? Thank a Blugold. More specifically, thank Samantha Hytry, the UW-Eau Claire freshman graphic communications major and marketing minor who created the map for the popular television show that celebrates all things Wisconsin. An Eagle River native and life-long […]

  10. Anne Basting named UW-Milwaukee’s first MacArthur ‘genius’

    Theater professor Anne Basting has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, making her the first UWM faculty member to earn the esteemed MacArthur Foundation’s highest honor. Basting, 51, was one of 23 new fellows announced by the foundation late Wednesday night, and each will receive $625,000 to pursue whatever projects they desire. The unrestricted fellowships, […]