1. 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: […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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. […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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, […]

  9. UW-Stevens Point arts management connects people to art, passion

    Zach Larson

    Zach Larson, like many students, initially was drawn to the arts management program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point because he enjoyed theater and performing in high school. What he and others have learned is that arts management is much more about people and connections to art, rather than about art itself. “I never knew […]

  10. [art]ifact: History inspires artwork in La Crosse

    UW-La Crosse Associate Professor of Art Brad Nichols created work for the [art]ifact exhibit, along with 15 other community artists. UWL student Ariel Reker and classmates presented the original project idea for [art]ifact as a capstone project in and Introduction to Public and Policy History course in the fall 2013. Since then, several classes moved the project forward from artifact analysis and research to curatorial work and programming. The project was made possible through a partnership among the Pump House Regional Arts Center, La Crosse County Historical Society and UWL’s History Department.

    A women’s mink muff from the 1920s was the last thing UW-La Crosse (UWL) metalsmith Brad Nichols thought he could use for artistic inspiration. But as Nichols, a UWL associate professor of art, learned more about the history of the object — the story of social status wrapped up in this consumer product — his […]