1. UW-Madison explorations at Aztalan yield enthusiasm and excitement for visitors, students

    Undergraduate students in a summer session field course continue archaeology site excavation at Aztalan State Park near Lake Mills on June 10. The class and related research, led by anthropology Professor Sissel Schroeder, aims to better understand the daily lives of native people who called Aztalan home a millennium ago. PHOTO: JEFF MILLER

    It was the first 90 degree day of the year in south-central Wisconsin. A searing sun beat down on the prairie grass, swaying in a gentle breeze, while wary red-winged blackbirds kept close watch on their nests. Yet the people arrived at Aztalan State Park, in couples and in groups, young and old. They braved […]

  2. UW-Superior’s Jim Dan Hill Library wins Governor’s Award

    The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Jim Dan Hill Library recently received the Governor’s Award for Archival Achievement for the preservation of the Fraser Shipyards papers and technical drawings. “To me, this award honors not just the archive staff, but everyone who has been involved with this collection,” said Shana Aue, UW-Superior Special Collections and Archives Librarian. […]

  3. [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 […]

  4. UW-Stout alumna, foster care liaison appointed to state commission

    Greta Munns, Fostering Success program liaison at UW-Stout

    Greta Munns, the Fostering Success program liaison at University of Wisconsin-Stout, has been appointed to the Future of the Family Commission, part of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (WDCF). The commission, which focuses on helping families find the support, guidance and resources they need to thrive in Wisconsin, was created in January by […]

  5. ​UW-Stevens Point grad’s experience prepares him to succeed as physician

    Aaron Weaver, who recently graduated from UW-Stevens Point, has some good advice for those considering which college to attend:  “Go where you think you’ll be happiest, where you’ll be successful.” “I was definitely happy here,” Weaver said. The biochemistry major plans to be a physician. Everyone defines success differently. For Weaver, success meant learning in […]

  6. UW-Stout hosted state and national Science Olympiad

    An event that bills itself as the Nation’s Most Exciting K-12 Science Competition came to UW-Stout twice in seven weeks, first featuring students from around the state and then from around the nation. The state Science Olympiad, for high school and middle school teams, was held April 1-2. Approximately 1,500 student competitors were expected, including […]

  7. UW-Whitewater metals and jewelry student forms art with meaning

    Jason "JJ" Thomson

    Since he was a boy, Jason “JJ” Thomson has struggled with spelling and comprehending words. Creating objects in copper, brass and sterling silver as an art student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Thomson learns more about his learning disability — and shares his journey with others. When the senior begins one of his woven metal […]

  8. UW-Whitewater economic impact more than $407 million

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s annual economic impact on the region is more than $407 million. That’s according to a new study, which looked at the campus’s effect on the economy in Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties. Taking into account university spending on payroll, supplies and capital investments, and spending from students, faculty, staff and visitors, […]

  9. Picturing the story: UW-Stout art professor depicts children’s book characters in mural at elementary school

    MENOMONIE — If pictures are worth 1,000 words, a wall at River Heights Elementary School has plenty to say. The mural created by a parent and art teacher depicts characters from about 32 different books and 30 illustrators. Tami Weiss, who is the executive director of Arts Integration Menomonie, or AIM, and teaches art at […]

  10. UW-Stout celebrates 125 years serving the state

    UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer and Governor Scott Wlalker celebrate UW-Stout's 125th anniversary

    The Clock Tower bells on campus rang a celebratory peal at 1:25 p.m. State and university leaders spoke with pride about the university’s past, present and future. A special cake was served, and Jan. 5, 2016, was proclaimed UW-Stout Day in Wisconsin by Gov. Scott Walker. UW-Stout marked its 125th birthday with a celebration that […]