1. Dedicated to serving students: Longtime UW-Stout hospitality professor honored by national organization

    Phil McGuirk, a professor in UW-Stout’s School of Hospitality Leadership.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Professor Phil McGuirk was in his element in February when the Club Managers Association of America kicked off its annual conference in Orlando. He was surrounded by 30 of his University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership students, who had held fundraisers and paid their way to attend. Also in attendance were

  2. UW-River Falls student innovator helps paraplegic horseback riders

    UW-River Falls student innovator Shanna Burris helps paraplegic horseback riders

    WiSys Innovator and UW-River Falls student Shanna Burris set out to make horseback riding more accessible, specifically for paraplegic riders. The McNair Scholar and equine management major created a hoist that can lift a saddle onto a horse, an obstacle she learned has not been addressed through a survey of paraplegic riders. WiSys accepted Burris’

  3. 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

  4. UW-Whitewater partners with alumni on Janesville Business Challenge

    UW-Whitewater partners with alumni on Janesville Business Challenge - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news/archive/2016-05-janesville-challenge#sthash.BlYmjT62.dpuf

    A storefront in the heart of downtown Janesville is about to be transformed as part of a major renovation project spearheaded by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumni. Quint and Rishy Studer are welcoming entrepreneurs to participate in the Janesville Business Challenge — an open competition to start a new business in the city. The winner will

  5. UW-Parkside mobile app speeds process of sharing emergency information

    Ready Badger App developed by UW-Parkside students

    Emergency managers from across southeastern Wisconsin were on hand April 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for the debut of a mobile app designed to speed the process of gathering and sharing emergency information. Working with county emergency managers, the App Factory at UW-Parkside developed Ready Badger. According to Dr. Derek Riley, UW-Parkside assistant professor

  6. UW-Stout’s Hospitality Leadership school ranked No. 10 in the world

    UW-Stout students serve food at a campus café as part of the Quantity Food Production class. The university’s School of Hospitality Leadership has been ranked No. 10 in the world by CEOWorld magazine.

    The School of Hospitality Leadership at University of Wisconsin-Stout is in exclusive company. The school has been ranked No. 10 in the world on the list of the 50 best hospitality and hotel management schools by CEOWorld magazine of New York. The 2015 rankings were released the week of April 4, 2016. The magazine considered

  7. Business starters: UW-La Crosse students helping new business owners find success

    Erin Wolfe, right, opened The Toy Shop in downtown La Crosse in July 2015 with her husband, Adam. Here she meets with UW-La Crosse student Matt Hemmersbach, who helped create a marketing plan for her business as part of a class project. UWL’s Small Business Development Center helped link the two.

    Erin and Adam Wolfe opened a toy store in downtown La Crosse because as parents of six kids, they know a lot about toys. But with no prior business experience, the two were jumping into the retail world a bit blind, admits Erin. “We thought it would be great to have some outside input and

  8. UW-Milwaukee: A wrench fends off injury, feeds the economy

    The gas meters that measure energy consumption in buildings pose as great a threat to workers who service them as downed power lines do to electric utility workers. Left in place for decades, the meters are often painted over and rusted, making nuts difficult to budge. Heavy pipe wrenches can slip when workers apply excessive

  9. UW spinoff tracks weightlifter safety, performance

    A Madison startup company that is only 14 months old has installed computerized monitors to track weightlifting by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh football team. The company that developed and built the monitors, WeightUp Solutions of Madison, was founded by Daniel Litvak, who is now a computer science senior at UW–Madison. “We are trying to get

  10. Trying it on: Company helps UW-Stout students get experience designing wearable technology

    UW-Stout industrial design students prepare to present their wearable technology ideas to LSR, a design and engineering firm from Cedarburg.

    Menomonie, Wis. — In less than two years, sales revenue from wearable technology devices is expected to reach $12 billion annually. Who will envision and design the new personal products before they reach the market? Some of the creators could be graduates from University of Wisconsin-Stout. A class of industrial design majors created prototype wearable