1. Financial literacy among reasons UW-La Crosse students among tops in loan repayments

    Photo of UW-La Crosse advisor with student

    UW-La Crosse students are near the top of the list nationally for paying back their student loans. UW-La Crosse is ranked No. 13 among four-year public institutions nationwide with the highest five-year repayment rates for Pell Grant recipients. A total of 82 percent of UWL students receiving Pell Grants in the 2010 or 2011 fiscal […]

  2. UW-Stevens Point selected for only Great Lakes region Sea Grant award for salmon research

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was selected for one of 22 federal Sea Grant-funded projects totaling $11 million. It is the only university in the Great Lakes region to be part of the 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards. This award will help UW-Stevens Point’s Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (NADF) in Bayfield support land-based Atlantic salmon production […]

  3. New internship program aims to keep UW grads in western Wisconsin

    Photo of UWIN brochure, a collaboration between Momentum West, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.

     Three University of Wisconsin System institutions in western Wisconsin are joining with a regional economic development organization to create a new internship program designed to keep graduates in the area after college. UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and Momentum West have created the University of Wisconsin Internship Network (UWIN), a shared initiative aimed at encouraging more […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. UW-River Falls Dairy Judging Team takes top honors at World Dairy Expo

    Photo of the UW-River Falls Dairy Judging Team, which captured top honors at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest October 1, 2018, at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. L-R: Matthew Kramer, Erica Helmer, Professor/coach Steve Kelm, Kaila Wussow Tauchen, and Clint Irrthum.

    The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Judging Team captured top honors October 1, 2018, at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest at the World Dairy Expo in Madison. The team took first place overall and first team in reasons. UW-River Falls hasn’t won the national title in more than two decades. Leading the UW-River Falls […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. UW-Superior hosts dedication ceremony for Medicine Wheel

    Photo of UW-Superiors new Medicine Wheel, dedicated fall 2018

    The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) held a dedication ceremony on Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, Oct. 8, for the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area. The Medicine Wheel is located in the UWS courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union and is the first of its kind at any four-year […]

  8. UW-Green Bay inspires fifth graders during Phuture Phoenix Field Trip days

    Photo of fifth-grade students participating in 2018 Phuture Phoenix Field Trip Days

    The UW-Green Bay community is inspiring 1,700 fifth-graders from 29 schools to begin dreaming about college. In October, more than 250 college students served as tour guides and role models for the annual Phuture Phoenix Field Trip days.

  9. UW-Platteville faculty, students develop eco-friendly material for 3-D printing

    Photo of UW-Platteville developing eco-friendly material for 3-D printing.

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Dr. John Obielodan, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Dr. Joseph Wu, associate professor of chemistry at UW-Platteville, are collaborating through two research grants that they received from the WiSys Technology Foundation and the UW System to develop a thermoplastic biocomposite for 3D printing. Together, along with […]

  10. UW-La Crosse researchers study marsh ecosystem in oil spill scenario

    Photo of UWL graduate student Anna Hilger pulling up marsh water and sediment from La Crosse’s Myrick Marsh. The water will be mixed with crude oil for testing.

    If a train derailed, spilling crude oil into La Crosse’s Myrick Marsh, what would happen to the community? The community of microbes — that is. Microorganisms — such as bacteria — are nearly all invisible to the human eye, which makes them easy to overlook. However, their value in an ecosystem is great, says UWL […]