1. UW-La Crosse team studies how to improve communication, connection between teachers and parents of students with disabilities

    Photo of UW-La Crosse student researchers meeting with Leslie Rogers, assistant professor of Educational Studies. Clockwise from lower left corner, Allison Quartaroli, Rogers, Emily Thorpe and Jaycelin Chan, all special education minors.

    UW-La Crosse (UWL)  students are making a big impact in our local community and beyond. A part-time job doing play therapy with children with Autism first opened UWL senior Alyssa Nelson’s eyes to miscommunication between parents and teachers. “I worked closely with parents,” she says reflecting on the job during her sophomore year in college. […]

  2. New UW-Superior class helps veterans adjust to academic life

    Photo of aerial view of UW-Superior campus

    Setting foot on a college campus requires a great deal of adjustment for many students. Budgeting time for classes, studying, extracurricular activities and even just a few moments of rest and relaxation can be a stressful situation. The environment can be even tougher for student veterans. While the process of regaining familiarity with civilian life […]

  3. UW-Green Bay students excel with Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program

    Photo of students participating in Gateways to Phoenix Success program, a free, high-impact, year-long experience for first-year students that provides the tools and support for college success.

    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has seen a dramatic expansion of its Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program over the last two years. The program now enrolls 234 students across 10 different GPS sections. This is an increase of more than 100 students since 2015. The only program of its kind in Wisconsin, GPS is […]

  4. UW-Parkside library named Wisconsin Library Association ‘Library of the Year’

    Photo of UW-Parkside library

    The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) named the UW-Parkside Library, Library of the Year for 2017 for “distinguished achievement in service.” The WLA cited the successful Big Read program, an event that featured 50 community sponsors and a total of 2,500 people attending 40 events, as one example of why the UW-Parkside Library is so deserving […]

  5. Houston hero now a UW-Green Bay Phoenix

    UW-Green Bay freshman and Houston native James Finley moved onto campus Aug. 31 with quite a story to tell. Finley, a member of the Green Bay swimming and diving team, along with his family members, have been actively rescuing friends and neighbors stranded in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Before making the 23-hour trek to […]

  6. UW-Stout student lands foster care internship in Washington, D.C.

    UW-Stout human development and family studies student Tonisha Hora has been chosen to work with a federal legislator on child welfare policies during an internship this summer.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Ever since she arrived at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Tonisha Hora has supported other students who have lived in foster homes. This summer she will get the chance to make a nationwide impact on issues affecting children in foster care. Hora, a senior, has been selected by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute […]

  7. New UW-Stout academic certificate helps graduates further social work careers; online/hybrid delivery increases access for rural area workers

    Amy White, intake and assessment social worker for the Dunn County Aging and Disability Resource Center, is pursuing UW-Stout’s new social work professional certificate. The certificate qualifies graduates for social work certification in Wisconsin.

    Menomonie, Wis. — As a social worker for a smaller county human services agency in northern Wisconsin, Rachel Obiden must be prepared to handle any case that comes her way. A newly earned professional certificate from UW-Stout provides her with additional skills and the ability to become certified as a social worker in Wisconsin. Obiden […]

  8. UW-La Crosse biochemistry program earns high review as workforce demand increases

    Zoey Good, undergraduate biochemistry major, with John May, assistant Professor, Department Chemistry & Biochemistry in CHM 419: Advanced Biochemistry Lab. A research-embedded experience within this lab is just one of the impressive parts of UWL’s Biochemistry curriculum which helped it earn national accreditation in January.

    UWL’s biochemistry major has received national accreditation at a time when demand for biochemists in Wisconsin is on the rise. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reports growth in biochemistry and biophysics-related employment at the top of chemistry-related occupations. The field is also ranked No. 11 on a list of Wisconsin’s top 25 highest-growth occupations requiring a […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire: Increasing K-12 student literacy is goal of collaborative program

    Education professionals from the Augusta and Cornell school districts participate in a workshop led by UW-Eau Claire education studies faculty. The workshop is part of a three-year program supported by a UW System Improving Teacher Quality grant.

    Two regional school districts will work to boost students’ literacy skills, thanks to a recent event at UW-Eau Claire. The university recently hosted 100 teachers, principals, and other education professionals from the Augusta and Cornell school districts for a workshop led by education studies faculty members Janine Fisk and Deb Pattee, and music education faculty […]

  10. UW-Platteville concussion research reveals surprising evidence about football and brain injury

    Dr. Matthew Rogatzki draws the blood from the football player prior to a JV game for analysis of biomarkers.

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Concussion research recently conducted by Dr. Matthew Rogatzki, assistant professor of health and human performance at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and his research team suggests something that may be surprising – that playing football in the absence of concussion injury is no more dangerous to the brain than any other sport. A […]