1. UW-Stout leads Red Cedar River reinvestment

    Menomonie, Wis. — Local and regional partners in a new collaborative effort, led by University of Wisconsin-Stout, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are ready to harness their resources to improve water quality in the Red Cedar River watershed. The DNR recently awarded a $200,000 lake protection grant to the

  2. 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

  3. UW-Green Bay’s Phuture Phoenix marks progress with 200 current students

    Phuture Phoenix, looking forward: For the 2016-2017 school year, Phuture Phoenix is slated to award scholarships to 40 students, totaling nearly $70,000. This figure includes the inaugural awarding of the John M. and Meredith B. Rose Phuture Phoenix Scholarship, worth more than $8,600 and renewable annually, to Joshua Vollmar from Suring, Wis. Vollmar is a

  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-Milwaukee microbiologist leads Lake Michigan’s cleanup crew

    Bradford Beach is enjoying a new day in the sun after aggressive cleanup and naturalization efforts improved water quality and boosted overall beach health. (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)

    Lake Michigan was one of the things that drew Sandra McLellan back to her hometown in 1998, and she made a point of taking her son to the beach. Often. But the beach had changed since her childhood. Beautiful Bradford Beach on Milwaukee’s east side was contaminated by E. coli. At South Shore Beach, runoff

  8. UW-Whitewater geology student wins prestigious Goldwater scholarship

    UW-Whitewater senior and Goldwater Scholar Melanie Sorman, left, and her faculty adviser, Associate Professor Rex Hanger are shown with a 120 million-year-old ammonite fossil in a geology lab at UW-Whitewater on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Sorman has been working with a gamma ray spectrometer, which measures natural radioactivity in rocks and tells the oxygen level of ancient oceans. Hanger described the ammonite as an octopus-like creature stuffed into a coiled shell. Photo by Craig Schreiner.

    UW-Whitewater senior and Goldwater Scholar Melanie Sorman, left, and her faculty adviser, Associate Professor Rex Hanger are shown with a 120 million-year-old ammonite fossil in a geology lab at UW-Whitewater on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Sorman has been working with a gamma ray spectrometer, which measures natural radioactivity in rocks and tells the oxygen level

  9. 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

  10. Studying savings: UW-La Crosse research uncovers potential solutions to city’s taxes

    The city of La Crosse commissioned John Kovari, a UW-La Crosse assistant professor of Political Science and Public Administration, to examine potential solutions to the city’s long-term high property tax problem. La Crosse mayor Tim Kabat says the study will be used as a blueprint to move the city forward.

    The city of La Crosse is an economic hub for the Western Wisconsin region, yet the majority of people who work in the city don’t live in it. Why? The No. 3 reason is La Crosse’s high property taxes, according to a 2014 survey of 8,000 people who work in the city. It’s a long-term