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-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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. UW-Whitewater athletics contributes $7 million to region annually, study finds

    The powerhouse University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athletic program is not only winning national championships and conference titles, it is also injecting millions of dollars into the region. That’s according to a study by the campus’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center, which looked at the financial impact of UW-Whitewater’s 20 intercollegiate teams. Researchers found the Warhawk athletic

  6. Lake Michigan cleanup efforts create economic tidal wave, UW-Whitewater study finds

    kids with snorkels play by a lake

    Efforts to enhance Lake Michigan and its tributaries, wetlands and waterfront communities are creating hundreds of jobs and injecting more than $35 million into the economy of southeast Wisconsin. Those are among the findings of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study that analyzed the economic impact of projects funded by the Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM).

  7. UW-Stout working on water: Federal grant to support student research into lake pollution

    UW-Stout students conduct research on phosphorous pollution in Lake Menomin’s Wolske Bay

    Menomonie, Wis. — How about this for a summer job? Spend eight weeks studying the problem of phosphorous pollution in Menomonie-area lakes. The job pays $500 a week, with a transportation allowance, housing and meals at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Plus, the job includes a mentor to help with getting into graduate school. It’s not too

  8. UW-Parkside: Strong partnership builds new web presence for Town of Somers

    David Sieraski at UW-Parkside

    SOMERS – When web visitors access www.somers.org they find a well-designed, easy-to-navigate site that conveys important information about the town of Somers, a community of more than 10,000 residents in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, and home to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Not long ago, those same visitors may have been challenged to find information

  9. UW-Stout Precollege Program introduces students to life at a university

    clock tower

    A chef-prepared lunch awaited about 25 high school students in the Precollege Program. The menu included Caesar salad, baked chicken breast, potato, vegetable and cheesecake. The students would have to work for their appetizing meal, however. Before they could dig in at the Rendezvous classroom and restaurant at University of Wisconsin-Stout, the participants learned business

  10. UW-Eau Claire, Visit Eau Claire partner to boost area tourism

    bridge on the UW-Eau Claire campus

    EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Visit Eau Claire have formed a strategic partnership to expand and enhance local tourism. The partnership will provide Visit Eau Claire with improved access to new and existing university facilities for events, enabling the organization to more effectively market the Eau Claire area. Visit Eau Claire