Recent UW System News

  • Wisconsin’s higher education partners hold statewide Equity in the Classroom Conference

    December 6, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—Approximately 500 college and university instructors attended today’s Equity in the Classroom Conference, which took place at Madison College with keynote presentations livestreamed to four additional sites across the state:  Northcentral Technical College, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Milwaukee, and St. Norbert College. The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities […]

  • UW System puts focus on expanding college opportunities for nontraditional students (day 2 news summary)

    December 6, 2019

    WHITEWATER, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is expanding opportunities for adult learners. At today’s UW System Board of Regents meeting at UW-Whitewater, the Regents heard about the education options that are available to nontraditional adult learners across the UW System. “Throughout Wisconsin and the nation, people of all ages are seeking a quality education that […]

  • UW System expands opportunities for adult learners

    December 6, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is expanding opportunities for adult learners. At today’s UW System Board of Regents meeting at UW-Whitewater, the regents heard about the education options that are available, or will soon be available, to nontraditional adult learners across the UW System. “Throughout Wisconsin and the nation, people of all ages are […]

  • News Around the UW System – December 2019

    December 6, 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents What started as a pen-pal project between UW-Whitewater students and 2nd graders in Beloit, Wis., has transformed into an award-winning mentorship program. The Little Scholars Program recently won an outstanding achievement award from the Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action. College students write letters to their little buddies, and […]

  • UW-Whitewater mission is to inspire, engage, and transform lives (day 1 news summary)

    December 5, 2019

    WHITEWATER, Wis.—Now in its 151st year, the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater continues to “inspire, engage and transform” the lives of students, faculty and staff – as well as the community, state, region, and world. That was the message from Chancellor Dwight Watson Thursday, as UW-Whitewater hosted the Board of Regents. “We are surely not resting on […]

  • UW System highlights UW-Whitewater’s new Economic Impact Report in latest stop on the All In Wisconsin tour

    The statewide All In Wisconsin tour is aimed at demonstrating the value that UW System brings to Wisconsin

    December 5, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S.  Petersen joined UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson at UW-Whitewater today for the eighth stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour to highlight the findings of UW-Whitewater’s new Economic Impact Report. The tour stop coincides with a UW System Board of Regents meeting […]

  • Katherine P. Frank named new chancellor of UW-Stout

    Appointment takes effect March 1

    November 26, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Katherine P. Frank, Vice President of Academic Innovation and Professor of English at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., has been named the eighth Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Stout. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Frank’s appointment, following a recommendation made by a selection committee. Frank will assume […]

  • UW System applauds signing of AB 38 into law

    November 21, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—A new bipartisan law passed by the Legislature and signed today by Gov. Tony Evers will streamline the process by which University of Wisconsin System faculty members can enter into research contracts involving the university and an organization with which the same faculty members are connected. AB 38 supports the UW System’s innovative and […]

  • UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour visits western Wisconsin

    November 20, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross, Regent President Andrew S. Petersen, and Regents Jason Plante, Cris Peterson, Edmund Manydeeds III, and Karen Walsh joined UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt and UW-Stout Interim Chancellor Patrick Guilfoile for a series of events in western Wisconsin today in the seventh stop of UW System’s All In […]

  • UW System and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation introduce online “how to” Talent Generator

    New online tool will help businesses start successful internship programs

    November 12, 2019

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis.—To make it easier for businesses to launch their own internship programs, the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) have introduced the Talent Generator, a new online tool offering smart tips and best practices for creating and sustaining a successful student talent development program. The easy-to-use, no-cost tool […]