1. UW System Board of Regents to consider deferring implementation of high school graduation test requirement

    header 2 header 3 header 4 header 5 MADISON — The Education Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will consider a resolution on Thursday that would defer implementation of the board’s December 2000 decision regarding use of a state high school graduation test (HSGT) for admissions purposes. By statute, school boards

  2. UW System Board of Regents Meet Dec. 6-7 in Madison

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its regular monthly meeting Dec. 6-7 in Van Hise Hall on the UW-Madison campus.  Please view the full agenda for the meeting. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in 1820 Van Hise, Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen will receive a resolution of appreciation for the

  3. UW System Board of Regents meet Dec. 6-7 in Madison

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its regular monthly meeting Dec. 6-7 in Van Hise Hall on the UW-Madison campus. Please view the full agenda for the meeting. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in 1820 Van Hise, Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen will receive a resolution of appreciation for the

  4. UW System’s David Olien receives national award for dedication to advancing the needs of colleges and universities

    MADISON — David W. Olien, senior vice president for administration with the University of Wisconsin System, was today named the 2001 recipient of the national Marvin D. “Swede” Johnson Achievement Award. The award, created in 1995, was presented in San Diego by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Association of State Colleges

  5. Wisconsin Economic Summit II features keynote speaker Daniel Burrus; registration still available

    MADISON — It’s not too late to register on-line for Wisconsin Economic Summit II, to be held Nov. 26-27 at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee. The process is simple — go to wisconsin.edu/summit and click on “registration,” or call 1-800-222-3623 toll-free. According to Laurie Dies, summit coordinator with the University of Wisconsin System, more

  6. Wisconsin Economic Summit II participants include Governor, Lt. Governor, members of Congress, state legislators

    MADISON — Among the participants at Wisconsin Economic Summit II on Nov. 26-27 at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee will be a number of senior elected officials. Governor Scott McCallum will address the summit on Monday evening following a 5:30 reception. In his remarks, he is expected to touch on some key aspects of

  7. UW System Board of Regents sets executive salaries for 2001-02

    MADISON — The Executive Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, meeting via teleconference, today approved annual salary levels for the chancellors, vice chancellors and senior officers of the UW System. Pay plan increases are retroactive to July 1, 2001 under a plan approved in October by the legislature’s Joint Committee on

  8. Wisconsin Bankers Association members support upcoming Wisconsin Economic Summit II

    MADISON — Twenty-nine members of the Wisconsin Bankers Association have committed a total of $51,500 to help underwrite the cost of Wisconsin Economic Summit II, to be held Nov. 26-27 at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee. The summit is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin System and the Board of Regents, in cooperation with

  9. UW System Board of Regents to meet Nov. 8-9 in Madison

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its regular monthly meeting Nov. 8-9 in Van Hise Hall on the UW-Madison campus. A complete agenda for the meeting is available on-line at wisconsin.edu by clicking on the “Board of Regents” link. On Thursday, the meeting will open with three presentations at

  10. Wisconsin Economic Summit II in November will focus on an ‘economy at the crossroads’

    MADISON — Final plans are taking shape for the second Wisconsin Economic Summit, to be held Nov. 26-27, at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee. The summit is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin System and the Board of Regents, in cooperation with business and government leaders from throughout the state. The theme of this

  11. University of Wisconsin System observes 30th anniversary of merger

    MADISON — Thirty years ago this week, on Oct. 12, 1971, the statewide University of Wisconsin System was created by the merger of the Wisconsin State Universities and the University of Wisconsin. On Thursday, the UW System will observe its “pearl” anniversary with a dinner at the Milwaukee Public Museum. More than 300 persons are

  12. UW System Board of Regents to meet Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5 at UW-Eau Claire

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next regular meeting Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5, at the UW-Eau Claire campus. The full agenda is available on-line. Two all-regents-invited sessions are planned Thursday, starting at 10:30 a.m. A brief progress report on “Plan 2008,” the UW System’s 10-year initiative to

  13. University of Wisconsin System to cancel classes Friday afternoon in observance of ‘National Day of Prayer and Remembrance’

    MADISON — UW System President Katharine Lyall today announced that all classes at all campuses will be canceled Friday afternoon, September 14, starting at noon, in observance of the “National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001,” proclaimed earlier today by President George W. Bush. The

  14. Brittingham Art Invitational features talent of UW System artists

    MADISON — The works of University of Wisconsin System visual artists will be on display starting Monday (Sept. 10) to April 8, 2002, as part of the first Brittingham Art Invitational. The invitational showcases selected pieces of artwork of 17 art faculty and instructors from throughout the 26-campus university system, said UW System President Katharine

  15. UW System Board of Regents to meet September 6-7 in Madison

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next regular meeting Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6-7, in Van Hise Hall on the UW-Madison campus. A full agenda for the meeting is available. On Thursday, the Education Committee will convene at 10:30 a.m. in 1820 Van Hise for a presentation on

  16. University of Wisconsin System responds positively to Governor’s budget actions

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine Lyall says she is pleased with today’s actions by Governor Scott McCallum concerning the 2001-03 state budget. “From our perspective, this budget has come out well,” said Lyall. “It provides more than $30 million in new funding for the Economic Stimulus Package proposed earlier this year by

  17. Shepard named chancellor at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

    MADISON — W. Bruce Shepard, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Oregon University, was today named the fourth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Shepard’s appointment is effective Nov. 1 and was recommended by a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents, which interviewed four finalists for the position

  18. Statement by Jay L. Smith, president University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    “With the support we have received today, the UW System at every campus will be better positioned to help advance the state economy by enrolling more students and producing more graduates for important high-tech jobs in the future. We are grateful that this budget will give the university some important flexibility and a boost to

  19. Statement by Katharine C. Lyall, president University of Wisconsin System

    “Congratulations to the Conference Committee for reaching an agreement on the biennial budget that invests in Wisconsin’s economic future. We are pleased that the conferees were able to agree that even in tight fiscal times, the University of Wisconsin System can help promote economic growth. “We are especially grateful for full funding in the second

  20. Finalists named for position of chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall has announced the names of four finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-Green Bay. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search, chaired by Regent Patrick Boyle, which will interview the finalists in Madison

  21. UW System Board of Regents to set 2001-02 tuition levels at Thursday’s meeting

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet Thursday, July 12, to adopt the annual operating budget and set tuition levels for 2001-02. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. in 1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr., on the UW-Madison campus. Since a state budget for the new biennium has not

  22. University leaders praise State Senate action on higher education budget

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System leaders today praised the Wisconsin State Senate for its passage of a state budget that includes major investments that will enable more students to enroll in high tech, high demand fields. “Wisconsin’s economy is at a critical juncture,” noted Jay L. Smith, president of the UW System Board of

  23. Statements concerning today’s action by the State Senate majority caucus

    Katharine Lyall, President, University of Wisconsin System “In addition to what the Governor and Joint Finance Committee have already proposed, funding for our statewide Economic Stimulus Package remains the UW System’s highest budget priority. Today’s action by the Senate Democrats puts that package into the budget. This is very helpful to the university but, even

  24. Massachusetts educator Cora B. Marrett named chief academic officer of the University of Wisconsin System

    MILWAUKEE — Cora Bagley Marrett, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for the past four years, was today named chief academic officer of the University of Wisconsin System. The appointment is effective August 1. Marrett will succeed David J. Ward, who retired as senior vice president for academic

  25. Board of Regents concludes dismissal proceedings against UW-Superior professor John Marder

    MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, meeting today at Milwaukee’s Miller Park, voted to dismiss UW-Superior professor John Marder. After meeting in closed session, the board approved a motion 11-3 in open session to dismiss the associate professor of communicating arts who teaches journalism. Voting against the motion were Regents Jonathan

  26. UW System Board of Regents to meet at UW-Milwaukee, Miller Park June 7-8

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next meeting Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, at UW-Milwaukee and Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Several items on the board’s agenda may be of interest to local, regional and state reporters, including: The Fourth Annual UWM Urban Initiatives Conference, “Making Our Lives

  27. UW System seeks to further strengthen Wisconsin PK-16 education

    MADISON — Strengthening the way teachers are trained is one of the key strategies of a proposed University of Wisconsin System plan to further improve the state public education system from pre-kindergarten through college. The UW System Board of Regents is scheduled to vote at its meeting this Thursday and Friday on the proposed PK-16

  28. UW System, Wisconsin Technical Colleges improve opportunities for nursing transfers, address critical health care need

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) will sign an agreement Thursday that will improve transfer opportunities and help address the state’s critical need for nurses. Starting this fall, graduates of any WTCS campus who hold an associate degree in nursing (ADN) will be eligible to transfer with

  29. Most Wisconsin-resident UW System alumni remain in the state after graduation, study shows

    MADISON — An estimated 27,000 students received degrees this year at campuses throughout the University of Wisconsin System. According to a new report, the great majority of new bachelor’s degree graduates will stay in Wisconsin, and more than 98 percent of them will find employment. The study indicates that more than 81 percent of Wisconsin-resident

  30. Ronald Singer named associate vice president for academic affairs with the University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON — Ronald M. Singer, associate vice chancellor for planning, budget and resource allocation and graduate dean at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, has been named associate vice president for academic affairs with the UW System, effective July 16. The appointment was announced by Al Beaver, interim senior vice president for academic affairs. In his new

  31. William Kuepper named interim chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

    MADISON — William Kuepper, vice chancellor and provost emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been named interim chancellor, effective July 1. Mark Perkins, chancellor at UW-Green Bay since 1994, was recently appointed president of Towson University in Maryland. He begins his new duties there on July 1. The search for a permanent successor

  32. UW System Board of Regents to meet at River Falls May 10-11

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next meeting Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, on the campus of UW-River Falls. Several items on the board’s agenda may be of interest to local, regional and state reporters, including: Dedication of the UW-River Falls Distinguished Teachers Recognition Wall Lobby, 11 a.m. Thursday, Walker

  33. David J. Ward named interim director of UW System Learning Innovations

    MADISON – David J. Ward, former senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin System, has been named interim director of UW System Learning Innovations. Ward, 58, will begin his new position June 11 and lead the university’s e-learning support organization until a permanent director is hired. The current director, Michael Offerman,

  34. Learning Innovations founder to become president of Capella University

    MADISON — Michael Offerman, the founding leader of the University of Wisconsin System’s Learning Innovations Center, has been recruited as the new president of Capella University, the world’s largest online university, based in Minneapolis. “Mike Offerman has been a tremendous leader in the online education field, both in Wisconsin and nationally, and this appointment is

  35. UW System Board of Regents committee to hold hearing in dismissal case

    MADISON — The Personnel Matters Review Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold a hearing Tuesday, May 1, in the dismissal proceedings against UW-Superior faculty member John Marder. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. in 1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. The hearing will be held in open

  36. Statement by UW System President Katharine Lyall concerning UW-Madison’s NCAA infractions self report

    “Throughout this long process, UW-Madison officials have handled the investigation with the seriousness it deserves. Today’s report is a thorough analysis of a very complex subject. While we cannot predict how the NCAA will respond to the report and the self-imposed penalties, I do appreciate the exhaustive work UW-Madison has done reviewing the situation and

  37. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents announces Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence

    MADISON — Academic staff members from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Marathon County have each been named recipients of the 2001 Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence. The awards were presented today during the regular meeting of the Board of Regents. The two recipients are Julie Kline, outreach and academic program coordinator in the Center for Latin American

  38. Statement from Katharine Lyall on the appointment of David Ward as president of the American Council on Education

    MADISON — Katharine Lyall, president of the University of Wisconsin System, issued the following statement today concerning the appointment of former UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward as president of the American Council on Education: “On behalf of all of David Ward’s many friends and colleagues in the University of Wisconsin System, I want to congratulate him

  39. University of Wisconsin System freshmen are satisfied with campus experience, new survey research shows

    MADISON — Nearly three out of four new freshmen at University of Wisconsin (UW) System campuses are enjoying the experience of campus life, and 80% would attend the same institution if they had it to do over again. These are some of the findings of a new survey, conducted in October 2000 and released this

  40. President Katharine Lyall appoints committee for UW-Green Bay chancellor search

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the appointment of a 19-member committee to search for a successor to UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mark Perkins, who was recently named president of Towson (MD) University. The committee will be chaired by Scott Furlong, associate professor of public and environmental affairs. He will

  41. UW System Board of Regents adopts resolution supporting continued human embryonic stem cell research

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today adopted a resolution strongly supporting “the continuation of human embryonic stem cell research that is conducted according to the highest ethical standards.” The full board acted on a resolution forwarded yesterday by its Business and Finance Committee. On Thursday, the committee heard a presentation

  42. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents reaffirms commitment to diversity

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday, March 9, reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to diversity and “to the goals of achieving equality of opportunity and access to education” in its admissions policies. The board’s restatement of its commitment to diversity followed an update on the progress of Plan 2008, the

  43. UW System Board of Regents commits to additional economic stimulus budget proposal

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Thursday adopted a resolution endorsing an “Economic Stimulus Package,” a two-year supplement to the UW System biennial operating budget proposal advanced last month by Governor Scott McCallum. In introducing the budget item, Regent President Jay L. Smith noted that Governor McCallum had been supportive of

  44. UW System Regent committee recommends discontinuation of dismissal proceeding against UW-Superior faculty member

    MADISON — The Personnel Matters Review Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, concerning the possible dismissal of a UW-Superior faculty member, today recommended that “while the charges were advanced with probable cause, the record . . does not support a dismissal for cause.” The faculty member, John Marder, is a tenured,

  45. UW System’s Women and Science Program receives national Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System’s Women and Science Program received a Certificate of Excellence recently as part of the nationwide Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Faculty Development to Enhance Undergraduate Teaching and Learning. The Hesburgh Awards are sponsored by TIAA-CREF and presented at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE).

  46. Six sponsors supporting ‘UW Day,’ Wednesday’s celebration of the University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON — More than 600 friends of the UW System will make visits to their state legislators, and an estimated 2,000 guests will attend an evening reception at Monona Terrace, during the first-ever “UW Day” celebration in Madison on Wednesday. Four companies and two foundations have agreed to provide support for the celebration of the

  47. Special Regent committee recommends Dr. Douglas Hastad as next chancellor of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    MADISON — Dr. Douglas N. Hastad, interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse since June 2000, has been recommended to the UW System Board of Regents for appointment as the next chancellor of the university. The full board will act on the recommendation at its March 9 meeting in Madison. The appointment would be

  48. Statement by Katharine Lyall in response to Governor’s budget proposal for 2001-03

    The following statement by Katharine Lyall, president of the University of Wisconsin System, was released today following Governor Scott McCallum’s biennial budget address: “We have worked hard during the past year to demonstrate how the UW System can help energize Wisconsin’s long-term growth in the new economy. The recent, highly successful, Wisconsin Economic Summit underscored

  49. Finalists named for position of chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the names of four finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-La Crosse. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-La Crosse Chancellor Search, chaired by Regent Jonathan Barry, which will interview the finalists in Madison

  50. ‘UW Day: Building Wisconsin’s Future’ will celebrate, demonstrate value of public higher education March 7

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System today announced plans to host a major celebration of public higher education on Wednesday, March 7 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. “UW Day: Building Wisconsin’s Future,” is the title of the event, which was introduced by UW System

  51. Board of Regents committee to review making high school graduation test an admissions requirement

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Jay L. Smith today asked the Board’s Education Committee to study further the issue of requiring Wisconsin high school student applicants to demonstrate that they’ve taken a state or local graduation test prior to admission. “There are so many questions about this,” said Smith, “and

  52. University of Wisconsin System to seek more federal funds for education, research

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hear a special presentation on Systemwide federal government relations tomorrow during its regular monthly meeting in Madison. Steve Gunderson, a long-time member of Congress from Wisconsin’s Third District, will speak to the Board at 11:45 a.m. in 1820 Van Hise Hall. The topic of

  53. Statement by UW System President Katharine Lyall

    Katharine Lyall, president of the University of Wisconsin System, issued the following statement today in advance of Governor Thompson’s final “State of the State” Address. “It’s been my privilege to work with Governor Thompson throughout his 14 years in office. During that time, I’ve come to recognize and appreciate how deeply he believes in education