1. Speed pays when it comes to cutting college costs (day 2 news summary)

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – Getting through college more quickly is a potential route to significant cost-savings for students, University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly told the Board of Regents Friday, in a wide-ranging discussion of quality, affordability, and differential tuition issues. “We need to be clearer about results of choices that students and families make

  2. UW System News – Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “At this time I’d like to share some news from around the UW System. “Let’s start with UW-La Crosse.  Later today, UW-La Crosse will officially receive the “2009 U.S. Department of Commerce Export Award for International Student Recruiting and Program Development.” In the last 10 years, UW-La Crosse has strategically increased its international student numbers

  3. UW-Madison chancellor stresses research excellence (day 1 news summary)

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December Meeting, Day One News Summary

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin-Madison is consistently ranked among the finest research universities in the world. The challenge going forward is to maintain that status in the face of dwindling state support, Chancellor Biddy Martin told the UW System Board of Regents on Thursday. “We’re going to need more flexibility so we can help

  4. CLARIFICATION: Two UW campuses remain open this morning

    As local conditions permit, two University of Wisconsin System campuses will remain OPEN today. UW-Milwaukee and UW-Superior this morning were exempted from the Governor’s order to close all State offices, based on local assessments that conditions do not warrant closure at this hour. Chancellors at the two campuses will closely monitor conditions throughout the day

  5. UW System Board of Regents to meet with modified agenda

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet heretomorrow and Friday for its regularly scheduled meeting. Due to severe weather today, the meeting agenda will be modified in the following ways: A tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) scheduled for 8amtomorrow has been canceled. The Regents will

  6. Regents to honor outstanding UW System teachers

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has announced that two professors and one academic department will receive the Regents’ 17th annual Teaching Excellence Awards.  It is the highest recognition bestowed on members of UW System’s faculty and academic staff for outstanding career achievements in teaching. The 2009 recipients are: Dôna

  7. Regents hear from author on how to promote college success, overcome challenges

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    EAU CLAIRE – America may have “gotten it” – realizing that the future success of our society depends on doing a better job at education at all levels – but the real prospect of long-term economic pressures will make that job extremely challenging. That was the message from author Michael McPherson in a presentation to

  8. UW-Eau Claire students engaged, transforming future

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October Meeting, Day One News Summary

    EAU CLAIRE – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is taking an active role in shaping the future, said UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich, in welcoming the UW System Board of Regents to the campus Thursday. “Transformation isn’t an abstract idea here.  It’s what happens every day,” Levin-Stankevich said. Outlining the university’s vision of “Transforming Our

  9. UW-Stevens Point chancellor search committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 19-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Linda Bunnell. Reilly appointed 10 faculty members, two academic staff members, one classified staff member, and two student representatives to the committee. They are joined by one

  10. Alliant Energy’s Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards honor exceptional UW System instructors

    MADISON―Four members of the University of Wisconsin System’s teaching faculty have earned the 2009 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards for their outstanding commitment to student success. The annual awards go to four teachers from UW System campuses located within the Alliant Energy service area. This year’s recipients are: Susan Hagness, professor of electrical

  11. UW campus Growth Agenda Projects to benefit student learning in strategic areas

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System today announced more than $1 million of grants to support 18 new Growth Agenda projects across the state. UW System leaders reallocated existing funds to align with projects that directly advance the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin – the university’s effort to graduate more students, create more well-paying jobs, and

  12. Regents hear how UW System research can create jobs, industry partnerships

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents September Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    WHITEWATER, Wis. – In its first major report to the Board of Regents, the Research to Jobs Task Force presented about two dozen recommendations on ways to create jobs through UW-led research and increasing the technology transfer to Wisconsin companies. “If we make the small investments, we’ll get big returns,” said Carl Gulbrandsen, managing director

  13. UW-Whitewater offers hands-on learning, entrepreneurial focus

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents September Meeting, Day One News Summary

  14. UW faculty members receive grants supporting state’s economic development

    MADISON, Wis. – Eight University of Wisconsin System faculty members have received awards through the Applied Research Grant Program, a collaborative effort between UW System and the WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc., to develop commercial applications of their research. The purpose of the Applied Research Grant program is to provide funding for projects directly enhancing the

  15. Regents approve modest, predictable tuition increase

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents July Meeting News Summary

    MADISON – As part of approving a $2.2 billion annual operating budget, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents on Thursday set tuition for the 2009-10 academic year, agreeing to a 5.5 percent tuition increase for most undergraduate students.  Only one Regent voted against the budget, which maintains the same rate of tuition increase as

  16. Message from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly on furloughs

    Dear UW System Colleagues: On  June 23, I shared with you the State’s official plans for implementing mandatory furloughs for all State and University employees, and I outlined efforts to develop UW System’s corresponding plans. With the new fiscal year upon us, the compressed timeline allowed for relatively brief consultation with faculty, academic staff, and

  17. UW System Board of Regents to set tuition July 9

    Proposal extends freeze at 13 UW Colleges for third consecutive year Most students at four-year campuses will see $280 annual increases MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is scheduled to approve an annual operating budget and set tuition rates for the 2009-10 academic year next week in Madison. The budget recommended by UW

  18. Message from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly on state budget

    To: All UW System Faculty, Academic Staff, and Classified Staff “The State of Wisconsin yesterday released some additional details and principles relating to mandatory furloughs for all State and University of Wisconsin System employees, including an executive order from Governor Jim Doyle directing the university and other branches of government to develop specific furlough plans

  19. UW System Board of Regents announces new leadership

    MADISON – Regent Charles Pruitt of Milwaukee has been elected the new President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.  Pruitt, who had served as Board Vice President for the last two years, was elected by a unanimous vote of the Board last week.  He succeeds Mark J. Bradley in the position. Regent

  20. Regents recognize 2009 recipients of Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday honored this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence, the highest recognition bestowed on members of the UW System’s academic staff. The 2009 recipients are: Amy Lloyd, Leadership Training Coordinator for Student Life at UW-River Falls; Lezli Redmond, Director of Statewide

  21. Regents hear UW System accountability highlights

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June Meeting Day One News Summary

    New report aligns accountability measures with strategic priorities MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System met or partially met its goals on 17 of 20 indicators used to track its higher education performance for 2008-09, the UW Board of Regents was told Thursday. “The performance measures we are tracking go far beyond the traditional, widely-used

  22. UW-Platteville chancellor search committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly yesterday appointed a 19-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Platteville Chancellor David Markee, who will retire in August. Reilly appointed 10 faculty members, two academic staff members, one classified staff member, and two student representatives to the committee. They

  23. Regents to honor winners of 2009 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

    MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence tomorrow in Madison. This is the highest recognition bestowed on members of the UW System’s academic staff. The 2009 recipients are: Amy Lloyd, Leadership Training Coordinator for Student Life at UW-River Falls; Lezli Redmond, Director

  24. Budget Update: Message to all UW System faculty and staff from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly

    “Late Thursday night, and into the wee hours of Friday morning, the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) completed its work on the State’s 2009-11 biennial budget. As we prepare for the next phase of this process, I wanted to provide a brief update on key items. “You’ll recall that we began this budget process

  25. New accountability report focuses on strategic goals

    More students are completing degrees, and taking fewer credits to do so

    MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System today released a new report, “Investing in Wisconsin’s Future” – the latest in an annual series of accountability reports dating back to 1993.  This year’s report has been revamped to directly reflect the UW System’s strategic plan and efforts to advance its Growth Agenda for Wisconsin. “As

  26. Ford recommended as UW-Parkside chancellor

    Ford

    MADISON, Wis. — Dr. Deborah L. Ford, Vice President of Student Affairs at University of West Florida, has been recommended as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Parkside Chancellor Search announced the recommendation today.  Following action by the

  27. UW System honors students for essays on the value of liberal education

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly announced today the three undergraduate student winners of the fourth annual UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition.  The competition, which was established to support and promote liberal education throughout the state’s public university system, invited students to discuss the ways that a liberal

  28. University committed to mission in tough economic times

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents May Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MILWAUKEE –Following up on new reports that the state’s budget crisis is likely worse than anticipated, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly reiterated to the Board of Regents Friday that the University will not be immune from the impact of the economic downturn. But he also reaffirmed that the University will continue to advocate for

  29. Message from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly on state budget

    To: All UW System Faculty, Academic Staff, and Classified Staff “As you may have heard in the news, Governor Doyle today announced his response to manage a growing state budget deficit. New projections show that the shortfall for 2009-11 is projected to be about $1 billion higher than initially expected, now totaling more than $6

  30. Students design campaign to combat alcohol and drug abuse

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents May Meeting Day One News Summary

    MILWAUKEE – In the past few months, two students from the UW-Milwaukee community died as a result of alcohol and drug abuse. Unfortunately, the possibility of a similar tragedy happening on other campuses is something that all UW institutions must confront, said UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago. “The challenge before us is substantial…So what do we

  31. Regents to consider doctoral programs at UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire

    Doctor of Nursing Practice addresses state's growing workforce needs

    MADISON, Wis. – For the first time, two University of Wisconsin System comprehensive campuses could offer doctoral degrees. The new programs would address changing professional requirements in the field of nursing and help meet growing workforce demand for healthcare professionals. The Board of Regents will consider this week requests from UW-Eau Claire and UW-Oshkosh to

  32. Regents to review modified conduct rules

    Additional changes respond to concerns raised during two-year review

    MADISON, Wis. – After a two-year process, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will review two revised administrative rules covering student conduct and conduct on university property.  If approved by the Regents next week in Milwaukee, the revised rules will be submitted to the State Legislature. Over the last two years, UW System

  33. UW System stepping up efforts to manage textbook costs for students

    MADISON, Wis. – Encouraging professors to name textbooks early will give students more time to find the best deals. That is one of several guidelines the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will consider next week, as part of an ongoing effort to manage rising textbook costs. Universities across the country are grappling with

  34. UW-Stevens Point chancellor to step down in May

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Chancellor Linda Hunt Bunnell, the 13th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, announced today that she will step down from her leadership post on May 31 to return to her consulting firm based in Denver. She has led the university since June 2004. “We can all be proud of our

  35. UW-Parkside chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. A 19-member search and screen committee, chaired by UW-Parkside Professor Greg Mayer, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents.  Regent Mike Falbo,

  36. UW System hosts Entrepreneurship Summit

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System will host its first Entrepreneurship Summit Thursday (April 2) on the UW-Stevens Point campus.  Recognizing the importance of preparing students for success in the global economy, the summit will explore ways of integrating entrepreneurship concepts into the core educational experience. The one-day event provides an opportunity for

  37. UW undergraduate students to showcase research in Capitol Rotunda

    MADISON, Wis. – About 100 of the University of Wisconsin System’s best and brightest undergraduate students will fill the Capitol Rotunda this week to share their original research findings with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and supporters. The sixth annual “Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Student Research,” will take place Wednesday, April

  38. UW System reacts to proposed Capital Budget

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System leaders today reacted to the release of Governor Jim Doyle’s recommended 2009-11 Capital Budget. University leaders praised the significant new investments in academic, research, and student facilities, and pledged to continue pursuing new ways to streamline the building process. Overall, the plan calls for $194 million in state-supported

  39. UW-Platteville Chancellor to retire

    Reilly praises campus growth under Chancellor Markee’s leadership

    Markee

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor David Markee today announced his plans to retire in August 2009. Markee, one of the longest serving chancellors in the UW System today, has served UW-Platteville in the top leadership post since 1996. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly praised Markee for his many accomplishments, noting that he

  40. UW System enrollment tops 175,000

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System recently released its complete Fall 2008 enrollment data, showing a record number of students pursuing degrees at the 26 campuses. In the academic year beginning in September 2008, UW System’s enrollment reached 175,056 – an increase of 1,663 from the previous year, and an all-time record for

  41. Regents discuss challenges, opportunities of state budget

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March Meeting News Summary

    Recipients of first Regents Diversity Awards honored MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents gathered for a one-day meeting on Thursday, devoting most of the session to broad discussions about two issues – the proposed 2009-11 biennial state budget and next steps in the UW System’s work on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  42. UW Regents to discuss budget allocations this week

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet this week to discuss the 2009-11 State Budget and its impact on UW campuses. At this early stage of the budget process, most of the discussion will be for informational purposes only. However, the Board must take action on general budget allocation

  43. Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents will honor the first-ever winners of its Regents Diversity Awards on March 5 in Madison.  The awards program was established by the Board to recognize and support individuals and programs in the UW System that foster access and success in university life for historically underrepresented

  44. UW System Board of Regents to hold public hearing on rules

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is inviting public comment on recommended changes to university rules regarding student conduct and conduct on university property. The public hearing will be at UW-Milwaukee on Thursday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 280 of the Zelazo Center, 2419 E. Kenwood

  45. UW works to protect more students from tuition increases while facing daunting financial challenges

    MADISON, Wis. – For the first time, the University of Wisconsin System and the Governor have worked together on a plan to cover tuition increases for families with need who earn up to the state’s median family income of $60,000. Reacting to Governor Jim Doyle’s proposed budget for the 2009-11 biennium, UW System President Kevin

  46. UW System applauds federal investment in higher education

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly released the following statement regarding the federal economic stimulus package signed today by President Obama: “We are pleased that our Congressional leaders recognize the vital role that higher education can play in reenergizing our economy and bolstering our resilience as we face the future.   The

  47. In spite of downturn, UW System focused on long-term goals

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – In a time of uncertain budget prospects, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly reiterated the university’s intent to stand by the goals spelled out in the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin. “We are convinced that this is the right path for our State, and we will continue working closely with the Governor and the

  48. Regents hear progress on Growth Agenda Action Steps

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON – The UW System Board of Regents began its Thursday meeting with a comprehensive progress report on the Growth Agenda Action Steps, derived one year ago from a strategic planning process. “There has been a tremendous amount of activity around these eleven Action Steps,” said UW System President Kevin P. Reilly. “We have made

  49. 2009 Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Award Recipients Announced

    MADISON, Wis. – Four University of Wisconsin System students will receive this year’s Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Awards, recognizing outstanding scholarship and community service. Tera Burr of UW-Platteville expects to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Spanish. Tera is a member of the

  50. New sources of financial aid help keep college affordable

    MADISON, Wis. – With families wondering if they can afford college, new private and public investments are providing additional financial aid for students. In a presentation to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today, President Kevin P. Reilly discussed significant progress being made to increase need-based student aid. Reilly announced that nearly 2,000

  51. KnowHow2GOWisconsin/EdVest Video Contest award winners announced

    MADISON— Alexander Siy, a middle school student from Brookfield, is the winner of the inaugural KnowHow2GOWisconsin/EdVest Video Contest. Siy, whose video includes an original song composed by the eighth-grader, will receive an EdVest scholarship of $1,000. Micole and Megan Gauvin from Beloit, the contest’s second place winners, will each receive EdVest scholarships of $500. Third

  52. UW System applauds education investment in federal stimulus package

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System leaders today applauded action by the House Appropriations Committee on an economic stimulus package that includes significant funding for higher education. The package expands funding for financial aid, university facilities, and scientific research. “In these difficult economic times, when families are wondering whether they can afford college, this

  53. Regents appoint two UW System chancellors

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today formally appointed new chancellors at UW-Green Bay and UW-River Falls, approving all terms of their employment. Thomas K. Harden was appointed as the chancellor of UW-Green Bay, with an annual salary of $216,000. He will take office on June 1, 2009. Dean Van Galen was appointed