1. Regents honors winners of 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its meeting today. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. The 2019 recipients include two individuals and one […]

  2. News Around the UW System – June 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents Over 1,200 Milwaukee-area employers are giving students real-world experiences, helping to expand their skillsets and make important connections. By the time they graduate, nearly 80 percent of UW-Milwaukee students complete an invaluable internship or work study program. UW-Whitewater student Cameron Cudnohowski unearthed three 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon skeletons on an archeological […]

  3. President Cross: UW System meeting the needs of Wisconsin (day 1 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – For a future that includes a dynamic, healthy state economy, the University of Wisconsin System is the answer. That was the message of UW System leadership at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting in Milwaukee. “The UW System is invaluable to this state and we must not be passive when it is so […]

  4. UW System forms Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

    The Freshwater Collaborative is designed to meet the pressing needs of freshwater access and security

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System institutions told the Board of Regents on Thursday that they are developing the nation’s most significant, integrated, multi-campus higher education program to meet the pressing needs of freshwater access and security. The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin would include all 13 UW System institutions, cross multiple disciplines, and solidify […]

  5. Regents’ 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Awards announced

    Educators in Green Bay, River Falls, and Kenosha recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its next meeting in Milwaukee on June 7. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. “This year’s award recipients […]

  6. Dwight C. Watson named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater

    Appointment takes effect Aug. 1

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the 17th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Watson’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Watson will step into […]

  7. Regents honor recipients of Teaching Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored today the recipients of the 2019 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards, which mark their 27th anniversary this year. The awards are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. Regent Janice Mueller, who chaired the selection committee, said the […]

  8. Board of Regents approves two new online Master of Science degree programs

    New graduate degree programs in Applied Biotechnology and Information Technology Management to address industry demand for skilled professionals

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has granted its approval to offer two new online Master of Science degrees: one in Applied Biotechnology and one in Information Technology Management. The two programs will be offered through the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus in collaboration with several UW System campuses. Courses are planned […]

  9. News Around the UW System – April 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents Through the hard work and initiative of UW-Oshkosh senior Brianna Langs, the campus welcomed a prominent national speaker in March to kick off Women’s History Month. Long-time social justice activist Angela Davis used her keynote to inspire a packed crowd of more than 700 in Reeve Union. Davis spoke […]

  10. Regents focus attention on rising student behavioral health challenges (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – Reflecting national trends, the number of students in the University of Wisconsin System seeking help for behavioral health issues has increased dramatically over the last decade. As detailed in a presentation to the Board of Regents Thursday, student visits to campus counseling centers across the UW System have increased by 55% since […]