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News Packages for May 29, 2023

Photo of Walk with an Eagle program at UW-La Crosse, UWNS, May 29, 2023

Walk with an Eagle: Rec therapy program benefits students and adults 50-plus

UW-La Crosse recreational therapy students are gaining soft skills and practical abilities critical to successful careers in health care — one step at a time. Assistant Professor Jennifer Taylor has partnered with AARP Wisconsin and UWL Community Engagement to launch the Walk with an Eagle program, the first of its kind in the state.

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Image of UWO transit research, UWNS, May 29, 2023

UWO Whitburn Center student interns take lead role in Oshkosh transportation survey

They can hardly be called interns. With a variety of majors, a trio of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students and one new graduate, have done the lion’s share of the work involved in surveying parents and compiling data about transportation needs in the city of Oshkosh.

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Photo of UW-Stout real estate students, UWNS, May 29, 2023

Real estate property management students prepare to address affordable housing needs throughout the state

Students in the real estate property management program at UW-Stout are discovering ways to address the housing shortage in Wisconsin and how to provide resources to renters through their involvement in the Institute of Real Estate Management student club.

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News Packages for May 22, 2023

Photo of Emma Kleindl, UWL, UWNS, May 22, 2023

Engineering new ways to teach: Preservice teachers collaborate on innovative STEM units

From preventing floods to making a hole in one, UW-La Crosse teacher candidates are finding innovative ways to teach elementary students about science and engineering.

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Photo of UW-Platteville business students helping Honduran entrepreneurs, UWNS, May 22, 2023

Business students provide assistance to Honduran entrepreneurs 

Every year, Dr. Caryn Stanley, associate professor in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Business, pairs teams of students with a local business client for a semester-long project where the students evaluate and propose process improvements. This year, student teams were paired with clients in Honduras, giving them the unique opportunity to help under-resourced entrepreneurs, while navigating a different language and culture.

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Photo of UW-Whitewater at Rock County Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences graduates, UWNS, May 22, 2023

First graduates of unique UW-Whitewater at Rock County bachelor program to cross the stage this May

A program designed to provide working adults with technical college credits a pathway to a bachelor’s degree saw the first cohort of graduates in several years cross the stage on the UW-Whitewater campus on May 13.

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News Packages for May 15, 2023

Photo of UGB art major Kasie Lin Bazan, UWNS, May 15, 2023

An artist rediscovers her muse
Kasie Lin Bazan, UW-Green Bay art major, poses with two pieces of her artwork inside Studio Arts’ 407 Gallery.

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Photo of Kayla Jackson, UWNS, May 15, 2023

First M³ College Connections students are becoming UWM graduates

Kayla Jackson is graduating from UW-Milwaukee in May with a bachelor’s degree and a double major in psychology and neuroscience on the pre-med track. Jackson is one of the first UWM graduates who benefited from the M³ College Connections program, a partnership involving UWM, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Photo of UW-Stout MFA design grad Jackson Yang, UWNS, May 15, 2023

MFA design graduate rediscovers his Hmong culture through traditional art of story cloths and Paj Ntaub

Jackson Yang’s education at UW-Stout has given him confidence in himself and his artwork, but his journey was deeper than his degrees.

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News Packages for May 8, 2023

Photo of UWL Slovakian instructor, UWNS, May 8, 2023

Sharing knowledge and culture: Slovakian instructor Katarina Prochazkova visits UWL on Fulbright scholarship

Katarina Prochazkova of Slovakia is serving as a visiting Management instructor at UW-La Crosse this spring, thanks to a Fulbright scholarship. Prochazkova has also taken the opportunity to learn about Wisconsin culture and share elements of her own culture.

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Photo of world champion UW-Platteville VEX robotics team, UWNS, May 8, 2023

UW-Platteville first to win VEX U World Championship in back-to-back years

The University of Wisconsin–Platteville Robotics Club’s VEX U team, WiscoBots, traveled to Dallas, Texas, to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship April 27-29, where they won the VEX U College and University Competition and became the first team in VEX U history to win the world championship in back-to-back years.

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Photo of Madison Ackley, record-setting UWSP graduate, UWNS, May 8, 2023

UW-Stevens Point accounting student graduates in record time

It’s all about the numbers for 18-year-old Madison Ackley, Crandon, Wis., who will break several records when she graduates from UW-Stevens Point May 20 with a degree in accounting. She will be the youngest graduate in 41 years, the second youngest overall, the youngest female and the youngest Native American to ever graduate from the university.

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