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News Packages for January 30, 2023

Photo of UWM alum, UWNS, Jan. 30, 2023


UWM alum creates a business interpreting in sign language for pro sports teams

Brice Christianson is an alumnus of UW-Milwaukee’s Interpreter Training Program in the School of Education who has made a business out of sports and entertainment interpreting.

Download text and images: Pro sports sign language zip


Photo of UWO kinesiology research, UWNS, January 30, 2023

New Sport Performance and Injury Research Lab to boost UWO kinesiology research

The kinesiology and athletic training department at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is taking its research game to the next level with the launch of the new Sport Performance and Injury Research Lab (SPIRL).

Download text and images: Kinesiology research zip


Photo of construction site, UWNS, January 30, 2023

UW-Platteville to host inaugural Construction Safety Summit, welcome safety professionals from across country

The University of Wisconsin–Platteville, along with industry partners, is hosting the inaugural Construction Safety Summit, March 27-30. The event is open to construction safety professionals at any stage in their career, as well as manufacturers and distributors in the safety field.

Download text and images: Inaugural Construction Safety Summit zip

News Packages for January 23, 2023

Photo of UWL instructor Nick Dobbs, UWNS, January 23, 2023

Giving back through teaching: UWL alum Nick Dobbs is teaching students accounting — and a whole lot more

Nick Dobbs, UW-La Crosse ’17, overcame a life-altering motorcycle accident to earn his degree. Now, he is sharing his knowledge and life perspective as an instructor in UWL’s Accountancy Department.

Download text and images: Giving back through teaching zip

Photo of UWM alum Brandon Tschacher, UWNS, January 23, 2023


UWM alum leading an effort to build an esports culture in Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee alum Brandon Tschacher is helping to build the MKESports Alliance, which hosted the first “esports summit” in Milwaukee in March 2022. But he also likes to play the old-school games he grew up with.

Download text and images: Esports culture zip


Photo of UW-River Falls Esports Arena, UWNS, January 23, 2023

UW-River Falls unveils esports arena, will field varsity team in 2023

Members of the University of Wisconsin–River Falls campus community now have access to a state-of-the-art arena for playing competitive video games, and the Athletic Department has a tremendous advantage in recruiting students when esports becomes its 18th varsity sport in fall 2023.

Download text and images: Esports Arena zip

Photo of UW-Stout golf enterprise management students, UWNS, January 23, 2023


On the upswing: Growing state golf industry reinforces need for GEM graduates

Wisconsin has long been known for its great cheese, cranberries, beer and sausage, but in the past couple of decades it has become a destination for something else: Great golf. The golf enterprise management program at UW-Stout is designed to meet that demand with graduates ready to step into management positions across the industry.

Download text and images: Growing state golf industry zip

News Packages for January 16, 2023

Photo of UWEC chemistry course testing beer color for a local brewery, UWNS, 1/16/2023

Blugolds tap into the chemistry of brewing

Students in a chemistry lab course with Dr. Scott Bailey-Hartsel, UW-Eau Claire professor of chemistry and biochemistry, conducted color analysis research at Modicum Brewery in Altoona, analysis that allowed students to apply their chemistry knowledge and lab skills to helping an area small business achieve quality control through the use of technology available to the university.

Download text and images: Chemistry of brewing zip


Photo of cat illustrating UW-Madison story about medicine flavor research, UWNS, 1/16/2023

What medication flavors do cats prefer? Science says none.

UW-Madison researchers studied ways to increase medicine acceptance among cats by comparing flavor acceptance in liquid medications.

Download text and images: Cat medicine flavors zip


Photo of UW-Stevens Point Associate Professor Tim Buchholz performing, UWNS, 1/16/2023

UW-Stevens Point professor finds common ground in jazz music, adventure racing

Improvisational jazz music and adventure racing are not often spoken about in the same sentence or found to have much in common. That is, unless you know Tim Buchholz, an associate professor of music at UW-Stevens Point campuses in Wausau and Stevens Point.

Download text and images: Jazz music and adventure racing zip

News Packages for January 9, 2023

Photo of UWGB athletic training students, UWNS, January 9, 2023

Athletic trainers help solve the patient care crunch

Athletic trainers can provide physicians with the help they need, and athletic training students are seeing value in that new role option. “I love working with the variety of patients,” says Madeliene Corbin, a UW-Green Bay masters of athletic training student in her final year of the program.

Download text and images: Athletic training zip


Photo of happiness course students, UWNS, January 9, 2023

A lesson in happiness: Seminar course explores ways to spread happiness

Students at UW-La Crosse are finding new ways to spread happiness. Fall semester, Assistant Professor of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation Jennifer Taylor instructed a First Year Seminar course on the science of happiness.

Download text and images: Lesson in happiness zip

Photo of UW-Stout art professor, UWNS, January 9, 2023


Brush with fame: Tozer paints in semifinals of U.K. portrait reality show

UW-Stout art professor Tim Tozer stands out during a popular national competition in his native country.

Download text and images: Portrait reality show zip

News Packages for December 26, 2022

Photo of UWEC Women's Club Rugby Championship, UWNS, 12/26/2022


UW-Eau Claire women’s rugby club team wins national title

The University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire women’s rugby club team won the National Collegiate Rugby Division II National Championship on Dec. 4 in Houston.

Download text and images: Rugby championship zip


Photo of UWGB student Nadia Neziri, UWNS, 12/26/2022

Rising Phoenix empowered Nadia Neziri to test-drive college

Nadia Neziri will be walking onto UW-Green Bay’s campus as a first-year student but with the academic standing of a JuniorAll thanks to the Rising Phoenix program that enables selected high school students to concurrently take two years of college courses.

Download text and images: Rising Phoenix zip


Photo of Wisconsin Special Olympics, UWNS, 12/26/2022

UW-Whitewater to host Special Olympics in 2023

More than 1,800 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and coaches will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to compete in the 2023 State Summer Games. The event is scheduled to take place June 8-10 and will include competitions in powerlifting, gymnastics, track and field, tennis, soccer and cornhole.

Download text and images: Special Olympics zip