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News Packages for September 26, 2022

Photo of UWRF dairy cows, UWNS, September 26, 2022

UW-River Falls lands grant to research robotic milking

A research project led by a pair of University of Wisconsin-River Falls faculty members has the potential to change the face of the signature industry in America’s Dairyland.

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Photo of Grace Heiss, left, one of a record 1,130 UW-Stout students who had a co-op or internship experience in the past year, UWNS, September 26, 2022

Co-op, internship program benefits record 1,130 students

For Grace Heiss and more than 1,100 other University of Wisconsin-Stout students, this past year was a chance to take their education to the next level — on the job.

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Photo of new Warhawk Marching Band uniforms, UWNS, September 26, 2022

New Warhawk Marching Band uniforms take wing

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Marching Band soared into Perkins Stadium with new uniforms, thanks to Glenn Hayes, professor of music, and uniform designer and alumnus Michael Cesario. The new uniforms feature a design that evokes the wings of a hawk.

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News Packages for September 19, 2022

Photo of UWSP geology majors Bryanna Rayhorn and Lindsey Henricks, UWNS, September 19, 2022

Geology majors gain skills, confidence by working on a remote mountain range above the Arctic Circle

Plenty of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students spend their summers exploring new places and enjoying new experiences, thanks to jobs that take them far from home. However, Bryanna Rayhorn and Lindsey Henricks are likely the only Blugolds whose summer jobs included living and working on a mountain range above the Arctic Circle, an area so remote that they had to take a helicopter to work each day.

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Photo of UWSP alumnus and musician Zachary Finnegan, UWNS, September 19, 2022

Relationships built at UW-Stevens Point send alumnus on a musical world tour

On July 2 of this year, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2018 alumnus Zachary Finnegan found himself on the grounds of Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England, playing trumpet for a crowd of 11,000. It was raining, but as the first song began, the clouds parted and a full a rainbow appeared above the crowd.

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Photo of incoming UW-Superior student Abbey Karnes and her service dog, Darby, UWNS, September 19, 2022

A girl’s best friend: Incoming student and her service dog are TikTok stars

Have you ever been so in tune with a dog that she warned you about having low blood sugar? That’s exactly what Abbey Karnes’ service dog, Darby, does for her. The incoming University of Wisconsin-Superior student and her canine companion have built a following of over 2.2 million fans on TikTok. The duo’s entertaining posts help provide awareness about Type 1 diabetes and educate people about life with a service dog.

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News Packages for September 12, 2022

Photo of UW-Eau Claire business internship consultants, UWNS, September 12, 2022

Students become consultants during Small Business Development Center internships

Some University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students are receiving high-impact work experiences and workforce training while assisting hundreds of startups and growing businesses to be more successful.

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Photo of UWM summer research, UWNS, September 12, 2022

Summer research gives incoming students a head start on college

Andrew Vail and Noah Kulas got immersed in research – literally – at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

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Photo of Scotland immersion experience, UWNS, September 12, 2022

New study abroad program in Scotland gives first-year students JUMPSTART

Touring Edinburgh, Scotland; visiting castles; wandering the Highlands and the Isle of Skye; and dipping a toe into Loch Ness. What more could a recent high school graduate want for a summer experience? Twenty-three incoming first-year students at UW-Stout spent a month this summer living and learning in Scotland at Newbattle Abbey College, a renovated medieval monastery in Dalkeith.

Download text and images: Scotland zip

News Packages for September 5, 2022

Photo of hypnotist Chris Jones, who got his start at UW-La Crosse, UWNS, Sept. 5, 2022

Magic man: Renowned hypnotist Chris Jones got his start at UW-La Crosse

Chris Jones remembers one of his first times performing in front of an audience. It was the mid-2000s, and he was representing the now-defunct Baird Hall in the Mr. UW-La Crosse competition.

Download text and images: Hypnotist zip

Photo of new nursing simulation center at UWM, UWNS, Sept. 5, 2022

New simulation center ready to train next generation of nurses

Hidden behind the red brick exterior of a building in UW-Milwaukee’s Northwest Quadrant, a professional-grade nursing facility designed with clean lines and pale Panther gold paint is where the next generation of health care professionals will learn.

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Photo of Joe Bormann, director of new innovation center at UW-Platteville, UWNS, Sept. 5, 2022

Bormann set to lead new innovation center, spark creativity on campus and in region

When the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s newest engineering building, Sesquicentennial Hall, opens next week, it will be home to one of the largest makerspaces in the Midwest – the Huff Family Innovation Center – and Joe Bormann, the center’s newly appointed director, is looking forward to fostering innovation, among both students and the business community, in Southwest Wisconsin.

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News Packages for August 29, 2022

Photo of UW Oshkosh Ultimate Frisbee, UWNS, August 29, 2022

Ultimate Frisbee: UWO student says Color of Ultimate all-star game showed her anything is possible

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Natalie Walker never dreamed being part of a new ultimate Frisbee team on campus would lead her to fun and rewarding connections with other Ultimate Frisbee college players from around the U.S.

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Photo from UW-Stout's Buzz Digital article, UWNS, August 29, 2022

Student-built Buzz Digital simulation could help manufacturers nationwide

The Manufacturing Outreach Center at UW-Stout is focused on helping small manufacturers around the region improve their operations and become more successful.

Download text and images: Buzz Digital simulation zip

Photo of UW-Superior professor helping Ukraine, UWNS, August 29, 2022

UW-Superior professor Michael Waxman starts Tutoring Without Borders, an academic service for Ukrainian children displaced by war

Like many Americans, Michael Waxman watched from afar with a heavy heart and a nagging question in his mind as the war in Ukraine unfolded. “What can I do to help?” he thought.

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