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Enhancing Quality of Life

Preserving Pathways series highlights important issues faced by rural communities

UW Colleges and UW-Extension partnered with Northern Wisconsin communities, organizations and government agencies to host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation Series. The series of three roundtables—held May 30, May 31 and June 1— focused on the topics of education, healthcare and the economy.

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Leadership and Civic Engagement

UW Extension and Green Bay Packers: The Green Bay Veterans Garden

Earlier this month UW Colleges and Extension partnered with the Green Bay Packers to begin building a Veterans’ Garden in the heart of Brown County. Veterans, UW-Extension employees, volunteers and Packer affiliates alike worked together to break ground on this special collaboration.

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Leadership and Civic Engagement

UW Colleges & UW-Extension Host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation Series

UW Colleges and UW-Extension are partnering with Northern Wisconsin communities, organizations and government agencies to host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation Series. The series of three roundtables will focus on the topics of education, healthcare and the economy. UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen will facilitate the discussions.

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Economic Development

UW-Extension: Ideadvance Seed Fund

In this video, Scott Vanderbeck discusses how Ideadvance Seed Fund helped his company, Organic Research Corporation, pivot and succeed in the medical marketplace. Dave Linz and Idella Yamben, two UW-Extension employees intimately involved with Ideadvance, explain the program’s role in growing new companies like Vanderbeck’s.

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Economic Development

Dane County UW-Extension tax assistance program brings $4.1 million back to county

The Dane County UW-Extension Financial Education Center (FEC) has been a major partner of the Richard Dilley Tax Center (RDTC), a TCE (Tax Counseling For the Elderly) and VITA ( Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site in Madison for 11 years.

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Supporting Families and Communities

Wisconsin Master Naturalists volunteer to support Wisconsin’s natural resources

Wisconsin has abundant natural spaces accessible to visitors, including more than 60 state parks and more than 70 nature preserves. But that much natural space requires a lot of personnel support, which state parks and nature centers cannot always provide. A program led through the University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Environmental Resources Center is training a network of qualified volunteers to help meet that need.

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Supporting Families and Communities

National Estuarine Research Reserve

In this video, Patrick Robinson discusses how UW-Extension helped establish a National Estuarine Research Reserve on Lake Superior with the help of the community.

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Supporting Families and Communities

Impact Beyond the Individual

The video discusses the opioid epidemic in Wisconsin. UW-Extension is working to help these individuals to live the best life that they can.

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Enhancing Quality of Life

Veterans Healing Garden

UW-Extension’s Veterans Healing Garden in Milwaukee County brings veterans together. The garden provides a space for community, clarity and peace. It gives our veterans a chance to get together and grow. UW-Extension’s educators provide food to plant and share information with the veterans to help them grow in the best way possible.

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Saving the Menomonee Language

In this video, Jennifer Gauthier talks about how she is helping save the Menomonee Language. There are 9,000 Menomonee children enrolled in school and very few are fluent in the language. Through classes and games, Jennifer is preserving the Menomonee Language by teaching it to her students.

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Power of a Story

In this video, Jerry Apps talks about how he believes in the power of a story. Jerry Apps is an Author and Emeritus Professor at UW-Madison. Wisconsin Public Television helped Jerry tell his stories to residents of Wisconsin. Watch the video to see how Jerry’s stories impacted viewers around the state.

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Educational Access and Innovation

Wisconsin veterans offered free entrepreneurship training

Funding is now available for Veterans to participate in the Wisconsin SBDC Entrepreneurship Training Program. SBDC, through a partnership with Bunker Labs, will offer the training at its 14 centers statewide.

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Ideadvance Seed Fund now open to some UW System alumni

The Ideadvance Seed Fund awards grants to early-stage startups, with a focus on education. The program is now open to most UW System alumni, in addition to students, faculty and staff of the university system.

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Proposed tuition cut may impact UW Colleges

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen reviews Gov. Scott Walker’s preliminary 2017-2019 budget proposal and the potential impact it could have on UW Colleges and Extension.