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Malcolm Brett, Longtime Director of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, Retiring in Spring 2018

Director of University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Broadcast and Media Innovations Division has had a profound impact on positive role of public media in communities

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UW System to Restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension to Expand Access to Higher Education

UW System proposes restructuring campuses to improve student access and success, increase efficiency and save resources, and better align with Wisconsin’s future workforce needs

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Supporting Families and Communities

GOV. SCOTT WALKER PROCLAIMS OCT. 1-7 AS 4-H WEEK IN WISCONSIN

To commemorate 103 years of Wisconsin 4-H’s service to the state’s youth and families, Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Oct. 1-7 as 4-H Week, coinciding with a nationwide celebration of the research-based positive youth development program.

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Supporting Families and Communities

UW Colleges & UW-Extension to Host Veterans Roundtable

To better understand the needs and the resources that currently exist for Wisconsin’s veterans, UW Colleges and UW-Extension will host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation to Support Veterans on Wednesday, November 1, at UW-Waukesha.

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Leadership and Civic Engagement

2017 Chancellor’s Award Recipients Announced

UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen presented 13 awards at the institutions’ annual Chancellor’s Awards event on September 21, 2017, in Madison. The awards recognize the exceptional teaching, outreach, collaborations and public service of both UW Colleges and UW-Extension employees, as well as valued partners and supporters.

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Economic Development

Navigating the New Economy Community Roundtable Panelists

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Economic Development

WisPolitics Partners with UW Colleges & UW-Extension to Host Roundtables on Navigating the New Economy

Learn from state and local experts about how to better navigate the new economy during roundtables in Hudson, Richland Center and Sheboygan. The events are free and open to the public. Reserve your seat today.

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Educational Access and Innovation

Student scientists converge in Dells at Upham for EPA water study

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Supporting Families and Communities

UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension Expands Presence at Wisconsin State Fair

Cooperative Extension Staff from Throughout Wisconsin Will Present Diverse Activities and Learning Opportunities Every Day of This Year’s State Fair

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Enhancing Quality of Life

Thanks to his potentially lifesaving invention, Eau Claire fire captain to meet Trump

Jeff Dykes' invention to help firefighters in dangerous situations earns him a meeting with the president

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Educational Access and Innovation

UWMC faculty members known nationally for helping students with college writing

Two University of Wisconsin Marathon County faculty members have received national honors for their efforts to help students across Wisconsin succeed at college-level reading and writing.

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Economic Development

SBIR Road Tour draws strong attendance in Madison

MADISON – The 2017 SBIR Road Tour drew 137 registered attendees from Wisconsin and beyond on July 18, giving small businesses the coveted opportunity to learn more about America’s largest seed fund for research and development.

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Educational Access and Innovation

Use New Mobile App to See Which UW Schools Are Right for You

UW Journey matches students with their best UW campus fit based upon career goals, extracurricular interests

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Angela Fitzgerald is New Host of Wisconsin Life Television Series

This fall’s new season of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) brings plenty to get excited about. New adventures await, bringing us closer to the people and places that make our state such a great place to live and explore. And, this year, the show has a new host to help guide the way.

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Educational Access and Innovation

5 University of Wisconsin Campuses Are Accepting Applications to Online Degree in Applied Computing

Driven by industry demand, five University of Wisconsin campuses are partnering to offer a new online bachelor’s degree in applied computing. UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stevens Point open admissions today for the collaborative Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing program.

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Educational Access and Innovation

Competency-Based Education, Put to the Test

An inside look at learning and assessment at Western Governors University

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Economic Development

High-tech small businesses could receive up to $75,000 from SBIR Advance matching grant

UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a matching grant of up to $75,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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Leadership and Civic Engagement

2017 Livestock Judging Results from Area Animal Science Days

The 2017 Area Animal Science Days were held in Wood, Trempealeau and Dodge counties. Youth involved judged breeding and market classes of each of the following species, swine, beef, sheep and in some locations meat goats. Youth also answered a set of species questions and seniors judges gave oral reasons on selected classes.

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Economic Development

Wisconsin takes a stand for fruits and veggies with innovative marketing campaign

University of Wisconsin-Extension, healthTIDE, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in collaboration with local and state partners, have announced a partnership with FNV, the brand for fruits and veggies. Together, FNV and these statewide partners are on a mission to get Wisconsin residents eating more fruits and veggies.

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Economic Development

Transforming Innovative UW System Ideas into New Businesses: $200,000 Awarded by Ideadvance Seed Fund

Up to $200,000 in grants will be awarded to five small businesses in the latest round of awards in the Ideadvance program fostering the entrepreneurship ecosystem across Wisconsin.

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Economic Development

SBA’s Small Business Innovation National Road Tour is coming to Wisconsin

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Wisconsin on July 18, giving small businesses the coveted opportunity to learn more about America’s largest seed fund for research and development.

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UW Colleges and UW-Extension Faculty Approved for Promotion or Tenure

MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension is proud to announce that 34 faculty members were recently awarded promotions or tenure.

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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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Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Academic Staff

The UW System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence at its June 9 meeting in Milwaukee.

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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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Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Teachers

The UW System Board of Regents will honor the 25th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards on April 7 in Platteville at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in teaching. They are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The monetary value of the award is $5,000 for each recipient.

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UW INVESTMENT BOOSTS CONNECTIVITY, OPPORTUNITIES FOR UPHAM WOODS

A $250,000 University of Wisconsin investment in Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center’s technological infrastructure has exponentially increased its capabilities for modern environmental education.

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Veterans, family members can earn up to $500 for entrepreneurship training

Veterans and their immediate family members can receive up to $500 for the Wisconsin SBDC Network’s Entrepreneurship Training Program, thanks to a state grant and partnership with Bunker Labs Wisconsin.

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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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UW System Board of Regents approves new online Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing

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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.

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125 Undergraduate Students Showcase Research at UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda

State legislators joined UW System and institutional leaders in welcoming 125 students and more than 50 faculty mentors to the State Capitol for the UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda event.