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May 2015

Pricing Hay? Try the new University of Wisconsin-Extension app
Farmers and landowners can get help identifying the price of hay, and/or negotiate the sale or purchase of standing hay through a new smartphone app that can quickly find hay price information.
Cooperative Extension
May 19, 2015
University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Dean Schejbal to Serve as UPCEA President
UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, welcomed David Schejbal as the association’s 2015-16 President during the 100th UPCEA Annu
Communications and External Relations
May 13, 2015
Jon Miskowski Named New Wisconsin Public Television Director
Following a national search, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) leadership announced today that veteran WPT fundraising executive Jon Miskowski has been selected to lead the station beginning July 1 as the new d
Communications and External Relations
May 11, 2015
ICS to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Open House
MADISON, Wis. — Instructional Communications Systems (ICS) will host an open house at The Pyle Center, UW-Madison on May 21, 2015, 2:00–5:30 p.m. to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Attendees can experience firs
Communications and External Relations
May 08, 2015
UW-River Falls student entrepreneurs advance from Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament to International Business Model Competition
MADISON, Wis. – UW-River Falls student entrepreneurs placed first in UW-Extension’s 2015 Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament,, and are representing the state at the In
Communications and External Relations
May 01, 2015

April 2015

University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Approves New 36-Credit, Online Master of Science in Data Science Program
MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has granted its approval to offer a 12-course, 36-credit online master’s degree in the fast-growing field of data science. A collaborative partn
Communications and External Relations
Apr 28, 2015
UW-Extension public-private partnership to build state companies
Madison, WI – State companies will get an assist from new Wisconsin “Business Intelligence Teams” trained and coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and initially funded by a $50,000 grant from th
Conference Centers
Apr 27, 2015
Chancellor Cathy Sandeen statement on Rep. Quinn and Rep. Brooks budget motion
MADISON, Wis. – UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen released a statement in response to the April 23, 2015, introduction of a budget motion -- by Rep. Ed Brooks and Rep. Romaine Quinn – to les
Communications and External Relations
Apr 23, 2015
SBIR Advance third round opens for high-tech small businesses
MADISON, Wis. – The SBIR Advance initial success has led to additional funding, allowing the University of Wisconsin-Extension to again invite grant applications from high-tech small businesses for advancing co
Communications and External Relations
Apr 23, 2015
Water Action Volunteers play important role in river health
Since 2002, Water Action Volunteers citizen scientist Chuck Heidt and his dog, Sherman, have been monitoring Turtle Creek at the Turtle Creek Greenway Trailhead monitoring station. Heidt records information ab
Cooperative Extension
Apr 22, 2015
Lakeshore habitat restoration trainings scheduled
Two training sessions designed for people who work on lakeshore habitat restoration projects are scheduled for May 13-14 in Green Lake and June 18-19 in Siren, Wisconsin. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Lakes Part
Cooperative Extension
Apr 17, 2015
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Oshkosh Premieres April 20
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) presents the premiere broadcast of Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Oshkosh at 8 p.m. Monday, April 20. The seventh installment in WPT’s ongoing local history project, Wisconsin Hom
Communications and External Relations
Apr 14, 2015
Local Youth Solve a Real-World Challenge at the Statewide 4-H Ag Innovators Experience Kick-Off
Local 4-Hers led a National Ag Day celebration that went beyond promoting agriculture to solving a real-world agriculture challenge. 4-H teen leaders Rachel Hovey of Lookout Legends 4-H and Abby George of Hillt
Cooperative Extension
Apr 09, 2015
Two statewide organizations host UW System Board of Regents
Broadcast quality video available on requestThe University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension – two statewide institutions – will host the UW System Board of Regents meeting April 9-10 at the UW-Waukesh
Communications and External Relations
Apr 06, 2015
4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl and Management results
Shawano County’s senior dairy bowl team and their senior dairy management team topped the State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl and Management Contests on February 7 in Portage. The quiz bowl team will represent Wisconsin
Cooperative Extension
Apr 01, 2015