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June 2015

UW-Extension receives award for personalized, accessible education
D2L honored six Excellence Award winners from around the world, including a University of Wisconsin-Extension instructional design team, for delivery of innovative, collaborative or impactful learning experienc
Communications and External Relations
Jun 25, 2015
Ideadvance Seed Fund awards up to $200,000 to UW Entrepreneurs
MADISON, Wis. – The latest Ideadvance Seed Fund grant recipients could improve lives through innovative ideas, such as ways to coordinate medical care for a loved one, prevent co-sleeping infant injuries and de
Communications and External Relations
Jun 25, 2015
Rapidly changing world presents teens with perils, possibilities
Few times in life are more full of change, promise and challenge than adolescence. While today’s parents may feel their own teen years are not far behind them, the reality is that modern teens are growing up in
Cooperative Extension
Jun 11, 2015
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen has distributed the following statement on tenure
The Joint Committee on Finance omnibus motion on the UW System budget removed tenure from state statutes and added language related to layoff and termination of tenured faculty. This action has raised questions
Communications and External Relations
Jun 11, 2015
Credit score or credit report: Which is more important to know?
The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” wants you to know that it is much more important to check your credit report regularly than to know your credit
Cooperative Extension
Jun 03, 2015
Hands-on learning and connection for military families at Military Kids University
MADISON, WI -- Children and families with a parent, guardian or sibling in the military will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus June 12 to 14, 2015, for the third annual Military Kids University.
Communications and External Relations
Jun 02, 2015
Study indicates opportunities for growth in Wisconsin’s swine industry
A recent study indicates that certain attributes of Wisconsin provide a competitive advantage and allow for a significant opportunity for re-growth and renewal of Wisconsin’s swine industry.
Cooperative Extension
Jun 02, 2015
Chancellor Sandeen statement on JFC action
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen made the following statement regarding the Joint Committee on Finance May 29, 2015, decisions.“Though the overall budget cut to the UW System is signifi
Communications and External Relations
Jun 01, 2015

May 2015

UW Discovery Farms adds over 20 farms to Nitrogen Use Efficiency Project
So far this growing season, UW Discovery Farms® has collected two types of soil samples on over 20 farms in 7 counties throughout Wisconsin. Samples will be used to understand soil health and to estimate the am
Cooperative Extension
May 28, 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, http://wisconsinbigideatournament.com/index.html, 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