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January 2016

Garden Expo Offers Spring-like Respite in February
As winter settles over Wisconsin, the 23rd-annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo brings a bit of spring-like warmth to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 12-14. Event hour
Broadcasting and Media Innovations
Jan 28, 2016
UW-Extension campaign helps people order their free credit report
The Federal Trade Commission reports that only one out of every three Wisconsin adults checks their free credit report each year—making Wisconsin the sixth lowest of all states for the number of people checking
Cooperative Extension
Jan 21, 2016
University of Wisconsin-­‐Parkside Launches UW Flexible Option Version of Successful Project Management Certificate Program
Working parents, busy adults, and other nontraditional learners have a new opportunity to earn a respected University of Wisconsin credential at a pace that fits their busy lives. UW System officials today anno
Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning
Jan 14, 2016

December 2015

Parents, teens often changing in opposite ways during adolescent years
Most people know the teen years are a turbulent time for adolescents, but many might be surprised to know that mid-life parents are also undergoing significant changes. Stephen Small, human development and f
Cooperative Extension
Dec 15, 2015
Tips to eat well and enjoy the holidays
If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, navigating the sometimes calorie-laden holiday season can be challenging. Gayle Coleman, University of Wisconsin-Extension nutrition education specialist, encou
Cooperative Extension
Dec 15, 2015
UW System Board of Regents approves UW-Extension Mission Change
MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved a change to the University of Wisconsin-Extension mission statement that provides the institution degree-granting authority, a st
Communications and External Relations
Dec 11, 2015
Social media can help families connect during the holidays
Holidays often bring to mind iconic images of the whole family gathered around the dinner table or opening gifts. When the imaginary tinsel and turkey aroma clears, however, the truth is that many families can'
Cooperative Extension
Dec 10, 2015
Chip credit cards bring questions from consumers, holiday shoppers
Are you one of the nearly 120 million American consumers using a computer-chip debit or credit card this holiday season? If you haven’t received your card yet, odds are you will soon. Smart Card Alliance estima
Cooperative Extension
Dec 09, 2015

November 2015

SBIR Advance grant fifth round opens for high-tech small businesses
UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a match grant of up to $75,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a Small Business Innovation Res
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Nov 30, 2015
Wisconsin 4-H honors 11 supporters in 2015 Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame
The University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development Program inducted 11 laureates into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame Saturday, November 7. The 2015 laureates are the second Hall of Fame class, after 10
Cooperative Extension
Nov 10, 2015

October 2015

UW Colleges and UW-Extension chosen for a national project to develop an enhanced student transcript
MADISON – The University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension have been chosen to participate in a national pilot project to help define new more comprehensive academic transcript models
Communications and External Relations
Oct 29, 2015
Simple food safety tips for packing school lunches
Keep food safety in mind as you prepare your child’s school lunch, says Barbara Ingham, University of Wisconsin-Extension food science specialist. Ingham has some recommendations for packing a safe lunch.
Cooperative Extension
Oct 15, 2015
Former Wisconsin 4-H specialist inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame
Linda Kustka of Madison, Wisconsin was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on October 9 for her lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Honored by the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Program,
Cooperative Extension
Oct 14, 2015
Lindon Larson chosen as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communication and Marketing for UW Colleges and UW-Extension
MADISON, Wis. –UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen today announced Lindon Larson as the new Associate Vice Chancellor of Communication and Marketing at University of Wisconsin Colleges and Uni
Communications and External Relations
Oct 06, 2015
Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program names new director
The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program is pleased to announce that Becky Sapper will be the new director of the program effective October 1, 2015.Sapper has been involved with the Wisconsin Master Naturali
Cooperative Extension
Oct 01, 2015