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November 2012

UW System unveils first Flexible Option degree programs
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System announced today the first degree programs that will be offered under its innovative UW Flexible Option starting in Fall 2013. The UW System is expected to be
University Relations
Nov 28, 2012
Wisconsin 4-H volunteers take awards in USDA’s “This is MY Agriculture” photo contest
As part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invited 4-Hers to submit photos that captured the diverse ways young people are engaged in agriculture today and
Cooperative Extension
Nov 28, 2012
Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership Conference addresses issues facing young people in Wisconsin
Representatives of youth groups from around the state gathered at the YMCA Camp Matawa November 9-11 to address some of the important issues facing young people in Wisconsin. Attendees at the 2012 Youth as Part
Cooperative Extension
Nov 19, 2012
New WPT Documentary Featuring Jerry Apps Portrays Farm Life in the 1930s and ’40s
Jerry Apps: A Farm Story premieres 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 on WPT. Jerry Apps: A Farm Story is a portrait of Wisconsin farm life seen through the eyes of a boy growing up in Waushara County. Acclaimed Wiscon
Broadcasting and Media Innovations
Nov 19, 2012
Polk County 4-H Members Excel at Nationals
The National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl contest has been held since 1980, when just seven state teams competed. The 39th Annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) hosted the contest in Louisvill
Cooperative Extension
Nov 16, 2012
Wisconsin youth place second in a close contest in 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging at N.A.I.L.E.
A team of four Wisconsin 4-H members placed second in overall team at the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition (N.A.I.L.E) in Louisville, KY o
Cooperative Extension
Nov 16, 2012
Middle schoolers to explore sky with robotic telescopes
Approximately 1,400 middle schoolers will explore the universe with research-grade robotic telescopes over the next three years, thanks to a $1.6 million program funded by the National Science Foundation. The U
Cooperative Extension
Nov 16, 2012
Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network awarded 2012 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Grant
The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network (WEN) has recently been awarded a 2012 Federal and State Technology (FAST) grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to continue its work as the premiere provider o
University Relations
Nov 09, 2012
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center partners with PROBE
Madison, Wis.—The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the PROBE international business consulting network. The network’s benchmarking software and assessment tools enable SBDC
University Relations
Nov 09, 2012
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, WDVA Secretary Scocos and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Founder Jan Scruggs Announcing New Veterans Project at Capitol Tuesday
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos welcomes Jan Scruggs, founder of the National Vietnam War Memorial (The Wall) and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), to Wiscon
University Relations
Nov 08, 2012
Wisconsin Public Radio features WWII flying ace Richard Bong
(Superior, WI) World War II “Ace of Aces” fighter pilot Richard Bong of Poplar, WI is featured in a new radio documentary which will air on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Radio’s
University Relations
Nov 08, 2012

October 2012

National 4-H Hall of Fame honors Jim Barthel
Jim Barthel joined elite company in the National 4-H Hall of Fame Oct. 12, 2012, at the National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase, Md. The honor recognizes the former Winnebago County 4-H Youth Development agent, along
University Relations
Oct 29, 2012
UW System recognizes UW-Extension educator for research on volunteers
Will Andresen recently completed UW System’s 2011-2012 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program. A community resource development educator in Iron County, he is the only UW-Extension participant in that pe
University Relations
Oct 29, 2012
University of Wisconsin Health and Wellness Online Degree Grows to Meet Demand
University of Wisconsin-Extension announced today that fall 2012 course enrollments have doubled.
Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning
Oct 25, 2012
Leopold Restoration Award honors Milwaukee County's University of Wisconsin-Extension Natural Areas Program
MADISON, Wis. – Milwaukee County's UW-Extension Natural Areas Program has received an award honoring its creative partnerships to maintain and improve 10,000 acres of natural areas within the Milwaukee County P
University Relations
Oct 18, 2012