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November 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
University of Wisconsin‐Extension Academic Staff Council 2012 Awards of Excellence
Madison, Wis. -- The UW‐Extension Academic Staff Council honored five colleagues Oct. 12, 2012, during a program and reception at the Pyle Center in Madison. Honored for earning the “distinguished” prefix to
University Relations
Oct 15, 2012
2012 World Beef Expo Youth Sweepstakes Results
Youth from over 6 different states participated in the Youth Sweepstakes Contest at the 2012 World Beef Expo. The sweepstakes competition test the knowledge of youth in the following areas: public speaking, l
Cooperative Extension
Oct 03, 2012
UW-Extension’s Pat Dillon returns from year deployed to Afghanistan
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – U.S. Navy Commander Pat Dillon is back to being UW-Extension employee Pat Dillon.A regional director for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network since 2005, she also has been in the military
University Relations
Oct 03, 2012
Wisconsin 4-H robotics team takes 1st at National 4-H Engineering Challenge
A Wisconsin 4-H robotics team from Racine County brought home the gold from the remote control robotics contest at the National 4-H Engineering Challenge last week after competing against eight other teams from
Cooperative Extension
Oct 01, 2012

September 2012

UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross honors Operation Military Kids team
The Wisconsin Operation Military Kids Team is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Community Engagement Award from the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension. UW Colleges a
Cooperative Extension
Sep 26, 2012
University of Wisconsin Health and Wellness Online Degree Grows to Meet Demand
The national spotlight on healthcare is raising interest in the UW online health and wellness degree.
Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning
Sep 26, 2012