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UW Colleges & UW-Extension Host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation Series
UW Colleges and UW-Extension are partnering with Northern Wisconsin communities, organizations and government agencies to host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation Series. The series of three roundtables will focus on the topics of education, healthcare and the economy. UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen will facilitate the discussions.
Saving the Menomonee Language
In this video, Jennifer Gauthier talks about how she is helping save the Menomonee Language. There are 9,000 Menomonee children enrolled in school and very few are fluent in the language. Through classes and games, Jennifer is preserving the Menomonee Language by teaching it to her students.
Video Enhancing Quality of Life
Veterans Healing Garden
UW-Extension’s Veterans Healing Garden in Milwaukee County brings veterans together. The garden provides a space for community, clarity and peace. It gives our veterans a chance to get together and grow. UW-Extension’s educators provide food to plant and share information with the veterans to help them grow in the best way possible.
Average Student In Wisconsin Graduates Nearly $30K In Debt
Chancellor Cathy Sandeen recently moderated a panel of education and financial experts to discuss the issue of student debt and college affordability, and the importance of still pursuing a college degree.
Veterans, family members can earn up to $500 for entrepreneurship training
Veterans and their immediate family members can receive up to $500 for the Wisconsin SBDC Network’s Entrepreneurship Training Program, thanks to a state grant and partnership with Bunker Labs Wisconsin.
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Start on career path with UW Colleges
University of Wisconsin Colleges and Extension are working to develop a more job-relevant curriculum to better meet the needs of employers for specific job-related skills, including things like the ability to problem solve, analyze and communicate.
VideoEducational Access and Innovation
UW Colleges Affordability
This video discusses how UW Colleges is helping their students with financial aid and student debt. UW Colleges provides an affordable route to getting a degree. Hear from Michael Collins, Graham Pearce and Representative Joan Ballweg on how UW Colleges is helping their students finance their education.
Proposed tuition cut may impact UW Colleges
Chancellor Cathy Sandeen reviews Gov. Scott Walker’s preliminary 2017-2019 budget proposal and the potential impact it could have on UW Colleges and Extension.