Engaging more than 200,000 Wisconsinites each day means there’s always something new—and newsworthy—to explore. Learn the latest on the leaders and programs helping Wisconsin families, communities, students and businesses thrive from the official source for UW Colleges and UW-Extension news, press coverage, announcements and events.
News Story Supporting Families and Communities
UW Colleges & UW-Extension to Host Veterans Roundtable
To better understand the needs and the resources that currently exist for Wisconsin’s veterans, UW Colleges and UW-Extension will host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation to Support Veterans on Wednesday, November 1, at UW-Waukesha.
Press Coverage Educational Access and Innovation
‘Badger Promise’ program offers free tuition to first-generation Wisconsin transfer students at UW-Madison
A new program, “Badger Promise,” will provide free tuition to qualifying Wisconsin students to help them pursue their dream of a four-year degree.
News Story Leadership and Civic Engagement
2017 Chancellor’s Award Recipients Announced
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen presented 13 awards at the institutions’ annual Chancellor’s Awards event on September 21, 2017, in Madison. The awards recognize the exceptional teaching, outreach, collaborations and public service of both UW Colleges and UW-Extension employees, as well as valued partners and supporters.
Press CoverageEconomic Development
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.
Power of a Story
In this video, Jerry Apps talks about how he believes in the power of a story. Jerry Apps is an Author and Emeritus Professor at UW-Madison. Wisconsin Public Television helped Jerry tell his stories to residents of Wisconsin. Watch the video to see how Jerry’s stories impacted viewers around the state.
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.