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Putting the ‘unity’ in community

July 24, 2023

The South Madison community celebrated the ninth annual Unity Picnic at the UW South Madison Partnership.

June open houses – West Campus District Plan updates

June 6, 2023

Attendees will have an opportunity to view and share thoughts about the updated design concepts based on public feedback heard in February. The district planning team will be there to share additional information in an open house-style setting.

New center will build on work of university’s Public History Project

January 26, 2023

UW–Madison's Public History Project, set to conclude this summer, will continue and expand its work as a new, permanent entity to be called the Rebecca M. Blank Center for Campus History.

Partnership celebration brings smiles, cooperation

August 26, 2022

The UW South Madison Partnership building on Thursday was filled with happy community members enjoying food, music, games and face-painting during its third community celebration, and first since it opened in a new, larger space.

Mural painting brings community together at UW South Madison Partnership

August 19, 2022

The murals reflect artist Lilada Gee’s bold and colorful style and are designed to inspire the community and families that use the location for programming. You can see these murals in person at the August 25 Community Celebration.

UW deepens community connections with major expansion of South Madison Partnership

February 24, 2022

As the partnership marks its seventh anniversary this month, it is also celebrating the official opening of its greatly enlarged space at The Village on Park in Madison.

South Madison Partnership connects UW with neighborhood

December 9, 2021

Two miles down Park Street from the UW–Madison campus are the facilities of the UW South Madison Partnership — an effort to overcome that geographic distance to draw the university and the neighborhood closer through respectful, equal collaboration.

Community Chats showcases work of One City Schools founder Kaleem Caire

July 21, 2021

UW–Madison Community Relations Director Brenda González talks with Caire about how he and his team are working to transform early childhood education in the United States, starting in Dane County.

UW Veterinary Medicine professor Ruthanne Chun receives 2021 LaMarr Billups Community-University Engagement Award

June 23, 2021

In 2014, Chun co-founded Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education and Social services (WisCARES), a community veterinary clinic for low income and homeless families.

April Community Chats: The university-community connection with Mary Rouse

April 29, 2021

Rouse, the former dean of students at UW–Madison and former director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, is Earlise Ward's guest.

Gloria Ladson-Billings discusses community-university partnerships and COVID-19 disparities in latest Community Chats

March 25, 2021

Community Chats is a monthly discussion series that explores the many ways members of the Madison community and UW–Madison are coming together to address pressing public issues.

Community Chats series highlights how campus partners are tackling pressing issues

February 25, 2021

In the first episode, Brenda González talks with Emily Auerbach of the UW Odyssey Project, which offers life-changing UW–Madison humanities classes for adult students facing economic barriers to college.

Growth continues for veterinary clinic supporting homeless and low-income pet owners

February 28, 2020

The clinic has relocated to a larger facility and added surgical and dentistry procedures to their roster of veterinary medical services and an x-ray unit and in-house laboratory testing. A grant will allow the hiring of additional staff, support low- to no-cost veterinary care for Dane County pets, and facilitate additional training and education of School of Veterinary Medicine students.

UW South Madison Partnership announces 2020 expansion

December 10, 2019

The partnership is moving into expanded facilities formerly occupied by Madison College at The Village on Park. Renovation of the office, event and instructional spaces is expected to be complete in late spring.

A connection with the community

September 16, 2019

Community members met with UW–Madison program representatives — and even Bucky Badger — at the South Madison Community Partnership event held in Villager Mall on Sept. 12.

UW South Madison Partnership Community Celebration promises food, family fun

September 6, 2019

The free, family-friendly event Sept. 12 is open to the entire community, and features a complimentary cookout, live DJ, free scoops from UW–Madison’s retro ice cream truck, games, prize giveaways and a special visit from Bucky Badger.

González hired as new UW–Madison director of community relations

July 16, 2019

“I look forward to being a part of ensuring that the university is creating opportunities for all members of our community," González says.