Tag Community relations

Research to relieve stress of police officers expands

November 29, 2017

The new work by the Center for Healthy Minds will expand on a pilot study that suggests a positive relationship between mindfulness training and measures such as sleep quality, officers’ perceived stress and symptoms of burnout.

Reaching out to prospective students

November 15, 2017

The Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin–Madison held a community event for prospective students at the Goodman Branch of the Madison Public Library. The event was designed to inform prospective college students about admissions and financial assistance.

Shelter Medicine, WVDL assist Dane County shelter with dog illness

September 9, 2017

“The shelter was on top of this very quickly,” says clinical assistant professor Sandra Newbury, who has been leading the response.

Chancellor Blank: Repealing DACA puts promising students at risk

September 5, 2017

We urge the administration and our congressional representatives to find a balanced approach that does not jeopardize the ability of our students to pursue their dreams and does not run counter to the core principles that our nation has held since its founding.

Campus to host Cap Times Idea Fest Sept. 16-17

July 13, 2017

The festival’s unifying theme is “Reach a Better State,” and the sessions will center on core themes of the economy, equity, education, politics, journalism and culture.

UW-Madison joins Edgewood, Madison colleges in partnering with Madison schools

May 1, 2017

“This new initiative will help Madison high school students discern their academic passions and explore college and career options—goals we wholeheartedly embrace and are excited to be a part of,” says UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Through ‘Bucky’s Classroom,’ young students across the state get monthly visits from UW ambassadors, campus tours

May 1, 2017

Seven schools from around the state participated in the “Bucky’s Classroom” program, which sent UW–Madison student ambassadors into middle schools to lead monthly classroom activities to increase college awareness and get the kids thinking about career goals.

Latino Youth Summit

April 13, 2017

More than 80 Latino middle school students explored and built their knowledge about going to college, and the expectation that earning a degree is an attainable goal, through the workshops and activities offered at the Annual Latino Youth Summit April 12-13.

Orrantia hired as new UW–Madison director of community relations

July 11, 2016

She has experience in community relations and business administration, though most importantly, she has a passion for bringing people together.

International flavor

June 6, 2016

More than 300 people attend the third annual South Madison International Community Night, held on the grounds of Villager Mall in Madison on June 2, 2016. The free community event included five international food carts, several musical performances and more than 20 family-friendly arts and science activities.

Community relations director Mitchell reflects on role, progress

April 7, 2016

Everett Mitchell, UW–Madison’s director of community relations, has been elected a Dane County Circuit Judge.

From one Badger to another

April 6, 2016

UW basketball Coach Greg Gard speaks at a press conference announcing the "Bring Bucky Home" campaign at the Henry Vilas Zoo Visitor Center on April 6. The campaign will raise money to build a Wisconsin Heritage Exhibit that will feature a natural badger enclosure and pay tribute to Wisconsin's history as a mining state and to the University of Wisconsin.

UW South Madison Partnership puts down roots after a successful first year

February 18, 2016

The Partnership has extended its reach to individual and group collaborations between UW–Madison professionals and citizens, and expanded versions of existing successes.

Morgridge summit showcases ‘interconnected web’ of scholarship, service

February 9, 2016

The event reaffirmed the value of the connections that keep the doors open between the university and the community in and around it.