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UW-Madison is honoring seven collaborations with the 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards, ranging from an effort to increase food composting to leadership training for women in government.
In a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, UW–Madison is making strides in showing high school students the opportunities they have for post-secondary education.
It is both a physical space and a broader philosophy, one rooted in building relationships — connecting UW–Madison with an area whose residents historically have had less access to the university.
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.
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.
“The shelter was on top of this very quickly,” says clinical assistant professor Sandra Newbury, who has been leading the response.
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.
Through ‘Bucky’s Classroom,’ young students across the state get monthly visits from UW ambassadors, campus tours
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.
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.
To demystify wards and ballots for Odyssey Project students and other community members, “A Celebration of Voting” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Urban League Community Room, 2222 S. Park St. The nonpartisan event will include information on where and how to vote, along with refreshments, guest speakers, door prizes, and activities for children.
She has experience in community relations and business administration, though most importantly, she has a passion for bringing people together.
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.
Everett Mitchell, UW–Madison’s director of community relations, has been elected a Dane County Circuit Judge.
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.
The Partnership has extended its reach to individual and group collaborations between UW–Madison professionals and citizens, and expanded versions of existing successes.
The event reaffirmed the value of the connections that keep the doors open between the university and the community in and around it.