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News StoryEducational Access and Innovation

UW Colleges 2016 Commencements

Commencement is a seminal moment in any graduate’s life, representing the end of one chapter and the start of another.

News StorySupporting Families and Communities

Wisconsin Master Naturalists volunteer to support Wisconsin’s natural resources

Wisconsin has abundant natural spaces accessible to visitors, including more than 60 state parks and more than 70 nature preserves. But that much natural space requires a lot of personnel support, which state parks and nature centers cannot always provide.

A program led through the University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Environmental Resources Center is training a network of qualified volunteers to help meet that need.

News StoryEconomic Development

Dane County UW-Extension tax assistance program brings $4.1 million back to county

The Dane County UW-Extension Financial Education Center (FEC) has been a major partner of the Richard Dilley Tax Center (RDTC), a TCE (Tax Counseling For the Elderly) and VITA ( Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site in Madison for 11 years.

VideoEconomic Development

BAAS Program Bring Bachelor’s Degree to Barron County

Bill Muench, co-owner of Louie’s Finer Meats, in Barron County explains why the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences degree offered at UW-Barron County is a great fit for him.