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Press Release

Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Teachers

The UW System Board of Regents will honor the 25th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards on April 7 in Platteville at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in teaching. They are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The monetary value of the award is $5,000 for each recipient.

Press CoverageEducational Access and Innovation

Wisconsin veterans offered free entrepreneurship training

Funding is now available for Veterans to participate in the Wisconsin SBDC Entrepreneurship Training Program. SBDC, through a partnership with Bunker Labs, will offer the training at its 14 centers statewide.

Press Coverage

Average Student In Wisconsin Graduates Nearly $30K In Debt

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen recently moderated a panel of education and financial experts to discuss the issue of student debt and college affordability, and the importance of still pursuing a college degree.

Press Release

Veterans, family members can earn up to $500 for entrepreneurship training

Veterans and their immediate family members can receive up to $500 for the Wisconsin SBDC Network’s Entrepreneurship Training Program, thanks to a state grant and partnership with Bunker Labs Wisconsin.

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.