Off Campus

Recent graduates honored for making a difference in the world

Meet the eight Forward Under 40 honorees — UW–Madison grads under the age of 40 who live the Wisconsin Idea. They include a woman with ALS who’s raising awareness and money to fight the disease and a senior congressional correspondent for CNN.



Next Tuesday: Spend an evening with black community leaders

Looking to build better connections with black community leaders in Madison? Join the Rev. Dr. Alex Gee and others for an evening of discussion, connection and soul food.  The event is free and open to UW-Madison students with transportation provided.

C’mon Badgers: Rise to this voting challenge!

A primary  on Feb. 20 is the first election of 2018, a year when UW–Madison is competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a nonpartisan effort to mobilize registration and turnout efforts at all 14 Big Ten universities.

Video: UW students help endangered cranes

Veterinary medicine students visit the International Crane Foundation annually to help with health checks. They gain hands-on experience working with an endangered species, while also providing top-notch care for ICF’s captive breeding flock.

UW student named Miss Wisconsin, competes at Miss America

UW-Madison senior McKenna Collins was named Miss Wisconsin in June, and the title amounts to a full-time job for a year, with appearances and promotions. And she had quite a time at the Miss America pageant earlier this month in Atlantic City.

Summer sizzle: Eight students and their red-hot internships

What did you do with your summer? These eight UW-Madison students had intriguing internships. One helped prepare for the Olympics in Japan; another helped remodel LaGuardia airport in New York City; a third worked at the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia. Find out how you can get your ideal internship.

A mangle board, of course: Student research fills in blanks at museum

A wafer iron used to make krumkake, a rosemåled pair of shoes, a Norwegian mangle board. Students of art history professor Ann Smart Martin researched dozens of artifacts brought here by Scandinavian immigrants to prepare for the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s new museum, which opened in June.

Celebrate Native dance, song, art and food at Powwow

The 48th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow is Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, at the Alliant Energy Center Arena. It provides an opportunity to learn about the culture of people indigenous to this area, and it’s free and open to the public.


No potions, no disappearing acts, and stick with the wolf pack

It’s the most wonderful time of year in Madison: Halloween. With hordes of new people flocking in to celebrate and throngs of masks crowding the streets, it’s important to keep safety in mind.

Big muscles to go with their big brains

Two well-rounded Badger scientists are showing their athleticism on a national stage. Both are researchers at the Morgridge Institute; they competed in ESPN’s BattleFrog obstacle course and “American Ninja Warrior.”