Off Campus

Sophomore Dana Rettke to travel to China with USA volleyball team

Rettke will train and compete with some of the top players in the nation when she competes in China this month. And she is excited about more than just playing volleyball.

MPD: Mifflin party not sanctioned; ordinances will be enforced

The Madison Police Department reminds everyone that the Mifflin Street party is an unsanctioned event. MPD will pay special attention to alcohol-related concerns including underage persons in possession of intoxicants. Intoxicants are not allowed on public space.

Know your ring-necked pheasants from your sandhill cranes

Students in the Birds of Southern Wisconsin class don’t just spend time in the classroom — they go out in the field to identify bird species. By semester’s end, they are able to identify 234 different bird species by sight and 125 different calls.

UW grad Charlie Berens’ Manitowoc Minute shows a slice of Wisco

In each online episode Berens shares headlines from the Dairy State and beyond, gives shout-outs to points of interest across the state and offers a Craigslist kicker, a hilarious look at an obscure item for sale. And he does it all in the thickest of Wisconsin accents.

Students learn forestry in Wisconsin’s Northwoods

While many students headed south for spring break, 10 forest and wildlife ecology students drove north. They spent the week doing forest operations fieldwork, with an emphasis on sustainable forest management. Read more about their experience.

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.