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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 67 items )  

Alumnus Named Chief Financial Officer
MARQUETTE, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: Adam Gingery ('04 BS) is the new chief financial officer at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, Wis. He has been working in the healthcare industry for more than a decade, previously serving as the CFO at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Gingery received his bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration and computer information systems from NMU. He has served on numerous bo  more

Ancient Farmers Spared Us From Glaciers But Profoundly Changed Earth's Climate
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: Millenia ago, ancient farmers cleared land to plant wheat and maize, potatoes and squash. They flooded fields to grow rice. They began to raise livestock. And unknowingly, they may have been fundamentally altering the climate of the Earth. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports provides new evidence that ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the h  more

APLU and CIRTL Lead to $10 Million NSF Grant to Cultivate a More Diverse & Inclusive STEM Faculty Nationwide
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities issued the following news: In order to develop bold, new educational models that broaden participation in STEM programs and fields, the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the award of a five-year, $10 million NSF INCLUDES Alliance grant co-led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), based at the Univer  more

ASPCA Assists Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Seizing More Than 1,300 Animals in Wisconsin Cruelty Case
PIERCE COUNTY, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued the following news release: At the request of the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, the ASPCA(R) (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) is assisting with evidence collection and the removal of more than 1,300 animals from a property believed to be associated with dogfighting and cockfighting in Gilman Township, Wis. The animals, including chickens and more than a dozen  more

ASPCA Offering $75,000 to Support Effective Law Enforcement Response to Equine Cruelty in Florida and Wisconsin
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued the following news release: The ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) today announced that it is offering up to $75,000 in grant funds to support effective law enforcement response to equine cruelty cases in the states of Florida and Wisconsin. Equine cruelty cases often require significant resources, training, and expertise, which can create a barrier for local organi  more

Atheists Try to Kick Cross to the Curb in Penn. County Seal Case
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty issued the following news release: Lehigh County, Pennsylvania defended its historic seal in court today from a militant atheist lawsuit suing to scrub the seal of a religious symbol representing one aspect of the county's rich history. In FFRF v. Lehigh County, the Wisconsin-based atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Lehigh County, demanding the county remove the image of a cross from the seal on the theory that it est  more

Blugold Beginnings Receives Two Major Grants for 2018-19 Program Year
EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: UW-Eau Claire's Blugold Beginnings program has received two grants for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. The first, over $160,000 through the Serve Wisconsin program, was a grant supporting the Blugold Beginnings: College and Career Readiness program. The College and Career Readiness program aims to use 67 AmeriCorps members who will engage youth creative inquiry in science, technology  more

Carroll University Announces New Athletic Director
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- Carroll University issued the following news release: Following an extensive national search, Carroll University has selected Jim Hall to assume the role of athletic director of its 22-sport, NCAA Division III program. Hall brings more than 20 years of higher education experience to the role, with an impressive record of leadership, both on and off the field of competition. He most recently served as director of athletics and recreation at Spring Hill College in   more

Concept for Repurposing the Green Bay Correctional Institute Could Have a Sizeable Economic Impact
DE PERE, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- St. Norbert College issued the following news release: St. Norbert College was commissioned by the village of Allouez to conduct an economic-impact study on repurposing the Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI). The purpose of this study is to provide estimates of economic impact, in terms of jobs, labor income, output and tax revenues, for one conceptual plan created by local leaders and citizens in the village of Allouez. The GBCI, which opened in 1898, is   more

Count the Ways: Vukmir Opposes Pre-Existing Condition Protections
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news: Despite facing increasing criticism over her support for multiple efforts to gut vital protections for Wisconsinites who have pre-existing conditions, Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir continues to back multiple efforts to strike down pre-existing coverage protections that 75 percent of Americans say are "very important," according to a just-released poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. "Facts ar  more

CUES Strengthens Credit Union Leaders at Strategic Growth Institute
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Credit Union Executives Society issued the following news release: CUES is pleased to congratulate the 2018 graduates of its Strategic Growth Institute, held at the prestigious University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ranked as the #1 Business School in the World, CUES chose to partner once again with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for the third year of this program that builds upon the tradition of its flagship CEO Institutes. "We  more

D.C. Dan Kohl: Special Interest Candidate Running in the 6th Congressional District
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- The Wisconsin Republican Party issued the following news: D.C. Dan Kohl, a former lobbyist for a far-left group in Washington, has moved back to Wisconsin to try and steal a congressional seat. He's an extreme liberal with a record in Washington to back it up. Meanwhile, Glenn Grothman is continuing to fight for Wisconsin taxpayers and hard-working families -- cutting federal spending and reducing regulations to help create more jobs. "D.C. Dan left our state beh  more

DPW Blasts Scott Walker for Illegal State Plane Use in New Video: 'We All Pay for Scott Walker's Ambitions'
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news: Following a scathing report from One Wisconsin Now that Scott Walker used his taxpayer-funded state plane to fly to Rhinelander to film a campaign commercial, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has released a new video entitled "We All Pay for Scott Walker's Ambitions." The spot calls out Scott Walker for using $2,017 of taxpayer money for a campaign activity. In addition, the video features new reports of   more

Equipment Manufacturers, Dealers Close Gap in Latest Inventory Survey
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: For the first time in three years, the gap between Ag equipment dealers' and manufacturers' opinions on equipment inventory levels has significantly narrowed. In a 2018 survey conducted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) of their respective members, the majority of dealers report that their new inventory is just right, altho  more

Exhibit Featuring the Drawings and Sculpture of Heidi Hogden to Open in the Viterbo University Gallery Sept. 12
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- Viterbo University issued the following news release: An exhibit featuring the drawings and cement sculptures of award-winning guest artist Heidi Hogden entitled Attempts at Desert Survival will open with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the Viterbo University Gallery. Hogden is an assistant professor of drawing at Arizona State University. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minnea  more

FFRF Asks Ohio School District to Stop Preachy Coaches
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is strongly objecting to repeated proselytizing occurring in an Ohio school district's sports programs. Back in 2015, the national state/church watchdog wrote the New Lexington Schools in New Lexington, Ohio, regarding a cheerleader coach leading students in prayer, and received just a pro forma acknowledgment. Now, a concerned resident has reported that c  more

FFRF Commends Congressional Freethought Caucus Letter Opposing Kavanaugh
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: FFRF, a national state/church watchdog, is pleased that members of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, along with other House Democrats, penned a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday warning against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. The letter outlined six main areas of concern the group recognizes as disqualifying factors for Kavanaugh to serve a lifetime appointment on the S  more

FFRF Knocks Logan County, W.Va., Schools for Constitutional Violations
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is slamming a West Virginia school district for several constitutional violations that have recently occurred there. A concerned parent reported these infringements in the Logan County Schools system to the state/church watchdog. On Aug. 23, Logan High School broadcast a Christian prayer over the loudspeaker prior to a football game against Man High Schoo  more

FFRF Urges Atlanta to Get Out Secular Vote
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging Atlanta-area freethinkers to get out and vote this fall like their rights depend on it - because they do. Rotating digital billboards feature several young atheists with the message "I'm an atheist and I vote," on Pleasant Hill near the intersection of Satellite Blvd. in Duluth, Ga., the most populated county in metro Atlanta. Additionally, a 14  more

Gov. Scott Walker's Foxconn Effect Includes $56,000 in Taxpayer-Funded 'Walker Air' Fly Arounds
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: Gov. Scott Walker's agreement with foreign electronics manufacturer Foxconn could cost taxpayers up to $4.5 billion in payments and subsidies. As part of the continuing investigation of Walker's misuse and abuse of public resources, One Wisconsin Now has found the frequently flying Governor's air travels to promot  more

Gov. Walker Proclaims September as Chamber of Commerce Month
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce issued the following news release: Wisconsin's 267 local chambers of commerce vary from village to town to city, but they play an important role in the state. Whether they focus on advocacy, tourism, economic development, entrepreneurship, young professionals, workforce or organizing community events, local chambers should be recognized for their efforts. That is why Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed September to be Chamber of   more

Graphic Designer Amie Van Susteren Featured Sep. 15 at Cranes and Culture Art Series
BARABOO, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The International Crane Foundation issued the following news release: Local graphic designer Amie Van Susteren is the featured artist Saturday, September 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for the International Crane Foundation's Cranes and Culture Art Series. Amie Van Susteren is inspired by all aspects of nature and enjoys creating unique artwork that supports state parks, national parks, museums and more. Join Amie Sep. 15 to learn how she designs art through   more

Guidelines Help Students Distinguish Between Activism and Disruption
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: UW-Madison has a long history of vigorous debate on controversial topics -- it's a valued part of the institution's legacy. As the new academic year gets underway, university officials are reminding students of guidelines that will help keep them safe and in good standing as they exercise their rights to free speech and free expression. Bottom line: Protesting is fine, disrupting others' fre  more

Hawaii Senator Submits FFRF-Secular Coalition Letter in Kavanaugh Hearing
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: On Sept. 5, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, submitted into the record of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing a letter organized by the Secular Coalition of America and signed by FFRF urging senators to reject his nomination. The Freedom From Religion Foundation proudly signed onto this letter, which pointed out that Kavanaugh's nomination is a threat to the constitutional order   more

Hawaii's Hirono Hammers Kavanaugh's Anti-Woman Hypocrisy
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Finally, a senator has taken Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to task for his openly hostile perspective on the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. The Freedom From Religion Foundation had pointed out that Kavanaugh had only faced questioning on state-church issues from friendly quarters. It lamented this lapse because, while Kavanaugh was so studiously quiet on every other substanti  more

Historian to Discuss Religious Life and the Constitution During 'Thursdays @ the U'
EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: Dr. Charles Cohen, professor emeritus of history at UW-Madison, will address questions relating to the connections between religious life in America and the U.S. Constitution and political system from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, during UW-Eau Claire - Barron County's "Thursdays @ the U" lecture and performance series. Cohen's presentation, "Jews and Muslims in Christian America," wil  more

In the News: Legislative Leaders Speak Out on Evers' Absence During Fight to Keep Predatory Teachers Out of the Classrooms
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Wisconsin Republican Party issued the following news: Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke weighed in on Tony Evers' false claims that he led the way on law changes that would reinforce his authority to keep predatory teachers out of our schools - like the one he failed to remove in Middleton. He has falsely claimed that he couldn't act because the law wouldn't let him, and then falsely claimed that he "f  more

Inflammation Biomarker in Blood May Help Predict Effectiveness of Depression Drugs
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: People living with mental health disorders who benefit from medication may try several types before finding a solution that helps manage their symptoms. But what if a simple blood test could help doctors understand what medication might work best for patients at the start of their treatment That's an idea gaining traction and the focus of new scientific findings from a University of Wisconsin  more

Initiative Focuses on Advanced Technology Innovations in Biomanufacturing
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced today (Sept. 6) establishes the Forward BIO Initiative, a collaborative effort to make Wisconsin a recognized center of excellence for biomanufacturing. The new initiative "leverages one of our key long-term strengths at UW, which is working at the crossroads where multiple disciplines connect," UW-Madison Chancellor Reb  more

LAB3 Exhibition Helps High School Students Merge Physics and Art
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) and the Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) are kicking off the school year with a September exhibition featuring artworks inspired by scientific research led by physicists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including scientists from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the Department of Physics. The LAB3 project teamed UW-Madis  more

Labor Day Reminder: Leah Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin Working Families
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 3 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news: This Labor Day, there's a clear choice in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race, when it comes to who will stand up to powerful special interests and put Wisconsin first: Tammy Baldwin is standing up for Wisconsin working families and fighting to protect and expand Buy American requirements; Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir backs plans to gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, she say  more

Lawrence Welcomes One of Its Largest Classes in History
APPLETON, Wisconsin, Sept. 3 -- Lawrence University issued the following news release: On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Lawrence University will welcome one of its largest classes in history as more than 425 first-year, transfer, and exchange students arrive for Welcome Week activities, all in preparation for the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 11, marking the beginning of Lawrence's 171stacademic year. "We can't wait for them to arrive," says Ken Anselment, Vice President for Enrollment and Comm  more

Leah Vukmir Backs Lawsuit to Gut Pre-Existing Condition Protections
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news: Tomorrow, oral arguments begin in the latest legal challenge to invalidate the Affordable Care Act's protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions -- and Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir says that effort to gut protections for the 2.4 million Wisconsinites and 133 million Americans who have pre-existing conditions is a "necessary step." If Vukmir gets her way, federal protections that b  more

Marquette to Host Humanities Without Walls Career Symposium on Sept. 14
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- Marquette University issued the following news release: A symposium on career diversity will be held on Sept. 14 in Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is hosted by Humanities Without Walls, the Marquette University Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and the Marquette University Graduate School. It is the first in a series of career development programs designed to advance preparation careers Marquette grad  more

Milwaukee Police Chief Morales Goes 'On the Issues' at Marquette Law School
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- Marquette University issued the following news release: Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales will be the featured guest in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Thursday, Sept. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall. Morales joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1993. He was named interim police chief in February, succeeding retiring chief Ed Flynn. In April, the Fire and Police Commission removed   more

Native American Cultural Experience Helps Prepare Future Educators
PLATTEVILLE, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news: Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville pre-service teachers recently had an opportunity to learn about the culture and language of the Ho-chunk Nation at the 22nd annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. The unique learning experience, organized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Ho-chunk Nation, helped prepare students  more

Native American Talks Focus on Hip-hop Impact, Global Literature Translation
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- The University of Louisville issued the following news release: Two scholars who research Native American culture, music and literature will share their sounds and insights in free, public talks this fall at the University of Louisville. Both speakers are Anishinaabe, indigenous people of the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is offering the lectures in partnership with other units of the  more

New Chef in Kitchen at Dream Dance Steak
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, owned by the Forest County Potawatomi, issued the following news release: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is excited to announce Mark Shoup as the new Chef at Dream Dance Steak. Shoup, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has more than 30 years of experience as a chef, with a cooking career that includes stops across the country and around the world. Now the Michigan native is back in the Great Lakes and ready to showcase  more

New Evidence Shows Gov. Scott Walker's Excuse for Using State Plane to Film Campaign Ad Doesn't Fly
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: Information obtained today by One Wisconsin Now shows the Governor's office intentionally scheduled an event at Nicolet Technical College on July 17 in order to try to charge taxpayers over $2,000 to fly him to film a campaign television in nearby Three Lakes. One Wisconsin Now has filed formal complaint with the   more

New Round of 'cluster Hires' Announced
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: UW-Madison is continuing its commitment to interdisciplinary research with the announcement of four new cluster hires. Part of the goal is to foster collaborative research, education and outreach by creating new interdisciplinary areas of knowledge that cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative was launched in 1998 as an innovative partnership betwe  more

One Wisconsin Now Requests Ethics, Criminal Investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's Use of State Airplane
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: On July 17, 2018, Gov. Scott Walker used a state plane, at a cost to taxpayers of $2,017.66, to fly from Madison to Rhinelander to film a television ad for his re-election campaign. One Wisconsin Now today filed a formal complaint with the State Ethics Board and requested and investigation by the Dane County Distr  more

Oral Arguments Friday in Appeal of FFRF's Lehigh County, Pa., Cross Victory
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Oral arguments take place Friday over an appeal of the Freedom From Religion Foundation's court victory regarding a cross on a Pennsylvania county seal. FFRF, a national state/church watchdog, and four individual plaintiffs won in district court last September when the judge found that the Lehigh County seal, featuring a prominent cross, was unconstitutional. Now, arguments on Friday, Sept. 7  more

Physical Sciences Laboratory Part of $1.6 Million Grant to Plan for Neutrino Detector
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL) has been awarded a $1.6 million grant, with three other universities, to expand the PSL's technology for constructing specialized panels capable of detecting and studying neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles. The National Science Foundation grant will support the PSL and its partners at the University of Chicago, Yale   more

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Jodean Grunow
PLATTEVILLE, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news: "There is nothing as exciting as learning. I am a lifelong learner, and I want my students to also be lifelong learners. Our world needs people who are willing to listen, to research, to contemplate, to decide, to plan, to act, to achieve - projects for the good of society." This is the way Dr. Jodean Grunow, senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and academic staff member in the Sch  more

Princeton History Professor to Lecture at Marquette University on Sept. 13
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- Marquette University issued the following news release: Dr. William Chester Jordan, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton University, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., room 227. Jordan will discuss "The First Crusade and Jewish Martyrdom" while participating in the National Visiting Scholar Program sponsored by the Marquette Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Jordan served as chairma  more

Psychology Student Explores How Stress Impacts College Students' Behavior
PLATTEVILLE, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news: After she graduates from UW-Platteville in May 2019, Dominique Kornely, a senior psychology major from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, hopes to earn master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology and then pursue a career in mental health in a hospital setting. This summer, thanks to UW-Platteville's new Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program, Kornely was able to gain hands-on research experience th  more

RAGA Launches Brad Schimel Ad in Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Republican Attorneys General Association issued the following news release: As students in Wisconsin head back to school, the Republican Attorneys General Association launched a new TV ad, "Mothers," which includes praise for Attorney General Brad Schimel's school safety initiative. Here's what they are saying: Associated Press: "Gov. Scott Walker unveiled legislation in March following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, creat  more

RAGA Launches School Safety TV Ad in Wisconsin AG Race: 'Mothers'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Republican Attorneys General Association issued the following news release: The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) has launched a new TV ad in Wisconsin on Attorney General Brad Schimel's efforts to promote school safety. The ad, "Mothers," features Wisconsin mothers praising the Wisconsin Department of Justice's school safety grant program and how they trust Schimel to protect their children. The ad will run for three weeks. "Attorney General Brad Schim  more

Record Enrollment for CatholicLink Partners
DE PERE, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- St. Norbert College issued the following news release: CatholicLink, a partnership between St. Norbert College, Notre Dame Academy and GRACE Schools, is seeing record enrollments. St. Norbert recorded the largest class in the college's history of 623 incoming freshmen. Notre Dame Academy has a record-breaking freshmen class as well, and GRACE is experiencing enrollment growth for the third year in a row. "The work of CatholicLink is an extension of our collectiv  more

Scott Walker Flew to Green Bay TV Market Six Straight Days Before Green Bay Area State Senate Special Election
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: A continuing review of Gov. Scott Walker's serial misuse and abuse of state airplanes has revealed he used a state plane to fly to the Green Bay area six straight days prior to a special election in the 1st State Senate District. Based on the latest records obtained by One Wisconsin Now, Walker has flown on state   more

Student Conducts Research on School Mass Shootings
PLATTEVILLE, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news: This summer, Kathryn Bartels, a senior criminal justice and history major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from Franklin, Wisconsin, conducted in-depth research and historical analysis on America's school mass shootings and what impact laws can have on reducing gun-related deaths. The objective of Bartels' project, "Addressing America's Mass Shooting Crisis: A Comparative Historical   more

Tammy Baldwin Signs Pledge to Protect Wisconsinites With Pre-Existing Conditions
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- Citizen Action of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Last night U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin signed a pledge issued by Citizen Action Wisconsin to protect Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which brings together health professionals and patients from across the state, called on U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Tammy Baldwin and State Sen. Leah Vukmir to sign a pledge not to repeal or weaken the provisions of the Affordabl  more

The Latehomecomer Author Kao Kalia Yang to Open the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Lecture Series at Viterbo University Sept. 13
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- Viterbo University issued the following news release: Kao Kalia Yang, educator, filmmaker, and author of the award-winning book The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, will open the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership's fall 2018 lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir is the story of her and her family's move from the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in T  more

Tony Evers is Taking Credit He Doesn't Deserve
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The Wisconsin Republican Party issued the following news: Tony Evers has offered nothing but bureaucratic excuses and false arguments in response to widespread criticism by parents, school districts, Governor Walker, and others of his failure to revoke the licenses of teachers who preyed on children. He has falsely claimed that he couldn't act because the law wouldn't let him, and then falsely claimed that he "fixed" the problem. However, his claims lack proof. "  more

Tree Ring Data Helps Reconstruct Drought, Rainfall in Driftless Area
PLATTEVILLE, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news: Over recent decades, an increase in extreme hydrological events due to changing climate has exposed Platteville and the Driftless Area of Southwest Wisconsin to extreme droughts and rainy periods. These periods of drought and rainfall have impacted farmers, businesses, public health officials, municipalities and resource managers. This summer, Tia Federman, a senior geography major at the Univ  more

UW Oshkosh Announces Access Campus Leadership Team Members
FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt has announced the leadership for the UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley campuses, retaining all members of the previous UW Colleges Northeast Region leadership team. On July 1, 2018, these two access campuses were joined with UW Oshkosh as part of the UW System restructuring project approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  more

UW-Madison Startup Gives Builders a Head Start on New Projects
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: Let's say you're a contractor, building for the mid- to large-size commercial and education market. To stay afloat, you want to get your foot in the door early in a building project. But if your interests range from shopping centers and offices to schools and cross a three-state area, how do you catch wind of potential projects before they are cast in a formal "request for proposal," known as  more

UW-Stevens Point Faculty Experts Offer Free Community Lectures
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin's Stevens Point campus issued the following news release: From children's toys to safe drinking water, faculty experts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will discuss a wide variety of topics in a public lecture series offered this coming academic year. The College of Letters and Science Community Lecture Series will be held on select Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Pinery Room at the Portage County Public Library, 1001  more

UW-Stevens Point to Mark Opening of New Chemistry Biology Building
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The University of Wisconsin's Stevens Point campus issued the following news release: The community is invited to the grand opening of the new Chemistry Biology Building at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Friday, Sept. 14. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, on the outside of south end of the building along Stanley Street. Building tours will follow from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The public may attend free of charge. The 176,500-square-  more

UWM Again Named a Top LGBT-friendly University
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The University of Wisconsin's Milwaukee campus issued the following news release: For the fourth year in a row, UW-Milwaukee has been named one of America's most welcoming universities for LGBTQ+ students. The annual Campus Pride Index places UWM among the country's top 30 LGBT-friendly colleges or universities. "LGBTQ youth and families want to know what campuses are doing when it comes to inclusive policies, programs and practices - not only for four year col  more

Viterbo Leadership at Noon Series to Open With Michael Modawell of Fort McCoy Sept. 11
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- Viterbo University issued the following news release: Michael Modawell, business development and strategic engagement officer at U.S. Army Garrison Fort McCoy will open the 2018-19 Viterbo University Leadership at Noon series Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Reinhart Center room 107. A native of West Salem, Modawell joined the U.S. Army upon graduating high school in 1987. He has served in Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Serbia. He remained on ac  more

Walker's Corrections Debacle Costing Taxpayers $20.6 MILLION and Counting
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news: Today, a new report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shows that taxpayers have already shelled out $20.6 million to cover the legal bills surrounding Scott Walker's mismanagement of the state's juvenile prison complex. From the report: Lawsuits over the problems at Wisconsin's juvenile prison complex have cost the state $20.6 million so far, and those costs will continue to rise-- possibly by large sum  more

Washington Monthly Places College on 'Best for Student Voting' List
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 4 -- Edgewood College issued the following news release: Edgewood College is honored to be recognized by Washington Monthly magazine by being placed on that publication's 'Best Colleges for Student Voting' ranking. Edgewood College is one of only 58 institutions out of more than 1488 four-year colleges on the list. "We have an abiding commitment to educating our students to become informed, engaged citizens, and voting is one of the most fundamental expressions of our  more

Wisconsin Democratic Party Issues Statement on Schimel Lawsuit Oral Arguments
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Martha Laning on the oral arguments in Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel's lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act's protections for the 2.4 million Wisconsinites who have pre-existing conditions: "Today is a reminder that health care is on the ballot and the stakes couldn't be higher for Wisconsin working families this November: U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir, Gov. Scott Walker  more

Wisconsin Oven, Gateway Partner in Company's Innovative Training Center Program
KENOSHA, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- Gateway Technical College issued the following news release: Wisconsin Oven's connection to Gateway Technical College goes back a generation - and the East Troy-based manufacturer is taking steps to ensure it will continue on to future generations. In an effort to recruit the next generation of skilled workers, Wisconsin Oven has collaborated with Gateway to offer the Wisconsin Oven Universal Training Center. Instructors will provide hands-on training to new emp  more

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Has New Director, New Direction
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news: The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) has a new director. As of September 1, 2018, University of Wisconsin-Madison veterinarian Keith Poulsen assumed official leadership of the agency, which plays a critical role in preserving animal health and the integrity of the state's animal production industry. "I think we have a very important mission for the state and for the universit  more

With Friends Like These...Republicans Slam Walker's Corrections Record Again
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news: Scott Walker's criminal justice record is under fire yet again. And just like before, it's Republicans doing the criticizing. Yesterday, Senate Majority leader Scott Fitzgerald said he was "very disappointed" with Walker's handling of the Lincoln Hills debacle, calling it "a mess." Walker has been widely criticized for ignoring the problems at the juvenile facility. Several weeks ago, Assembly Leader Robin  more