Engaging more than 200,000 Wisconsinites each day means there’s always something new—and newsworthy—to explore. Learn the latest on the leaders and programs helping Wisconsin families, communities, students and businesses thrive from the official source for UW Colleges and UW-Extension news, press coverage, announcements and events.


Press Release

Malcolm Brett, Longtime Director of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, Retiring in Spring 2018

Director of University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Broadcast and Media Innovations Division has had a profound impact on positive role of public media in communities

Press Release

UW System to Restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension to Expand Access to Higher Education

UW System proposes restructuring campuses to improve student access and success, increase efficiency and save resources, and better align with Wisconsin’s future workforce needs

Press ReleaseSupporting Families and Communities


To commemorate 103 years of Wisconsin 4-H’s service to the state’s youth and families, Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Oct. 1-7 as 4-H Week, coinciding with a nationwide celebration of the research-based positive youth development program.

News StorySupporting Families and Communities

UW Colleges & UW-Extension to Host Veterans Roundtable

To better understand the needs and the resources that currently exist for Wisconsin’s veterans, UW Colleges and UW-Extension will host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation to Support Veterans on Wednesday, November 1, at UW-Waukesha.

Press CoverageEducational Access and Innovation

‘Badger Promise’ program offers free tuition to first-generation Wisconsin transfer students at UW-Madison

A new program, “Badger Promise,” will provide free tuition to qualifying Wisconsin students to help them pursue their dream of a four-year degree.