July 2011

Chancellor Ray Cross (center) and hosts at Farm Technology Days, Marshfield, WI.Farm Technology Days features more than 600 exhibits, including many by UW-Extension educators, at Seehafer Acres in Marshfield.

Richard Barnhouse takes office as UW Colleges associate vice chancellor for student services and enrollment management.

Greg Hutchins begins serving as UW-Extension interim provost and vice chancellor and Dan Hill as interim secretary of the faculty and academic staff and interim vice chancellor.

August 2011

Martha the Dog with children at Wisconsin Public Television's Get Up and GO! day, Madison WI.Wisconsin Public Television’s Get Up and GO! Day in Madison delights thousands of young children.

Applications at UW Colleges are on track for another record enrollment.

UW-Extension – through the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network – and UW Oshkosh present AeroInnovate at AirVenture in Oshkosh.

UW-Richland helps 53 Japanese students prepare for their high school exchange year in the United States.

UW-Extension’s Pat Dillon, a Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network regional director begins active duty as U.S. Navy Commander.UW-Extension’s Pat Dillon, a Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network regional director, begins a year of active duty as U.S. Navy Commander Dillon and a member of the NATO Training Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the State Fair raises $88,300 for the 4-H Foundation to benefit youth participating in Wisconsin 4-H, a program of UW-Extension and government partners.

September 2011

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald names Chancellor Ray Cross to serve on the Special Task Force on University of Wisconsin Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities.

At the UW Colleges fall convocation, Provost Greg Lampe and Chancellor Ray Cross honor three UW Colleges teachers for excellence: Paul Martin at UW-Marathon County, Mary Duffy Kasum at UW-Waukesha and Mathew Bartkowiak at UW-Marshfield/Wood County.

UW Colleges Online enrollment jumps 19% over previous fall.

UW Colleges enrollment is up 1.6% over fall 2010 enrollment.

Quilters at Wisconsin Public Television's Quit Expo, Madison WIThousands of quilters from the Midwest and beyond attend Quilt Expo presented by Wisconsin Public Television, part of UW-Extension’s public broadcasting division, and Nancy Zieman Productions at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Cynthia Fenster, an associate lecturer at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, is one of the workshop instructors.

The Association of Small Business Development Centers honors Jack Reiners, a counselor with the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center, part of the Wisconsin SBDC Network managed by UW-Extension.

Chancellor Ray Cross presents the 2011 Chancellor’s Awards, including the Wisconsin Idea Award to the Chippewa Valley Inter-Networking Consortium represented by Ross Wilson, at a reception in Madison.

UW-Sheboygan, UW-Manitowoc, UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Washington County partner with UW Oshkosh to offer a bachelor’s degree in special education.

October 2011

The UW-Extension Academic Staff Council honors Lynne Blinkenberg of Wisconsin Public Television, Norman Gilliland and Steve Paulson of Wisconsin Public Radio, and Donna Peterson and Mary Huser of Cooperative Extension.

The UW Colleges and UW-Extension University Relations team of Teri Venker, Howard Cosgrove and Sandra Kallio win “best of show” from the Public Relations Society of America Madison chapter for media conferences held simultaneously at five sites to announce UW-Extension's receipt of two federal broadband grants.

James Reitter receives the Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award for his work as a UW-Sheboygan assistant professor of English.

November 2011

Chancellor Ray Cross testifies about proposed budget lapse before the state Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education.

Wisconsin team is repeat National 4-H Skillathon Champion at the North American International Livestock Exposition.

Chancellor Ray Cross, a Vietnam veteran, speaks at UW-Waukesha’s Veterans Day event.

UW System announces eCampus portal, for all UW online courses and degree, developed and maintained by UW-Extension’s continuing education division.

Wisconsin Public Television partners with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the governor’s office for the Hiring Our Heroes job fair at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

December 2011

Carmen Wilson begins serving as campus executive officer/dean of UW-Rock County in Janesville.

UW-Extension’s broadband initiative earns a top rural development award from Wisconsin Rural Partners Inc.

Dean Rick Klemme kicks off Cooperative Extension’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Chancellor Ray Cross joins Gov. Scott Walker for the Governor’s Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit.

UW-Extension and UW Colleges’ Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, a collaboration of UW-Extension and UW Colleges, hosts the National Debt Deliberation Project, a statewide series during 2011-12.

Instructional Communications Systems launches the on-demand WisLine Anytime audio conference service.

January 2012

The Wisconsin Counties Association helps Cooperative Extension announce its centennial celebration through a 16-page spread in its monthly magazine.

Martin Rudd begins serving as campus executive officer/dean of UW-Fox Valley in Menasha.

The UW Colleges and UW-Extension Office of Inclusion partners with UW-Extension’s continuing education division in an Inclusive and Engaged Leadership pilot program kicking off Jan. 9 to 12 in Madison.

UW Colleges begins issuing student voter ID cards to students on request.

Chancellor Ray Cross names Paul Chase as interim campus executive officer and dean at UW-Sheboygan and Tracy K. White as acting campus executive officer and dean of UW-Barron County in Rice Lake.

UW Colleges and UW-Extension staff reach up to 100,000 people through the first Twitter College Fair hosted by UW System eCampus.

Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio co-sponsor the 32nd Annual State of Wisconsin Tribute and Ceremony honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

February 2012

UW Colleges Online enrollment for spring 2012 is up more than 16% compared to spring 2011.

The Garden Expo, presented by Wisconsin Public Television, draws about 20,000 people from across the Midwest to learn about trends in gardening and landscaping and share ideas Feb. 10 to 12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

UW-Extension’s Dane County staff coordinate one of the largest free tax assistance sites in the country.

Cooperative Extension hosts town hall meetings in Tomah, Kimberly, Juneau, Hayward and Shawano to introduce legislators to staff and resources.

The Wisconsin State Assembly observes the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension in Wisconsin with a joint resolution of commendation presented Feb. 21 to Chancellor Ray Cross and Cooperative Extension Dean Rick Klemme.

March 2012

The UW-Extension School for Workers receives a United Association for Labor Education Outstanding Contribution to Labor Education Award.

UW-Extension nominates Annie Jones for a UW System Women of Color Award to be conferred in October 2012.

Chancellor Ray Cross presents information about UW Colleges and UW-Extension to state legislature's Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities.

Cooperative Extension announces first phase of administrative reorganization, naming Gerald Correthers as East-Metro regional director.

Cooperative Extension's Leadership Wisconsin names Claire Thompson as interim executive director.

UW-Extension’s Instructional Communications Systems supports the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s first ever public hearing using videoconferencing.

Wisconsin Public Television broadcasts the 2012 State of the Tribes Address, with Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer, a UW-Marathon County alumnus, addressing a joint session of the State Legislature.

April 2012

The Wisconsin Councils of Teachers of English honors Ellyn Lem, associate professor at UW-Waukesha, with the 2012 Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award.

U.S. Small Business Administration honors UW-La Crosse Small Business Development Center, part of the statewide network managed by UW-Extension's entrepreneurship and economic development division, for staff expertise, service and leadership.

Chancellor Ray Cross and Geoff Murray of the UW Colleges Student Governance Council sign agreement formalizing UW Colleges students’ rights in governance.

The Wisconsin 4-H Agents Association honors Daniel Malacara, Cooperative Extension budget director, and Matthew Lind, UW System legal counsel, with a Friend of 4-H Award for work affecting 1,600 4-H groups.

May 2012

Asif Habib, professor of chemistry at UW-Waukesha, is named UW Colleges professional development coordinator.

UW-Madison and UW-Extension experts present the annual UW Family Gardening Day on the Madison campus.

Producer Joel Waldinger accepts international award in Berlin for Wisconsin Public Television’s documentary on “Wisconsin’s Nazi Resistance: The Mildred Fish-Harnack Story.”

Eric Giordano is named director of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, which is sponsored by UW Colleges and UW-Extension.

Tom Blewett is appointed program director for the Cooperative Extension Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development program area.

Chancellor Ray Cross speaks at UW-Richland’s commencement ceremony.

June 2012

UW Colleges and the state Department of Public Instruction announce the dual enrollment program, now called College Options, allowing high school students to earn high school and UW credits at the same time.

Chancellor Ray Cross joins Gov. Scott Walker and UW System President Kevin Reilly in three-city tour announcing the UW flexible degree completion option.

Cooperative Extension’s centennial  celebration continues with a “tailgate” dinner program at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Wisconsin Public Television tapes the 30th anniversary show of “Sewing with Nancy."

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health expands its physician assistant program to students at UW-Marathon County in Wausau.

UW-Extension’s School for Workers elects Michael Childers as the new director.

UW System Board of Regents approves a tuition hike for all campuses, including a UW Colleges annual increase of $247.

UW-Extension appoints Cheryl Vickroy as interim associate director of entrepreneurship and economic development in UW-Extension and interim director of entrepreneurial programming.