WIS’19 Collaborator Bakes Cookies for Essential Workers

Adija Greer-Smith, owner of Confectionately Yours at the Sherman Phoenix in Milwaukee, has been making 500 to 600 cookies a week since March to give away to hospitals, dialysis centers, testing labs, funeral homes, and fire departments …

Green Bay’s NEW Water Highlights Essential Services

Dispatches from Our Own Wisconsin: Tricia Garrison of NEW Water  Tricia Garrison is the public affairs and education manager for NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, that serves Northeast Wisconsin …

WIS’18 Host Discusses Potato Oversupply

Andy Diercks, a fourth-generation farmer and part-owner of Coloma Farms, helps grow 800 acres of potatoes in Central Wisconsin, among other vegetables. In 2018, the Wisconsin Idea Seminar visited Coloma Farms and learned about the …

Seminar Collaborator Wins U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award

Rosy-Lane Holsteins, a 900-cow dairy farm in Watertown, is owned by UW alumni Lloyd and Daphne Holterman and their partners Tim Strobel and Jordan Matthews. They have hosted the Wisconsin Idea Seminar twice since 1993, …

WIS’15 Alumna Offers Book Weaving Tutorial Videos

Marianne Fairbanks, textile artist and assistant professor of Design Studies at UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology, has been sharing her book weaving tutorial videos with not only her students but with the general public. What …

WIS’19 Collaborator Utilizes 3D Printers to Produce Medical Equipment

CREATE Portage County has converted its IDEA Center in Stevens Point, which the Wisconsin Idea Seminar visited in 2019, into a 3D printing facility in order to create high-need medical equipment for local healthcare organizations, …

Seminar Alumni Receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

Four Wisconsin Idea Seminar participants have received Distinguished Teaching Awards this year, an honor that recognizes their teaching and celebrates their hard work. William Brockliss, WIS’13, is an associate professor of classical and ancient near …