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Mar 2018

Wisconsin's glacial landscapes subject of April 5 talk

3/23/18By UW-Barron County

Southwestern Wisconsin, the Driftless Area, was never glaciated; its deep valleys and narrow ridges were formed from millions of years of stream erosion. However, glaciers did cover more than two-thirds of the state at times in the past. The area...

Get to know Khoa Nhu Nguyen (Moon Evans)

3/21/18By UW-Barron County

Age: 18

Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam

High school attended: North Cedar Academy, Ladysmith, Wis.

Current program or major: Science or Philosophy

Why did you choose UW-Barron County? At UW-BC, I have a very good...

Spring Preview Day is April 2

3/19/18By UW-Barron County

The University of Wisconsin-Barron County will host a spring Preview Day for prospective students and their families Monday, April 2 from 9 a.m. - noon in the Fine Arts Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

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Barron resident to share WWII Japanese internment camp experience

3/16/18By UW-Barron County

Shortly after Japan attacked and bombed the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order requiring the forced relocation of Japanese-Americans; many were sent to...

Coffee making, tasting focus of March 15 presentation

3/2/18By UW-Barron County

Tyler van Helden drinks coffee. He drinks more coffee than almost any one. After attending the University of Minnesota, studying cultural studies and comparative literature, at a time when van Helden said he drank coffee “jut for fuel and pace,”...

Feb 2018

Heid Erdrich to share indigenous foods, recipes during UW-BC talk

2/22/18By UW-Barron County

Eating foods that are locally grown results in lower transportation and distribution costs, as well as the opportunity to form relationships with local farmers who use fewer pesticides and herbicides. Author Heid Erdrich will discuss how this...

Academic librarian to offer tips on evaluating information in ‘fake news’ era

2/16/18By UW-Barron County

“Post-truth” was Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 word of the year, one marker of the recent growth in attention to the issue of misinformation. On March 1, Jill Markgraf will present “Navigating a Post Truth, Fake News Era” from noon to 1 p.m. in the...

Rusk County woman to share Mennonite traditions, complexities

2/9/18By UW-Barron County

Life as a Mennonite in rural, northwestern Wisconsin will be discussed February 22 during a presentation at UW-Barron County led by Lucinda J. Miller. Her talk, “The Story of a Mennonite,” will reflect on distinctive Mennonite traditions, her own...

Lee Friederich earns Kaplan Award

2/2/18By UW-Barron County

The University of Wisconsin-Barron County has named Lee Friederich a 2017-18 Kaplan Award recipient. The award recognizes individuals for significant innovative improvements in instruction and/or service to students.

Friederich is...

Kayaking enthusiast to share stories of Lake Superior adventure

2/2/18By UW-Barron County

Chetek native Bob Unbehaun dreamed of paddling around the biggest fresh water lake in the world. In 2004, he was lucky enough to do just that when he made a solo trip around Lake Superior. During a February 15 talk at UW-Barron County, noon to 1...