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The Lifelong Learner

News from University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies

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Myths persist about earning an online degree

Four common myths about earning your college degree online — and what you should know instead.

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UW Odyssey Project receives funding from CUNA foundation’s investment in south Madison

Read about new funding for the Odyssey Project from the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation.

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Quiz yourself on lifelong learning

Ready to test your knowledge on continuing education? We’ve compiled a set of questions from our 2021 Wisconsin State Journal columns. Enjoy this quiz put together by one of our educational counselors.

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Benefits abound for veterans hoping to enroll

UW–Madison’s Director of University Veteran Services, Joe Rassmussen, shares insights about federal and state education benefits available to veterans.

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Former professor, “Odyssey dad” Robert Auerbach receives philanthropy award

The Odyssey Project celebrated Bob Auerbach, father of Odyssey Co-Director Emily Auerbach, receiving the 2021 Outstanding Individual Philanthropist award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Madison Chapter for his support of Odyssey and other charities.

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Professor Armando Ibarra receives local award for work with Latinx community

Read about Armando Ibarra, professor at the UW–Madison School for Workers, who received the Hispanic Achievement of the Year award from La Movida.

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Funding your return to college as an adult student

Learn some tips — like how to find funding sources — from one of our student services coordinators on how to fund your return to college as an adult student.

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Manage expectations when returning to school

Tips on setting priorities, communicating needs and maintaining your well-being.

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Continuing Studies welcomes Dr. Nidia Bañuelos to faculty

A Q&A with UW–Madison’s new assistant professor of adult, continuing and higher education.

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Set yourself up for a successful school year by leveraging school resources

As the school year commences, be prepared to reach out and ask your school for help when it comes to your academics, health and financial well-being.

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Turn college rejection into opportunity

A college rejection can sting, but there is more than one way to reach your academic goals.

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Plan now for return to school in fall as adult student

Read about some actions you can take during summer downtime to prepare for fall applications and enrollment in your continuing education.

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