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The Lifelong Learner

News from University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies

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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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Returning adult students celebrated at drive-through event

Twenty students and their families met near Picnic Point in Madison to be congratulated at the Outstanding Adult Student Scholarships and Awards event.

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Badger Ready grad prepares to take on the state capitol

Jason Glomp plans to use his degree in political science and certificate in public policy to support workers, labor unions and nonprofits.

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Resources for writers

Keep making progress on your writing with the help of these writing experts and resources.

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Odyssey Project graduates, supporters celebrate determination in a challenging year

Students, staff and community came together to recognize the 18th graduating class of UW–Madison’s award-winning program.

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Seek clarity on remote work in a job search

Tips for job seekers on balancing issues of personal health and safety with employer expectations for remote or in-person work.

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UW Odyssey Beyond Bars program receives grant to teach college courses in Wisconsin prisons

The pilot project will deliver introductory college courses in English to incarcerated students who are interested in post-secondary education but are not yet enrolled in a credential-granting program.

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UW–Madison’s Kelly named to College of Fellows of the American Theatre

Congratulations to Professor Baron Kelly, joining the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Theatre in the honorary society’s next incoming class.

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Returning adult students receive awards for perseverance, community contributions

Each spring, UW–Madison Adult Career and Special Student Services recognizes the determination and leadership of returning adult undergraduate students with scholarships and awards, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award.

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You can learn a language online — here’s how!

Study a language online with UW–Madison Continuing Studies language programs in 2021. We promise it will be exactly the same as in-person learning, only completely different.

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Do you need a degree? Consider other educational options

Read about a variety of beneficial educational options outside of getting a degree, by our student services coordinator Ace Hilliard.

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