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The Lifelong Learner

News from University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies

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UW Odyssey Project celebrates 20 years of transformation through education

The UW Odyssey Project celebrates 20 years and invites the community to the Chazen Museum of Art for a celebratory event on April 20.

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Use this exercise to ID and leverage your transferrable skills

Get advice from one of our UW-Madison educational counselors on how to leverage your transferable skills with this useful exercise.

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What continuing education can do for you

Curious about what continuing education can do for you? Read this column by one of our expert educational counselors that appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Professor, farmworker rights advocate Armando Ibarra receives distinguished alumni award

Congratulations to Professor Armando Ibarra, receiving a distinguished alumni award from his alma mater, Chico State. Professor Ibarra contributes knowledge and understanding of worker communities through his work at the UW–Madison School for Workers.

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Returning adult students add value to classrooms

UW–Madison returning adult student Todd Johnson and Assistant Professor Nidia Bañuelos reflect on the many benefits returning students bring to their classes, instructors and community.

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How much do you know about lifelong learning?

Test your knowledge of lifelong learning with our 2022 quiz on topics we covered in our Wisconsin State Journal column this year.

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Return to college has life-changing impact

After struggling in college and being academically dismissed, Tyler Johnston returned to finish his degree at UW–Madison with personal determination and tailored campus support.

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UW Odyssey Project launches free education initiative for veterans

In fall 2023, veterans can start a new UW Odyssey Project course tailored to them. Read about the program and learn how to apply now!

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Visiting International Student Program celebrates 10 years of global connection

In recognition of its 10-year anniversary, VISP hosted a four-day celebration with program alumni, faculty and staff in activities ranging from a Badger football game to a dinner reception.

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College for people currently or formerly incarcerated

UW-Madison Odyssey Beyond Bars director talks with our educational counselor Ace Hilliard about opportunities for students who are currently or were formerly incarcerated.

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Returning students can get specialized advice

Learn about the role of an educational counselor and how they can help you find the best academic fit for your goals and circumstances.

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Choosing your major based on career goals

Hear from a UW–Madison Continuing Studies educational counselor about tips on choosing your major when you go back to school as a returning adult student.

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