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The Lifelong Learner

News from University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies

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Scholarships fuel success for returning adult students

First-generation college student Zalissa Zongo Kafando shares how scholarships helped her overcome obstacles and finish her degree at UW–Madison.

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Event showcases returning adult students and their hard-won achievements

Nontraditional students shine at the annual Outstanding UW–Madison Adult Student Celebration and Reception.

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Q&A with award-winning returning adult students

Hear from our 2024 winners of the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student award at UW–Madison.

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Precollege programs prepare students for success

Learn how precollege programs prepare students for academic success as well as offer them opportunities to meet new friends and learn new things with UW–Madison instructors.

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Shining a light on neurodiversity in higher ed

UW–Madison Assistant Professor Megan Reilly shares her experiences as a student and teacher with autism, and how higher education is learning to accommodate neurodivergent students.

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Bridging workforce gaps with continuing education

Many industries includes “hot jobs” with projected growth offering competitive salaries and plentiful openings. Learn from UW–Madison Continuing Studies staff about how lifelong learning can help you advance in or enter one of these fields.

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What adult learners should consider about online degrees

Online programs are expanding access for groups who’ve been left out of university spaces. See what adult learners should consider about online degrees.

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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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Resources for writers

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

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Continuing Studies program manager receives educational research award

With COVID-19 forcing many academic courses online — some for the first time — quality, accessible online teaching has never been more important, both for students and instructors. For conducting online education research on such …

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Oneida Nation of Wisconsin artist wins NEA award, helps Wisconsin Regional Art Program celebrate 80 years

Karen Ann Hoffman received the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts and will keynote the Wisconsin Regional Art Program State Day Conference.

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3 timely classes help you support yourself and others in uncertain times

The University of Wisconsin–Madison noncredit classes in Continuing Studies are known for their rigor, relevance and usefulness, even during a global pandemic.

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