Be sure to include CALS stories in The Year of the Wisconsin Idea

More than 100 years ago the Wisconsin Idea—UW-Madison’s unique commitment to sharing knowledge to improve lives everywhere—came into being. To celebrate this milestone, campus has designated 2011-2012 The Year of The Wisconsin Idea. No part of the UW system can lay greater claim to this way of doing business than can CALS. So as the events and activities that celebrate this milestone get under way, please do your part to make sure that our contributions get their share of attention.

Here’s how you can share Wisconsin Idea story and your personal connection to UW-Madison:

  • Tag your Wisconsin Idea‑related event on the UW-Madison calendar of events using the tag Wisconsin Idea
  • Submit your work to the Wisconsin Idea In Action database at
  • Follow @WisIdea on Twitter
    Tweet your own story with #wisidea
  • Use the Year of the Wisconsin Idea logo
  • (Coming soon) Post your favorite Wisconsin Idea story at (follow the Year of the Wisconsin Idea link). Urge your partners and students to do the same
  • Look for The Wisconsin Idea Story Booth at the Wisconsin State Fair and around campus during the academic year


Here are events currently tagged as YOTWI:

Aug 10, 2011— UW-Madison at the State Fair
Sept  1, 2011— Chancellor’s convocation
Sept 22, 2011—Morgridge Center for Public Service 15th anniversary
Sept 22-24, 2011—Science Festival, Humanities-Science-Art Interplay
Oct 15, 2011—100 year anniversary of the first UW Homecoming
Late Oct, 2011—Reexamination of the Wis Idea in the 21st century: Engaged scholarship
Nov 11, 2011—Wisconsin Idea Forum
Feb-Mar 2012—Founders Days
March 31, 2012—Science Expeditions
April 28-30, 2012—Alumni Weekend
April 22, 2012—Nelson Institute Earth Day celebration