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Spring 2016 Referenda Results

Posted By Kevin Hickman On April 26, 2016

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) A significant level of support was provided for public education by taxpayers across the State of Wisconsin via the April 5, 2016 election results. The statewide trend of Wisconsin’s school districts utilizing referenda as a tool to fund both operational (exceed the revenue cap) and facility needs (issue debt) continues […]

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JP Cullen gift will promote brain-repair research at UW-Madison

Posted By Katie Muth On September 25, 2015

J.P. Cullen, chairman emeritus of the Janesville construction company, is celebrating his birthday this week with a $250,000 grant from the JP Cullen Foundation to the Department of Neurosurgery for research on how to help the brain recover from illness and injury. The JP Cullen Excellence in Research Award symbolizes a bond between Cullen and […]

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WHA 2015 Advocacy Day | Part 2

Posted By Jeannie Cullen-Schultz On May 22, 2015

Part I of the Advocacy Day post focused on the entire program hosted by Wisconsin Hospital Association. This post will highlight the specific topics that were discussed during the legislative visits that were briefly touched on in the previous post. As indicated, WHA provides attendees the opportunity to visit the State Capitol and their respective […]

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WHA 2015 Advocacy Day | Part 1

Posted By Jeannie Cullen-Schultz On May 6, 2015

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Advocacy Day. The 2015 version of the annual event far exceeded my expectations for a number of reasons that I look forward to sharing with you.  Advocacy Day is an annual event that brings together healthcare employees, volunteers and trustees to advocate […]

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Breaking The Higher Education Perception: Educating Students on Opportunities in Skilled Trades

Posted By Katie Muth On May 1, 2015

For the third consecutive year, Manpower Group’s 2014 Talent Shortage Survey identified the #1 most difficult for employers across the globe to fill is the skilled trades. This rings especially true in Wisconsin, where we are looking at the demand increasing over 18% in the next several years. As the economy continues to improve construction […]

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Breaking the Higher Education Barrier | JP Cullen Taking Steps to Promote Careers in the Trades

Posted By Katie Muth On April 28, 2015

The perception for many students, parents, and administrators is that a four year college degree is preferred to any technical college or work in the trades after completing high school, yet the reality is with the growing demand for skilled labor, combined with the rising cost of higher education, a future in the skilled trades […]

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