UniverCity Year Adams County

Adams County is located in the central region of Wisconsin. Its eighteen small towns are home to more than 20,000 residents. The principal industries include agriculture and tourism, including the popular tourist destination, Wisconsin Dells, which it shares with three other neighboring counties.

Adams County partnered with UniverCity Year in 2019-2022 to focus on issues around quality of life, including economic development, education, and health projects.

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  1. “Preliminary report for Adams county Housing Project.” Civil & Environmental Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Jan Kucher.
  2. “Economic assets workshop.” In partnership with UW-Extension. Kristin Runge.
  3. “Trade market analysis.” In partnership with the Division of Extension Economic Development Administration University Center (EDA University Center). Kristin Runge.
  4. “Tourism, marketing, and branding in Adams, Wood and Juneau Counties.” Journalism and Mass Communication 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Doug McLeod.
  5. “Tourism, marketing, and branding in Adams County.” Journalism and Mass Communication 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Doug McLeod.
  6. “New Leaders in Adams County.” Life Sciences Communication 435: Theory and Practice of Integrated Marketing Communication. Todd Newman.
  7. “Engaging a new workforce.” Independent research project. Julie Voelker-Morris, University of Oregon.
  8. “Cooperatives.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 323: Cooperatives. Courtney Berner.
  9. “Positive image of Adams County.” Life Sciences Communication 435: Theory and Practice of Integrated Marketing Communication. Todd Newman.
  1. “Facilitator’s guide to developing a personal budget.” Consumer Science 340: Financial Assets & Capability. Stephanie Harrill.
  2. “Parents supporting parents.” Independent student research project.
  3. “Recruiting and retaining high quality teachers.” Independent student research project.
  4. “Analysis of Wisconsin’s accountability report cards.” Statistics 998: Statistical Consulting. Brian Yandell.
  5. “Improving career exploration opportunities for Adams-Friendship School District.” Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership Competencies in Engineering. Paige LaPoint.
  6. “Sustainability education in Adams County.” Environmental Studies 402: Community Environmental Scholars Seminar. Molly Schwebach.
  7. “Teacher Retention Process Improvement – Adams Friendship Area School District.” Industrial & Systems Engineering 515: Engineering Management of Continuous Process Improvement. Terry Mann.
  1. “Three proposed interventions to address mental health stigma in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  2. “Improving health messaging to rural residents in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  3. “Laying the foundation to improve the culture of health in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  4. “Reducing child abuse and neglect in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  5. “Addressing obesity rates in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  6. “School-based primary healthcare clinic in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  7. “Housing for sober living in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  8. “Raising health equity awareness in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  9. “Community health worker framework.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  10. “Reducing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  11. “Reducing the maternal smoking rate in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  12. “Reducing middle and high school student vaping in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.