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. “Designs for upscale housing in Adams County.” 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 County.” Journalism and Mass Communication 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Doug McLeod.
  5. “New Leaders in Adams County.” Life Sciences Communication 435: Theory and Practice of Integrated Marketing Communication.
  6. “Engaging a new workforce.” Independent research project. Julie Voelker-Morris, University of Oregon.
  7. “Cooperatives.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 223: Cooperatives. Courtney Berner.
  8. “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. “Increasing connections between kids and community.” Independent student research project.
  3. “Parents supporting parents.” Independent student research project.
  4. “Recruiting and retaining high quality teachers.” Independent student research project.
  5. “Analysis of Wisconsin’s accountability report cards.” Statistics 998: Statistical Consulting. Brian Yandell.
  6. “Strengths and career advising for students.” Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership Competencies in Engineering.
  7. “Increasing agriculture education in schools.” Environmental Studies 402: Community Environmental Scholars Seminar. Molly Schebach.
  1. A social media campaign to reduce health stigmas.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  2. “Best practices for communicating with rural communities and isolated people.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  3. “Changing the culture of health.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  4. “Decreasing child abuse cases in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  5. “Decreasing obesity rates in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  6. “Implementing a school-based primary care clinic.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  7. “Implementing sober communities in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  8. “Improving health equity awareness.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  9. “Launching a community health worker program.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  10. “Reducing adverse experiences for children 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 tobacco and e-cigarette use in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.