UniverCity Year Green County

Green County, located in south central Wisconsin, is known for its rich agricultural history, pastoral scenery, and small-town atmosphere. Comprised of sixteen towns, six villages, and two cities, it is a small-size Wisconsin county with a population of 36,842. Visit the county from your computer in this aerial video of the county’s most notable landmarks.

Green County is the UniverCity Year partner for the 2017-2020 academic years. Local government and community leaders have identified several projects for faculty and students.

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Events

End of year celebration

The April 24, 2019 celebration marked the end of the second year of this three-year partnership between UW–Madison and Green County and featured flash talks from students researching community-based challenges.

Cheese Days

On Sept. 14, 2018, students, faculty and staff attended Cheese Days in Monroe to learn more about the county and taste the award-winning cheeses for which it’s known.

Kick off event

On August 21, 2018, community members, project leaders, and UW-Madison faculty and staff celebrated our partnership. The event featured keynote speaker Rebecca Ryan, Bucky Badger, and the WFAA’s vintage ice cream truck.

Projects and Courses

  1. “Cost-benefit analysis of 9-1-1 call center consolidation.” Public Affairs 881: Benefit-Cost Analysis. Professor David Weimer.
  2. “Support and invest: A model for new teacher mentoring in rural schools.” Independent research project in the School of Education.
  3. Project under development in Spring 2019. Design a marketing plan for Monticello schools. Journalism 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Professor Doug McLeod.
  4. Project under development in Spring 2019. Develop a marketing strategy for Green County. Journalism 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Professor Doug McLeod.
  5. “Communication campaigns for the Monroe Farmers Market.” Life Sciences Communication 515: Public Information Campaigns and Programs. Professor Neil Stenhouse.
  1. “Farmers’ cooperative viability assessment.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 323: Cooperatives. Professor Courtney Berner.
  2. “Responding to requests for proposals.” Urban and Regional Planning 912: Planning Workshop. Professors Bryan Gadow and Victoria Solomon.
  3. “Brodhead market analysis: Business inventory and research.” Urban and Regional Planning 912: Planning Workshop, in partnership with the UW-Extension Center for Community & Economic Development.
  4. “Organizational models for the Monroe Cultural Collaborative.” In partnership with WiSolve consulting group.
  5. Project under development in Spring 2019. Assess the long-term sustainability of the Monroe Farmers Market. Professor Alfonso Morales.
  6. “Strategies for infill development in Monroe.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 500: Senior Capstone Experience. Professor Jeremy Foltz.
  7. Project under development in Spring 2019. Identify options to increase access to the internet in Juda. Agricultural & Applied Economics 500: Senior Capstone Experience. Professor Jeremy Foltz.
  1. “Addressing food deserts in Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  2. “Increasing breastfeeding rates in Green County: A media communications campaign.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  3. “Improving access, connecting patients, and reducing stigma: A mental health navigator for Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  4. “Teen Intervene toolkit.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  5. “Data sharing to combat the opioid crisis in Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  6. “Increasing bystander naloxone distribution and training for prevention of opioid overdoses in Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  7. “Opioid use disorder treatment in pregnancy: A program for Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  8. “Identifying opportunities for outpatient opioid detoxification in Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  9. “Development of accessible recreational, educational, and physical activities for Belleville youth.” Population Health Sciences 560: Health Impact Assessment of Global Environmental Change. Professor Jonathan Patz.
  10. “Paving the way of the future: Marketing existing bike paths, sidewalks, and recreational facilities to Belleville youth.” Population Health Sciences 560: Health Impact Assessment of Global Environmental Change. Professor Jonathan Patz.
  11. “A walking school bus to increase physical activity among Belleville youth.” Population Health Sciences 560: Health Impact Assessment of Global Environmental Change. Professor Jonathan Patz.
  12. “Winter access to recreational sports and physical activities in Belleville.” Population Health Sciences 560: Health Impact Assessment of Global Environmental Change. Professor Jonathan Patz.
  13. Report forthcoming. Develop a community-powered kitchen in Monroe. Civil Society and Community Studies 460: Civil Society and Community Leadership. Professor Lori DiPrete Brown.
  14. Project under development in Spring 2019. Assess how the physical environment influences active travel in Monticello. Landscape Architecture 321: Environment and Behavior Studio – Designing Health Promoting Environments. Professor Kristin Thorleifsdóttir.
  1. Project under development in Spring 2019. Design concepts for senior housing in Brodhead. Civil Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Professor Jan Kucher.
  2. Project under development in Spring 2019. Develop concepts for affordable housing in Green County.
    • Real Estate 611: Residential Property Development. Professor Tom Landgraf.
    • Real Estate 651: Green Sustainable Development. Professor Tom Landgraf.
  1. “Village of New Glarus Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.” Urban and Regional Planning 912: Planning Workshop. Professors Bryan Gadow and Victoria Solomon.
  2. “Lake Montesian conservation plan.” Environmental Studies 972: Conservation Planning. Professor Arlyne Johnson.
  3. Pearl Island Recreational Corridor conservation plan.” Environmental Studies 972: Conservation Planning. Professor Arlyne Johnson.
  4. “Downtown revitalization: A design for the City of Brodhead.” Landscape Architecture 611: Senior Capstone in Landscape Architecture. Professor Eric Schuchardt.
  5. Project under development in Spring 2019. Develop plans to expand Monticello’s Highland Cemetery. Geography 578: GIS Applications. Professor Bill Gartner.
  1. “Juda School renewable energy generation.” Civil Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Professor Jan Kucher.
  2. “Procuring a solar energy system for Juda School.” Marketing 423: Procurement & Supply Chain Management. Professor John McKeller.
  3. “Solar panel recommendations for Juda School District.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  4. “Improving energy efficiency at Juda School.” Engineering 601: Interdisciplinary Design for Energy & Sustainability. Professor Scott Williams.
  5. “Wind energy recommendations for Juda School District.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  6. “Renewable energy analysis for New Glarus School District.” Engineering 601: Interdisciplinary Design for Energy & Sustainability. Professor Scott Williams.
  7. “Lowering phosphorus levels in Browntown.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  8. “The Village of Monticello wastewater treatment facility: Evaluation of the environmental, economic and social impacts of compliance alternatives.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  1. “Safe Routes to School planning guide for the New Glarus School District and the Village of New Glarus.” Urban and Regional Planning 912: Planning Workshop. Professors Bryan Gadow and Victoria Solomon.
  2. “Improving rural transportation in Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.