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

Save the Date! UniverCity Year students will be the featured speakers at the Green County Development Corporation’s (GCDC) annual dinner on April 24 in Monroe, WI.

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. Project under development in Spring 2019. Establish a Community of Practice for Juda Schools’ teachers. Independent student project.
  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. Project under development in Spring 2019. Design a marketing plan 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. Project under development in Spring 2019. Design a plan 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. 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. “Improving energy efficiency at Juda School.” Engineering 601: Interdisciplinary Design for Energy & Sustainability. Professor Scott Williams.
  3. “Solar panel recommendations for Juda School District.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  4. “Wind energy recommendations for Juda School District.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  5. “Renewable energy analysis for New Glarus School District.” Engineering 601: Interdisciplinary Design for Energy & Sustainability. Professor Scott Williams.
  6. “Lowering phosphorus levels in Browntown.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  7. “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.