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. “Communication campaigns for the Monroe Farmers Market.” Life Sciences Communication 515: Social Marketing Campaigns in Science, Health and the Environment. Professor Neil Stenhouse.
  2. “Cost-benefit analysis of 9-1-1 call center consolidation.” Public Affairs 881: Benefit-Cost Analysis. Professor David Weimer.
  3. “Marketing proposals for Green County Development Corporation.” Journalism 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Professor Doug McLeod.
  4. “Marketing proposals for Monticello School District.” Journalism 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Professor Doug McLeod.
  5. “Support and invest: A model for new teacher mentoring in rural schools.” Independent research project in the School of Education.
  1. “Best practices for sustaining the Monroe Farmers Market.” Independent research project in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture. Professor Alfonso Morales.
  2. “Brodhead market analysis: Business inventory and research.” Urban and Regional Planning 912: Planning Workshop, in partnership with the Center for Community & Economic Development.
  3. “Downtown revitalization: A design for the City of Brodhead.” Landscape Architecture 611: Senior Capstone in Landscape Architecture. Professor Eric Schuchardt.
  4. “Farmers’ cooperative viability assessment.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 323: Cooperatives. Professor Courtney Berner.
  5. “Increasing access to high-speed internet in Juda.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 500: Senior Capstone Experience. Professor Jeremy Foltz.
  6. “Organizational models for the Monroe Cultural Collaborative.” In partnership with WiSolve consulting group.
  7. “Placemaking and streetscape design for the City of Monroe.” Landscape Architecture 611: Senior Capstone in Landscape Architecture. Professor Eric Schuchardt.
  8. “Responding to requests for proposals.” Urban and Regional Planning 912: Planning Workshop. Professors Bryan Gadow and Victoria Solomon.
  9. “Strategies for infill development in Monroe.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 500: Senior Capstone Experience. Professor Jeremy Foltz.
  1. “A community-powered kitchen in Monroe.” Civil Society and Community Studies 460: Civil Society and Community Leadership. Professor Lori DiPrete Brown.
  2. “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.
  3. “Addressing food deserts in Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  4. “Data sharing to combat the opioid crisis in Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  5. “Designing healthy spaces in Monticello.” Landscape Architecture 321: Environment and Behavior Studio – Designing Health Promoting Environments. Professor Kristín Thorleifsdóttir.
  6. “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.
  7. “Identifying opportunities for outpatient opioid detoxification in Green County.”Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  8. “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.
  9. “Increasing breastfeeding rates in Green County: A media communications campaign.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  10. “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.
  11. “Opioid use disorder treatment in pregnancy: A program for Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  12. “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.
  13. “Teen Intervene toolkit.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  14. “Winter access to recreational sports and physical activities in Belleville.” Population Health Sciences 560: Health Impact Assessment of Global Environmental Change. Professor Jonathan Patz.
  1. “Constructing senior housing in Brodhead.” Civil Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Professor Jan Kucher.
  2. “Design concepts for affordable housing in Green County.” Real Estate 611: Residential Property Development. Professor Tom Landgraf.
  3. “Sustainable, affordable housing concepts for Green County.” Real Estate 651: Green Sustainable Development. Professor Tom Landgraf.
  1. “Highland Cemetery records management instructions and GIS data.” Geography 578: GIS Applications. Professor Bill Gartner.
  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. “Village of New Glarus Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.” Urban and Regional Planning 912: Planning Workshop. Professors Bryan Gadow and Victoria Solomon.
  1. “Improving energy efficiency at Juda School.” Engineering 601: Interdisciplinary Design for Energy & Sustainability. Professor Scott Williams.
  2. “Juda School renewable energy generation.” Civil Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Professor Jan Kucher.
  3. “Lowering phosphorus levels in Browntown.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  4. “Procuring a solar energy system for Juda School.” Marketing 724: Strategic Global Sourcing. Professor John McKeller.
  5. “Renewable energy analysis for New Glarus School District.” Engineering 601: Interdisciplinary Design for Energy & Sustainability. Professor Scott Williams.
  6. “Solar panel recommendations for Juda School District.” 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.
  8. “Wind energy recommendations for Juda School District.” Civil Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering. Professor Andrea Hicks.
  1. “Improving rural transportation in Green County.” Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and Practice. Professor Barbara Duerst.
  2. “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.