UniverCity Year Waunakee

Waunakee is a village located in Dane County that is home to about 14,000 residents. It earned its name from its Native American origin, translating to “fair and pleasant valley” just north of Madison (Wanaki). The unique name also makes the village the only Waunakee to exist in the world.

Today, Waunakee is known for its beautiful parks, antique shopping, and charming downtown. They partnered with UniverCity Year 2020-2023 to continue to develop areas like social justice, racial equity, and inclusion and community civility.

  1. “Offering educational opportunities on Ho-Chunk Culture for the Waunakee community.” Environmental Studies 600: Senior Capstone. Jessie Conaway.
  2. Developing Ho-Chunk educational programming in Waunakee Schools.” Environmental Studies 600: Senior Capstone. Jessie Conaway.
  3. “Exploring a land acknowledgment statement for Waunakee.” Environmental Studies 600: Senior Capstone. Jessie Conaway.
  4. “Developing cultural resources management protocol for Waunakee.” Environmental Studies 600: Senior Capstone. Jessie Conaway.
  5. “Designing community-based installations of Ho-Chunk culture in Waunakee.” Environmental Studies 600: Senior Capstone. Jessie Conaway.
  6. “Mapping H0-Chunk cultural resources in Waunakee.” Environmental Studies 600: Senior Capstone. Jessie Conaway.
  7. “Creating the Waunakee is Home media campaign.” Journalism & Mass Communication 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Doug McLeod.
  8. “Confronting mental health in the Waunakee School District.” Journalism & Mass Communication 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Doug McLeod.
  9. “Encouraging mental health help for seniors in Waunakee.” Journalism & Mass Communication 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Doug McLeod.
  10. “Supporting mental health in Waunakee’s school-aged population and the Coordination of Services Team (COST) Model.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barb Duerst.
  11. Destigmatizing mental health in seniors in the Village of Waunakee.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barb Duerst.
  12. “Reviewing human resources processes through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.” Industrial & Systems Engineering 450: Senior Capstone. Terry Mann.
  13. “Improving diversity, equity and inclusion practices of Human Resources management in the Waunakee Administrator’s Office.” Management and Human Resources 705: Human Resource Management. Loren Kuzuhara.
  14. “Improving diversity, equity and inclusion communication practices in Waunakee.” Management and Human Resources 705: Human Resource Management. Loren Kuzuhara.
  15. “Reviewing policing practices and policies in Waunakee.” Independent student research.
  16. “Commemorating the legacy and resilience of the Ho-Chunk Nation.” Management and Human Resources 746/747: Impact Consulting for Arts and Cultural Organizations. Angela Richardson and John Surdyk.
  17. Conducting an audit of Waunakee’s municipal code for diversity, equity, and inclusion elements.” Law 854: Neighborhood Law Clinic. Student Internship. Mitch.