UW Center for Civic Engagement
A vital example of the Wisconsin Idea:
The boundaries of the University are the boundaries of the state.
UW Center for Civic Engagement at UW-Marathon County
625 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401
UWMC is excited to announce the grand opening of the first large, multi-use building on campus since the 1960s, and is grateful to the Marathon County Board for approving this project. This building, like all the others on campus, is owned by Marathon County and will have a community-based focus.
Programs located in the new building are:
- The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS)
- Wisconsin Public Radio
- Continuing Education and Outreach
- UWMC Theatre Program
The building is intended to be the hub of outreach and public scholarship in:
- Public dialogue through the Kettering Foundation’s National Issues Forums and discussions on current important topics
- Service learning for students to become involved in the community
- Civic engagement aimed at building community on campus and throughout the area
- Radio programming that provides intellectual stimulation and enlightening entertainment
- Life-long learning through credit and non-credit instruction for ages youth through +55
- A variety of production experiences, ranging from musical comedy to innovative contemporary drama, that link to the larger campus curriculum and make a valuable contribution to the broader community discussion of vital ideas and issues.