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Faculty Director Nora Cate Schaeffer, Associate Director John Stevenson, and Survey Methodologist Jennifer Dykema Participate in the 2019 AASRO Meeting

The Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) held their 13th Annual Meeting hosted by the Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There, participants from academic survey research organizations across the country met to discuss pressing issues and topics relevant to their centers and institutions including spam blocking and other operations-based difficulties and advances, methods to convey the value of our centers to University Leadership, and educational practices and initiatives. Peter Miller, past AAPOR President and former Senior Research for the Survey Measurement at the US Census Bureau, gave a riveting invited talk on “Relevance, Credibility, and Trust.”

Featured Artist – Keary Kautzer

Keary Kautzer paints in the American Impressionist style, painting with limited hues to set a mood to draw the viewer in.  Living in Sheboygan along the shoreline of Lake Michigan is a main reason why many of his paintings have water related scenes.  A career as Executive Director of WSCS, the Sheboygan community television station, has enabled him to transfer his visual experiences into his paintings.   Keary studied watercolor painting with James Michael, especially en plein air.  Since his retirement in 2016, Keary has traveled through Europe and the United States.

Affording Degree Completion: A Study of Student Financial Aid

Affording Degree Completion: A Study of Student Financial Aid is surveying over 6,000 students at 10 different universities across the United States. Invited students have taken on the responsibility of covering the costs to be in college. Researchers want to learn more about the ways students cover their cost of attendance, by getting a clearer picture of the ways in which students pay for school, and the kinds of supports and aid made available to them.

UWSC (Re)presenting at MAPOR

John Stevenson, Jennifer Dykema, Nora Cate Schaeffer, and Vicki Lein will represent the University of Wisconsin Survey Center at the 2018 Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) Annual Conference in Chicago this month. The theme for this year’s conference is “Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research” and UWSC will be participating in several capacities at the conference.