Representatives of the University of Wisconsin Marathon County, with Jim Veninga at center, during a 2001 day in Madison.
Former University of Wisconsin Marathon County Dean Jim Veninga will be honored this week at a tribute service at the campus in Wausau.
Some of the marks Veninga left on the community are intangible. He actively worked to strengthen the campus's ties with the broader community and position it as a place not only for scholarship but for forums, conversations and reflections on issues of public concern.
In other ways, his legacy to the university is quite tangible. He was instrumental in the creation of the UW Center for Civic Engagement, the building that hosts events and programs that connect ...