University News https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ University of Wisconsin Platteville News Feed en Students head south for immersive border experience https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-head-south-immersive-border-experience <p><span><span><span><span>A group of 12 University of Wisconsin-Platteville students recently gained an up close and inside look at immigration policy, culture and complexities at the U.S.-Mexico border when they participated in a Border Immersion Trip to Texas and New Mexico, Jan.</span></span></span></span></p> Feb 19, 2020 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-head-south-immersive-border-experience Forum to explore how Colombian novel enhances understanding of history https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/forum-explore-how-colombian-novel-enhances-understanding-history <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>On Thursday, March 5, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Talking Bones: The Writing of Assassination in Colombia,” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.</span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span>                              </span></span></span></span></p> Feb 19, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/forum-explore-how-colombian-novel-enhances-understanding-history Redfearn credits family, UW-Platteville for igniting passion for history https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/redfearn-credits-family-uw-platteville-igniting-passion-history <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>From the time she was about nine years old, University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Winifred (Winnie) Redfearn knew that she wanted to be a history professor.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 19, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/redfearn-credits-family-uw-platteville-igniting-passion-history Frayer to receive Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/frayer-receive-distinguished-teaching-award-wisconsin-section-mathematical-association-america <p><span><span><span>University of Wisconsin-Platteville Professor of Mathematics Dr. Chris Frayer will receive the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America.  </span></span></span></p> Feb 18, 2020 Written By: Mathematical Association of America – Wisconsin Section https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/frayer-receive-distinguished-teaching-award-wisconsin-section-mathematical-association-america Syrian refugee to discuss civil liberties through her music and journey to the United States https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/syrian-refugee-discuss-civil-liberties-through-her-music-and-journey-united-states <p><span><span><span><span><span>Syrian refugee Mariela Shaker will perform and speak on the topic of civil liberties at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Tuesday, March 31. Shaker, who fled the war in Syria, is a motivational speaker, violinist and professor at Monmouth College.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 18, 2020 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/syrian-refugee-discuss-civil-liberties-through-her-music-and-journey-united-states Education students attend state reading convention https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-students-attend-state-reading-convention <p><span><span><span><span><span>Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville elementary education students recently </span></span><span>attended <span>the 2020 </span></span><a href="https://www.wsra.org/" target="blank"><span>Wisconsin State Reading Association</span></a><span><span> Convention at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 18, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-students-attend-state-reading-convention UW System Board of Regents approves new online Master of Science in cybersecurity https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-system-board-regents-approves-new-online-master-science-cybersecurity <p>The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has granted its approval to offer a 12-course, 34-credit online master’s degree in cybersecurity.</p> Feb 17, 2020 Written By: UW System https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-system-board-regents-approves-new-online-master-science-cybersecurity Students hope research brings awareness about emerging disease in snakes https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-hope-research-brings-awareness-about-emerging-disease-snakes <p><span><span><span><span>For the past several years, University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, led by Dr. John Peterson, associate professor of biology, have been researching an emerging snake fungal disease that threatens to disrupt the balance of ecosystems across the country, including in Wisconsin.</span></span></span></span></p> Feb 17, 2020 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-hope-research-brings-awareness-about-emerging-disease-snakes A thousand tiny things: Dr. Ilke Celik’s students save energy one choice at a time https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/thousand-tiny-things-dr-ilke-celiks-students-save-energy-one-choice-time <p><span><span><span>Anyone who has touched a light switch in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Ottensman Hall recently may have noticed a small green placard near the plate urging people to turn the lights off when they leave the room. That placard is the work of Dr.</span></span></span></p> Feb 14, 2020 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/thousand-tiny-things-dr-ilke-celiks-students-save-energy-one-choice-time Pioneer Spotlight: Gloria Stuckey https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-gloria-stuckey <p><em><span><span>For nearly 30 years, Gloria Stuckey has worked at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Biology Department as the laboratory manager. She assists faculty, staff and students with any questions in the lab, while supervising student employees. </span></span></em></p> Feb 14, 2020 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-gloria-stuckey Pioneer Players tackle an American tragedy in Eugene O'Neill's ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-players-tackle-american-tragedy-eugene-oneills-long-days-journey-night <p><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their 2019-20 season with the classic Eugene O’Neill masterpiece, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” </span></span></span></span></p> Feb 12, 2020 Written By: Maddie Harbour https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-players-tackle-american-tragedy-eugene-oneills-long-days-journey-night EMS students showcase their ‘Kiln Rats’ pottery in Nohr Gallery https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ems-students-showcase-their-kiln-rats-pottery-nohr-gallery <p><span><span><span><span><span>Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville students from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are using a creative outlet to enhance their education.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 11, 2020 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ems-students-showcase-their-kiln-rats-pottery-nohr-gallery Chamber Choir performs, explores British culture in London https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chamber-choir-performs-explores-british-culture-london <p><span><span><span><span><span>Thirty-seven University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chamber Choir students and faculty recently enjoyed a whirlwind of cultural experiences in London, England, as part of “London Calling,” a short-term, faculty-led program sponsored by UW-Platteville Education Abroad, through </span></span><a></a></span></span></span></p> Feb 11, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chamber-choir-performs-explores-british-culture-london Lancaster Community Fund to sponsor scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/lancaster-community-fund-sponsor-scholarships-college-kids-and-middle-university <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Charles “Sonny” Tiedemann Charitable Fund awarded $1,000 to the UW-Platteville College for Kids program during the Lancaster Community Grant presentation ceremony held at Vesperman Farms. The check was received by Jessica Munz, program manager.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 11, 2020 Written By: Tamera Bradley https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/lancaster-community-fund-sponsor-scholarships-college-kids-and-middle-university UW-Platteville philosophy program rated great value in nation https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-philosophy-program-rated-great-value-nation <p><span><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s philosophy program has been named to Great Value Colleges’ ranking of the 100 Great Value Colleges for a bachelor’s in philosophy for 2020. </span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 11, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-philosophy-program-rated-great-value-nation Something That You Love Doing: The David Murphy and Virginia Bowar Scholarship https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/something-you-love-doing-david-murphy-and-virginia-bowar-scholarship <p><span><span><span>When you ask Dave Murphy to describe the goals of the UW-Platteville scholarship that bears his name, the recently-retired president of MSA Professional Services is typically modest. “I really hope that I made it easier on the students’ parents, on the families who are supporting them,” he said.</span></span></span></p> Feb 10, 2020 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/something-you-love-doing-david-murphy-and-virginia-bowar-scholarship Pioneer Spotlight: Ed Janairo https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-ed-janairo <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Ed Janairo has been dean at the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus since the integration of the branch campuses in 2018.  As campus dean, he leads the operation of the Baraboo Sauk County campus, from academics and student affairs, </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 07, 2020 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-ed-janairo Platteville Community Fund awards scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/platteville-community-fund-awards-scholarships-college-kids-and-middle-university <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College for Kids program was granted $700 from the Robert and Marian Graham Community Fund, which will provide full scholarships for seven students to attend the 2020 program.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 06, 2020 Written By: Tamera Bradley https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/platteville-community-fund-awards-scholarships-college-kids-and-middle-university Strand Associates’ impactful gift to support College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science students https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strand-associates-impactful-gift-support-college-engineering-mathematics-and-science-students <p><span><span><span><span>A longtime partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Strand Associates was recently reaffirmed with a $200,000 commitment from the engineering firm, located in Madison, Wisconsin.</span></span></span></span></p> Feb 05, 2020 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strand-associates-impactful-gift-support-college-engineering-mathematics-and-science-students Selent and students prepare for battle https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/selent-and-students-prepare-battle <p><span><span><span><span>Somewhere, right now, on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s idyllic rural campus, a battle is brewing. Dr.</span></span></span></span></p> Feb 04, 2020 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/selent-and-students-prepare-battle Mock Trial Team wins Civility Award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/mock-trial-team-wins-civility-award <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville </span></span></span><span><span><span>Mock Trial Team won the </span></span></span><a href="https://lorascollegenationalinvitational.weebly.com/the-mary-lynn-neuhaus-civility-award.html" target="blank"><span><span>Mary Lynn Neuhaus Civility Award</span></span></a><span></span></span></span></span></p> Feb 03, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/mock-trial-team-wins-civility-award Chitwood finds ideal fit, gains valuable skills at UW-Platteville https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chitwood-finds-ideal-fit-gains-valuable-skills-uw-platteville <p><span><span><span><span><span>Hands-on learning opportunities and a caring, supportive learning environment have been key to Mackenzie Chitwood’s success as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Jan 31, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chitwood-finds-ideal-fit-gains-valuable-skills-uw-platteville Early Childhood Conference set for March 14 https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/early-childhood-conference-set-march-14 <p><span><span><span><span><span>On Saturday, March 14, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Continuing Education Institute will host its Early Childhood Conference, an annual conference where participants<span><span> will enjoy a day of learning networking, and collaborating with others within the early childhood education field.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Jan 27, 2020 Written By: Tamera Bradley https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/early-childhood-conference-set-march-14 Boebel Hall renovations set to begin https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/boebel-hall-renovations-set-begin <p>Renovations to Boebel Hall are set to begin in the upcoming weeks on the UW-Platteville campus. The $23.7 million project will renovate existing laboratory and classroom space to become instructional laboratories, preparation and support space, research and undergraduate research space and one general assignment classroom.</p> Jan 25, 2020 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/boebel-hall-renovations-set-begin Pioneer Spotlight: Greg Nelson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-greg-nelson <p class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><em><span><span>“<span>I love working with the students. Each class is different and creates a unique setting for discussion, new interpretations of assignments and exchanging ideas.”</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></p> Jan 24, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-greg-nelson Update on Coronavirus https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/update-coronavirus <h3>February 7, 2020</h3> <p><strong>Message to the university community</strong></p> Jan 24, 2020 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/update-coronavirus UW-Platteville faculty, students help defend the Great Lakes https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-faculty-students-help-defend-great-lakes <p><span><span>It is no secret that Wisconsin has great fishing opportunities, attractive to both residents and tourists from surrounding states. However, many are unaware of a threat posed to the state’s fishing industry by invasive fish, such as bighead carp and silver carp. Dr.</span></span></p> Jan 22, 2020 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-faculty-students-help-defend-great-lakes Restorative Justice Conference: repairing harm, promoting healing https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/restorative-justice-conference-repairing-harm-promoting-healing <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>On March 2, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Criminal Justice will host its biannual </span></span><a href="https://campus.uwplatt.edu/node/151738"><span>Restorative Justice Conference</span></a><span><span> in the uni</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Jan 21, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/restorative-justice-conference-repairing-harm-promoting-healing Withstand more, fail better: Dr. Robabeh Jazaei contends with concrete https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/withstand-more-fail-better-dr-robabeh-jazaei-contends-concrete <p><span><span><span>Dr. Robabeh Jazaei is an expert in the characterization and simulation of advanced materials subject to static and dynamic loadings; but more than that; she is an expert in a special type of failure.</span></span></span></p> Jan 21, 2020 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/withstand-more-fail-better-dr-robabeh-jazaei-contends-concrete Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Mark Levenstein https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-mark-levenstein <p><span><span><em><span><span>Beginning in his grandfather’s barbershop in Canada, Dr. Mark Levenstein found some of his first scientific experiences within the science fiction stories of comic books that his grandfather had left him.</span></span></em></span></span></p> Jan 17, 2020 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-mark-levenstein Schulenburg listens to slavery's Latin American ghosts in essay https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/schulenburg-listens-slaverys-latin-american-ghosts-essay <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Dr.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Jan 16, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/schulenburg-listens-slaverys-latin-american-ghosts-essay Forum to examine disappearance of Native American ‘Two Spirits’ https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/forum-examine-disappearance-native-american-two-spirits <p>On Thursday, Feb. 6, the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/college/liberal-arts-education">University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education</a> will host a faculty forum, “Where Have the Two Spirits Gone?” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.</p> Jan 15, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/forum-examine-disappearance-native-american-two-spirits UW-Platteville will receive EDA-funded technical assistance from Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-will-receive-eda-funded-technical-assistance-rural-innovation-strategies-inc <h2>Funding will kickstart entrepreneurship and tech-powered job creation in Southwest Wisconsin</h2> <p>Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc.</p> Jan 10, 2020 Written By: Aidan Calvelli, Rural Innovation Initiative https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-will-receive-eda-funded-technical-assistance-rural-innovation-strategies-inc Brogley one of 200 chosen worldwide by Google for global meetup https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/brogley-one-200-chosen-worldwide-google-global-meetup <p>Jessica Brogley, instructor in the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/school-education">University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Education</a>, was one of 200 people chosen worldwide by Google to attend “Google Local Guides Connect Live 2019,” a global meetup for some of the world’s best contributors to Google Maps, held Nov.</p> Jan 10, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/brogley-one-200-chosen-worldwide-google-global-meetup College of LAE recognizes excellence at award reception https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/college-lae-recognizes-excellence-award-reception <p>The <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/college/liberal-arts-education">University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education</a> recently recognized several faculty and staff members at its 2019 Award Recognition Reception held in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.</p> <p>Awards were presented to the following individuals:</p> Jan 10, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/college-lae-recognizes-excellence-award-reception Pioneer Spotlight: Mary Bartling https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-mary-bartling <p><em>Mary Bartling came to UW-Platteville in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor in supply chain management. She brings to the business program an assortment of work experience, including time at Harley Davidson Motor Company, MillerCoors, General Electric and Bon-Ton Stores that benefits her students.</em></p> Jan 10, 2020 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-mary-bartling Alumna gives back through scholarship https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumna-gives-back-through-scholarship <p><span><span>“I went to undergrad more or less for free. It has always been very important to me to pay that back,” said UW-Platteville alumna Jill Furman ’03. “There were so many different scholarships and work experience opportunities the university helped me find that paid for my education.”</span></span></p> Jan 08, 2020 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumna-gives-back-through-scholarship Gordon pens book on Faulkner’s ties to LGBTQ literature and culture https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/gordon-pens-book-faulkners-ties-lgbtq-literature-and-culture <p><span><span><span><span>Dr.</span></span></span></span></p> Jan 07, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/gordon-pens-book-faulkners-ties-lgbtq-literature-and-culture Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Yi Tong https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-yi-tong <p><em><span><span><span><span><span><span>It was the idealism of youth and a persistent curiosity that initially drew Dr. Yi Tong, lecturer of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, to his chosen field.</span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> Jan 03, 2020 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-yi-tong Students volunteer time and talents at Ruby’s Pantry https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-volunteer-time-and-talents-rubys-pantry <p><span><span><span><span><span>This fall, four <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> students had an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by </span></span><span><span><span>volunteering their time and talents at Platteville’s Ruby’s Pantry, a nonprofit, faith-based organization in Plattevill</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 23, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-volunteer-time-and-talents-rubys-pantry UW-Platteville student receives U.S. citizenship https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-student-receives-us-citizenship <p><span><span><span><span><span>It’s a day University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Pachia Vang will never forget: Oct. 24, 2019 in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, raising her right hand and taking the oath of becoming an American citizen. </span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 23, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-student-receives-us-citizenship Professional Studies to expand programming in Spanish https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/professional-studies-expand-programming-spanish <p><span><span><span><span><span>University of Wisconsin-Platteville Division of Professional Studies is in the design phase of expanding programs to be offered in Spanish.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 23, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/professional-studies-expand-programming-spanish Students recognized for academic excellence, inducted into national honor society https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-recognized-academic-excellence-inducted-national-honor-society <p><span><span><span><span><span>Thirty-four <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> students were recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society that recognizes academic achievement of top students in all majors. </span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 20, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-recognized-academic-excellence-inducted-national-honor-society UW-Platteville Richland announces new Launch scholarships https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-richland-announces-new-launch-scholarships <p>As part of the expanding offerings at its branch campuses, and in partnership with the Richland County Campus Foundation, UW-Platteville announced new Launch scholarships for <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/richland">UW-Platteville Richland</a> students studying in both Food and Agriculture, and Business Administration. New Associate of Science</p> Dec 20, 2019 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-richland-announces-new-launch-scholarships Collins invited by state superintendent to serve on rural advisory council https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/collins-invited-state-superintendent-serve-rural-advisory-council <p><span><span><span><span><span>Dr.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 20, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/collins-invited-state-superintendent-serve-rural-advisory-council Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Lucie Kadjo https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-lucie-kadjo <p><span><span><em><span><span>Dr. Lucie Kadjo came to UW-Platteville in 2016. As an assistant professor of agribusiness in the School of Agriculture, Kadjo has spent the last four years promoting the importance of learning throughout an individual’s life – not just during a person’s time as an undergraduate or graduate student.</span></span></em></span></span></p> Dec 20, 2019 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-lucie-kadjo Larson, former students co-author article in international journal https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/larson-former-students-co-author-article-international-journal <p><span><span><span><span><span>Dr.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 20, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/larson-former-students-co-author-article-international-journal Joanne Wilson leads the way in STEM https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/joanne-wilson-leads-way-stem <p><span><span><span>When Joanne Wilson arrived in Platteville to take a job as an assistant professor in <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/college/engineering-mathematics-science/general-engineering">general engineering</a> in 1986, she could not have known that she was embarking upon a career journey which would last for 34 years and take her into</span></span></span></p> Dec 18, 2019 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/joanne-wilson-leads-way-stem UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County announces new Launch scholarships https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-baraboo-sauk-county-announces-new-launch-scholarships <p class="xx"><span><span>Scholarship commitments will continue if students move on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville.</span></span></p> Dec 18, 2019 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-baraboo-sauk-county-announces-new-launch-scholarships Students give back with second annual Holiday Toy Hack https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-give-back-second-annual-holiday-toy-hack <p>UW-Platteville students recently took part in the second annual Holiday Toy Hack. During the event, students from across campus joined together in Engineering Hall and made adaptations to toys so that they can be used by children with special needs.</p> Dec 18, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins; Video by Easton Green https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-give-back-second-annual-holiday-toy-hack UW-Platteville celebrates 203rd commencement https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-celebrates-203rd-commencement <p><span><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville presented more than 700 candidates in the school’s 203rd <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/commencement">commencement</a>. Students crossed the stage at Williams Fieldhouse to receive their diplomas and hoods during the three ceremonies held on Dec. 14.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 14, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-celebrates-203rd-commencement Pioneer Spotlight: Mesut Muslu https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-mesut-muslu <p><em><span><span>Dr. Mesut Muslu is a professor and interim chair of the<a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/electrical-computer-engineering"> Electrical and Computer Engineering Department</a> <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span>at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville</span></span>.</span></span></em></p> Dec 13, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-mesut-muslu Psychology students lead forgiveness program for inmates https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/psychology-students-lead-forgiveness-program-inmates <p class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><em><span>“The most important thing I learned from this experience was to remember that prisoners are human beings. They just want to be heard, like any other human being. They needed to talk and bring their issues to the surface.</span></em></span></span></span></p> Dec 12, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/psychology-students-lead-forgiveness-program-inmates Students create virtual art using Google Tilt Brush https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-create-virtual-art-using-google-tilt-brush <p><span><span><span><span><span>Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students recently had an opportunity to draw and paint in three-dimensional space using the </span></span><a href="https://www.vive.com/us/product/vive-virtual-reality-system/" target="blank"><span>Vive Virtual Reality System</span></a><span><span> and Google </span></span><</span></span></span></p> Dec 12, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-create-virtual-art-using-google-tilt-brush Strobl honored with American Society of Criminology award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strobl-honored-american-society-criminology-award <p><span><span><span><span><span>Dr.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 12, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strobl-honored-american-society-criminology-award Board of Regents approves new UW-Platteville programs https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/board-regents-approves-new-uw-platteville-programs <p><span><span><span><span><span>To offer a wider array of programs to its students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville added three new offerings.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 09, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/board-regents-approves-new-uw-platteville-programs UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships expands opportunities https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-engineering-partnerships-expands-opportunities <p><span>More students at the<span class="x_apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://www.uww.edu/rock" target="_blank"><span>University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County</span></a><span class="x_apple-converted-space"> </span>will soon be able to pursue engineering degrees thanks to a recommitment to a partnership and a commitment of re</span></p> Dec 06, 2019 Written By: Kristine Zaballos, UW-Whitewater https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-engineering-partnerships-expands-opportunities Gift to the Wright Center to enhance experience for non-traditional, veteran students https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/gift-wright-center-enhance-experience-non-traditional-veteran-students <p><span><span><span><span><span>A recent $143,000 gift from the family of Robert “Bob” and James Wright will enhance opportunities offered at the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/wright-center-non-traditional-and-veteran-students">University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 06, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/gift-wright-center-enhance-experience-non-traditional-veteran-students Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Turner https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-nancy-turner <p><em><span><span><span><span>Sharing stories about events and individuals from ancient and medieval history that enable students to develop a better understanding of how and why the modern world has become what it is today is one of the things Dr. Nancy Turner enjoys most about teaching.</span></span></span></span></em></p> Dec 06, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-nancy-turner An eye-opening experience: undergraduate research at UW-Platteville https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/eye-opening-experience-undergraduate-research-uw-platteville <p>Walk the campus of UW-Platteville and you’ll notice a few things that set this rural state university apart; for starters, the gigantic chalk-white M which towers over the town. You’re likely to see surveying students marking chalk lines on all the available sidewalks, and slackliners balancing between trees.</p> Dec 02, 2019 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/eye-opening-experience-undergraduate-research-uw-platteville Pioneer Spotlight: Jodi Halverson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-jodi-halverson <p><em><span><span>“I wanted to make a difference in young children’s lives,” said Jodi Halverson, lead teacher at the UW-Platteville Children’s Center. “I love that every day is different.” </span></span></em></p> Dec 02, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-jodi-halverson UW-Platteville to celebrate 203rd commencement https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-celebrate-203rd-commencement <p><span><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will mark its 203rd <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/commencement">commencement</a> on Saturday, Dec. 14. The three ceremonies will take place inside Williams Fieldhouse. The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Dec 02, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-celebrate-203rd-commencement Connecting students to their rural community https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/connecting-students-their-rural-community <p><span><span><span>As the oldest of four siblings, alumna Sydney Groen ’17 has in many ways always been a teacher.</span></span></span></p> Nov 26, 2019 Written By: Ashley McFadden https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/connecting-students-their-rural-community UW-Platteville Crops Team places second in nationals https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-crops-team-places-second-nationals <p>The UW-Platteville Crops Team recently placed second in both the Kansas City (86th annual) and Chicago (91st annual) Collegiate Crops Contests. Kansas State placed first in both contests.</p> Nov 26, 2019 Written By: Roger Higgs https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-crops-team-places-second-nationals Grant supports opening of Dairy Pilot Plant, student-run business https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/grant-supports-opening-dairy-pilot-plant-student-run-business <p><span><span><span><span>Ice cream will soon be the next product made and sold by students on the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus</a>.</span></span></span></span></p> Nov 26, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/grant-supports-opening-dairy-pilot-plant-student-run-business Wisconsin history comes alive https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wisconsin-history-comes-alive <p>You never know when inspiration might strike. For Mark Tully, it came in 1969 during a family tour of Gettysburg, Washington D.C., and other U.S. historic sites. The trip was unforgettable in many ways, yet it was the costumed interpreters and restored sites at Colonial Williamsburg that spoke to his young imagination.</p> Nov 25, 2019 Written By: UW-Platteville Continuing Education https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wisconsin-history-comes-alive Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Holly Attenborough https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-holly-attenborough <p><em><span><span><span><span>A chance meeting with a high school math teacher led Dr. Holly Attenborough to pursue the field of mathematics.</span></span></span></span></em></p> Nov 22, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-holly-attenborough Education majors engage preschoolers with theme-based dioramas https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-majors-engage-preschoolers-theme-based-dioramas <p><span><span><span><span><span>Thirty</span></span> <span><span>University of Wisconsin-Platteville teacher candidates recently implemented an effective teaching strategy by creating theme-based dioramas and sharing them with Pre-K children enrolled in the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/childrens-center">university’s Children Center<</a></span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 21, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-majors-engage-preschoolers-theme-based-dioramas UW-Platteville and Madison College formalize three agreements https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-and-madison-college-formalize-three-agreements <p>In a move that will benefit students from both institutions, Madison College and UW-Platteville signed three partnership agreements today that will provide clear pathways and transfer opportunities in the areas of engineering, biotechnology and veterinary technician.<br /> </p> Nov 21, 2019 Written By: Bill Bessette, Madison College https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-and-madison-college-formalize-three-agreements Pioneers help students with visual impairments experience Ropes and Challenge course https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-help-students-visual-impairments-experience-ropes-and-challenge-course <p><span><span><span><span><span>Fourteen <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/health-and-human-performance">University of Wisconsin-Platteville Health and Human Performance</a> students recently had an opportunity to lead students from the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, located in Janesville, Wisconsin, through the <a></a></span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 21, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-help-students-visual-impairments-experience-ropes-and-challenge-course Granger overcomes critical health issue, prepares for teaching career https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/granger-overcomes-critical-health-issue-prepares-teaching-career <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“My dream, ever since I was little, was to be a teacher. I love connecting with students, fostering their passions and letting them know they matter and have something to offer.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 20, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/granger-overcomes-critical-health-issue-prepares-teaching-career UW-Platteville exhibit on African American history to open at Grant County History Museum https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-exhibit-african-american-history-open-grant-county-history-museum <p><span><span><span><span><span>On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Grant County History Museum will unveil a window exhibit on African American history that six University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and a faculty member helped research and build. The opening will be held at the museum’s new space, located at 135 E.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 18, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-exhibit-african-american-history-open-grant-county-history-museum Screening of award-winning documentary to explore themes of innovation, inclusivity https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/screening-award-winning-documentary-explore-themes-innovation-inclusivity <p><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will present a screening of the award-winning documentary “Hearts of Glass,” followed by a discussion with the film director and producer, </span><a href="https://www.jentenproductions.com/" target="blank"><span>Jennifer Tennican</span></a><span>, on Thursday, Dec. 5.</span></span></span></span></p> Nov 18, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/screening-award-winning-documentary-explore-themes-innovation-inclusivity Bernice King is 2020 Distinguished Lecturer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/bernice-king-2020-distinguished-lecturer <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Dr. Bernice A. King, the executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (the King Center) is the 2020 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distinguished Lecturer. The speech is Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. in the Bo Ryan Court, Williams Fieldhouse.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 18, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/bernice-king-2020-distinguished-lecturer Milwaukee native makes transition from player to coach, recruiter https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/milwaukee-native-makes-transition-player-coach-recruiter <p><span><span>In the summer of 2015, Donovan Nathaniel made the two- and half-hour drive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> to embark on his academic and athletic career for the Pioneers.   </span></span></p> Nov 15, 2019 Written By: Jason Piddington https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/milwaukee-native-makes-transition-player-coach-recruiter Education students offer unique Family STEM Night https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-students-offer-unique-family-stem-night <p><span><span><span><span>In a unique, collaborative effort, 34 <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/school-education">University of Wisconsin-Platteville education</a> students teamed with numerous staff members from Highland (Wisconsin) Elementary School to offer Highland Family STEM Night for more than 100 students and their families at </span></span></span></span></p> Nov 15, 2019 Written By: Jodean Grunow, Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-students-offer-unique-family-stem-night Mulroy-Bowden honored with distinguished service award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/mulroy-bowden-honored-distinguished-service-award <p><span><span><span><span>Linda Mulroy-Bowden, executive director of student life and development at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently received the prestigious William B. Sweet Distinguished Service Award from the Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers.</span></span></span></span></p> Nov 14, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/mulroy-bowden-honored-distinguished-service-award Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference to return to UW-Platteville in February https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/midwest-culturally-inclusive-conference-return-uw-platteville-february <p><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will once again host the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/mcic">Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference</a> Feb. 27-28, 2020 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.</span></span></span></span></p> Nov 12, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/midwest-culturally-inclusive-conference-return-uw-platteville-february UW-Platteville Horrific Crime Scene Revisited exhibit offers mystery, intrigue https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-horrific-crime-scene-revisited-exhibit-offers-mystery-intrigue <p><span><span><span><span><span>University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, faculty and staff and Platteville community members helped solve a simulated crime at the ninth annual Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event held recently at Rountree Gallery in Platteville.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 12, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-horrific-crime-scene-revisited-exhibit-offers-mystery-intrigue UW-Platteville hosts 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-hosts-47th-annual-high-school-mathematics-contest <p><span><span><span><span>The <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/mathematics">University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Mathematics</a> hosted its 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest on Nov. 6. Nearly 800 students from 33 high schools in the tri-state area competed.</span></span></span></span></p> Nov 12, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-hosts-47th-annual-high-school-mathematics-contest Division of Professional Studies to host divisional open house https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/division-professional-studies-host-divisional-open-house <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/college/division-professional-studies">University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Division of Professional Studies</a> will host an open house and block party showcasing its many offerings to the public. This free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 11, 2019 Written By: Eric Herbst https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/division-professional-studies-host-divisional-open-house Alumna’s business to be featured in Etsy holiday ad https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnas-business-be-featured-etsy-holiday-ad <p class="x"><span><span><span><span><span><span>University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Beth (Martin) Digman, </span></span><span>recently received some very exciting news: her pottery business, </span><a href="http://www.prairiehillspottery.com/" target="blank"><span>Prairie Hills Pottery</span></a><span>, will be featured in this year’s </span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 11, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnas-business-be-featured-etsy-holiday-ad Criminal justice students gain critical skills during drill with area SWAT team https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/criminal-justice-students-gain-critical-skills-during-drill-area-swat-team <p><span><span><span><span><span>Nineteen <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/criminal-justice">University of Wisconsin-Platteville criminal justice</a> students </span></span><span><span><span>recently gained critical skills in tactical response and hostage negotiations during a “barricaded subjects, armed and with hostages” scenario drill co</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 11, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/criminal-justice-students-gain-critical-skills-during-drill-area-swat-team Riviere honored for advancing diversity work at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/riviere-honored-advancing-diversity-work-uw-platteville-baraboo-sauk-county <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Gabe Riviere, information specialist in the Office of Student Services at <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/baraboo">University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County</a>, has received the UW System’s Dr. P.B.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Nov 08, 2019 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/riviere-honored-advancing-diversity-work-uw-platteville-baraboo-sauk-county Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Todd Stradford https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-todd-stradford <p><em><span><span><span><span><span><span>Learning from his students and watching them learn and grow are what Dr. Todd Stradford loves most about teaching. <span>Stradford, an associate professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since August 1997, teaches courses in human geography, weather and climate and Asia.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> Nov 08, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-todd-stradford UW-Platteville students develop smart classroom in Neal Wilkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-students-develop-smart-classroom-neal-wilkins <p><span><span><span><span>With a click of a button, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr.</span></span></span></span></p> Nov 07, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-students-develop-smart-classroom-neal-wilkins Pioneer Pledge promises to cover tuition and fees for eligible freshmen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-pledge-promises-cover-tuition-and-fees-eligible-freshmen <p><span><span><span><span>Continuing its tradition of providing an accessible, high quality education to all students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently announced its Pioneer Pledge program.</span></span></span></span></p> Nov 05, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-pledge-promises-cover-tuition-and-fees-eligible-freshmen Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Pamela Tas explores bio renewable resources https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-pamela-tas-explores-bio-renewable-resources <p><em><span><span><span>“The most rewarding part of my profession is seeing my students succeed,” said UW-Platteville Assistant Professor of sustainability and renewable energy systems Dr. Pamela Tas.</span></span></span></em></p> Nov 01, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-pamela-tas-explores-bio-renewable-resources UW-Platteville students, faculty present research on chattel slavery in Wisconsin https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-students-faculty-present-research-chattel-slavery-wisconsin <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and a faculty member recently presented their research on chattel slavery in Wisconsin at the 13th annual Local History and Historic Preservation Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 31, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-students-faculty-present-research-chattel-slavery-wisconsin UW-Platteville helps lead statewide advancements in Internet of Things technology https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-helps-lead-statewide-advancements-internet-things-technology <p><span><span><span><span>While the Internet of Things continues to expand at a rapid rate, Dr.</span></span></span></span></p> Oct 30, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-helps-lead-statewide-advancements-internet-things-technology Pioneers showcase leadership with “Plarn” at California conference https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-showcase-leadership-plarn-california-conference <p><span><span><span><span>Four <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> students recently presented “Plarn,” or “Plastic Yarn,” at the National Society of Leadership and Success’ annual conference at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. </span></span></span></span></p> Oct 30, 2019 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-showcase-leadership-plarn-california-conference Crops team wins Upper Midwest Regional https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/crops-team-wins-upper-midwest-regional <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span><span>The UW-Platteville Crops Team won the Upper Midwest Regional contest on Oct. 26. Host UW-Platteville placed first over University of Minnesota-Crookston (second), South Dakota State (third) and UW-Madison (fourth).</span></span></span></span></p> Oct 30, 2019 Written By: Roger Higgs https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/crops-team-wins-upper-midwest-regional Civil and Environmental Engineering programs receive GPS equipment https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/civil-and-environmental-engineering-programs-receive-gps-equipment <p><span><span><span><span><span>The <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering received eight new pieces of GPS equipment from Seiler Instrument, a value of $175,000.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 28, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/civil-and-environmental-engineering-programs-receive-gps-equipment Jiang explores innovative bridge safety research https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/jiang-explores-innovative-bridge-safety-research <p><span><span><span>Dr. Hanwan Jiang, assistant professor of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/civil-engineering">civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> is using an innovative idea to research bridge safety in the United States.</span></span></span></p> Oct 28, 2019 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/jiang-explores-innovative-bridge-safety-research Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Jeff Huebschman inspires understanding of Southwest Wisconsin’s ecology and biology https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-jeff-huebschman-inspires-understanding-southwest-wisconsins-ecology-and <p class="Body"><em><span><span><span><span><span>Dr. Jeff Huebschman joined UW-Platteville in the fall of 2003. A Nebraska native, Huebschman has always enjoyed being out in nature.</span></span></span></span></span></em></p> Oct 25, 2019 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-jeff-huebschman-inspires-understanding-southwest-wisconsins-ecology-and Forum to examine Einstein’s, Dee’s universal ‘theories of everything’ https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/forum-examine-einsteins-dees-universal-theories-everything <p><span><span><span><span><span>On Thursday, Nov. 7, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Einstein’s ‘Theory of Everything’ in Elizabethan England: John Dee’s Hieroglyphic Monad” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m. </span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 23, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/forum-examine-einsteins-dees-universal-theories-everything UW-Platteville alumna pursues graduate degrees, creates scholarship program for black women https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-alumna-pursues-graduate-degrees-creates-scholarship-program-black-women <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>When University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Sakara Wages walked across the stage and accepted her diploma at the university’s graduation ceremony in May 2017, she felt pride in her accomplishments and excitement for the future. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 23, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-alumna-pursues-graduate-degrees-creates-scholarship-program-black-women Work with the KEEN Network fosters entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/work-keen-network-fosters-entrepreneurial-mindset-engineering-students <p><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is building its relationship with </span><a href="https://engineeringunleashed.com/" target="blank"><span>KEEN</span></a><span> – a nationwide network of engineering institutions dedicated to advancing engineering education – and the</span></span></span></span></p> Oct 21, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/work-keen-network-fosters-entrepreneurial-mindset-engineering-students Caden Stindt stands out as two-time Rocket League champion https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/caden-stindt-stands-out-two-time-rocket-league-champion <p><span><span><span><span><span>Despite recently starting his Junior year, Caden Stindt is already making a name for himself at UW-Platteville – but it isn’t in the usual academic, athletic or artistic circles one might expect.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 21, 2019 Written By: Eric Herbst https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/caden-stindt-stands-out-two-time-rocket-league-champion Ericksons’ major gift to support future Pioneers https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ericksons-major-gift-support-future-pioneers <p><span><span><span><span>Higher education has been a significant part of Jon and Dr. Tori Erickson’s lives, and their recently announced planned gift to support University of Wisconsin-Platteville scholarships will help ensure it is also a part of the lives of future generations of Pioneers.</span></span></span></span></p> Oct 21, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ericksons-major-gift-support-future-pioneers Distance Education Alumni board sponsors Virtual 5K https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/distance-education-alumni-board-sponsors-virtual-5k <p><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Education Alumni Board puts a unique spin on a 5K with their Virtual Distance Dash <span><span>5K Run/Walk and Anti-5K. The event is completely virtual, so you can participate when and how you choose, and anyone worldwide can participate. The event is held Nov.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 21, 2019 Written By: Cheryl Lange https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/distance-education-alumni-board-sponsors-virtual-5k Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Leigh Monhardt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-leigh-monhardt <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>When Dr. Leigh Monhardt, associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is asked what he loves most about teaching, the answer is clear: he loves the challenge of making each class he teaches meaningful and relevant to his students. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 18, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-leigh-monhardt Pioneers place first in American Marketing Association competition https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-place-first-american-marketing-association-competition <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville business students placed first in the annual American Marketing Association regional conference, hosted by UW-Whitewater on Oct. 4.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 17, 2019 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-place-first-american-marketing-association-competition Collegiate Soils Team takes top honors at recent competition https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/collegiate-soils-team-takes-top-honors-recent-competition <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Collegiate Soils Team competed in the 63rd annual Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest Oct. 9–12. The event was held in Portage County, Wisconsin, and was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.</p> Oct 14, 2019 Written By: Dr. Chris Baxter https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/collegiate-soils-team-takes-top-honors-recent-competition Talk on area surface water quality to be held at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/talk-area-surface-water-quality-be-held-uw-platteville-baraboo-sauk-county <p class="x_MsoNormal">Professor Stephen Swallen, of UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, will be joined by Serge Koenig, of the Sauk County Department of Conservation, Planning, and Zoning to discuss their ongoing study of surface water quality in Sauk County at the campus library on Friday, Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m.</p> Oct 14, 2019 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/talk-area-surface-water-quality-be-held-uw-platteville-baraboo-sauk-county Celik’s research aims to make solar technology more sustainable https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/celiks-research-aims-make-solar-technology-more-sustainable <p><span><span><span><span>In recent years, the United States has witnessed a boom in solar energy use, as trends toward sustainable living grow. But how environmentally-friendly is solar technology when it reaches the end of its life cycle? That is the question Dr.</span></span></span></span></p> Oct 11, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/celiks-research-aims-make-solar-technology-more-sustainable Come to the lab and see what’s on the slab at the Pioneer Players’ production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/come-lab-and-see-whats-slab-pioneer-players-production-rocky-horror-show <p><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will begin their 2019-20 season with the cult classic musical, “The Rocky Horror Show.” </span></span></span></span></p> Oct 11, 2019 Written By: Madison Harbour https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/come-lab-and-see-whats-slab-pioneer-players-production-rocky-horror-show Pioneer Spotlight: Katharine Caywood https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-katharine-caywood <p><em><span><span>Katherine Caywood is the digital marketing manager at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a newly created position in the Marketing department. Caywood ’10 is an alumna of UW-Platteville and credits her degree in fine arts with leading her to the marketing field.</span></span></em></p> Oct 11, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-katharine-caywood Pioneer Day of Giving generates over $121,000 for student support https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-day-giving-generates-over-121000-student-support <p><span><span>Thanks to the generous donations of hundreds of alumni, faculty and staff, and other friends of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the UW-Platteville Foundation raised over $121,000 with its annual Day of Giving.</span></span></p> Oct 10, 2019 Written By: Megan Hinderman https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-day-giving-generates-over-121000-student-support Strobl joins international team, shares policy ideas with UK Parliament https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strobl-joins-international-team-shares-policy-ideas-uk-parliament <p><span><span><span><span><span>Dr.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 10, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strobl-joins-international-team-shares-policy-ideas-uk-parliament UW Dairy Innovation Hub seeks solutions to challenges facing Wisconsin dairy industry https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-dairy-innovation-hub-seeks-solutions-challenges-facing-wisconsin-dairy-industry <p>From improving human nutrition to assuring clean water to growing the farm economy while caring for animals, the Dairy Innovation Hub will harness the intellectual and creative power of three University of Wisconsin institutions to address the most complex challenges facing the state’s dairy industry.</p> Oct 09, 2019 Written By: UW System https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-dairy-innovation-hub-seeks-solutions-challenges-facing-wisconsin-dairy-industry Alumnus credits restorative justice experience for career success https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnus-credits-restorative-justice-experience-career-success <p><span><span><span><span><span>There are moments in life when a decision to explore something new turns out to be life-changing, both personally and professionally.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 09, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnus-credits-restorative-justice-experience-career-success UW-Platteville hosts Wellness Day for 190 elementary students https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-hosts-wellness-day-190-elementary-students <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Eleven University of Wisconsin-Platteville physical education students recently planned, implemented and continued a 10-year tradition, Wellness Day, for 190 first- and second-grade students from Platteville School District at the </span></span><span><span>university’s Bo-Ryan Court.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 09, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-hosts-wellness-day-190-elementary-students UW-Platteville awarded Dubuque Racing Association grant https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-awarded-dubuque-racing-association-grant <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Division of Professional Studies was recently awarded a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA). Funds will help upgrade video conference equipment to outfit a conference room that is frequently used for meetings held among on-campus and remote participants.<br /> </p> Oct 09, 2019 Written By: Mike Gau https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-awarded-dubuque-racing-association-grant UW-Platteville to honor alumni at Homecoming https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-honor-alumni-homecoming <p><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will honor its 2019 Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/events/event/university-awards-ceremony">University Awards and Recognition Ceremony</a> on Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.</span></span></span></span></p> Oct 07, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-honor-alumni-homecoming Pioneers place high in dairy judging competitions https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-place-high-dairy-judging-competitions <p>Students of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Dairy Judging Team excelled in three recent competitions.<br /> </p> Oct 07, 2019 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-place-high-dairy-judging-competitions UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-celebrate-homecoming <p><span><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be celebrating Homecoming week from Oct. 13-19 with the theme, “Pioneering Music through the Years.” The annual tradition welcomes back alumni while honoring the university.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 04, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-celebrate-homecoming Pioneer Spotlight: Timothy Juedes https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-timothy-juedes <p><em><span><span><span><span><span><span>When Tim Juedes, lecturer of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, considers what he loves most about teaching, the answer comes to him easily: </span></span><span><span>“I love helping students learn about topics they are passionate about and want to pursue as a career.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> Oct 04, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-timothy-juedes Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture to feature Paulette Jordan of Coeur d’Alene Nation https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/indigenous-peoples-day-lecture-feature-paulette-jordan-coeur-dalene-nation <p><span><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of History will host its fifth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture on Monday, Oct. 14 in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall, UW-Platteville, from 6-7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 03, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/indigenous-peoples-day-lecture-feature-paulette-jordan-coeur-dalene-nation School of Business students study abroad in Germany https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/school-business-students-study-abroad-germany <p><span><span><span><span><span>This summer, Les Hollingsworth, director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville </span><a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/school-business"><span>School of Business</span></a><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><span>,</span></span></span><span> led a short-term faculty-led </span><a></a></span></span></span></span></p> Oct 01, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/school-business-students-study-abroad-germany Romilia Schlueter joins team of early childhood educators https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/romilia-schlueter-joins-team-early-childhood-educators <p><img alt="Romilia Schlueter" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="62ab11df-7744-4374-a5c5-2bbfcbcc4630" src="https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/sites/default/files/inline-images/romy.png" class="align-right" />Romilia Schlueter has joined the team of early childhood educators for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Early Childhood Education Program, which is provid</p> Oct 01, 2019 Written By: UW-Platteville Continuing Education https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/romilia-schlueter-joins-team-early-childhood-educators Idea of turning common weeds into aviation fuel takes flight https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/idea-turning-common-weeds-aviation-fuel-takes-flight <p><span><span><span><span>The next big idea in green energy may stem from a common Midwestern weed called pennycress, and faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are contributing to this cutting-edge research.  </span></span></span></span></p> Oct 01, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/idea-turning-common-weeds-aviation-fuel-takes-flight Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Hao Chen connects marketing with the modern media age https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-hao-chen-connects-marketing-modern-media-age <p><em><span><span><span><span>Dr. Hao Chen is celebrating his 10th year at UW-Platteville. Chen found his love of media and advertising at malls in his childhood when living in China.</span></span></span></span></em></p> Sep 27, 2019 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-hao-chen-connects-marketing-modern-media-age Forum to examine how satire in horror films exposes systemic societal issues https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/forum-examine-how-satire-horror-films-exposes-systemic-societal-issues <p><span><span><span><span><span>On Thursday, Oct.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Sep 26, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/forum-examine-how-satire-horror-films-exposes-systemic-societal-issues Lifelong learning and professional success go hand-in-hand for Project Management graduate https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/lifelong-learning-and-professional-success-go-hand-hand-project-management-graduate <p><span><span><span>It’s no secret that Shawn Belling is a professional in his prime.</span></span></span></p> Sep 24, 2019 Written By: Eric Herbst https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/lifelong-learning-and-professional-success-go-hand-hand-project-management-graduate UW-Platteville leads public institutions for best value https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-leads-public-institutions-best-value <p><span><span><span><span><span>The <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> </span><span>is the top public institution in the state for best value, according to the <a href="https://smartasset.com/student-loans/student-loan-calculator#wisconsin/salary">2019 SmartAsset ratings</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Sep 24, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-leads-public-institutions-best-value UW-Platteville students make a big hit at Miller Park https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-students-make-big-hit-miller-park <p><span><span><span><span><span>As Brewers fans make their way into Miller Park to watch their favorite player run out onto the field, they’ll notice the work created by three University of Wisconsin-Platteville students. This summer, Abigail Rosenau, Gabriela Strobel and Nick Quarberg interned with the Milwaukee Brewers ground crew.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Sep 24, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-students-make-big-hit-miller-park Pioneers honored with UW System award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-honored-uw-system-award <p><span><span><span>Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumni and one student earned the esteemed Alliant Energy Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award. Dan Gnadt, Julian Rodriguez and Luis Balleno Jr. will be honored for their academic achievements and university involvement at UW-Madison on Friday, Oct. 25.</span></span></span></p> Sep 23, 2019 Written By: Garrison Ledbury https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneers-honored-uw-system-award College of Liberal Arts and Education honors scholarship recipients https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/college-liberal-arts-and-education-honors-scholarship-recipients <p class="MsoNormal"><span>On Thursday, Sept. 19, the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/college/liberal-arts-education">University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education</a> recognized student scholarship recipients at a reception held in the Nohr Gallery.</span></p> Sep 23, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/college-liberal-arts-and-education-honors-scholarship-recipients Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Jodi Prosise https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-jodi-prosise <p><em><span><span><span><span>Dr. Jodi Prosise recently joined the University of Wisconsin-Platteville as the new chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the largest academic department at the university.</span></span></span></span></em></p> Sep 20, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-jodi-prosise Workforce training at UW-Platteville contributes to high-tech manufacturing in Wisconsin https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/workforce-training-uw-platteville-contributes-high-tech-manufacturing-wisconsin <p><span><span><span><span><span>In a commitment to providing students with the most relevant hands-on education and advancing the workforce in the state of Wisconsin, Dr.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Sep 20, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/workforce-training-uw-platteville-contributes-high-tech-manufacturing-wisconsin UW-Platteville to hold rededication ceremony for Rachel, enslaved African American https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-hold-rededication-ceremony-rachel-enslaved-african-american <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>On Friday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m., <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> faculty, staff, students and community members will hold a special rededication ceremony for Rachel, an enslaved African American, at Hillside Cemetery in Platteville.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Sep 19, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-hold-rededication-ceremony-rachel-enslaved-african-american Xiao and students research solutions for more durable concrete https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/xiao-and-students-research-solutions-more-durable-concrete <p><span><span><span>Concrete is tough stuff: it can form the foundation for a skyscraper or the face of a dam. But concrete’s reputation for strength belies a surprising number of weaknesses. It can erode, crumble and crack, leaving fissures for water to seep inside, where subsequent freezing and thawing can lead to even greater damage.</span></span></span></p> Sep 16, 2019 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/xiao-and-students-research-solutions-more-durable-concrete Author Jerry Apps to speak on the history of agriculture in Wisconsin https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/author-jerry-apps-speak-history-agriculture-wisconsin <p><span><span>“When I started researching and interviewing a bunch of folks, I discovered there was a lot people didn’t know about agriculture in Wisconsin,” said Jerry Apps, the storyteller and author who chronicles the social history of farming, and the role it plays in rural communities throughout Wisconsin.</span></span></p> Sep 13, 2019 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/author-jerry-apps-speak-history-agriculture-wisconsin Early childhood community to gather in Platteville https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/early-childhood-community-gather-platteville <p><span><span><span>Early childhood education professionals from across Wisconsin and the region will gather at the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/continuing-education-institute/early-childhood-seminar">2019 Early Childhood Seminar</a> on Saturday, Nov.</span></span></span></p> Sep 13, 2019 Written By: Tammy Bradley https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/early-childhood-community-gather-platteville Wu and Drazkowski receive best paper award at ASEE Conference https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wu-and-drazkowski-receive-best-paper-award-asee-conference <p><span><span><span><span><span>This summer, <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> senior Anna Drazkowski traveled to Tampa, Florida, with Dr.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Sep 11, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wu-and-drazkowski-receive-best-paper-award-asee-conference Isbister co-authors book chapter on connection between healing, vegetal world https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/isbister-co-authors-book-chapter-connection-between-healing-vegetal-world <p><span><span><span><span><span>Dr.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Sep 10, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/isbister-co-authors-book-chapter-connection-between-healing-vegetal-world Alumna to lead Ashland’s boys basketball program https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumna-lead-ashlands-boys-basketball-program <p><span><span>“I’m capable of doing anything,” said <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> alumna Lisa Karau ’16. “I’m there not only to challenge myself, but to show others that anything is possible.” </span></span></p> Sep 09, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumna-lead-ashlands-boys-basketball-program Ivanov wins Harvard University fellowship https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ivanov-wins-harvard-university-fellowship <p><span><span><span><span>This summer, Dr. Andrey V.</span></span></span></span></p> Sep 09, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ivanov-wins-harvard-university-fellowship Starting out: the James and Joan (Brandt) Goldberg Scholarship gives students a boost https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/starting-out-james-and-joan-brandt-goldberg-scholarship-gives-students-boost <p><span><span>If you put Dayne Friday, Revalu Ronnfeldt, Hannah Frank and Tara Reber in a room together, you might be forgiven for assuming the four didn’t have much in common. </span></span></p> Sep 09, 2019 Written By: Jane Halpern https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/starting-out-james-and-joan-brandt-goldberg-scholarship-gives-students-boost Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for new hydroponics student-managed business https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ribbon-cutting-ceremony-set-new-hydroponics-student-managed-business <p><span><span><span><span>Beginning this year, students at the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> will have access to fresh lettuce, grown on campus year-round through a new hydroponics student-managed business.</span></span></span></span></p> Sep 06, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/ribbon-cutting-ceremony-set-new-hydroponics-student-managed-business Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Ben Krings brings expertise in sports nutrition, strength training and conditioning https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-ben-krings-brings-expertise-sports-nutrition-strength-training-and <p><span><span><span><span><span>Interacting with students and giving them an opportunity to develop as young professionals in the field of exercise science is what inspires and motivates Dr. Ben Krings, CSCS, each day. </span></span></span></span></span></p> Sep 06, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-dr-ben-krings-brings-expertise-sports-nutrition-strength-training-and UW-Platteville officials to accompany Gov. Evers to Japan https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-officials-accompany-gov-evers-japan <p><span><span><span><span><a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> Chancellor Dennis J. Shields and Vice Chancellor for University Relations/Chief of Staff Rose Smyrski will accompany Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on his first-ever international trade mission to Japan.</span></span></span></span></p> Aug 30, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-officials-accompany-gov-evers-japan Pioneer Spotlight: Cathy Riedl-Farrey leads Financial Services https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-cathy-riedl-farrey-leads-financial-services <p><span><span>Every day is different for Cathy Riedl-Farrey, who is the director of Financial Services at the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a>, depending on the requests coming in from campus or university leaders. “A day never goes by where I don’t use Excel.</span></span></p> Aug 30, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-cathy-riedl-farrey-leads-financial-services Chancellor Shields delivers convocation address https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chancellor-shields-delivers-convocation-address <p><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> Chancellor Dennis J. Shields shared his intentions for the upcoming year at the annual all-campus convocation held on Thursday. </span></span></span></span></span></p> Aug 29, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chancellor-shields-delivers-convocation-address Cultural exchange program brings visiting scholars to campus https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/cultural-exchange-program-brings-visiting-scholars-campus <p><span><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville hosted five scholars from the South-Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, China, as part of a cultural exchange program.</span></span></span></span></p> Aug 29, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/cultural-exchange-program-brings-visiting-scholars-campus Master’s in Project Management online degree program recognized https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/masters-project-management-online-degree-program-recognized <p><span><span><span>The online <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/project-management-online">Master of Science in Project Management</a> at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been ranked in the <a href="https://affordableschools.net/25-affordable-online-masters-project-management-degrees/">25 Best Affordable Master’s in Project Mana</a></span></span></span></p> Aug 28, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/masters-project-management-online-degree-program-recognized Pugh receives Innovations in Technology award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pugh-receives-innovations-technology-award <p><span><span><span><span><span>Dr. Raymond Pugh, assistant professor in <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/chemistry">chemistry</a>, is excited to bring new technology into his classroom to help his students receive a better understanding of molecular structure, interactions and function by using 3D models.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Aug 28, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pugh-receives-innovations-technology-award Pioneer Spotlight: Paul Erickson leads communications at UW-Platteville https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-paul-erickson-leads-communications-uw-platteville <p><span><span>Paul Erickson has more than 30 years of experience working in the communications industry. Since 1996, he’s been a part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, first working as the sports information director and now as the director of Communications and public information officer. </span></span></p> Aug 23, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-paul-erickson-leads-communications-uw-platteville Performing Arts Series announces new season https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/performing-arts-series-announces-new-season <p>“I am so proud of this year’s 2019-20 Performing Arts Series,” said Ian Dreger, interim director of Event Services at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The new season will connect with people of all ages ranging from vocal, jazz, comedy, Broadway, instrumental, chamber, one-man show and dance.</p> Aug 20, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/performing-arts-series-announces-new-season Tucker selected for 2019 Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/tucker-selected-2019-underkofler-excellence-teaching-award <p class="CxSpFirst"><span><span><span>Dr. Amanda Tucker, associate professor of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/english">English at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a>, was named one of three recipients across the UW System of the 2019 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. </span></span></span></p> Aug 19, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/tucker-selected-2019-underkofler-excellence-teaching-award Pioneer Spotlight: Lisa Naderman, two-time alumna, brings expertise to campus https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-lisa-naderman-two-time-alumna-brings-expertise-campus <p><span><span><span><span>Lisa Naderman has seen almost all sides of UW-Platteville, having earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, coaching, teaching, and working as an admission advisor for both on-campus and online students.</span></span></span></span></p> Aug 16, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-lisa-naderman-two-time-alumna-brings-expertise-campus Chattopadhyay receives innovations in tech award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chattopadhyay-receives-innovations-tech-award <p><span><span><span><span><span>Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of chemistry, is introducing her proposal, integrating computational chemistry into the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/chemistry">undergraduate chemistry</a> curriculum with the web-based interface program WebMO.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Aug 15, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chattopadhyay-receives-innovations-tech-award Date set for nature-based early learning forum https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/date-set-nature-based-early-learning-forum <p><span><span><span>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced today that early learning educators and childcare operators from around the state will come together on Saturday, Oct.</span></span></span></p> Aug 15, 2019 Written By: Tammy Bradley https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/date-set-nature-based-early-learning-forum Melin receives Wisconsin Teaching Fellow award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/melin-receives-wisconsin-teaching-fellow-award <p><span><span><span><span>University of Wisconsin-Platteville Assistant Professor of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/mechanical-engineering">mechanical engineering</a>, Dr. Scott Melin said it’s an honor to be selected to the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program.</span></span></span></span></p> Aug 12, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/melin-receives-wisconsin-teaching-fellow-award Pioneer Spotlight: Ian Dreger leads Event Services https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-ian-dreger-leads-event-services <p><span><span><span><span>Ian Dreger, interim director of Event Services, came to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2013 as a resident director in the Department of Residence Life. After interning and working at a number of colleges and universities, Dreger immediately felt at home at UW-Platteville.</span></span></span></span></p> Aug 09, 2019 Written By: Kristie Chipera https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-ian-dreger-leads-event-services $250,000 swine education fund gift will enhance student experience https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/250000-swine-education-fund-gift-will-enhance-student-experience <p><span><span><span><span>Dr. Charles Heidenreich first left his mark on the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/">University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> when he joined the university in 1966 to teach and help grow Pioneer Farm.</span></span></span></span></p> Aug 08, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/250000-swine-education-fund-gift-will-enhance-student-experience UW-Platteville starts early with STEM education https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-starts-early-stem-education <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>On July 8-11, two courses, Mission: Robots and LEGO Robotics, were hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville by the Continuing Education Institute, College for Kids and Middle University.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Aug 07, 2019 Written By: Jessica Munz https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-starts-early-stem-education Celebrating Rachel: Students in summer history course research African American history https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/celebrating-rachel-students-summer-history-course-research-african-american-history <p>Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at UW-Platteville, and a small group of students in his summer history course, The History of Wisconsin, recently helped repair and restore Rachel's headstone (an enslaved African American) at Hillside Cemetery in Platteville.</p> Aug 05, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/celebrating-rachel-students-summer-history-course-research-african-american-history Sargent honored with Woman of the Year Award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/sargent-honored-woman-year-award <p><span><span><span><span>Kim Sargent has been supporting women students in the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/college/engineering-mathematics-science">College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a> for about eight years.</span></span></span></span></p> Aug 05, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/sargent-honored-woman-year-award Pioneer Spotlight: Diana Blindert provides value and service to campus https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-diana-blindert-provides-value-and-service-campus <p><span><span>Diana Blindert entered the printing and publishing industry after she graduated from high school and was hired by the Platteville Journal and Mastercraft Press. During her 23 years at the company she learned the newspaper and printing business from the ground up.</span></span></p> Aug 01, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-spotlight-diana-blindert-provides-value-and-service-campus Kappa Delta Pi chapter honored for educational excellence https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/kappa-delta-pi-chapter-honored-educational-excellence <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Kappa Delta Pi Iota Rho Chapter was one of the honored recipients of the 2018-19 Membership Chapter Program Award, presented by Kappa Delta Pi.</p> Aug 01, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/kappa-delta-pi-chapter-honored-educational-excellence Students and faculty shine at research and innovation symposium https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-and-faculty-shine-research-and-innovation-symposium <p>Nearly 50 University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, staff and faculty – the largest contingent from any UW System school – recently attended WiSys’ annual two-day research and innovation symposium, where they took home the most student awards from the event.</p> Aug 01, 2019 Written By: Craig Sauer, WiSys https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-and-faculty-shine-research-and-innovation-symposium Horne receives Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/horne-receives-early-career-faculty-award-teaching-excellence <p>Surprised and satisfied is how Dr. Kyle Horne, assistant professor in <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/mechanical-engineering">mechanical engineering</a>, described his reaction when he found out he received the 2019 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.</p> Jul 30, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/horne-receives-early-career-faculty-award-teaching-excellence Venkateshwaran honored with advising award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/venkateshwaran-honored-advising-award <p>Dr. Muthu Venkateshwaran, associate professor of crop physiology and molecular biology in the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/school-agriculture">University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Agriculture</a>, was selected to receive the university’s 2019 Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award.</p> Jul 26, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/venkateshwaran-honored-advising-award Community-agriculture partnerships at root of new internship https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/community-agriculture-partnerships-root-new-internship <p>From working with greenhouses and small businesses to vendors at the farmer’s market, Kaley Mumma’s summer internship is providing a variety of experiences, all grounded in the same goal: to build stronger relationships among the community and local green businesses and food producers. </p> Jul 25, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/community-agriculture-partnerships-root-new-internship Students travel west to pursue 'educational adventure' https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-travel-west-pursue-educational-adventure <p>“This field experience was the most influential, memorable class that I have ever taken. Being able to see and experience nature and its history in such a hands-on way was a completely new learning experience for me. A trip like this is the best educational adventure that a school could possibly offer students.”</p> Jul 25, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-travel-west-pursue-educational-adventure Schulenburg receives Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/schulenburg-receives-faculty-award-teaching-excellence <p>Dr. Chris Schulenburg, professor of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/spanish">Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a>, has earned the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.</p> Jul 22, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/schulenburg-receives-faculty-award-teaching-excellence Platteville Summer Arts Festival presents ‘Big Fish’ https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/platteville-summer-arts-festival-presents-big-fish <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visuals Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will present the musical “Big Fish.”</p> Jul 18, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/platteville-summer-arts-festival-presents-big-fish UW-Platteville strengthens industry partnerships https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-strengthens-industry-partnerships <p>As part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s goal to build strategic partnerships with industry in Wisconsin, a group of faculty and staff members – from multiple disciplines across campus – recently participated in the Industry 4.0 Impact on Manufacturing Workforce conference, sponsored by the NEW Manufacturing Alliance.</p> Jul 16, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-strengthens-industry-partnerships Strange honored with Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strange-honored-nimocks-family-faculty-appreciation-award <p>Jeffrey Strange, associate professor of theatre, resident scenic and lighting designer and technical director of the Center for the Arts Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was recently honored with the university’s third annual Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award.</p> Jul 12, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strange-honored-nimocks-family-faculty-appreciation-award Education students gain knowledge about Civil War during field experience in Virginia https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-students-gain-knowledge-about-civil-war-during-field-experience-virginia <p>Six <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/elementary-education">University of Wisconsin-Platteville education</a> students recently gained knowledge about the American Civil War at the “<a href="https://acwm.org/learn-and-do/educators/Civil-War-101-Institute">Civil War 101 Teachers Institute</a>” at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, </p> Jul 11, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-students-gain-knowledge-about-civil-war-during-field-experience-virginia Hooked on Books' benefits pre-service teachers, English language learners https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/hooked-books-benefits-pre-service-teachers-english-language-learners <p>Seven University of Wisconsin-Platteville pre-service teachers gained experience working with seven elementary-aged English language learners, thanks to “Hooked on Books,” an after-school reading program held this spring at Westview Elementary School in Platteville.</p> Jul 11, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/hooked-books-benefits-pre-service-teachers-english-language-learners UW-Platteville to host Wisconsin Space Conference https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-host-wisconsin-space-conference <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the 29th annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Thursday, Aug. 15 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. The event will bring together faculty, industry, students and community members from across the state with a common interest in aerospace.</p> Jul 09, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-host-wisconsin-space-conference Sappleton receives Excellence in Advising International Students Award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/sappleton-receives-excellence-advising-international-students-award <p>Dr. Shan Sappleton, associate professor of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/political-science">political science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a>, received the Excellence in Advising International Students Award for her efforts in helping further international experiences at the university.</p> Jul 08, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/sappleton-receives-excellence-advising-international-students-award Wells examines reptiles, amphibians on campus through summer research program https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wells-examines-reptiles-amphibians-campus-through-summer-research-program <p>University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Jessica Wells is spending her summer in the field pursuing her research interest as a part of <a href="https://campus.uwplatt.edu/sref/summer-undergraduate-scholars-program">UW-Platteville’s Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program</a>.</p> Jul 05, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wells-examines-reptiles-amphibians-campus-through-summer-research-program Den Herder and Schuler return for Platteville Summer Arts Festival production of ‘Love Letters’ https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/den-herder-and-schuler-return-platteville-summer-arts-festival-production-love-letters <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will present A.R. Gurney’s classic play “Love Letters,” featuring former associate professor of theatre Dr. David Schuler and former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Mittie Den Herder.</p> Jul 05, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/den-herder-and-schuler-return-platteville-summer-arts-festival-production-love-letters Students find success showing cattle at district show https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-find-success-showing-cattle-district-show <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm earned high rankings at the recent District 3 Holstein Show, sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association, held June 21.<br /> </p> Jul 03, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-find-success-showing-cattle-district-show Sprenger-Schulenburg receives Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/sprenger-schulenburg-receives-outstanding-professional-academic-advisor-award <p>Jessica Sprenger-Schulenburg, academic advisor/ academic coach in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/criminal-justice">Criminal Justice</a>, earned the Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award for exemplifying the best qualities of academic staff advisors.</p> Jul 03, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/sprenger-schulenburg-receives-outstanding-professional-academic-advisor-award UW-Platteville, UW-Madison explore Physician Assistants partnership https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-uw-madison-explore-physician-assistants-partnership <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and UW-Madison are exploring a new collaboration aimed at addressing a shortage of physician assistants (PAs) in underserved rural areas.<br /> </p> Jul 03, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-uw-madison-explore-physician-assistants-partnership Students collaborate with Dodgeville Elementary for Family Math Night https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-collaborate-dodgeville-elementary-family-math-night <p>Sixteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville students recently collaborated with teaching staff at Dodgeville (Wis.) Elementary School to present Family Math Night for students and their families. It was the first time the program has been held for students from Early Childhood through fifth grade.</p> Jul 01, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-collaborate-dodgeville-elementary-family-math-night Pugh selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pugh-selected-wisconsin-teaching-fellow <p>Assistant Professor of chemistry Dr. Raymond Pugh will continue his research on Writing-to-Learn through the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. Pugh is one of three University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty members selected for the 2019-20 program.</p> Jun 28, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pugh-selected-wisconsin-teaching-fellow Venkateshwaran receives prestigious NSF-CAREER award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/venkateshwaran-receives-prestigious-nsf-career-award <h4>$750,000 federal grant brings new opportunities to Soil and Crop Science program in the School of Agriculture</h4> <p>Dr.</p> Jun 27, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/venkateshwaran-receives-prestigious-nsf-career-award UW-Platteville adds two associate degrees at branch campuses https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-adds-two-associate-degrees-branch-campuses <p>To offer students more educational opportunities and to help meet the region’s workforce demands, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is offering new associate degrees at its branch campuses, <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/baraboo">UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County</a> and <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/richland">UW-Platteville Richland</a></p> Jun 27, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-adds-two-associate-degrees-branch-campuses Alumna competes in National Miss United States Agriculture pageant https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumna-competes-national-miss-united-states-agriculture-pageant <p>As June Dairy Month comes to a close, University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Charitee Seebecker ’18 received the opportunity to share her passion of agriculture and represent her home state in the National Miss United States Agriculture Queen pageant in Orlando, Florida.</p> Jun 27, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumna-competes-national-miss-united-states-agriculture-pageant Slow and steady studies creates deeper connections for a scholarship winner https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/slow-and-steady-studies-creates-deeper-connections-scholarship-winner <p>When Sean Hayes heard he’d been selected for the 2019 <a href="https://campus.uwplatt.edu/distance-education/dawn-drake-excellence-distance-education-scholarship">Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship</a>, the impact went well beyond finances.</p> Jun 24, 2019 Written By: Amanda Miller https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/slow-and-steady-studies-creates-deeper-connections-scholarship-winner Headliners announced for Welcome Back concert https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/headliners-announced-welcome-back-concert <p>Country breakout artists Mitchell Tenpenny and Chris Lane will take center stage at the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/welcome-back-concert">University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Welcome Back concert</a> on Monday, Sept. 2. The concert will be held in Williams Fieldhouse with doors opening at 6 p.m.</p> Jun 24, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/headliners-announced-welcome-back-concert Fields receives honor for international advising https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/fields-receives-honor-international-advising <p>Dr. Kristina Fields, professor of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/civil-engineering">civil engineering</a>, is one of two recipients recognized with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2019 Excellence in Advising International Students Award.</p> Jun 24, 2019 Written By: Abbey Pignatari https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/fields-receives-honor-international-advising Industrial Studies faculty help high school students explore STEM careers https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/industrial-studies-faculty-help-high-school-students-explore-stem-careers <p>University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty recently participated in Declaration Day at Racine Unified School District’s Park High School, helping students explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and careers.</p> Jun 21, 2019 Written By: Dr. Bandara Gamini https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/industrial-studies-faculty-help-high-school-students-explore-stem-careers Partnership on African American lead mining exhibit leads to award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/partnership-african-american-lead-mining-exhibit-leads-award <p><img alt="Erik Flesch, Director of the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums and Stephanie Saager Bourrett, former curator of the Mining and Rollow Jamison Museums accept the award certifiate" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a0ecb28a-49a4-4d8c-b972-a670522d1063" /></p> Jun 19, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/partnership-african-american-lead-mining-exhibit-leads-award Robinson earns University Staff Award of Excellence https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/robinson-earns-university-staff-award-excellence <p>After working at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for 35 years, not much surprises Jeanne Robinson, but the School Certifying Official for veterans’ benefits was caught off-guard when she opened her email this spring and read that she won the University Staff Award of Excellence.</p> Jun 18, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/robinson-earns-university-staff-award-excellence WiSys names Dykema 2019 Innovator of the Year https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wisys-names-dykema-2019-innovator-year <p>For exemplary contributions to Wisconsin innovation, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Caleb Dykema will receive the 2019 Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year Award.</p> Jun 17, 2019 Written By: University of Wisconsin System https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wisys-names-dykema-2019-innovator-year Dairy Innovation Hub moves closer to reality https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/dairy-innovation-hub-moves-closer-reality <p>The proposed Dairy Innovation Hub bill moved two steps closer to reality this week when the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate both passed the proposal that the Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance originally recommended in the 2019-21 state budget. The budget now goes before Gov. Tony Evers.</p> Jun 12, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/dairy-innovation-hub-moves-closer-reality Criminal Justice Programs Featured in Two Rankings for Best Online Degrees https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/criminal-justice-programs-featured-two-rankings-best-online-degrees <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville criminal justice programs have been recognized by Online School Report for best online degrees for 2019.</p> Jun 12, 2019 Written By: Amanda Miller https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/criminal-justice-programs-featured-two-rankings-best-online-degrees School of Ag helps Sawyer pursue interest in water buffalo https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/school-ag-helps-sawyer-pursue-interest-water-buffalo <p>Recent graduate Caroline Sawyer had the opportunity to take what she learned in the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/dairy-science">University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Dairy Science program</a> and apply it to a lesser-known animal – the water buffalo.</p> Jun 11, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/school-ag-helps-sawyer-pursue-interest-water-buffalo Frederick receives 2019 Academic Staff Award for Excellence https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/frederick-receives-2019-academic-staff-award-excellence <p>Kari Frederick, chemistry laboratory manager for the chemistry department, was awarded the University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2019 Academic Staff Award for Excellence.</p> Jun 10, 2019 Written By: Abbey Pignatari https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/frederick-receives-2019-academic-staff-award-excellence Tesdahl selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/tesdahl-selected-wisconsin-teaching-fellow <p>Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/history">history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a>, is one of three UW-Platteville faculty members selected for the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program.</p> Jun 06, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/tesdahl-selected-wisconsin-teaching-fellow Nearly $30,000 raised for Barry L. Ellis Music Scholarship Fund https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/nearly-30000-raised-barry-l-ellis-music-scholarship-fund <p>Nearly $30,000 has been raised, to date, for the Barry L. Ellis Music Scholarship Fund. The fund was created by UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Ellis’s wife Terri in memory of Dr. Barry Ellis, who passed away suddenly in October.</p> Jun 05, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/nearly-30000-raised-barry-l-ellis-music-scholarship-fund Students study global Cold War in Platteville and Wisconsin https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-study-global-cold-war-platteville-and-wisconsin <p>For many, the mention of the term “Cold War” elicits images of distant past in which socialist and capitalist superpowers fought far-away battles for global supremacy through space exploration, nuclear missile technology, local insurgencies and espionage.</p> Jun 05, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-study-global-cold-war-platteville-and-wisconsin Dairy program would grow under new bill https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/dairy-program-would-grow-under-new-bill <p>The <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/dairy-science">University of Wisconsin-Platteville dairy program</a> would grow significantly under a proposed University of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub bill introduced this week to the state legislature.</p> Jun 05, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/dairy-program-would-grow-under-new-bill Scholarship support rewarding work for M.S. in engineering student https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/scholarship-support-rewarding-work-ms-engineering-student <p>Health care is an innovative and demanding field, but the work goes far beyond doctors and nurses. There are hundreds of people behind the scenes in business management, research, and more who drive progress.</p> Jun 04, 2019 Written By: Amanda Miller https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/scholarship-support-rewarding-work-ms-engineering-student Konkol to pursue law degree, hopes to help victims of domestic violence https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/konkol-pursue-law-degree-hopes-help-victims-domestic-violence <p>Shannon Konkol credits outstanding professors and unique, hands-on learning experiences for helping her gain the knowledge, skills and confidence she needs to continue her journey toward her career goal: to earn a law degree and represent victims of domestic violence.</p> Jun 04, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/konkol-pursue-law-degree-hopes-help-victims-domestic-violence Platteville Summer Arts Festival returns for its second season https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/platteville-summer-arts-festival-returns-its-second-season <p>After a very successful inaugural season, the <a href="https://campus.uwplatt.edu/performing-and-visual-arts/platteville-summer-arts-festival">Platteville Summer Arts Festival</a> will return this summer, once again bringing a host of music, art and theatre events to the community.</p> Jun 04, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/platteville-summer-arts-festival-returns-its-second-season Students attend Wisconsin Women in Government Gala https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-attend-wisconsin-women-government-gala <p>In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin becoming the first state to ratify the 19th amendment granting national suffrage to women, four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students attended the <a href="http://wiscwomeningovernment.org/">Wisconsin Women in Government</a> Scholarship and Recognition Gala.</p> May 24, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-attend-wisconsin-women-government-gala Students partner with USGS to combat invasive zebra mussels https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-partner-usgs-combat-invasive-zebra-mussels <p>A group of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/mechanical-engineering">University of Wisconsin-Platteville mechanical engineering</a> students have spent the past semester tackling a big problem that stems from a rather small animal – the zebra mussel.</p> May 21, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-partner-usgs-combat-invasive-zebra-mussels Symposium offers pre-vet students chance to grow https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/symposium-offers-pre-vet-students-chance-grow <p>The Pre-Veterinary Club at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently attended the annual American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium at Pennsylvania State University, where students had the opportunity to attend various lectures and wet labs related to veterinary medicine, as well as meet and talk with specific veterinary colleg</p> May 21, 2019 Written By: Dr. Krista Hardyman https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/symposium-offers-pre-vet-students-chance-grow Online M.S. in Engineering Ranked for Affordability https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/online-ms-engineering-ranked-affordability <p>The <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/engineering-online">online Master of Science in Engineering</a> program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been ranked in the <a href="https://www.onlineu.org/most-affordable-colleges/engineering-management-masters-degrees" target="_blank">2019 Most Affordable Master’s in Engineering Manag</a></p> May 20, 2019 Written By: Amanda Miller https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/online-ms-engineering-ranked-affordability Research grant will support development of natural, safe pesticides https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/research-grant-will-support-development-natural-safe-pesticides <p>PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Dr. Muthu Venkateshwaran, an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Agriculture, was recently awarded an Applied Research Grant from the WiSys Technology Foundation, totaling more than $46,000.</p> May 20, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/research-grant-will-support-development-natural-safe-pesticides Compton named interim assistant provost for branch campuses https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/compton-named-interim-assistant-provost-branch-campuses <p>University of Wisconsin-Platteville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Joanne Wilson announced today that Dr. Mike Compton has been appointed interim assistant provost for the branch campuses.</p> May 16, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/compton-named-interim-assistant-provost-branch-campuses Students hear from world’s most successful investors at Berkshire Hathaway https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-hear-worlds-most-successful-investors-berkshire-hathaway <p>A “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity is how several University of Wisconsin-Platteville students described their recent trip to the annual Berkshire Hathaway investors meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.</p> May 15, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-hear-worlds-most-successful-investors-berkshire-hathaway Engels accepted into doctoral program at University of Colorado-Boulder https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/engels-accepted-doctoral-program-university-colorado-boulder <p>As Kyle Engels walked across the stage at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s commencement ceremony on May 11, he felt a mixture of emotions, including happiness, pride and excitement.</p> May 15, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/engels-accepted-doctoral-program-university-colorado-boulder Student Advisory Board member maintains strong ties to UW-Platteville https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/student-advisory-board-member-maintains-strong-ties-uw-platteville <p>Sergio Romero lives and works two hours from Platteville in Delavan, Wisconsin, but he has managed to maintain a strong tie to the campus community as an alumnus and to the online community as a current student within the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/organizational-change-leadership-online">M.S.</a></p> May 14, 2019 Written By: Amanda Miller https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/student-advisory-board-member-maintains-strong-ties-uw-platteville Rededication ceremony honors Patricia A. Doyle https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/rededication-ceremony-honors-patricia-doyle <p>PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville held a ceremony on Monday to honor the late Patricia A. Doyle and rededicate the Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality in her memory. The rededication ceremony was held as part of the center’s annual end-of-the-year celebration.</p> May 14, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/rededication-ceremony-honors-patricia-doyle Agribusiness Club finds success in national competition https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/agribusiness-club-finds-success-national-competition <p>Four members of the Agribusiness Club at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently attended the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference in Murray, Kentucky. This national judging conference was hosted by Murray State University.</p> May 10, 2019 Written By: Dr. Chuck Steiner https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/agribusiness-club-finds-success-national-competition Psychology students, faculty conduct research for Rountree Gallery https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/psychology-students-faculty-conduct-research-rountree-gallery <p>Two <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/psychology">University of Wisconsin-Platteville psychology</a> students and one faculty member recently conducted research for Rountree Gallery in Platteville that showed the value of art experiences.</p> May 09, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/psychology-students-faculty-conduct-research-rountree-gallery Faculty discuss freshwater collaboration at state hearing https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/faculty-discuss-freshwater-collaboration-state-hearing <p>University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, faculty and staff could play large roles in solving water issues in Southwest Wisconsin and beyond if a new initiative is passed.</p> May 09, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/faculty-discuss-freshwater-collaboration-state-hearing Faculty recognized for innovative ideas to improve quality of life in Wisconsin https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/faculty-recognized-innovative-ideas-improve-quality-life-wisconsin <p>Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty members are being recognized for their innovative ideas to improve living and working environments in Wisconsin.</p> May 09, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/faculty-recognized-innovative-ideas-improve-quality-life-wisconsin Alumnus delivers world history, economics to students in China https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnus-delivers-world-history-economics-students-china <p>University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Charlie Schoenberg '18 was initially drawn to the field of education because he wanted to walk in the footsteps of the amazing educators who had challenged him to think, grow and reflect as a learner.</p> May 09, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnus-delivers-world-history-economics-students-china Taking on challenges help engineer's career take flight https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/taking-challenges-help-engineers-career-take-flight <p>After earning her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, LeAnn Clark thought she’d finished her education. She’d secured a job at Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, as a mechanical systems design engineer.</p> May 08, 2019 Written By: Amanda Miller https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/taking-challenges-help-engineers-career-take-flight Students, faculty present research at national geography conference https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-faculty-present-research-national-geography-conference <p>Five <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/geography">University of Wisconsin-Platteville geography</a> students and faculty members recently presented their research at the American Association of Geographers annual conference April 3-7 in Washington, D.C.</p> May 08, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-faculty-present-research-national-geography-conference Going the distance: Platteville instructor returns to teach online https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/going-distance-platteville-instructor-returns-teach-online <p>A college education, like many things worth pursuing, isn’t always easy—especially when life’s other responsibilities start to get in the way.</p> May 07, 2019 Written By: Amanda Miller https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/going-distance-platteville-instructor-returns-teach-online Students conduct seminar for physical education teachers https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-conduct-seminar-physical-education-teachers <p>Eighteen <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/health-and-human-performance">University of Wisconsin-Platteville physical education</a>, adapted physical education and health education students recently planned and conducted “Physical Education Active Engagement Seminar” for more than 16 licensed K-12 educators from throughout southern Wisconsin.</p> May 06, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-conduct-seminar-physical-education-teachers Contest winners read at 2019 Creative Writing Festival https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/contest-winners-read-2019-creative-writing-festival <p>Nine University of Wisconsin-Platteville student winners of the 2019 Thomas Hickey Creative Writing Contest recently read their winning works alongside Pushcart Prize-nominated writer Yasmin Boakye at the 12th annual Creative Writing Festival in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.</p> May 06, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/contest-winners-read-2019-creative-writing-festival Students teach physical education homeschool program https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-teach-physical-education-homeschool-program <p>In a long-running partnership between the university and local community, <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/health-and-human-performance">University of Wisconsin-Platteville health and human performance majors</a> are teaming up with members of the homeschool community through the UW-Platteville Physical Education Homeschool Program.</p> May 06, 2019 Written By: Abbey Pignatari https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-teach-physical-education-homeschool-program Animal House connects exotic animals with the community https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/animal-house-connects-exotic-animals-community <p>The second annual Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day was held on April 24 and showcased the creative and scholarly activities of University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, faculty and staff.</p> May 03, 2019 Written By: Kristie Chipera https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/animal-house-connects-exotic-animals-community Prosise selected as Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department chair https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/prosise-selected-mechanical-and-industrial-engineering-department-chair <p>Dr. Jodi Prosise has been selected as the next chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and will join the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Aug. 1, 2019.</p> May 03, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/prosise-selected-mechanical-and-industrial-engineering-department-chair Students travel to Minneapolis for service learning trip https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-travel-minneapolis-service-learning-trip <p>Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and two academic staff members from the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to engage in community based service.</p> May 03, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-travel-minneapolis-service-learning-trip Students compete in two national soils competitions https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-compete-two-national-soils-competitions <p>The collegiate soils team at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently competed in national contests in Kentucky and California.</p> Apr 29, 2019 Written By: Dr. Chris Baxter https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-compete-two-national-soils-competitions College of Liberal Arts and Education recognizes award recipients https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/college-liberal-arts-and-education-recognizes-award-recipients <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education recognized several faculty and staff members at its 2019 Award Recognition Reception, held April 25 in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.</p> <p>Awards were presented to the following individuals:</p> Apr 26, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/college-liberal-arts-and-education-recognizes-award-recipients Students explore early childhood programs during field experience https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-explore-early-childhood-programs-during-field-experience <p>Thirteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education students recently explored different early childhood programs during a field excursion to the Madison Public Library, the Overture Center and the Children’s Museum, all located in Madison, Wisconsin.</p> Apr 26, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-explore-early-childhood-programs-during-field-experience Students gain invaluable experience in national building competition https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-gain-invaluable-experience-national-building-competition <p>A team of University of Wisconsin-Platteville students in the Building Construction Management and Building Construction Safety Management programs recently competed against 21 other universities at the national Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Management Competition, held in Long Beach, California.</p> Apr 26, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-gain-invaluable-experience-national-building-competition Theatre students present at Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/theatre-students-present-pioneer-creative-activities-and-research-day <p>University of Wisconsin-Platteville students showcased their senior design projects, research and scholarly activity at the second annual Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day. It took place on April 24 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.</p> Apr 25, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/theatre-students-present-pioneer-creative-activities-and-research-day Students take charge in 2019 One Act Festival https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-take-charge-2019-one-act-festival <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Pioneer Players will conclude their theatre season with the annual One Act Festival: An Evening of Short Plays. The production opens on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues with evening performances on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.</p> Apr 24, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-take-charge-2019-one-act-festival Students, faculty, staff, alumni present research at 4W Summit https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-faculty-staff-alumni-present-research-4w-summit <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville had a strong presence at the fourth annual 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being and the 42nd annual Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference held April 11-13 at UW-Madison, with four students and 10 faculty, staff and alumni showcasing their research on women, gender and well-being in a variet</p> Apr 24, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-faculty-staff-alumni-present-research-4w-summit Dairy program would grow under new bill https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/dairy-program-would-grow-under-new-bill-0 <p>The UW Dairy Innovation Hub was approved in the new state budget. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville dairy program would grow significantly under a proposed University of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub bill introduced this week to the state legislature.</p> Apr 23, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/dairy-program-would-grow-under-new-bill-0 Alumnus mentors former student in classroom https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnus-mentors-former-student-classroom <p>When University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Jason Weitenhiller had Raine Voigts as a student in his second-grade classroom his first year of teaching at Belmont (Wis.) Elementary School in 2005, he had no idea he would be inspiring a future teacher.</p> Apr 23, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnus-mentors-former-student-classroom Students learn strategies to teach English language learners https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-learn-strategies-teach-english-language-learners <p>Twenty-four University of Wisconsin-Platteville undergraduate students and three Master of Science in English Education students from China recently learned strategies to teach English language learners at a World-class Instructional Design and Assessment workshop, “Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students,” at UW-Platteville.</p> Apr 23, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-learn-strategies-teach-english-language-learners UW-Platteville team places fourth at Dairy Challenge https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-team-places-fourth-dairy-challenge <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Dairy Challenge Team recently placed fourth on their farm in the 2019 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, held in Tifton, Georgia. UW-Platteville was one of 44 universities competing in the event, totaling 240 students.</p> Apr 22, 2019 Written By: Kristie Chipera https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-team-places-fourth-dairy-challenge Wright Center celebrates 5th anniversary with new programs https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wright-center-celebrates-5th-anniversary-new-programs <p>The Robert and James Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students continues to grow at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since opening five years ago in April of 2014. On April 10, the center is celebrating its anniversary with an open house from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Royce Hall.</p> Apr 18, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/wright-center-celebrates-5th-anniversary-new-programs Students present at Research in the Rotunda https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-present-research-rotunda <p>Nearly 20 students from the three University of Wisconsin-Platteville campuses participated in the 16th annual Research in the Rotunda on April 17 in Madison, Wisconsin.</p> Apr 18, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-present-research-rotunda UW-Platteville offers opportunity for high school students to earn education credits https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-offers-opportunity-high-school-students-earn-education-credits <p>To help combat the shortage of teachers in southwestern Wisconsin, especially in rural communities, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Education has begun offering a dual credit course option for high school students.</p> Apr 17, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-offers-opportunity-high-school-students-earn-education-credits Students lead family math night in Darlington https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-lead-family-math-night-darlington <p>Sixteen <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/elementary-education">University of Wisconsin-Platteville elementary education</a> students recently led “Power Up Your Math Skills Night” for students at Darlington (Wisconsin) Elementary School and their families.</p> Apr 16, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-lead-family-math-night-darlington UW-Platteville to host Senior Design Open House https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-host-senior-design-open-house <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host its sixth Senior Design Open House on Wednesday, May 15 at the Markee Pioneer Student Center. Nearly 220 students from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are participating in the event.</p> Apr 15, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-host-senior-design-open-house Collins named School of Education Director https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/collins-named-school-education-director <p>Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Dr. Joanne Wilson announced that Dr. Jennifer Collins is the new director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's School of Education.</p> Apr 11, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/collins-named-school-education-director Challenging the system: Project Management graduate's capstone project takes off https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/challenging-system-project-management-graduates-capstone-project-takes <p>For Wayne Miller, success is found in the journey, not the destination.</p> <p>It’s a somewhat tired saying, but works well to describe Miller’s new position as Manager of Market Implementation at TDS Telecom—a telecommunications company headquartered in Madison, WI—of which he has been a part of for over 22 years.  </p> Apr 11, 2019 Written By: Eric Herbst https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/challenging-system-project-management-graduates-capstone-project-takes Student helps develop drone-based company https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/student-helps-develop-drone-based-company <p>Seth Oren, a junior agriculture and technology education major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has helped to expand a branch of the agriculture technology company <a href="http://www.crop-search.com/index.html">Crop Search</a> into his hometown of Edgerton, Wisconsin.</p> Apr 09, 2019 Written By: Abbey Pignatari https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/student-helps-develop-drone-based-company Students present research on honeybees, native pollinators and their shared habitat https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-present-research-honeybees-native-pollinators-and-their-shared-habitat <p>Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are contributing to research that will assess the effects of honeybees and surrounding habitat on native pollinators. They will present their research at the 16th annual Research in the Rotunda event on Wednesday, April 17 in the capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin.<br /> </p> Apr 09, 2019 Written By: Kristie Chipera https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-present-research-honeybees-native-pollinators-and-their-shared-habitat Hynek documents a life dedicated to the preservation of prehistoric Native American culture https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/hynek-documents-life-dedicated-preservation-prehistoric-native-american-culture <p>Although his higher education career hasn’t always taken a traditional path, Chris Hynek has always known about history, in particular his father’s own public history work documents.  Hynek has painstakingly archived and digitized the quarterly journal Prehistoric American<em>, </em>of which his father was the long-time editor.</p> Apr 08, 2019 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/hynek-documents-life-dedicated-preservation-prehistoric-native-american-culture Arellano studies water quality in Sauk County https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/arellano-studies-water-quality-sauk-county <p>Paul Arellano spent last summer and fall as a student at the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/baraboo">University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County</a>, taking surface water samples from six points along the Little Baraboo River.</p> Apr 08, 2019 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/arellano-studies-water-quality-sauk-county Winner announced for Wisconsin Lifetime Learner Award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/winner-announced-wisconsin-lifetime-learner-award-0 <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is pleased to announce that alumna Xochitl Ortega is the winner of the 2019 Wisconsin Lifetime Learner Award.</p> Apr 08, 2019 Written By: UW-Platteville Continuing Education https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/winner-announced-wisconsin-lifetime-learner-award-0 Considine to present on factors influencing goat milk production https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/considine-present-factors-influencing-goat-milk-production <p>In her years growing up on her family’s farm near Portage, Wisconsin, Esther Considine, the fourth of 10 children, moved through many chores, from feeding chickens, to sheep, and then to goats. The farm’s 230 goats annually produce thousands of gallons of milk that is turned into goat cheese after being shipped to Illinois.</p> Apr 04, 2019 Written By: John Christensen https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/considine-present-factors-influencing-goat-milk-production Kornely to present research at Research in the Rotunda https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/kornely-present-research-research-rotunda <p>Dominique Kornely, a senior <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/psychology">psychology</a> major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, will present research on the effect of psychosocial stress on substance use in college students while at the 16th annual Research in the Rotunda event on Wednesday, April 17, in the Capitol Rotunda in </p> Apr 04, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/kornely-present-research-research-rotunda Faculty present at 'Let's Talk about Privilege' workshop https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/faculty-present-lets-talk-about-privilege-workshop <p>On March 30, University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty, staff and community members had the opportunity to learn about privilege and its effects at the “Let’s Talk About Privilege” workshop at the Platteville Public Library.</p> Apr 04, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/faculty-present-lets-talk-about-privilege-workshop Engineering graduate honors family legacy while building her own future https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/engineering-graduate-honors-family-legacy-while-building-her-own-future <p>From an early age, Marissa Wildeck was fascinated by how her parents and contractors seemed to know what would work for each component of her family’s many house projects. This interest inspired her to pursue a career in engineering and she took the first step toward that goal with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.</p> Apr 04, 2019 Written By: Megan Hinderman https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/engineering-graduate-honors-family-legacy-while-building-her-own-future UW-Platteville to host UW System Reps’ Inclusivity Summit https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-host-uw-system-reps-inclusivity-summit <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the UW System Representatives’ Inclusivity Summit Friday, April 12 through Saturday, April 13 in the university’s Markee Pioneer Student Center with a film showing in Lundeen Lecture Hall. The conference is free and open to all UW-Platteville students, faculty and staff.</p> Mar 29, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-host-uw-system-reps-inclusivity-summit Student advances board eraser prototype with the help of WiSys https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/student-advances-board-eraser-prototype-help-wisys <p>Caleb Dykema, a senior <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/mechanical-engineering">mechanical engineering</a> major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is currently working on advancing his second prototype of 1Swipe.</p> Mar 29, 2019 Written By: Abbey Pignatari https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/student-advances-board-eraser-prototype-help-wisys Department of Industrial Studies receives equipment donation https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/department-industrial-studies-receives-equipment-donation <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Industrial Studies Department received an equipment donation valued at more than $300,000 from Rockwell Automation, Inc. The presentation was acknowledged in an appreciation ceremony Thursday in UW-Platteville’s Russell Hall.</p> Mar 29, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/department-industrial-studies-receives-equipment-donation Award-winning NYC-based theatre artist to speak at UW-Platteville https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/award-winning-nyc-based-theatre-artist-speak-uw-platteville <p><a href="http://www.chesneysnow.com/">Chesney Snow</a>, an award-winning, New York City-based theatre artist and an alumnus of Platteville High School (’97), will present “American Inequality and the Functionality of the Arts” and the documentary “American Beatboxer” at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Lundeen Lecture Hall on Wednesday,</p> Mar 28, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/award-winning-nyc-based-theatre-artist-speak-uw-platteville Come to the best pub in London for Pioneer Players’ production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/come-best-pub-london-pioneer-players-production-sweeney-todd <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their 2018-2019 season with the sinister and popular musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”</p> Mar 27, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/come-best-pub-london-pioneer-players-production-sweeney-todd Software engineering student to present research on emotion mining on Twitter https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/software-engineering-student-present-research-emotion-mining-twitter <p>Daniel Zellmer, a junior <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/software-engineering">software engineering</a> major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been researching the topic of emotion mining on Twitter.</p> Mar 26, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/software-engineering-student-present-research-emotion-mining-twitter UW-Platteville sets activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-sets-activities-sexual-assault-awareness-month <p>As part of its ongoing commitment to improving campus climate, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will recognize Sexual Assault Awareness month in April with a number of events. According to the <a href="https://www.nsvrc.org/saam">National Sexual Violence Resource Center</a>, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public awa</p> Mar 25, 2019 Written By: Kristie Chipera https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-sets-activities-sexual-assault-awareness-month Pioneer Farm receives multiple dairy awards https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-farm-receives-multiple-dairy-awards <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm is being awarded for its cattle and quality of milk.</p> Mar 25, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneer-farm-receives-multiple-dairy-awards School of Agriculture students gain experience abroad https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/school-agriculture-students-gain-experience-abroad <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Agriculture offered three new short-term education abroad programs over the winter break, which allow students to take a course taught abroad by one or more UW-Platteville faculty members.</p> Mar 25, 2019 Written By: Kristie Chipera https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/school-agriculture-students-gain-experience-abroad Strobl presents at United Nations session on women https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strobl-presents-united-nations-session-women <p>Dr. Staci Strobl, associate professor of <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/criminal-justice">criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville</a>, recently presented at the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held March 11-22 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.</p> Mar 25, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/strobl-presents-united-nations-session-women Child care experts share their knowledge across the country  https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/child-care-experts-share-their-knowledge-across-country <p>At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute, our staff works hard to build relationships with learners no matter where they live.</p> Mar 25, 2019 Written By: UW-Platteville Continuing Education https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/child-care-experts-share-their-knowledge-across-country Pioneering your future in STEM https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneering-your-future-stem <p>More than 325 middle school girls from across the tri-state area gathered at UW-Platteville on Feb. 26 and March 26 to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.</p> Mar 20, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/pioneering-your-future-stem UW-Platteville to host an evening with Rick Hess https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-host-evening-rick-hess <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, in partnership with the Tommy G. Thompson Center presents An Evening with Rick Hess. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.</p> Mar 19, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-host-evening-rick-hess Faculty forum to explore Zika virus: evolution, international impact https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/faculty-forum-explore-zika-virus-evolution-international-impact <p>The 2016 Olympic Games held in Brazil were overshadowed by the Zika pandemic that had gripped the country since 2013. During that time, popular media became an outlet for disseminating concern about the health and well-being of international athletes competing in the games.</p> Mar 18, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/faculty-forum-explore-zika-virus-evolution-international-impact Students research bentonite to improve waste containment solutions https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-research-bentonite-improve-waste-containment-solutions <p>Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are contributing to research on the properties of bentonite, a naturally-occurring clay that is used in the construction of waste barriers.</p> Mar 18, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-research-bentonite-improve-waste-containment-solutions Education students lead local Family Math and Reading Night https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-students-lead-local-family-math-and-reading-night <p>Thirty-two <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/elementary-education">University of Wisconsin-Platteville elementary education</a> majors recently led meaningful activities at Family Math and Reading Night for more than 100 elementary students from Platteville’s Westview Elementary School and Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center and their pare</p> Mar 15, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/education-students-lead-local-family-math-and-reading-night Professor panel to present on sexual harassment in the workplace https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/professor-panel-present-sexual-harassment-workplace <p>University of Wisconsin-Platteville professors Mary Bartling and Marge Karsten from the School of Business were inspired by the #MeToo movement to dig deeper into the issue of harassment in the workplace. They will host a panel, open to the public, on this topic on Wednesday, March 27 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.</p> Mar 13, 2019 Written By: Abbey Pignatari https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/professor-panel-present-sexual-harassment-workplace Students team with NASA to test limitations of polymer for cleaning aerospace equipment https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-team-nasa-test-limitations-polymer-cleaning-aerospace-equipment <p>University of Wisconsin-Platteville student research teams have been experimenting to find the limitations of the First Contact™ adhesive polymer, which is already being used by <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/">NASA</a> to clean its astronomical equipment, like telescopes, mirrors and lenses.</p> Mar 12, 2019 Written By: Abbey Pignatari https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-team-nasa-test-limitations-polymer-cleaning-aerospace-equipment Degree program leads to discovery of new passion https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/degree-program-leads-discovery-new-passion <p>As the Human Trafficking Case Manager at Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Asia Jackson provides advocacy to survivors of trafficking and develops trainings on human trafficking for the community and service providers.</p> Mar 12, 2019 Written By: Cheryl Lange https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/degree-program-leads-discovery-new-passion Fourth iteration of WiSys Prototype Hackathon to be held at UW-Platteville https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/fourth-iteration-wisys-prototype-hackathon-be-held-uw-platteville <p>Student teams will soon compete in <a href="https://www.wisys.org/">WiSys</a>’ fourth annual Prototype Hackathon for a $1,000 cash prize and a chance to develop their product commercially.</p> Mar 11, 2019 Written By: Craig Sauer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/fourth-iteration-wisys-prototype-hackathon-be-held-uw-platteville National Science Foundation and UW-Platteville a winning combination for supply chain student https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/national-science-foundation-and-uw-platteville-winning-combination-supply-chain-student <p>Saying that working as a Supply Chain Specialist at Fastenal, the largest fastener distributor in North America, keeps Steve Koldykowski busy is an understatement. From forecasting and inventory to purchasing and order processing, he looks for improvements that will benefit the company and client alike.</p> Mar 11, 2019 Written By: Megan Hinderman https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/national-science-foundation-and-uw-platteville-winning-combination-supply-chain-student International student crosses ocean to pursue education degree at UW-Platteville https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/international-student-crosses-ocean-pursue-education-degree-uw-platteville <p>About three years ago, after much research, thought and consideration, Youkuan Yan made a decision that altered the course of his life: he decided to leave his hometown of Wuhan, China, and travel more than 7,100 miles to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to pursue his dream of becoming a teacher.</p> Mar 08, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/international-student-crosses-ocean-pursue-education-degree-uw-platteville Engineering partnership renewed in Fox Valley https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/engineering-partnership-renewed-fox-valley <p>The successful University of Wisconsin-Platteville Engineering Partnerships program will continue in the Fox Valley, UW-Platteville Dennis J. Shields and UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andy Leavitt announced at a joint news conference Friday in Menasha, Wisconsin.</p> Mar 08, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/engineering-partnership-renewed-fox-valley Dr. Michael O'Connor named 2018 Outstanding Alumni https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/dr-michael-oconnor-named-2018-outstanding-alumni <p>Dr. Michael O’Connor, a 2006 graduate of the <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/project-management-online">Master of Science in Project Management program</a>, was recognized at UW-Platteville’s 2018 Homecoming as an Outstanding Alumni.</p> Mar 08, 2019 Written By: Cheryl Lange https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/dr-michael-oconnor-named-2018-outstanding-alumni Students to present on metallic organic frameworks at Research in the Rotunda https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-present-metallic-organic-frameworks-research-rotunda <p>Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville chemistry students will present their research project in Madison, Wisconsin, at the 16th annual Research in the Rotunda on April 17. Student researchers JaLynn Schuh, a senior from Plymouth, Wisconsin, and Hyeong Cheol Yoo, a junior from Seoul, South Korea, are collaborating with Dr.</p> Mar 06, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-present-metallic-organic-frameworks-research-rotunda Inspirations of NARCOS to be Distinguished Lecturers https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/inspirations-narcos-be-distinguished-lecturers <p>Steve Murphy and Javier Peña are former DEA agents who successfully hunted down and captured the Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar, the head of the Medellin Cartel in the 1980s and 1990s.</p> Mar 06, 2019 Written By: Abbey Pignatari https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/inspirations-narcos-be-distinguished-lecturers Grads published in New Teacher Advocate https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/grads-published-new-teacher-advocate <p>A manuscript written by three recent University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education graduates was published in the Spring 2019 issue of <a href="https://www.kdp.org/publications/nta/index.php">New Teacher Advocate</a>, a quarterly professional journal that Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, designed to support </p> Mar 06, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/grads-published-new-teacher-advocate Human connection spurs online success for Preschool Credential student  https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/human-connection-spurs-online-success-preschool-credential-student-0 <div class="panel-pane pane-node-body"> <div class="pane-content"> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p>After spending 23 years in the childcare field, Tricia Lupiezowiec was confident in her ability and enjoyed her work.</p></div></div></div></div></div> Mar 06, 2019 Written By: UW-Platteville Continuing Education https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/human-connection-spurs-online-success-preschool-credential-student-0 Students, alumnus aid Special Olympians https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-alumnus-aid-special-olympians <p>Five University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and an alumnus gained hands-on coaching experience with individuals with varying abilities by helping coach 30 members of three Platteville Special Olympics basketball teams, including two adult teams and one youth team.</p> Mar 05, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-alumnus-aid-special-olympians M lighting tradition wins national award https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/m-lighting-tradition-wins-national-award <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Homecoming tradition of lighting the world’s largest M earned the “2018 Your Best Campus Tradition” in a vote by the <a href="https://www.naca.org/Pages/default.aspx">National Association for Campus Activities</a>.</p> Mar 01, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/m-lighting-tradition-wins-national-award UW-Platteville streams C++ class to local school district https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-streams-c-class-local-school-district <p>The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is collaborating with the Platteville School District in teaching students <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/computer-science">computer science</a>.</p> Mar 01, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-streams-c-class-local-school-district Teacher and coach uses education to be a postive influence https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/teacher-and-coach-uses-education-be-postive-influence <p>When Matthew Janisch started coaching youth and high school football in Stoughton, Wisconsin, it unlocked a passion for teaching he didn’t know he’d had. Working with students of any age drove him to be a positive influence in their lives. However, he didn’t have a degree to pursue a full-time teaching career.</p> Mar 01, 2019 Written By: Ashley McFadden https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/teacher-and-coach-uses-education-be-postive-influence Teacher and coach uses education to be a positive influence https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/teacher-and-coach-uses-education-be-positive-influence <div class="panel-pane pane-node-body"> <div class="pane-content"> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p>When Matthew Janisch started coaching youth and high school football in Stoughton, Wisconsin, it unlocked a passion for teaching he didn’t k</p></div></div></div></div></div> Mar 01, 2019 Written By: UW-Platteville Continuing Education https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/teacher-and-coach-uses-education-be-positive-influence Students gain insight into value of German studies at statewide conference https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-gain-insight-value-german-studies-statewide-conference <p>Three University of Wisconsin-Platteville students gained insight into the value of German skills and studies at “The Graduate School Experience in German” held at UW-Madison. The UW-Platteville group, led by Dr.</p> Feb 28, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-gain-insight-value-german-studies-statewide-conference Gavin creates new opportunities with Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/gavin-creates-new-opportunities-amazon-future-engineer-sponsorship <p>Donna Gavin, senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been accepted into the Amazon Future Engineer program for her work with the <a href="https://campus.uwplatt.edu/ems/girls-who-code">Girls Who Code Club</a>.</p> Feb 26, 2019 Written By: Ruth Wendlandt https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/gavin-creates-new-opportunities-amazon-future-engineer-sponsorship Alumnus credits undergraduate professors, internships for success in law school https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnus-credits-undergraduate-professors-internships-success-law-school <p>Fueled by a strong work ethic and a desire to pursue a career in which he can create lasting social change, University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Spencer Wingert is already well on his way to achieving one of his lifetime goals: to earn a law degree.</p> Feb 22, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/alumnus-credits-undergraduate-professors-internships-success-law-school Madison police chief talks with students about police-community relations https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/madison-police-chief-talks-students-about-police-community-relations <p>More than 100 University of Wisconsin-Platteville <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/criminal-justice">criminal justice</a> and <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/forensic-investigation">forensic investigation</a> students, faculty and staff recently gained knowledge and insight into police-community relations from an expert in the f</p> Feb 21, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/madison-police-chief-talks-students-about-police-community-relations Chancellor Shields delivers State of the University address https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chancellor-shields-delivers-state-university-address <p>With a new strategic plan, three building projects and a strong commitment to campus climate, University of Wisconsin-Platteville has the opportunity to transform its three campuses, Chancellor Dennis J. Shields said Tuesday in his annual State of the University address.</p> Feb 21, 2019 Written By: Paul Erickson https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/chancellor-shields-delivers-state-university-address School of Agriculture, Business collaborate to offer networking opportunities https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/school-agriculture-business-collaborate-offer-networking-opportunities <p>At the recent Wisconsin Bankers Association’s open house, co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Agriculture and School of Business, students had the opportunity to learn firsthand about careers in community banking and agriculture lending.</p> Feb 20, 2019 Written By: Alison Parkins https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/school-agriculture-business-collaborate-offer-networking-opportunities Students, faculty create cross-country ski trails https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-faculty-create-cross-country-ski-trails <p>More than 20 <a href="https://www.uwplatt.edu/health-and-human-performance">University of Wisconsin-Platteville Health and Human Performance</a> students, faculty and staff recently created cross-country ski trails for people on campus and in the community to use and enjoy.</p> Feb 20, 2019 Written By: Laurie Hamer https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/students-faculty-create-cross-country-ski-trails