UW-Platteville to host an evening with Rick Hess

UW-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.

Faculty forum to explore Zika virus: evolution, international impact

On April 4, the College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Mapping the Ecology of Fear: Mosquitoes, Tropics and Globalization.” The forum will address issues related to the evolution of the Zika virus, analyze the use of social media and press as a vehicle for gaining and disseminating information and examine the historical relationship between tropical disease and international policy.

Students research bentonite to improve waste containment solutions

Two students are contributing to research on the properties of bentonite, a naturally-occurring clay that is used in the construction of waste barriers. Next month, they will present their findings at the annual Research in the Rotunda event in Madison, Wisconsin.

Education students lead local Family Math and Reading Night

Thirty-two elementary education 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 parents.

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Kameko Halfmann

Bringing out students’ individual potential by increasing their ownership of learning and connecting what they are learning in their classes to their lives are two essential components of Dr. Kameko Halfmann’s teaching philosophy.

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