Cross-campus collaboration brings beehives
Honey beehives were brought to campus last May; what started as a small group project in a biology class grew into a cross-campus collaboration.
Music faculty kick off year with concert performance
To celebrate the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year, music faculty and staff will perform in the fifth annual Faculty Gala on Friday, Sept. 29 in the Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m.
Kassia concert to feature works of women composers
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts will host “Kassia: Aspects of Women” faculty chamber recital on Sunday, Sept. 24 in the Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts from 3-4:15 p.m.
Friday Features - Sept. 15, 2017
Weekly news briefs from Sept. 15, 2017.
Johnson works with Cheetahs in South Africa
Gabrielle Johnson, an animal science major from Peoria, Illinois, spent two weeks in South Africa helping native animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day brings new voices to campus
The Department of History will host its third annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture, “The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation,” on Monday, Oct. 9 in the Nohr Gallery from 6-7:30 p.m.
Thompson Square to perform at UW-Platteville
On Friday, Nov. 17, American country music duo, Thompson Square, will present an acoustic performance at the Center for the Arts as part of its “This Is Us” tour.
Pioneer Players 2017-18: From existential to farcical
The Theatre Program announces the 2017-18 Pioneer Players production season, which promises to provide audience members with a theatre experience that is engaging, entertaining, meaningful and thought provoking.
Students learn about Native American culture, Act 31
Six students recently had an opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of Native American culture and Act 31, including its impact on education, at the 21st American Indian Summer Institute in Crandon, Wisconsin.
Pioneer Spotlight: Julie Loeffelholz
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Julie Loeffelholz, associate lecturer in the Department of Industrial Studies.
Friday Features - Sept. 8, 2017
Weekly news briefs from Sept. 8, 2017.
Halfmann receives award to support digital media project
Dr. Kameko Halfmann, assistant professor of psychology, recently received the 2017 Instructional Resource Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association that promotes excellence in the teaching and learning of psychology.
Students explore five centuries of history in Europe
Twenty-three students explored more than 500 years of history during two sessions of a short-term education experience in Europe this summer entitled, “The History of Science and Technology in Europe.”
New Stylus helps students inside and outside the classroom
This fall, the UW-Platteville English Program will release the 2017-2018 edition of “Stylus: An Anthology of College Writing,” a collection of exemplary freshman writing.
Gov. Walker pledges support to university expansion
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pledged his support to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Sesquicentennial Hall – the proposed $55 million engineering building – and the $23 million Boebel Hall renovation project.
Pioneer Spotlight: Shannon James Ealy
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Shannon James Ealy, UW-Platteville Athletic Director.
Annual convocation honors faculty and staff
On Aug. 31, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville held its annual all-campus convocation in Ullsvik Hall and recognized the 2017 faculty and staff award recipients.
Chancellor's statement on transformative JFC vote
Chancellor Shields comments on Monday's Joint Finance Committee recommendation to add new Sesquicentennial Hall and the Boebel Hall renovations to the 2017-19 budget.
Welcome Weekend awaits students’ arrival
In just one week, UW-Platteville will hold its annual Welcome Weekend to celebrate the arrival of students, both new and old.
Pioneer Spotlight: Savion Kirk
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Savion Kirk, resident director of Brockert Hall.
Friday Features - Aug. 25, 2017
Weekly news briefs from Aug. 25, 2017.
Tanya Lux, Payroll and Benefits Specialist
I realize that there are few people in this state that can relate to me when it comes to my passion. That is part of the reason why I love UW-Platteville.
UW-Platteville experiences set up alumna for success
After earning her degree in biology in 2014, Jill Herrig found an unexpected job nearby at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Rabidoux explains rare solar eclipse
On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will fall in the path of a total solar eclipse – a rare event that hasn’t occurred in nearly 40 years. Dr. Katie Rabidoux, an assistant professor of engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville breaks down the details of what it is and what to expect.
Two UW-Platteville students win UW System award
University of Wisconsin-Platteville students Avamarie Brueggeman and David Ababio received the 2017-18 UW System Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Award.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Philip Parker
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Philip Parker, civil and environmental engineering professor and assistant dean for outreach and new ventures in UW-Platteville’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.
Friday Features - Aug. 18, 2017
Weekly news briefs from Aug. 18, 2017.
Pioneer Spotlight: Lisa Kratz
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Lisa Kratz, director of the Markee Pioneer Student Center.
Collins earns Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award
Dr. Jennifer Collins, an assistant professor of education, received the university’s inaugural Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award. She will be recognized at the university’s convocation on Thursday, Aug. 31.
UW-Platteville awards record high scholarship dollars
A record-high amount of scholarship dollars was awarded during the 2017 fiscal year – an increase of more than $100,000 from the previous year.
UW-Platteville to host triple bottom line conference
UW-Platteville is hosting “Getting to the Bottom of the Triple Bottom Line,” a free conference addressing workplace and classroom sustainability on Monday, Aug. 21 and Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Amanda Trewin
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Amanda Trewin, professor and chair of the Department of Biology.
Friday Features - Aug. 4, 2017
Weekly news briefs from Aug. 4, 2017.
Friday Features - July 28, 2017
Weekly news briefs from July 28, 2017.
Pioneer Spotlight: Megan Wilson
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Megan Wilson, head women’s basketball coach.
Students earn top finishes in Quick Pitch Finals
Two UW-Platteville students received top finishes at WiSys’ Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium Quick Pitch State Final on Tuesday, July 25.
Tucker selected as Wisconsin Teaching Scholar
Dr. Amanda Tucker, associate professor of English, has been chosen as the 2017-18 Wisconsin Teaching Scholar for the university.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Cartmill
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Andrew Cartmill, assistant professor of soil and crop science.
Sappleton earns Woman of Color Award
Dr. Shan Sappleton, assistant professor of political science was recently awarded the 2017 UW-Platteville Woman of Color Award by the university’s Women’s Council.
Golf outing raises more than $10,000 for scholarships
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts faculty recently raised more than $10,000 for music scholarships at the fifth annual Swinging for Scholarships golf outing and social.
Engineering camp brings youth to classrooms
The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science hosted 108 high school students during two week-long Explore Engineering Summer Program (EESP) sessions.
New CIO selected
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced that Tony Hayes has been appointed to serve as the university’s new Chief Information Officer. He will join UW-Platteville on Aug. 7.
Mulroy-Bowden appointed director of student life and development
Enrollment and Student Success announced that Linda Mulroy-Bowden has been appointed Director of Student Life and Development.
UW-Platteville brings goats to campus
In attempt to combat weeds and unwanted undergrowth on campus, a herd of 40 goats has been brought to UW-Platteville’s Memorial Park.
Pioneer Spotlight: Paul Dorsey
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Paul Dorsey, an instrumentation and controls engineer for Information Technology Services.
Outreach program provides opportunities to explore STEM
University of Wisconsin-Platteville will offer its inaugural STEM Discovery Program July 23–29 on the UW-Platteville campus.
Zasada earns Academic Staff Award of Excellence
Michelle Zasada, student services manager of the Distance Learning Center, was selected to receive the 2017 UW-Platteville Academic Staff Award for Excellence.
Students examine tree rings to identify effects of drought
Five students are researching the influence of extreme drought and its implications on the state’s ecology, groundwater resources and economy by studying tree rings from hundreds of trees throughout the Driftless Area of Southwest Wisconsin.
Homecoming Hustle holds special meaning
This year, the Alumni Association's annual Homecoming Hustle will be held in memory of UW-Platteville alumni Kirk U’Ren and Jennifer Steiner.
Students gain insight into Russian Revolution
Seven students gained insight into the history of the Russian Revolution – including the thoughts of the Russian leaders at that time – during an academic field excursion to the Department of Special Collections at the Memorial Library at UW-Madison.
Pioneer Spotlight: Donna Gavin
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Donna Gavin, senior lecturer in the computer science and software engineering program.
Larson selected for Underkofler award
Dr. Evan Larson, associate professor of geography, was named one of three recipients across the UW System of the 2017 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.
Pioneer Spotlight: Tyler Tollefson
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Tyler Tollefson, videographer and editor for Media Technology Services.
Hansen recognized for international advising
Dr. Susan Hansen, director of the School of Business, was selected for the 2017 Excellence in Advising International Students Award.
UW-Platteville represents at NASA-sponsored rocket competition
The UW-Platteville represented in the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Collegiate Rocket Launch competition, sponsored by NASA, on April 22. WSGC recently announced the winners of the launch, and UW-Platteville and three of its Collaborative Engineering Program (CEP) teams took four of the top five places out of 13.
English Language Program provides customized experience
Last month, UW-Platteville’s English Language Program hosted 10 students from Quzhou University of China as part of a two-week cross-cultural customized program.
Online programs ranked among top in nation
Two UW-Platteville Online master’s degree programs were ranked in the top five of their respective categories as being one of the most affordable online degree programs in the United States.
UW-Platteville officials mark Cheese Day
University of Wisconsin-Platteville officials were among those who celebrated “Wisconsin Cheese Day” Monday, June 26 with Gov. Scott Walker and other industry and political leaders.
Welcome to UW-Platteville New Employees
Welcome to the new UW-Platteville employees!
Pioneer adapts, thrives in Japan
Mikala Bennett, a senior at UW-Platteville, is part of a yearlong education abroad program in Nagasaki, Japan. Since 1995, UW-Platteville has helped students from more than 80 universities nationwide study at Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies.
Summer courses offer numerous advantages
Taking summer classes at UW-Platteville offers students numerous advantages.
$420,000 grant helps launch emergency aid program
UW-Platteville received a $420,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates to operate and maintain a student emergency aid program.
Pioneer Spotlight: Andy McNeill and Tyler Ensrude
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Andy McNeill, senior artist, and Tyler Ensrude, media specialist.
Fifty years of Summer Band Camp
This year marks the 50th anniversary of UW-Platteville’s Pioneer Summer Band Camp to be held Sunday, July 9-Saturday, July 15 at UW-Platteville.
Vavricka honored with award for excellence
Sue Vavricka, academic department associate, has earned one of two University Staff Awards of Excellence. Vavricka, who recently retired, will return to campus Thursday, Aug. 31 to be recognized at the university’s fall convocation.
Parkins earns University Staff Award for Excellence
Alison Parkins, university relations specialist, has earned one of two UW-Platteville University Staff Awards of Excellence. She will be recognized at the university’s convocation Thursday, Aug. 31.
UW-Platteville to host annual WiSYS symposium
UW-Platteville will host the 10th annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium July 24-25.
‘Best of Brand’ award latest victory for wrestling program
After five rounds of voting, UW-Platteville was named the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Best of Brand – one of several ideas spearheaded by Coach Mike DeRoehn, who is working to reinvigorate the Pioneer wrestling program.
Dairy science major celebrates first academic year
June is National Dairy Month and the celebration may be a bit richer to many UW-Platteville students and recent graduates of the newly-established dairy science major.
Art collection on display at Nohr Gallery
Nohr Gallery invites faculty, staff, students and community members to view work from its permanent art collection in the gallery through Aug. 18. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pioneer Spotlight: Tony Isabell
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Tony Isabell, supervisor of Custodial Services at UW-Platteville.
Schulman named Woman of the Year
Deb Schulman, who was the head volleyball coach for 28 years and served in the Athletic Department for 29, earned the 2017 Dr. Carol Sue Butts Woman of the Year Award.
Students to assist teaching zoo summer camps
Three UW-Platteville students always dreamed they would have an opportunity to share their love of animals and the environment with others. Now, thanks to an internship opportunity at Milwaukee County Zoo this summer, all three students will have the chance to do so.
Pioneer Spotlight: Connie SaLoutos Furlan
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Connie SaLoutos Furlan.
Swinging for Scholarships to benefit music students
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts faculty members will host the fifth annual Swinging for Scholarships golf outing on Saturday, June 24 at the Platteville Golf and Country Club to raise financial support for music scholarships for incoming and current students who are active in the music program.
UW-Platteville to host workshop and Army Band
The UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts will host its seventh Band Conductors’ Art Workshop Wednesday, June 28-Friday, June 30.
Attenborough selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow
Dr. Holly Attenborough, assistant professor of mathematics, has been chosen as the 2017-18 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow for the university.
Platteville native named athletic director
Shannon James Ealy is coming home. The Platteville native is the new UW-Platteville athletic director, Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced Tuesday.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Gretchen Bohnhoff
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Gretchen Bohnhoff, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.
UW-Platteville has ties to Stanley Cup Final
While an average of more than three million people tune in for the Stanley Cup Finals, UW-Platteville has two of its very own working behind the scenes at the Bridgestone Arena – senior Gavin Jensen and alumna Sydney Joy Bend.
Pioneer Spotlight: Donna Anderson
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Donna Anderson, director of International Programs.
Friday Features - May 26, 2017
Weekly news briefs from May 26, 2017.
Faculty awarded nearly $128,000 in WiSys grants
UW-Platteville faculty have been awarded three separate applied research grants from the WiSys Technology Foundation.
UW-Platteville holds assessment showcase
UW-Platteville held its first ever student-centered assessment showcase, “Know Our Students, Know Ourselves,” in the Markee Pioneer Student Center on May 17. More than 100 faculty members and staff were in attendance throughout the day.
$100,000 donation brings UW-Platteville closer to goal
After a $100,000 donation from A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Company, located in Dubuque, Iowa, UW-Platteville is nearing its $2 million goal to support its first endowed faculty chair.
Dornak wins Innovations in Technology Award
Dr. Lynnette Dornak, assistant professor of geography, recently received the inaugural Innovations in Technology for Teaching and Learning Award for her project “Augmented Reality Sandbox for 3D Conceptualization of Geographic Concepts.”
Reddy appointed as director of School of Agriculture
Dr. Rami Reddy, coordinator and professor of agribusiness, was recently appointed as the director of the School of Agriculture at UW-Platteville.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Chelsea Lancelle
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Chelsea Lancelle, geology lecturer.
Friday Features - May 19, 2017
Weekly news briefs from May 19, 2017.
Grant to foster international exchange of ideas in renewable energies
Thanks to a newly awarded grant, UW-Platteville students and Brazilian students will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices in the growing field of renewable energies.
Commencement recognizes Pioneers
More than 1,200 students were candidates for graduation during the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s 198th commencement.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Philip Sealy
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Philip Sealy, department chair and professor of electrical engineering.
Friday Features - May 12, 2017
Weekly news briefs from May 12, 2017.
Students find novel way to fight zebra mussel invasion
A team of eight senior design students in mechanical engineering found a novel way to defeat invasive zebra and quagga mussels.
Theatre students help Department of Corrections
Four theatre majors recently put their acting skills to the test in a very unique way: they helped the Wisconsin Department of Corrections conduct a special training for its police and correctional officers.
Students research African American mining history
Five history students are conducting hands-on, archival research in the university’s Southwest Wisconsin Room and investigation in the field to discover the many important contributions of African American lead miners in the Driftless Region between 1827-1890.
Soils team tops in two national competitions
The collegiate soils team recently placed among the top teams in two national competitions.
Gormley receives Patriotic Employer award
The Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented Dr. Melissa Gormley with a Patriotic Employer award.
Ideas showcased at WiSys Prototype Hackathon
The second annual WiSys Prototype Hackathon at UW-Platteville brought together administrators, business leaders and community members as eight student teams presented their ideas for prototypes that could solve an existing problem.
Pioneer Spotlight: Roxane Ford
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Roxane Ford, Textbook Center manager at UW-Platteville.