Women in Engineering Career Day continues to grow
In an effort to introduce young female students to engineering and other STEM professions, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Women in Engineering, Mathematics and Science Program recently held its annual Women in Engineering Career Day.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble to perform fall concert
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform its fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday Features - Nov. 17, 2017
Weekly news briefs from the Nov. 17, 2017.
Pioneer Spotlight: Liz Kruse
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Liz Kruse, assistant director of International Programs.
UW-Platteville officials meet with two-year colleges
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields met with students, faculty and staff at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW-Richland, just days after the UW System voted to integrate those institutions with UW-Platteville.
Landgraf selected to serve as ABET program evaluator
Dr. Lisa Landgraf, professor of computer science at the UW-Platteville, was recently trained as an ABET program evaluator (PEV). She is the only current UW-Platteville faculty member with this PEV certification.
Students win three awards at research symposium
Six UW-Platteville students recently presented their undergraduate research at the fifth annual Riveredge Nature Center’s Student Research Symposium, “Connections in Nature,” held in Saukville, Wisconsin.
Forum to explore forgotten Japanese pioneer
The upcoming UW-Platteville College of LAE faculty forum will explore the vital role played by a remarkable Japanese named Manjirō during the Meiji Restoration.
Students conduct prescribed burn, gain hands-on experience
UW-Platteville students, along with Dr. Yari Johnson, assistant professor of reclamation, environment and conservation, recently conducted research during a prescribed fall prairie burn.
Pioneer Spotlight: Doug Nimke
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Doug Nimke, coordinator of the Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students.
Friday Features - Nov. 9, 2017
Weekly news briefs from the week of Nov. 10.
UW-Platteville hosts materials and manufacturing network
UW-Platteville recently hosted the Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network (RM2N) Fall Symposium, a collaboration opportunity for members from the UW System campuses and regional industry partners working in the fields of materials and materials-related manufacturing.
Pioneer Players to present Michael Frayn’s farcical ‘Noises Off’
UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present Michael Frayn’s classic farce, “Noises Off.”
Engineers Without Borders completes school in Africa
After nearly six years of planning, designing and constructing, UW-Platteville’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders has completed its school in Africa.
Pioneer Spotlight: Travis Nelson
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Travis Nelson, associate professor of political science and the department chair of social sciences.
Friday Features - Nov. 3, 2017
Weekly news briefs from the Nov. 3, 2017.
UW-Platteville to host Veterans Day meal
On Friday, Nov. 10, UW-Platteville's Campus Programming and Relations will host a free Veterans Day meal to honor local veterans.
Symphony orchestra and chamber ensembles to perform
The Symphony Orchestra, Pioneer Saxophone Choir and Pioneer Low Brass Ensemble will join musical forces to perform in the “Winds and Strings” concert on Friday, Nov. 10.
Students present research on African American miners
Thanks to the efforts of five student researchers, more people in Wisconsin now realize that dozens of free and enslaved African Americans were not only among those mining for and refining lead in the Driftless Region between 1827 and 1890, but were also a vital part of Wisconsin’s origins.
Internationally renowned composer to share insights
Internationally renowned composer Dr. Rocky J. Reuter will speak to more than 50 music majors and minors about music theory and composition throughout the week of Nov. 6-10.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Pip Gordon
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Pip Gordon, assistant professor of English.
UW-Platteville leads summit to address rural health care needs
UW-Platteville will host an inaugural Health Care Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 8, engaging major stakeholders in the region in order to explore issues and needs in rural health care.
Faculty discuss high-impact educational practices
As part of a three-session series, more than 20 faculty members joined together on Oct. 19 to discuss high-impact educational practices at UW-Platteville.
Annual crime scene event explores forensics field
UW-Platteville’s seventh annual Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House at Pioneer Farm.
Coro D’Angeli and Singing Pioneers to perform Nov. 12
UW-Platteville's treble and bass choirs will perform on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts at 4 p.m.
Pioneer Spotlight: Bryan Mulligan
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Bryan Mulligan, web developer at UW-Platteville.
Friday Features - Oct. 20, 2017
Weekly news briefs from Oct. 20, 2017.
Students partner with Wisconsin Center for Blind
On Oct. 5, 19 UW-Platteville health and human performance students had the opportunity to teach students from the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Janesville, Wisconsin, a variety of adapted physical education activities, including archery and climbing.
Saturday night Homecoming events canceled
Because of forecasted thunderstorms and high winds, the torch relay and the lighting of the M are canceled for Saturday night. The other Homecoming events are still on as scheduled. Any change in those plans will be posted on the university Facebook page and the front page of the web site.
Field of Honor to join UW-Platteville campus
In honor of Veterans Week, the Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students will bring a Field of Honor flag display to campus.
Pioneer Spotlight: Missy Lipska
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Missy Lipska, Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations.
Friday Features - Oct. 13, 2017
Weekly news briefs from Oct. 13, 2017.
Chancellor Shields honored at University of Iowa College of Law
UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields was honored with the Alumni Achievement Award at the University of Iowa College of Law on Oct. 8.
Renowned composer to speak Nov. 3
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts will host nationally-renowned composer and Dubuque, Iowa native Carol Barnett as a guest lecturer on Friday, Nov. 3.
Updated School of Education graduate program approved
UW-Platteville students in the School of Education’s MSE-Human Services graduate program now will benefit from a more comprehensive preparation program and a more streamlined process to obtain their Professional Counselor-In Training licensure, thanks to the program being recently revised and then formally approved by the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Safety and Professional Services in Madison.
A Message from UW System President Cross, Chancellor Shields
A message from UW System President Ray Cross regarding the restructuring of the University of Wisconsin System to help improve access to higher education.
Literary festival to celebrate new modes of storytelling
The Department of Humanities will host a literary festival, “Let’s Get Graphic: The New Visual Storytelling,” on Monday, Oct. 30 in the Nohr Gallery from 3-7 p.m.
UW-Platteville collaborates with Westview to train teachers
This fall, the School of Education and Westview Elementary School in Platteville have teamed up to bring university students and elementary students together in a mutually beneficial way.
Fields explores safe cycling infrastructure
Dr. Kristina Fields has always had a passion for cycling, and when she decided to combine this with her background in civil engineering it opened up new opportunities for herself and her students.
Student-assisted cancer research continues on campus
This semester, seven students are participating in UW-Platteville's Nanotechnology-based Analysis of Cancer through Undergraduate Research Experience (NANOCURE) project.
Fieldhouse groundbreaking set for Friday
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Williams Fieldhouse expansion project are set for Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. on the construction site behind the fieldhouse.
Vita Plus Corporation makes lead gift
In honor of the UW-Platteville’s Pioneers Day of Giving, Vita Plus Corporation, a livestock feed production company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, has announced a lead gift of $25,000.
UW-Platteville to host Band Extravaganza Oct. 17
More than 150 students will perform in the seventh annual Band Extravaganza concert on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Annie Kinwa-Muzinga
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Annie Kinwa-Muzinga, professor of agribusiness.
Three, two, one, lift-off!
Stuart Oliphant spent the summer months at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was accepted as a 2016-17 Elijah Balloon Payload Team Fellowship award recipient on behalf of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium.
UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming
UW-Platteville will host its 2017 Homecoming celebration Oct. 13-14.
Lundeen Lecture Hall to be rededicated
UW-Platteville will rededicate the Thomas B. Lundeen Lecture Hall on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.
Alumni to be honored at Homecoming
UW-Platteville will honor its 2017 Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at the University Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts.
McMahon nurtures animals in Thailand
This summer, sophomore animal science major Paige McMahon, of Greenfield, Wisconsin spent three weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian.
Pioneer Players to present ‘Waiting for Godot’
This fall, the Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present Samuel Beckett’s classic play, “Waiting for Godot.”
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Tyler Ostergaard
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Tyler Ostergaard, assistant professor of art history.
Forum to encourage discussion about Charlottesville
In response to events this summer in Charlottesville, Virginia, faculty and staff members from the College of Liberal Arts and Education will present a teach-in event, “Charlottesville: White Supremacy in America” on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Velzy Commons North from 7-9 p.m.
Dairy Club partners with English Language Program
A group of UW-Platteville dairy science students are finding a way to improve the communication between English and non-English speaking employees on Southwest Wisconsin farms.
Compeer Financial champions ‘Celebrate Ag’ game
With sponsorship provided by Compeer Financial, the School of Agriculture and Pioneer Athletic Department will join together on Oct. 14 to bring awareness and celebrate Wisconsin’s $88 billion agriculture industry.
2017-18 academic year already historic
Even though the 2017-18 academic year is only two weeks old, it is already going down as a historic year for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Williamson-Mendez
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Jennifer Williamson-Mendez, director of the Career and Professional Development Center.
Friday Features - Sept. 22, 2017
Weekly news briefs from Sept. 22, 2017
Students trek west for hands-on geography experience
Viewing the recent total solar eclipse, assessing the impact of climate change on mountain goats and hiking through a high, narrow gorge to view a 100-foot waterfall were just a few of the novel learning opportunities that 16 students had during a three-week geography field experience in the western United States.
Lecture to explore role of ‘niceness’ in social justice
The UW-Platteville Social and Environment Justice program will host the lecture “‘Just be nice’: The power and peril of niceness in working toward social justice” on Thursday, Sept. 28 in Room 103 Doudna Hall, UW-Platteville, at 5:30 p.m.
Forum to explore meaning of ‘white working class’
The College of Liberal Arts and Education will present a faculty forum, “What Do They Mean By ‘White Working Class?’: National Myths and Small Town Economic Change,” on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.
Chancellor Shields' response to state budget signing
UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields responds to the state budget signing.
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.