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Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Fang Yang
As an associate professor of electrical engineering, Dr. Fang Yang specializes in power engineering – an interest she developed during a summer camp in middle school, where she had a chance to visit power plants.
Vaping, e-cigarettes and medical ethics to be discussed on Baraboo Sauk County campus
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus will host a community conversation on youth vaping, e-cigarettes, and medical ethics on Tuesday, March 3 from 7-9 p.m.
Students head south for immersive border experience
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.
Forum to explore how Colombian novel enhances understanding of history
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.
Redfearn credits family, UW-Platteville for igniting passion for history
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.
Frayer to receive Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America
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.
Syrian refugee to discuss civil liberties through her music and journey to the United States
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.
Education students attend state reading convention
Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville elementary education students recently attended the 2020 Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
UW System Board of Regents approves new online Master of Science in cybersecurity
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.
Students hope research brings awareness about emerging disease in snakes
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.
A thousand tiny things: Dr. Ilke Celik’s students save energy one choice at a time
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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Gloria Stuckey
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.
Pioneer Players tackle an American tragedy in Eugene O'Neill's ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’
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.”
EMS students showcase their ‘Kiln Rats’ pottery in Nohr Gallery
Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville students from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are using a creative outlet to enhance their education.
Chamber Choir performs, explores British culture in London
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
Lancaster Community Fund to sponsor scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University
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.
UW-Platteville philosophy program rated great value in nation
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.
Something That You Love Doing: The David Murphy and Virginia Bowar Scholarship
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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Ed Janairo
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,
Platteville Community Fund awards scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University
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.
Strand Associates’ impactful gift to support College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science students
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.
Selent and students prepare for battle
Somewhere, right now, on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s idyllic rural campus, a battle is brewing. Dr.
Mock Trial Team wins Civility Award
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Mock Trial Team won the Mary Lynn Neuhaus Civility Award
Chitwood finds ideal fit, gains valuable skills at UW-Platteville
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.
Early Childhood Conference set for March 14
On Saturday, March 14, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Continuing Education Institute will host its Early Childhood Conference, an annual conference where participants will enjoy a day of learning networking, and collaborating with others within the early childhood education field.
Boebel Hall renovations set to begin
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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Greg Nelson
“I love working with the students. Each class is different and creates a unique setting for discussion, new interpretations of assignments and exchanging ideas.”
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UW-Platteville faculty, students help defend the Great Lakes
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.
Restorative Justice Conference: repairing harm, promoting healing
On March 2, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Criminal Justice will host its biannual Restorative Justice Conference in the uni
Withstand more, fail better: Dr. Robabeh Jazaei contends with concrete
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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Mark Levenstein
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.
Schulenburg listens to slavery's Latin American ghosts in essay
Forum to examine disappearance of Native American ‘Two Spirits’
On Thursday, Feb. 6, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Where Have the Two Spirits Gone?” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.
UW-Platteville will receive EDA-funded technical assistance from Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc.
Funding will kickstart entrepreneurship and tech-powered job creation in Southwest Wisconsin Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc.
Brogley one of 200 chosen worldwide by Google for global meetup
Jessica Brogley, instructor in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Education, 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.
College of LAE recognizes excellence at award reception
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education recently recognized several faculty and staff members at its 2019 Award Recognition Reception held in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall. Awards were presented to the following individuals:
Pioneer Spotlight: Mary Bartling
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.
Alumna gives back through scholarship
“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.”
Gordon pens book on Faulkner’s ties to LGBTQ literature and culture
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Yi Tong
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.
Students volunteer time and talents at Ruby’s Pantry
This fall, four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students had an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by volunteering their time and talents at Platteville’s Ruby’s Pantry, a nonprofit, faith-based organization in Plattevill
UW-Platteville student receives U.S. citizenship
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.
Professional Studies to expand programming in Spanish
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Division of Professional Studies is in the design phase of expanding programs to be offered in Spanish.
Students recognized for academic excellence, inducted into national honor society
Thirty-four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students were recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society that recognizes academic achievement of top students in all majors.
UW-Platteville Richland announces new Launch scholarships
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 UW-Platteville Richland students studying in both Food and Agriculture, and Business Administration. New Associate of Science
Collins invited by state superintendent to serve on rural advisory council
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Lucie Kadjo
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.
Larson, former students co-author article in international journal
Joanne Wilson leads the way in STEM
When Joanne Wilson arrived in Platteville to take a job as an assistant professor in general engineering 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
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County announces new Launch scholarships
Scholarship commitments will continue if students move on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville.
Students give back with second annual Holiday Toy Hack
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.
UW-Platteville celebrates 203rd commencement
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville presented more than 700 candidates in the school’s 203rd commencement. Students crossed the stage at Williams Fieldhouse to receive their diplomas and hoods during the three ceremonies held on Dec. 14.
Pioneer Spotlight: Mesut Muslu
Dr. Mesut Muslu is a professor and interim chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Psychology students lead forgiveness program for inmates
“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.
Students create virtual art using Google Tilt Brush
Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students recently had an opportunity to draw and paint in three-dimensional space using the Vive Virtual Reality System and Google
Strobl honored with American Society of Criminology award
Board of Regents approves new UW-Platteville programs
To offer a wider array of programs to its students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville added three new offerings.
UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships expands opportunities
More students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County will soon be able to pursue engineering degrees thanks to a recommitment to a partnership and a commitment of re
Gift to the Wright Center to enhance experience for non-traditional, veteran students
A recent $143,000 gift from the family of Robert “Bob” and James Wright will enhance opportunities offered at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Turner
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.
An eye-opening experience: undergraduate research at UW-Platteville
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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Jodi Halverson
“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.”
UW-Platteville to celebrate 203rd commencement
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will mark its 203rd commencement 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.
Connecting students to their rural community
As the oldest of four siblings, alumna Sydney Groen ’17 has in many ways always been a teacher.
UW-Platteville Crops Team places second in nationals
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.
Grant supports opening of Dairy Pilot Plant, student-run business
Ice cream will soon be the next product made and sold by students on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.
Wisconsin history comes alive
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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Holly Attenborough
A chance meeting with a high school math teacher led Dr. Holly Attenborough to pursue the field of mathematics.
Education majors engage preschoolers with theme-based dioramas
Thirty 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 university’s Children Center
UW-Platteville and Madison College formalize three agreements
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.
Pioneers help students with visual impairments experience Ropes and Challenge course
Fourteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville Health and Human Performance students recently had an opportunity to lead students from the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, located in Janesville, Wisconsin, through the
Granger overcomes critical health issue, prepares for teaching career
“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.”
UW-Platteville exhibit on African American history to open at Grant County History Museum
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.
Screening of award-winning documentary to explore themes of innovation, inclusivity
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, Jennifer Tennican, on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Bernice King is 2020 Distinguished Lecturer
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.
Milwaukee native makes transition from player to coach, recruiter
In the summer of 2015, Donovan Nathaniel made the two- and half-hour drive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to embark on his academic and athletic career for the Pioneers.
Education students offer unique Family STEM Night
In a unique, collaborative effort, 34 University of Wisconsin-Platteville education 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
Mulroy-Bowden honored with distinguished service award
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.
Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference to return to UW-Platteville in February
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will once again host the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference Feb. 27-28, 2020 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.
UW-Platteville Horrific Crime Scene Revisited exhibit offers mystery, intrigue
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.
UW-Platteville hosts 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Mathematics hosted its 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest on Nov. 6. Nearly 800 students from 33 high schools in the tri-state area competed.
Division of Professional Studies to host divisional open house
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Division of Professional Studies 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.
Alumna’s business to be featured in Etsy holiday ad
University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Beth (Martin) Digman, recently received some very exciting news: her pottery business, Prairie Hills Pottery, will be featured in this year’s
Criminal justice students gain critical skills during drill with area SWAT team
Nineteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville criminal justice students recently gained critical skills in tactical response and hostage negotiations during a “barricaded subjects, armed and with hostages” scenario drill co
Riviere honored for advancing diversity work at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
Gabe Riviere, information specialist in the Office of Student Services at University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, has received the UW System’s Dr. P.B.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Todd Stradford
Learning from his students and watching them learn and grow are what Dr. Todd Stradford loves most about teaching. 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.
UW-Platteville students develop smart classroom in Neal Wilkins
With a click of a button, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr.
Pioneer Pledge promises to cover tuition and fees for eligible freshmen
Continuing its tradition of providing an accessible, high quality education to all students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently announced its Pioneer Pledge program.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Pamela Tas explores bio renewable resources
“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.
UW-Platteville students, faculty present research on chattel slavery in Wisconsin
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.
UW-Platteville helps lead statewide advancements in Internet of Things technology
While the Internet of Things continues to expand at a rapid rate, Dr.
Pioneers showcase leadership with “Plarn” at California conference
Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students recently presented “Plarn,” or “Plastic Yarn,” at the National Society of Leadership and Success’ annual conference at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
Crops team wins Upper Midwest Regional
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).
Civil and Environmental Engineering programs receive GPS equipment
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering received eight new pieces of GPS equipment from Seiler Instrument, a value of $175,000.
Jiang explores innovative bridge safety research
Dr. Hanwan Jiang, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is using an innovative idea to research bridge safety in the United States.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Jeff Huebschman inspires understanding of Southwest Wisconsin’s ecology and biology
Dr. Jeff Huebschman joined UW-Platteville in the fall of 2003. A Nebraska native, Huebschman has always enjoyed being out in nature.
Forum to examine Einstein’s, Dee’s universal ‘theories of everything’
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.
UW-Platteville alumna pursues graduate degrees, creates scholarship program for black women
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.
Work with the KEEN Network fosters entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is building its relationship with KEEN – a nationwide network of engineering institutions dedicated to advancing engineering education – and the
Caden Stindt stands out as two-time Rocket League champion
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.
Ericksons’ major gift to support future Pioneers
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.
Distance Education Alumni board sponsors Virtual 5K
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Education Alumni Board puts a unique spin on a 5K with their Virtual Distance Dash 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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Leigh Monhardt
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.
Pioneers place first in American Marketing Association competition
Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville business students placed first in the annual American Marketing Association regional conference, hosted by UW-Whitewater on Oct. 4.
Collegiate Soils Team takes top honors at recent competition
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.
Talk on area surface water quality to be held at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
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.
Celik’s research aims to make solar technology more sustainable
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.
Come to the lab and see what’s on the slab at the Pioneer Players’ production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’
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.”
Pioneer Spotlight: Katharine Caywood
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.
Pioneer Day of Giving generates over $121,000 for student support
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.
Strobl joins international team, shares policy ideas with UK Parliament
UW Dairy Innovation Hub seeks solutions to challenges facing Wisconsin dairy industry
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.
Alumnus credits restorative justice experience for career success
There are moments in life when a decision to explore something new turns out to be life-changing, both personally and professionally.
UW-Platteville hosts Wellness Day for 190 elementary students
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 university’s Bo-Ryan Court.
UW-Platteville awarded Dubuque Racing Association grant
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.
UW-Platteville to honor alumni at Homecoming
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will honor its 2019 Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at the University Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.
Pioneers place high in dairy judging competitions
Students of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Dairy Judging Team excelled in three recent competitions.
UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming
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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Timothy Juedes
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: “I love helping students learn about topics they are passionate about and want to pursue as a career.”
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture to feature Paulette Jordan of Coeur d’Alene Nation
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.
School of Business students study abroad in Germany
This summer, Les Hollingsworth, director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Business, led a short-term faculty-led
Romilia Schlueter joins team of early childhood educators
Romilia Schlueter has joined the team of early childhood educators for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Early Childhood Education Program, which is provid
Idea of turning common weeds into aviation fuel takes flight
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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Hao Chen connects marketing with the modern media age
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.
Forum to examine how satire in horror films exposes systemic societal issues
On Thursday, Oct.
Lifelong learning and professional success go hand-in-hand for Project Management graduate
It’s no secret that Shawn Belling is a professional in his prime.
UW-Platteville leads public institutions for best value
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is the top public institution in the state for best value, according to the 2019 SmartAsset ratings.
UW-Platteville students make a big hit at Miller Park
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.
Pioneers honored with UW System award
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.
College of Liberal Arts and Education honors scholarship recipients
On Thursday, Sept. 19, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education recognized student scholarship recipients at a reception held in the Nohr Gallery.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Jodi Prosise
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.
Workforce training at UW-Platteville contributes to high-tech manufacturing in Wisconsin
In a commitment to providing students with the most relevant hands-on education and advancing the workforce in the state of Wisconsin, Dr.
UW-Platteville to hold rededication ceremony for Rachel, enslaved African American
On Friday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m., University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty, staff, students and community members will hold a special rededication ceremony for Rachel, an enslaved African American, at Hillside Cemetery in Platteville.
Xiao and students research solutions for more durable concrete
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.
Author Jerry Apps to speak on the history of agriculture in Wisconsin
“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.
Early childhood community to gather in Platteville
Early childhood education professionals from across Wisconsin and the region will gather at the 2019 Early Childhood Seminar on Saturday, Nov.
Wu and Drazkowski receive best paper award at ASEE Conference
This summer, University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Anna Drazkowski traveled to Tampa, Florida, with Dr.
Isbister co-authors book chapter on connection between healing, vegetal world
Alumna to lead Ashland’s boys basketball program
“I’m capable of doing anything,” said University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Lisa Karau ’16. “I’m there not only to challenge myself, but to show others that anything is possible.”
Ivanov wins Harvard University fellowship
This summer, Dr. Andrey V.
Starting out: the James and Joan (Brandt) Goldberg Scholarship gives students a boost
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.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for new hydroponics student-managed business
Beginning this year, students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will have access to fresh lettuce, grown on campus year-round through a new hydroponics student-managed business.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Ben Krings brings expertise in sports nutrition, strength training and conditioning
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.
UW-Platteville officials to accompany Gov. Evers to Japan
University of Wisconsin-Platteville 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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Cathy Riedl-Farrey leads Financial Services
Every day is different for Cathy Riedl-Farrey, who is the director of Financial Services at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, depending on the requests coming in from campus or university leaders. “A day never goes by where I don’t use Excel.
Chancellor Shields delivers convocation address
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields shared his intentions for the upcoming year at the annual all-campus convocation held on Thursday.
Cultural exchange program brings visiting scholars to campus
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.
Master’s in Project Management online degree program recognized
The online Master of Science in Project Management at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been ranked in the 25 Best Affordable Master’s in Project Mana
Pugh receives Innovations in Technology award
Dr. Raymond Pugh, assistant professor in chemistry, 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.
Pioneer Spotlight: Paul Erickson leads communications at UW-Platteville
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.
Performing Arts Series announces new season
“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.
Tucker selected for 2019 Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Amanda Tucker, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was named one of three recipients across the UW System of the 2019 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.
Pioneer Spotlight: Lisa Naderman, two-time alumna, brings expertise to campus
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.
Chattopadhyay receives innovations in tech award
Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of chemistry, is introducing her proposal, integrating computational chemistry into the undergraduate chemistry curriculum with the web-based interface program WebMO.
Date set for nature-based early learning forum
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced today that early learning educators and childcare operators from around the state will come together on Saturday, Oct.
Melin receives Wisconsin Teaching Fellow award
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering, Dr. Scott Melin said it’s an honor to be selected to the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program.
Pioneer Spotlight: Ian Dreger leads Event Services
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.
$250,000 swine education fund gift will enhance student experience
Dr. Charles Heidenreich first left his mark on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville when he joined the university in 1966 to teach and help grow Pioneer Farm.
UW-Platteville starts early with STEM education
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.
Celebrating Rachel: Students in summer history course research African American history
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.
Sargent honored with Woman of the Year Award
Kim Sargent has been supporting women students in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for about eight years.
Pioneer Spotlight: Diana Blindert provides value and service to campus
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.
Kappa Delta Pi chapter honored for educational excellence
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.
Students and faculty shine at research and innovation symposium
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.
Horne receives Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
Surprised and satisfied is how Dr. Kyle Horne, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, described his reaction when he found out he received the 2019 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Venkateshwaran honored with advising award
Dr. Muthu Venkateshwaran, associate professor of crop physiology and molecular biology in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Agriculture, was selected to receive the university’s 2019 Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award.
Community-agriculture partnerships at root of new internship
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.
Students travel west to pursue 'educational adventure'
“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.”
Schulenburg receives Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Chris Schulenburg, professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has earned the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Platteville Summer Arts Festival presents ‘Big Fish’
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visuals Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will present the musical “Big Fish.”
UW-Platteville strengthens industry partnerships
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.
Strange honored with Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award
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.
Education students gain knowledge about Civil War during field experience in Virginia
Six University of Wisconsin-Platteville education students recently gained knowledge about the American Civil War at the “Civil War 101 Teachers Institute” at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond,
Hooked on Books' benefits pre-service teachers, English language learners
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.
UW-Platteville to host Wisconsin Space Conference
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.
Sappleton receives Excellence in Advising International Students Award
Dr. Shan Sappleton, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, received the Excellence in Advising International Students Award for her efforts in helping further international experiences at the university.
Wells examines reptiles, amphibians on campus through summer research program
University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Jessica Wells is spending her summer in the field pursuing her research interest as a part of UW-Platteville’s Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program.
Den Herder and Schuler return for Platteville Summer Arts Festival production of ‘Love Letters’
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.
Students find success showing cattle at district show
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.
Sprenger-Schulenburg receives Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award
Jessica Sprenger-Schulenburg, academic advisor/ academic coach in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Criminal Justice, earned the Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award for exemplifying the best qualities of academic staff advisors.
UW-Platteville, UW-Madison explore Physician Assistants partnership
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.
Students collaborate with Dodgeville Elementary for Family Math Night
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.
Pugh selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow
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.
Venkateshwaran receives prestigious NSF-CAREER award
$750,000 federal grant brings new opportunities to Soil and Crop Science program in the School of Agriculture Dr.
UW-Platteville adds two associate degrees at branch campuses
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, UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and UW-Platteville Richland
Alumna competes in National Miss United States Agriculture pageant
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.
Slow and steady studies creates deeper connections for a scholarship winner
When Sean Hayes heard he’d been selected for the 2019 Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship, the impact went well beyond finances.
Headliners announced for Welcome Back concert
Country breakout artists Mitchell Tenpenny and Chris Lane will take center stage at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Welcome Back concert on Monday, Sept. 2. The concert will be held in Williams Fieldhouse with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Fields receives honor for international advising
Dr. Kristina Fields, professor of civil engineering, is one of two recipients recognized with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2019 Excellence in Advising International Students Award.
Industrial Studies faculty help high school students explore STEM careers
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.
Partnership on African American lead mining exhibit leads to award
Robinson earns University Staff Award of Excellence
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.
WiSys names Dykema 2019 Innovator of the Year
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.
Dairy Innovation Hub moves closer to reality
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.
Criminal Justice Programs Featured in Two Rankings for Best Online Degrees
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville criminal justice programs have been recognized by Online School Report for best online degrees for 2019.
School of Ag helps Sawyer pursue interest in water buffalo
Recent graduate Caroline Sawyer had the opportunity to take what she learned in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Dairy Science program and apply it to a lesser-known animal – the water buffalo.
Frederick receives 2019 Academic Staff Award for Excellence
Kari Frederick, chemistry laboratory manager for the chemistry department, was awarded the University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2019 Academic Staff Award for Excellence.
Tesdahl selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow
Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is one of three UW-Platteville faculty members selected for the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program.
Nearly $30,000 raised for Barry L. Ellis Music Scholarship Fund
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.
Students study global Cold War in Platteville and Wisconsin
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.
Dairy program would grow under new bill
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.
Scholarship support rewarding work for M.S. in engineering student
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.
Konkol to pursue law degree, hopes to help victims of domestic violence
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.
Platteville Summer Arts Festival returns for its second season
After a very successful inaugural season, the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will return this summer, once again bringing a host of music, art and theatre events to the community.
Students attend Wisconsin Women in Government Gala
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 Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship and Recognition Gala.
Students partner with USGS to combat invasive zebra mussels
A group of University of Wisconsin-Platteville mechanical engineering students have spent the past semester tackling a big problem that stems from a rather small animal – the zebra mussel.
Symposium offers pre-vet students chance to grow
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
Online M.S. in Engineering Ranked for Affordability
The online Master of Science in Engineering program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been ranked in the 2019 Most Affordable Master’s in Engineering Manag
Research grant will support development of natural, safe pesticides
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.
Compton named interim assistant provost for branch campuses
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.
Students hear from world’s most successful investors at Berkshire Hathaway
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.
Engels accepted into doctoral program at University of Colorado-Boulder
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.
Student Advisory Board member maintains strong ties to UW-Platteville
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 M.S.
Rededication ceremony honors Patricia A. Doyle
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.
Agribusiness Club finds success in national competition
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.
Psychology students, faculty conduct research for Rountree Gallery
Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville psychology students and one faculty member recently conducted research for Rountree Gallery in Platteville that showed the value of art experiences.
Faculty discuss freshwater collaboration at state hearing
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.
Faculty recognized for innovative ideas to improve quality of life in Wisconsin
Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty members are being recognized for their innovative ideas to improve living and working environments in Wisconsin.
Alumnus delivers world history, economics to students in China
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.
Taking on challenges help engineer's career take flight
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.
Students, faculty present research at national geography conference
Five University of Wisconsin-Platteville geography students and faculty members recently presented their research at the American Association of Geographers annual conference April 3-7 in Washington, D.C.
Going the distance: Platteville instructor returns to teach online
A college education, like many things worth pursuing, isn’t always easy—especially when life’s other responsibilities start to get in the way.
Students conduct seminar for physical education teachers
Eighteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville physical education, 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.
Contest winners read at 2019 Creative Writing Festival
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.
Students teach physical education homeschool program
In a long-running partnership between the university and local community, University of Wisconsin-Platteville health and human performance majors are teaming up with members of the homeschool community through the UW-Platteville Physical Education Homeschool Program.
Animal House connects exotic animals with the community
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.
Prosise selected as Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department chair
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.
Students travel to Minneapolis for service learning trip
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.
Students compete in two national soils competitions
The collegiate soils team at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently competed in national contests in Kentucky and California.
College of Liberal Arts and Education recognizes award recipients
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. Awards were presented to the following individuals:
Students explore early childhood programs during field experience
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.
Students gain invaluable experience in national building competition
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.
Theatre students present at Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day
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.
Students take charge in 2019 One Act Festival
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.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni present research at 4W Summit
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
Dairy program would grow under new bill
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.
Alumnus mentors former student in classroom
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.
Students learn strategies to teach English language learners
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.
UW-Platteville team places fourth at Dairy Challenge
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.
Wright Center celebrates 5th anniversary with new programs
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.
Students present at Research in the Rotunda
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.
UW-Platteville offers opportunity for high school students to earn education credits
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.
Students lead family math night in Darlington
Sixteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville elementary education students recently led “Power Up Your Math Skills Night” for students at Darlington (Wisconsin) Elementary School and their families.
UW-Platteville to host Senior Design Open House
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.
Collins named School of Education Director
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.
Challenging the system: Project Management graduate's capstone project takes off
For Wayne Miller, success is found in the journey, not the destination. 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.
Student helps develop drone-based company
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 Crop Search into his hometown of Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Students present research on honeybees, native pollinators and their shared habitat
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.
Hynek documents a life dedicated to the preservation of prehistoric Native American culture
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, of which his father was the long-time editor.
Arellano studies water quality in Sauk County
Paul Arellano spent last summer and fall as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, taking surface water samples from six points along the Little Baraboo River.
Winner announced for Wisconsin Lifetime Learner Award
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.
Considine to present on factors influencing goat milk production
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.
Kornely to present research at Research in the Rotunda
Dominique Kornely, a senior psychology 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
Faculty present at 'Let's Talk about Privilege' workshop
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.
Engineering graduate honors family legacy while building her own future
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.
UW-Platteville to host UW System Reps’ Inclusivity Summit
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.
Student advances board eraser prototype with the help of WiSys
Caleb Dykema, a senior mechanical engineering major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is currently working on advancing his second prototype of 1Swipe.
Department of Industrial Studies receives equipment donation
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.
Award-winning NYC-based theatre artist to speak at UW-Platteville
Chesney Snow, 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,
Come to the best pub in London for Pioneer Players’ production of ‘Sweeney Todd’
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.”
Software engineering student to present research on emotion mining on Twitter
Daniel Zellmer, a junior software engineering major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been researching the topic of emotion mining on Twitter.
UW-Platteville sets activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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 National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public awa
Pioneer Farm receives multiple dairy awards
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm is being awarded for its cattle and quality of milk.
School of Agriculture students gain experience abroad
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.
Strobl presents at United Nations session on women
Dr. Staci Strobl, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 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.
Child care experts share their knowledge across the country
At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute, our staff works hard to build relationships with learners no matter where they live.
Pioneering your future in STEM
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.
UW-Platteville to host an evening with Rick Hess
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.
Faculty forum to explore Zika virus: evolution, international impact
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.
Students research bentonite to improve waste containment solutions
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.
Education students lead local Family Math and Reading Night
Thirty-two University of Wisconsin-Platteville 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 pare
Professor panel to present on sexual harassment in the workplace
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.
Students team with NASA to test limitations of polymer for cleaning aerospace equipment
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 NASA to clean its astronomical equipment, like telescopes, mirrors and lenses.
Degree program leads to discovery of new passion
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.
Fourth iteration of WiSys Prototype Hackathon to be held at UW-Platteville
Student teams will soon compete in WiSys’ fourth annual Prototype Hackathon for a $1,000 cash prize and a chance to develop their product commercially.
National Science Foundation and UW-Platteville a winning combination for supply chain student
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.
International student crosses ocean to pursue education degree at UW-Platteville
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.
Engineering partnership renewed in Fox Valley
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.
Dr. Michael O'Connor named 2018 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. Michael O’Connor, a 2006 graduate of the Master of Science in Project Management program, was recognized at UW-Platteville’s 2018 Homecoming as an Outstanding Alumni.
Students to present on metallic organic frameworks at Research in the Rotunda
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.
Inspirations of NARCOS to be Distinguished Lecturers
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.
Grads published in New Teacher Advocate
A manuscript written by three recent University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education graduates was published in the Spring 2019 issue of New Teacher Advocate, a quarterly professional journal that Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, designed to support
Human connection spurs online success for Preschool Credential student
After spending 23 years in the childcare field, Tricia Lupiezowiec was confident in her ability and enjoyed her work.
Students, alumnus aid Special Olympians
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.
M lighting tradition wins national award
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 National Association for Campus Activities.
UW-Platteville streams C++ class to local school district
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is collaborating with the Platteville School District in teaching students computer science.
Teacher and coach uses education to be a postive influence
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.
Teacher and coach uses education to be a positive influence
When Matthew Janisch started coaching youth and high school football in Stoughton, Wisconsin, it unlocked a passion for teaching he didn’t k
Students gain insight into value of German studies at statewide conference
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.
Gavin creates new opportunities with Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship
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 Girls Who Code Club.
Alumnus credits undergraduate professors, internships for success in law school
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.
Madison police chief talks with students about police-community relations
More than 100 University of Wisconsin-Platteville criminal justice and forensic investigation students, faculty and staff recently gained knowledge and insight into police-community relations from an expert in the f
Chancellor Shields delivers State of the University address
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.