UW-Platteville contributes to major NASA work
With the help of Dr. Kyle Metzloff and Lab Coordinator Henry Frear, both from UW-Platteville’s industrial studies department, 10 students from UW-Platteville’s American Foundry Society Club have contributed to CAESAR, one of NASA’s final two multi-million dollar projects.
Forum to study feminist themes in Latin American novel
Dr. Chris Schulenburg, associate professor of Spanish at UW-Platteville, will present a faculty forum, “Capital Mothers: Environmental Politics in Gioconda Belli’s ‘El país de las mujeres,’” on Thursday, Feb. 15.
Grandin selected as distinguished lecturer
Renowned autism spokesperson Dr. Temple Grandin, featured in a 2010 HBO movie, was recently selected as UW-Platteville’s 2018 distinguished lecturer.
Pioneer Spotlight: Andres Young
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Andres Young, assistant coach for the Pioneers' track and field and cross country teams.
Friday Features - Jan. 19, 2018
Weekly news briefs from the week of Jan. 19.
English Language Program receives innovation award
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s English Language Program earned the 2018 Hong Rost Memorial Award for Innovation in International Education Student Service.
Confucius Institute to celebrate Chinese New Year
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Confucius Institute will hold its 10th annual Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, UW-Platteville, from 1:30-3 p.m.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Danny Xiao
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Danny Xiao, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at UW-Platteville.
Pioneer Spotlight: Sandie Brick-Margelofsky
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Sandie Brick-Margelofsky, a development officer representing UW-Platteville's College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture.
A year in review: top stories from 2017
From new building projects to student innovations and success, here are the top 10 most-viewed UW-Platteville stories from 2017.
UW-Platteville to host Giving Voice to Values workshop
On Thursday, Jan. 11, UW-Platteville will host Giving Voice to Values: Putting your Ethics into Action. This workshop, designed to assist with values-driven leadership development, provides the practical tools and skills needed to effectively voice and act on values in the workplace.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Gokul Gopalakrishnan
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Gokul Gopalakrishnan, assistant professor of engineering physics at UW-Platteville.
Hired before graduation: Karen Kakou
Karen Kakou, the senior speaker for the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science's commencement ceremony was hired before graduation.
Students participate in mental health training
Thirty-five UW-Platteville Department of Health and Human Performance students, faculty and staff recently gained knowledge in supporting individuals in mental health crisis and non-crisis situations during a “Mental Health First Aid” training in Williams Fieldhouse.
Student design groups update kitchen appliances
This semester, two groups of UW-Platteville mechanical engineering seniors partnered with Spectrum Brands, a lawn and garden, battery and home appliance manufacturer, to modernize kitchen appliances.
First dean of distance, continuing, and graduate education chosen
Dr. Craig Wilson will be the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s first dean of distance, continuing, and graduate education. Following a national search by an internal committee, Wilson will officially join UW-Platteville on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
UW-Platteville concludes 199th commencement ceremony
On Saturday, Dec. 16, UW-Platteville held its 199th commencement ceremony, with more than 750 candidates crossing the stage.
Friday Features - Dec. 15, 2017
Weekly news briefs from the week of Dec. 15.
Leitch discusses Germany’s migrant initiative
Dr. Daniel Leitch, assistant director/associate professor in UW-Platteville's School of Education, recently discussed Germany's migrant initiative with Radio Sputnik World Service.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Edina Haslauer
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Dr. Edina Haslauer, assistant professor in the School of Education.
Students join global movement and host Hour of Code
UW-Platteville’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering took part in a global movement on Saturday, Dec. 9, hosting – for the first time – an Hour of Code event.
Fairchild named as 'Director Who Makes a Difference'
G. Daniel Fairchild, professor of music at UW-Platteville, was recently selected by School Band and Orchestra Magazine to represent the state of Wisconsin as one of “50 Directors Who Make a Difference.”
Students engage children in reading activities
Twenty-four UW-Platteville elementary education students recently conducted a variety of reading activities for approximately 100 elementary school students and their families at Reading Night at Southwestern Elementary School in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Students claim top place in Internship Draft Day
Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville students were selected as “top draft picks” at the recent Internship Draft Day held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
UW-Platteville hosts review of NASA prototypes
UW-Platteville recently hosted a Preliminary Design Review for the High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program, which gives students the opportunity to design prototypes of hardware that may eventually be use by the International Space Station.
Friday Features - Dec. 8, 2017
Weekly news briefs from the week of Dec. 8.
Pioneer Spotlight: Becky Fernette
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Becky Fernette, lecturer of psychology.
UW-Platteville to host senior design open house
On Wednesday, Dec. 20, UW-Platteville will host its Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Senior Design Open House, featuring 23 senior design teams presenting their final projects.
Education majors assist students with special needs
Students enrolled in Strategies for Effective Inclusion, taught by Dr. Rea Kirk, professor of special education at UW-Platteville, recently had the opportunity to work with students with disabilities at Willowglen Academy in Freeport, Illinois.
Marketing students partner with Platteville community
Students enrolled in Market Research at UW-Platteville are taking their classroom learning to the field to help local businesses in the Platteville community.
199th Commencement to be held Dec. 16
On Saturday, Dec. 16, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host its 199th commencement ceremony in the Williams Fieldhouse, with more than 750 candidates.
Pioneer Spotlight: Syed Moiz
This week's Pioneer Spotlight is Syed Moiz, associate professor in the School of Business.
Friday Features - Dec. 1, 2017
Weekly news briefs from the week of Dec. 1.
Welcome to UW-Platteville New Employees
Welcome to the new UW-Platteville employees!
Students conduct victim impact programming
Recently, 18 UW-Platteville criminal justice and forensic investigation students helped facilitate three sessions of victim impact programming for 50 inmates at Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
Steiner recognized with national award
Dr. Charles Steiner, director of UW-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm and professor of agribusiness, recently received national recognition as the recipient of the Outstanding Adviser Award from the Alpha Gamma Rho national chapter.
Education Abroad offers new short-term programs
The University of Wisconsin Platteville’s Education Abroad program is offering new and continuing opportunities to explore the world during the 2017-18 school year with 11 short-term, faculty-led programs.
Students connect Eastern religions to their lives
Stephanie Prochaska, a senior double majoring in Spanish and international studies, and Alexandra Mines, a senior chemistry major with an emphasis in criminalistics-DNA, recently helped raise student awareness about how their chosen topics for a short essay illustrated Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.
Homecoming Hustle leads to endowed scholarship
Along with sponsorships and donations, proceeds from UW-Platteville's Homecoming Hustle were used to create the Kirk U’Ren and Jennifer Steiner Memorial Scholarship, which has raised more than $28,000.
Art students to display best works in exhibition
The works of more than 40 students from the UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts’ art program will be featured in the second annual “November Show” student art exhibition, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 29-Friday, Dec. 15 in the Art Building at UW-Platteville.
Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Scott Ringgenberg
Dr. Scott Ringgenberg has had a lifetime interest in sports and competition as well as a desire to help people become stronger and healthier. As associate professor of health and human performance at UW-Platteville, he now has the opportunity to pursue these passions and inspire students to do the same.
UW-Platteville to host Holiday Gala Dec. 8 and 9
UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts will host its 22nd annual Holiday Gala on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m.
Symphony Band to perform Dec. 6
UW-Platteville’s Symphony Band will perform a wide-ranging concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Center for the Arts at UW-Platteville at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker to address diversity in engineering education
To discuss diversity and inclusion topics and how they relate to engineering education, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the lecture “More than Recruitment and Outreach: Culture and Climate in Engineering” on Monday, Dec. 4.
Education students present at global convocation
Eight students, two alumni and three advisors from the UW-Platteville School of Education’s Iota Rho Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi recently presented at “Convo 2017,” KDP’s 51st biennial convocation held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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.