The Pioneer Post

The Pioneer Post is a resource by University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide online students with tips and information about distance education.


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Are summer classes for you? Ask your Advisor!

As an academic advisor in the Distance Learning Center, one of the most common questions I am asked is, “Should I take classes over the summer?” While there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to that question, I think there are a number of benefits to consider before you start playing Alice Cooper’s 1972 hit, “School’s Out for Summer.” Read more...

Blazing the Trail as the Distance Learning Center’s First Graduates

In the 1980s, distance education looked very different from today. Brick-and-mortar campuses were the only option for most students, but this proved difficult for those trying to balance work, family, and school. As an educational professional, Kahtan Al Yasiri saw untapped potential, and in 1978, he initiated the Extended Degree Program (EDP) at UW-Platteville, which would allow students to make their education meet their needs. Students were able to complete courses according to a timeline that worked for them and could earn credits for life and work experience. Read more...

Serving students and the community through involvement

Getting involved has always been important to Kristin Carroll, so it’s no wonder that she was drawn to a career where she can serve both her alma mater and her community. Read more...

Four ceremonies for May 2015 commencement

In May, UW-Platteville will graduate one of the largest classes ever. To accommodate all of our students, there will be four separate commencement ceremonies. All will take place in the Williams Fieldhouse. Read more...

Engineering degree is a ‘wise investment’

As a military veteran, Kathy Fallis knew that duty could call at any time. While she wanted to pursue an advanced degree, Fallis knew her work as the Director of Operations for the 148th Space Operations Squadron with the California Air National Guard would need to remain a priority. The key to success was finding a school that would appreciate and help her overcome the specific challenges military personnel face and for Fallis, UW-Platteville was a great fit. Read more...

Rocky start can't stop success

By her own admission, Linda Moser’s time with Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership program got off to a rocky start. Read more...

Building and Balancing, DEL student reflects on upcoming graduation

Spring 2015 will present the first graduates of the UW-Platteville Distance Education Leadership program and Lori Wedig is proud to be one of them. Drawn to the program by an interest in higher education, Wedig was excited to start her new journey in a growing field. Read more...

Attend the Spring 2015 Career Fair

Distance students are invited to campus for the Spring 2015 Career Fair. The event runs February 10-12 and features both local and national employers from a wide variety of fields, many of whom have a history of hiring UW-Platteville graduates for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Read more...

Connect with us!

While some New Year’s resolutions are burning out, the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center (DLC) is ramping things up. One of our goals for 2015 is to find new ways to engage with our students and alumni. This will include an increased social media presence, particularly using LinkedIn. Read more...

Congrats to our fall 2014 grads

The Distance Learning Center faculty and staff would like to congratulate all our December 2014 graduates. We had 120 students earn their master’s or bachelor’s degree this semester and were able to meet many of you at the commencement ceremony. Read more...

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