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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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Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship Recipients Announced

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its Distance Learning Center have announced the winners of the $500 Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship. Read more...

Lisa Wilson

Degree to Open Doors for Scholarship Winner

Lisa Wilson is a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and her work is anything but predictable. Wilson collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement on investigations, and develops and provides law enforcement training. Read more...

Passion for Education Drives Alumnus to Volunteer, Donate

Ten years after her high school graduation, Jill Bisco decided to pursue her associate’s degree and found a passion for education she didn’t know she had. Her associate’s degree at UW-Richland Center led to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UW-Platteville in 2005. Read more...

Wendy Brooke

Educator uses ISCM experience to give back

When many college students think of volunteer opportunities, they may think of the Peace Corps or Teach for America. But if education isn’t their passion, it might not always be evident how their skills can be put to good use. Wendy Brooke however, knows there is a place for any skill, anywhere. Read more...

Textbooks for Online courses

UW-Platteville’s official textbook provider for online courses is MBS Direct. By ordering through MBS, you are guaranteed to have the correct book for your course and can select from a variety of options including new, used, e-book, and rental depending on the textbook. Read more...

Dr. J. Jae Lee

New History Course Available

UW-Platteville Distance Education is offering a new general education course for undergraduate students, HIST 1430 – History of the US Since 1877. This course will be offered in summer and fall 2015 and will be taught by Dr. J. Jae Lee. Read more...

Sherry Janssen

Collaboration and flexibility key to success

It would be an understatement to say Sherry Janssen is a busy woman. As the Manager of Engineering for Shopko Stores, Inc., Janssen oversees all Supply Chain Engineering projects throughout a wide logistics network. Over the last three years, her primary focus has been the implementation of Shopko’s first Labor Management System to include Engineered Labor Standards. Read more...

Eric MacKay

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...

 Kristin Carroll

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...

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