Friday Features - Feb. 17, 2017

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Friday Features
February 17, 2017
Media Studies students

Students finalists in media production competition

University of Wisconsin-Platteville media studies students are finalists in the Wisconsin Broadcaster Association's student production competition. The WBA is a trade association which supports all radio and television broadcasters in Wisconsin, and the competition recognizes top talent in student broadcasting throughout the state.

UW-Platteville is one of the top three finalists in the category of TV Newscast for a show that students produced in spring 2016. The other contenders are UW-Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point. Awards will be presented to the winners on March 4 during the WBA Student Seminar in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Agriculture Advisory Council hosts luncheon for faculty

The Agriculture Advisory Council at UW-Platteville recently sponsored a luncheon to recognize faculty within the School of Agriculture. Twenty-four faculty members and six council members attended the luncheon at Benvenuto's restaurant in Platteville.

“The goal was to appreciate the efforts of the faculty and to share the key objectives that the council will be focused on in 2017,” said Steve Vale, vice president of sales and marketing at Vets-Plus Inc., and president of the council.

With a vision to make UW-Platteville the premier agricultural institution in the nation, the council serves as a communication channel between the School of Agriculture and its many publics, and provides input regarding programs and activities within the School of Agriculture. This year, some of the council’s objectives are to help faculty be involved in industry, strategize ways for students to spend more time at the university farm, and interact with student leaders and clubs on campus.

“I’d like to thank the executive committee, including Rochelle Ripp Schnadt and Dr. Chuck Schwab, who were very instrumental in making this event successful,” said Vale. “Overall, it was nice to get to know the staff better and to solicit ideas on how we can become a world-class agricultural institution.”

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