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Mark Levenstein

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Mark Levenstein

Written By: Garrison Ledbury | Published On: Jan 17, 2020 | Featured in: Biology, Campus & Community Dr. Mark Levenstein is an assistant professor of molecular biology and biotechnology. He is also the director of the Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology program. These various titles influence Levenstein’s areas of scientific research and enable him to decipher the questions of life that have intrigued him since his childhood.

Chris Schulenburg

Schulenburg listens to slavery's Latin American ghosts in essay

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jan 16, 2020 | Featured in: Languages Dr. Chris Schulenburg, professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, co-authored “It Hurts So Good: Resuscitating Female Slave Narratives in Fe en disfraz,” a scholarly article recently published in Arizona State University’s “Chasqui,” an academic journal devoted to Latin American literature.

Terry Burns

Forum to examine disappearance of Native American ‘Two Spirits’

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jan 15, 2020 | Featured in: Arts & Culture On Thursday, Feb. 6, the 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.

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UW-Platteville will receive EDA-funded technical assistance from Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc.

Written By: Aidan Calvelli, Rural Innovation Initiative | Published On: Jan 10, 2020 | Featured in: Press Release, Business & Leadership Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. announced that the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been chosen in a highly competitive process to participate in the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, a technical assistance program supporting rural communities working to create digital economy jobs with an innovation hub strategy.

Jessica Brogley

Brogley one of 200 chosen worldwide by Google for global meetup

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jan 10, 2020 | Featured in: Education & Wellness Jessica Brogley, instructor in UW-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. 12-15 in San Jose, California, and at the Google campus in Sunnyvale, California.

Allen Cordingley

College of LAE recognizes excellence at award reception

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jan 10, 2020 | Featured in: Campus & Community UW-Platteville's 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.

Mary Bartling

Pioneer Spotlight: Mary Bartling

Written By: Garrison Ledbury | Published On: Jan 10, 2020 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Business & Leadership 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. However, teaching called more to Bartling as she continued to work in her field and eventually led her to UW-Platteville.

Jill furman

Alumna gives back through scholarship

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Jan 08, 2020 | Featured in: Alumni Following graduation from UW-Platteville, Jill Furman '03 earned her master’s degree in electrical engineering from UW-Madison and with her first pay check out of graduate school she created the Jill Pamperin and Miles Hill “Lab Rat” Scholarship, in honor of her classmate at UW-Platteville, Miles Hill.

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Gordon pens book on Faulkner’s ties to LGBTQ literature and culture

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jan 07, 2020 | Featured in: Arts & Culture Dr. Pip Gordon, associate professor of English and Gay Studies coordinator at UW-Platteville, explores Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner’s ties to LGBTQ literature and culture in his recently-published book, “Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond.”

Dr. Yi Tong

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Yi Tong

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jan 03, 2020 | Featured in: Campus & Community Dr. Yi Tong is a lecturer of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His special interests include questions of methodology, philosophy of language and ethics. He is also interested in philosophy of law, an area where many important aspects of modern social political life and issues such as individual freedom, responsibility and luck intersect.

Pictured left to right are Deb Putnam, Murphy Bleymeyer, Raiven Breseman, Clay Spooner, Sydney Williams and Valerie Gill, MSW, LISW

Students volunteer time and talents at Ruby’s Pantry

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Dec 23, 2019 | Featured in: Psychology, Law & Justice This fall, four UW-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 Platteville that provides food for Southwest Wisconsin and surrounding communities.

Pachia Vang

UW-Platteville student receives U.S. citizenship

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 23, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community 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.

Graduates

Professional Studies to expand programming in Spanish

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 23, 2019 | Featured in: Child Care, Press Release University of Wisconsin-Platteville Division of Professional Studies is in the design phase of expanding programs to be offered in Spanish. Currently, professional studies has five child care credential programs being offered in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Rich Dyanchand speaking

Students recognized for academic excellence, inducted into national honor society

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Dec 20, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community Thirty-four UW-Platteville students were recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society that recognizes academic achievement of top students in all majors.

Richland Campus

UW-Platteville Richland announces new Launch scholarships

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Dec 20, 2019 | Featured in: Richland 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.

Dr. Jen Collins

Collins invited by state superintendent to serve on rural advisory council

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Dec 20, 2019 | Featured in: Education & Wellness Dr. Jen Collins, director of the UW-Platteville School of Education, was recently invited by Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor to serve on the Advisory Council on Rural Schools, Libraries, and Communities. The permanent appointment will begin in April 2020.

Lucie Kadjo

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Lucie Kadjo

Written By: Garrison Ledbury | Published On: Dec 20, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Agriculture & Dairy 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.

Evan Larson, Tom Wilding, Kalina Hildebrandt

Larson, former students co-author article in international journal

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Dec 20, 2019 | Featured in: Geography Dr. Evan Larson, associate professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, two former students and three other colleagues recently co-authored an article about their tree-ring research, “Faces in the Wilderness: a New Network of Crossdated Culturally-Modified Red Pine in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota, USA.”

Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson leads the way in STEM

Written By: Jane Halpern | Published On: Dec 18, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM This coming spring, Dr. Joanne Wilson will retire from her role as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Characteristically, however, she will mark the occasion by holding the door open for a new group of women eager to make their way in STEM. The WiSTEM Scholars and Leadership program, a new initiative at the university, will welcome its pilot cohort of students in the fall of 2020. In honor of Wilson, the first cohort will be named the D. Joanne Wilson WiSTEM Scholarship and Leadership Cohort.

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UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County announces new Launch scholarships

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Dec 18, 2019 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County As part of the expanding offerings at its branch campuses, and in partnership with the Friends of the Campus in Baraboo, UW-Platteville announced new Launch scholarships for UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County students studying in both Food and Agriculture, and Business Administration. New Associate of Science degrees in both areas were started on UW-Platteville’s branch campuses in the fall of 2019.

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Students give back with second annual Holiday Toy Hack

Written By: Alison Parkins; Video by Easton Green | Published On: Dec 18, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM 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.

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UW-Platteville celebrates 203rd commencement

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 14, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community 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.

Mesut Muslu

Pioneer Spotlight: Mesut Muslu

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 13, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM Dr. Mesut Muslu is a professor and interim chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UW-Platteville. He is also a professor of sustainability and renewable energy systems.

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Psychology students lead forgiveness program for inmates

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Dec 12, 2019 | Featured in: Psychology, Law & Justice This fall, three UW-Platteville psychology students led a 12-week forgiveness discussion group for inmates at the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution, a medium security state prison.

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Students create virtual art using Google Tilt Brush

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Dec 12, 2019 | Featured in: Arts & Culture Eight students recently had an opportunity to draw and paint in three-dimensional space using the Vive Virtual Reality System and Google Tilt Brush software in the university’s Virtual Reality Room, located in Karrmann Library.