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Chancellor Search and Screen Update

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Jan 27, 2023 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Chancellor Search The UW-Platteville Chancellor Search and Screen committee has begun reviewing the applicants for the permanent chancellor position. The priority deadline for applications was Jan. 17, 2023 for the next leader of the university. 

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Solar array project recognized on RENEW Wisconsin honor roll

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Jan 27, 2023 | Featured in: Press Release UW-Platteville was recognized at RENEW Wisconsin’s 12th annual Renewable Energy Summit, held yesterday in Madison, Wisconsin, where the university’s solar array project was selected for the organization’s Clean Energy Honor Roll.

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Engineering success: UW-Platteville programs earn plethora of top rankings

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: Jan 26, 2023 | Featured in: Distance Education, Graduate Studies, Press Release, STEM For more than a century, UW-Platteville has distinguished itself in the realm of engineering education, cultivating a widely respected reputation in the process. Recently, the university's prestige was bolstered by earning several top rankings from College Factual, an independent data analytics firm based in New York.

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UW-Platteville accepting 2023 alumni award nominations

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Jan 26, 2023 | Featured in: Alumni, Press Release The UW-Platteville Alumni Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for candidates for the 2023 awards.

Tori and Jon Erickson

Ericksons establish endowed scholarship, increase access to education

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Jan 25, 2023 | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community

With careers spanning some combined 60-plus years in the education field, Jon and Dr. Tori Erickson have had an insider’s look at higher education – both the challenges students can face and the opportunities an education can provide. That’s why they hope their recent gift to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship will help more students access an education.


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UW-Platteville holds second Transformational Education Conference

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Jan 24, 2023 | Featured in: Campus & Community Nearly 100 University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty and staff attended the second Transformational Education Conference on Jan. 12 at the Markee Pioneer Student Center. The event was sponsored by the Teaching and Technology Center.

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February LAE Faculty Forum to examine the war on drugs

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Jan 20, 2023 | Featured in: Social Sciences, Law & Justice The College of Liberal Arts and Education Faculty Forum Series will start the year with a presentation on Thursday, Feb. 2 by Dr. Patrick Solar and Dr. Frank King, Jr., titled “The War on Drugs: Effective Crime Control or Racism in Action.”

Michelle Rogers

Alumna establishes engineering scholarship focused on representation

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Jan 19, 2023 | Featured in: Alumni, Press Release As a first-generation college graduate and often the only woman in her engineering courses, alumna Michelle (Schleusener) Rogers is continuing to break barriers through the Michelle Rogers Women in Engineering Scholarship endowed fund.

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Kaiser family commits $1 million to UW-Platteville Foundation

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Jan 17, 2023 | Featured in: Alumni, Press Release Corey Kaiser and his wife, Teah, recently made a pledge of $1 million, through the Kaiser Family Foundation Corporation, to the UW-Platteville Foundation to support facility upgrades on campus.

Pictured left to right are Clint Brickl, associate principal at Baraboo High School; Glenn Bildsten, principal at Baraboo High School; and Gus Bonow, academic advisor and coach at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County.

Baraboo Sauk County campus and Baraboo High School seek strong connection

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Jan 11, 2023 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County Leadership from UW-Platteville's College of EMS came to UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus on Jan. 10, meeting with administrators from Baraboo High School, as well as campus faculty and student support staff, as part of efforts expanding the reach of UW-Platteville’s Associate in Pre-Engineering degree and other UW-Platteville programs to more students in and around Sauk County.

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UW-Platteville to host inaugural Construction Safety Summit, welcome professionals from across country

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Jan 11, 2023 | Featured in: Industrial Studies, Press Release UW-Platteville, along with industry partners, is hosting the inaugural Construction Safety Summit, March 27-30. The event is open to construction safety professionals at any stage in their career, as well as manufacturers and distributors in the safety field.

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UW-Platteville costume director brings ‘A Decade of Design’ to Nohr Gallery

Written By: Ann Farrelly | Published On: Jan 10, 2023 | Featured in: Arts & Culture The Department of Performing and Visual Arts will open the 2023 art gallery season with an exhibition of the work of Sarah Strange, UW-Platteville senior lecturer and costume director. “A Decade of Design” will run Jan. 27-Feb. 22 in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery.

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Senior design team creates prototype for Boogie Bikes

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Jan 09, 2023 | Featured in: STEM An engineering senior design team recently rolled out a new solution to help a startup company stabilize their bicycles. The team worked with company sponsor Boogie Bikes to develop an electric bike more stable than a standard two-wheel bicycle.

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Solar array makes good progress towards sustainability goals after first full semester

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Dec 21, 2022 | Featured in: Environment This semester marked the official start of the UW-Platteville’s 2.4-megawatt solar array generating energy, which continues to set UW-Platteville apart as a leader in sustainability.

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Aspiring Educators awarded grant, help children in need

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Dec 20, 2022 | Featured in: Education The UW-Platteville Aspiring Educators was recently awarded a grant by the National Education Association to purchase outdoor gear, such as coats, snow pants, hats and mittens, for children in need in the Platteville School District.

Fall 2022 Commencement

UW-Platteville celebrates 209th commencement

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 17, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community UW-Platteville celebrated the fall class of 2022, as more than 560 candidates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas and hoods at the 209th commencement held on Dec. 17.

Senior Design Open House, Spring 2022

Capstone engineering projects to be highlighted at open house

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Dec 15, 2022 | Featured in: STEM UW-Platteville’s bi-annual Senior Design Open House will be held Monday, Dec. 19. Open to the public, the event is an opportunity for engineering students to showcase their capstone Senior Design projects.

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Student raises money for UW-Platteville through John Deere’s Dollars for Doers

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Dec 14, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM One student is volunteering his time while raising money for UW-Platteville’s Robotics Club. Junior Scott McDermott has worked part-time at John Deere in a student position since 2021 while pursuing a mechanical engineering degree. This past year, McDermott has donated $3,000 to the UW-Platteville’s Robotics Club through John Deere’s employee giving program, Dollars for Doers.

Isabelle Sander is a Chancellor's Scholar and a fine arts-theatre and English-professional writing double major.

Chancellor Scholars excel in more than their major, find creative outlet in performing arts

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 13, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Arts & Culture The Chancellor Scholarship is a prestigious award given to a selected number of incoming freshmen. Current Chancellor Scholars represent all three colleges, and a quarter of them are involved in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts, finding creative outlets to express themselves.

Pictured left to right are Teresa Miller, Daniel Mincemoyer and Deirdre Dalsing.

Green Bandana Project receives Mental Health Matters Award

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 12, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community The student group, the Green Bandana Project, which raises awareness about mental health, was recently honored with University Counseling Services' 2022 Mental Health Matters Award.

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Leaders share updates and explore new opportunities at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Dec 09, 2022 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County UW-Platteville Interim Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich, along with Interim Provost Dr. Wayne Weber, shared updates at a Campus and Community Leadership Listening Session at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County today.

Dr. Ronald Meissen and his wife, Eileen, are supporting engineering students through their newly established endowed Computer Science and Software Engineering Scholarship fund.

Engineering alumnus creates CSSE scholarship fund

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 08, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, STEM UW-Platteville alumnus Dr. Ronald Meissen and his wife, Eileen, are supporting engineering students through their newly established endowed Computer Science and Software Engineering Scholarship fund.

Students place third overall in the 93rd annual National Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest.

UW-Platteville Collegiate Crops Team places at two national contests

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Dec 07, 2022 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy The UW-Platteville Collegiate Crops Team took fourth place overall in the 88th annual National American Royal Kansas City Collegiate Crops Contest and third place overall in the 93rd annual National Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest last month.

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UW-Platteville, Madison College expand engineering partnership

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Dec 05, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release, STEM In a ceremony today, officials from UW-Platteville and Madison College signed an updated agreement to expand engineering offerings to Madison College students. The new agreement will add UW-Platteville’s Bachelor of Science in industrial and systems engineering to the existing offerings for Madison College students.

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UW-Platteville to celebrate 209th commencement

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 05, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community UW-Platteville will hold its 209th commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17. The ceremony will start at 9 a.m. with the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. The College of Liberal Arts and Education, associate and graduate programs will hold their ceremonies at 12:30 p.m.; followed by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science at 4 p.m.

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Nohr Gallery to celebrate regional high school artists

Written By: | Published On: Dec 01, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture Nohr Gallery will host a reception and award ceremony for the 2022 Regional Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP) High School Art Show on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5-6 p.m. in the gallery. Forty-five artworks created by 40 regional high school students will be celebrated during the event.

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Busy December for Baraboo Sauk County performing arts programs 

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Nov 30, 2022 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County The UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County music and theatre programs have a full slate of public events in December, with the Campus and Community Choir, Theatre Department, and Campus and Community Band all offering their fall term productions and performances as the semester finishes. 

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Aspiring Educators host teacher panel

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 30, 2022 | Featured in: Education Organized by students, a recent event at UW-Platteville welcomed a panel of local teachers to share experiences and offer advice to future educators.

Ray LaVoie

Call to Serve: Alum's unique path leads to M.S. in Organizational Change Leadership degree

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: Nov 30, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Distance Education, Graduate Studies, Business & Leadership A call to serve has fueled Ray LaVoie his entire life. That need to help others has led the M.S. in Organizational Change Leadership graduate to support his country by working for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) – although his journey to this career has been unique.

Pictured from left to right are DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski; Dr. Charles Steiner, interim dean, College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture; Dr. Krista Eiseman, assistant professor of animal science; Dr. Tammy Evetovich, interim chancellor; Kevin Ladwig, president of MSAB Capital; and Dr. Wayne Weber, interim provost.

DATCP, UW-Platteville announce new meat programming

Written By: Sam Otterson, Wisconsin DATCP | Published On: Nov 29, 2022 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy UW-Platteville and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced the Beginning a Career in the Meat Industry programming, a half-day course designed for college and high school students who want to learn more about careers in the meat sector.

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Students participate in annual Holiday Toy Hack, donating 55 modified toys

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Nov 28, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM Dozens of students from across all three colleges at UW-Platteville came together for the fifth annual Holiday Toy Hack, to modify electronic toys for children with special needs. Fifty students participated and ‘hacked’ 55 toys which will be donated to area families, organizations and clinics.

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School of Education instructors present at the National Rural Education Association convention

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Nov 28, 2022 | Featured in: Education Faculty from the School of Education delivered three presentations at the 2022 National Rural Education Association’s (NREA) Convention and Research Symposium.

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Howell returns to UW-Platteville, discusses importance of diversity and representation in mental health counseling

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Nov 18, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Brittany Howell, a licensed professional counselor, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Platteville and returned to her alma mater in December 2021, with the focus of providing counseling services to minority student populations.

December Forum

December LAE Faculty Forum to discuss knowledge and Nazism

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Nov 18, 2022 | Featured in: Humanities, Languages The College of Liberal Arts and Education Faculty Forum Series will end the year with a presentation on Thursday, Dec. 1 by Dr. Michael Sharkey titled “What does knowledge have to do with Nazism?”

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Students visit Taliesin to explore place-based education

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Nov 17, 2022 | Featured in: Education School of Education students enrolled in Community Based Learning recently traveled to architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin for a tour and lab day. The experience was a lesson in place-based education, which focuses on using students’ own communities, including the history, culture and environment, as a primary resource for learning.

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Clay Club to host 4th annual Empty Bowls, proceeds support local food pantries

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 17, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Arts & Culture The Clay Club at UW-Platteville is hosting the fourth annual Platteville Empty Bowls and Chili Cook-Off event on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Platteville City Hall Council Chambers. All proceeds support local food pantries.

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UW-Platteville Richland connects scholarship donors and students at reception

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Nov 16, 2022 | Featured in: Richland The Richland County Campus Foundation, which raises funds to give financial support to students at UW-Platteville Richland, hosted its first Donor Reception on campus since 2019. 

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UW-Platteville Foundation recognized with National Philanthropy Day Award

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 16, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Press Release The UW-Platteville Foundation was honored yesterday with the National Philanthropy Day Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Tri-State Chapter.

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M.S. Criminal Justice program named one of nation's best online master's degrees

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: Nov 15, 2022 | Featured in: Distance Education, Graduate Studies, Press Release, Law & Justice UW-Platteville's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program was recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Online Criminal Justice Master's programs in the nation by Online Schools Guide. The rankings were based on affordability and reputation.

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UW-Platteville dedicates Vietnam Veterans Memorial, honors students and alumni killed in action

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 11, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville dedicated a Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022. The memorial honors 12 UW-Platteville students and alumni who were killed in action in the Vietnam War. Nearly 300 people were in attendance at the dedication ceremony, including next of kin and friends of the 12 veterans being honored.


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Love of Learning lectures at UW-Platteville Richland continue Nov. 21

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Nov 11, 2022 | Featured in: Richland he next event in UW-Platteville Richland’s “Love of Learning” lecture series examines the art of investigation and deduction, and how the inquiring minds of real-life physicians and fictional detectives share some common ancestry. 

Cameron Pokorny

Pokorny, U.S. Presidential Scholar, finds next opportunities with UW-Platteville engineering

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Nov 10, 2022 | Featured in: STEM The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students, recognizing up to 161 students each year. Among the 2022 honorees is Cameron Pokorny, now a freshman software engineering major at UW-Platteville.

Jackson Hemming as Macbeth

Pioneer Players presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

Written By: Ann Dillon Farrelly | Published On: Nov 09, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “Macbeth.”  Performances are Nov. 16 at 11 a.m., Nov. 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. 

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Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite Comes to the Center for the Arts

Written By: Ann Farrelly | Published On: Nov 03, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture The Department of Performing and Visual Arts and the Performing Arts Series will present Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. Performed by Madison’s Darren Sterud Orchestra, the event will feature legendary jazz musician, LeRoy Jones.

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UW-Platteville named state's top university for online student services

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: Nov 01, 2022 | Featured in: Distance Education, Graduate Studies, Press Release UW-Platteville is being recognized as offering the best online student services in the state by Intelligent.com.

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American Players Theatre credits UW-Platteville senior design team with renovation project

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Oct 31, 2022 | Featured in: STEM In 2020, four senior design civil engineering students were tasked with the project of solving the parking lot concerns at the American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The students presented their findings to the company, not realizing a couple years later APT would be receiving a nearly $1 million Tourism Capital Investment Grant from the state to embark on those parking lot improvements.

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Annual November Show exhibition scheduled to open Nov. 6

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Oct 31, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture The Department of Performing and Visual Arts will host its annual November Show in the Art Building from Nov. 6 through Dec. 16, with an opening reception on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4-6 p.m.

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Richland Campus Fall Play 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' performances moved

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Oct 28, 2022 | Featured in: Richland Director Andrew Sharp hopes his adaptation of Betty Smith’s early-20th century novel “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” takes audiences back to a time and place that it’s easy to feel nostalgic about, but that also required a hardiness and honesty about life’s challenges.

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Former Chancellor House listed for sale

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Oct 28, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community The former University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor House, located at 895 W. Main St., is now listed for sale.

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Listening sessions added to chancellor search and screen

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Oct 26, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Chancellor Search The University of Wisconsin-Platteville chancellor search and screen committee has added listening sessions on each branch campus, adding to those already announced on the main campus. Sessions will be November 3 at UW-Platteville Richland and November 9 at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County.