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Board of Regents approves new UW-Platteville programs

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Dec 09, 2019 | Featured in: Press Release

To offer a wider array of programs to its students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville added three new offerings. The two undergraduate degrees and one graduate program were approved by the UW System Board of Regents Friday during its meeting at UW-Whitewater.


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UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships expands opportunities

Written By: Kristine Zaballos, UW-Whitewater | Published On: Dec 06, 2019 | Featured in: Press Release, STEM An agreement, signed on Thursday, Dec. 5, will offer UW-Platteville Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering to more students in the region through UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships, and makes UW-Whitewater at Rock County an official UW-PEP Site.

James Wright

Gift to the Wright Center to enhance experience for non-traditional, veteran students

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Dec 06, 2019 | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community, Veterans A recent $143,000 gift from the family of Robert “Bob” and James Wright will enhance opportunities offered at UW-Platteville's Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students.

Nancy Turner

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Turner

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Dec 06, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, History Dr. Nancy Turner has been a professor of history at UW-Platteville since fall 1996. She teaches the first half of an introductory course in world civilizations as well as upper-level courses in medieval and renaissance Europe and the histories of European women, the modern Middle East, the British Isles and western science.

Research

An eye-opening experience: undergraduate research at UW-Platteville

Written By: Jane Halpern | Published On: Dec 02, 2019 | Featured in: STEM, Research UW-Platteville undergraduates have the opportunity to assist in research almost from the moment they arrive, building key skills and gaining real-world experience which helps them stand apart from the crowd.

Jodi Halverson

Pioneer Spotlight: Jodi Halverson

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 02, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community Jodi Halverson is a UW-Platteville alumna and lead teacher at the UW-Platteville Children’s Center.

Commencement

UW-Platteville to celebrate 203rd commencement

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Dec 02, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will mark its 203rd commencement on Saturday, Dec. 14. The three ceremonies will take place inside Williams Fieldhouse.

Sydney Groen

Connecting students to their rural community

Written By: Ashley McFadden | Published On: Nov 26, 2019 | Featured in: Alumni

As the oldest of four siblings, alumna Sydney Groen ’17 has in many ways always been a teacher. Her strong sense of family and home is one of the reasons why Groen lives and teaches in the rural village of Warren, Illinois, where she specializes in Agriculture Education.


Crops Team

UW-Platteville Crops Team places second in nationals

Written By: Roger Higgs | Published On: Nov 26, 2019 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy The UW-Platteville Crops Team recently placed second in both the Kansas City (86th annual) and Chicago (91st annual) Collegiate Crops Contests.

Tera Montgomery

Grant supports opening of Dairy Pilot Plant, student-run business

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 26, 2019 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy Ice cream will soon be the next product made and sold by students on the UW-Platteville campus. A recent grant from the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America will support the opening of UW-Platteville’s Dairy Pilot Plant and the creation of a student-run ice cream production business.

Holly Attenborough

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Holly Attenborough

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 22, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM A chance meeting with a high school math teacher led Dr. Holly Attenborough to pursue the field of mathematics. She joined UW-Platteville in 2013 as assistant professor of mathematics, and has already earned several recognitions, including the 2018 UW-Platteville Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2017 UW System Wisconsin Teaching Fellow Award.

Students working at Children's Center

Education majors engage preschoolers with theme-based dioramas

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Nov 21, 2019 | Featured in: Education & Wellness Thirty UW-Platteville teacher candidates recently implemented an effective teaching strategy by creating theme-based dioramas and sharing them with Pre-K children enrolled in the university’s Children Center.

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UW-Platteville and Madison College formalize three agreements

Written By: Bill Bessette, Madison College | Published On: Nov 21, 2019 | Featured in: Biology, Press Release, STEM In a move that will benefit students from both institutions, Madison College and UW-Platteville signed three partnership agreements today that will provide clear pathways and transfer opportunities in the areas of engineering, biotechnology and veterinary technician.

Ropes Course

Pioneers help students with visual impairments experience Ropes and Challenge course

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Nov 21, 2019 | Featured in: Education & Wellness In the seventh year of collaboration between the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and UW-Platteville, Health and Human Performance students recently had an opportunity to lead students from WCBVI through the university’s Ropes and Challenge course in Williams Fieldhouse.

Elissa doing fieldwork

Granger overcomes critical health issue, prepares for teaching career

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Nov 20, 2019 | Featured in: Education & Wellness Elissa (Bahr) Granger is a senior middle level education major with a minor in natural science. This December, the Platteville native will be one step closer to making her dream come true when she walks across the stage at commencement, accepts her diploma and begins applying for teaching positions in Platteville and the surrounding area.

Museum exhibit

UW-Platteville exhibit on African American history to open at Grant County History Museum

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Nov 18, 2019 | Featured in: History On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Grant County History Museum will unveil a window exhibit on African American history that six UW-Platteville students and a faculty member helped research and build.

Hearts of Glass

Screening of award-winning documentary to explore themes of innovation, inclusivity

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 18, 2019 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy, Education & Wellness UW-Platteville will present a screening of the award-winning documentary “Hearts of Glass,” followed by a discussion with the film director and producer, Jennifer Tennican, on Thursday, Dec. 5. The free event is open to the public and will be held in Room 103, Doudna Hall from 4-6 p.m.

Distinguished Lecture

Bernice King is 2020 Distinguished Lecturer

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Nov 18, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community Dr. Bernice A. King, the executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (the King Center) is the 2020 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distinguished Lecturer.

Donovan Nathaniel

Milwaukee native makes transition from player to coach, recruiter

Written By: Jason Piddington | Published On: Nov 15, 2019 | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community Donovan Nathaniel, team captain of the 2018 Pioneer football team and winner of the prestigious George Chryst Award his senior year, made the transition from student-athlete to assistant football coach for the Pioneers.

STEM Night

Education students offer unique Family STEM Night

Written By: Jodean Grunow, Laurie Hamer | Published On: Nov 15, 2019 | Featured in: Education & Wellness, STEM In a unique, collaborative effort, 34 UW-Platteville education students teamed with numerous staff members from Highland (Wisconsin) Elementary School to offer Highland Family STEM Night for more than 100 students and their families at the elementary school.

Linda Mulroy-Bowden with award

Mulroy-Bowden honored with distinguished service award

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 14, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release

Linda Mulroy-Bowden, executive director of student life and development at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently received the prestigious William B. Sweet Distinguished Service Award from the Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers. The award is the organization’s highest honor.


MCIC

Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference to return to UW-Platteville in February

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 12, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release The Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will return to UW-Platteville Feb. 27-28, 2020. The conference offers an opportunity for participants to strengthen their capacity to understand, support and elevate their identities and the identities of others. The conference was held consecutively from 2011-2014, drawing, at times, nearly 1,000 attendees from across the Midwest.

Horrific Crime Scene revisited Event

UW-Platteville Horrific Crime Scene Revisited exhibit offers mystery, intrigue

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Nov 12, 2019 | Featured in: Law & Justice UW-Platteville students, faculty and staff and Platteville community members helped solve a simulated crime at the ninth annual Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event held recently at Rountree Gallery in Platteville.

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UW-Platteville hosts 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Nov 12, 2019 | Featured in: Press Release The Department of Mathematics hosted its 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest on Nov. 6. Nearly 800 students from 33 high schools in the tri-state area competed.

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Division of Professional Studies to host divisional open house

Written By: Eric Herbst | Published On: Nov 11, 2019 | Featured in: Press Release On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Division of Professional Studies will host an open house and block party showcasing its many offerings to the public.