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Work with the KEEN Network fosters entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Oct 21, 2019 | Featured in: STEM The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is building its relationship with KEEN – a nationwide network of engineering institutions dedicated to advancing engineering education – and the collaboration brings many benefits to students and faculty, according to Dr. Jessica Fick, associate professor of mechanical engineering.

Caden Stindt

Caden Stindt stands out as two-time Rocket League champion

Written By: Eric Herbst | Published On: Oct 21, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community Despite recently starting his Junior year, Caden Stindt is already making a name for himself at UW-Platteville – but it isn’t in the usual academic, athletic or artistic circles one might expect. Instead, Stindt’s rising fame is due to his remarkable achievement of being crowned a Rocket League® tournament champion – not once, but twice in a row.

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Ericksons’ major gift to support future Pioneers

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Oct 21, 2019 | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community Higher education has been a significant part of Jon and Dr. Tori Erickson’s lives, and their recently announced planned gift to support UW-Platteville scholarships will help ensure it is also a part of the lives of future generations of Pioneers. Their estate gift is among the largest bequests the university has ever received. The Ericksons were honored during the Homecoming celebration this past weekend.

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Distance Education Alumni board sponsors Virtual 5K

Written By: Cheryl Lange | Published On: Oct 21, 2019 | Featured in: Press Release The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Education Alumni Board puts a unique spin on a 5K with their Virtual Distance Dash 5K Run/Walk and Anti-5K.

Leigh Monhardt

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Leigh Monhardt

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Oct 18, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Education & Wellness Dr. Leigh Monhardt, associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, joined the university in 2007 and teaches all of the elementary and secondary science methods courses offered by the university’s School of Education, including two STEM-integrated science courses.

Alex Lund and Grace Faulkner won the Sherwin William's design contest.

Pioneers place first in American Marketing Association competition

Written By: Garrison Ledbury | Published On: Oct 17, 2019 | Featured in: Business & Leadership Two UW-Platteville business students placed first in the annual American Marketing Association regional conference, hosted by UW-Whitewater.

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Collegiate Soils Team takes top honors at recent competition

Written By: Dr. Chris Baxter | Published On: Oct 14, 2019 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Collegiate Soils Team competed in the 63rd annual Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest Oct. 9–12. The event was held in Portage County, Wisconsin, and was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


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Talk on area surface water quality to be held at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Oct 14, 2019 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County, STEM Professor Stephen Swallen, of UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, will be joined by Serge Koenig, of the Sauk County Department of Conservation, Planning, and Zoning to discuss their ongoing study of surface water quality in Sauk County at the campus library on Friday, Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m.

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Celik’s research aims to make solar technology more sustainable

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Oct 11, 2019 | Featured in: STEM In recent years, the United States has witnessed a boom in solar energy use, as trends toward sustainable living grow. But how environmentally-friendly is solar technology when it reaches the end of its life cycle? That is the question Dr. Ilke Celik, assistant professor of sustainability and renewable energy systems, and a team of researchers are hoping to address.

Leah Ball as Janet Weiss, Logan Eigenberger as Frank N Furter, and Jon Hutson as Brad Majors.

Come to the lab and see what’s on the slab at the Pioneer Players’ production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

Written By: Madison Harbour | Published On: Oct 11, 2019 | Featured in: Arts & Culture The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will begin their 2019-20 season with the cult classic musical, “The Rocky Horror Show.”

Katherine Caywood

Pioneer Spotlight: Katharine Caywood

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Oct 11, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community Katherine Caywood is the digital marketing manager at UW-Platteville, a newly created position in the Marketing department. Caywood ’10 is an alumna of UW-Platteville and credits her degree in fine arts with leading her to the marketing field.

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Pioneer Day of Giving generates over $121,000 for student support

Written By: Megan Hinderman | Published On: Oct 10, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community Thanks to the generous donations of hundreds of alumni, faculty and staff, and other friends of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the UW-Platteville Foundation raised over $121,000 with its annual Day of Giving.

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Strobl joins international team, shares policy ideas with UK Parliament

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Oct 10, 2019 | Featured in: Law & Justice Dr. Staci Strobl, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been asked to join an international team of scholars convened by the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianization project, based at the Richardson Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Lancaster in Lancashire, England.

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UW Dairy Innovation Hub seeks solutions to challenges facing Wisconsin dairy industry

Written By: UW System | Published On: Oct 09, 2019 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy From improving human nutrition to assuring clean water to growing the farm economy while caring for animals, the Dairy Innovation Hub will harness the intellectual and creative power of three University of Wisconsin institutions to address the most complex challenges facing the state’s dairy industry.

Nicholas Drott

Alumnus credits restorative justice experience for career success

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Oct 09, 2019 | Featured in: Alumni, Law & Justice

There are moments in life when a decision to explore something new turns out to be life-changing, both personally and professionally.


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UW-Platteville hosts Wellness Day for 190 elementary students

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Oct 09, 2019 | Featured in: Education & Wellness Eleven physical education students recently planned, implemented and continued a 10-year tradition, Wellness Day, for 190 first- and second-grade students from Platteville School District at the university’s Bo-Ryan Court.

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UW-Platteville awarded Dubuque Racing Association grant

Written By: Mike Gau | Published On: Oct 09, 2019 | Featured in: Press Release The UW-Platteville Division of Professional Studies was recently awarded a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association. Funds will help upgrade video conference equipment to outfit a conference room that is frequently used for meetings held among on-campus and remote participants.

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UW-Platteville to honor alumni at Homecoming

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Oct 07, 2019 | Featured in: Alumni UW-Platteville will honor its 2019 Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at the University Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall. The ceremony is part of the university’s annual Homecoming celebration weekend.

All-American Contest held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Pioneers place high in dairy judging competitions

Written By: Garrison Ledbury | Published On: Oct 07, 2019 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy Students of the UW-Platteville Dairy Judging Team excelled in three recent competitions.

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UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Oct 04, 2019 | Featured in: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be celebrating Homecoming week from Oct. 13-19 with the theme, “Pioneering Music through the Years.”

Tim Juedes

Pioneer Spotlight: Timothy Juedes

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Oct 04, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Law & Justice Tim Juedes, a lecturer of criminal justice, is a UW-Platteville alumnus and has taught forensic investigation courses at the university since spring 2015. His specialties are fingerprint analysis and criminalistics.

Paulette Jordan

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture to feature Paulette Jordan of Coeur d’Alene Nation

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Oct 03, 2019 | Featured in: History

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of History will host its fifth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture on Monday, Oct. 14 in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall, UW-Platteville, from 6-7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.


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School of Business students study abroad in Germany

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Oct 01, 2019 | Featured in: International, Business & Leadership This summer, Les Hollingsworth, director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Business, led a short-term faculty-led study abroad program to Hochschule Rhein Main in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Pennycress research in lab

Idea of turning common weeds into aviation fuel takes flight

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Oct 01, 2019 | Featured in: STEM, Research The next big idea in green energy may stem from a common Midwestern weed called pennycress, and faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are contributing to this cutting-edge research.

Dr. Hao Chen

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Hao Chen connects marketing with the modern media age

Written By: Garrison Ledbury | Published On: Sep 27, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Business & Leadership

Dr. Hao Chen is celebrating his 10th year at UW-Platteville. Chen found his love of media and advertising at malls in his childhood when living in China. Visiting stores with his parents exposed him to the colorful and eye-catching world of visual marketing, and later, the influence of digital media in relation to business.