University News

From left to right are Hannah Lemke and Kimberly Van Donsel.

School of Agriculture students present research posters at UW System Symposium

Written By: Dr. Kishore Joseph | Published On: May 18, 2022 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy, Research Two students from the School of Agriculture, Kimberly Van Donsel and Hannah Lemke, presented research posters at the University of Wisconsin System Symposium at UW-Whitewater last month. 

Fingerprint Research

Forensic investigation students conduct outdoor fingerprints research

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: May 17, 2022 | Featured in: Law & Justice Timothy Juedes, lecturer of criminal justice and forensic investigation, and a group of his students are investigating the longevity of fingerprints. The research is in its initial phase and is being conducted at the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House Outdoor Research Facility, where they are determining how long fingerprints can stay on surfaces outside and inside, while comparing results with climate data.

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Update Coronavirus

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: May 17, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community Be Safe, Be Strong. Be Pioneers. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority, especially in response the COVID-19. This site tracks all the messages sent to the university community since January, 2020 regarding our COVID-19 policies and any changes to our procedures.

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Robotics team wins world championship

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: May 16, 2022 | Featured in: STEM

The Robotics Club’s VEX U team at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville traveled to Dallas, Texas, on May 5 to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship, where they won the VEX U College and University Competition.


Kayla Murphy and Nathan Murrin

Two from UW-Platteville honored with Aspiring Educators awards

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: May 16, 2022 | Featured in: Education At a recent Aspiring Educators of Wisconsin Conference, two representatives from UW-Platteville were honored with awards for their commitment to the organization. Kayla Murphy, recruitment and retention coordinator for the School of Education, received the Devoted Chapter Advisor Award. Nathan Murrin, a junior English education major from McHenry, Illinois, received the Dedicated Student Leader Award.

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UW-Platteville celebrates 208th commencement, presenting the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: May 14, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community, Press Release UW-Platteville celebrated its 208th commencement, recognizing the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021. The two ceremonies took place on May 14 in the Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.

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Spirit Lake Review publishes 2022 edition

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: May 13, 2022 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County Spirit Lake Review, the literary magazine produced at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, celebrated its 19th edition with a return to an in-person launch event.

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UW-Platteville launches collaborative physician assistant program

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: May 11, 2022 | Featured in: Biology, Press Release, STEM After several years of planning, UW-Platteville's collaborative Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is officially open to applicants, with the first cohort scheduled to begin in summer 2023. The program will allow UW-Platteville students to earn a degree through UW-Madison’s nationally-recognized Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, while remaining on the UW-Platteville campus to complete the coursework.

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Fireworks, M lighting to celebrate commencement

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: May 10, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Baraboo Sauk County, Campus & Community, Richland To celebrate a special UW-Platteville commencement, the lighting of the M and fireworks are planned for this Saturday, May 14 around 9:15 p.m. The university will celebrate the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021

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Haasl publishes new book on computer simulation and genetics

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: May 10, 2022 | Featured in: Biology Dr. Ryan Haasl, associate professor of biology, recently published “Nature in Silico: Population Genetic Simulation and its Evolutionary Interpretation Using C++ and R” with Springer Nature, a leading scientific publisher.

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UW-Platteville to offer free PMI® memberships to students

Written By: Eric Herbst | Published On: May 09, 2022 | Featured in: Distance Education, Graduate Studies, Press Release Starting this May, UW-Platteville will participate in the Group Student Membership plan offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This collaboration provides free PMI memberships for all degree-seeking students in the Master of Science in Project Management program, and all other non-MSPM students enrolled in PROJMGT-prefixed courses. 

Deanna Horjus-Lang directs the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus and Community Choir.

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus and Community choir to perform benefit concert May 10

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: May 04, 2022 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County The UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus and Community Choir will give its first public performance since 2019, as a benefit concert for Ukrainian humanitarian relief at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Baraboo, on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m.  

UW-Platteville Cast in Steel Team

UW-Platteville takes grand prize in CastExpo competition

Written By: | Published On: May 03, 2022 | Featured in: Industrial Studies The UW-Platteville cast in steel team won the grand prize at the Steel Founders’ Society of America (SFSA) CastExpo 2022 Cast in Steel competition in Columbus, Ohio, on April 24.

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UW-Platteville team qualifies for SkillsUSA national competition

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: May 03, 2022 | Featured in: Industrial Studies The UW-Platteville TeamWorks team recently qualified for the Construction SkillsUSA national competition. Team members are Noelle Elfering, Brennan Sullivan, Jake Gathje and Henry James.

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UW-Platteville Richland Campus Road Rallye returns May 13

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: May 02, 2022 | Featured in: Richland Another campus tradition returns in person, as the annual Richland Road Rallye comes off the blocks and starts its engines on Friday, May 13 at UW-Platteville Richland. The event is a clue-solving, driving race at safe speeds that pits students, faculty, alumni and any other community members who want to test their knowledge of greater Richland County history and geography in a race to the finish line.

Women in STEM Mentor event

We Energies Foundation supports Women in STEM outreach and programming

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: May 02, 2022 | Featured in: Corporate Relations, Women in STEM, STEM

The We Energies Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Women in STEM program to support outreach and programming efforts. 

UW-Platteville’s nationally-recognized Women in STEM program offers many programs and events for young women and girls from fifth grade through college, in order to create a supportive community where women prosper at UW-Platteville and in their future.


School of Education Luncheon with Retired Teachers

School of Education alumni return to campus, share advice with future teachers

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: May 02, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Education In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, School of Education students have been learning from retired educators and helping to celebrate their careers.

Baird Miller teaching water aerobics

Recent grad makes a splash in the Platteville community

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Apr 27, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community, Psychology When Baird Miller came to UW-Platteville, the Madison, Wisconsin native and former competitive swimmer described himself as feeling “like a fish out of water.” However, his love for swimming opened up new, unexpected connections for him on campus and in the greater Platteville community.

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Alumnus, vice president of General Motors shares advice with students

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 27, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Industrial Studies UW-Platteville alumnus and Vice President of Electric Vehicle Excellence at General Motors Tim Herrick recently visited campus and shared advice with students from his 38 years with General Motors, many of which were spent in leadership roles. 

UW-Platteville Soils Team

UW-Platteville places third in national soils contest, Nollen qualifies for Team USA

Written By: Dr. Chris Baxter | Published On: Apr 26, 2022 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy The Collegiate Soils Team competed in the 60th Soil Science Society of America National Collegiate Soils Contest April 18-23, where they took home third place overall. Isaac Nollen placed in the top four and was chosen to be part of a four-member team representing the United States at the International Soils Competition in Scotland in June.

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Students take center stage as the annual One Act Festival returns

Written By: Ann Farrelly | Published On: Apr 26, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture The Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Pioneer Players will conclude their theatre season with the return of the annual One Act Festival: An Evening of Short Plays, May 5-7.

Liz Rehberg

Rehberg excels at Corteva Agriscience, UW-Platteville’s newest corporate sponsor

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 26, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Corporate Relations, Agriculture & Dairy Growing up on a small dairy farm in Northeast Wisconsin, Liz Rehberg, a 2010 graduate, always knew she would be involved in agriculture. Now, in her eighth year with Pioneer, Corteva Agriscience’s flagship seed brand, she has found her own way to help farmers.

Commencement

UW-Platteville to hold 208th commencement, celebrating the class of 2022 and graduates of 2020 and 2021

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Apr 25, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community, Press Release

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will celebrate the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 at the 208th commencement on Saturday, May 14. The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture ceremony, which will include graduate programs and associate degree candidates, will take place at 10 a.m.


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New athletic mentorship program to strengthen ties between athletics and academics

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 25, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community UW-Platteville announced a new program to strengthen the connection between athletics and academics. Launching this fall, the Athletic Mentor for the Pioneers (AMP) program will match faculty and academic staff mentors with athletic teams in order to enhance the experience of the 500-plus student-athletes on campus, as well as the greater university and Platteville community. 

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Continuing Education Institute announces partnership with Association for Supply Chain Management

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: Apr 25, 2022 | Featured in: Continuing, Press Release UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces a new partnership with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), a global leader in supply chain certification, in order to prepare learners to meet the ever-growing demand for well-trained and knowledgeable workers in the supply chain industry.

Marnie Dresser

‘Love of Learning’ lecture series relaunches at UW-Platteville Richland April 28

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Apr 22, 2022 | Featured in: Richland The “Love of Learning” lectures, a long tradition at UW-Platteville Richland, will return to campus on Thursday, April 28, when English Professor Marnie Dresser twice presents “Poetry on Purpose,”

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UW-Platteville reaffirms commitment to sustainability with Sesquicentennial Hall

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 21, 2022 | Featured in: Environment, STEM UW-Platteville is continuing its commitment to sustainability with the construction of its newest engineering building, Sesquicentennial Hall. Set to open this fall, it will be the university’s first building to seek certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s internationally-recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Development rating system, known as LEED.

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Construction management students place among the top in national competition

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 21, 2022 | Featured in: Industrial Studies A team of six construction management students recently competed in the 2022 National Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition, where they placed fifth overall.

Pictured left to right are Dr. Charles Steiner and Dr. Wayne Weber.

Interim provost, interim dean named

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Apr 20, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Tammy Evetovich, who becomes the university’s interim chancellor on June 1, announced that Dr. Wayne Weber will replace her as the interim provost and vice chancellor when she assumes the chancellor role. Dr. Charles Steiner has been selected to serve as the interim dean of the College of BILSA.

Bee Squad

UW-Platteville Bee Squad discusses importance of honeybees and native pollinators

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Apr 20, 2022 | Featured in: Biology, Environment The beekeeping season is underway, and the UW-Platteville Bee Squad is ready to observe honeybees and native pollinators across campus.

Eli Trast

Trast honored with ASCE Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Award

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Apr 20, 2022 | Featured in: STEM Eli Trast, a senior civil engineering major from Green Bay, Wisconsin, was recently honored with the 2022 Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student Award by the America Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wisconsin Section.

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Students take part in prescribed burns on campus

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 19, 2022 | Featured in: Environment Just in time for Earth Day, students had the opportunity to contribute to the stewardship of campus lands – an important part of the university’s commitment to sustainability. They did so by participating in prescribed burns across Memorial Park.

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Students compete in national agriculture judging contest

Written By: Dr. Kishore Joseph | Published On: Apr 18, 2022 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy Four members of the Agribusiness Club at UW-Platteville recently participated in the 2022 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference in North Platte, Nebraska.

Students in parade holding sustainability sign

UW-Platteville reflects on more than a decade of sustainability, students look toward future

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 18, 2022 | Featured in: Environment As the week of Earth Day kicks off, we take a look at UW-Platteville's role in sustainability both on and off campus over the years.

Todd Johnson

Johnson family makes record gift of $10 million to the Foundation for student scholarships

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 15, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Press Release In a ceremony today, Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced a monumental gift of $10 million from Todd and Susan Johnson – the largest gift to support the university in history. This transformational gift will establish the Capstan Scholarship Program, which will allow selected students to graduate debt free, providing scholarships covering full tuition, room, and board to students every year, beginning this fall.

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UW-Platteville Richland to hold first recognition ceremony for graduates since 2020

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Apr 15, 2022 | Featured in: Richland UW-Platteville Richland will hold a special celebration event, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m., to include all campus graduates who missed out on in-person recognition at the campus since 2020, alongside other end-of-year awards and local congratulations to the class of 2022.    

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UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County to hold first recognition ceremony for graduates since 2020

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Apr 15, 2022 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will hold a special celebration event on Saturday, May 7 at 4 p.m., to include all campus graduates who missed out on in-person recognition at the campus since 2020, alongside other end-of-year awards and local congratulations to the class of 2022. 

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Campus spring play 'Time Flies' by David Ives runs April 21-24

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Apr 15, 2022 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County The company of student and community actors and crew at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will present “Time Flies” by David Ives.

Baraboo Sauk County Campus

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County to host employment fair in partnership with Wisconsin DWD

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Apr 15, 2022 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County Over 30 employers and the Department of Workforce Development will help job seekers match with employers from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the employment fair at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. 

Shan Sappleton, Doug Adams

Sappleton, Adams co-publish in The Professional Educator

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 13, 2022 | Featured in: Political Science, Education The work of two UW-Platteville faculty members, Dr. Shan Sappleton and Dr. Douglas Adams, was recently published in The Professional Educator, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal.

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UW-Platteville announces renewable housing and dining grant for eligible freshmen

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Apr 12, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release UW-Platteville announced a new housing and dining grant for select incoming freshmen, offering them total potential savings of $4,000 across their four years of attendance.

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UW-Platteville Reaffirmed as PMI Global Accreditation Center University

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: Apr 11, 2022 | Featured in: Distance Education, Graduate Studies, Press Release To demonstrate that UW-Platteville is preparing students for the rapidly growing and highly demanded field of project management, the Master of Science in Project Management program has been reaffirmed by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) through 2027.

Duane Elfering

Technology Education program introduces new coordinator

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Apr 08, 2022 | Featured in: Industrial Studies

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Technology Education program recently welcomed a new coordinator. Duane Elfering started full-time as the technology education coordinator last fall after first joining the university in 2020 as an adjunct professor in Construction Management.


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M.S. in Integrated Supply Chain Management program renews credential transfer agreements

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: Apr 08, 2022 | Featured in: Distance Education, Graduate Studies, Press Release The Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program has renewed agreements on accepting professional credits transfers from two industry leaders in supply chain management certifications. The agreements affirm the quality of these certifications and allow another avenue for students to join UW-Platteville’s online master’s program.

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UW-Platteville announces initiative to expand industry engagement in higher education

Written By: Gaile Schwickrath | Published On: Apr 08, 2022 | Featured in: STEM With sights set on creating enduring change in higher education, seven universities, including UW-Platteville, are launching a transformation of industry engagement in higher education. The intent is to help advisory boards move from a traditional advisory role to an active partnership in engineering education with a goal of helping institutions advance an entrepreneurial mindset in engineers.

Dr. Tammy Evetovich

Provost Tammy Evetovich named interim chancellor of UW-Platteville

Written By: UW System | Published On: Apr 07, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo today named Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Tammy Evetovich as interim chancellor of UW-Platteville. Evetovich will begin that position June 1.

Grace Trenkamp

Trenkamp researches Native American boarding school era in the Midwest, presents project to U.S. national park

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Apr 07, 2022 | Featured in: Environment, History, Research Grace Trenkamp recently completed her capstone project titled, “Native American Boarding Schools and Cemeteries (Midwest),” shedding light to the injustices Indigenous people faced in the 19th and 20th century.

What Were you Wearing Exhibit

Campus gallery exhibit examines perceptions of sexual assaults

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Apr 06, 2022 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County “What Were You Wearing,” an art exhibit showing clothing and accessories recreated from the stories of survivors of sexual assault, will be on display in the Schwalbach Art Gallery on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus from April 4-15.

UW-Platteville Richland Campus

Richland Promise scholarship extended to sophomore year

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Apr 06, 2022 | Featured in: Richland The Richland County Campus Foundation has pledged to continue funding its $1,200 first-year Richland Promise minimum scholarship guarantee for a student’s second year at UW-Platteville Richland.

Nathan Murrin

Murrin leads UW-Platteville Aspiring Educators chapter, selected to attend national conference

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Apr 05, 2022 | Featured in: Education Nathan Murrin, a junior English education major from McHenry, Illinois, is leading a community of future educators through the UW-Platteville Aspiring Educators chapter.