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Paul Erickson

Pioneer Spotlight: Paul Erickson leads communications at UW-Platteville

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

Paul Erickson has more than 30 years of experience working in the communications industry. Since 1996, he’s been a part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, first working as the sports information director and now as the director of Communications and public information officer.


Acoustic Eidolon

Performing Arts Series announces new season

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Aug 20, 2019 | Featured in: Press Release, Arts & Culture

“I am so proud of this year’s 2019-20 Performing Arts Series,” said Ian Dreger, interim director of Event Services at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The new season will connect with people of all ages ranging from vocal, jazz, comedy, Broadway, instrumental, chamber, one-man show and dance.


Amanda Tucker

Tucker selected for 2019 Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Aug 19, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

Dr. Amanda Tucker, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was named one of three recipients across the UW System of the 2019 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.


Lisa Naderman

Pioneer Spotlight: Lisa Naderman, two-time alumna, brings expertise to campus

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Aug 16, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

Lisa Naderman has seen almost all sides of UW-Platteville, having earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, coaching, teaching, and working as an admission advisor for both on-campus and online students. Her husband and her two daughters are establishing even more roots in Southwest Wisconsin, building a new home in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.


Soma Chattopadhyay

Chattopadhyay receives innovations in tech award

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Aug 15, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM

Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of chemistry, is introducing her proposal, integrating computational chemistry into the undergraduate chemistry curriculum with the web-based interface program WebMO.


nature based learning

Date set for nature-based early learning forum

Written By: Tammy Bradley | Published On: Aug 15, 2019 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County, Child Care

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced today that early learning educators and childcare operators from around the state will come together on Saturday, Oct. 26 for a day of learning provided by the “Wonder Guides” of the Wisconsin Nature Action Collaborative for Children.


Scott Melin

Melin receives Wisconsin Teaching Fellow award

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Aug 12, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering Dr. Scott Melin said it’s an honor to be selected to the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program.


Ian Dreger

Pioneer Spotlight: Ian Dreger leads Event Services

Written By: Kristie Chipera | Published On: Aug 09, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

Ian Dreger, interim director of Event Services, came to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2013 as a resident director in the Department of Residence Life. After interning and working at a number of colleges and universities, Dreger immediately felt at home at UW-Platteville.


Students holding pigs

$250,000 swine education fund gift will enhance student experience

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 08, 2019 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy

Dr. Charles Heidenreich first left his mark on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville when he joined the university in 1966 to teach and help grow Pioneer Farm. Now, more than half a century later, Heidenreich’s impact on the university’s agriculture programs is continuing to grow thanks to a $250,000 endowed gift.  


Robotics class

UW-Platteville starts early with STEM education

Written By: Jessica Munz | Published On: Aug 07, 2019 | Featured in: Youth

On July 8-11, two courses, Mission: Robots and LEGO Robotics, were hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville by the Continuing Education Institute, College for Kids and Middle University.


restoring headstone

Celebrating Rachel: Students in summer history course research African American history

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Aug 05, 2019 | Featured in: History, Research

Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at UW-Platteville, and a small group of students in his summer history course, The History of Wisconsin, recently helped repair and restore Rachel's headstone (an enslaved African American) at Hillside Cemetery in Platteville.


Kim Sargent

Sargent honored with Woman of the Year Award

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 05, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM

Kim Sargent has been supporting women students in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for about eight years. She is now being honored with the university’s 2019 Carol Sue Butts Woman of the Year Award.


Diana Blindert

Pioneer Spotlight: Diana Blindert provides value and service to campus

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Aug 01, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

Diana Blindert entered the printing and publishing industry after she graduated from high school and was hired by the Platteville Journal and Mastercraft Press. During her 23 years at the company she learned the newspaper and printing business from the ground up. She said it gave her a well-rounded understanding of the industry.


2019 Spring Initiation

Kappa Delta Pi chapter honored for educational excellence

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Aug 01, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Education & Wellness

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Kappa Delta Pi Iota Rho Chapter was one of the honored recipients of the 2018-19 Membership Chapter Program Award, presented by Kappa Delta Pi.


Seneida Biendarra and Brian Tuttle receive first place in the WiSys Innovation Showcase for their rock-climbing innovation, "Skillzboard."

Students and faculty shine at research and innovation symposium

Written By: Craig Sauer, WiSys | Published On: Aug 01, 2019 | Featured in: Press Release, Research

Nearly 50 University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, staff and faculty – the largest contingent from any UW System school – recently attended WiSys’ annual two-day research and innovation symposium, where they took home the most student awards from the event.


Dr. Kyle Horne

Horne receives Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Jul 30, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

Surprised and satisfied is how Dr. Kyle Horne, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, described his reaction when he found out he received the 2019 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.


Muthu Venkateshwaran

Venkateshwaran honored with advising award

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Jul 26, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

Dr. Muthu Venkateshwaran, associate professor of crop physiology and molecular biology in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Agriculture, was selected to receive the university’s 2019 Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award.


Kaley Mumma working in Glenview Commons rooftop garden

Community-agriculture partnerships at root of new internship

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Jul 25, 2019 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy

From working with greenhouses and small businesses to vendors at the farmer’s market, Kaley Mumma’s summer internship is providing a variety of experiences, all grounded in the same goal: to build stronger relationships among the community and local green businesses and food producers. 


Students at the Pacific ocean in Santa Monica, California

Students travel west to pursue 'educational adventure'

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jul 25, 2019 | Featured in: Geography

“This field experience was the most influential, memorable class that I have ever taken. Being able to see and experience nature and its history in such a hands-on way was a completely new learning experience for me. A trip like this is the best educational adventure that a school could possibly offer students.”


Dr. Chris Schulenburg

Schulenburg receives Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jul 22, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

Dr. Chris Schulenburg, professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has earned the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. The award is presented annually to a tenure-track or tenured faculty member who has made distinguished contributions to the mission of UW-Platteville.


Big Fish

Platteville Summer Arts Festival presents ‘Big Fish’

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jul 18, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Arts & Culture

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visuals Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will present the musical “Big Fish.”


Industry 4.0 Impact on Manufacturing Workforce conference

UW-Platteville strengthens industry partnerships

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Jul 16, 2019 | Featured in: Industrial Studies, Business & Leadership

As part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s goal to build strategic partnerships with industry in Wisconsin, a group of faculty and staff members – from multiple disciplines across campus – recently participated in the Industry 4.0 Impact on Manufacturing Workforce conference, sponsored by the NEW Manufacturing Alliance.


Jeffrey Strange

Strange honored with Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jul 12, 2019 | Featured in: Campus & Community

Jeffrey Strange, associate professor of theatre, resident scenic and lighting designer and technical director of the Center for the Arts Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was recently honored with the university’s third annual Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award.


Brandon Larsen and Parker Debroux look at a map of the commemorative plaque acknowledging the slave trade triangle that allowed Richmond to be one of the wealthiest cities in the South.

Education students gain knowledge about Civil War during field experience in Virginia

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jul 11, 2019 | Featured in: History, Education & Wellness

Six University of Wisconsin-Platteville education students recently gained knowledge about the American Civil War at the “Civil War 101 Teachers Institute” at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia.


Left to right: Olivia Saucedo, Lindsey Bollig, Ashley Reuter and Dana Maxwell. Back row: Jacob Nachtigal and Samantha Christian.

Hooked on Books' benefits pre-service teachers, English language learners

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Jul 11, 2019 | Featured in: Languages, Education & Wellness

Seven University of Wisconsin-Platteville pre-service teachers gained experience working with seven elementary-aged English language learners, thanks to “Hooked on Books,” an after-school reading program held this spring at Westview Elementary School in Platteville.