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Update Coronavirus

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Mar 29, 2020 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County, Campus & Community, Richland The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority, especially in response the COVID-19. University officials have suspended face-to-face classes at UW-Platteville and shifted to alternative delivery of courses through the end of the 2020 spring semester. This applies to all three UW-Platteville campuses.

Kayla Golden

UW-Platteville student creates a community-wide mutual aid and care network

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Mar 27, 2020 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release Kayla Golden, a senior electrical engineering student at UW-Platteville, created the Platteville-area Mutual Aid and Collective Care Network – a support network for Platteville-area residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Q&A with Executive Education's Dr. Allison Tringale

Written By: Dave Schmitt | Published On: Mar 24, 2020 | Featured in: Executive Education Dr. Allison Tringale will be teaching Employee Engagement this spring for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Executive Education program.

Tammy Evetovich

Evetovich appointed as provost, vice chancellor

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Mar 23, 2020 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced that Dr. Tammy Evetovich has been appointed provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at UW-Platteville.

Kristina Navarro

UW-Platteville names new athletic director

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Mar 23, 2020 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is pleased to announce Dr. Kristina Navarro as the new director of athletics and assistant chancellor for sports administration.

Bob Bates

Alumnus invests in the future of engineering students through scholarship

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Mar 16, 2020 | Featured in: Alumni “The older you get the more you appreciate the opportunities you had at the university because you begin to see how fortunate you are to have attended UW-Platteville,” said Robert Bates ’70. Bates credits his educational experience at Wisconsin State University-Platteville in helping him create his civil engineering firm, Bates Engineering Inc., located in Denver, Colorado. Now, he’s making a long-term commitment to his alma mater through the endowed Bates Engineering Inc. scholarship.

Research in the Rotunda

Students present at Research in the Rotunda

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Mar 12, 2020 | Featured in: Research

Students, faculty and staff from all three University of Wisconsin-Platteville campuses filled the state capitol on Wednesday for the 17th annual Research in the Rotunda. Eight research teams represented the university and presented their findings with legislators, state leaders, alumni and the public.


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UW-Platteville Richland announces “Richland Promise” $500 minimum scholarship guarantee for all newly enrolled students

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Mar 11, 2020 | Featured in: Richland All new, full-time freshman students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland for the 2020-21 academic year will be eligible for at least a $500 scholarship from the Richland County Campus Foundation and will also be considered for other awards as well.

Student Event Organizers Wes Williams, Abby Doyle, Lauren Swanson and Laini Taylor

Students plan, lead Health and Human Performance Pre-Professional Conference

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Mar 11, 2020 | Featured in: Education & Wellness Four UW-Platteville health and human performance students recently planned and led the second annual “Health and Human Performance Pre-Professional Conference” for more than 140 students in the university’s Williams Fieldhouse.

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Forum to explore concept of ‘moral luck’ and its legal implications

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Mar 11, 2020 | Featured in: Law & Justice

Update, 4/16/2020: Due to safety and health concerns around COVID-19, this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure. A rescheduled date will be announced at a later time.


Sydney McDonald

McDonald gains critical skills during internships, prepares for social work career

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Mar 10, 2020 | Featured in: Psychology Ever since she arrived at UW-Platteville in September 2016, Sydney McDonald, a senior psychology major with a criminal justice minor, has pursued as many hands-on learning opportunities the university offered as she could. She knew that these experiences would enable her to gain the knowledge, skills and experience she needed to excel in her chosen field, social work.

Students working on engineering project

UW-Platteville to host big data and AI workshop

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Mar 10, 2020 | Featured in: STEM The UW-Platteville Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is partnering with OpenPOWER to present the Big Data and AI Workshop on Tuesday, April 7. Attendees will learn about the latest research and development on big data, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing.

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Students research prairie plant genetic diversity

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Mar 10, 2020 | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County, STEM, Research Ongoing work, involving students, in analyzing, cataloging, and sharing the DNA profiles of native grasses and other plant life in preserves and open spaces around Sauk County will aid prairie restoration efforts in communities across Wisconsin and in other regions as well. That’s according to research currently performed by University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County students Emily Forbush and Brooke Martin, who together are working to understand what grasses and plants make up a thriving prairie in the rocky and all-season conditions found near the campus.

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Biology students document a rarely seen species in Southwest Wisconsin

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Mar 06, 2020 | Featured in: Biology, Research Students and faculty at UW-Platteville are researching an animal that some Platteville residents might be surprised to learn they have in their own backyard – the southern flying squirrel.

James Valiga

Pioneer Spotlight: James Valiga

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Mar 06, 2020 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Geography When James (Jim) Valiga began teaching geography classes at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in fall 2013, his main goal was to pass on his life experience and knowledge. Each day, he strives to provide students with the knowledge, skills and support they need to succeed in their careers and be curious about the world.

Pictured left to right are RevaLu Ronnfeldt, Frances Tempesta, Hannah Frank and Michael Schneider.

Chemistry students to present research at state, national levels

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Mar 05, 2020 | Featured in: STEM, Research Four chemistry students are preparing to present their undergraduate research, learning biochemistry the write way: applying writing-to-learn in STEM, at three different events across the country, including Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C.

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Nguyen to present research on Vietnam economy

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Mar 05, 2020 | Featured in: Richland, Research Vietnam, Ha Nguyen’s home before enrolling at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, has undergone big structural economic change since the mid-1980s, when most market restrictions were lifted. She has performed a review of the Vietnamese government’s major economic policy changes over the last 30 years, and will share her research with legislators, state leaders, alumni and the public at the 17th annual Research in the Rotunda event.

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Pioneer Mock Trial Team wins Witness Award, more at regional tournament

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Mar 05, 2020 | Featured in: Law & Justice The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Mock Trial Team had an impressive showing at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament held recently in Wheaton, Illinois.

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UW-Platteville and Edgewood College Launch New Partnership

Written By: Ed Taylor, Edgewood College | Published On: Mar 04, 2020 | Featured in: Press Release, STEM UW-Platteville and Edgewood College are pleased to announce the Engineering Dual Degree, that will allow students to complete two degrees simultaneously. Students will earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics from Edgewood College, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering at UW-Platteville. The two institutions celebrated the agreement at a signing ceremony held today.

Brooke Kunkel and Monica Radtke examine the results of a DEXA scan.

Students to present research on health benefits of yoga at Research in the Rotunda

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Mar 04, 2020 | Featured in: Education & Wellness, Research University of Wisconsin-Platteville health and human performance students Brooke Kunkel, Ann Larson and Monica Radtke will present their research on the health benefits of yoga at the 17th annual Research in the Rotunda at the Capitol Building in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Students take first place and innovation award for cutting-edge technique at casting competition

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Mar 04, 2020 | Featured in: Industrial Studies, STEM Students in the American Foundry Society Club at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently topped their previous successes in a regional casting competition by not only taking a first-place finish, but also earning the competition’s Imagination in Metalcasting Award – a first in the competition’s history.

Dana Mueller conducts research

Mueller to present research on dopamine at Research in the Rotunda

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Mar 03, 2020 | Featured in: Psychology, Research Dana Mueller, a senior psychology major at UW-Platteville, will present her research on dopamine and utilitarian moral judgment at the 17th annual Research in Rotunda on Wednesday, March 11, at the Capitol Building in Madison, Wisconsin.

Pictured left to right are Jonas Wagner and Logan Shefchik.

Students to present disaster response applications at Research in the Rotunda

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Mar 02, 2020 | Featured in: STEM, Research Natural disasters are inevitable, but a group of students are researching how an application can assist with disaster response. Several students are collaborating with Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Mehdi Roopaei on their research topic, device analytics for disaster response applications.

Kayla golden

Golden’s research aims to advance transistor technology

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Mar 02, 2020 | Featured in: STEM, Research The race to create faster, smarter and smaller electronic devices has consumed the tech industry for decades, but is there a physical limit to just how small they can go? It is a question being explored in UW-Platteville's Material Fabrication and Nano Characterization Lab. Kayla Golden, a senior electrical engineering major, will present her research on nanoscale vacuum-channel field emission transistors at the annual UW System Research in the Rotunda event in Madison, Wisconsin.

Theron Parsons

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Theron Parsons

Written By: Laurie Hamer | Published On: Feb 28, 2020 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Psychology Dr. Theron Parsons, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 1996, teaches both clinical and non-clinical psychology courses. In addition to teaching full-time at the undergraduate level on campus, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses online for the university’s School of Education and Center for Distance Learning for more than 10 years.