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UW-Platteville, NICC sign three new transfer agreements for students pursuing agriculture

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Oct 06, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release, Agriculture & Dairy UW-Platteville and Northeast Iowa Community College recently signed three new articulation agreements that will streamline transfer opportunities for students pursuing agriculture. 

Students view Jason Briggs’ work, currently on display in Nohr Gallery until Oct. 10.

UW-Platteville to welcome visiting artist, ceramicist Jason Briggs

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Oct 05, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture The UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts will welcome ceramic artist Jason Briggs on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7 for two days of live demonstrations, an artist lecture and discussions with students. 

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UW-Platteville receives silver military friendly designation

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Oct 04, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release UW-Platteville has been named a 2022-23 Military Friendly School. The university has participated in the Military Friendly survey for the past three years, each year being granted the designation of Military Friendly School.

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UW-Platteville unveils new computer engineering program

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Oct 03, 2022 | Featured in: STEM New this fall, UW-Platteville is now offering a degree in computer engineering. Previously offered as an emphasis under electrical engineering, this new program will prepare students for in-demand careers in an expanding industry.

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UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming week

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Sep 30, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community, Press Release UW-Platteville will start Homecoming week on Sunday, Oct. 9, with celebrations ending at the lighting of the “M” on Saturday, Oct. 15. This year’s theme is “Haunted Homecoming.” The week will be filled with student activities, athletic events, alumni reunions and Pioneer pride.

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Next Love of Learning Lecture focuses on pre-Renaissance artists

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Sep 29, 2022 | Featured in: Richland A pair of sometimes-overlooked Renaissance artists will be the focus of the next Love of Learning lecture at UW-Platteville Richland on Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

Adam Stanley and David Gillota

LAE faculty forum set for October, explores the vampire in European culture

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Sep 29, 2022 | Featured in: History, Humanities

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education opens the 2022-23 season of the LAE Faculty Forum Series on Thursday, Oct. 6 with Dr. Adam Stanley’s presentation of “How the Undead Came Alive: The Vampire in European Culture” with Dr. David Gillota, associate professor in the English department, as the respondent.


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Nyairo explores increasing local food to university, promotes sustainability

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 29, 2022 | Featured in: Dairy Innovation Hub, Environment, STEM Dr. Risper Nyairo is working to change the future of sustainability in the Platteville area, which starts in part by reconstructing the past. Nyairo is conducting a feasibility study on the potential of linking more local producers to the university’s Dining Services, in order to increase local food offerings and promote sustainable practices within the local watershed. 

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Alumni Association to recognize distinguished and outstanding alumni award winners during Homecoming weekend

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Sep 28, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Press Release UW-Platteville will celebrate its 2022 Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at the Alumni Association Awards on Friday, Oct. 14 in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts at 5 p.m.

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UW-Platteville to host Indigenous Peoples’ Day, guest speaker Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Sep 28, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, History, Arts & Culture UW-Platteville invites the campus community and the public to the eighth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture, featuring Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel who will share the message of “Running for Justice.”

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Pioneer Players kick off their season with Aaron Posner’s 'Life Sucks'

Written By: Ann Farrelly | Published On: Sep 28, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will open their 2022-2023 season with Madison-native Aaron Posner’s “Life Sucks.” Performances are Oct. 5-9.

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Hollingsworth to serve on state superintendent’s advisory council

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 27, 2022 | Featured in: Education Dr. Lindsay Hollingsworth, interim director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education, was invited to serve as a member of the Advisory Council on Rural Schools, Libraries and Communities on behalf of Wisconsin State Superintendent Dr. Jill K. Underly. 

Becca Bartusewich (left), advising manager for the Office of Professional Program Support, participated in an archaeological dig.

Back to the past: UW-Platteville advising manager embarks on archaeological mission abroad

Written By: Eric Herbst | Published On: Sep 26, 2022 | Featured in: Distance Education, STEM There’s more to Becca Bartusewich than meets the eye. In addition to being an instructor, most know her as the advising manager for the Office of Professional Program Support, but she is also an archaeologist at heart.

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State-sponsored Dairy Innovation Hub funds third round of research grants at UW-Platteville

Written By: Maria Woldt, Dairy Innovation Hub Program Manager | Published On: Sep 26, 2022 | Featured in: Dairy Innovation Hub, Agriculture & Dairy UW-Platteville recently awarded five faculty research fellowships to help increase dairy-related research capacity through the Dairy Innovation Hub initiative. Selected faculty members will tackle research projects in the Hub’s four priority areas: stewarding land and water resources; enriching human health and nutrition; ensuring animal health and welfare; and growing farm business and communities.

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UW-Platteville Online advisor earns statewide recognition

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: Sep 23, 2022 | Featured in: Distance Education, Graduate Studies, Press Release For 20 years, Academic Advisor Joanna Muller has helped students reach their educational goals. On Sept. 29, that hard work will be officially recognized on the statewide stage when the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA) awards Muller the Advising Excellence Award.

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UW-Platteville, Madison College sign transfer agreements

Written By: Bill Bessette, Madison College | Published On: Sep 22, 2022 | Featured in: Industrial Studies, Press Release, Business & Leadership, Law & Justice UW-Platteville and Madison College celebrated the signing of three new transfer agreements between the schools, involving the programs of business management, construction management and criminal justice.

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Christiansen gains knowledge on renewable resources at Pierce Manufacturing

Written By: Jason Piddington | Published On: Sep 22, 2022 | Featured in: STEM Caleb Christiansen spent his summer interning with Pierce Manufacturing, where he had a chance to learn more about its electric fire truck – a perfect fit for his interest in renewable energy careers.

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New director looks to reinvigorate orchestral music in the community

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 21, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture Megan Maddaleno is beginning her first full academic year as director of orchestral activities at UW-Platteville and said she is looking forward to expanding the UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra and enhancing its presence in the Platteville community. 

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UW-Platteville sees 13% increase in freshman class

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 21, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release UW-Platteville announced its preliminary fall enrollment estimates, which include 1,430 students in the new freshman class – a 13% increase over last year.

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NSF grants $1.5 million for new civil and environmental engineering scholarship program

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 20, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release, STEM UW-Platteville is the recipient of a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, which will create a unique scholarship program for civil and environmental engineering students and help bring an increased focus on equity in infrastructure to the field.

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UW-Platteville to dedicate Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 19, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release UW-Platteville will dedicate a new Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. The memorial will honor 12 UW-Platteville students and alumni killed in action.

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Engineering alumnus turns imagination into reality with custom playgrounds

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 13, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, STEM UW-Platteville alumnus Tommy Jacobs spends his days bringing people’s imagination to life. As a custom lead design engineer at Landscape Structures, in Delano, Minnesota, it’s his job to take clients’ most creative ideas for playgrounds and turn them into reality. 

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Visual Arts program presents ‘The Figure in Multiple Dimensions’ exhibit

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 12, 2022 | Featured in: Arts & Culture

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Visual Arts program will present “The Figure in Multiple Dimensions,” featuring works by professional artists Amy Fichter, Jason Ruhl and Jason Briggs in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall. The exhibition will run from Sept. 7 through Monday, Oct. 17, with an opening reception on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


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Fall Engineering Seminar Series announced

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Sep 12, 2022 | Featured in: STEM The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is bringing real-world engineering projects to students, faculty and friends of the university with the fall 2022 EMS Engineering Seminar Series. Free and open to the public, the series will highlight five engineering projects and insight from experts in the field.

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UW-Platteville wraps up inaugural summer coding camps, introduces high school students to growing field

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 08, 2022 | Featured in: Youth, STEM UW-Platteville recently wrapped up its inaugural summer coding camps and hackathon, introducing nearly 60 high school students to the rapidly expanding computer science and cybersecurity fields. The camps – focusing on computer games programming, esports, and cyber defense – were the first of their kind to be offered in the region.

Dr. Danny Xiao at Strand Associates

Xiao completes faculty internship with Strand Associates, bringing hands-on experiences into the classroom

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Sep 07, 2022 | Featured in: STEM Dr. Danny Xiao, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the opportunity to learn firsthand about the inner workings of being an engineer in the private sector, through a faculty internship with Strand Associates, Inc.® in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Harr Bailey receives WiSys Innovation Champion Award, discusses new entrepreneurship programming

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Sep 06, 2022 | Featured in: Business & Leadership

Dr. Marcia J. Harr Bailey, associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Business, received the WiSys Innovation Champion Award. The WiSys award recognizes UW System leaders, faculty, staff, students or community partners who have played an integral role in building a culture of innovation at a UW System regional institution. 


Interim Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich speaks at convocation.

Chancellor welcomes faculty and staff at annual convocation, outlines goals for new year

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 02, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community UW-Platteville Interim Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich kicked off the 2022-23 academic year at the annual faculty and staff convocation on Sept. 1.  

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Friday impresses with second internship at August Winter & Sons

Written By: Jason Piddington | Published On: Sep 02, 2022 | Featured in: STEM Dayne Friday, a senior at UW-Platteville and a member of the football program, recently completed his second summer internship at August Winter & Sons, impressing supervisors with his leadership and knowledge.

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Cryptocurrency and NFTs are subject of Love of Learning lecture Sept. 12

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Sep 02, 2022 | Featured in: Richland Jesse Goplen, who attended UW-Richland in 1998-99, will give the first lecture in the Fall 2022 Love of Learning series at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, discussing the development of cryptocurrencies and NFT marketplaces, and the ways they affect regular investors. 

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‘A new era’: UW-Platteville celebrates opening of transformational Sesquicentennial Hall

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Sep 01, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release, STEM More than 300 members of the UW-Platteville community and tri-state region gathered to celebrate the opening of Sesquicentennial Hall – UW-Platteville’s newest, $55 million state-of-the-art engineering building – at a ribbon-cutting celebration on Sept. 1. 

Dr. Caryn Stanley

Stanley honored with Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Aug 30, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community Dr. Caryn Stanley, assistant director and professor in the UW-Platteville School of Business, is being recognized with the 2022 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Gadedji receives Excellence in International Advising Award

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Aug 29, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, International As a former international student himself, earning degrees in two different continents, Kokou Gadedji, assistant professor at the UW-Platteville School of Business, can relate to the challenges and rewards of adapting to new countries and cultures. Gadedji is being recognized with this year’s Excellence in International Advising Award.

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LeSuer receives outstanding advising award

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Aug 29, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community Dr. Will LeSuer, UW-Platteville associate professor and interim chair of the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department, is receiving the 2022 Outstanding Faculty/Instructional Staff Advisor Award.

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UW-Platteville receives funding from DRA Core Grant, plans basketball tournament event

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 25, 2022 | Featured in: Corporate Relations, Press Release UW-Platteville is the recipient of a 2022 DRA Core Grant that will help sponsor a men’s basketball tip-off classic tournament on the UW-Platteville campus this year.

Joseph Borrmann

Bormann set to lead new innovation center, spark creativity on campus and in region

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 25, 2022 | Featured in: STEM When UW-Platteville's newest engineering building, Sesquicentennial Hall, opens next week, it will be home to one of the largest makerspaces in the Midwest – the Huff Family Innovation Center – and Joe Bormann, the center’s newly appointed director, is looking forward to fostering innovation, among both students and the business community, in Southwest Wisconsin. 

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Fields receives Dr. Carol Sue Butts Woman of the Year Award

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Aug 25, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community Dr. Kristina Fields, professor of civil and environmental engineering at UW-Platteville, is being honored with the 2022 Dr. Carol Sue Butts Woman of the Year Award.

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Lindahl earns academic staff award for excellence

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Aug 24, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community Gary Lindahl, UW-Platteville technology support and lecturer in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, has been said to possess a helping nature that is a gift to others. Known as the go-to person for implementing new tools to make operational tasks as seamless and easy as possible, Lindahl is being honored with the 2022 Academic Staff Award for Excellence.

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Update Coronavirus

Written By: Paul Erickson | Published On: Aug 24, 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. New for fall 2022: updated protocols and monkeypox information.

Rachael Hallstrom

Hallstrom finds a top engineering education in her hometown

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 23, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, STEM Originally from Platteville, Rachael Hallstrom grew up close to UW-Platteville, but once she enrolled as a student, she found that the campus provided what she describes as a different world – a separate, unique community with an engineering education that rivals any bigger school. 

Kimberly Cummings meets with Dr. Alec Eshelman to discuss her research.

Student presents research on psychological profiling through Summer Undergraduate Scholar Program

Written By: Ruth Wendlandt | Published On: Aug 22, 2022 | Featured in: Psychology, Research Through UW-Platteville's Summer Undergraduate Scholar Program, senior Kimberly Cummings received the opportunity to investigate the topic of psychological profiling.

Senior Isaac Nollen (pictured fourth from left) was on the four-person American soil judging team that took first place at last month’s International Soil Judging Competition in Scotland.

UW-Platteville's Nollen part of U.S. soil judging team taking first place at world contest

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Aug 19, 2022 | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy

University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Isaac Nollen was on the four-person American soil judging team that took first place at last month’s International Soil Judging Competition, hosted by the 20th World Congress of Soil Science in Glasgow, Scotland.


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UW-Platteville to celebrate grand opening of state-of-the-art engineering building

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 18, 2022 | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release, STEM UW-Platteville will celebrate the grand opening of its newest engineering building, Sesquicentennial Hall, on Thursday, Sept. 1. The $55 million building will adjoin Busby Hall of Engineering to create a 200,000-square-foot state-of-the-art complex that supports interdisciplinary engineering and computer science. 

(Left to right) UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow, UW System President Jay Rothman and UW-Platteville Interim Chancellor Tammy Evetovich announce the Tuition Promise program during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 16.

UW System President Jay Rothman announces Wisconsin Tuition Promise with UW-La Crosse and UW-Platteville

Written By: UW System | Published On: Aug 16, 2022 | Featured in: Press Release University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman today announced the creation of the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, a new initiative starting in fall 2023 to ensure underserved Wisconsin students can attend any UW System university without paying tuition or fees. 

Dr. Samuel Owusu-Ababio

Owusu-Ababio honored for impact on students and across globe

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 16, 2022 | Featured in: STEM

In his 30-plus years of teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Dr. Samuel Owusu-Ababio, professor of civil engineering, has had a transformational impact on the education of countless students.


Dr. Jodi Prosise

Prosise named ELATES Fellow in national leadership program

Written By: Provided by ELATE | Published On: Aug 16, 2022 | Featured in: STEM Dr. Jodi Prosise has been selected for the Class of 2022-2023 of Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) program – a national leadership development program designed to promote women in academic STEM fields, and faculty allies of all genders, into institutional leadership roles.

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‘Love of Learning’ series restarts for fall at UW-Platteville Richland

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: Aug 11, 2022 | Featured in: Richland UW-Platteville Richland will restart the campus’ “Love of Learning” free series of public community educational presentations, offering three lectures on diverse topics in the campus’ Pippin Conference Center throughout the fall. 

Andrew Ricks

UW-Platteville engineering education helps Ricks’ aviation career take off

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 11, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, STEM Andrew Ricks has always had a passion for aviation. He began taking flying lessons as a freshman in high school and earned his pilot’s license when he turned 17. But, his engineering education at UW-Platteville is what gave him the opportunity to turn his hobby into a career designing and creating airplane parts.

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Faculty, student researchers to create microgrid cybersecurity testbed

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: Aug 09, 2022 | Featured in: STEM, Research A group of faculty and student researchers are working to contribute solutions to the increasing threat of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. With the help of the UW System Ignite Grant Program and several industry partners, including ABB Inc., UW-Platteville will soon be home to a smart microgrid cybersecurity testbed.

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UW-Platteville Foundation celebrates record year in fundraising

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: Aug 04, 2022 | Featured in: Alumni, Press Release

For the third consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation achieved a record year in donations. Thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends and corporate partners, more than $7.4 million was raised during the 2022 fiscal year, which ended June 30.