University News

Chemistry professor helps prepare Platteville middle schoolers for STEM event

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, STEM

Dr. Mohammad Rabbani, associate professor in the chemistry department, is helping to train Platteville middle school students in order for them to get practical lab experience for Crime Busters, a Science Olympiad STEM event.


UW-Platteville adds Elementary Chinese to the World Language Program

Written By: Grace Genz, LAE Writing Intern | Published On: | Featured in: Languages

In response to what STEM industry leaders highlight as a critical need, a UW-Platteville cross-campus collaboration resulted in a new opportunity for students to enroll in a Chinese language class.


UW-Platteville launches new partnership in construction safety training for WisDOT

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: Industrial Studies

Faculty in the Construction Safety Management program have been working on a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the last two years to provide construction safety training for WisDOT staff in all regional offices.


UW-Platteville celebrates investiture of 15th chancellor

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville celebrated the investiture of Chancellor Tammy Evetovich on April 4, welcoming more than 400 faculty, staff, students, distinguished guests, alumni and community members to Bo Ryan Court in the Williams Fieldhouse.

In her investiture address, Chancellor Evetovich remarked on her upbringing on her family’s farm in rural Nebraska.


Estate gift will ensure new opportunities in environmental science, conservation

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Alumni, Environment

Terrence Ingram’s lifelong passion for nature propelled him through a celebrated career in conservationism that spanned more than 60 years. Now, his recent estate gift to the UW-Platteville Foundation will ensure opportunities for the next generation of students to continue his work in this field.


Hollingsworth teaches sales and marketing course internationally

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: International, Business & Leadership

Dr. Les Hollingsworth, director of the School of Business, was a recent guest lecturer at Darmstadt University of Applied Science in Germany, where he taught an international sales and marketing course to students from the U.S., Brazil, Georgia, Indonesia and Korea.


School of Education hosts second annual conference, brings together rural education advocates

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: Education

The School of Education hosted its second annual Rurally Responsive Education Conference, “The Rural Brain Gain and Promise for Rural Communities,” on March 27.


The Pioneer Players present 'The Addams Family'

Written By: Sydney Byas | Published On: | Featured in: Arts & Culture

UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present the hit comedy “The Addams Family: A New Musical” April 5-10.


Sesquicentennial Hall earns prestigious LEED Gold certification for sustainability

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release

UW-Platteville's newest building, Sesquicentennial Hall, has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, re-confirming UW-Platteville’s continuing commitment to sustainability.


Nelson appointed interim dean of College of LAE

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community

UW-Platteville announces that Dr. Travis Nelson will serve as the interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education. He will begin the position on May 6.


UW-Platteville to host Board of Regents, celebrate chancellor investiture

Written By: | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release

Platteville will take center stage for the Universities of Wisconsin on April 4-5, as Dr. Tammy K. Evetovich will be inaugurated as the 15th chancellor at UW-Platteville, coinciding with the Board of Regents’ meetings.


Author Andrea Nelson to visit campus on March 21

Written By: Grace Genz, LAE Writing Intern | Published On: | Featured in: Psychology

Author Andrea Nelson will share her memoir with the UW-Platteville community on Thursday, March 21. The memoir follows her journey to find and save her daughter from addiction and mental illness.


Olson honored with national physical education teaching award

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Health and Human Performance

UW-Platteville senior Ben Olson was recently honored with the 2024 Society of Health and Physical Educators Major of the Year Award. The national award celebrates undergraduate students in the fields of health and physical education who exhibit excellence in and out of the classroom as teacher candidates.


UW-Platteville announces Knipe as next athletic director

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release

UW-Platteville announces Michael Knipe as the new athletic director. He will oversee the 16 NCAA Division III athletic programs as well as campus recreation.


Students in International Management class provide support to landmine victims

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: Business & Leadership

Students in an International Management class completed a semester-long project to create an organization to support landmine victims in Lebanon, giving them real-world international experience while making an important impact.


Students compete in American Society of Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon

Written By: Dr. Krista Eiseman | Published On: | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy

Four UW-Platteville animal and dairy science students competed in the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Academic Quadrathlon. 


Construction Networking Event continues to grow

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: Industrial Studies

The bi-annual Construction Networking Event has set a new company attendance record for the spring event. More than 40 construction companies and over 200 construction management, construction safety management and civil engineering students were in attendance at this spring’s event.


UW-Platteville and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College partner to enhance higher education opportunities

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community

In a landmark meeting, more than 50 participants from UW-Platteville and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College recently solidified a path forward for strategic collaboration aimed at empowering students and fostering regional prosperity.


Students showcase work at 20th annual Research in the Rotunda event

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Research

Sixteen students from UW-Platteville showcased their undergraduate research at the Universities of Wisconsin’s 20th annual Research in the Rotunda event on March 6.


Twenty Dirty Hands makes a stop in Nohr Gallery

Written By: Cameren Hill, Nohr Gallery Manager | Published On: | Featured in: Arts & Culture

On Thursday, Feb. 29, Nohr Gallery will open its doors to the Twenty Dirty Hands artists and the community during the opening reception of the Twenty Dirty Hands Exhibition from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibition is free and open for public viewing through April 5.


Stephenson appointed executive director of Foundation, Development and Alumni Engagement

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Alumni, Campus & Community

UW-Platteville announces the appointment of Stacia Stephenson as executive director of Development and Alumni Engagement and the UW-Platteville Foundation.


School of Education professor co-publishes article in international history of education journal

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: Education

Dr. Edina Haslauer, associate professor in the School of Education, recently co-published a paper in “Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education.” The study’s aim was a systemic examination of three Hungarian national curricula and their effects on minority students’ education over a 130-year period.


UW-Platteville welcomes more than 200 participants to Prescribed Fire Conference

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Environment, STEM

UW-Platteville recently hosted the 2024 Prescribed Fire Conference, welcoming over 200 people from across the state who all share an interest in the vital use of prescribed fire to preserve the rich, biodiverse landscape of Wisconsin and the Driftless region.


Reynolds appointed as provost, vice chancellor

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich has announced that Dr. Laura Reynolds has been appointed provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs.


Student combines passions for history, costume design for unique research

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: History, Arts & Culture, Research

In a collaboration between the theatre program and history department, one student recently had the opportunity to recreate a historical garment by researching 19th century American fashion using primary and secondary written sources, as well as the artifact collection at The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum.


Staab Construction makes significant pledge to UW-Platteville Construction Management Program Fund

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: | Featured in: Industrial Studies

Staab Construction Corporation, located in Marshfield, Wisconsin, has pledged $100,000 to support the Construction Management program at UW-Platteville.


UW-Platteville unveils state-of-the-art Cyberlab to train top cybersecurity professionals

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: | Featured in: STEM

UW-Platteville celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated Cyberlab on Thursday, January 25. The lab has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility designed to attract, recruit and train top cybersecurity talent.


UW-Platteville art faculty bring “Movement” to Nohr Gallery

Written By: Cameren Hill, Nohr Gallery Manager | Published On: | Featured in: Arts & Culture

Whether you are an artist, musician or athlete, the term “movement” has many meanings, and the same can be said of the artwork in this year’s UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Nohr Gallery will host an opening reception for “Movement: A UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition.”


Capstan Scholars Hall named for transformational program

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release

UW-Platteville recently unveiled the new naming of Capstan Scholars Hall in the Markee Pioneer Student Center, dedicated to the transformational scholarship program established by Todd and Susan Johnson two years ago.


Dr. Frank C. King to give Black History Month talk in Baraboo Feb. 12

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County

Black history and politics in America, both in a historical and a contemporary context, will be the subject of a talk by Dr. Frank C. King, associate professor and program coordinator of Ethnic Studies at UW-Platteville, on Monday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. The talk is free and open to the public.


UW-Platteville hosting 2024 Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Conference

Written By: | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Environment

University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Department of Environmental Sciences and Society will host the 2024 Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Conference at UW-Platteville


UW-Platteville and Madison College streamline transfer opportunities for technical education students

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: | Featured in: Industrial Studies, Press Release, Education

Continuing a long-running and mutually beneficial partnership, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Madison College recently signed a new articulation agreement that will streamline transfer opportunities for students pursuing a degree in technical education.  


UW-Platteville celebrates 211th commencement

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: | Featured in: Press Release

UW-Platteville celebrated more than 480 graduates during its 211th commencement ceremony, held Dec. 16.


Students see many benefits from Foundry Educational Foundation certification

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: | Featured in: Industrial Studies, Press Release

UW-Platteville students have again shown their prowess in industrial studies and metal casting, as four students were awarded scholarships at the Foundry Educational Foundation's College Industry Conference in November.


Jayden Trocke wins seventh annual WiSys Prototype Hackathon

Written By: Elizabeth Krenzelok, WiSys | Published On: | Featured in: STEM

UW-Platteville senior Jayden Trocke received first place at the seventh annual WiSys Prototype Hackathon Pitch Event.


UW-Platteville to celebrate graduating students at 211th commencement

Written By: Kristie Reynolds | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Press Release

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will hold its 211th commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16. The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture ceremony starts at 9 a.m.; the College of Liberal Arts and Education and associate degree candidates will be recognized at 12:30 p.m.; and the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science ceremony begins at 4 p.m. UW-Platteville’s chancellor, Dr.


Pioneer Players present Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’

Written By: Ann Farrelly | Published On: | Featured in: Arts & Culture

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will close out the fall semester with Thornton Wilder’s classic American play “Our Town.” Performances are Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., Dec. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Theatre. The performance on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. is also the Benefit Wednesday show.


Concert Band combines campus and community players for Fall Concert

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County, Campus & Community, Arts & Culture

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus/Community Concert Band will give its fall performance on Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., in the Al.


Campus/Community Choir to present 'Songs of the Season' concert Dec. 10

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County, Arts & Culture

The Campus/Community Choir of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will present “Songs of the Season” on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m., in the Al. Ringling Theater in downtown Baraboo.


'12 Angry Jurors' showcases student and community actors in a classic American drama

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County, Arts & Culture

“12 Angry Jurors,” the fall play at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, takes the audience inside the tight space of a deliberation chamber, on the hottest day of summer, as a random set of men and women come together to decide a young man’s fate.


School of Education works with area district to break down language barriers

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Languages, Press Release, Education

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education is partnering with the Darlington (Wisconsin) Community School District to help break down language barriers. The collaboration aims to give English as a Second Language students in the district access to higher education resources and opportunities through the university.


UW-Platteville Collegiate Crops Team earns top placings at national contests

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy, STEM

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Collegiate Crops Team earned honors in the 89th annual National American Royal Kansas City Collegiate Crops Contest and the 94th annual National Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest earlier this month. This year, the team took third place overall in both, adding to a legacy of 50 years of excellence at the contests.


December LAE Faculty Forum to explore ethics and cybersecurity

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Humanities

The College of Liberal Arts and Education Faculty Forum Series will continue on Thursday, Dec. 7 with “The Breach that Closes a College.” Dr. Dale Murray, professor of philosophy, will present a case study that explores ethical considerations for how to handle ransomware attacks on a college campus.


Clay Club to host 5th annual Empty Bowls, proceeds support food pantry

Written By: Scott Steder | Published On: | Featured in: Campus & Community, Arts & Culture

The Clay Club at UW-Platteville is hosting the fifth annual Platteville Empty Bowls and Chili Cook-Off competition event on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Platteville City Hall Senior Center. All proceeds from the event support the Platteville Food Pantry for those experiencing food insecurity.


Professor awarded Fulbright grant to teach and research in Egypt

Written By: Stephen Kelley | Published On: | Featured in: STEM, Research

Dr. Samir El-Omari, civil and environmental engineering professor, was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to teach and research at Nile University in Egypt, where he will continue his work in the field of sustainability.


Baraboo Sauk County hosts Engineering and Manufacturing Action Workshop with area industry leaders

Written By: John Christensen | Published On: | Featured in: Baraboo Sauk County, Corporate Relations, STEM

More than 35 industry and academic leaders from greater Sauk County gathered at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County for the second in a series of group meetings to target and expand the role of the campus with the area’s engineering enterprises.


Christenson takes top honors at regional soils contest

Written By: Dr. Chris Baxter | Published On: | Featured in: Agriculture & Dairy

The Collegiate Soils Team competed in the 66th annual Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest, with UW-Platteville student Jackson Christenson scoring highest in the individual contest.


Nohr Gallery offers opportunity for students, community through small works exhibition

Written By: Cameren Hill | Published On: | Featured in: Arts & Culture

Nohr Gallery recently hosted an opening reception for the second annual Small Works Exhibition. This juried exhibition was open to all UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.


Pioneer Athletics announces exclusive partnership with Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute

Written By: Lindsay Dietmeier | Published On: | Featured in: Press Release

The UW-Platteville Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday an exclusive partnership with Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute and the Pioneer Sport Medicine and Sport Performance departments.


Two students honored with achievement award

Written By: Alison Parkins | Published On: | Featured in: Press Release, Business & Leadership, STEM

Two UW-Platteville students were honored yesterday at a ceremony in Madison, with the Alliant Energy Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Award. Seniors Favour Butterfield and Marcelo Garay received the award, which recognizes the outstanding academic and community-service efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups who are pursuing a degree in business or engineering at UW-Madison or UW-Platteville.