Arts & Culture

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Alumna’s business to be featured in Etsy holiday ad

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
UW-Platteville alumna Beth (Martin) Digman, recently received some very exciting news: her pottery business, Prairie Hills Pottery, will be featured in this year’s Etsy holiday advertising campaign.

Leah Ball as Janet Weiss, Logan Eigenberger as Frank N Furter, and Jon Hutson as Brad Majors.

Come to the lab and see what’s on the slab at the Pioneer Players’ production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Madison Harbour
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will begin their 2019-20 season with the cult classic musical, “The Rocky Horror Show.”

Image from Get Out Movie

Forum to examine how satire in horror films exposes systemic societal issues

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
On Thursday, Oct. 3, the College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Satire in Horror Films,” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.

Dr. Dong Isbister

Isbister co-authors book chapter on connection between healing, vegetal world

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Dong Isbister, associate professor of women’s and gender studies, and two co-authors recently wrote a chapter in the book “Chinese Environmental Humanities: Practices of Environing at the Margins,” published by Palgrave Macmillan in August.

Acoustic Eidolon

Performing Arts Series announces new season

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville announced the 2019-20 Performing Arts Series lineup. The new season will connect with people of all ages ranging from vocal, jazz, comedy, Broadway, instrumental, chamber, one-man show and dance.

Big Fish

Platteville Summer Arts Festival presents ‘Big Fish’

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

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


Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

Den Herder and Schuler return for Platteville Summer Arts Festival production of ‘Love Letters’

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will present A.R. Gurney’s classic play “Love Letters,” featuring former associate professor of theatre Dr. David Schuler and former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Mittie Den Herder.


Mitchel Tenpenny and Chris Lane

Headliners announced for Welcome Back concert

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Country breakout artists Mitchell Tenpenny and Chris Lane will take center stage at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Welcome Back concert on Monday, Sept. 2. The concert will be held in Williams Fieldhouse with doors opening at 6 p.m.


Dr. Barry Ellis

Nearly $30,000 raised for Barry L. Ellis Music Scholarship Fund

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Nearly $30,000 has been raised, to date, for the Barry L. Ellis Music Scholarship Fund. The fund was created by UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Ellis’s wife Terri in memory of Dr. Barry Ellis, who passed away suddenly in October.


Big Fish

Platteville Summer Arts Festival returns for its second season

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

After a very successful inaugural season, the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will return this summer, once again bringing a host of music, art and theatre events to the community.


Rededication ceremony

Rededication ceremony honors Patricia A. Doyle

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville held a ceremony on Monday to honor the late Patricia A. Doyle and rededicate the Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality in her memory. The rededication ceremony was held as part of the center’s annual end-of-the-year celebration.


Student winners pictured with Yasmin Boakye, Dr. Stormy Stipe, and Dr. Kara Candito.

Contest winners read at 2019 Creative Writing Festival

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Nine University of Wisconsin-Platteville student winners of the 2019 Thomas Hickey Creative Writing Contest recently read their winning works alongside Pushcart Prize-nominated writer Yasmin Boakye at the 12th annual Creative Writing Festival in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.


Students participate in service learning trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Students travel to Minneapolis for service learning trip

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and two academic staff members from the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to engage in community based service.


Blair Schuler

Theatre students present at Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

University of Wisconsin-Platteville students showcased their senior design projects, research and scholarly activity at the second annual Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day. It took place on April 24 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.


2018 One Act Festival

Students take charge in 2019 One Act Festival

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Pioneer Players will conclude their theatre season with the annual One Act Festival: An Evening of Short Plays. The production opens on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues with evening performances on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.


4W Summit group

Students, faculty, staff, alumni present research at 4W Summit

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville had a strong presence at the fourth annual 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being and the 42nd annual Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference held April 11-13 at UW-Madison, with four students and 10 faculty, staff and alumni showcasing their research on women, gender and well-being in a variet


UW-Platteville Richland campus

Hynek documents a life dedicated to the preservation of prehistoric Native American culture

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: John Christensen

Although his higher education career hasn’t always taken a traditional path, Chris Hynek has always known about history, in particular his father’s own public history work documents.  Hynek has painstakingly archived and digitized the quarterly journal Prehistoric Americanof which his father was the long-time editor.


Chesney Snow

Award-winning NYC-based theatre artist to speak at UW-Platteville

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Chesney Snow, an award-winning, New York City-based theatre artist and an alumnus of Platteville High School (’97), will present “American Inequality and the Functionality of the Arts” and the documentary “American Beatboxer” at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Lundeen Lecture Hall on Wednesday,


Sweeney Todd

Come to the best pub in London for Pioneer Players’ production of ‘Sweeney Todd’

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their 2018-2019 season with the sinister and popular musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”


Summer band camp

UW-Platteville to host 52nd annual band camp

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

This year marks the 52nd year of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Summer Band Camp to be held Sunday, July 7-Saturday, July 13. 


Fool for Love

Pioneer Players to present Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Ann Dillon Farrelly

UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present Sam Shepard’s powerful 1983 play, “Fool for Love.” Performances are Feb. 13 at 11 a.m., Feb. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Theatre.