Arts & Culture

Scott Steder

Pioneer Spotlight: Scott Steder

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Scott Steder, a lecturer of art at UW-Platteville since fall 2017, teaches courses in sculpture, drawing, professional practices and all levels of ceramics. He was first drawn to the field of art in high school, when he took a ceramics class, and he never looked back.

Blair Schuler discusses trim options with design mentor Sarah Strange in the UW-Platteville Costume Studio

Schuler flourishes in UW-Platteville Theatre Program

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
For as long as she can remember, Blair Schuler, a senior theatre major at UW-Platteville, has loved performing. When she graduates from UW-Platteville this May, she hopes to pursue a career in theatre performance and/or costume design.

Jon Hutson (James Tyrone), Logan Eigenberger (as Edmund Tyrone), Andrew Arevalo (Jamie Tyrone)

Pioneer Players tackle an American tragedy in Eugene O'Neill's ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Maddie Harbour
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their 2019-20 season with the classic Eugene O’Neill masterpiece, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

Brady Zink and Sam Horsnell

EMS students showcase their ‘Kiln Rats’ pottery in Nohr Gallery

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Two students from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are using a creative outlet to enhance their education. Brady Zink and Sam Horsnell share a passion of science and ceramics, which has led their collection of pottery — titled Kiln Rats — to be showcased in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery until March 3.

Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir performs, explores British culture in London

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Thirty-seven University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chamber Choir students and faculty recently enjoyed a whirlwind of cultural experiences in London, England, as part of “London Calling,” a short-term, faculty-led program.

greg Nelson

Pioneer Spotlight: Greg Nelson

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
From the moment Greg Nelson began teaching studio art courses in graphic design and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in August 2002, his goal has been to share his experiences and knowledge of the industry with his students to help them succeed.

Terry Burns

Forum to examine disappearance of Native American ‘Two Spirits’

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
On Thursday, Feb. 6, the College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Where Have the Two Spirits Gone?” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.

Book cover

Gordon pens book on Faulkner’s ties to LGBTQ literature and culture

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Pip Gordon, associate professor of English and Gay Studies coordinator at UW-Platteville, explores Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner’s ties to LGBTQ literature and culture in his recently-published book, “Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond.”

Digital brush

Students create virtual art using Google Tilt Brush

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Eight students recently had an opportunity to draw and paint in three-dimensional space using the Vive Virtual Reality System and Google Tilt Brush software in the university’s Virtual Reality Room, located in Karrmann Library.

Prairie Hills

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