Baraboo Sauk County

Idea Hub

IDEA Hub brings entrepreneurial workshop program to branch campuses

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
Southwest Wisconsin’s growing IDEA Hub, which supports innovators and entrepreneurs as they translate ideas into action, will bring its free “Your Startup in 10 Minutes” experience to UW-Platteville’s two branch campuses.

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‘The God Committee’ to be performed Nov. 18-21 at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County's fall play, “The God Committee,” by Mark St. Germain, dramatizes a hospital transplant committee's deliberation and the ethical issues its members face.  Performances are Nov. 18-21.

Conserve Sauk Film logo and UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Logo

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County to host Conserve Sauk Film Festival Nov. 6

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will host the Conserve Sauk Film Festival on Nov. 6 – a daylong showcase for environmental and conservation-themed short and feature-length films that offers global stories and local actions.

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Amanda Tucker and Dr. Katie Kalish

UW-Platteville awarded Cornerstone: Learning for Living planning grant, developing integrated liberal arts certificate

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Amanda Tucker and Dr. Katie Kalish were awarded a planning grant from the Teagle Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities to develop an integrated liberal arts certificate.

Perspective Box

Artist to discuss her work and career in Campus and Community Culture series

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
Martha Glowacki, an artist and curator, will speak at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County on Monday, Oct. 11, as part of the Campus and Community Culture series of public talks. 

Patti Mitch

Mitch honored with award of excellence

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
Patti Mitch, IT support specialist for the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County branch campus, is receiving this year’s UW-Platteville University Staff Award of Excellence.

Baraboo Sauk County campus

$1,000 scholarship guarantee to all Baraboo Sauk County new first-year students 

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
Every incoming full-time freshman student is now guaranteed a $1,000 scholarship at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, thanks to the Friends of the Campus, the organization that has long raised and dispersed scholarship funds for the Baraboo Sauk County campus students.

Melanie Platt-Gibson

Platt-Gibson selected to lead community outreach for branch campuses

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
Melanie Platt-Gibson has been named community outreach director for the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and the UW-Platteville Richland branch campuses, where she will connect the campuses with opportunities in support of programming and student recruitment. 

Making the Case for College Series

Making a Case for College series continues

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The Making a Case for College series continues with two panels over the next two weeks. The idea for the program was born out of the desire to connect directly with students and show them the education, career, and life benefits of attending a UW-Platteville campus.

Students on campus

Making a Case for College panel discussions announced

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville will host three panels that will connect prospective students with academic experts, business and community leaders, and alumni. During the discussions, the experts will explain how the new and ongoing education pathways at UW-Platteville and its branch campuses in Richland and Baraboo Sauk County continue to set students up for personal, educational and professional success.

Baraboo campus

Baraboo Sauk County and Richland campuses get new virtual campus tours

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt and John Christensen

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its branch campuses, Baraboo Sauk County and Richland, are now offering full virtual tours featuring interactive video elements, messages from faculty and students, and 360-degree photos of the institutions and their respective communities.


Campus in fall

UW-Platteville waives electronic application fee for two years

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville is waiving electronic application fees, effective immediately, following the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents’ recent approval to waive the fees at 10 of its 13 universities for the next two years.

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus

UW-Platteville, UW-Stout to offer associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
To further serve the needs of employees and employers in Southwest Wisconsin, UW-Platteville and UW-Stout will form a partnership starting in Fall 2021 – offering a new associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism, centered at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, joined with a pioneering transfer path available for students who want to continue toward a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management from UW-Stout’s nationally-recognized program.

Baraboo campus

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County to offer free COVID-19 testing to area residents

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will offer free COVID-19 testing to area residents, ages five years and older, on Wednesdays from Nov. 18 through Jan. 20. Testing is free, and participants do not need to be students or employees of the university.

Jason Schulte

Pioneer Spotlight: Jason Schulte

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
Jason Schulte works in the Student Services office at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, where he serves as athletic director and student life and activities director, as well as an academic advisor to students.

Baraboo campus

No application fee to UW-Platteville branch campuses through June 15

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
The already-reduced application fee to attend UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County or UW-Platteville Richland will be completely waived from June 5-15, making it even easier for students to explore UW-Platteville’s two branch campuses as they start or continue toward their education goals, according to Assistant Provost for Branch Campus Operations Dr. Michael Compton.

Spring campus

UW-Platteville continues to grow in online education; celebrating 42 years of experience

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
For more than 40 years, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been an institutional leader in distance education. In 1978, UW-Platteville started a print-based program and then in 1999 the institution became the first public university in Wisconsin to offer degrees online. This experience in leadership helped make a smooth transition when the university and the branch campuses went into alternative delivery mode in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Personalization, accessibility key to adapting to virtual academic support

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Academic support services are a key part of the educational experience at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and providers of these services – on all three campuses – are ensuring that doesn’t change with the move to alternative delivery.

UW-Platteville Baraboo students

Students research prairie plant genetic diversity

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
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.

Baraboo Sauk County Campus

Vaping, e-cigarettes and medical ethics to be discussed on Baraboo Sauk County campus

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus will host a community conversation on youth vaping, e-cigarettes, and medical ethics on Tuesday, March 3 from 7-9 p.m.

Ed Janairo

Pioneer Spotlight: Ed Janairo

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
Ed Janairo has been dean at the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus since the integration of the branch campuses in 2018.  As campus dean, he leads the operation of the Baraboo Sauk County campus, from academics and student affairs, to budget and administration and management of facilities and other operations, to external relations with alumni, government, and other stakeholders.

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County announces new Launch scholarships

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: John Christensen
As part of the expanding offerings at its branch campuses, and in partnership with the Friends of the Campus in Baraboo, UW-Platteville announced new Launch scholarships for UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County students studying in both Food and Agriculture, and Business Administration. New Associate of Science degrees in both areas were started on UW-Platteville’s branch campuses in the fall of 2019.

Gabe Riviere

Riviere honored for advancing diversity work at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: John Christensen

Gabe Riviere, information specialist in the Office of Student Services at University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, has received the UW System’s Dr. P.B.


Baraboo Sauk County Campus

Talk on area surface water quality to be held at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: John Christensen
Professor Stephen Swallen, of UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, will be joined by Serge Koenig, of the Sauk County Department of Conservation, Planning, and Zoning to discuss their ongoing study of surface water quality in Sauk County at the campus library on Friday, Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m.

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus

Author Jerry Apps to speak on the history of agriculture in Wisconsin

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: John Christensen

“When I started researching and interviewing a bunch of folks, I discovered there was a lot people didn’t know about agriculture in Wisconsin,” said Jerry Apps, the storyteller and author who chronicles the social history of farming, and the role it plays in rural communities throughout Wisconsin.