Baraboo Sauk County

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.

Ullsvik Hall

Update Coronavirus

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Paul Erickson
The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority, especially in response the COVID-19. University officials have suspended face-to-face classes and public events at UW-Platteville and shifted to alternative delivery of courses for the spring semester and summer sessions. This applies to all three UW-Platteville campuses.

Writing Center Tutoring Sign

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.


nature based learning

Date set for nature-based early learning forum

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Tammy Bradley

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced today that early learning educators and childcare operators from around the state will come together on Saturday, Oct.


Cow with students

UW-Platteville adds two associate degrees at branch campuses

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

To offer students more educational opportunities and to help meet the region’s workforce demands, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is offering new associate degrees at its branch campuses, UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and UW-Platteville Richland


Mike Compton

Compton named interim assistant provost for branch campuses

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson
Compton is in his 24th year at UW-Platteville, currently serving as professor of environmental horticulture and plant biotechnology. He previously served as the director of the School of Agriculture for nine years. Prior to UW-Platteville, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Central Florida Research and Education Center, a branch campus of the University of Florida.  

Dennis Busch

Faculty discuss freshwater collaboration at state hearing

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, faculty and staff could play large roles in solving water issues in Southwest Wisconsin and beyond if a new initiative is passed.


Left to right: Dr. Joan Riedle, Dr. John Nkemnji, Dr. Kara Candito, Dr. Frank King, Jr., Dr. Melissa Gormley, Dr. Shan Sappleton, Dr. Will LeSuer, and Carolyn Fries.

College of Liberal Arts and Education recognizes award recipients

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

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education recognized several faculty and staff members at its 2019 Award Recognition Reception, held April 25 in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.

Awards were presented to the following individuals:


Arellano Water Study

Arellano studies water quality in Sauk County

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

Paul Arellano spent last summer and fall as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, taking surface water samples from six points along the Little Baraboo River.


Esther Considine

Considine to present on factors influencing goat milk production

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

In her years growing up on her family’s farm near Portage, Wisconsin, Esther Considine, the fourth of 10 children, moved through many chores, from feeding chickens, to sheep, and then to goats. The farm’s 230 goats annually produce thousands of gallons of milk that is turned into goat cheese after being shipped to Illinois.