Baraboo Sauk County

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Local artists to exhibit at Schwalbach Gallery

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
Sauk County artists Roberta Condon and Lorraine Ortner-Blake will be featured in the Schwalbach Gallery on the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus, starting Friday, July 1.

Matt Fencl

Fencl honored with Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
Dr. Matthew J. Fencl, associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, is one of four recipients across the UW System receiving the 2022 James R. Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.

literary magazine cover

Spirit Lake Review publishes 2022 edition

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
Spirit Lake Review, the literary magazine produced at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, celebrated its 19th edition with a return to an in-person launch event.

M lighting, fireworks

Fireworks, M lighting to celebrate commencement

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Paul Erickson
To celebrate a special UW-Platteville commencement, the lighting of the M and fireworks are planned for this Saturday, May 14 around 9:15 p.m. The university will celebrate the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021

Deanna Horjus-Lang directs the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus and Community Choir.

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus and Community choir to perform benefit concert May 10

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
The UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus and Community Choir will give its first public performance since 2019, as a benefit concert for Ukrainian humanitarian relief at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Baraboo, on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m.  

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County to hold first recognition ceremony for graduates since 2020

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will hold a special celebration event on Saturday, May 7 at 4 p.m., to include all campus graduates who missed out on in-person recognition at the campus since 2020, alongside other end-of-year awards and local congratulations to the class of 2022. 

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Campus spring play 'Time Flies' by David Ives runs April 21-24

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
The company of student and community actors and crew at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will present “Time Flies” by David Ives.

Baraboo Sauk County Campus

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County to host employment fair in partnership with Wisconsin DWD

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
Over 30 employers and the Department of Workforce Development will help job seekers match with employers from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the employment fair at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. 

What Were you Wearing Exhibit

Campus gallery exhibit examines perceptions of sexual assaults

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
“What Were You Wearing,” an art exhibit showing clothing and accessories recreated from the stories of survivors of sexual assault, will be on display in the Schwalbach Art Gallery on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus from April 4-15.

Students on Baraboo Sauk County campus

Bachelor of Business Administration now offered at Baraboo Sauk County campus

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville is now offering students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in management on the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus, making it the first bachelor’s program to be offered at either of UW-Platteville’s two branch campuses.

Katelyn Zajicek

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County student supports small businesses through research opportunity

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Growing up, Katelyn Zajicek saw firsthand the entrepreneurial spirit of her grandparents and parents who are all small business owners. Now Zajicek, a business administration major at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, is researching the question, “How Will Small Hometown Businesses Survive the Age of Technology?”

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.

Baraboo Sauk County campus

‘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.

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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.

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.


sign dedication ceremony

Signs dedicated at branch campuses

Authored on: Nov 11, 2018, Written by: Paul Erickson
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville formally dedicated the welcome signs at its new branch campuses in Baraboo and Richland Center Monday, further cementing the partnership that was made official July 1.

Students on campus

Board of Regents endorses branch campus names

Authored on: Aug 08, 2018, Written by: Paul Erickson
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents formally approved the new names of the two UW-Platteville branch campuses Friday, cementing the relationship that will strengthen education across Southwest Wisconsin.

Chancellor Shields speaking at UW-Platteville Richland.

HLC approves collaborative integration

Authored on: Jun 06, 2018, Written by: Paul Erickson
On June 29, the Higher Learning Commission approved the collaborative integration of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with two-year campuses UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW-Richland.

Chancellor Shields at Richland

UW-Platteville officials meet with two-year colleges

Authored on: Nov 11, 2017, Written by: Paul Erickson
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields met with students, faculty and staff at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW-Richland, just days after the UW System voted to integrate those institutions with UW-Platteville.