Campus & Community

Paul Erickson

Pioneer Spotlight: Paul Erickson leads communications at UW-Platteville

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Paul Erickson has more than 30 years of experience working in the communications industry. Since 1996, he’s been a part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, first working as the sports information director and now as the director of Communications and public information officer.


Amanda Tucker

Tucker selected for 2019 Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Dr. Amanda Tucker, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was named one of three recipients across the UW System of the 2019 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.


Lisa Naderman

Pioneer Spotlight: Lisa Naderman, two-time alumna, brings expertise to campus

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

Lisa Naderman has seen almost all sides of UW-Platteville, having earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, coaching, teaching, and working as an admission advisor for both on-campus and online students.


Soma Chattopadhyay

Chattopadhyay receives innovations in tech award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of chemistry, is introducing her proposal, integrating computational chemistry into the undergraduate chemistry curriculum with the web-based interface program WebMO.


Scott Melin

Melin receives Wisconsin Teaching Fellow award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering Dr. Scott Melin was selected to the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program.

Ian Dreger

Pioneer Spotlight: Ian Dreger leads Event Services

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Kristie Chipera
Ian Dreger, interim director of event services, came to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2013 as a resident director in the Department of Residence Life. After interning and working at a number of colleges and universities, Dreger immediately felt at home at UW-Platteville.

Kim Sargent

Sargent honored with Woman of the Year Award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
Kim Sargent has been supporting women students in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for about eight years. She is now being honored with the university’s 2019 Carol Sue Butts Woman of the Year Award. Named for the provost emeritus and former interim chancellor who served at UW-Platteville from 1998 until 2010, the award recognizes female employees and students who make a difference in the lives of women. 

Diana Blindert

Pioneer Spotlight: Diana Blindert provides value and service to campus

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
As Pioneer Printing and Postal Services supervisor, Diana Blindert takes pride in providing valuable services to campus, helping others do their jobs more efficiently.

2019 Spring Initiation

Kappa Delta Pi chapter honored for educational excellence

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Kappa Delta Pi Iota Rho Chapter was one of the honored recipients of the 2018-19 Membership Chapter Program Award, presented by Kappa Delta Pi.


Dr. Kyle Horne

Horne receives Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Surprised and satisfied is how Dr. Kyle Horne, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, described his reaction when he found out he received the 2019 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.


Muthu Venkateshwaran

Venkateshwaran honored with advising award

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
Venkateshwaran joined UW-Platteville in 2013 and teaches a variety of soil and crop science courses, ranging from introductory to advanced. He has advised many students majoring in soil and crop science and environmental horticulture programs. He also serves as an academic coach in the School of Agriculture for special advisees who are re-admitted after recommendation by the Admission and Academic Appeals Committee.

Dr. Chris Schulenburg

Schulenburg receives Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

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

Dr. Chris Schulenburg, professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has earned the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. The award is presented annually to a tenure-track or tenured faculty member who has made distinguished contributions to the mission of UW-Platteville.


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.”


Jeffrey Strange

Strange honored with Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award

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

Jeffrey Strange, associate professor of theatre, resident scenic and lighting designer and technical director of the Center for the Arts Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was recently honored with the university’s third annual Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award.


Dr. Shan Sappleton

Sappleton receives Excellence in Advising International Students Award

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

Dr. Shan Sappleton, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, received the Excellence in Advising International Students Award for her efforts in helping further international experiences at the university.


Jessica Sprenger-Schulenburg

Sprenger-Schulenburg receives Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award

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

Jessica Sprenger-Schulenburg, academic advisor/ academic coach in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Criminal Justice, earned the Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award for exemplifying the best qualities of academic staff advisors.


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. Kristina Fields

Fields receives honor for international advising

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Abbey Pignatari

Dr. Kristina Fields, professor of civil engineering, is one of two recipients recognized with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2019 Excellence in Advising International Students Award.


Jeanne Robinson

Robinson earns University Staff Award of Excellence

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

After working at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for 35 years, not much surprises Jeanne Robinson, but the School Certifying Official for veterans’ benefits was caught off-guard when she opened her email this spring and read that she won the University Staff Award of Excellence.


Kari Frederick

Frederick receives 2019 Academic Staff Award for Excellence

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Abbey Pignatari

Kari Frederick, chemistry laboratory manager for the chemistry department, was awarded the University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2019 Academic Staff Award for Excellence.


Dr. Eugene Tesdahl

Tesdahl selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow

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

Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is one of three UW-Platteville faculty members selected for the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program.


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.


Students at the Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship and Recognition Gala

Students attend Wisconsin Women in Government Gala

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

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin becoming the first state to ratify the 19th amendment granting national suffrage to women, four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students attended the Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship and Recognition Gala.


Sergio Romero

Student Advisory Board member maintains strong ties to UW-Platteville

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Amanda Miller

Sergio Romero lives and works two hours from Platteville in Delavan, Wisconsin, but he has managed to maintain a strong tie to the campus community as an alumnus and to the online community as a current student within the M.S.