Campus & Community

Mark Levenstein

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Mark Levenstein

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Garrison Ledbury
Dr. Mark Levenstein is an assistant professor of molecular biology and biotechnology. He is also the director of the Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology program. These various titles influence Levenstein’s areas of scientific research and enable him to decipher the questions of life that have intrigued him since his childhood.

Allen Cordingley

College of LAE recognizes excellence at award reception

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
UW-Platteville's College of Liberal Arts and Education recently recognized several faculty and staff members at its 2019 Award Recognition Reception held in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.

Mary Bartling

Pioneer Spotlight: Mary Bartling

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Garrison Ledbury
Mary Bartling came to UW-Platteville in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor in supply chain management. She brings to the business program an assortment of work experience, including time at Harley Davidson Motor Company, MillerCoors, General Electric and Bon-Ton Stores that benefits her students. However, teaching called more to Bartling as she continued to work in her field and eventually led her to UW-Platteville.

Dr. Yi Tong

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Yi Tong

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Yi Tong is a lecturer of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His special interests include questions of methodology, philosophy of language and ethics. He is also interested in philosophy of law, an area where many important aspects of modern social political life and issues such as individual freedom, responsibility and luck intersect.

Pachia Vang

UW-Platteville student receives U.S. citizenship

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
It’s a day University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Pachia Vang will never forget: Oct. 24, 2019 in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, raising her right hand and taking the oath of becoming an American citizen.

Dr. Rich Dyanchand speaking

Students recognized for academic excellence, inducted into national honor society

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
Thirty-four UW-Platteville students were recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society that recognizes academic achievement of top students in all majors.

Lucie Kadjo

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Lucie Kadjo

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Garrison Ledbury
Dr. Lucie Kadjo came to UW-Platteville in 2016. As an assistant professor of agribusiness in the School of Agriculture, Kadjo has spent the last four years promoting the importance of learning throughout an individual’s life – not just during a person’s time as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson leads the way in STEM

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Jane Halpern
This coming spring, Dr. Joanne Wilson will retire from her role as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Characteristically, however, she will mark the occasion by holding the door open for a new group of women eager to make their way in STEM. The WiSTEM Scholars and Leadership program, a new initiative at the university, will welcome its pilot cohort of students in the fall of 2020. In honor of Wilson, the first cohort will be named the D. Joanne Wilson WiSTEM Scholarship and Leadership Cohort.

Holiday Toy Hack

Students give back with second annual Holiday Toy Hack

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins; Video by Easton Green
UW-Platteville students recently took part in the second annual Holiday Toy Hack. During the event, students from across campus joined together in Engineering Hall and made adaptations to toys so that they can be used by children with special needs.

Graduation

UW-Platteville celebrates 203rd commencement

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville presented more than 700 candidates in the school’s 203rd commencement. Students crossed the stage at Williams Fieldhouse to receive their diplomas and hoods during the three ceremonies held on Dec. 14.

Mesut Muslu

Pioneer Spotlight: Mesut Muslu

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Mesut Muslu is a professor and interim chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UW-Platteville. He is also a professor of sustainability and renewable energy systems.

James Wright

Gift to the Wright Center to enhance experience for non-traditional, veteran students

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
A recent $143,000 gift from the family of Robert “Bob” and James Wright will enhance opportunities offered at UW-Platteville's Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students.

Nancy Turner

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Turner

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Nancy Turner has been a professor of history at UW-Platteville since fall 1996. She teaches the first half of an introductory course in world civilizations as well as upper-level courses in medieval and renaissance Europe and the histories of European women, the modern Middle East, the British Isles and western science.

Jodi Halverson

Pioneer Spotlight: Jodi Halverson

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Jodi Halverson is a UW-Platteville alumna and lead teacher at the UW-Platteville Children’s Center.

Commencement

UW-Platteville to celebrate 203rd commencement

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will mark its 203rd commencement on Saturday, Dec. 14. The three ceremonies will take place inside Williams Fieldhouse.

Holly Attenborough

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Holly Attenborough

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
A chance meeting with a high school math teacher led Dr. Holly Attenborough to pursue the field of mathematics. She joined UW-Platteville in 2013 as assistant professor of mathematics, and has already earned several recognitions, including the 2018 UW-Platteville Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2017 UW System Wisconsin Teaching Fellow Award.

Distinguished Lecture

Bernice King is 2020 Distinguished Lecturer

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson
Dr. Bernice A. King, the executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (the King Center) is the 2020 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distinguished Lecturer.

Donovan Nathaniel

Milwaukee native makes transition from player to coach, recruiter

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Jason Piddington
Donovan Nathaniel, team captain of the 2018 Pioneer football team and winner of the prestigious George Chryst Award his senior year, made the transition from student-athlete to assistant football coach for the Pioneers.

Linda Mulroy-Bowden with award

Mulroy-Bowden honored with distinguished service award

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

Linda Mulroy-Bowden, executive director of student life and development at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently received the prestigious William B. Sweet Distinguished Service Award from the Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers.


MCIC

Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference to return to UW-Platteville in February

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
The Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will return to UW-Platteville Feb. 27-28, 2020. The conference offers an opportunity for participants to strengthen their capacity to understand, support and elevate their identities and the identities of others. The conference was held consecutively from 2011-2014, drawing, at times, nearly 1,000 attendees from across the Midwest.

Todd Stradford

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Todd Stradford

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Todd Stradford is an associate professor of geography at UW-Platteville and teaches courses in human geography, weather and climate and Asia.

campus

Pioneer Pledge promises to cover tuition and fees for eligible freshmen

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville recently announced its Pioneer Pledge program, which will guarantee that the cost of undergraduate, on-campus tuition and fees will be covered for new freshmen who are Pell Grant-eligible Wisconsin residents.

Pamela Tas

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Pamela Tas explores bio renewable resources

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Pamela Tas is an assistant professor of sustainability and renewable energy systems and the SRES program coordinator. She teaches classes related to the utilization of plant-based hydrocarbons as a more sustainable means to societies’ energy use.

Jeff Huebschman

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Jeff Huebschman inspires understanding of Southwest Wisconsin’s ecology and biology

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Garrison Ledbury
Dr. Jeff Huebschman joined UW-Platteville in the fall of 2003. A Nebraska native, Huebschman has always enjoyed being out in nature. This love for the outdoors would soon turn into a career as he began to consider his natural surroundings on a deeper level.

Caden Stindt

Caden Stindt stands out as two-time Rocket League champion

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Eric Herbst
Despite recently starting his Junior year, Caden Stindt is already making a name for himself at UW-Platteville – but it isn’t in the usual academic, athletic or artistic circles one might expect. Instead, Stindt’s rising fame is due to his remarkable achievement of being crowned a Rocket League® tournament champion – not once, but twice in a row.