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UW-Platteville campus

UW-Platteville leads public institutions for value

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Paul Erickson
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is the top public institution in the state for best value, according to the 2020 Payscale ratings.

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Update Coronavirus

Authored on: Jun 06, 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. Update on June 3: the university plans to return to campus-based classes in the fall.

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Pioneer Restore announces launch of new online sales platform

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Joshua Chamberland and Ruth Wendlandt
The Pioneer Restore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces the launch of its new online storefront. The sleek, easy-to-use website is designed to make unwanted university-owned items available to the community at affordable prices.

Girls Who Code Club

Grant to help empower young women in computer science field

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Donna Gavin, a senior lecturer in computer science and software engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and founder of Platteville’s Girls Who Code Club, recently received a grant of more than $1,500 from the Platteville Community Fund, which will help support new opportunities for both the middle and high school-aged girls in the club and their college mentors.

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Pioneer Spotlight: Nancy Hammermeister

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Ever since Nancy Hammermeister began teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville about 10 years ago, she always encouraged her students to be curious and to ask questions. She is a lecturer of political science and mainly teaches introduction level, general education courses in American government.

Alexandria Lara and Alvin Watts

UW-Platteville students organize Black Lives Matter protest

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Black Lives Matter is the message two University of Wisconsin-Platteville activists are spreading in Southwest Wisconsin in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. On June 7, Alvin Watts and Alexandria Lara organized a peaceful protest at City Park in Platteville to bring awareness to systemic racism and police brutality.

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UW-Platteville celebrates national Pride Month

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is organizing virtual events throughout June, national Pride Month, to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Dr. Kevin Bernhardt

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Kevin Bernhardt

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
As a professor of agribusiness at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a UW-Extension farm management specialist, Dr. Kevin Bernhardt helps make an impact on both the current and future generations of the local agriculture industry.

Dr. Scott Melin

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Scott Melin

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Scott Melin joined UW-Platteville in 2017 and encourages his students to take away these important concepts: a lifelong learning approach, growth mindset and professional skills.

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A message to the campus community

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: UW-Platteville Leadership
A message to the UW-Platteville community from university leaders.

Elliott Manuel

Manuel receives award for research paper on post-Apartheid South African economy

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
The UW-Platteville Department of Social Sciences recently recognized Elliott Manuel, a soon-to-be senior political science major at UW-Platteville, with the Outstanding Social Sciences Paper Award. The award included a $200 stipend.

Krista Eiseman

Pioneer Spotlight: Krista Eiseman

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Krista Eiseman has been interested in the field of animal science from a young age. While attending UW-Platteville, she developed a particular interest in meat science. After earning her master's degree from North Dakota State University, where she studied meat science and muscle biology, she returned to UW-Platteville as an assistant professor of animal science in 2017.

Rachel Herman

Herman lends invaluable medical advice to university

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Paul Erickson
Rachel Herman, the UW-Platteville administrative director of Student Health Services, is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner who counts public health infectious disease among her expertise. She has been instrumental in not only offering leadership to the UW-Platteville Emergency Operations Center team but also to the UW System, as her pandemic planning was used as a blueprint for the 170,000 students across the state.

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Roth receives UW System award for project exploring authentic membership of marginalized identity

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
UW-Platteville alumnus Jason Roth, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in women, gender, and sexuality studies this May, recently received the UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium undergraduate research award for a workshop he developed, “Who Gets to Represent Whom? Authentic Membership, Organic Voices, and Allyship.”

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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.

Nicole Ryan

Pioneer Spotlight: Nicole Ryan

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Nicole Ryan, a University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior regional admission advisor connects prospective students to the university.

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Matching gift supports Pioneers Helping Pioneers fund

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Joshua Boots, assistant vice chancellor of development and alumni engagement, announced today that the UW-Platteville Foundation has received a $15,000 matching gift donation from an anonymous couple. This gift will match donations made to UW-Platteville’s $100,000 initiative in support of the Pioneers Helping Pioneers fund.

Scott Steder

Pioneer Spotlight: Scott Steder

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Scott Steder, a lecturer of art at UW-Platteville since fall 2017, teaches courses in sculpture, drawing, professional practices and all levels of ceramics. He was first drawn to the field of art in high school, when he took a ceramics class, and he never looked back.

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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.

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UW-Platteville instructor lends emergency management expertise

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Julie Durst, a lecturer in UW-Platteville's Department of Industrial Studies, is playing a significant role in Grant County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Called on for her expertise and nearly two decades of experience in the area of safety and risk management, Durst is serving as public information officer for the Southwest Wisconsin county during this crisis.

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Rugby team sends support during COVID-19 crisis

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The Women’s Rugby Club at UW-Platteville was coming off a terrific fall season. Ranked eighth in the country, they were looking forward to the spring season, but everything changed once COVID-19 hit. Instead of feeling defeated with their season being cancelled, Mackenzie Darkow, president of the rugby team, and her teammates decided to spread virtual messages of hope.

Dr. Melissa Gormley

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Melissa Gormley

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Melissa Gormley, who began teaching at UW-Platteville in 2008, has served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education since July 2016.

Amy Seeboth-Wilson

Impact of COVID-19 provides opportunity for research, connections

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Megan Hinderman
As organizations large and small struggle to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects on UW-Platteville and its surrounding communities are far-reaching. Yet, even as their own lives are disrupted, university students and staff have contributed to the greater good by sharing their skills and resources whenever possible and new opportunities for research and community-building have started to arise.

Craig Beytein

Pioneer Spotlight: Craig Beytien

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Craig Beytien is the Corporate Relations Executive Director at UW-Platteville. He develops and advances collaborations between industry and the university. Prior to joining UW-Platteville last fall he spent more than 20 years in higher education publishing, content development and educational technology.

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UW-Platteville named best value in higher education

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
According to two recently released rankings, UW-Platteville is being recognized as one of the best values in higher education, both in Wisconsin and across the nation.