Campus & Community

Dr. Mehdi Roopaei

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Mehdi Roopaei

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Mehdi Roopaei is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and joined UW-Platteville in 2018. He has several research interests, including machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Pioneers answer the call for help

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many UW-Platteville students are finding themselves facing mounting financial challenges. But in a show of Pioneer spirit, many alumni, friends, faculty and staff have already stepped in to help. Created in 2019, the Pioneers Helping Pioneers fund provides emergency financial support to students with unexpected expenses, outside of tuition. When a call for assistance went out to alumni, friends, faculty and staff last week, more than $5,500 was raised for the fund in only a few days, with donations continuing to come in.

Ullsvik Hall

Update Coronavirus

Authored on: Apr 04, 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 at UW-Platteville and shifted to alternative delivery of courses through the end of the 2020 spring semester. This applies to all three UW-Platteville campuses.

Kayla Golden

UW-Platteville student creates a community-wide mutual aid and care network

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Kayla Golden, a senior electrical engineering student at UW-Platteville, created the Platteville-area Mutual Aid and Collective Care Network – a support network for Platteville-area residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tammy Evetovich

Evetovich appointed as provost, vice chancellor

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced that Dr. Tammy Evetovich has been appointed provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at UW-Platteville.

Kristina Navarro

UW-Platteville names new athletic director

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is pleased to announce Dr. Kristina Navarro as the new director of athletics and assistant chancellor for sports administration.

James Valiga

Pioneer Spotlight: James Valiga

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
When James (Jim) Valiga began teaching geography classes at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in fall 2013, his main goal was to pass on his life experience and knowledge. Each day, he strives to provide students with the knowledge, skills and support they need to succeed in their careers and be curious about the world.

Theron Parsons

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Theron Parsons

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Theron Parsons, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 1996, teaches both clinical and non-clinical psychology courses. In addition to teaching full-time at the undergraduate level on campus, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses online for the university’s School of Education and Center for Distance Learning for more than 10 years.

Dr. Fang Yang

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Fang Yang

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
As an associate professor of electrical engineering, Dr. Fang Yang specializes in power engineering – an interest she developed during a summer camp in middle school, where she had a chance to visit power plants. Now she teaches these concepts to a unique group of students on the UW Oshkosh Fox Cities campus through the UW-Platteville Engineering Partnership.

Group of students on Border Immersion Trip

Students head south for immersive border experience

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
A group of 12 UW-Platteville students recently gained an up close and inside look at immigration policy, culture and complexities at the U.S.-Mexico border when they participated in a Border Immersion Trip to Texas and New Mexico, Jan. 18-26.

Chris Frayer

Frayer to receive Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Mathematical Association of America – Wisconsin Section
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Professor of Mathematics Dr. Chris Frayer will receive the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Mariela Shaker

Syrian refugee to discuss civil liberties through her music and journey to the United States

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

UPDATE: Due to safety and health concerns around COVID-19, this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure.


greg Nelson

Pioneer Spotlight: Greg Nelson

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
From the moment Greg Nelson began teaching studio art courses in graphic design and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in August 2002, his goal has been to share his experiences and knowledge of the industry with his students to help them succeed.

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.