Campus & Community

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.

Chancellor and Ericksons

Ericksons’ major gift to support future Pioneers

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
Higher education has been a significant part of Jon and Dr. Tori Erickson’s lives, and their recently announced planned gift to support UW-Platteville scholarships will help ensure it is also a part of the lives of future generations of Pioneers. Their estate gift is among the largest bequests the university has ever received. The Ericksons were honored during the Homecoming celebration this past weekend.

Leigh Monhardt

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Leigh Monhardt

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Leigh Monhardt, associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, joined the university in 2007 and teaches all of the elementary and secondary science methods courses offered by the university’s School of Education, including two STEM-integrated science courses.

Katherine Caywood

Pioneer Spotlight: Katharine Caywood

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Katherine Caywood is the digital marketing manager at UW-Platteville, a newly created position in the Marketing department. Caywood ’10 is an alumna of UW-Platteville and credits her degree in fine arts with leading her to the marketing field.

Day of Giving Logo

Pioneer Day of Giving generates over $121,000 for student support

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Thanks to the generous donations of hundreds of alumni, faculty and staff, and other friends of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the UW-Platteville Foundation raised over $121,000 with its annual Day of Giving.

Tim Juedes

Pioneer Spotlight: Timothy Juedes

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Tim Juedes, a lecturer of criminal justice, is a UW-Platteville alumnus and has taught forensic investigation courses at the university since spring 2015. His specialties are fingerprint analysis and criminalistics.

Dr. Hao Chen

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Hao Chen connects marketing with the modern media age

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Garrison Ledbury

Dr. Hao Chen is celebrating his 10th year at UW-Platteville. Chen found his love of media and advertising at malls in his childhood when living in China.


Jodi Prosise

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Jodi Prosise

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Jodi Prosise recently joined UW-Platteville as the new chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. She brings with her a longtime passion and interest in the idea of empowerment through technology, or, improving the lives of individuals with disabilities – specifically in low-income areas – through designing and building assistive technology.

Cathy Riedl-Farrey

Pioneer Spotlight: Cathy Riedl-Farrey leads Financial Services

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

Every day is different for Cathy Riedl-Farrey, who is the director of Financial Services at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, depending on the requests coming in from campus or university leaders. “A day never goes by where I don’t use Excel.


Chancellor delivering convocation address

Chancellor Shields delivers convocation address

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

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields shared his intentions for the upcoming year at the annual all-campus convocation held on Thursday.


Raymond Pugh in lab with students

Pugh receives Innovations in Technology award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Raymond Pugh is one of two UW-Platteville faculty members to receive the Teaching and Technology Center’s 2019 Innovations in Technology for Teaching and Learning Award, providing him funds to purchase a new 3D printer.

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.