Diversity Equity and Inclusion

UW-Platteville sign

Hispanic Outreach program builds connections across Southwest Wisconsin

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville's Hispanic Outreach program continues to grow as it connects the institution, area businesses and Southwest Wisconsin Hispanic and Latinx communities through a variety of initiatives.

From left to right are UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields; Regent Brianna Tucker; UW-Platteville Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive Director Laura Franklin; Regent Vice President Karen Walsh; and Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III.

Pioneers Helping Pioneers program recognized with regents’ Diversity Award

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville's Pioneers Helping Pioneers emergency grant program was honored last week with the UW System Board of Regents’ 14th annual Diversity Award. The award recognizes individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. 

MCIC speakers

Registration opens for Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference, returning in March

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville's Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will return in March for a full month of workshops, presentations and panels. The conference is open to the public, and registration is available online at www.uwplatt.edu/mcic. 

Ebony Weekend, 2019

UW-Platteville to host Ebony Weekend Conference

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
UW-Platteville's Black Student Union will host the 17th annual Ebony Weekend Conference Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19.

Students from Darlington High School visit with Dr. Chris Schulenburg, professor of Spanish.

UW-Platteville hosts specialty group tours, introducing prospective students to campus

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville hosted several specialty visits this fall, bringing dozens of students from across the tri-state area to campus. The events included Spanish Visit Day on Oct. 16, a Darlington [Wisconsin] High School ESL group visit on Oct. 21 and, most recently, a Multicultural Visit Day on Nov. 13.

Corey Young

UW System honors Young with Dr. P.B. Poorman Award

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Corey Young, advisor in the UW-Platteville Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, received the 2021 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.

MCIC

Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference Series to return in March, call for proposals announced

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville's Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will return this March to offer workshops, presentations and panels on various topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Conference organizers are currently accepting program proposals through Dec. 29. 

Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award Ceremony

Campus Climate Department honored with state award for diversity

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
During a ceremony at the State Capitol on Oct. 29, UW-Platteville’s Department of Campus Climate was honored with the 2021 Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award from the State Council on Affirmative Action. 

Andrew W. Thundercloud

UW-Platteville to host sixth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will host its sixth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture, “Hocąk: Language is Our Culture,” presented by Andrew W. Thundercloud. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall and is open to the public. 

Rising Star Ceremony

Young honored with Rising Star Award

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Corey Young, advisor in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, is being named a Rising Star by the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Young is one of only 12 recipients from the tri-state area to be recognized.

Lakisha Clinton

Drawing from time on campus, alumna continues to pay it forward

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Lakisha Clinton lives by the mottos “knowledge is power” and “pay it forward.” From her time at UW-Platteville, through her successful career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and her recent induction into a selective scholarship award program, she has been driven by her love for public service and being a champion for others.

Dr. Wayne Weber, dean of the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture

Campus Climate department recognizes commitment to learning, growth across campus

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Emily Stier
The Department of Campus Climate at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recognizes administrators and faculty who show commitment to learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Angela Yang

Yang receives Outstanding Woman of Color Award

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Angela Yang, the TRIO student support services advisor and SUCCEED coordinator, is being honored with the 2021 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Outstanding Woman of Color Award.

Samantha Lopez leads the Building Leaders Through the Prioritization of Self workshop.

New student workshop explores connection between mental health and leadership

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
More than a dozen students recently completed the new five-week workshop, “Building Leaders Through the Prioritization of Self,” hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Created in response to the specific needs of underrepresented minority students at UW-Platteville, the workshop takes a unique approach to leadership development as it explores the interconnected nature of self-care, mental health and leadership.

Pathway to Progress

Panel of industry leaders to address diversity in engineering and construction

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host Pathway to Progress: A Panel Discussion on the importance of Diversity in the Engineering, Construction, and Safety Industries on Wednesday, April 14, from 5:15-6:45 p.m. The virtual event is free and open to the public. 

Triston King

Pioneer Spotlight: Triston King

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Triston King is the associate director in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at UW-Platteville. The Milwaukee native earned his undergraduate degree in communication with a minor in women and gender studies from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his master’s degree in student affairs of higher education from Marquette University.

Pioneer Provisions

Pioneer Provisions moves to new location, expands offerings

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Pioneer Provisions, the free pantry on campus for students experiencing food insecurity, has opened its new location within Glenview Commons. The pantry is now located in the northeast entrance of Glenview Commons. The new location provides more space, has new equipment and offers a selection of school supplies, household items and clothing from the new Pioneer Restore “Free-Store” for students.

ASEE Award

UW-Platteville engineering honored by national diversity recognition program

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is being celebrated for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) recently recognized the college with the Bronze Level Award for the ASEE Diversity Program – the highest-level award issued this cycle.  

Nuria Madueno Morales

From Peru to Platteville, Madueno Morales prepares to graduate

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
When Nuria Madueno Morales traveled from her hometown of Lima, Peru, to UW-Platteville in January 2019, she expected to be on campus only one semester as part of an international exchange program. Now, nearly two years later, she is preparing to graduate from UW-Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, after finding opportunities and support on campus that made it feel like home.

Kaley Mumma during her 2019 internship growing tomatoes on roof of Glenview Commons.

Mumma presents research marking 19th amendment anniversary

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Kaley Mumma, a senior from Byron, Illinois, was selected to present at the 2020 Red River Women’s Studies Conference, hosted by North Dakota State University last week. The conference’s theme, “Imperfect History,” marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

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.

Pride Month

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.

Jason Roth with Dr. Dong Isbister

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.”

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.