Friday Features - Dec. 1, 2017

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Friday Features
December 1, 2017

Nohr Gallery seeking artwork to feature in Holiday Art Sale

Art Sale

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Nohr Gallery is seeking artwork to feature in its third annual Holiday Art Sale to be held Monday, Dec. 11-Thursday, Dec. 14. The event is designed to provide students, faculty and staff the opportunity to display and sell their handmade arts and crafts in the gallery.

UW-Platteville students, faculty and staff members who would like to participate in the Holiday Art Sale may contact Tom Cabezas, manager of the Nohr Gallery, at cabezast@uwplatt.edu or 608-342-2787. Members of UW-Platteville student clubs and organizations are encouraged to participate as well. 

All artwork submitted must be made and designed by the maker. All media is welcome. Nohr Gallery will supply tables, wall space and pedestals as well as sales staff to collect sales. A 15 percent sales commission will be collected to provide funding support for the event and future events at the gallery.

Larson discusses fire history research on WTIP Radio

Dr. Evan Larson, associate professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was recently interviewed on WTIP North Shore Community Radio (Grand Marais, Minnesota) about his research on the history of fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota.

In the radio program, “Community Conversations: Stories of Travel and Wilderness,” WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Larson about his ongoing research on the history of fire in the forests of the Upper Great Lakes region, what role people may have played in forming the forests encountered by early European explorers and settlers, and the implications for this work for forest managers and conservationists across the region.

The goal of Larson’s project, “Documenting Ojibwe Land Use Through Tree-Ring Analysis of Culturally Modified Trees in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness,” is to advance understanding about the interplay between people and the natural environment to further understand what factors led to the development of current landscape patterns.

Through this work, Larson and his research team are helping to transform the working definition of wilderness and deepen the understanding of the geographic, social and ecological underpinnings of the environment and environmental change to more completely integrate the influences of people in what are often considered “pristine” environments.

Larson’s research on the historical role of fire in the region has provided hands-on research experience for numerous UW-Platteville students and has leveraged nearly $400,000 of support through two grants from the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, a research contract with Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, and the Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement.

Listen to Larson’s interview online.

View more information about Larson and his team’s research online.

Online master’s in supply chain program ranked in top 5

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Integrated Supply Chain Management master’s degree program has been ranked at number five for its academic quality and reputation in the 20 Best Online Master’s in Logistics & Supply Chain Management Degrees for 2017.

“In the supply chain management field, employers value the experience and knowledge that comes with a master’s degree,” said David Heimerdinger, Integrated Supply Chain Management program coordinator. “UW-Platteville offers an affordable education, which provides people the opportunity to advance their educational and career goals.”

On average, supply chain managers earn upwards of $85,000 a year and a master’s degree significantly increases the annual salaries of managers to over $100,000. Supply chain management is currently in high demand with opportunities for careers as an operations manager, transport coordinator, vice president of purchasing, supply chain consultant, distribution center manager, and more.

College Choice reviewed credit hour costs, retention rates, and early average salaries of graduates to come up with the list of online institutions ranked. Data was pulled from the university’s website, Payscale.com, U.S. News & World Report, and The National Center for Education Statistics.

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