Friday Features - Feb. 21, 2014

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Friday Features
February 21, 2014

Student News

Pre-law students to gain career insight

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pre-Law Society will host a Pre-Law Meet-Up for pre-law students from UW-Platteville as well as from Loras College, University of Dubuque and Clarke University, in Dubuque, Iowa, on March 3 in the Platteville Rooms, Markee Pioneer Student Center from noon to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone who is interested in going to law school or finding out more about it.

At the event, students and other guests will have the opportunity to learn about the changing environment of legal education and the legal profession from three representatives from the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa: Marcella David, JD, associate dean and professor of law and international studies; Brian Farrell, JD, LLM, Ph.D., director of the Citizen Lawyer Program and academic support program, assistant director of the Center for Human Rights, and lecturer of international law and human rights; and Jessica Malott, JD, career advisor at the law school.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for pre-law students to meet people who are teaching law and helping pre-law students map out their future careers,” said Dr. John Rink, professor of political science and pre-law advisor at UW-Platteville. "This will be a high-impact experience for the students as they learn from professionals who have worked extensively in the field. They will learn about the law school experience, careers in the legal field and the job outlook for the field.”

For more information about the Pre-Law Society, contact Rink at (608) 342-1795 or

'Cribs' event coming to Southwest Hall

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Southwest Hall is hosting a new event called Southwest Hall Cribs on Tuesday, March 4 from 7-9 p.m. This event is based off the MTV show “Cribs.” Residents will win prizes for: the best common room, best bedroom, most cohesive suite and most unique suite item.

“With the amount of space that’s in a Southwest Hall suite, we know that residents put a lot of time into making their suite a home and we wanted to highlight that,” said Coree Burton, Southwest Hall resident director.

Guest judges will visit each participating suite. Winners will receive a prize as well as a certificate to hang in their suite or personal room.

“With lots of events that require students to go to a different location, why not bring the event to them,” said Burton.

Southwest Hall residents interested in participating may sign-up at the Southwest Hall front desk prior to March 4.

Campus News

Advising and Career Exploration Services office moves

The Advising and Career Exploration Services office has moved from Brigham Hall. The office is now located in Ullsvik Hall Room 0200. ACES is the academic advising home for any student who is undecided about a major and for career exploration. The office includes Helen Reynolds, coordinator; Penny Deakin, advisor; Chris Walter, advisor; and Angela Langemeier, program assistant. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or to speak to an advisor, call (608) 342-1033. Students can sign up with any of the advisors.

Pictured (left to right): Chris Walter, Angela Langemeier, Helen Reynolds and Penny Deakin.

Registration for 10,000 Steps Challenge opens March 3

UW-Platteville Student Health Services in partnership with UW-Platteville Outdoor Recreation and Bridgeway Commons encourages all students, staff and faculty to participate in this Wisconsin walking challenge. This four-week program begins Monday, March 24. Register online from March 3-19 on the Student Health Services webpage.   

Week two Recyclemania results ahead of last year's total

After two weeks of Recyclemania, UW-Platteville is ahead of last year's total, which was highest in the state, and very close to the goal of a 50 percent recycling rate.

The campus successfully recycled 46.5 percent of its eligible goods in the first week and 47.5 percent in the second. For recycling information, see the recycling homepage. Weekly results will also be posted in the university news Friday Features section.



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