Friday Features - Jan. 22, 2016

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Friday Features
January 22, 2016

“No Money, College Edition” publishes second issue

Students in the fall section of the Magazine Editing and Writing course instructed by Karen Pluemer, lecturer in the department of humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, published the second edition of the “No Money, College Edition” online magazine.

The purpose of this magazine is to give money saving tips and advice for students at the university to use to get a better value for their time and money in and around Platteville and the tri-state area.

The first edition of the magazine was published in the fall 2014 semester. Pluemer said that the goal of this magazine is to give students experience creating, editing, revising and designing content using online media.

The magazine can be accessed at

Dennis “Bose” Biddle returning to campus

Former Negro League baseball player Dennis “Bose” Biddle will be returning to campus to speak about his journey with the league on Monday, Feb. 1. The presentation will be held in Doudna Hall, room 136 at 6 p.m.

Biddle’s visit will kick off Ebony Weekend, which is scheduled for Feb. 5-7.

Biddle previously spoke on campus during the 2015 Ebony Weekend Conference.

For more information about Biddle, visit

Ivanov presents at Harvard University

Dr. Andrey Ivanov, assistant professor of history at UW-Platteville, presented at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., last fall at an event sponsored by Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute.

Ivanov discussed the history of Ukrainian diaspora in Rome, specifically students from Ukraine who studied in the academics of the eternal city from the 17th to 19th centuries who returned to the Russian Empire to become officials and ideologues of Russia’s modernization and reforms under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. In addition, he discussed the challenges and logistics of doing research on Russian and Ukrainian materials in the Roman archives.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UW-Platteville among nation’s top online programs

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville was recently rated as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Recognized for excellence were UW-Platteville’s online bachelor’s programs, as well as the graduate business and criminal justice programs. U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation, and admissions selectivity.

“This recognition affirms what we strive for every day – to offer quality programs that are taught by outstanding faculty, and to provide support services for our students that encourage their success,” said Dawn Drake, executive director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Alternative Delivery Systems. “Our students’ careers are soaring because of the quality education they’ve received here.”


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