Friday Features - March 21, 2014

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Friday Features
March 21, 2014

Student News

Students learn from supply chain professionals

A group of students, faculty members and administration from the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture attended a joint meeting of the American Production and Inventory Control Society and the American Society for Quality Training, Certification and Networks in Madison, Wis., recently. The meeting was hosted by UW-Madison’s Society for Management and Performance Excellence.

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management, while ASQ is a quality professional organization.

Michael Gapinski, quality manager at Fiskars, and Tom Vulovic, senior quality engineer at Fiskars, were the guest speakers. They discussed the topic of quality improvement with Chinese suppliers.

UW-Platteville hosts a campus chapter of APICS, which traditionally attends the monthly meetings in Madison.

Twelve students, along with Dr. Wayne Weber, dean of the College of BILSA; Dr. Jodi McDermott, assistant dean of the College of BILSA; Wendy Brooke, assistant professor, supply chain management; Todd Carothers, assistant professor, accounting; and Jason Woldt, assistant professor, supply chain management, attended the meeting. 

National Student Exchange Program offers unique experiences

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville National Student Exchange Program is designed to give students the opportunity to study at more than 170 other NSE campuses across the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, all while paying UW-Platteville tuition and fees.

“It’s a really awesome experience for students,” said Beth Molesworth, NSE program coordinator. “It makes them grow as a person because they are exposed to things they aren’t used to.”

To be eligible for the program, which has been at UW-Platteville for 15 years, students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, be at least sophomore standing, be a full-time student and must agree to remain a full-time student during the exchange period. Once approved, students work with an advisor on selecting classes that will transfer when they return.

Students can choose to go to other NSE campuses for a semester or a full academic year.

“Students that I’ve spoken with who have done the exchange program and come back always ask, ‘why don’t more people do this?’” said Molesworth.

International Night event to Feature Africa

The 49th annual International Night event is planned for Saturday, April 12 in Velzy Commons at Ullsvik Hall. Time for Africa will feature a global marketplace, African cuisine, an international fashion show, a UW-Platteville international student performance and a drum and dance performed by Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble. The global marketplace will be held from 4-5 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m.

Tickets, until April 3, are $9.95 for children under 12; $14 or three meal plans for UW-Platteville students with ID and $16 for those 12 years and older. Tickets after April 3 are $20 per person.

Tickets are required and are on sale at the University Box Office, Ullsvik Hall, by calling (608) 342-1298 or online at  

The event is sponsored by the International Student Club with support from SUFAC.


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