Friday Features - May 27, 2016

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Friday Features
May 27, 2016
Tai Chi

Health professional students visit campus to learn tai chi

Recently, six students and the director from the Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center visited the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to learn tai chi from Instructor Kathy Zhang. 

The SR AHEC is active throughout the region and involved with the Wisconsin Express program for health professional students. This program gives health professions students an opportunity to become immersed in Wisconsin's diverse communities and cultures, while they explore health care delivery in medically underserved areas and learn from students in other disciplines.  Their goal is to improve access to health care by improving the number, distribution, and diversity of health care providers in the region. The SR AHEC is part of the larger Wisconsin AHEC.

“I didn't realize tai chi was challenging for both the mind and body,” said Laura Pettersen, executive director of SR AHEC. “It offered us a new perspective on a culture other than our own. Even though tai chi was challenging, our teacher, Kathy, was a positive motivator, patient and encouraging, making us all comfortable.”

“The students learned very fast even though tai chi is totally new to them,” said Zhang. “We went through almost the whole set of 24-form Yang Style.”

Tesdahl to present program on Alexander Hamilton

Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, will offer a special presentation on Alexander Hamilton at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa on Monday, July 11.  The event will be held on the 212th anniversary of Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s fateful duel. It will begin at 6 p.m. in the Aigler Auditorium.

Tesdahl is a specialist in early North American and Native American history.

The event is open to the public and no registration is required. For more information call the library at 563-589-4225 or visit

Online Project Management Program ranked top 15 in U.S.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville was recently recognized by Affordable Colleges Online for having one of the best online master’s degree programs in project management in the nation for 2016.

“This recognition is an incredible endorsement of the quality of our project management program, faculty and student services staff,” said Bill Haskins, program coordinator for the Master of Science in Project Management. “Our students are able to achieve their career goals because of the quality education received at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.”

In order for universities to qualify for this ranking they must be public, not-for-profit institutions and offer at least five online master’s degrees. Affordable Colleges Online evaluates qualifying schools based on graduate tuition and fees, academic and career counseling services, job placement of graduates and peer-based value.

“It is necessary to bring attention to the top-ranked programs that offer online master’s in project management programs,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of Affordable Colleges Online. “Not all students who desire a master’s degree in project management fit into the traditional college landscape; these programs give them the freedom to learn in the best way possible for them.


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