Press Release

block party

Division of Professional Studies to host divisional open house

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Eric Herbst
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Division of Professional Studies will host an open house and block party showcasing its many offerings to the public.

Gabe Riviere

Riviere honored for advancing diversity work at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: John Christensen

Gabe Riviere, information specialist in the Office of Student Services at University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, has received the UW System’s Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People. 


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Pioneer Pledge promises to cover tuition and fees for eligible freshmen

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville recently announced its Pioneer Pledge program, which will guarantee that the cost of undergraduate, on-campus tuition and fees will be covered for new freshmen who are Pell Grant-eligible Wisconsin residents.

Runners

Distance Education Alumni board sponsors Virtual 5K

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Education Alumni Board puts a unique spin on a 5K with their Virtual Distance Dash 5K Run/Walk and Anti-5K.

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UW-Platteville awarded Dubuque Racing Association grant

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Mike Gau
The UW-Platteville Division of Professional Studies was recently awarded a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association. Funds will help upgrade video conference equipment to outfit a conference room that is frequently used for meetings held among on-campus and remote participants.

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UW-Platteville leads public institutions for best value

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson
UW-Platteville is the top public institution in the state for best value, according to the 2019 SmartAsset ratings.

Dan Gnadt

Pioneers honored with UW System award

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Garrison Ledbury
Two alumni and one student earned the esteemed Alliant Energy Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award. Dan Gnadt, Julian Rodriguez and Luis Balleno Jr. will be honored for their academic achievements and university involvement at UW-Madison on Friday, Oct. 25.

LAE Scholarship recipients

College of Liberal Arts and Education honors scholarship recipients

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
On Thursday, Sept. 19, the College of Liberal Arts and Education recognized student scholarship recipients at a reception held in the Nohr Gallery. The College of LAE awarded 79 scholarships to 73 students.

Childhood conference

Early childhood community to gather in Platteville

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Tammy Bradley
Early childhood education professionals from across Wisconsin and the region will gather at the 2019 Early Childhood Seminar on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Markee Pioneer Student Center.

Governor Evers with UW-Platteville officials

UW-Platteville officials to accompany Gov. Evers to Japan

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields and Vice Chancellor for University Relations/Chief of Staff Rose Smyrski will accompany Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on his first-ever international trade mission to Japan.


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Master’s in Project Management online degree program recognized

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

The online Master of Science in Project Management at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been ranked in the 25 Best Affordable Master’s in Project Mana


Acoustic Eidolon

Performing Arts Series announces new season

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville announced the 2019-20 Performing Arts Series lineup. The new season will connect with people of all ages ranging from vocal, jazz, comedy, Broadway, instrumental, chamber, one-man show and dance.

Seneida Biendarra and Brian Tuttle receive first place in the WiSys Innovation Showcase for their rock-climbing innovation, "Skillzboard."

Students and faculty shine at research and innovation symposium

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Craig Sauer, WiSys
UW-Platteville senior mechanical engineering major Caleb Dykema was honored with the 2019 Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year Award. He was recognized for the creation of his “1Swipe” product, a full white or blackboard eraser that can be pushed across to erase, saving time and solving the issue of inefficiency in the classroom for STEM professors.

Wisconsin Space Conference

UW-Platteville to host Wisconsin Space Conference

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the 29th annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Thursday, Aug. 15 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. The event will bring together faculty, industry, students and community members from across the state with a common interest in aerospace.


Representatives from the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at UW-Madison joined UW-Platteville representatives and area health care professionals to discuss expanding UW-Madison’s PA program to UW-Platteville.

UW-Platteville, UW-Madison explore Physician Assistants partnership

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and UW-Madison are exploring a new collaboration aimed at addressing a shortage of physician assistants (PAs) in underserved rural areas.


Cow with students

UW-Platteville adds two associate degrees at branch campuses

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

To offer students more educational opportunities and to help meet the region’s workforce demands, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is offering new associate degrees at its branch campuses, UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and UW-Platteville Richland


Mitchel Tenpenny and Chris Lane

Headliners announced for Welcome Back concert

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Country breakout artists Mitchell Tenpenny and Chris Lane will take center stage at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Welcome Back concert on Monday, Sept. 2. The concert will be held in Williams Fieldhouse with doors opening at 6 p.m.


Dr. Kristina Fields

Fields receives honor for international advising

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Abbey Pignatari

Dr. Kristina Fields, professor of civil engineering, is one of two recipients recognized with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2019 Excellence in Advising International Students Award.


Caleb Dykema

WiSys names Dykema 2019 Innovator of the Year

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: University of Wisconsin System

For exemplary contributions to Wisconsin innovation, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Caleb Dykema will receive the 2019 Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year Award.


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Criminal Justice Programs Featured in Two Rankings for Best Online Degrees

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Amanda Miller

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville criminal justice programs have been recognized by Online School Report for best online degrees for 2019.


Dr. Eugene Tesdahl

Tesdahl selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is one of three UW-Platteville faculty members selected for the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program.


Thomas Lehmann, Alex Ferrari, Mason Sinda, Dr. Peter Ostrum, Sierra Evans, Maegan Kruescher, Stephanie Frey, Savanah Crews and Brenna Diehl.

Symposium offers pre-vet students chance to grow

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Dr. Krista Hardyman

The Pre-Veterinary Club at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently attended the annual American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium at Pennsylvania State University, where students had the opportunity to attend various lectures and wet labs related to veterinary medicine, as well as meet and talk with specific veterinary colleg


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Online M.S. in Engineering Ranked for Affordability

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Amanda Miller

The online Master of Science in Engineering program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been ranked in the 2019 Most Affordable Master’s in Engineering Manag


Mike Compton

Compton named interim assistant provost for branch campuses

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson
Compton is in his 24th year at UW-Platteville, currently serving as professor of environmental horticulture and plant biotechnology. He previously served as the director of the School of Agriculture for nine years. Prior to UW-Platteville, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Central Florida Research and Education Center, a branch campus of the University of Florida.  

Student with a horse at Pioneer Farm

Dairy program would grow under new bill

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

The UW Dairy Innovation Hub was approved in the new state budget. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville dairy program would grow significantly under a proposed University of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub bill introduced this week to the state legislature.