Press Release

Brittany Sherman

Sherman honored with Outstanding Woman of Color Award

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Brittany Sherman, a multicultural advisor in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, is being honored with this year's UW-Platteville Outstanding Woman of Color Award.

Summerfest

Show your Pioneer pride, get free admission at Summerfest

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is taking part in Summerfest’s Show Your College Pride Day. Students attending Summerfest who arrive at the Mid Gate Promotions Booth between noon and 3 p.m. on Friday, July 8 wearing UW-Platteville branded gear, such as a shirt or hat, will receive a free admission ticket.


Joanna Muller

Muller honored with Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award 

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley

Joanna Muller, an academic advisor in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Office of Professional Program Support, has earned the 2022 Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award for exemplifying the best qualities of academic staff advisors. 


Matt Fencl

Fencl honored with Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: John Christensen
Dr. Matthew J. Fencl, associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, is one of four recipients across the UW System receiving the 2022 James R. Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Chris Schulenburg

Schulenburg receives Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Chris Schulenburg, professor of Spanish at UW-Platteville, is one of four recipients across the UW System receiving the 2022 Alliant Energy James R. Underkofler Teaching Excellence award.

Graduate certificate badges

UW-Platteville graduate certificate programs offer digital badges to highlight professional skills

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Students who take advantage of UW-Platteville's graduate-level certificate programs will now begin receiving a digital badge following the successful completion of the program.

2022 commencement

UW-Platteville celebrates 208th commencement, presenting the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville celebrated its 208th commencement, recognizing the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021. The two ceremonies took place on May 14 in the Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.

Student studying

UW-Platteville launches collaborative physician assistant program

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
After several years of planning, UW-Platteville's collaborative Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is officially open to applicants, with the first cohort scheduled to begin in summer 2023. The program will allow UW-Platteville students to earn a degree through UW-Madison’s nationally-recognized Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, while remaining on the UW-Platteville campus to complete the coursework.

PMI and UW-Platteville Logos

UW-Platteville to offer free PMI® memberships to students

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst
Starting this May, UW-Platteville will participate in the Group Student Membership plan offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This collaboration provides free PMI memberships for all degree-seeking students in the Master of Science in Project Management program, and all other non-MSPM students enrolled in PROJMGT-prefixed courses. 

Commencement

UW-Platteville to hold 208th commencement, celebrating the class of 2022 and graduates of 2020 and 2021

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will celebrate the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 at the 208th commencement on Saturday, May 14.


Supply Chain Management and UW-Platteville logos

Continuing Education Institute announces partnership with Association for Supply Chain Management

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces a new partnership with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), a global leader in supply chain certification, in order to prepare learners to meet the ever-growing demand for well-trained and knowledgeable workers in the supply chain industry.

Pictured left to right are Dr. Charles Steiner and Dr. Wayne Weber.

Interim provost, interim dean named

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Paul Erickson
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Tammy Evetovich, who becomes the university’s interim chancellor on June 1, announced that Dr. Wayne Weber will replace her as the interim provost and vice chancellor when she assumes the chancellor role. Dr. Charles Steiner has been selected to serve as the interim dean of the College of BILSA.

Todd Johnson

Johnson family makes record gift of $10 million to the Foundation for student scholarships

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
In a ceremony today, Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced a monumental gift of $10 million from Todd and Susan Johnson – the largest gift to support the university in history. This transformational gift will establish the Capstan Scholarship Program, which will allow selected students to graduate debt free, providing scholarships covering full tuition, room, and board to students every year, beginning this fall.

UW-Platteville Campus

UW-Platteville announces renewable housing and dining grant for eligible freshmen

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville announced a new housing and dining grant for select incoming freshmen, offering them total potential savings of $4,000 across their four years of attendance.

UW-Platteville and PMI logos

UW-Platteville Reaffirmed as PMI Global Accreditation Center University

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
To demonstrate that UW-Platteville is preparing students for the rapidly growing and highly demanded field of project management, the Master of Science in Project Management program has been reaffirmed by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) through 2027.

Spring campus

M.S. in Integrated Supply Chain Management program renews credential transfer agreements

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program has renewed agreements on accepting professional credits transfers from two industry leaders in supply chain management certifications. The agreements affirm the quality of these certifications and allow another avenue for students to join UW-Platteville’s online master’s program.

Dr. Tammy Evetovich

Provost Tammy Evetovich named interim chancellor of UW-Platteville

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: UW System
University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo today named Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Tammy Evetovich as interim chancellor of UW-Platteville. Evetovich will begin that position June 1.

cybersecurity program

UW-Platteville to offer summer coding camps to high school students

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The UW-Platteville Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is offering three new, interactive summer coding camps for high school students.

Boebel Hall

M.S. in Criminal Justice program renews credential transfer agreements

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin -Platteville Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is pleased to announce its renewal of two transfer agreements which ensure students will have advanced placement with professional credentials in UW-Platteville’s highly-regarded online graduate program.

Kishore Thota

MSOCL student appointed as Chief Deputy Director of DPOR by Virginia Governor

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Learning while doing will be the new motto for Kishore Thota. The UW-Platteville Master's of Science in Organizational Change Leadership student was recently appointed by the Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, to serve as the chief deputy director of the Department of Professional Occupation Regulation, or DPOR. 

Danielle Feinberg

Distinguished lecturer to share how she brings imagined worlds to life at Pixar

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will host Danielle Feinberg, a visual effects supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, as this year’s distinguished lecturer. Feinberg’s lecture, “Bringing Imagined Worlds to Life,” is open to students, faculty, staff and community members and will take place from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, April 12 on Bo Ryan Court inside Williams Fieldhouse. 

Benjamin Lippincott as William Shakespeare

The Pioneer Players’ return to live theatre continues with the hilarious musical “Something Rotten!”

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Ann Farrelly
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their comeback season with the Broadway hit musical, “Something Rotten!”

Ullsvik Hall

UW-Platteville 2021-22 COVID-19 Policies

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Paul Erickson
Guidelines to keep UW-Platteville safe as we return to in-person instruction in 2021-22.

Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremony

UW-Platteville to celebrate 2020 and 2021 graduates at spring commencement

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville is welcoming back the graduates from spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 who missed their commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the class of 2022, the graduates have the opportunity to walk in the 208th spring commencement on Saturday, May 14.

CFP certificate

CFP Certificate program training students to meet growing demand

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley

Like many businesses these days, certified financial planners face a supply problem. According to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, more certified planners are over 70 than under the age of 30.


President Tommy Thompson on UW-Platteville campus

Thompson to deliver UW-Platteville commencement address

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wedlandt
Former Wisconsin Governor and current President of the University of Wisconsin System Tommy G. Thompson will deliver the principal speaker address at the 208th UW-Platteville spring commencement.

Dr. Hilton Kelly

Kelly appointed as new dean of College of LAE

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Tammy Evetovich announced the selection of Dr. Hilton Kelly as the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education. 

Markee Pioneer Student Center

UW-Platteville to host its first Pioneer Pitch: Master’s Showcase competition

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst
This spring, UW-Platteville will host its first Pioneer Pitch: Master's Showcase competition. The competition is open to all graduate students completing a seminar, capstone or thesis course, and will give them the opportunity to share their exciting research and projects to a wider community. 

Woman sitting with laptop open

Continuing Education Institute launches new management certificate program

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley

On the river to success, it takes skilled leaders to navigate the constant change in currents. Modern organizations now recognize the need for a flexible workforce to meet the challenges of the changing work environment. 


From left to right are UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields; Regent Brianna Tucker; UW-Platteville Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive Director Laura Franklin; Regent Vice President Karen Walsh; and Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III.

Pioneers Helping Pioneers program recognized with regents’ Diversity Award

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville's Pioneers Helping Pioneers emergency grant program was honored last week with the UW System Board of Regents’ 14th annual Diversity Award. The award recognizes individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. 

Christopher Gordon

UW-Platteville grad student uses education to prepare for life after military

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Christopher Gordon knows the importance of preparing for a mission – his 18-and-a-half years in the military ensured that. Now, he's training for a mission that will take him outside of his comfort zone – life as a civilian.

MCIC speakers

Registration opens for Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference, returning in March

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville's Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will return in March for a full month of workshops, presentations and panels. The conference is open to the public, and registration is available online at www.uwplatt.edu/mcic. 

Ebony Weekend, 2019

UW-Platteville to host Ebony Weekend Conference

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
UW-Platteville's Black Student Union will host the 17th annual Ebony Weekend Conference Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19.

Early Childhood Conference

Best-selling authors slated as keynote speakers at March 19 Early Childcare Conference

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Early childhood educators, parents and caregivers from across the country will have the opportunity to attend this year's Early Childhood Conference on Saturday, March 19.

Georgia Shiu at commencement

UW-Platteville launches new brand: ‘A Smart Investment’

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville launched its new brand campaign and tagline this week, “A Smart Investment,” which underscores the university’s longtime commitment to affordability, a student-centered experience, and strong focus on career-readiness. 

Alumni award ceremony

UW-Platteville accepting alumni award nominations

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
The UW-Platteville Alumni Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for candidates for the 2022 awards.

Mickey Peasley

Destination education: 69-year-old graduates with summa cum laude honors

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Education has been the vehicle to a better life for Mickey Peasley. Last month, the soon-to-be 70-year-old earned her bachelor's degree in business from UW-Platteville. It's a journey that has spanned decades and is far from finished.

Intelligent ranking

UW-Platteville Online recognized for 10 top programs in the U.S.

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's online and graduate programs are ranked amongst the best, according to Intelligent.com. The rankings are based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

Fall Campus

UW-Platteville expands merit scholarships, giving students potential to save additional $8,000

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
As part of its ongoing investment in student success, UW-Platteville announced that its Merit Scholarship is now renewable for all four years of a student’s education, offering a potential for up to $8,000 in savings. 

Corey Young

UW System honors Young with Dr. P.B. Poorman Award

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Corey Young, advisor in the UW-Platteville Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, received the 2021 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.

Commencement

UW-Platteville to celebrate 207th commencement

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will celebrate its 207th commencement on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Linda Conroy

Heralded bioregional herbalist teaching for UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Internationally-renowned bioregional herbalist Linda Conroy has signed on to teach three courses for the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute this winter and spring. 

Mariela Shaker

Syrian refugee to discuss civil liberties through her music and journey to the United States

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Syrian refugee Mariela Shaker will perform and speak on the topic of civil liberties at UW-Platteville on Monday, Nov. 22. The presentation will be held in the Richard & Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Pioneer Leaders

Green Bay Packers grant to enhance experience of student-athletes

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
The UW-Platteville Foundation is the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation. The grant will help to enhance the Pioneer Leadership Institute, thereby having a direct impact on Pioneer student-athletes’ leadership and career development opportunities.  

Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award Ceremony

Campus Climate Department honored with state award for diversity

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
During a ceremony at the State Capitol on Oct. 29, UW-Platteville’s Department of Campus Climate was honored with the 2021 Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award from the State Council on Affirmative Action. 

Best online university graphic

UW-Platteville named one of nation's top online universities

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville online programs have earned national recognition once again. This month, the university was named one of the 50 Top Online Colleges by CollegeValuesOnline.com.

Dr. Michael O'Connor Award

O’Connor receives PMI® Eric Jenett Award for Excellence

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
UW-Platteville announces another milestone achievement for one of its distinguished alumni. Dr. Michael O’Connor, a 2006 graduate of the Master of Science in Project Management program, was recently recognized as a winner of the 2021 Project Management Institute’s Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award.

UW-Platteville campus

Pioneer Pledge extended to neighboring states, promises to cover tuition and fees for eligible students

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville recently extended its Pioneer Pledge program to students in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota, guaranteeing that the cost of undergraduate, on-campus tuition and fees will be covered for any Pell-eligible, new freshmen attending the Platteville campus.

Pictured left to right are Kathleen Kerr and Dr. Lucie Kadjo.

Two advisors honored with state-wide advising awards

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Dr. Lucie Kadjo, assistant professor and coordinator of the Agribusiness Program, and Kathleen Kerr, academic advisor and coach, were recently recognized by the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association for excellence in advising.

Sesquicentennial Hall Construction Ceremony

UW-Platteville celebrates construction of Sesquicentennial Hall

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Members of the UW-Platteville community, partners, and local leaders gathered on Oct. 6 to celebrate the construction of the forthcoming Sesquicentennial Hall – UW-Platteville’s newest state-of-the-art engineering building.

IDEA Hub

IDEA Hub Accelerator launch to feature local startups

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville, in partnership with the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, will host the grand opening of the new IDEA Hub Accelerator on Monday, Oct. 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The IDEA Hub 3D Launch is open to the public to attend virtually or in person at the Platteville Incubator.

Critical Race Theory Panel

Panel to discuss Critical Race Theory

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will host “What is Critical Race Theory?” – a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session – on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Rising Star Ceremony

Young honored with Rising Star Award

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Corey Young, advisor in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, is being named a Rising Star by the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Young is one of only 12 recipients from the tri-state area to be recognized.

UW-Platteville Campus

Furthering commitment to accessibility, UW-Platteville waives enrollment deposit fee

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville is furthering its commitment to providing an accessible education, with its recent announcement that it will waive the $100 enrollment deposit fee, effective immediately. This follows last year’s waiving of the electronic application fees.   

Boebel Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates re-opening of renovated Boebel Hall

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
More than one hundred members of the UW-Platteville and greater Platteville communities celebrated the official re-opening of Boebel Hall at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 27.

Chancellor Shields and President Wee

Renewed articulation agreements ease transfer 
for students from NICC to UW-Platteville

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins, UW-Platteville and Doug Ropa, NICC

Officials from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Northeast Iowa Community College met on Friday, Aug. 27, to sign articulation agreements that will streamline transfer opportunities for students.


Chancellor Shields at Convocation

Chancellor Shields delivers convocation address

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields delivered the annual faculty and staff convocation on Thursday, where he reflected on the past year while sharing his outlook for the upcoming academic year. 

Supply Chain Management recognition

M.S. Integrated Supply Chain Management program honored for quality and affordability

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's Master's of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program has a reputation of providing students with the skills to succeed in a constantly evolving market. Now, the highly-respected degree program is recognized as one of the most affordable in the nation by GreatBusinessSchools.org.

Women in STEM

UW-Platteville receives 
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville’s Women in STEM program received the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

UW-Platteville campus

UW-Platteville Tuition Advantage Program offers discounts in Iowa, Illinois

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville's Tuition Advantage Program offers a discount on out-of-state tuition for eligible new freshmen and transfer students from Illinois and Iowa, making UW-Platteville tuition comparable to, or lower than, the resident cost of attendance at a public university in those states. 

Welcome Weekend, 2019

UW-Platteville prepares to welcome students back to campus, operate at full face-to-face capacity

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced that UW-Platteville is welcoming students, faculty and staff back in full face-to-face capacities, on all three campuses, for the 2021-22 academic year.

customer service

Continuing Education Institute announces Customer Service Certificate

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley

This fall, workers and students will have the opportunity to earn a Customer Service Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute. The program was designed to address a growing need in the tourism and hospitality industry and local chambers of commerce.


Gov. Evers meets with university leadership in Memorial Park, site of solar array

Gov. Evers tours solar array, newly re-modeled Boebel Hall

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers visited UW-Platteville on Monday, July 19, where he met with university leaders, toured the site of the soon-to-be-completed 2.4 megawatt solar array and the newly renovated Boebel Hall.  

Dr. Kristina Navarro, assistant chancellor and director of Athletics and Recreation

UW-Platteville announces graduate program in sport administration

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Dr. Kristina Navarro
Dr. Tammy Evetovich, provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Kristina Navarro, assistant chancellor and director of Athletics and Recreation, announced today the launch of a Master of Science in Sport Administration on the UW-Platteville main campus. The graduate program is built to provide students with the comprehensive leadership skills needed for careers in professional, collegiate, nonprofit, amateur, and recreational sport with a specific new focus on the global influence of sports.

UW-Platteville campus

UW-Platteville to offer two new graduate-level online certificates this fall

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville, in partnership with UW Extended Campus, will offer two new online certificates starting in September 2021. The graduate-level, semester-based certificates in Applied Bioinformatics and Senior Living and Services Leadership were intentionally designed to align with industry needs and high-growth occupations. 

Student with laptop

UW-Platteville Online named a top Tech Savvy university

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's reputation as a destination for online learning has been bolstered again. The school has been recognized as one of the top five Technology Savvy Online Schools in 2021 by Online Schools Center.

Dr. Philip Parker

Parker selected to AASCU Emerging Leadership Program

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Dr. Philip Parker, associate dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, is one of 35 higher education professionals from around the nation selected for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ 2021 Emerging Leaders Program.

Continuing Education Institute Youth Programs

It’s a ‘how-to’ summer for Continuing Education Institute youth programs

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
This summer, elementary through high school students will have the opportunity to learn by doing, as the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces its How-To Summer Series youth programming. 

Making the Case for College Series

Making a Case for College series continues

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The Making a Case for College series continues with two panels over the next two weeks. The idea for the program was born out of the desire to connect directly with students and show them the education, career, and life benefits of attending a UW-Platteville campus.

Students on campus

Making a Case for College panel discussions announced

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville will host three panels that will connect prospective students with academic experts, business and community leaders, and alumni. During the discussions, the experts will explain how the new and ongoing education pathways at UW-Platteville and its branch campuses in Richland and Baraboo Sauk County continue to set students up for personal, educational and professional success.

supply chain management

UW-Platteville launches Supply Chain Management certificate program

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces the launch of its new Supply Chain Management certificate program.

Organizational Change Leadership Best Value

M.S. Organizational Change Leadership program earns another top value recognition

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program is once again recognized as one of the best and affordable master's degree programs in the nation, according to the 2021 


COVID-19 panel

Experts share COVID-19 information at virtual panel event

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Nearly 150 tri-state area residents listened to a panel of experts at UW-Platteville discuss the latest information regarding the coronavirus and vaccines on March 11. A recording of the virtual panel is available for viewing.

COVID-19 panel

Panel of professors, health care professionals to discuss COVID-19

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will host a panel of experts to discuss the latest information regarding the coronavirus and vaccine. The event – COVID-19: Vaccines, Variants and Community Health – will take place virtually on Thursday, March 11, from 5–6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

Best Value Program

M.S. Project Management online program named nation’s best value

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's Master’s of Science in Project Management is recognized as the best value in the country in 2021, according to BestValueCollege.org.

Chris Yerges

M.S. Engineering student part of Daytona 500 winning team

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The win in NASCAR's biggest race came down to a few key seconds for lead engineer Chris Yerges and his team at Front Row Motorsports. But behind each of these winning seconds were countless hours of precise preparation and planning days before the rubber ever met the pavement. The work was certainly worth it for the UW-Platteville Master of Science in Engineering student, as driver Michael McDowell finished first at the Daytona 500.

project management

UW-Platteville launches project management certificate to meet growing business demand

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces the launch of a new certificate program: Foundations of Project Management Practice.

Existing solar array on Engineering Hall

UW-Platteville to build largest state-owned solar array

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville received state approval Thursday to construct a 2.4 megawatt solar array in Memorial Park. This will be the largest solar array owned by a Wisconsin state agency and will make the university the sixth-highest on-site producer of renewable energy among higher education institutions in the nation, setting UW-Platteville apart as a leader in its commitment to renewable energy. 

Conversations over Coffee Class

Continuing Education class facilitates senior socialization during pandemic

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
In response to data showing that loneliness has doubled for older adults in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, UW-Platteville's Continuing Education Institute saw an opportunity to help people socialize safely using Zoom and created the Conversations over Coffee classes.

Chancellor Dennis J. Shields

Chancellor Shields provides color commentary for unforgettable Pioneer basketball season

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Jason Piddington
Last week marked the return of basketball, and while fans aren’t able to attend sporting events, they will see a familiar face during the livestream, as Chancellor Dennis J. Shields takes to the announcer’s booth as the color commentator for all of the men’s and women’s basketball home games.

Best Value Organizational Change Leadership

M.S. Organizational Change Leadership program ranked fourth nationally

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The UW-Platteville Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program is ranked as the fourth best value in the country, according to the 2021 BestValueCollege.org ratings.

Ullsvik Hall

UW-Platteville accepting alumni award nominations

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Alumni Awards Committee is now accepting nominations of candidates for 2021.


Campus

New Name, Same Mission for UW-Platteville Distance Education in 2021

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The change of the calendar will also mean some changes for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. As part of a larger restructuring taking place at the university, the Center for Distance Learning will now have a new name: Office of Professional Program Support.

MSPM award

Online M.S. Project Management program recognized as a top value

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's online Master of Science in Project Management program was ranked as a Top 25 Best Value Online Graduate Programs for 2021 by Value Colleges. The ranking is based on the cost of the program and student-to-faculty ratios.

Ullsvik Hall in Winter

UW-Platteville reaches credit transfer agreement extensions with UCLA

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville has reached credit transfer agreement extensions with the University of California-Los Angeles. The partnership extension ensures UCLA Extension students will continue to have the opportunity to join one of UW-Platteville’s highly-regarded online graduate-level programs.

Campus in winter

UW-Platteville and its branch campuses launch full virtual tours

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville and its branch campuses, Baraboo Sauk County and Richland, are now offering full virtual tours featuring interactive video elements, messages from faculty and students, and 360-degree photos of the institutions and their respective communities.

Fieldhouse

UW-Platteville expands COVID-19 testing to community

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Paul Erickson
In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention and the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Platteville is opening an additional COVID-19 testing site on the main campus as well as testing sites on the branch campuses, following a new surge testing initiative announced Wednesday afternoon by the UW System to support communities throughout Wisconsin now facing dramatic increases of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations related to the ongoing outbreak.

Campus in fall

UW-Platteville waives electronic application fee for two years

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville is waiving electronic application fees, effective immediately, following the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents’ recent approval to waive the fees at 10 of its 13 universities for the next two years.

SHRM credit for credentials

UW-Platteville announces graduate-level credit for SHRM certificates

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces it will now award graduate-level credits for certificates earned through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Chinese New Year Celebration

Confucius Institute to celebrate 2021 Chinese New Year

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Marie Whisenant, Coordinator, Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute at UW-Platteville welcomes all to a free virtual Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2021, at 1 p.m.

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus

UW-Platteville, UW-Stout to offer associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
To further serve the needs of employees and employers in Southwest Wisconsin, UW-Platteville and UW-Stout will form a partnership starting in Fall 2021 – offering a new associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism, centered at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, joined with a pioneering transfer path available for students who want to continue toward a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management from UW-Stout’s nationally-recognized program.

fall campus

UW-Platteville alumni invited to participate in national survey

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville has partnered with the Career Leadership Collective, a higher education solutions group, to conduct a national online survey to collect career pathway data from alumni.

Dalton and UW-Platteville logos

UW-Platteville Continuing Education Launches Certified Financial Planning Certificate Program

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is pleased to announce a new partnership that will give students the ability to advance their careers by acquiring the knowledge and requirements needed to sit for the CFP® Certification Exam. Starting in October, Continuing Education Institute will begin offering Dalton Education’s CFP® Certification preparation curriculum.

spring campus

UW-Platteville expands cannabis-related offerings to include agriculture and horticulture certificate

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Based on overwhelming interest, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is pleased to announce the expansion of its cannabis-related certificates to include an Agriculture and Horticulture Certificate program.

Outdoor class

UW-Platteville Foundation covers application fees for prospective students

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The UW-Platteville Foundation is giving future Pioneers the opportunity to submit their college application at no cost until Saturday, Oct. 31.

aerial view of downtown Platteville and campus

Highly-competitive federal grant to bring $1.1 million new investment to region

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC) have been selected as co-applicants to receive a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration that will bring nearly $1.1 million of new investment to the region.

COVID-19 testing site

Free COVID-19 testing site on campus, Sept. 16-17

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The Grant County Health Department is offering a free community COVID-19 drive-through and walk-through testing site on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.

campus

UW-Platteville first in state to offer cannabis-related certificates

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: UW-Platteville Communications
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute has announced three certificate programs related to one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation: cannabis. The certificates are offered in partnership with Green Flower, a national leader in cannabis education.

plexiglass in EMS shop

EMS shop supervisors produce plexiglass barriers

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
College of EMS shop supervisors are producing self-supporting plexiglass barriers to help protect the campus community against COVID-19. The shop supervisors are teaming up with the Facilities Management department in creating the two-foot by two-foot countertop items with an etched university logo and a slot to pass papers through.

 A past participant from College for Kids and Middle School University works on a computer robotics project.

UW-Platteville re-inventing youth summer camps virtually

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education staff
The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is re-inventing its summer youth series, rolling out 11 virtual camps in place of its traditional face-to-face offerings.

Kayla Golden

UW-Platteville student creates a community-wide mutual aid and care network

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Kayla Golden, a senior electrical engineering student at UW-Platteville, created the Platteville-area Mutual Aid and Collective Care Network – a support network for Platteville-area residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tammy Evetovich

Evetovich appointed as provost, vice chancellor

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced that Dr. Tammy Evetovich has been appointed provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at UW-Platteville.

Kristina Navarro

UW-Platteville names new athletic director

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is pleased to announce Dr. Kristina Navarro as the new director of athletics and assistant chancellor for sports administration.

articulation signing

UW-Platteville and Edgewood College Launch New Partnership

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Ed Taylor, Edgewood College
UW-Platteville and Edgewood College are pleased to announce the Engineering Dual Degree, that will allow students to complete two degrees simultaneously. Students will earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics from Edgewood College, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering at UW-Platteville. The two institutions celebrated the agreement at a signing ceremony held today.

Rep. Melissa Sargent

WI State Assembly Rep. Sargent to present ‘Representation and Justice in Politics’ March 12

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
On Thursday, March 12, Wisconsin State Assembly Rep. Melissa Sargent will present “Representation and Justice in Politics” in Room 136 Doudna Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at 5 p.m. The presentation, sponsored by the university’s Social and Environmental Justice Program, is free and open to all.

Chris Frayer

Frayer to receive Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Mathematical Association of America – Wisconsin Section
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Professor of Mathematics Dr. Chris Frayer will receive the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Mariela Shaker

Syrian refugee to discuss civil liberties through her music and journey to the United States

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

UPDATE: Due to safety and health concerns around COVID-19, this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure.


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UW System Board of Regents approves new online Master of Science in cybersecurity

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: UW System
The UW System Board of Regents has granted its approval to offer a 12-course, 34-credit online master’s degree in cybersecurity. The program is a collaboration of University of Wisconsin Extended Campus and eight UW System campuses, including UW-Platteville.

College for Kids

Lancaster Community Fund to sponsor scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Tamera Bradley

The Charles “Sonny” Tiedemann Charitable Fund awarded $1,000 to the UW-Platteville College for Kids program during the Lancaster Community Grant presentation ceremony held at Vesperman Farms. The check was received by Jessica Munz, program manager.


Great value logo

UW-Platteville philosophy program rated great value in nation

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
UW-Platteville's philosophy program has been named to Great Value Colleges’ ranking of the 100 Great Value Colleges for a bachelor’s in philosophy for 2020.

college for kids

Platteville Community Fund awards scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Tamera Bradley

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College for Kids program was granted $700 from the Robert and Marian Graham Community Fund, which will provide full scholarships for seven students to attend the 2020 program.


Boebel Hall renovations

Boebel Hall renovations set to begin

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Paul Erickson
The $23.7 million Boebel Hall renovations are set to begin in the upcoming weeks. The project will renovate existing laboratory and classroom space to become instructional laboratories, preparation and support space, research and undergraduate research space and a general assignment classroom while adding stunning new looks.

Campus

UW-Platteville will receive EDA-funded technical assistance from Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc.

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Aidan Calvelli, Rural Innovation Initiative
Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. announced that the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been chosen in a highly competitive process to participate in the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, a technical assistance program supporting rural communities working to create digital economy jobs with an innovation hub strategy.

Graduates

Professional Studies to expand programming in Spanish

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Division of Professional Studies is in the design phase of expanding programs to be offered in Spanish. Currently, professional studies has five child care credential programs being offered in both English and Spanish.

campus

Board of Regents approves new UW-Platteville programs

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

To offer a wider array of programs to its students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville added three new offerings.


Signing agreement

UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships expands opportunities

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Kristine Zaballos, UW-Whitewater
An agreement, signed on Thursday, Dec. 5, will offer UW-Platteville Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering to more students in the region through UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships, and makes UW-Whitewater at Rock County an official UW-PEP Site.

signing ceremony

UW-Platteville and Madison College formalize three agreements

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Bill Bessette, Madison College
In a move that will benefit students from both institutions, Madison College and UW-Platteville signed three partnership agreements today that will provide clear pathways and transfer opportunities in the areas of engineering, biotechnology and veterinary technician.

Linda Mulroy-Bowden with award

Mulroy-Bowden honored with distinguished service award

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

Linda Mulroy-Bowden, executive director of student life and development at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently received the prestigious William B. Sweet Distinguished Service Award from the Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers.


MCIC

Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference to return to UW-Platteville in February

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
The Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will return to UW-Platteville Feb. 27-28, 2020. The conference offers an opportunity for participants to strengthen their capacity to understand, support and elevate their identities and the identities of others. The conference was held consecutively from 2011-2014, drawing, at times, nearly 1,000 attendees from across the Midwest.

Fall campus

UW-Platteville hosts 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
The Department of Mathematics hosted its 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest on Nov. 6. Nearly 800 students from 33 high schools in the tri-state area competed.

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.


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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.

UW-Platteville campus

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.

Campus

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.


criminal justice awards

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.


Dr. Jennifer Collins

Collins named School of Education Director

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

Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Dr. Joanne Wilson announced that Dr. Jennifer Collins is the new director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's School of Education.


Markee Pioneer Student Center on UW-Platteville campus

UW-Platteville to host UW System Reps’ Inclusivity Summit

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the UW System Representatives’ Inclusivity Summit Friday, April 12 through Saturday, April 13 in the university’s Markee Pioneer Student Center with a film showing in Lundeen Lecture Hall. The conference is free and open to all UW-Platteville students, faculty and staff.


Demonstrating 1swipe

Student advances board eraser prototype with the help of WiSys

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Abbey Pignatari

Caleb Dykema, a senior mechanical engineering major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is currently working on advancing his second prototype of 1Swipe.


Holstein cow

Pioneer Farm receives multiple dairy awards

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm is being awarded for its cattle and quality of milk.


Markee Pioneer Student Center on UW-Platteville campus

Professor panel to present on sexual harassment in the workplace

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Abbey Pignatari

University of Wisconsin-Platteville professors Mary Bartling and Marge Karsten from the School of Business were inspired by the #MeToo movement to dig deeper into the issue of harassment in the workplace. They will host a panel, open to the public, on this topic on Wednesday, March 27 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Chancellors Shields and Leavitt

Engineering partnership renewed in Fox Valley

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

The successful University of Wisconsin-Platteville Engineering Partnerships program will continue in the Fox Valley, UW-Platteville Dennis J. Shields and UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andy Leavitt announced at a joint news conference Friday in Menasha, Wisconsin.


Strategic planning discussion

UW-Platteville begins strategic planning process

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville began a comprehensive preparation for its future by beginning work on its next five-year strategic plan. Approximately 70 faculty, staff and students gathered recently to begin shaping its priorities.


Innovation mixer

Innovation mixer to provide an opportunity for networking and collaboration

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Kristie Chipera

University of Wisconsin System and University of Wisconsin-Platteville innovators from broad disciplines and backgrounds have once again teamed up to host the WiSys Innovation Mixer in an effort to provide students with a unique networking opportunity and to collaborate on an absurd design challenge. The event will take place on Monday, Feb.


Dr. Jennifer Collins

Collins named to WiRSA board as new higher education representative

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Dr. Jennifer Collins, assistant director of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was recently named to the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance board of directors as its new higher education representative.


Cheryl Brown Henderson

Daughter in landmark Brown v. Board of Education to speak at UW-Platteville

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education decision (May 17, 1954) and the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964), the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host “The Relevance of Brown v Board of Education in 21st Century Rural America,” on Monday, April 29, in the university’s


Ebony Conference

UW-Platteville to host Ebony Weekend Conference

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Black Student Union will host the 14th annual Ebony Weekend Conference Feb. 8-9, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday at the Markee Pioneer Student Center and concluding Saturday night in Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall. The event is open to students, faculty and the community.