Press Release

School of Education works with area district to break down language barriers

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education is partnering with the Darlington (Wisconsin) Community School District to help break down language barriers.


Pioneer Athletics announces exclusive partnership with Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute

Authored on: , Written by: Lindsay Dietmeier

The UW-Platteville Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday an exclusive partnership with Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute and the Pioneer Sport Medicine and Sport Performance departments.


Two students honored with achievement award

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

Two UW-Platteville students were honored yesterday at a ceremony in Madison, with the Alliant Energy Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Award. Seniors Favour Butterfield and Marcelo Garay received the award, which recognizes the outstanding academic and community-service efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups who are pursuing a degree in business or engineering at UW-Madison or UW-Platteville.


UW-Platteville excels in latest U.S. News rankings

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UW-Platteville earned top rankings in the U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best College lists, released today. UW-Platteville is ranked 14th for Top Public Schools – Regional Universities Midwest and 49th for Best Undergraduate Engineering – Non-Doctorate.


UW-Platteville celebrates 45 years of pioneering distance education

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has hit another milestone in its storied history as a pioneer in distance education. This year marks the 45th year the university has provided high-quality distance education to students across the globe.


UW-Platteville sees increase in freshman class for second year, plus growth in overall enrollment

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UW-Platteville announced its preliminary fall enrollment estimates, which project growth in nearly every area, including an overall enrollment increase for the first time in seven years.


‘Life-changing experience’: Reflecting on 2023 Short-Term Faculty-Led programs

Authored on: , Written by: Stephen Kelley and Wendy Pothour-Miller

Imagine a world where you can travel to another country, immerse yourself in its culture and earn college credits simultaneously. At UW-Platteville, this is a reality through the Short-Term Faculty-Led courses.


STARS Silver rating reaffirms commitment to sustainability

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.


Pioneers' director of football operations selected to participate in NFL's Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville football team announces Director of Football Operations Kearstin Schweitzer has been selected to participate in the 2023 Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America pledges $1 million

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The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America has made the largest grant commitment in its history, pledging $1 million towards the building of the Dairy Pilot Plant and Training Center at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm.


Life-saving Narcan boxes installed on campus

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

UW-Platteville installed 15 Nalox-ZONE boxes across campus, containing naloxone, also known as Narcan, a lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The boxes were donated by the organization Wisconsin Voices for Recovery.


UW-Platteville honored by Focus on Energy for ongoing efforts to reduce energy usage

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

UW-Platteville was honored on June 6 for its ongoing commitment to sustainability by Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resources program.


M.S. Sport Administration preps graduates for immediate career success

Authored on: , Written by: Stephen Kelley

UW-Platteville's newest master's program saw its inaugural class of graduates cross the stage this spring. But even before the first notes of pomp and circumstance played, many Master of Science in Sport Administration students had already realized career success.


Project Management master’s program named nation’s top value for third straight year

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For the third straight year, the UW-Platteville Master of Science in Project Management program has been named the nation's top value by GreatValueSchools.org. The rankings were based on several metrics, prioritizing yearly tuition and graduation rate.


UW-Platteville, Madison College sign four new transfer agreements

Authored on: , Written by: Mel Charbonneau, Madison College

Leadership from both institutions gathered at Madison College’s Truax campus to sign four new transfer agreements, a continuation of their partnership and commitment to making it easier for students to transfer from Madison College to UW-Platteville’s bachelor’s degree programs.


UW-Platteville, Southwest Tech sign transfer agreements

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UW-Platteville and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College signed a transfer agreement that supports students continuing their education at UW-Platteville after completing the two-year liberal arts associate of science and associate of arts degrees.


UW System honors Plexus for collaborations with UW-Platteville

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The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored Plexus Corp. for its collaborations and contributions to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Wednesday at the Markee Pioneer Student Center with the UW System Regents Business Partnership Award.


UW-Platteville named a 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

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UW-Platteville is among the 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees, recognized for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness and ensure effective sustainability education.


Foundation Board pledges to match up to $100,000 during upcoming Pioneers Day of Giving

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

UW-Platteville will hold its Pioneers Day of Giving April 27-28, and members of the UW-Platteville Foundation Board of Directors have pledged to match any gift given throughout those two days, up to $100,000.


UW-Platteville to host event to celebrate female student veterans

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UW-Platteville will be celebrating female student veterans with the "I am Not Invisible" event, open to the public, on Tuesday, April 18.


UW-Platteville receives military friendly designation

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been named a 2023-24 Military Friendly School. The university has participated in the Military Friendly survey for the past four years, each year being granted the designation of Military Friendly School.


Regional organizations gain edge through Continuing Education Institute's customizable training

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Several regional businesses and government bodies have found countless benefits in the tailored training programs offered by UW-Platteville's Continuing Education Institute. These customized courses provide employees with the skills and knowledge required for success, leading to increased engagement and productivity.


Adapted Aquatics program honored with national award

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

UW-Platteville will be honored by the Society of Health and Physical Educators at its annual convention this week. The organization, known as SHAPE America, selected the Department of Health and Human Performance’s Adapted Aquatics program to receive its Adapted Physical Education/Activity Program of the Year Award.


UW-Platteville chancellor finalists named

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University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman announced three finalists for the position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.


Power of the pen: book inspires professor to teach continuing education course

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Sean Shannon knows the power of the pen and how the written word can change lives. Before an 18-year career teaching English, the UW-Platteville associate lecturer was on a very different life path. But then she found the book “The Artist's Way” by Julia Cameron.


UW-Platteville, UW Oshkosh partner to introduce new pathway to nursing degree

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

UW-Platteville and UW Oshkosh signed an agreement to offer a unique 3+1 dual bachelor degree program, providing UW-Platteville students with a pathway to earn a bachelor’s in nursing, while saving time and money. The new program hopes to address the significant shortage of healthcare professionals in Wisconsin and the tri-state region.


UW-Platteville accepting 2023 alumni award nominations

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The UW-Platteville Alumni Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for candidates for the 2023 awards.


Students travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, participate in Border Immersion Trip

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More than a dozen students traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border in January to participate in the TRIO, Student Support Services Border Immersion Trip to El Paso, Texas. Throughout the trip, students met with refugees, lawyers, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations to learn more about immigration policies and the legal system.


UW-Platteville to host ASCE Concrete Canoe society-wide finals

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This summer, UW-Platteville will welcome an estimated 400 students and guests from across the country as it hosts the 36th annual American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe Competition. The event, which runs June 10-12, is part of ASCE’s Civil Engineering Student Championships.


Spring Engineering Seminar Series announced

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The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is once again bringing real-world engineering projects to students, faculty and friends of the university with the spring 2023 EMS Engineering Seminar Series. Free and open to the public, the series will highlight four engineering projects and insight from experts in the field.


Solar array project recognized on RENEW Wisconsin honor roll

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UW-Platteville was recognized at RENEW Wisconsin’s 12th annual Renewable Energy Summit, held yesterday in Madison, Wisconsin, where the university’s solar array project was selected for the organization’s Clean Energy Honor Roll.


Engineering success: UW-Platteville programs earn plethora of top rankings

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For more than a century, UW-Platteville has distinguished itself in the realm of engineering education, cultivating a widely respected reputation in the process. Recently, the university's prestige was bolstered by earning several top rankings from College Factual, an independent data analytics firm based in New York.


Alumna establishes engineering scholarship focused on representation

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As a first-generation college graduate and often the only woman in her engineering courses, alumna Michelle (Schleusener) Rogers is continuing to break barriers through the Michelle Rogers Women in Engineering Scholarship endowed fund.


Kaiser family commits $1 million to UW-Platteville Foundation

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Corey Kaiser and his wife, Teah, recently made a pledge of $1 million, through the Kaiser Family Foundation Corporation, to the UW-Platteville Foundation to support facility upgrades on campus.


UW-Platteville to host inaugural Construction Safety Summit, welcome professionals from across country

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UW-Platteville, along with industry partners, is hosting the inaugural Construction Safety Summit, March 27-30. The event is open to construction safety professionals at any stage in their career, as well as manufacturers and distributors in the safety field.


UW-Platteville, Madison College expand engineering partnership

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In a ceremony today, officials from UW-Platteville and Madison College signed an updated agreement to expand engineering offerings to Madison College students. The new agreement will add UW-Platteville’s Bachelor of Science in industrial and systems engineering to the existing offerings for Madison College students.


UW-Platteville Foundation recognized with National Philanthropy Day Award

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The UW-Platteville Foundation was honored yesterday with the National Philanthropy Day Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Tri-State Chapter.


M.S. Criminal Justice program named one of nation's best online master's degrees

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UW-Platteville's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program was recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Online Criminal Justice Master's programs in the nation by Online Schools Guide. The rankings were based on affordability and reputation.


UW-Platteville dedicates Vietnam Veterans Memorial, honors students and alumni killed in action

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville dedicated a Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022. The memorial honors 12 UW-Platteville students and alumni who were killed in action in the Vietnam War.


UW-Platteville named state's top university for online student services

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UW-Platteville is being recognized as offering the best online student services in the state by Intelligent.com.


Hanner receives Dr. P.B. Poorman Award, first UW-Platteville student

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Senior Beck Hanner is being honored with the 2022 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People – UW-Platteville's first student to win the annual award, which recognizes UW System faculty, staff, students or community members for their excellence in advocacy, research, teaching or service on behalf of the LGBTQ+ communities.


UW-Platteville receives $1.3 million grant for transformational McNair Scholars Program

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UW-Platteville is the recipient of a highly-selective McNair Scholars Program Grant that will award a total of more than $1.3 million over a five-year period to fund projects designed to support diverse, first-generation, low-income students with effective preparation for doctoral studies. 


UW-Platteville, NICC sign three new transfer agreements for students pursuing agriculture

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

UW-Platteville and Northeast Iowa Community College recently signed three new articulation agreements that will streamline transfer opportunities for students pursuing agriculture. 


UW-Platteville receives silver military friendly designation

Authored on: , Written by: Kristie Reynolds

UW-Platteville has been named a 2022-23 Military Friendly School. The university has participated in the Military Friendly survey for the past three years, each year being granted the designation of Military Friendly School.


UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming week

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UW-Platteville will start Homecoming week on Sunday, Oct. 9, with celebrations ending at the lighting of the “M” on Saturday, Oct. 15. This year’s theme is “Haunted Homecoming.” The week will be filled with student activities, athletic events, alumni reunions and Pioneer pride.


Alumni Association to recognize distinguished and outstanding alumni award winners during Homecoming weekend

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UW-Platteville will celebrate its 2022 Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at the Alumni Association Awards on Friday, Oct. 14 in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts at 5 p.m.


UW-Platteville Online advisor earns statewide recognition

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For 20 years, Academic Advisor Joanna Muller has helped students reach their educational goals. On Sept. 29, that hard work will be officially recognized on the statewide stage when the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA) awards Muller the Advising Excellence Award.


UW-Platteville, Madison College sign transfer agreements

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UW-Platteville and Madison College celebrated the signing of three new transfer agreements between the schools, involving the programs of business management, construction management and criminal justice.


UW-Platteville sees 13% increase in freshman class

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UW-Platteville announced its preliminary fall enrollment estimates, which include 1,430 students in the new freshman class – a 13% increase over last year.


NSF grants $1.5 million for new civil and environmental engineering scholarship program

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UW-Platteville is the recipient of a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, which will create a unique scholarship program for civil and environmental engineering students and help bring an increased focus on equity in infrastructure to the field.


UW-Platteville to dedicate Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Authored on: , Written by: Alison Parkins

UW-Platteville will dedicate a new Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. The memorial will honor 12 UW-Platteville students and alumni killed in action.


‘A new era’: UW-Platteville celebrates opening of transformational Sesquicentennial Hall

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More than 300 members of the UW-Platteville community and tri-state region gathered to celebrate the opening of Sesquicentennial Hall – UW-Platteville’s newest, $55 million state-of-the-art engineering building – at a ribbon-cutting celebration on Sept. 1. 


UW-Platteville receives funding from DRA Core Grant, plans basketball tournament event

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UW-Platteville is the recipient of a 2022 DRA Core Grant that will help sponsor a men’s basketball tip-off classic tournament on the UW-Platteville campus this year.


UW-Platteville to celebrate grand opening of state-of-the-art engineering building

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UW-Platteville will celebrate the grand opening of its newest engineering building, Sesquicentennial Hall, on Thursday, Sept. 1. The $55 million building will adjoin Busby Hall of Engineering to create a 200,000-square-foot state-of-the-art complex that supports interdisciplinary engineering and computer science. 


UW System President Jay Rothman announces Wisconsin Tuition Promise with UW-La Crosse and UW-Platteville

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University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman today announced the creation of the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, a new initiative starting in fall 2023 to ensure underserved Wisconsin students can attend any UW System university without paying tuition or fees. 


UW-Platteville Foundation celebrates record year in fundraising

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For the third consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation achieved a record year in donations. Thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends and corporate partners, more than $7.4 million was raised during the 2022 fiscal year, which ended June 30.


Sherman honored with Outstanding Woman of Color Award

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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.


Show your Pioneer pride, get free admission at Summerfest

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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.


Muller honored with Outstanding Professional Academic Advisor Award 

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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. 


Fencl honored with Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

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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.


Schulenburg receives Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


UW-Platteville launches collaborative physician assistant program

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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.


UW-Platteville to offer free PMI® memberships to students

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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. 


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

Authored on: , 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.


Continuing Education Institute announces partnership with Association for Supply Chain Management

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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.


Interim provost, interim dean named

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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.


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

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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 announces renewable housing and dining grant for eligible freshmen

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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 Reaffirmed as PMI Global Accreditation Center University

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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.


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

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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.


Provost Tammy Evetovich named interim chancellor of UW-Platteville

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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.


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

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The UW-Platteville Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is offering three new, interactive summer coding camps for high school students.


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

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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.


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

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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. 


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

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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. 


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

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The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their comeback season with the Broadway hit musical, “Something Rotten!”


UW-Platteville 2021-22 COVID-19 Policies

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Guidelines to keep UW-Platteville safe as we return to in-person instruction in 2021-22.


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

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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 program training students to meet growing demand

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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.


Thompson to deliver UW-Platteville commencement address

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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.


Kelly appointed as new dean of College of LAE

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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. 


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

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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. 


Continuing Education Institute launches new management certificate program

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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. 


Pioneers Helping Pioneers program recognized with regents’ Diversity Award

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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. 


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

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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.


Registration opens for Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference, returning in March

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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. 


UW-Platteville to host Ebony Weekend Conference

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UW-Platteville's Black Student Union will host the 17th annual Ebony Weekend Conference Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19.


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

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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.


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

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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. 


UW-Platteville accepting alumni award nominations

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The UW-Platteville Alumni Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for candidates for the 2022 awards.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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. 


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

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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.


UW-Platteville to celebrate 207th commencement

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will celebrate its 207th commencement on Saturday, Dec. 11.


Heralded bioregional herbalist teaching for UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute

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Internationally-renowned bioregional herbalist Linda Conroy has signed on to teach three courses for the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute this winter and spring. 


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

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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.


Green Bay Packers grant to enhance experience of student-athletes

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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.  


Campus Climate Department honored with state award for diversity

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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. 


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

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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.


O’Connor receives PMI® Eric Jenett Award for Excellence

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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.


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

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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.


Two advisors honored with state-wide advising awards

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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.


UW-Platteville celebrates construction of Sesquicentennial Hall

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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 Accelerator launch to feature local startups

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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.


Panel to discuss Critical Race Theory

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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.


Young honored with Rising Star Award

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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.


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

Authored on: , 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.   


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

Authored on: , 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.


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

Authored on: , 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 delivers convocation address

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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. 


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

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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.


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

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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 Tuition Advantage Program offers discounts in Iowa, Illinois

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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. 


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

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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.


Continuing Education Institute announces Customer Service Certificate

Authored on: , 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 tours solar array, newly re-modeled Boebel Hall

Authored on: , 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.  


UW-Platteville announces graduate program in sport administration

Authored on: , 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 to offer two new graduate-level online certificates this fall

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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. 


UW-Platteville Online named a top Tech Savvy university

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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.


Parker selected to AASCU Emerging Leadership Program

Authored on: , 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.


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

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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 a Case for College series continues

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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.


Making a Case for College panel discussions announced

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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.


UW-Platteville launches Supply Chain Management certificate program

Authored on: , Written by: Eric Herbst

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces the launch of its new Supply Chain Management certificate program.


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

Authored on: , 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 


Experts share COVID-19 information at virtual panel event

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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.


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

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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. 


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

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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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


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

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The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces the launch of a new certificate program: Foundations of Project Management Practice.


UW-Platteville to build largest state-owned solar array

Authored on: , 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. 


Continuing Education class facilitates senior socialization during pandemic

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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 Shields provides color commentary for unforgettable Pioneer basketball season

Authored on: , 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.


M.S. Organizational Change Leadership program ranked fourth nationally

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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.


UW-Platteville accepting alumni award nominations

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


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

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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.


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

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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.


UW-Platteville reaches credit transfer agreement extensions with UCLA

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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.


UW-Platteville and its branch campuses launch full virtual tours

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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.


UW-Platteville expands COVID-19 testing to community

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville waives electronic application fee for two years

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville announces graduate-level credit for SHRM certificates

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces it will now award graduate-level credits for certificates earned through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


Confucius Institute to celebrate 2021 Chinese New Year

Authored on: , 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, UW-Stout to offer associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville alumni invited to participate in national survey

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville Continuing Education Launches Certified Financial Planning Certificate Program

Authored on: , 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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville Foundation covers application fees for prospective students

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The UW-Platteville Foundation is giving future Pioneers the opportunity to submit their college application at no cost until Saturday, Oct. 31.


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

Authored on: , 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.


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

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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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


EMS shop supervisors produce plexiglass barriers

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville re-inventing youth summer camps virtually

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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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


Evetovich appointed as provost, vice chancellor

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville names new athletic director

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville and Edgewood College Launch New Partnership

Authored on: , 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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


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

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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.


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

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


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

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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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville philosophy program rated great value in nation

Authored on: , 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.


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

Authored on: , 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 set to begin

Authored on: , 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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


Professional Studies to expand programming in Spanish

Authored on: , 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.


Board of Regents approves new UW-Platteville programs

Authored on: , Written by: Paul Erickson

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


UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships expands opportunities

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville and Madison College formalize three agreements

Authored on: , 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.


Mulroy-Bowden honored with distinguished service award

Authored on: , 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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville hosts 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest

Authored on: , 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.


Division of Professional Studies to host divisional open house

Authored on: , 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.


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

Authored on: , 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.


Pioneer Pledge promises to cover tuition and fees for eligible freshmen

Authored on: , 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.


Distance Education Alumni board sponsors Virtual 5K

Authored on: , 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 awarded Dubuque Racing Association grant

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville leads public institutions for best value

Authored on: , Written by: Paul Erickson

UW-Platteville is the top public institution in the state for best value, according to the 2019 SmartAsset ratings.


Pioneers honored with UW System award

Authored on: , 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.


College of Liberal Arts and Education honors scholarship recipients

Authored on: , 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.


Early childhood community to gather in Platteville

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville officials to accompany Gov. Evers to Japan

Authored on: , 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.


Master’s in Project Management online degree program recognized

Authored on: , 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


Performing Arts Series announces new season

Authored on: , 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.


Students and faculty shine at research and innovation symposium

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville to host Wisconsin Space Conference

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville, UW-Madison explore Physician Assistants partnership

Authored on: , 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.


UW-Platteville adds two associate degrees at branch campuses

Authored on: , 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


Headliners announced for Welcome Back concert

Authored on: , 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.


Fields receives honor for international advising

Authored on: , 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.


WiSys names Dykema 2019 Innovator of the Year

Authored on: , 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 Programs Featured in Two Rankings for Best Online Degrees

Authored on: , 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.


Tesdahl selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow

Authored on: , 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.


Symposium offers pre-vet students chance to grow

Authored on: , 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


Online M.S. in Engineering Ranked for Affordability

Authored on: , 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


Compton named interim assistant provost for branch campuses

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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.  


Dairy program would grow under new bill

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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.


Collins named School of Education Director

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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.


UW-Platteville to host UW System Reps’ Inclusivity Summit

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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.


Student advances board eraser prototype with the help of WiSys

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


Pioneer Farm receives multiple dairy awards

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


Professor panel to present on sexual harassment in the workplace

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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.


Engineering partnership renewed in Fox Valley

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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.


UW-Platteville begins strategic planning process

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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 to provide an opportunity for networking and collaboration

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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.


Collins named to WiRSA board as new higher education representative

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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.


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

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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


UW-Platteville to host Ebony Weekend Conference

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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.