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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.

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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.

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UW-Platteville expands COVID-19 testing to community

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.