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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


Most Affordable Online Colleges Master's in Engineering Management

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.