Press Release

Early Childhood Conference

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

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

Georgia Shiu at commencement

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

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

Alumni award ceremony

UW-Platteville accepting alumni award nominations

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

Mickey Peasley

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

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

Intelligent ranking

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

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

Fall Campus

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

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

Corey Young

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

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

Commencement

UW-Platteville to celebrate 207th commencement

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

Linda Conroy

Heralded bioregional herbalist teaching for UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute

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

Mariela Shaker

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

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

Pioneer Leaders

Green Bay Packers grant to enhance experience of student-athletes

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

Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award Ceremony

Campus Climate Department honored with state award for diversity

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

Best online university graphic

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

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

Dr. Michael O'Connor Award

O’Connor receives PMI® Eric Jenett Award for Excellence

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

UW-Platteville campus

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

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

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

Two advisors honored with state-wide advising awards

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

Sesquicentennial Hall Construction Ceremony

UW-Platteville celebrates construction of Sesquicentennial Hall

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

Ullsvik Hall

UW-Platteville 2021-22 COVID-19 Policies

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Paul Erickson
Guidelines to keep UW-Platteville safe as we return to in-person instruction in 2021-22.

IDEA Hub

IDEA Hub Accelerator launch to feature local startups

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

Critical Race Theory Panel

Panel to discuss Critical Race Theory

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

Rising Star Ceremony

Young honored with Rising Star Award

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

UW-Platteville Campus

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

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

Boebel Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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

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

Chancellor Shields and President Wee

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

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

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


Chancellor Shields at Convocation

Chancellor Shields delivers convocation address

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