When it comes to the natural world, and our stewardship of it, consensus requires compromise. That’s the subject of the next spring 2023 Love of Learning lecture at UW-Platteville Richland, scheduled for Monday, April 24.
Bird-watching, bird-listening and local bird migration will be the subject of the first spring 2023 Love of Learning lecture on the UW-Platteville Richland campus.
UW-Platteville Richland student Justin Yeung has designed research to test the effectiveness of different social engineering techniques hackers are using to offset the growing awareness of phishing techniques among end-users. He will present his research plans and early findings to legislators, state leaders and peers from across the UW System at the 19th annual Research in the Rotunda.
The Richland County Campus Foundation, which raises funds to give financial support to students at UW-Platteville Richland, hosted its first Donor Reception on campus since 2019.
he next event in UW-Platteville Richland’s “Love of Learning” lecture series examines the art of investigation and deduction, and how the inquiring minds of real-life physicians and fictional detectives share some common ancestry.
Director Andrew Sharp hopes his adaptation of Betty Smith’s early-20th century novel “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” takes audiences back to a time and place that it’s easy to feel nostalgic about, but that also required a hardiness and honesty about life’s challenges.
A pair of sometimes-overlooked Renaissance artists will be the focus of the next Love of Learning lecture at UW-Platteville Richland on Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.
Jesse Goplen, who attended UW-Richland in 1998-99, will give the first lecture in the Fall 2022 Love of Learning series at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, discussing the development of cryptocurrencies and NFT marketplaces, and the ways they affect regular investors.
UW-Platteville Richland will restart the campus’ “Love of Learning” free series of public community educational presentations, offering three lectures on diverse topics in the campus’ Pippin Conference Center throughout the fall.
To celebrate a special UW-Platteville commencement, the lighting of the M and fireworks are planned for this Saturday, May 14 around 9:15 p.m. The university will celebrate the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021
Another campus tradition returns in person, as the annual Richland Road Rallye comes off the blocks and starts its engines on Friday, May 13 at UW-Platteville Richland. The event is a clue-solving, driving race at safe speeds that pits students, faculty, alumni and any other community members who want to test their knowledge of greater Richland County history and geography in a race to the finish line.
The “Love of Learning” lectures, a long tradition at UW-Platteville Richland, will return to campus on Thursday, April 28, when English Professor Marnie Dresser twice presents “Poetry on Purpose,”
UW-Platteville Richland will hold a special celebration event, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m., to include all campus graduates who missed out on in-person recognition at the campus since 2020, alongside other end-of-year awards and local congratulations to the class of 2022.
The Richland County Campus Foundation has pledged to continue funding its $1,200 first-year Richland Promise minimum scholarship guarantee for a student’s second year at UW-Platteville Richland.
Southwest Wisconsin’s growing IDEA Hub, which supports innovators and entrepreneurs as they translate ideas into action, will bring its free “Your Startup in 10 Minutes” experience to UW-Platteville’s two branch campuses.
UW-Platteville has hired Lisa Behling as Academic Advisor and Coach for UW-Platteville Richland. Behling earned an Associate degree from UW-Richland and previously worked as a Student Affairs Coordinator at the campus from 1999-2013.
UW-Platteville Richland receives funding from We Energies Foundation to support expanding outreach to underserved communitiesAuthored on: , Written by: John Christensen
UW-Platteville Richland will be expanding three of its new Professional Pathways programs, thanks to a new grant from the We Energies Foundation. The $5,000 grant, all targeted for the UW-Platteville Richland’s service area, will fund outreach efforts for programs for area high school students, particularly in traditionally underserved communities working toward enrolling in college.
Melanie Platt-Gibson has been named community outreach director for the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and the UW-Platteville Richland branch campuses, where she will connect the campuses with opportunities in support of programming and student recruitment.
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.
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.
The Richland Promise scholarship guarantee has been raised to $1,200 after a vote by the board of the Richland County Campus Foundation. All incoming new freshmen at UW-Platteville Richland who fill out a simple scholarship application will now be guaranteed at least $600 per semester.
The University of Wisconsin-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 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 Richland will offer free COVID-19 testing to area residents, ages five years and older, on Wednesdays from Nov. 18-Jan. 20. Participants do not need to be students or employees of the university.
After growing up in Canada, Demi Vetesnik, program manager for the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute, made the jump to the United States for college when a soccer scholarship led her to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2019, she joined the CEI team at UW-Platteville Richland Center. As part of her responsibilities, Vetesnik provides quality programming for the community she now lives in.
Dr. Brandon Fetterly is dean of the UW-Platteville Richland campus. As dean, he leads the operation of the campus, from academics and student affairs, budget and administration, and management of facilities and other operations; to external relations with alumni, the campus’ Foundation, local government, and other stakeholders.
The already-reduced application fee to attend UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County or UW-Platteville Richland will be completely waived from June 5-15, making it even easier for students to explore UW-Platteville’s two branch campuses as they start or continue toward their education goals, according to Assistant Provost for Branch Campus Operations Dr. Michael Compton.
For more than 40 years, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been an institutional leader in distance education. In 1978, UW-Platteville started a print-based program and then in 1999 the institution became the first public university in Wisconsin to offer degrees online. This experience in leadership helped make a smooth transition when the university and the branch campuses went into alternative delivery mode in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Academic support services are a key part of the educational experience at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and providers of these services – on all three campuses – are ensuring that doesn’t change with the move to alternative delivery.
UW-Platteville Richland announces “Richland Promise” $500 minimum scholarship guarantee for all newly enrolled studentsAuthored on: , Written by: John Christensen
All new, full-time freshman students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland for the 2020-21 academic year will be eligible for at least a $500 scholarship from the Richland County Campus Foundation and will also be considered for other awards as well.
Vietnam, Ha Nguyen’s home before enrolling at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, has undergone big structural economic change since the mid-1980s, when most market restrictions were lifted. She has performed a review of the Vietnamese government’s major economic policy changes over the last 30 years, and will share her research with legislators, state leaders, alumni and the public at the 17th annual Research in the Rotunda event.
As part of the expanding offerings at its branch campuses, and in partnership with the Richland County Campus Foundation, UW-Platteville announced new Launch scholarships for UW-Platteville Richland students studying in both Food and Agriculture, and Business Administration.
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
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.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education recognized several faculty and staff members at its 2019 Award Recognition Reception, held April 25 in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.
Awards were presented to the following individuals:
Although his higher education career hasn’t always taken a traditional path, Chris Hynek has always known about history, in particular his father’s own public history work documents. Hynek has painstakingly archived and digitized the quarterly journal Prehistoric American, of which his father was the long-time editor.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville formally dedicated the welcome signs at its new branch campuses in Baraboo and Richland Center Monday, further cementing the partnership that was made official July 1.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents formally approved the new names of the two UW-Platteville branch campuses Friday, cementing the relationship that will strengthen education across Southwest Wisconsin.
On June 29, the Higher Learning Commission approved the collaborative integration of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with two-year campuses UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW-Richland.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields met with students, faculty and staff at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW-Richland, just days after the UW System voted to integrate those institutions with UW-Platteville.