Richland

Idea Hub

IDEA Hub brings entrepreneurial workshop program to branch campuses

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
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.

Lisa Behling

New student advisor and coach Joins UW-Platteville Richland

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
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.

Richland Center Campus

UW-Platteville Richland receives funding from We Energies Foundation to support expanding outreach to underserved communities

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, 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

Platt-Gibson selected to lead community outreach for branch campuses

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
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. 

Making the Case for College Series

Making a Case for College series continues

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
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.

Students on campus

Making a Case for College panel discussions announced

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
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.

Richland Students

Richland Promise scholarship increases to $1,200 per year

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: John Christensen
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.

Baraboo campus

Baraboo Sauk County and Richland campuses get new virtual campus tours

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt and John Christensen

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.


Campus in fall

UW-Platteville waives electronic application fee for two years

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, 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.

Richland campus

UW-Platteville Richland to offer free COVID-19 testing to area residents

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
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.

Demi Vetesnik

Pioneer Spotlight: Demi Vetesnik

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
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.

Brandon Fetterly

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Brandon Fetterly

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
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.

Baraboo campus

No application fee to UW-Platteville branch campuses through June 15

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
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.

Spring campus

UW-Platteville continues to grow in online education; celebrating 42 years of experience

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
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.

Writing Center Tutoring Sign

Personalization, accessibility key to adapting to virtual academic support

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
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.

Richland campus

UW-Platteville Richland announces “Richland Promise” $500 minimum scholarship guarantee for all newly enrolled students

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, 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.

Richland project

Nguyen to present research on Vietnam economy

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
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.

Richland Campus

UW-Platteville Richland announces new Launch scholarships

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: John Christensen
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.

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


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.  

Left to right: Dr. Joan Riedle, Dr. John Nkemnji, Dr. Kara Candito, Dr. Frank King, Jr., Dr. Melissa Gormley, Dr. Shan Sappleton, Dr. Will LeSuer, and Carolyn Fries.

College of Liberal Arts and Education recognizes award recipients

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

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:


UW-Platteville Richland campus

Hynek documents a life dedicated to the preservation of prehistoric Native American culture

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: John Christensen

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 Americanof which his father was the long-time editor.


sign dedication ceremony

Signs dedicated at branch campuses

Authored on: Nov 11, 2018, Written by: Paul Erickson
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.

Students on campus

Board of Regents endorses branch campus names

Authored on: Aug 08, 2018, Written by: Paul Erickson
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.

Chancellor Shields speaking at UW-Platteville Richland.

HLC approves collaborative integration

Authored on: Jun 06, 2018, Written by: Paul Erickson
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.