Media Hits: Newspaper: 2014

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DeForest Times-Tribune
Juneau County Star Times
La Crosse Tribune
Kenosha News
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
New York Daily News
Oshkosh Northwestern


The Platteville Journal
Quad-City Times
The Rock River Times
Rockford Register Star
Sheboygan Press
The Star - Sun Prairie
Telegraph Herald
Wisconsin State Journal



DeForest Times-Tribune

Going for the gold (Alum Tyler Sigl) - April 10, 2014
—He may have won the past two Crazylegs Classic races, but Tyler Sigl is anything but complacent when it comes to this year's competition. See article.

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Juneau County Star Times

FFA member receives scholarship - May 14, 2014
—The Wisconsin FFA Foundation announced its 2014 scholarship recipients, and Kadence Walsh from the Mauston FFA was selected to receive the ANIMART scholarship. See article.

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La Crosse Tribune

Loew to give keynote address at Wisconsin History Symposium - March 5, 2014
—Patty Loew, former co-host of "In Wisconsin" on WHA-TV (PBS) and author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin," will present the keynote address "Dances with History: An Indigenous Approach to Recounting the Past" at the Wisconsin History Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, April 4. See article.

Student-made vehicle shines at contest - May 15, 2014
—A battery-powered vehicle built and designed by students in an advanced engineering class at Bangor High School finished second in maneuverability and second in endurance at a competition held May 2-3 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. See article.

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Kenosha News

Leading Off: Reigel one branch on the Ryan coaching tree - March 13, 2014
—Searching for some historical nuggets recently, my colleague Mike Larsen and I were perusing the roster of the 1994-95 UW-Platteville men's basketball team. See article.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Edible insects slowly crawl into mainstream U.S. dining - May 24, 2014
—An up-and-coming protein source is tucked in an alphabetically organized display of novelty candies at Allo! Chocolat in Waukesha, alongside the Chiclets and Cinna-sticks. See article.

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New York Daily News

NCAA Final Four: How Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan grew legend in state long before 2014 run
—Past the mining museum on Main Street, the Piggly Wiggly supermarket five blocks down and the Pioneer Ford dealership where Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan once bought a white Mercury Tracer with blue interior, a court bears his name. See article.

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Oshkosh Northwestern

UW-Platteville industrial studies students represent U.S. at Moldex3D Global Innovation Talent Award Contest - March 6, 2014
—University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Teng Yang, Bryce Blackbourn and Kevon Tabrizi received the special prize for their flow ability analysis at the 2013 Moldex3D Global Innovation Talent Award Contest in Hsinchu, Taiwan. See article.

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Platteville Journal

UW-Platteville engineering students develop use for quadcopters - Jan. 8, 2014
—Quadcopters are a growing point of interest for students involved in the Society of Physics Students at UW-Platteville. See article.

UW-Madison chancellor talks collaboration at UW-Platteville - Jan. 15, 2014
—UW-Platteville officials hosted UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank at the UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm. See article.

UW-Platteville student receives Civil Air Patrol highest honor - Jan. 22, 2014
—Gov. Scott Walker presented Civil Air Patrol Cadet Jacob Napp with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the Civil Air Patrol's highest cadet honor. See article. 

UW-Platteville Confucius Institute Chinese Festival Feb. 2  - Jan. 22, 2014
—UW-Platteville's Confucius Institute will host its sixth annual Chinese Festival in Ullsvik Hall Velzy Commons. See article.

PHS Jazz Ensemble Starts 44th UWP Jazz Festival - Feb. 26, 2014
—The 44th annual UW-Platteville Jazz Festival kicked off with the Platteville High School Hillmen Jazz Ensemble Feb. 7. See article.

To See Thee More Clearly: UWP Presents 'Godspell' - March 18, 2014
—UW-Platteville's Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present their spring musical "Godspell" in the Center for the Arts Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. See article.

UW-Platteville students hold Venezuela Vigil - March 18, 2014
—For the past month and a half, the international news eye has been trained on Venezuela and the protests have rocked the country as pictures of armed soldiers and smoky streets were shared with the rest of the world. See article.

Learning from history - April 9, 2014
—We often hear that we should support our local schools. The public schools also support the local communities by building community spirit through the kid activities, plays, music, sports, etc. Auditoriums and theaters are often important community resources. See article. 

A month of awareness: chancellor's letter to the editor - April 9, 2014
—April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which offers an opportunity to highlight UW-Platteville's many on-going efforts to prevent sexual assault and assist those affected by sexual violence. See article.

State is Saturday: UWP to host State Solo and Ensemble Festival - April 23, 2014
—Thousands of dedicated middle and high school student musicians from across the state are preparing for the Wisconsin School of Music Association State Solo & Ensemble Festival. See article.

Finding your passion, and what you can do with it - May 14, 2014
—One of the pieces of career advice frequently found, among other places, in graduation speeches is to follow your passion. See article.

The Platteville Bears - July 16, 2014
—In 1984, the attention of the American sports fan was on the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, while the attention of the Midwest sports fan may have been on the uncharacteristically competitive Chicago Cubs. See article.

1949 mining school grad gives UW-Platteville its largest gift - Oct. 29, 2014
—Arthur Masbruch gave UW-Platteville a Homecoming memory when he donated the largest gift in university history, a total described as a multi-million dollar gift. See article.

On Heartbreak Standard Time, There are No Smokes, No Beer, No Alice - Nov. 18, 2014
—UW-Platteville's Stephen Shepherd teaches writing during the day and then he records CDs. See article.

UW-Platteville professor honored by state organization - Nov. 19, 2014
—Dr. Colleen A. McCabe of UW-Platteville received the Health Educator of the Year Award from Wisconsin Health and Physical Education. See article.

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Quad-City Times

CSI: The job possibilities - March 22, 2014
—The Putnam Museum in Davenport showed how science and sleuthing come together in crime scene investigation with a job fair Saturday. See article.

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The Rock River Times

U of I College of Medicine, UW-Platteville join forces on Medical Biotechnology program - May 21, 2014
—The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford's Master of Science in Medical Biotechnologoy Program has entered into an agreement with University of Wisconsin-Platteville to allow qualified UW-Platteville students to participate in a Guaranteed Admissions into the MBT graduate program. See article.

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Rockford Register Star

High school courses help recruit for Rockford law enforcement - Nov. 2, 2014
—A course being piloted at Jefferson High School is exposing students to a potential career in law enforcement and could provide the Rockford Police Department a diverse source of future recruits. See article.

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Sheboygan Press

Bridging the miles: Distance learning helps students earn degrees locally - April 12, 2014
—Scott Hiles knows firsthand the impact technology can make on someone's life and career. See article.

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The Star (Sun Prairie)

Sun Prairie native presents criminalistics work at conference - Feb. 14, 2014
—Sun Prairie native Jen Yoder was among the six students and two faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chemistry Department who recently attended and presented research at the 42nd annual meeting of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists in Dayton, Ohio. See article.

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Telegraph Herald

UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm leaves visitors impressed - Jan. 9, 2014
—What University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank already knew was reinforced today in her first visit to UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm. See article.

UW-Platteville's ticketing has expanded features - Jan. 11, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville University Box Office has a new online ticketing system called "Box Office," provided by vendor SeatAdvisor Inc. See article.

Improvement of state taxes topic of forum at UW-Platteville - Jan. 16, 2014
—Should Wisconsin reduce its state taxes? Which ones? Those are the questions being asked by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration during a series of forums being held throughout the state. See article. 

'Broadway's Next H!T' comes to Platteville - Jan. 23, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts will present "Broadway's Next H!T Musical," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. See article.

UW-Platteville will host annual festival, Chinese New Year - Jan. 23, 2014
—The sixth annual Spring Festival Chinese New Year will take place 1–3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. See article.

Goat milk sees steady rise in popularity — Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association holds state convention at UW-Platteville - Feb. 8, 2014
—Katie Hedrich's parents spent part of their honeymoon visiting a Tennessee goat farm. On family vacations later, the couple and their five children would visit dairy goat farms. See article.

Ambitious student building a sailboat — UW-P junior takes on a challenging project for an engineering class - Feb. 10, 2014
—Growing up in Appleton, Hayley Cullen spent numerous summers boating at nearby 137,700-acre Lake Winnebago. See article.

UW-P designated as military friendly - Feb. 11, 2014
—Military Advanced Education has given the University of Wisconsin-Platteville the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its 2014 Guide to Military-friendly Colleges & Universities. See article.

UW-P to host Tri-State Honors Band Festival - Feb. 12, 2014
—The eighth annual University of Wisconsin-Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Festival concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Center for the Arts. See article.

UW-P to stage drama - Feb. 14, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts' Theatre and Pioneer Players will present Marsha Norman's play, "'night Mother." See article.

Retired UW-P faculty member's play slated to be performed in Madison - Feb. 18, 2014
—Retired University of Wisconsin-Platteville English lecturer Gary Kriewald's fourth play, "Clippies," will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 27-28, in the Rotunda Studio at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wis. See article.

Walker to speak at Republican event in Platteville in March - Feb. 19, 2014
—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will deliver the keynote address at a Republican Party event next month in Platteville. See article. 

50 years for UW-P radio station - Feb. 19, 2014
—It's only coincidence that two music milestones occurred 50 years ago in February 1964 -- The Beatles began their North American tour, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's radio station WSUP (91 FM) started broadcasting. See article.

Presenters with shared history to appear at UW-Platteville - Feb. 27, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host two presenters with a shared history as its 2014 Distinguished Lecturers on Wednesday, April 2. See article.

Heartland Festival to host auditions Saturday - Feb. 28, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host auditions for its Heartland Festival Saturday, March 1. See article.

Luther's next president has ties to UD, UW-P - Feb. 28, 2014
A woman with University of Dubuque and University of Wisconsin-Platteville ties has been elected the 10th president of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. See article.

Scott Walker in Platteville: Keep the momentum going - March 3, 2014
—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Grant County Republicans it will take effort to continue the state's economic recovery. See article.

17th Fasching/Carnaval set for tonight - March 4, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Humanities and French and German clubs are sponsoring the 17th annual Fasching/Carnaval from 5 to 9 p.m. today, in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. See article.

Shakespeare, spies and vampires topics at forum - March 4, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education will host its second faculty forum of the spring semester, "Shakespeare, Spies, and Vampires: The Ethics of Historical Fiction and Costume Drama," from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Lundeen Lecture Hall, 103 Doudna Hall. See article.

UW-P student is finalist in national broadcasting contest - March 4, 2014
—Ashley Snyder, a media-studies major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been recognized as a finalist in the National Broadcasting Society student broadcast competition for a video that she produced about the city of Platteville. See article.

UW-P to host conference on teaching kindness - March 7, 2014
—Early childhood education is more than a focus on intellectual skills. See article.

Statewide exhibit on display at UW-P - March 10, 2014
—A University of Wisconsin-Platteville ceramics exhibit, "Perceptions of the Material World," is on display at the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery through March 22." See article.

UW-P will host Ukraine discussion today - March 11, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host a panel discussion and forum titled "Crisis in Ukraine" from 7 to 9 p.m. today in 136 Doudna Hall. See article.

UW-P educator honored by Milwaukee organization - March 11, 2014
—University of Wisconsin-Platteville industrial technology educator Majid Tabrizi was named Educator of the Year by the Society of Plastics Engineers-Milwaukee. See article.

William Alexander to do reading at UW-Platteville - March 16, 2014
—William Alexander will be doing a public reading of his debut novel, "Goblin Secrets" at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. See article.

UW-P team wins snowmobile-building awards - March 18, 2014
—A University of Wisconsin-Platteville team recently won two snowmobile-building events at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. See article.

Author, Photographer to speak at UW-Platteville - March 30, 2014
—Author and photographer Joel Austin will share his photography of northern Wisconsin and discuss taconite mining at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Lundeen Lecture Hall, 103 Doudna, at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. See article.

DSO announces Student Concerto Competition winners - March 31, 2014
—The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra has announced the winners of the 2014 Student Concerto Competition.  See article.

Wisconsin Brass to perform at UW-P - April 2, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts will present the Wisconsin Brass Quintet at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13. See article.

Art show displays Wisconsin's history - April 3, 2014
—In conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Wisconsin History Symposium 2014 — People and the Land, planned for April 3-5 — the university will host an exhibition created by local, state and regional artists that reflects the history of Wisconsin's people and land. See article.

Platteville fond of former UW-P coach - April 4, 2014
—Bo Ryan is gone, but 15 years since leaving Platteville, the men's basketball coach is not forgotten. See article.

'Let the Sun Shine In:' Epic musical 'Hair' comes to UW-P - April 10, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts will present the musical "Hair" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. See article.

UW-Platteville professor will read poetry at festival - April 11, 2014
—Dr. Kara Candito, assistant professor of creative writing and English literature at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, will read selections of her poetry at the Los Angeles Times' Festival of Books. See article.

When the hackers come calling - April 13, 2014
—The perceptions we have of hackers and cyber criminals are usually more glamorous than the reality, but the threats and cost are real. See article.

Pig virus ravages some local herds - April 14, 2014
—Not long ago, Doug Wolf learned all he wanted to about a virus that's killed millions of pigs in the U.S. See article.

Virus impacts - April 14, 2014
—Alicia Prill-Adams, assistant director of University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Pioneer Farm, talks about the devastating swine virus. See video.

UW-P students put a different spin in career fair - April 15, 2014
—University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are putting a different spin on a career fair. On Wednesday, students will host the school's first Reverse Career Fair on campus. See article.

Shakespeare, Cervantes works celebrated at UW-P - April 15, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's English and Spanish programs will celebrate the contributions of English poet William Shakespeare and Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra at a two-day event later this month. See article.

Celebration of women set at UW-P - April 15, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Women's Council will host a special evening for the celebration of women at the university. See article.

Distinguished UW-P alumnus to speak - April 15, 2014
—Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, chief executive officer of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse and a University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distinguished Alumnus, will discuss sustainability practices from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. See article.

UW-P ensemble to perform concerts - April 17, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform its final concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts. See article.

Area travelers to visit Cuba through UW-P - April 20, 2014
—The Wisconsin Alumni Association and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Alumni Association have partnered to create a unique travel opportunity to Cuba from April 28-May 5 for a group of area residents. See article.

Poet will be featured at writing festival - April 21, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin Platteville's department of humanities will host its annual Creative Writing Festival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery. See article.

Platteville, Wis. Student research to be displayed - April 21, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement's Engagement Poster Day will be in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Symposium. See article.

NIU Steel Band to perform at UW-P April 30 - April 24, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts will present the NIU Steel Band at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Conert Hall. See article.

Grand keyboard sculpture unveiled at UW-P center - May 6, 2014
—A 6-foot-wide, ceramic sculptural interpretation of a Steinway concert grand piano keyboard and a mural have been installed in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts. See article.

UW-P honors women's athletics pioneer who 'took a stand' - May 7, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville honored a true pioneer Tuesday for her efforts in and out of the classroom. See article.

UW-P professor wins national award - May 12, 2014
—The National Academic Advising Association has awarded Dr. Travis Nelson, associate professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the Outstanding Advising Award - Faculty Academic Advising. See article.

New UW-P grad credits 'real-world experiences' - May 11, 2014
—When Braden Ganter received his diploma Saturday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Williams Fieldhouse, it capped a fulfilling college career. See article.

UW-P senior students have art on display - May 12, 2014
—Thirteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior art students have prepared the Art Program Senior Show, a gallery exhibition of the finest works they produced in art classes. See article.

Politics blog: Kind talks Benghazi, student load debt during Platteville stop - May 12, 2014
—Ron Kind does not believe a new congression committee will unearth any new informationa bout a 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi. See article.

UW-P installs self-service bike repair station - May 24, 2014
—UW-P employees installed a self-service bike repair station on the north side of the Markee Pioneer Student Center. See article.

The curtain rises: Heartland Festival - May 27, 2014
—The Heartland Festival annually brings in actors from outside of the tri-state area. This year, it had to expand its reach even more. See article.

UW-P professor invited to submit work to National Film Registry - Oct. 23, 2014
—University of Wisconsin-Platteville media studies professor Dr. Robert Snyder has been invited by the Library of Congress to submit two essays for the National Film Registry. See article.

Under new veterans museum program, mascot exhibit to stop at UW-Platteville - Oct. 28, 2014
—The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is launching a new traveling exhibits program. See article.

UW-P ready for voter-ID law - Oct. 29, 2014
—If the U.S. Supreme Court reverses gears banning Wisconsin's voter photo-ID law, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is ready. See article.

Shedding light on things that go bump in the night - Oct. 31, 2014
—Area college professor explain history of Halloween favorites. See article.

Pioneer Relief Fund helps UW-Platteville recover - Nov. 1, 2014
—Relief funds raised in the wake of this summer's tornadoes that touched down in Platteville are being put to good use, local oficials said. See article.

UW-Platteville lecturer's sculptures featured - Nov. 5, 2014
—A collection of nine ceramic sculptures and one vase created by Bruce Howdle, senior lecturer of art at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and owner of Howdle Studios Inc., in Mineral Point, will be on display at the "Wild Things in the Human Habitat" exhibition. See article.

No dispute: Schools set for mediation contest - Nov. 7, 2014
—Mediation has done more than improve Mackenzie Hadler's ability to resolve disputes. See article.

Alcalay chosen for jury panel at Liszt competition - Nov. 10, 2014
—Dr. Eugene Alcalay, professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been chosen for the jury panel at the 13th biennial Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. See article.

UW-Platteville blood drive attracts more than 800 donations - Nov. 11, 2014
—More than 800 people gave blood recently during the American Red Cross Blood Drive at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. See article.

UW-Platteville hosts forum on Ferguson, Mo., shooting - Nov. 17, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host a forum, "Making Sense of Ferguson: Race, Police and Community Rights" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in 136 Doudna Hall. See article.

UW-Platteville program sends USB chargers to Sudan - Nov. 18, 2014
—Because of University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Sky's the Limit program, solar-powered USB chargers will be sent to the Republic of South Sudan. See article.

Cherish the Ladies' will perform at UW-Platteville - Nov. 18, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts will present "Cherish the Ladies" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Conert Hall, as part of the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series. See article.

Forum tries to make sense of Ferguson fallout - Nov. 19, 2014
—While a grand jury deliberates the fate of a white police officer who fatally shot a black teenager in August, a four-person panel in Platteville discussed the issues surrounding the Ferguson, Mo., case that's garnered national attention. See article.

UW-P program to aid Driftless Region - Nov. 22, 2014
—University of Wisconsin-Platteville unveiled a new program this week designed to enrich and enhance the Driftless Region. See article.

Faculty forum to explore happiness - Nov. 25, 2014
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education will host its third faculty forum of the fall semester from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in 136 Doudna Hall. See article.

UW-P student places first at symposium - Nov. 25, 2014
—Marty Green, a senior geography major and research assistant in the Tree-Ring, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville won "Best Undergraduate Orgal Presentation" at Riveredge Nature Center's second annual student research symposium. See article.

UW-P lecturer's paintings featured in Champaign, Ill. - Nov. 27, 2014
—Seven paintings created by Richard Moninski, distinguished lecturer of art at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently were on display at "Salvage: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists," at Giertz Gallery at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. See article.

UW-P honors former senator, professor who made history - Dec. 16, 2014
—Shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields distributed numerous copies of a Nov. 6, 1974, story published in The Capital Times of Madison. It was the start of a hour-long tribute to a remarkable woman. See article.

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Wisconsin State Journal

Family, friends and alumni to celebrate memories of George Chryst - May 15, 2014
—There was nothing the late George Chryst thought impossible, whether it were to build up a champsionship football program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, bring the Chicago Bears to Southwest Wisconsin for training camp or convince University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant coach Bo Ryan to become the Pioneers' head basketball coach. See article.

Sunflowers bloom into a business at UW-Platteville - Nov. 15, 2014
—For two summers, a visible sunflower patch along a business park off Highway 151 became a popular destination for pictures. See article.

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