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UW-Platteville senior builds soil business - April 3, 2013
—In spring 2011, Jordan Riemer heard his renewable energy professor Tim Zauche mention a new potting mix he and agriculture professor Michael Compton had developed and patented. He couldn't help but stay after class to ask about it. See article.
Platteville to host national soils judging contest - April 9, 2013
—UW-Platteville will host the 53rd annual National Collegiate Soils Contest from Sunday through Friday, April 21-26. See article.
Rain holds off for national soils contest at Platteville - April 30, 2013
—After an unseasonably wet and cool spring, UW-Platteville associate professor of soil and crop science Chris Baxter said organizers of the National Collegiate Soils Contest were fortunate that the tap finally shut off during the competition at the school last week. See article.
Interim tag dropped from Pioneer Farm director's title - July 9, 2013
—The interim tag has been dropped from Pioneer Farm director Charles Steiner's title, giving him the permanent position after nearly two years in the interim post. See article.
Curtain to rise again on UW-Platteville's Heartland Festival - May 23, 2013
—Following a one-year hiatus due to renovations of the University of Wisconsin’s Center for the Arts, the 2013 Heartland Festival is set to bring up the curtain June 7. See article.
Sarah Cronk spreads cheer through Sparkle Effect - March 28, 2013
—Quick: What comes to mind when you think of high school cheerleaders? The catfighting smack-talkers in "Bring It On?" Sue Sylvester's conniving Cheerios on "Glee?" That awful Pamela chick who kept trying to steal Michael J. Fox away from Boof in "Teen Wolf?" It's time to start seeing cheerleaders differently. See article.
Horrific Crime Scene Revisited Exhibit to Feature Recreated Wisconsin Crime Scene - Oct. 18, 2013
—The Horrific Crime Scene Revisited, an annual educational exhibit where visitors can explore and examine a re-created murder scene and make their own determinations based on the forensic evidence that is presented, is returning for its third year to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House Wednesday, Oct. 30, from noon until 8 p.m. See article.
Bringing the Universe to Wisconsin presents at UW-Platteville - Feb. 18, 2013
—Six University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduates returned to campus to present their experience living in Antarctica and working on the $280 million project, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center for the National Science Foundation. See article.
UW-Platteville nano lab serves quality education - March 19, 2013
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville prides itself on administering quality education using state-of-the-art classrooms and equipment for students to receive hands-on experience, eventually guiding them to successful careers. The engineering physics department has been doing just that. See article.
DEA donates $160,000 for UW-Platteville forensic, chemistry equipment - April 8, 2013
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Forensic Investigation Program and UW-Platteville Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics were the recipients of a generous donation of equipment from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Received were six balances and a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer with a combined value of $160,000. See article.
Society to benefit from increased popularity of ag degrees at UW-Platteville - April 30, 2013
—“I knew that having an agricultural degree would give me the chance to make a difference, whether that is on a local level by helping farmers to grow healthy crops, or a global scale in helping to feed our growing population,” said Laura Kanis of Viroqua, Wis., who will graduate in May from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in soil and crop science. See article.
UW-Platteville students melt meteorite with metallurgist Richard Furrer - May 24, 2013
—For students in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, hands-on application of coursework is an essential element of comprehending concepts, particularly for those in the Industrial Studies Department. See article.
Not your 'CSI' crime scene
—How about a visit to the Horrific Crime Scene Revisited exhibit in Wisconsin? See article.
UW-Platteville Foundation receives $7,000 AT&T award to enhance cyber security course and develop new online graduate course - Jan. 29, 2013
—The UW-Platteville Foundation was presented with a $7,000 Innovation & Investment Award from AT&T today to enhance its cyber security course and develop a new online graduate course in cyber security in the university’s Department of Criminal Justice. See article.
UW-Platteville: Former CIA agent selected as UW-Platteville Distinguished Lecturer - March 4, 2013
—Valerie Plame Wilson's experiences as a covert CIA operations officer and subsequent outing from the agency were made into a Hollywood movie. See article.
UW-Platteville Sigma Alpha Alumni Chapter Chartered - May 8, 2013
—There's a new women in agriculture group at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. See article.