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Local student involved in research project at UW-P
—Five University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are conducting a research project to investigate the relationship between resting blood lactate levels and academic performance. See article.
FDL native, UW-Platteville alumna Emily Hackl contributes music scholarship
—Recent University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Emily Hackl is contributing a $500 scholarship for students in the music department. See article.
Ukranian Fulbright scholar visits Willowglen Academy
—Ukranian Inna Stepaniuk could have been visiting children in any Freeport school and the questions would have been the same. See article.
Woerpel to Showcase Work for Posters in the Rotunda
—For the past several years, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been sending students to Madison, for the annual Posters in the Rotunda event, a chance for students to showcase undergraduate research projects conducted over the course of the academic year. See article.
Stratford student creates unique paddleboard
—University of Wisconsin-Platteville junior industrial technology management major Amanda Becher of Stratford recently completed a unique stand-up paddleboard project for a synthetic and composite materials course during the fall 2014 semester. See article.
Seven projects could receive funding through Ideadvance Seed Fund
The Ideadvance Seed Fund, aimed at helping more people on University of Wisconsin campuses commercialize their ideas, has identified seven projects that could receive a total of as much as $200,000. See article.
UW-Platteville Spring Career Fair Feb. 10–12
—This semester's UW-Platteville Career Fair will be one of the largest to date as far as registered employers present. See article.
UW-Platteville students get $25,000 for startups
—Ideadvance, an organization that provides seed fund grants to applicants within the UW System, has awarded two UW-Platteville student teams with up to $25,000 for their startup business enterprises. See article.
UW-Platteville student ROI tops UW System
—According to PayScale's 2014 findings, UW-Platteville ranks first in annual return on investment at 11.2 percent for in-state students and fourth at 9.1 percent for out-of-state students, compared with other public and private institutions in Wisconsin. See article.
UW-Platteville EMS Expo April 9
—More than 800 students in fifth through 12th grades will converge on the UW-Platteville campus for the 44th annual Engineering, Mathematics and Science Expo April 9. See article.
UW-Platteville gets national STEM grant
—UW-Platteville is the recipient of a $630,410 National Science Foundation grant to increase its enrollment in online master's degrees in STEM fields. See article.
A century of cultivation of crops and scholars
—UW-Platteville has been the fastest growing campus in the UW System for the past several years. Much of that growth is the result of growth in the School of Agriculture, whose enrollment has almost doubled since 1995. See article.
Park Place and UW-Platteville
—Sometimes college students get a bad rap, and community members focus on the negatives of living in a college town. But staff members and residents at Park Place Senior Living think the positives of having a university campus here in Platteville far outweigh the negatives. See article.
Commencement number 194, in four parts at UW-Platteville
—UW-Platteville held its 194th commencement, divided into four ceremonies at Williams Fieldhouse on Friday and Saturday. See article.
Start the sesquicentennial celebration
—UW-Platteville will mark its 150th over the next 15 months. See article.
RIPPED from the headlines! Horrific Crime Scene Revisited is Thursday, Saturday
—The fifth annual UW–Platteville Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event will take place at the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House at Pioneer Farm, 29065 College Farm Road, Thursday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See article.
UW-Platteville hosts policing conference
—The Midwest Conference on 21st Century Policing: Implementing the President's Task Force Recommendations drew an interested crowd of law enforcement personnel, community members, faculty, staff and students to UW–Platteville. See article.
UW-Platteville Sunflower Oil Sales Growing
—After three years of product development, testing, and small-scale sales, a group of students is ready to take the project to the next level. See article.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville help design water wheel
—A group of University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are working with the community of Brodhead, to design a 16- 20-foot-tall undershot water wheel that will be used to generate lighting along the Mill Race section of the Sugar River leading to the proposed covered bridge of Putnam Park. See article.
Arndorfer and fellow student earn grant for business
Alex Arndorfer and a fellow student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville have teamed up to earn a seed grant worth up to $25,000 to start their own business. See article.
Major renovation of 2 UW-Platteville dorms approved
—Two half-century-old University of Wisconsin-Platteville residence halls will receive a total of $12.2 million upgrades. See article.
Confucius Institute to celebrate Chinese New Year
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Confucius Institute will host its seventh annual Chinese New Year celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. See article.
UW-Platteville hosts Tri-State Honors Band Festival
—The ninth annual University of Wisconsin-Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Festival concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. See article.
UW-Platteville will host Cuba presentation
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will present a faculty forum "End of an Embargo? Understanding a Changing Cuba" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 136 Doudna Hall. See article.
A feeder for ideas
—UW-P student develops innovative pet meal dispenser through Pioneer Launch Lab. See article.
At career fair UW-Platteville students excited about future
—University of Wisconsin-Platteville junior John Draginis isn't worried about the future. Judging by the turnout Tuesday on the first day of the annual spring semester's three-day career fair, neither are others. See article.
UW-P alumnus turns culture into cash with health drink
—When he was an undergraduate at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Amadou Hanne said, he couldn't find an adequate health drink to supplement his daily workouts. See article.
Ready, set, DATE, on Valentine's Day
—UW-Platteville students try speed dating to meet people, have fun and maybe start a relationship. See article.
UW-P will host panel discussion on Ukraine unrest
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will hold a forum, "Russia and Ukraine: A Road to World War III," from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in 136 Doudna Hall. See article.
Baxter Black named UW-P distinguished lecturer
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has announced Baxter Black as its 2015 distinguished lecturer. See article.
UW-P faculty art on display through April 2
—The artwork of 10 University of Wisconsin-Platteville art faculty and instructional staff members will be on display at the UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition March 3-April 2, in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall. See article.
UW-P Paintball aims for national notoriety
—Under then-head coach Bo Ryan, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's basketball team won four national titles. The UW-P Paintball Club hopes to carve a legacy of its own in April. See article.
Animal-lover expanding species
—It only takes a moment for Nicole Wallenhorst to recite the entire Forest Animal Rescue menagerie. See article.
Jazz master Sabien to perform at UW-P
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts will present the Randy Sabien Ensemble at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. See article.
UW-P will host restorative justice conference
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville department of criminal justice will sponsor a conference to explore the healing power of restorative justice. See article.
UW-P ensembles to host combined concert March 6
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts will present a concert. See article.
UW-P faculty reed trio accepted at music institute
—A University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty reed trio has been accepted to a residency at the Avaloch Chamber Music Institute, in Boscowen, N.H. See article.
UW-P faculty reed trio to raise funds
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host "Driftless Winds and Friends: Mozart and Marinara" at 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the First English Lutheran Church. See article.
Art exhibit to feature UW-P students
—Thirteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior art students have prepared the Senior Art Student Exhibition, a gallery exhibition of the finest works they produced in art classes. See article.
Cancer research returning to UW-P
—Cancer research will return to UW-Platteville this spring. See article.
UW-P ends season with one-act festival
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and the Pioneer Players will conclude their theatre season with the annual "One Act Festival: An Evening of Short Plays." See article.
UW-Platteville honors two area teachers
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education recognized two area teachers at an awards ceremony April 12, at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. See article.
UW-P students featured in Grammy winner's video
—Students in Swagata Banerjee's Introduction to Agribusiness class at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are part of Grammy-winner Laura Sullivan's recent global video "We are Love." See article.
Molly Gribb named dean of UW-P College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
—Molly Gribb has been named the new dean of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. See article.
UW-P percussion groups to perform
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the Pioneer Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. See article.
UW-Platteville grad headed for career in research
—Katy Jinkins isn't sure how she'll be received when she begins her post-graduate studies later this year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. See article.
UW-P students leave legacy of trees
—Nearly 11 months after an EF-2 tornado struck Platteville, the devastation is still apparent. See article.
Golf outing to raise money for music scholarships
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts faculty will host Swinging for Scholarships, a golf outing, on Friday, June 12, at the Platteville Golf and Country Club. See article.
More than the Score: Golf Outing to Honor Late UW-P coach Chryst
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will pay tribute to a beloved coach with the inaugural George Chryst Golf Classic next month. See article.
Picturing tornado aftermath
—At UW-Platteville an exhibit opens documenting the damage and recovery after last year's storms. See article.
UW-P will host healthy communities summit July 1
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the Investing in Healthy Rural Communities Summit on Wednesday, July 1. See article.
Commodities Lab coming to UW-P School of Agriculture
—A federal Department of Agriculture grant will bring a commodities lab to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's School of Agriculture. See article.
Bo Ryan named UW-P's distinguished lecturer
—Bo Ryan will be the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's distinguished lecturer in April, school officials have announced. See article.
UW-Platteville senior lecturer earns national honor
—Wendy Stankovich, senior lecturer in the biology department at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was recently named Outstanding Advisor of the Year by the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year College Students. See article.
UW-P's Office of Continuing Education will offer 3 classes in Cuba City
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Office of Continuing Education is offering three classes in Cuba City beginning this month. See article.
UW-Platteville Hall of Fame to add four new members
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced four new members who will be inducted into the 2015 Hall of Fame class. See article.
UW-P Plans 150th anniversary events
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will observe its 150th anniversary over the next 15 months. See article.
'Diva Duets' recital set for Sept. 27
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Department of Performing and Visual Arts will host its sixth Kassia faculty chamber recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts, 755 W. Main St. See article.
UW-Platteville student from Shullsburg will compete in Australia
—A Shullsburg resident will be among four students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville competing this week in a crops competition in Australia. See article.
UW-Platteville celebrates Education Week
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Confucius Institute and International Programs have partnered to provide a week of diverse cultural activities and events to celebrate Confucius Institute Day and International Education Week, Monday-Friday, Sept. 21-25. See article.
Art show celebrates school's anniversary
—The UW-Platteville will host a Sesquicentennial Art Show at Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery in Ullsvik Hall, 1 University Plaza. See article.
Pioneer Players opens with "OR"
—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville theater program will begin its 2015-2016 Pioneer Players season with "OR," by Liz Adams. See article.
Study: Starting salaries for UW-Platteville grads among the highest in the state.
—Recent graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are among the most well paid in the state according to a study from financial technology company SmartAsset. See article.
Raising the Pulse in Platteville: UW-P students and a grant spur entrepreneurship downtown
—A technology startup launched in the basement of one of its co-founders is gaining traction in its new home — an abandoned police station. See article.
UW-Platteville students help out state parks
—More than 30 University of Wisconsin-Platteville students majoring in criminal justice and forensic investigation recently assisted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on several projects that helped improve conditions for visitors at Wyalusing State Park in Wyalusing and Nelson Dewey State Park. See article.
UW-Platteville selected for two grants for nearly $3 million
—University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been selected to receive two grants totaling nearly $3 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education under the TRIO Student Support Services Program. See article.
Students' mural project depcits town's part in train history
—Dawn Lee, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate adjunct instructor and Greenhouse manager, recently traveled to Belmont to paint a mural in memory of the train era. See article.
UWP professor starts a farm ... in Congo
—Annie Kinwa-Muzinga felt compelled to help women in her home country. See article.
Catching Up: Sunflower oil to hit store shelves soon
—From some small seeds, a business is sprouting at UW-Platteville. See article.
Conference at UW-Platteville focused on improving rural health
—The Federal Reserve has held conferences on the physical and economic health of some of the country’s biggest cities over the past five years in Los Angeles, Boston, Las Vegas and Houston. See article.
Hands-on program shows why investing in higher education is right for economy
—Kyle Metzloff’s “laboratory” at the UW-Platteville is more accurately a foundry, a place where students majoring in industrial technology can learn the fiery secrets of metal-casting. See article.
Digging deep into history as UW-Platteville celebrates 150 years
—History isn’t always clearly defined. So when officials at UW-Platteville chose a date upon which to base the school’s 150th anniversary, they selected 1866. See article.