Rountree laundry not free for students

Kassidy Kohout, kohoutka@uwplatt.edu
February 12, 2015
Filed under Local

At the beginning of the academic year, Rountree Commons switched contracts so students would not have to pay for laundry out-of-pocket. Many students are under the impression it is free. In actuality, the cost of laundry is built into the residence’s housing costs each semester. Matthew Zielinski,... Read more »

Mongolian grill Fridays: popularity rises

Emalydia Flenory, flenorye@uwplatt.edu
February 5, 2015
Filed under Local

With eight different dining locations across campus, students have a wide variety to choose from. However, the Pioneer Crossing, which has seven different eating options, has been bringing in the most students, staff and faculty partly because of the option of the Mongolian Grill on Fridays at the Asian... Read more »

Local businesses share tips for interview attire

Local businesses share tips for  interview attire

Sydney Bend, bends@uwplatt.edu
February 5, 2015
Filed under Local

Many tips and tricks about what to wear to a job interview were given out Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at Campus Programming and Relations’ style show. Local businesses such as Lancaster’s MaCandis Boutique and Walkers Clothing-Shoes, Dodgeville’s Kozelka & Wall Clothing and Dubuque’s Graham’s came... Read more »

Confucius Institute shares Chinese culture, despite snow storm

Confucius Institute  shares Chinese culture, despite snow storm

Hannah Helwig, helwigh@uwplatt.edu
February 5, 2015
Filed under Local

Despite treacherous road conditions on U.S. Highway 151, the Chinese Spring Festival in Velzy Commons drew a reasonable crowd. The annual event, now in its seventh year, typically attracts 400 to 600 visitors each year, consisting of students and community members from the Tri-State Area. The University... Read more »

Pioneer Haus gets facelift

Jeremy Calvert, calvertje@uwplatt.edu
February 5, 2015
Filed under Local

Over winter break, the Pioneer Haus was redesigned, featuring a shift in the room’s orientation and four new TV’s. Mark Barnard, the production services manager of the Pioneer Student Center, was one of those in charge of the new design.  Turning the orientation of the room was the original reason... Read more »

UW-P students march in D.C.

Kassidy Kohout, kohoutka@uwplatt.edu
February 5, 2015
Filed under Local

Five University of Wisconsin-Platteville s tudents participated in the March for Life in Washington D.C., Jan. 20 through Jan. 24. Lauren Goodale, junior, is the president of Promoting the Gift of Life or PGL. She worked with the Dubuque County Right to Life to get rides on one of their five buses. PGL,... Read more »

Legislators listen at library

Regina Neenan, neenanr@uwplatt.edu
February 5, 2015
Filed under Local

Wisconsin state legislators Sen. Howard Marklein and Rep. Travis Tranel visited Platteville Monday for a listening session at the Platteville Public Library after breakfast with University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis Shields. Marklein, the self-confessed “newly minted state senator,”... Read more »

Phi Sigma comes back

Phi Sigma comes back

Brittany Schmidt, schmidtbri@uwplatt.edu
February 5, 2015
Filed under Local, Showcase

Campus is welcoming back their oldest fraternity after three and a half years of inactivity. Phi Sigma, ΦΣ, a local fraternity was founded in 1866 but went inactive at the end of spring 2011 before the Greek Achievement Report. The fraternity had low numbers and were unable to meet service hour requirements.... Read more »

Country artist Dustin Lynch to perform April 1

Emalydia Flenory, flenorye@uwplatt.edu
February 2, 2015
Filed under Events, Local

On April 1, Campus Programming and Relations will host country artist Dustin Lynch as the spring concert headliner. Doors open in Velzy Commons at 7 p.m. Up-and-coming country music duo The Brothers Osborne will be opening the show at 8 p.m. Lynch will headline the show at 9:15 p.m. Currently, there... Read more »

Media Studies plans for move to School of Business

Regina Neenan, neenanr@uwplatt.edu
February 2, 2015
Filed under Local

Media Studies to transition to School of Business The fate of the Department of Media Studies hangs in the balance. The School of Business will absorb Media Studies by June 1, 2015 due to a $200,000 budget cut to the department. The change was announced last week in a meeting for all Media Studies... Read more »