Asian Appreciation Week

April 30, 2015
Filed under Local

Free food, dancing, films and presentations were all part of the fun this past week as the Asian Students In Action Club hosted the first Asian Appreciation Week on campus. “We wanted to do something bigger than what we normally do,” Michael Vang, sophomore mechanical engineering major and ASIA... Read more »

Brazilian Karaoke

April 30, 2015
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The Portuguese Language Club hosted Brazilian Karaoke night, which brought in approximately 30 attendees.   The event was held on April 24 in Doudna Hall.   Andre Menezes, the president of the PLC, was one of the students in charge of organizing the karaoke night.   “The... Read more »

Earth Day Carnival

April 30, 2015
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The Green Campus Project celebrated Earth Day with carnival games, music and food centered around recycle-themed activities. “The main goal for today is to spread the word about Earth Day and the importance of sustainability in general,” Alexander Caracciolo, Green Campus Project reporter and... Read more »

$64,000 raised by 450 participants at Relay for Life

Emalydia Flenory, flenorye@uwplatt.edu
April 30, 2015
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Some walked for lost loved ones, others for themselves, but all walked with the dedication to eliminate cancer. The American Cancer Society held its eighteenth annual Relay for Life event on April 24. Four hundred fifty students staff, faculty and community members participated, raising approximately... Read more »

Freshmen to receive NFC cards in fall

Jeremy Cieslewicz, cieslewiczj@uwplatt.edu
April 30, 2015
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Beginning this summer, Near Field Communication and magnetic strip identification cards will be issued. NFC is a technology similar to radio frequency identification. Incoming students will receive the new card during new student registration. Returning students, staff and faculty will be given the... Read more »

Fundraising to be absorbed by UW-P

Regina Neenan, neenanr@uwplatt.edu
April 30, 2015
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The Alumni Services office structure will change drastically as of June 30 as part of a massive restructuring involving that office, UW-Platteville and University Information and Communications. The proposed restructuring would create a new position, Vice Chancellor for External Relations; that position... Read more »

HLC review to allow grants, financial aid

Christian Solano, solanoc@uwplatt.edu
April 30, 2015
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The Higher Learning Commission is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to reaffirm its accreditation as a university. In preparation for the HLC review, UW-Platteville held an open forum to discuss the preparation process. In approximately 18 months, the HLC will be visiting the campus... Read more »

Web Exclusive: Health and Human Performance

Web Exclusive: Health and Human Performance

Vanessa Neumann
April 27, 2015
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It was a sunny day April 16 when four health and human performance senior seminar students organized a beanbag tournament with 16-teams competing. After a long but rewarding night, two University of Wisconsin-Platteville students came out with a victory. Bryan Whitehead, Nicole Prophett, Austin Neis... Read more »

Development coordinator Dietmeier adjusts, excels

Hannah Helwig, helwigh@uwplatt.edu
April 23, 2015
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With the words “budget cuts” heard so frequently, Lindsay Dietmeier’s job is more important than ever. Dietmeier is a familiar face in the Pioneer Athletic Center and is in her second year as the Athletic Development Coordinator. She works primarily to raise funds to help support the department. “What... Read more »

$240 raised for Wounded Warrior Project

Ryan Schuster, schusterr@uwplatt.edu
April 23, 2015
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Melcher Hall faculty members hosted Melcher Madness, an annual three-on-three basketball tournament that aims to raise money for a non-profit organization, April 18. The $240 raised went to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that was created to assist veterans... Read more »