Spring sports in college are relatively forgotten in the grand scheme of things, and this is a shame for those players and coaches who work so hard to be good at their craft.
Archive for 2011
The UW-Platteville men and women’s track and field teams represented the Pioneers with many successes at the Wartburg Select on April 2 at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
The UW-Platteville Rugby Football Club continued its streak of great performances April 2 in the annual Mudfest tournament. Both the UW-P A-squad and B-squad competed, with the A-squad making it to the championship game. The A-squad reached the championship game by defeating UW-Fon du Lac, UW-Stevens Point, Viterbo College, and UW-Oshkosh by a combined margin of 105-30. The Pioneers fell in the championship game 19-5 to University of Northern Iowa.
The UW-Platteville softball team split a non-conference doubleheader March 31 against Loras College. The Pioneers took the first game, winning 4-2, but came up short in the second game, losing 0-1. Winning pitcher Melissa Anderson threw a complete game, allowing only six hits and zero walks.
Sophomore building construction management major Allen Fish not only finished the wrestling season at 24-10 but also was recognized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association as a Scholar All-American. Fish was one of only 156 Division III athletes to be recognized with this prestigious award.
When carried by police, guns are used for protection, and gun shots do not usually mean good news for anyone. The Platteville Paintball Club, however, enjoys looking down the barrel of a far less fatal gun. The club meets at 9 p.m. Tuesday nights in the Wisconsin Room of the Pioneer Student Center to discuss upcoming events and plan practices.
Strong voices and character commitment dominated Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, bringing the magical story to life. It was performed March 30 through April 3 at the Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts.
UW-Platteville’s 40th annual College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Expo was held March 31 in Engineering and Ottensman Halls to inform current and prospective students what engineering, mathematics and science at UW-P are all about. Over 40 hands-on exhibits were offered for participants to be involved in. Events ranged from old favorites The Big Bang and The Slime Pit to new exhibits, including Spaghetti Earthquake and Edible Concrete.
This weekend is bringing about some new cinematic gems for people to enjoy. There are some great movies coming out that are geared toward the college-aged demographic, and you should definitely check them out. The first film to hit the screens this week is a remake of the classic comedy Arthur. It focuses on the [...]
Imagine receiving a small piece of paper from a random, unruly stranger in public who has spent the last few minutes swearing at no one in particular. “Why do I act this way? Because I can’t control it. I have Tourette’s Syndrome, a medical condition. It causes me to make loud sounds, have twitches and say things I don’t mean. I can’t help it any more than you can stop a sneeze or cough. I’m sorry if it bothers you-—it bothers me more.”
Many campus clubs are based around activities that bring a group of people together who share a passion for a particular activity. One club is focused on the needs of others, rather than the enjoyment of its own members; however, members do find enjoyment in giving to others.
UW-Platteville’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender support group the Alliance has been a campus organization for around 40 years, making it the oldest gay straight alliance in the state. The Alliance meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in 106 Ullsvik Hall.