In November of 2009, Linda James, chair of the UW-Platteville art department, was running a show of student pieces in the Nohr Gallery in Ullsvik Hall.
Archive for 2011
Dostoevsky wrote that man can get used to anything, and I think he was onto something. Case in point: Platteville.
The Black Student Union sponsored the second-annual Black History 365 event May 3 to educate students on campus about black history. BSU decided to host the event in May this year to show black history is something that can be celebrated outside of February, Black History Month. “We were able to give opportunities for more [...]
A former UW-Platteville sorority, Theta Phi Alpha, is looking to rejoin campus next fall.
This summer at Mineral Point’s Shake Rag Alley School for the Arts, student performers and observers who want to be performers will have the exclusive opportunity to learn from Emmy, Tony, Obie and Director’s Guild award-winning professionals from Sundance, Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, MASH, Broadway and theater programs from Harvard, University of California-Los Angeles and many more.
The Pioneers track and field team had a good showing at the WIAC Track and Field Championships hosted by UW-Platteville May 6-7.
With the academic year coming to a close, one thing typically looms in students’ minds: finals. Students may celebrate the last week of classes, but the celebration will not last long with exams to study for. The usual class periods are tossed to the side and replaced with two-hour exam increments.
The Improvement of Learning Committee with Assistant Director of the Markee Pioneer Student Center Valerie Wetzel May 3 narrowed down the list of candidates for UW-Platteville’s 2012 Distinguished Guest Lecturer.
Husband and wife, Assistant Chancellor for Students Affairs and director of student housing, both double graduates of UW-Platteville, and on Thursday, June 30, Michael and Rhonda Viney will both retire from UW-P.
Over a thousand students gathered May 6 for the second annual Late Night at the Markee Pioneer Student Center. Events occurring all evening kept the Markee PSC open until 2 a.m.
The UW-Platteville baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to UW-Stevens Point May 1, losing game one 2-10 and dropping a thrilling 13-inning game 2-3. The Pioneers fell to 8-27 and 6-18 in WIAC play.
Thirty-two is a beautiful number when it comes to the NFL draft. If a team is drafting last in the first round, it means that they are the best team from the year before and have claimed possession of the Lombardi Trophy.
While many sports fans embrace the start of the 2011 MLB season, some are tuning into the NBA playoffs, which started recently. This year’s NBA postseason offers some refreshing appeal that will certainly spark more interest than in recent years. Those who are students of the game will salivate at the thought of the league’s most storied franchises, the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Chicago Bulls all contending for an NBA ring.
You can smell the testosterone if you walk out to the stadium for intramural football around 7 p.m. Men are running about, warming up, throwing footballs and feeling glorious under the lights.
Basketball is the most individualized team sport of them all. One guy on a baseball team can hit .360, but if the team doesn’t have guys to protect him in the order and good pitching, the team will fail. Dan Marino is one of the NFL’s top five quarterbacks of all time, but his teams never had the defense or the running game to back him up, thus they failed.
On Sept. 11, 2001, our country endured one of the worst attacks that has ever occurred on American soil. Terrorists hijacked two airplanes and crashed them into the Twin Towers in New York, and thousands of lives were lost.
This week brings the first taste of the summer slate, and some truly awesome movies are coming out.
Duane Ford, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Dean of BILSA, recently resigned his position to become president at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisc. Ford was Dean of BILSA since Aug. 1999, taking on numerous responsibilities, such as serving as the spokesperson on campus and being chief executive and academic officer of UW-P. After a six-month national search, Southwest Technical College finally landed on Ford.
Upon hearing the news that the U.S. military had successfully killed Osama Bin Laden, I felt a swelling of patriotic pride that bordered on an ill-advised nationalistic fervor.
The One Acts are over. A journey that started only a few weeks ago is complete. This has been an incredible experience, and one that I honestly did not expect to happen. I auditioned not knowing what to expect, but the amount of warmth that I was met with was an incredible thing.
The UW-Platteville campus community, along with members of the greater Platteville community, gathered April 30 in Velzy Commons in Ullsvik hall for the 46th annual International Night: A Feast for the Senses. Over 300 people attended the celebration of Arabian culture.
I have read all of my life. It became a hobby partially because I grew up as an only child with nothing better to do and partially because I truly enjoy reading.
While walking through campus last week, it was hard to miss the UW-Platteville Cash Cart, a six-seater golf cart decorated with orange and blue balloons and streamers cruising along the avenues between buildings.
Students involved in the Pioneer Engagement Scholars Project, sponsored by Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement, gathered April 27 to show off their accomplishments.
Staying up all night, partying and living on beer is one stereotype of college students, but the UW-Platteville Home Brewing Club enjoys beer for its craft rather than for its intoxicating effects.
The vacancy left by retiring Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Michael Viney will be filled by acting interim Dean of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Joanne Wilson.
Student Body President Johnathan Predaina and Vice President Cory McCollough handed over their duties to their newly-elected successors, Chaz Nichols and Taylor McGinniss, during this week’s Student Senate meeting. The Exponent sat down for an interview with Predaina and McCollough and looked back at their year in the positions.
If you make your way into Williams Fieldhouse, you are guaranteed to find track and field head coach Jim Nickasch either coaching on the indoor track, working in his office, talking to students or working out in the weight room. Nickasch, born in Appleton, has led an active lifestyle since he was a child.
The 2011 NFL draft takes place Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30. Round 1 will take place April 28, rounds 2-3 April 29 and rounds 4-7 April 30. Both ESPN and NFL Network will televise coverage of the draft.
St. Augustine Catholic Church invites everyone to attend their annual Spring Festival starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1.
Student Planning for Success will host the first walk for multiple sclerosis in Southwest Wisconsin at UW-Platteville Sunday, May 1.
The second annual Black History 365 will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall. Black History 365 will host UW-P’s own Fusion X dance team among many other performers.
The UW-Platteville Foundation will host Student Giving Days Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6, to help raise awareness of the foundation and the role it plays on campus.