Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a 35-year pioneer in distance education, has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, Inc. The designation is awarded to the nation's top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their educational success.


Monday, August 5, 2013

First steps
Log into PASS to verify your home address. Then later this month, everyone who enrolled in a course for summer or fall will receive a green envelope containing an activation card. Simply follow the instructions to choose whether you want your refunds deposited into your existing bank account or set up a new checking account with Higher One.

If you didn't enroll this summer or fall, you'll receive an activation card shortly after you enroll in your next distance course.

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Please note: International students will continue to be processed through the UW-Platteville Cashiers Office. Current banking and postal regulations do not allow activation cards to be mailed outside of the United States.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Platteville officials have selected Bill Haskins as the 2013 Academic Staff Award for Excellence recipient.

“I’ve worked at UW-Platteville for 12 years,” said Haskins, the coordinator of the Master of Science in project management program in the Distance Learning Center. “My favorite aspect of advising students from a distance is meeting and getting to know the broad range of people who are drawn to project management.”

Criteria for nomination includes individual(s) who are not only outstanding in their roles as university employees and who work above and beyond their stated job responsibilities and requirements, but also exhibit outstanding service to UW-Platteville and the community.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An advisor and alumnus of University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center, commonly known as UW-Platteville Online (, has received an Outstanding Volunteer Award from the UW-Platteville Foundation.

Melissa Gavin earned her master’s degree in project management from UW-Platteville in 2008, has been a member of the Distance Education Alumni Advisory Board since 2008 and now serves as president. She is also a director of the Alumni Association Board.

“Melissa has been a true asset to the Alumni Association and the university these past five years,” said Alumni Services Director Kim Schmelz.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an accredited pioneer in distance learning ( for the last 35 years, is among the top schools in the nation for an affordable online master’s degree in engineering, according to Get, a consumer group that publishes online university rankings.

To appear on a Get Educated Best Buy ranking list, the online degree profiled must cost less than the average of all the online degrees reviewed in the comprehensive national data set. The average cost of an online engineering master's, according to Get Educated’s survey, is $27,915.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center and its staff have received the University of Wisconsin System’s highest recognition. The UW System Board of Regents will present its Academic Staff Award for Excellence to the DLC on Thursday, July 11 in Van Hise Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1220 Linden Dr. The award includes $5,000.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its Distance Learning Center ( now can collectively reach 100,500 students in all of Iowa’s 15 community colleges, providing them the opportunity to turn coursework into credits to put toward an on-campus or online degree at UW-Platteville.

The most recent agreement outlines that students transferring from Hawkeye, Des Moines Area, Southeastern Iowa, Iowa Lakes, Iowa Valley, North Iowa Area, Iowa Central, Indian Hills, Western Iowa, Northwest Iowa, Southwestern Iowa and Iowa Western community colleges in Iowa with an earned associate of arts or associate of science degree granted on or after May 15, 2013 will have met all UW-Platteville general education requirements with the exception of the ethnic and gender studies requirements.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is among the top schools in the nation for an affordable online
bachelor degree in business, according to, a consumer group that publishes online university rankings.

"The value of higher education, especially in business, has never been greater," said Dawn Drake, executive director of alternative delivery systems at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. "Because of that, it's vital to ensure programs remain accessible to a broad range of working adults. One way of doing that is keeping tuition affordable." recently released its list of the Best Online Colleges for an affordable business degree or "Best Buys" at the bachelor level. The rankings were calculated by comparing tuition and distance education fees at 67 regionally accredited or regional candidate universities.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lisa Repp, a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s online masters’ degree in project management, has earned the prestigious 2013 North American James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award.

Repp’s thesis “Factors that Influence Critical Chain Project Management Implementation Success,” garnered her $500 and an all-expense-paid trip to the 2013 PMI® Global Congress—North America, Oct. 27–29 in New Orleans, where she’ll present her findings. Visit for a summary of Repp’s research.

The James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award recognizes excellence in student development of original concepts in project management. Papers are selected based upon the research and creative effort that are best directed toward advancing the concepts, tools and techniques of managing project-oriented tasks. One winner from each of four regions (North America, Latin America, Europe-Middle East-Africa [EMEA], and Asia-Pacific) are selected annually.

Visit, call 800.362.5460 or email for more information on UW-Platteville's online master's degree programs.

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