PACCE Poster Day is Wednesday

PACCE Poster Day
April 22, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement will be hosting its bi-annual Engagement Poster Day on Wednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Velzy Commons, located in Ullsvik Hall. The event is held for students who have received funding from PACCE for class projects to put their work on display.

PACCE Engagement Poster Day started in December 2008, with 200 students participating. There are now 800 students participating in the spring 2013 event with 61 community partners.

“The community is always welcome to come and see our students are doing,” said Kathy Neumeister, PACCE’s senior marketing specialist. "Students appreciate sharing the results of their projects and I think community members will be inspired to learn more about their work."

As the name of the day suggests, many students show off their work on large posters and incorporate descriptions and photos of what the project entailed. Many students are also choosing to use laptops and iPads, and art students often bring in the pieces they create. At the end of the poster day, outlines of all projects are posted for everyone to view with descriptions of what students did on the PACCE website, which can be accessed at http://www.uwplatt.edu/pacce.

All projects are done for academic credit.  Students work with a faculty member in conjunction with a community member in creating and implementing their project.

“Poster Day is a way to be inspired by what our students are doing,” said Neumeister.

Contact: Kathy Neumeister, PACCE senior marketing specialist, (608) 342-6020, neumeisterk@uwplatt.edu
Written by: Sarah Kessler, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, kesslers@uwplatt.edu

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