UW-Platteville remembers tornado 1 year later

UW-Platteville remembers tornado 1 year later
Damage to UW-Platteville dorm in 2014

One year and more than $18 million in repairs later, University of Wisconsin-Platteville is commemorating its comeback from a devastating tornado with an art exhibit on campus.

On June 16, 2014, an EF-2 tornado tore through the town and left the college landscape nearly unrecognizable. New dorms and the stadium were heavily damaged.

This year, UW-Platteville is opening an art exhibit with pictures of the storm damage and the support that came afterward, along with other memorabilia.

“We thought, ‘Why not display and reflect on what the year was like and how far we have come?'” said Sherry Nevins, Platteville’s dean of students. “I think it is time to bring closure and commemorate and then move on.”

The exhibit opens to the public at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at UW-Platteville’s Ullsvick Hall.