Liberal Education & America's Promise

LEAP Day 2020

UW-Whitewater is a proud supporter of the LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) initiative and the value of a well-rounded liberal education. Across the university, we believe all students deserve the opportunity to gain valuable experiences and skills that are transferable throughout their lives and career paths. We listen to employers and community leaders to learn what they want, and we use this to enhance the quality and value of learning for all students.  Wisconsin is the original LEAP state, and campuses all across the UW System have partnered with the LEAP initiative from the Association of American Colleges & Universities to improve student success and make excellence inclusive for all students ( 

Join us on February 28, 2020 for a day of celebration including poster sessions, employer panels, and a keynote address that demonstrate how UW-Whitewater and other UW institutions engage with LEAP to improve teaching, learning, and student success.

LEAP Day 2020  - Schedule at Glance 




8:30-11:00 am

Registration (UWS guests ONLY)

Poster set-up

University Center Lobby

Hamilton Room, UC

10:00-11:30 am

Welcome to LEAP!
Interim Provost Greg Cook

Employer Panel:

Wisconsin employers discussing the knowledge, personal skills and social responsibility they seek when hiring college graduates and how it integrates LEAP.

Panel Members:

Mariah Lohff, Jones Dairy Farm
Marilyn Lovejoy, Spacesaver Corporation
Jeff Townsend, Rock Energy Systems

Summers Auditorium, UC

11:30-1:00 pm

Poster Session and Reception

Celebration of how UW campuses use LEAP to improve teaching, learning, and student success.

Hamilton Room, UC

12:00-1:00 pm

Resume Workshop (For Students)

All students welcome. Employer panel will provide guidance and feedback on resume development.

Use QR Code to register by February 26

Panel Members:

Mariah Lohff, Jones Dairy Farm
Marilyn Lovejoy, Spacesaver Corporation   
Jeff Townsend, Rock Energy Systems

Hyland 3101

1:00-2:30 pm

Learning Engagement through Advancing Programs:
The Influence of LEAP

Introduction – Dwight C. Watson
Chancellor, UW-Whitewater

Carleen Vande Zande
Associate Vice President, UW System

Hamilton Room, UC


2020 Poster Abstracts 

Poster Submission not required to attend. 
Call for Posters 

Poster Guidelines and Suggestions           
UWW Poster Printing and Lamination Guidelines   

Other Infomation 

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Lunch Options at UW-Whitewater