UW-Whitewater This Week

August 23, 2016

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Roof built underground puts safety to the test

UW-Whitewater faculty and students are exploring how three different working postures that roofers employ — kneeling, bending and side-sitting — affect postural instability and fatigue. What they learn could provide important safety cues for the residential construction industry.


State of the University Address

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to Chancellor Beverly Kopper's State of the University Address at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, in the Young Auditorium.

A workplace celebration

Following the chancellor's State of the University Address, faculty and staff are invited to a campus-wide cookout from noon to 2 p.m. in the University Center. Come celebrate our sixth consecutive top workplace award and our campus's many achievements. Start the new academic year with cookout fare, ice cream and camaraderie.

At 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, UW-Whitewater will conduct a test of the emergency warning systems on campus. Emergency messages will be activated. This is only a test.

Club U-Dub-Dub and Convocation

The campus community is invited to participate in welcoming our newest students to UW-Whitewater. Get involved with the following events:

RU Purple?! - Monday, Sept. 5 (approximate time commitment, 7:15-9 p.m.). Wear purple!

New Student Convocation - Tuesday, Sept. 6 (approximate time commitment, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Wear academic regalia, as we will have a formal processional and recessional. Faculty and staff who march in Convocation will receive a lunch ticket for Hawk Fest to follow.


Campus Kudos

Kudos to Manuel Ossers, professor of languages and literatures, who presented the paper "From Homer to Claribel Alegría and Rima de Vallbona: The Evolution of Penelope" at the 98th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in Miami, Florida, July 8-11.

In the Media

The Associated Press covered the research of Scott Peters and his colleagues into the signifcant number of "invisible students," those who are performing more than a full grade above where they are placed in school. Peters, an associate professor of educational foundations, specializes in “advanced learners.”


Carol Scovotti, professor of marketing, was interviewed by TechRepublic about how businesses are investing more in onshore call centers and technology.


Women in Higher Education Leadership

The Women in Higher Education Leadership Event is 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in Hyland Hall's Timmerman Auditorium. Our keynote speaker will be Alexis Jones, co-founder of I AM THAT GIRL.

Submit your stories

We are always looking for great story ideas. If you know of a student or faculty or staff member who deserves a shout-out, or want to promote a campuswide event, email us at news@uww.edu by noon Friday. Submissions may be edited for length or content.