UW-Whitewater This Week

    Week of December 22, 2014

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    Kudos to Jay Craggs, University Center facilities coordinator, and Cole Simmons, assistant facilities coordinator, who diagnosed a power-surge-related equipment failure at Kachel Fieldhouse and rushed to find replacement parts and repair the sound system in time for winter commencement.

    Kudos to fraternities and groups at commencement.

    Kudos to Dan Stalder, associate professor of psychology, and Jessica Cook, business administration master's student, who published "On Being Happy and Mistaken on a Good Day: Revisiting Forgas's (1998) Mood-Bias Result" in the Journal of Social Psychology, Volume 154, Issue 5. A blog post on the topic can be read here >>

    Kudos to Juk Bhattacharyya, associate professor of geography and geology, who co-produced "Humans' Dependence on Earth's Mineral Resources," a teaching module that combines learning about rocks and minerals (and how these become the products we use), methods of mineral resource discovery and extraction, and the impact of mineral resource use. Read more >>

    Kudos to Russ Kashian, professor of economics, who will speak on "The Wisconsin Advantage" at the 20th annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development, Feb. 11-13 in Madison. Read more >>

    Kudos to Teresa Faris, associate professor of art and design, whose work will appear in "New Necklaces: 500 Designs from Around the World," to be published August 2015.

    apply for scholarships

    Apply now! The online scholarship application period has begun and more than 200 scholarships are available. Applications for most scholarships will be accepted until Sunday, Feb. 15. Please carefully review each scholarship for additional information.

    Scholarship website >>


    Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the ReadEasy book group discussions of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    Faculty and academic staff are invited to participate in the LEARN Center spring book groups. Titles include "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor" by Rob Nixon, "Zen in the Art of Rhetoric: An Inquiry into Coherence" by Mark Lawrence McPhail, and "Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain.

    More information >>


    With many new electronic devices coming online this holiday season, ICIT would like to remind everyone that antivirus software is available for your personal computers at no cost. Visit the ICIT website for instructions on how to download and install the free antivirus software. You can also contact the Technology Support Center Help Desk for assistance, at helpdesk@uww.edu or 262-472-4357.

    Also, please be aware of suspicious emails: Phishing messages frequently contain links to malware that can compromise your device or workstation. The messages aim to trick users into divulging passwords and login data that can provide an attacker with access to sensitive information. More information >>

    course reserves

    Library Course Reserves needed for the first four weeks of the spring semester must be received by Friday, Jan. 9. Due to the transition to our new integrated library system, our system will be down and no new course reserves can be added. Anything received after this date will not be available until mid-February.

    For help setting up your reserves, please contact Trisha Smith at smithp@uww.edu or 262-472-5512.

    From the Provost

    Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable on Wednesday morning for her regularly scheduled office hours. Please note that her office hours will be moving to Tuesday mornings, starting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.


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