UW-Whitewater This Week

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    VIDEO: UW-Whitewater's motion capture studio

    The only "markerless" studio in the University of Wisconsin System allows students to use technology to explore myriad fields, including gaming, science and physical therapy.

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    Wisconsin sets its sights

    on global water leadership

    With universities and businesses leading the way, Wisconsin is advancing toward its goal through a focus on entrepreneurship and collaboration in Milwaukee and beyond.


    Women's club volleyball team

    wins national championship

    Nearly 200 teams from around the country vied for the national title, but in the end, only UW-Whitewater's squad hoisted the trophy.


    Foundation to match funds

    for Telfer endowment

    In honor of Chancellor Telfer's upcoming retirement, the UW-Whitewater Foundation is offering an opportunity to enhance the educational experience at UW-Whitewater. Through April 24, the foundation will match any gifts made to the Richard & Veronica Telfer Endowment, up to $50,000.


    The campus community is invited to attend a retirement celebration for Chancellor Telfer on Monday, April 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room.

    Hired Before Graduation

    On April 29 and May 6, graduating seniors who have landed jobs are invited to stop by Andersen 1216 to have their photos taken for the Hired Before Graduation campaign. Drop-in times are 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    Commencement tickets

    Graduating seniors can pick up their commencement tickets from Ticket Services in the Center of the Arts. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; photo ID is required.

    Social entrepreneur Ellen Gustafson to speak on campus

    The activist and author -- who is fighting to change the conversation about the global food system -- will give a free public lecture titled "A New Understanding of Hunger, Obesity and the Food System" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Young Auditorium.


    Merit badges awarded

    UW-Whitewater awards Merit badges to students for a variety of academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments.

    Recent badges include: SUFAC committee, Warhawk Business Plan Competition finalists, Chancellor's Scholar-Athletes and Warhawk gymnastics.

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    Campus Kudos

    Kudos to Michael Oldani, associate professor of sociology, criminology and anthropology, who is the principal investigator of a team of interdisciplinary researchers receiving a $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin. The team will spend the next year studying a pilot mental health court in southeastern Wisconsin.

    Kudos to Linda Reid, associate professor of finance and business law, who won the Rock River Coalition 2015 Protector Award in the educator category. The award is presented to a person who has provided significant contributions to protect and improve the environmental, economic, recreational and cultural resources of the Rock River Basin.

    Kudos to Kat Shanahan, University Center promotions coordinator, who won the Association of College Unions International Earl Whitfield Regional Outreach Award for her work on the Region V “Fun in Flyover Country” newsletter.

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    Kudos to David Wachanga, associate professor of communication, who won the 2015 Book Award, a prestigious award given by the New York African Studies Association, for his documentary "Ali Mazrui: A Walking Triple Heritage." This was the first time the association gave the award to a documentary film.

    Kudos to Dale Splinter, associate professor of geography, geology and environmental science, who is one of six UW System faculty members selected to lead the Faculty Collaboratives project, which will create a state-based, faculty-led “innovation hub” focused on advancing curricular reforms that lead to deeper student engagement, and higher retention and graduation rates.


    Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented a workshop titled "Academic (and Personal) Footprints Online: Dealing with Student Review Websites, Academic Research Analyses, and Social Media" at the April 16-17 UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development spring conference.

    Earth Week

    This year's celebration features an eco-fair, advanced technology vehicle show, birds of prey exhibit, free bicycle checkups, gardening, a greenhouse tour, featured speakers and more.


    Rainbow Celebration

    of Excellence

    The Rainbow Celebration of Excellence, UW-Whitewater's LGBT and ally awards ceremony, begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Fern Young Terrace. All are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBT and ally students and the campus community.

    Ceramics exhibition

    Through May 1, Roberta's Art Gallery is hosting the 45th Annual Ceramics Exhibition. The theme for this event is embodying deference/empowering difference. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Fridays.

    Campus planner


    As you confirm event dates for the 2015-16 academic year, please submit the information for inclusion in the 2015-16 Custom Campus Planner. Send information to Terri Meinel, Bookstore, or to our vendor, Jardine Associates, if contacted. This is a free service and reaches about 2,000 students. Submission deadline is Thursday, April 30.

    Safe Zone training

    The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold a Module 4 Safe Zone training at 2 p.m. Monday, April 20, and at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, both in University Center, room 147. Module 4: Becoming a More Active Ally addresses ways faculty and staff members can be stronger allies to LGBT students through their roles on campus.


    From Provost

    Beverly Kopper

    Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours on Tuesday, April 21, from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

    Upcoming events



    Successful Individuals in Insurance

    5 P.M.



    VANG: A Drama About Recent Immigrant Farmers

    7:30 P.M.



    Playful Learning Conference

    Through April 25



    Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    7:30 P.M.



    Women and Water: 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities

    3 P.M.

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    PHOTOS: Army ROTC gets Black Hawk Helicopter experience

    Cadets worked in and around a Black Hawk helicopter as a part of a mock cold loading on April 18 during a large-scale field training exercise.

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    In the News

    In USA Today, William Raabe, professor of accounting, talks about ways to create tax-efficient income in retirement.


    In the Walworth County Sunday, Eric Compas, associate professor of geography, geology and environmental science, talks about ways to live Earth Day every day.


    The Minnesota Post featured a story on a team of high schoolers from Minnesota that won first prize in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Their project is recycling disposable diapers. The Wisconsin Innovation Service Center at UW-Whitewater is working with them on creating a business model.


    Mental heath awareness

    The Social Work Student Organization, RHA and Delta Zeta sorority will host a mental health and suicide awareness walk and fair on Tuesday, April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m.


    Get yourself tested

    April is STD Awareness Month. One in two sexually active people will get an STD by the age of 25, and most will not know it. Get yourself tested; schedule an appointment today.


    Summer food program

    PreCollege Programs is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program at its Upward Bound and Summer Academic Camp programs. Meals will be available at no charge to enrolled children 18 years of age and under and to some persons over 18 years of age.


    Open forums: Associate dean, College of Business and Economics

    The campus community is invited to attend open forums for the finalists for associate dean for accreditation and communication in the College of Business and Economics. All forums will take place in Hyland Hall, room 4303:

    11 a.m. Monday, April 20 - Linda Ficht

    2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 - Ganesh Vaidyanathan

    11 a.m. Thursday, April 23 - Ahmad Karim

    30th annual Kyle Lecture

    On April 28, Gregg Mitman -- award-winning author, filmmaker, and teacher -- will screen his short film "In the Shadow of Ebola," and afterward hold a Q-and-A session. The film is an intimate story of a family and a nation torn apart by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.


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    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.



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