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    Warhawk family welcomes summer campers

    Jeremy Lade, hands up at right, head coach of the UW-Whitewater national champion men's wheelchair basketball team, leads the cheers for camper Myles Calhoun, 10, who made his first 10-foot basket at camp on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Photo by Craig Schreiner.

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    Viral moment: Pictures immortalize spirit of Matt Scott

    Former student and wheelchair basketball athlete Matt Scott was featured in photographs now viral online.

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    Faculty secure $400,000 grant to explore minority banking

    Russ Kashian and Richard McGregory received national attention for illustrating the important role minority banks play in neighborhoods. Their latest research effort will focus on determining best practices for banks to serve disadvantaged minority communities.

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    Bev Kopper to hold open forum

    Dr. Bev Kopper will hold her first open forum as chancellor at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, in Timothy J. Hyland Hall, room 2101. She will discuss the state budget, tenure and shared governance and other campus concerns that have been raised. There will also be time for those in attendance to ask questions.

    Alum in the news: Matt Blanchard impresses coaches in camp workouts

    The 2012 Warhawk alumnus, who won three national football championships at UW-Whitewater, is competing for a Green Bay Packers roster spot.

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    Alum in the news: Social media strategist loves life as a quick-change artist

    English and journalism alumnus Bruce Dierbeck '01 talks about his career choice and what it's like to be on the ground floor of an emerging industry.

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    Share your culture

    The Center for Global Education is looking for individuals/families interested in hosting an International Student to ease their transition into life at UW-Whitewater. Hosts answer questions and invite students to participate in family activities and celebrations whenever possible. This is a unique opportunity to forge friendships and exchange ideas. If interested, please contact Stephanie Jurgens at jurgenss@uww.edu.

    Student wins international water competition

    For the past two weeks, students from the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands competed at the Wetskills international water technology competition. Matthew Boelter, an international buiness major (left), was part of the winning team.

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    Campus Kudos

    Kudos to Jared Mataczynski, junior entrepreneurship major, and Steve Nebel, junior general business major, who will represent UW-Whitewater at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship July 9-11, on Lake DuBay near Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

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    Kudos to Stephanie Jurgens, international student adviser in the Center for Global Education, who spoke about the use of LinkedIn in international education at the NAFSA Conference and Expo in Boston May 25-29.

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    Kudos to Kristina Navarro, assistant professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, who attended the NCAA Life Skills Convention June 26-28 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Warhawk Leadership Academy served as a model program/keynote session for other NCAA institutions across divisions.

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    Kudos to Manuel Ossers, professor of languages and literatures, whose article "El dictador Trujillo y las mujeres en la cuentística de Nayla Chehade" [The Dictator Trujillo and Women in Nayla Chehade's Short Stories], was published in Círculo: Revista de Cultura. Vol. XLIII, 2014.

    Residence Life to change department name to University Housing

    On July 1, Residence Life’s department name will be transitioning to University Housing. Over the years, the department has changed and now manages both on- and off-campus housing and developmental, assignments and billing, facilities and custodial, technology and UW-Whitewater TV operations. The "Residence Life" name has caused confusion for students and families who are looking for the "housing department."


    This transition will take time to implement. After July 1, if you see an instance of the "Residence Life" department name that needs updating to "University Housing," please notify the department. We are working to manage this change as sustainably as possible.

    Tiny Tales exhibit

    See fairy tales come to life in miniature boxes. The inspiration behind this exhibit at Roberta's Art Gallery in the James R. Connor University Center comes from the artist Betina Foley’s love of small things, her travel experience and her culture. The event runs through July 17, with a reception on Thursday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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    Seth Meisel to head ORSP

    Effective July 1, Seth Meisel will serve as interim director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Faculty and staff should contact him at 262-472-5389 for grant services or to ask questions about intramural or extramural grants. Associate Vice Chancellor Greg Cook said, "I know that Dr. Meisel has a full plate, and we are very grateful that he’s willing to step forward and help while we search for the next ORSP Director. Seth is very talented and knowledgeable and will provide good services during this interim period."

    Airfare booking policy

    As of July 1, 2015, only travel booked through the contracted program will be eligible for UW payment (on purchasing card) or reimbursement to the traveler.

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    Campus Kudos (continued)

    Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented a paper at the 40th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference, May 28- 30, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The paper is titled "From Anonymous 'Angels' to Celebrated Social Advocates: The Philanthropic Pursuits of Kroc, MacArthur, and Gates."


    Kudos to Teresa Lind, lecturer in art and design, whose cast iron sculptures will appear in "Sculpture for the Urban Landscape" at the Cedarburg Art Museum from June through September 2015.

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    Kudos to Jeannine Rowe, assistant professor of social work, who received a $94,727 award from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The award, which runs through April 2017, is part of a larger grant the center received from the Commonwealth Fund. Rowe’s role on the project is co-investigator; she will work with Binghamton University in New York to evaluate the impact of the AIMS care coordination model on patients’ health services use, health outcomes and satisfaction with health care service delivery.

    PHOTOS: Arrangement for Murder No. 2

    Shelby Jacobs, left, as Valerie, entices Richter, played by Josiah Turner, in the beginnings of a theft and murder plot in the Theatre/Dance Department's Arrangement for Murder No. 2, written by Associate Professor Eric Appleton.

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