UW-Whitewater This Week

March 13, 2017

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PHOTOS: Kiki Smith, students and faculty make prints during the acclaimed artist's weeklong residency on campus

The Crossman Gallery at the Greenhill Center of the Arts became the epicenter of printmaking last week as UW-Whitewater hosted Kiki Smith, the premier Schuh Visiting Artist whose visit is the result of an endowment given by alumna Annette Schuh and her husband Dale. Smith, a prolific artist and printmaker, presented a public lecture and spent the week producing original art prints while students used the gallery as a printmaking lab. The works will be on display for visitors from Tuesday, March 14, through Thursday, March 16.

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Warhawks Jordan Newman and Levi Perry are national champions

Newman became UW-Whitewater's first individual national champion in wrestling since 1991 with a pin in 4:03 against his fifth-seeded opponent.


Perry's career-best mark of 64-06.50 (19.67 meters) earned him his first individual championship and the second-ever UW-Whitewater national championship in the weight throw.


PHOTOS: International Dinner

Recipes, costumes and cultural performances from around the world drew people to the annual International Dinner at UW-Whitewater.

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Provost's office hours

Provost Susan Elrod will be available for office hours on Wednesday, March 15, in Laurentide Hall, room 3012, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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Spring Undergraduate Research Day is March 16

More than 200 Warhawks are putting the finishing touches on a diverse array of undergraduate research projects and will present their findings on Thursday, March 16. This free, public event is noon to 3:15 p.m. in the James R. Connor University Center Hamilton Room.


Upcoming events



All for the Water

2 P.M. UC 261



Our Town

7:30 P.M. Young Auditorium



Two Gentlemen of Verona

7:30 P.M. Young Auditorium



UC Movie: Sing

8 P.M. Summers Auditorium



The Billy Goats Gruff

3 P.M. Young Auditorium

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Student's work displayed in New York gallery in worldwide art competition

Elizabeth Christianson, an art major, was selected to have her piece, “Tension of Two,” included in the Viridian Artists gallery’s “30 under 30” exhibition, which honors the work of 30 artists under 30 years old, out of hundreds of entrants.


PHOTOS: Marketing symposium

The UW-Whitewater American Marketing Association and the College of Business and Economics hosted the 2017 Okner Symposium, welcoming students and faculty from all over the Midwest.

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UWW-TV excels in state and regional competitions

Kudos to the UWW-TV staff, which returned from the Wisconsin Community Media Best in the Midwest awards with four first-place statues:

  • Excellence in Television Series — The Compass, Jason Nichols
  • Excellence in LIVE Television Broadcast — Warhawk Sports Saturday, Brandon Grade, Joe Kubicki, Connor Moore, Adam Reed and Kolton Hegstrom
  • Excellence in Entertainment Feature — Pressure, Sam Krueger
  • Excellence in Sports Broadcasting — UWW-TV Sports: Football — John Carroll at UW-Whitewater, Connor Moore, Adam Reed and Kolton Hegstrom

They will be honored at the annual spring banquet on April 6 in Milwaukee.

The work also garnered two first-place awards and a second-place award at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Conference in Madison on March 4.

Campus Kudos

Kudos to students for outstanding performances at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Case Competition hosted by Marquette University on Feb. 24. Bailey Andreasen, Tyler Gigot and Sarah Maechtle won second place and $1,000. Ben Albers, Teran Everett, Lorin Heinert and Amanda Nelson also performed strongly and earned seventh place. Teams had two weeks to prepare a 20-minute presentation responding to a case problem that posed a number of issues. After the presentation, they answered questions by judges from C. H. Robinson, SEKO Logistics, and Johnson Controls.

Kudos to Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students Hannah Alfredson, Gwen Marrin, Tanya Smith and Amy Weber, who won first place in the knowledge bowl at the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association Annual Convention in Appleton, Wisconsin, on March 4. The win means the students will be reimbursed for the PRAXIS, a required exam to obtain licensure.

Kudos to members of the campus chapter of Delta Chi, who received the Region V Chapter of the Year Award at the organization’s leadership conference in Carbondale, Illinois, on Feb. 25. The chapter was honored for its membership growth, philanthropy efforts and work to positively change chapter culture. Students Tony Sapyta, London Beth, Jason Meyers and Kyle Miller accepted the honor.

Kudos to Sigma Sigma Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon and all of the other Greek organizations who helped raise more than $50,000 for pediatric cancer research as part of St. Baldrick's Day on March 12 in the University Center.

Campus Kudos (continued)

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present a paper at the Conference on Ethics and Mental Health held by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on April 7. Her presentation is titled "Virtual or Digital Hoarding: Mental Health Perspectives for Workplaces and Households."

Conference program...

Kudos to Jennifer Betters-Bubon, assistant professor of counselor education, who won the 2016-17 Research and Professional Writing award from the Wisconsin School Counseling Association. The award recognizes persons who have contributed to the profession by conducting, publishing or producing research in the field of school counseling, or who have made a contribution to the profession by writing for publication.

Kudos to the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams, who finished second and third, respectively, at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament March 9-11 in the Williams Center.

Kudos to Joshua Kapfer, associate professor of biological science, and students Andrew Ibach and Joseph Mozuch (pictured) for attending the Wisconsin Wetlands Association annual meeting on Feb. 28-March 2 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The conference is for scientists and professionals to share research, restoration and outreach. Kapfer co-organized a symposium and gave an oral presentation on amphibians and reptiles. Ibach and Mozuch gave a poster presentation on the spatial ecology and habitat use of headstarted Blanding turtles in southern Wisconsin.

Professional Development Workshop

The Wisconsin Academic Advising Association is partnering with the Office of the Provost to host an Advising Spring Professional Development Workshop on Monday, May 1, that is FREE and open to anyone! There will be two concurrent sessions, an article discussion, and lunch provided. Mark your calendars for this fun event! More information and registration details to follow.

Warhawk Advising Network

The next Warhawk Advising Network meeting is Thursday, March 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. in University Center, room 69. The topic focuses on the Center for Global Education and working with international students. All are welcome to attend.

LEAP Spotlight

In this weeks, LEAP spotlight, learn about the Math 4 Vets LEAP team, which examined whether student veterans who were not exposed to math concepts for an extended period of time while serving their country would benefit from a nontraditional delivery mode in Math 041 and Math 141.


Applications for 2017 Campus Awards »

Celebrating Teaching and Learning

The campus community is invited to participate in our very own teaching and learning conference on Thursday, May 18! There will be instructor-led break-out sessions, instructor-facilitated discussions around teaching hot topics, featured presentations from campus teaching support units, and a keynote address by Laura Rendón (University of Texas-San Antonio, co-director of the Center for Research in Policy in Education) focusing on college preparation, persistence, and graduation of low-income and first generation students.


Fire drills March 20-24

The campus will be participating in fire drills in the academic and auxiliary buildings on March 20-24. They will take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please participate in the drills by evacuating the building at the time of the fire alarms.





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