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    PHOTOS: Summertime at UW-Whitewater

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    PHOTOS: Authentic Voices of America

    The Authentic Voices of America camp allows people with severe speech disorders the chance to gain greater awareness of their abilities with augmentative alternative communications devices and to build independence while having fun.

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    Business alumnus, culinary chef

    featured in Madison Magazine

    While Gil Altschul '05 comes from a family of foodies, he’s put his own spin on Grampa’s Pizzeria and the brand-new Gib’s Bar in Madison.


    Board of Regents to meet

    on campus Sept. 10-11

    UW-Whitewater will host the Sept. 10-11 meeting of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.


    Inauguration information

    Faculty and staff members are encouraged to RSVP online for Chancellor Kopper's inauguration on Friday, Sept. 11. A formal invitation will also be sent. Visit the inauguration website for more information.


    Important dates



    Summer grades available to students




    Women in Higher Education Leadership

    11 A.M.



    State of the University Address

    10:30 A.M.



    Fall classes begin

    7:45 A.M.



    Inauguration of Beverly Kopper

    1:30 P.M.

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    Campus Kudos

    Kudos to Jimmy Peltier, professor of marketing, who was elected vice president of the University Sales Center Alliance. This group of innovative educators advocates for the continuing advancement of the sales profession through teaching, research and outreach.


    Campus Kudos

    Kudos to Josh Fishburn, assistant professor of communication, whose work is on display at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan. The exhibit, titled "Repeller," focuses on the intersection of computer gaming and fine art.


    Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented a paper at the International Institute on Peace Education at the University of Toledo, July 26 - Aug. 2. The paper is titled "Proactive Initiatives to Critique and Counter Privacy Violations and Expanding Surveillance Measures."

    Kudos to Ozgur Yavuzcetin, assistant professor of physics, who co-authored a paper titled “Atomically Thin Layers of B–N–C–O With Tunable Composition,” which was published in the July 2015 journal of Science Advances. The research involves materials that have great potential for nanoelectronics and spintronics leading to faster computer or smart phone chips and higher density data storage.


    "A-MAIZE-ING" Corn Fest

    on Aug. 6

    On Thursday, Aug. 6, the James R. Connor University Center will be hosting "A-MAIZE-ING Corn Fest: Summer on the Mall." From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the north Wyman Mall, there will be food, fun, games and prizes! Live music will be performed by The Brothers Quinn. Workshops are free and dunk tank proceeds will raise money for the Whitewater Food Pantry.


    Alumnae continue to climb coaching ladder

    Mary Merg '14 and Tiffany Morton '09, who were standout basketball players at UW-Whitewater, are now coaching at Division I institutions.


    UW-Whitewater lectures to air on TV

    Two more Fairhaven Lectures will air on Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place, both by Dick Haven, emeritus professor of communication: “Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address" at 4:19 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, and “Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address” at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. The lectures will be shown on WPT’s The Wisconsin Channel and on the University Place website.


    Freshman Warhawks open driving range and golf course

    For Colton Persha and Reece Block, a unique opportunity to revive a part of their past was a chance the duo could not pass up.

    Block and Persha, who are majoring in general management at UW-Whitewater, were presented with the opportunity to run Oconomowoc's old Storm's driving range and minigolf course during the summer.


    Conversation on caregiving

    Join Milwaukee Public Television for a free discussion on caregiving. Get tips on how to have "the talk" with your aging parents on safety, health, quality of life and more. The event is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Hyland Hall.


    Seeking public comments on reaccreditation

    UW-Whitewater is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.


    At Roberta's Art Gallery

    Through Aug. 14, Roberta’s Art Gallery will be hosting “Dancing With a Red Umbrella: An Art Quilt Adventure.” This exhibit features artist Barbara Carlson, from Calico Rock, Arkansas, and her collection of eclectic designed quilts. The reception is Thursday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


    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.



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