UW-Whitewater This Week
Week of January 26, 2015
FORENSICS TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT
The UW-Whitewater forensics team was crowned team tournament champions at the Southern & Northern Atlantic Forensics Union tournament held Jan. 25 in Alexandria, Va. En route to the title, team members won 19 individual awards, including four event championships.
MLK JR. COMMEMORATIVE EVENT
UW-Whitewater's annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration will feature Deuel Ross, an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who will discuss "The Voting Rights Act: Historical and Contemporary Developments."
This event is 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the University Center Hamilton Room and will feature several campus speakers and a performance by the Gospel Choir.
FAIRHAVEN LECTURE SERIES
The spring 2015 Fairhaven Lecture Series explores the lives and experiences of female authors, artists, scientists, educators across the globe and throughout history. The stories of these "Remarkable Women" intrigue us, inspire us and they remind us how their creativity and perseverance continue to impact our lives.
The next event is Monday, Feb. 2 - "Stockbridge Indian Electa Quinney: Wisconsin's First Public School Teacher" by Karyn Saemann, Author, Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
global experiences fair
The Spring 2015 Global Experiences Fair is Thursday, Jan. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the University Center Hamilton Room. Learn about opportunities in more than 50 countries available to UW-Whitewater students, including study abroad/exchange programs, faculty-led travel study programs, and international internship and student teaching placements. Read more >>
Contact the Center for Global Education in Hyland Hall, room 1227, at 262-472-5759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kudos to the UW-Whitewater gymnastics team, which set the school record on the vault in the Warhawks' win over Hamline University on Jan. 24. Read more >>
Kudos to Michael Flanagan, Crossman Gallery director, and Kimberly Storage, senior art major, who curated "In the Realm of Innocents: an exhibition of mysticism & lore," which runs Jan. 30 - March 7 at Walker's Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee. Read more >>
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.
essay scholarship competition
Eligible UW-Whitewater undergraduate students are invited to participate in the 10th annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. Up to three students may be selected as finalists and will receive $250-$500 scholarships from the UW-Whitewater Foundation. The finalists' essays will then be entered into a pool to be judged at the UW System level for an additional $2,000 scholarship. Deadline for submission is Friday, Feb. 6. Read more >>
ATHLETICS TICKETS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
In appreciation for all that UW-Whitewater faculty and staff do for student-athletes, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will be holding a Faculty-Staff Appreciation day and would like to offer each employee up to two complimentary tickets on Saturday, Jan. 31, when the men's basketball team hosts UW-La Crosse at 7 p.m.
Pick up tickets at the box office in the Center of the Arts, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional tickets may be purchased the day of the game. We hope you will be able to join us to support Warhawk Athletics. Please accept these tickets as a sign of our sincere appreciation of your commitment to UW-Whitewater.
CLASSIFIED STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Classified Staff Advisory Council Employee Recognition Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 Classified Staff Excellence Awards. These awards recognize members of the classified staff for their work and involvement on campus and in the community.
meal plan changes
Not satisfied with your Spring 2015 meal plan? You are able to change it one time between now and Friday, Jan. 30. Visit the HawkCard Office in University Center, room 250, for more information or go online.
we care quilts at roberta's art gallery
Now through Feb. 19, Roberta¹s Art Gallery is hosting "We Care Quilts" featuring works by local quilters. The exhibit will be open during regular gallery hours, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
FROM THE CHANCELLOR
Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campus-wide listening session at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in University Center, room 261. There is no agenda. Light refreshments will be served.
FROM THE PROVOST
Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable on Tuesday morning for her regularly scheduled office hours. Her regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Now through March 15, students, faculty and staff can sign up for the Enterprise CarShare program for just $1. Use the promo code "SPRING."
The UW-Whitewater Student and Community Optimist clubs will host a trivia night fundraiser to support a variety of causes. The event is Friday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Old Main Ballroom of the James R. Connor University Center. Cash prizes will be given to the top two teams. Registration is $100 per team for up to eight people. Registration deadline is Feb. 6.
Join W3 in Fort HealthCare's Slimdown Challenge beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Losing five percent of bodyweight leads to some great health benefits like lower blood pressure, cholesterol and risk of developing Type II diabetes. You can also expect to sleep better and feel less fatigued!
This is a free opportunity for you to have some support, learn some tips and tricks, and win great prizes.
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