UW-Whitewater This Week

    Week of September 29, 2014

    Sweet 16: Student wins top music education award, continues Warhawk tradition of excellence

    Percussionist Dominic Gischia is the 16th UW-Whitewater student to earn the prestigious Gaarder Award.


    Author Adam Braun kicks off lecture series

    A bestselling author -- who is fighting to expand educational opportunities in communities facing poverty globally -- will give a free public lecture at UW-Whitewater titled "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change."

    The speaker, Adam Braun, will appear at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Young Auditorium.


    updated university profile available

    Looking for current statistics on campus enrollment, retention, tuition, faculty and more? The Office of Institutional Research and Planning website includes a helpful section on university facts and figures.

    View 2014 fall profile >> 

    football game vs. uw-la crosse

    The undefeated UW-Whitewater football team takes on UW-La Crosse on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m., part of the campus' annual Family Fest celebration.

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    campus kudos

    Kudos to Jimmy Peltier, professor of marketing, who won the 2014 Best Article Award in the Journal of Interactive Marketing (JIM) for his paper "Organizational Learning and CRM Success: A Model for Linking Organizational Practices, Customer Data Quality, and Performance." JIM is a 10-percent-acceptance journal and features acclaimed authors.

    Kudos to Brienna Herdrich, junior sociology major and U.S. Air Force ROTC cadet, who was rated No. 1 at a four-week field training event in Mississippi and Alabama. Leadership at the training called her a "natural leader and excellent follower, able to make smart decisions in high stress situations, and easily the top cadet in the flight."

    From the Provost

    Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

    elevator pitch competition

    The CEO Elevator Pitch Competition is a chance for students to give a 90-second sales pitch to hypothetical investors. Judges critique contestants on how well they pitch their ideas and persuade them to invest in their businesses. The preliminary round is Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:15 p.m.


    Salute to Grads

    Salute to Grads will be conducted from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the University Center Old Main Ballroom (room 275). The deadline for student and faculty cap and gown orders for the December Commencement is Friday, Oct. 17.

    safe zone training

    The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold a Module 2 Safe Zone training on Friday, Oct. 10, from noon-1 p.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Career & Leadership Development conference room. Module 2: Gender Identity covers the concept of gender identity and delves deeper into transgender and non-binary gender identities. Participants will discuss students' needs and experiences on campus.

    The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the campus community to learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and issues.

    stress management workshop

    The tutorial center will be hosting a new "Stress Management Workshop" for students, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in McCutchan Hall room 12. This workshop is designed to help students learn to better organize, manage their time, and balance their priorities to help them succeed not only in the classroom but also socially. Topics will include study tips, relaxation methods, communication, sleep, eating tips, etc.

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    counseling lab services

    Winther Counseling Lab provides counseling services to the campus and community. The lab is staffed by UW-Whitewater graduate students working toward their Master of Science (Counseling) degrees. Appointments are available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Call 262-472-2842 to schedule an appointment. Supervision and consultation is provided by faculty in the Department of Counselor Education.

    fairhaven lecture series

    "Democracy Today: An International Perspective" is the theme for this year's Fairhaven Lecture Series. All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building.

    The next event is Oct. 6 - "The Arab Spring: Democracy and Social Protest in the Middle East," presented by Molly Patterson, assistant professor of history.


    warhawks vote

    Whitewater Student Government will be registering students to vote through Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Monday-Thursday in the James R. Connor University Center. 

    Visit the Warhawks Vote website for updated information on registration and Wisconsin's new Voter ID law. 

    Guidance on Political Campaign Activities

    Please review the following document regarding political activity at UW System institutions. With this fall's elections, it is important for the campus community to understand the policies guiding any such activity. 


    purple points deadline

    The deadline to charge Purple Points to student accounts is 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Purple Points can be added by visiting the HawkCard Office in University Center room 250 or online.  Purple Points can still be added throughout the semester, but must be paid for using a different method than charging the student's account.

    "Oaxaca Reflections" in Roberta's Art Gallery

    Through Oct. 10, Roberta's Art Gallery will host "Oxaca Reflections: Photography and Solar Prints," an exhibit featuring photographs of people seemingly floating in space by Franciso Soto Mendoza, an artist from Oaxaca, Mexico. The exhibit will also feature solar plate prints made during a workshop facilitated by Professor Max White at the Cultura Center at the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárex de Oaxaca (UABJO). Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    basics of consent workshop

    A workshop for students titled "The Basics of Consent: The Ins and Outs of Healthy Sex and Intimacy" will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in University Center room 275. This workshop will address issues of consent, healthy sex, and relationships. The event is sponsored by the Women & Gender Cultural Series, with support from the PB Poorman PRIDE Center and University Health and Counseling Services. Anyone who would like more information or faculty who would like to offer extra credit for their students' attendance should contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or 262-472-7169.

    bird seed donations

    The FP&M Landscaping and Grounds Department is soliciting donations to provide bird seed for the bird feeding tree located adjacent to the Young Auditorium. A donation of $10 or more will be used solely for the purchase of bird seed. All donors will receive a certificate and a bronze leaf, which will be stamped with words that the donor designates and placed on the tree. Please help our avian population to prosper and provide a natural diversion to our busy lives.

    Send donations to: FP&M Landscaping Department, 500 North Fremont St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Make check payable to: UW-Whitewater. Designate to: Bird Seed Fund, and also add a note stating what you would like printed on the leaf.


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