UW-Whitewater This Week

    Week of October 20, 2014

    homecoming 2014

    The campus and community are celebrating Homecoming with a week's worth of events, and the theme "2Gether Warhawks are Better."

    Homecoming website >>

    generac's aaron jagdfeld to speak

    The Whitewater Incubation Program is hosting its next Elements for Success series event at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 21. The event, "Generac: Empowering Wisconsin and the World," features Aaron Jagdfeld, a UW-Whitewater alumnus and current CEO and president of Generac. Jagdfeld was named by Forbes as one of the 20 most powerful CEOs 40 years of age or younger, and honored in 2012 by the Milwaukee Business Journal as Executive of the Year (Public Company).

    The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the UW-Whitewater Office of Innovation Services.

    lance leipold makes history

    With Saturday's 52-3 victory over UW-Eau Claire, head football coach Lance Leipold won his 100th game in 106 tries. He reached that milestone faster than anyone in NCAA history. The previous record was set 92 years ago.


    campus kudos

    Kudos to the American Marketing Association for dominating the competitions at the Aurora University AMA Regional Conference in Chicago. About 300 students from 30 schools competed. UW-Whitewater took first, second and third in the sales competition and first in the digital marketing competition. This is in addition to taking second and third last week at the Ferris State University Sales Competition.

    Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of environmental safety and health, and alumna Kathryn Carlson MS '13, who published a peer-reviewed journal paper in Industrial Health. Read more >>

    Kudos to the six national championship Warhawk athletic teams who were invited to the governor's mansion in Maple Bluff on Sept. 27 to celebrate their successes. Read more >>

    Kudos to Pete Killoran, lecturer, and Margarita Alario, associate professor, who won the Wisconsin Sociological Association's George Floro Outstanding Service to the Discipline Award and the William H. Sewell Outstanding Scholarship Award, respectively. The are faculty members in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology.

    Kudos to Michael Wallace, lecturer in social work, who was named the 2014 Distinguished Social Worker by the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Read more >>

    Kudos to Giuliana Miolo, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, and Ellen Latorraca, reference and instruction librarian, on their workshop "Scaffolding Student Learning Through Assignment Design," presented at the annual Indianapolis Assessment Institute on Oct. 20. Institute organizers asked the authors to expand their presentation from the original poster format to an hour-long workshop because of the project's quality and broad appeal. The work describes collaboration between a faculty member and an academic librarian to embed instructional activities within a semester-long research assignment, as well as how students' information literacy was assessed and how the results were used to improve student learning.

    Winter Commencement Speaker auditions

    Each semester, only one student is awarded the honor of speaking to the graduating class during commencement. UW-Whitewater students are encouraged to apply for this prestigious opportunity. Applications are now available.

    Applications are due noon Friday, Oct. 24, to the Career and Leadership Development office in University Center room 146. Auditions will be held on Oct. 28. Contact Ryan Duerwachter or Sierra Pursley with any questions.

    Download an application >>

    The Latest Merit Badges

    UW-Whitewater awards Merit badges to students for a variety of academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments.

    This week's badges include: Launch Pad Scholars and Peer Mentors.

    from the chancellor

    Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campus-wide listening session on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 10-11 a.m. in University Center room 261. There is no set agenda. Refreshments will be served.

    From the Provost

    Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable on Wednesday morning for her regularly scheduled office hours. Her regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

    Open House for Graduate Programs in School Psychology and Counseling

    The graduate programs in School Psychology and Counselor Education will host an open house on Monday, Oct. 27, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in University Center room 259. This event is intended for undergraduate students or alumni from traditionally underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate education in counseling or school psychology. The afternoon will consist of a variety of activities including informational presentations, panel discussions, and tours of the facilities.

    For more information, visit the School of Graduate Studies webpage. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christine Neddenriep at neddenrc@uww.edu or 262-472-1850.

    nontraditional student award

    Nominations are being sought to recognize a nontraditional student that has shown a passion for learning, a commitment for their academic program, and has contributed significantly to the university community while managing the multiple life roles of a nontraditional student. Nominations are due Wednesday, Oct. 22. Recognition will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, during National Nontraditional Student Week.

    Nomination form >>

    leap workshops 2015

    All UW-Whitewater employees and students are invited to form teams and apply to participate in this year's LEAP workshop series. LEAP (Liberal Education & America's Promise) is a campus-wide initiative aimed at helping teams develop action plans to enhance campus collaboration and improve student learning. This year's theme is "Empowering Students," and we invite teams to develop ways to inform students about the value that LEAP adds to their education and college degrees. More than 400 people on 85 teams have participated so far. Now it's your turn! Application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 3.

    More information >>

    in the news

    Jennifer Beer, a senior social work major, published an op-ed piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about treatment for heroin users. Read more >>

    computer science workshop

    The Computer Science Department is holding a workshop for all UW-Whitewater students. Students in the technology fields are strongly urged to attend. Representatives from the Undergraduate Research Program and Career and Leadership Development will be available, as well as industry representatives presenting internship opportunties. Faculty from the Computer Science Department will present their research interests and opportunities for students to work with them on undergraduate research projects.

    The event will take place in the Hamilton Room in the University Center on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


    Through Nov. 7, Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting "Re: Visit," a two-part exhibition featuring the work of UW-Whitewater metals alumni and current students working in collaboration with Indiana University metal students. A reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 1-3 p.m. with light refreshments available.

    The UC is Hiring for Spring 2014

    Numerous positions are available in the University Cener for Spring 2014 including Audit Assistant, Financial Assistant, HawkCard Office Assistant, LEAP Intern, Reservations Assistant, Tech Crew, Roberta's Art Gallery Assistant, Roberta's Art Gallery Graduate Assistant, Student Porter, and Warhawk Alley Front Desk Attendant. Visit uww.edu/career/hawkjobs.php to apply by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

    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. 27, "The Transition to Democracy in Mexico: A Check-Up," presented by Bert Kreitlow, lecturer in history.


    warhawks vote

    Visit the Warhawks Vote website for updated information on registration and how to vote. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    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. 


    mining documentary

    At 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the University Center's Summers Auditorium, student orgs P.E.A.C.E and S.A.G.E will hold a screening of "Wisconsin's Mining Standoff," a new documentary about the controversial proposal to dig an open-pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin. The 25-minute film will be followed by a community discussion, featuring Sen. Tim Cullen and Devon Cupery, producer of the film. The event is free to attend.


    As a result of the 2013 Faculty and Instructional Staff Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Perception Survey, the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coalition would like to provide you with an animated infographic video about campus resources. We encourage you to watch this short video and share with other colleagues >>

    Here are a few AOD behaviors to be aware of when interacting with students.

    • Marijuana: due to the frequency of "E-cigarettes" being used to smoke BHO (Butane Honey Oil), make sure to include them in the restricted items in your syllabus.
    • Signs of alcohol intoxication: odor, watery eyes, drowsiness, uncoordinated body movements, slurred speech.
    • Signs of amphetamines (stimulant)/ Adderall use: faster and deeper breaths, increased alertness, apprehension, concentration, decreased sense of fatigue, mood swings.
    • Pupils (overly large, pinpoint or red, watery eyes) can tell a lot about what a student might have ingested if their behavior is inconsistent.


    What are you up to in the UC this semester? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #intheUC. Win prizes! You can also give us your comments at the UC survey >>

    WAIVE OUT OF COMM 110 (Introduction to Human Communication)

    If you have had prior communication and/or public speaking classes or experience, this is a great way to save time and money. The waiver process involves two steps: passing a written test, and presenting a speech to several instructors.

    Session I testing: Week of Oct. 20.  More information >>

    Questions? Contact Tammy French, coordinator, at frencht@uww.edu or 262-472-1720.

    open house

    The English Language Academy invites the campus community to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to acknowledge this new space on campus. The academy is dedicated to teaching English as a second language to international students. Please join the Center for Global Education and the Department of Languages and Literatures for the grand opening on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 3-4:30 p.m. at Heide Hall room 473. Tours will be available and official remarks will be made at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Karen Wislocky, English Language Academy Coordinator, at 262-472-1494 or wislockk@uww.edu.


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