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        TEACHING EXCELLENCE | Professor wins UW Regents award

        On Friday, Susan Huss-Lederman received a Teaching Excellence Award from the Board of Regents, the highest faculty recognition from the University of Wisconsin System.

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        PROGRAM EXCELLENCE | Counselor Ed. Program wins UW Regents award

        Department Chair Brenda Rust O'Beirne (above) accepted the UW System honor on Friday in Milwaukee.

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        Warhawks selected in MLB draft

        Pitchers Lake Bachar (above) and Austin Jones were taken 144th and 794th, respectively, in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.

        Bachar to the San Diego Padres...
        Jones to the Chicago Cubs...

        Tutorial center open for summer

        The Campus Tutorial Center is open for the summer in Anderson Library room 2120. Tutors are available in writing, math, chemistry, accounting, biology, Spanish and many other subjects. Tutoring is by appointment only.

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        Garden and landscape tours

        Continuing Education is offering free tours of the campus gardens, the greenhouse, landscapes and the prairie this summer. Learn about the plants that make up our landscapes and the wildlife that thrives on their bounty. Registration is requested.

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        Summer on the Mall

        On June 22 the James R. Connor University Center will be host Summer on the Mall, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with food, fun, games, prizes and a chance to win Summerfest tickets! Awktopus will perform live music, and there will be a fundraiser for the MS Society of Wisconsin. The UC Concourse will be the rain site for the event.

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        Campus Kudos

        Kudos to Alana Platt (above), assistant professor of information technology and supply chain management, and David Gee, lecturer in management, who are co-founders of Classmunity, which won third place in the Information Technology category in the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest on June 8. Platt serves as CEO and Gee as CMO of the Classmunity, which is a web-based fundraising service to help K-12 school districts easily, professionally and securely raise money through a district-specific website. The two created the resource after seeing decreased federal, state and local funding for schools and increased financial needs for enhancing classroom education. As part of the award, Classmunity will be moving to the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park.

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        Campus Kudos

        Kudos to UW-Whitewater for winning the Model Practices Award (student-athlete development) from the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics at the 2016 N4A Convention, held June 9-11 in Dallas, Texas.

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        Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present a paper at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, at the 2016 Console-ing Passions Conference on June 16. The paper is titled "Film and Television Portraits of High Technology Entrepreneurship: Issues of Diversity and Interpersonal Trust."

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        Faculty in the Media

        Ann Garvin's latest novel “I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around” captures the feeling of being sandwiched between generations.

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        Eric Compas and students paddled down the Rock River to monitor water quality.

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        Barbara Grubel and students showcase a class where "sit-down" and "stand-up" dancers learn and perform together.

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        Paul Ambrose talks about the College of Business and Economics' international collaborations in the MBA program.

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        Joshua Kapfer helped identify plant and animal species at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee.

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        New dean of students

        Artanya Wesley will begin her role as dean of students on July 7.

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        Women's wheelchair basketball coach named

        Christina Schwab will begin her duties on July 1.

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        Ruth Swisher retirement reception

        Ruth Swisher, longtime director of health services at University Health and Counseling Services, has announced her retirement. A reception will be held in the Ambrose Health Center on Thursday, June 30, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

        Breaking ground on the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center

        The 18,390 square-foot three-story addition to Laurentide Hall, which is expected to open in fall 2017, will serve thousands of students with tutorial and supplemental instruction.

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        Medieval scholar garners international award for book

        Associate professor of history Jennifer Thibodeaux is the winner of the Society of Medieval Feminist Scholarship's Best Book Prize.

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