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    American Marketing Association soars to even higher heights

    For the 12th time in 37 years, UW-Whitewater AMA earned International Chapter of the Year honors. Katelyn Herlache, who will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing, was also selected as the 2015 AMA Student Marketer of the Year, out of a field of 10,500 students nationwide.


    Warhawks tie for second,

    Fiorilli wins all-around

    Warhawk gymnast Katie Fiorilli captured the national all-around title for the second consecutive year, as the UW-Whitewater team took second at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association championships.


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    Closets, combat and coming out:

    Rob Smith to speak on campus

    Decorated Iraq war veteran, journalist and best-selling author Rob Smith comes to UW-Whitewater on April 7 to share his experiences as a gay, African-American man in the military.


    Merit badges awarded

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

    Recent badges include: Undergraduate Research Day, DanceScapes, Global Ambassadors and Warhawk baseball.

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    Artist Nina Bednarski

    comes to campus

    Nina Bednarski, juror for the Annual Student Exhibition, will be making a guest presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Center of the Arts room 30. Bednarski is a practicing artist and innovative collaborator who has an interest in urban and natural environments.



    and spring sports preview

    Athletic Director Amy Edmonds invites the campus community to join her and the coaches from spring sports teams for lunch to recognize 49 chancellor scholar-athletes. The event is 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 2, in University Center room 275. There will also be a preview of men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, softball and men’s tennis.

    Destress and Be Present:

    Workshop for faculty/staff

    Stress of everything around you got you down? Why not attend a class to help manage your stress? UHCS and HR present "Destress and Be Present" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the University Center Summers Auditorium. See how to lower your stress levels and be more productive and present for you, your family and those around you. No sign-up is required, but there is limited room capacity. The course may be repeated based on demand.

    Campus Kudos

    Kudos to Ryan Holmer, audio visual specialist in marketing and media relations, who won a Telly Award for "Equation for Success," a video he produced for the chancellor's 2014 State of the University Address.

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    Kudos to Brenda Volk, head softball coach and lecturer of mathematics, who posted her 500th career win.


    Kudos to Tara Schmidt, lecturer in multicultural affairs and student success, and Kristine Yesbeck, senior academic adviser, who presented “How to Survive College” at the Teaching Academic Survival & Success conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on March 17.

    Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented "Sexting and Snapchat in Narrative Perspective: Emergence of Genres of Intimate Content" at the 2015 Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, held March 5-8 in Chicago.

    Kudos to Carol Terracina-Hartman, lecturer in communication, who presented "Love Your Mother: How One Magazine Defined and Refined Environmental Journalism " at the AEJMC conference in Norman, Okla., March 6-7.

    Kudos to Megan Wycklendt, a graduate student in the counseling education program, who was published in the Washington Post.


    Campus Kudos (continued)

    Kudos to Derrick Bisnett, member of the national champion men's wheelchair basketball team, who was featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd.


    Kudos to Xiaohong Zhang, associate professor of art and design, who is one of 18 international artists selected for the exhibit Landscape & Memory at Johnston Farnham Gallery in Ireland, April 20 - May 16.

    Kudos to College of Education and Professional Studies faculty Giuliana Miolo, Simone DeVore, Brooke Winchell and Lucy Heimer, who received a $20,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This grant is designed to bring together practitioners and faculty from different disciplines to support the learning and development of preschool children of all abilities in inclusive settings.

    Kudos to Teresa Faris, associate professor of art and design, who served as a visiting artist and lecturer at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, March 24-25. She presented a workshop called "Cutting Edge."

    A child's love for LEGOs sparks the start of a toy-tech company

    Product development was conducted at the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park.


    LTDC virtual showcase

    The UW System Learning Technology Development Council will host a virtual showcase April 9-10. Faculty and staff will share innovative uses, best practices, how-to’s and much more on a variety of learning technologies that span classroom, blended and online topics.


    Basketball tourney

    Delta Zeta will be hosting its annual Hoops for Hearing 5-on-5 basketball tournament 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Kachel Fieldhouse.. The cost is $25 per team and all proceeds benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation. To register, contact Tia Genthre at 608-513-6698 or sign up when Delta Zeta is tabling in the University Center.

    From the Provost

    Provost Beverly Kopper's regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, April 7.

    Professional development

    series for student employees

    On-campus student employees are encouraged to attend "Cross-Cultural Communication" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Hyland Hall 1303.



    funding your enterprise

    You have an amazing idea for a new business. The only thing stopping you is money. Learn from our panel of experts on how to get the funding you need to turn your idea into an enterprise. The event is 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Timmerman Auditorium at Timothy J. Hyland Hall.


    Upcoming events



    SAO Cultural Show

    4 P.M.



    "Mulas and Queenpins: Women in the Illicit Drug Trade in the Americas"

    3 P.M.



    Blood drive

    Noon-6 P.M.



    Blood drive

    Noon-6 P.M.



    Warhawk Business Plan Competition

    4:30 P.M.

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