UW-Whitewater This Week

    Week of November 24, 2014

    katy heyning wins top alumni award from uw-madison

    This spring, Katy Heyning will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from UW-Madison's School of Education, where she earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. The award — the school's highest honor — recognizes a career of extraordinary accomplishment.


    warhawks top nation in football attendance

    No venue in Division III football attracted more fans per game in the 2014 regular season than Perkins Stadium.



    The 27th annual faculty/staff Scholarship and Creative Achievement reception is Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Crossman Gallery. The Chancellor's String Quartet will perform during the reception and attendees will have an opportunity to discuss projects with their colleagues from across the campus. The exhibit will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Read more >>

    Best-selling author of "Into the Beautiful North" to give lecture

    A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame will give a free public lecture at UW-Whitewater based on his book "Into the Beautiful North."

    Luis Urrea will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Young Auditorium.


    Hired before graduation

    Any students with jobs lined up before graduation can get their photos taken on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Anderson 1216, the Marketing and Media Relations Photo/Video Studio. Drop-in time is 8:30 a.m. - noon on both dates. The photos will be posted on the UW-Whitewater Facebook page and website.


    From Nov. 24 - Dec. 13, Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting "Common Threads of Two Student Journeys to Yellowstone," an exhibit featuring relics, photos and reflections collected from two travel studies to Yellowstone National Park in 2014. A reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 4:30-6 p.m.

    campus kudos

    Kudos to Tonia Harvel, University Center staff member, for receiving the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce Directors Award. The award is given in recognition of the chamber committee that has most excelled in accomplishing its goals. Harvel sits on the Chamber Board of Directors, the fashion show committee, and the spirit tour committee. and she volunteered for several events.

    book sale

    The Children's Center invites the campus community to a Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 24-25 from 7:30-10 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m., and Nov. 26 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    The book fair will be located in Roseman Building room 1005. Proceeds will go toward expanding the Children's Center Library.

    movie night and fundraiser

    The Institute of Management Accountants and Residence Life present the first annual free "Accounting Movie Night" on Monday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Summers Auditorium in the University Center. The movie is "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room." All business majors are encouraged to attend and to bring a non-perishable food item for the Whitewater Area Food Pantry.

    from the chancellor

    Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campus-wide listening session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in University Center, Room 261. Light refreshments will be served. There is no set agenda. Please join us!

    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 >>


    Make a Difference Day 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 24, in Whitewater and Janesville. Volunteers can sign up at https://my.uww.edu starting Feb. 1. Participation can be documented for faculty interested in including the event on their syllabi for credit or extra credit. For further details, please contact Kim Clarksen at clarksek@uww.edu or 262-472-1112.

    united way pledges

    United Way Pledge Sheets are due Monday, Dec.1, to the United Way Chair, Bev Kopper - Hyer Hall 420. If you did not receive a pledge sheet and wish to donate, please contact the Provost's Office at 472-1672.


    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, Dec. 3.

    enterprise carshare

    UW-Whitewater is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer a new transportation option, Enterprise CarShare. This is a membership-based car-sharing program that gives you access to a vehicle for only the times you need one.



    Looking for a ride home for Thanksgiving? Check out what Zimride has to offer: http://zimride.uww.edu/! Zimride is UW-Whitewater's resource for finding and sharing rides. Additionally, anyone who posts a ride during the month of November will automatically be entered into the 2014 Zimride by Enterprise Thanksgiving Sweepstakes. Prizes include an iPad mini, Fitbit Zip, and Amazon gift cards.

    add purple points

    Don't forget that students, staff, and faculty are able to add Purple Points to their HawkCard at the HawkCard Office in University Center room 250. Purple Points are usable anywhere on campus, including vending machines, as well as at off-campus locations.

    New Policies, Resources and Committees pages

    The new University Policies and Resources, and University Committees Web pages are now live. Links can also be found on the left navigation bar on the Faculty/Staff homepage.


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