UW-Whitewater This Week

    Week of October 27, 2014

    chancellor's regional literary award

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Deborah Blum will be honored for two books she authored: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York" and "Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection." Blum will hold a reading and book signing from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Summers Auditorium.


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    campus kudos

    Kudos to Scott Peters, associate professor of educational foundations, who won a Legacy Book Award for his work, "Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs. The awards are administered by the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented.

    Kudos to Christine Panella, a junior physical education major and undergraduate research participant, who received a full scholarship to attend the 2015 American College Personnel Association conference in Tampa, Florida, in March to present research project findings to the Commission on Athletics and Recreation with faculty mentor Kristina Navarro.

    in the news

    Kirstyn Behling, a senior social work major, published an op-ed piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the importance of mental health services for students. Read more >>

    Matt Behrendt and Jake Kumerow, physical education majors, were featured in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about their success with Warhawk Football. Read more >>

    David Wachanga, associate professor of communication and a recognized expert on the life of Kenyan professor Ali Mazrui, was interviewed by several media outlets after Mazrui's death on Oct. 12, including the BBC, and he also wrote an obituary for the Kenyan media.

    Russ Kashian, professor of economics and director of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center, is making news in Door County for his economic analysis on the impact of broadband. Read more >>

    blood drive

    The Student Optimists are hosting a blood drive Nov. 4-6 from noon - 6 p.m. in Esker Dining Hall Rooms 118-120 For an appointment, or for more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Free parking for community donors is located in Lots 4 & 23 off Prairie St.

    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: Resident Assistants, Football, RHA Executive Board, Women's TennisWomen's Soccer, and Men's Soccer

    From the Provost

    Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

    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 >>

    conversation on race lecture

    At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Summers Auditorium, hear a lecture by Matthew Frye Jacobson, a professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies at Yale University. He is also an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. The lecture, which will focus on the history of "whiteness" in U.S. political culture, is part of UW-Whitewater's Conversation on Race, a yearlong series that examines, educates and opens dialogue on race and race relations past and present.


    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.

    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 Nov. 3, "Is Democracy Possible in the Middle East? Exploring the Egyptian Spring," presented by Hala Ghoneim, assistant professor of languages and literatures.


    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. 


    safe zone training

    The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold LGBT student panels on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from noon - 1 p.m., and again on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 2-3 p.m. in the Warhawk Connection Center, University Center room 128. Hear directly from students about their experiences as LGBT* people -- growing up, on campus, and out in the world. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cindy Konrad, LGBT coordinator, at konradc@uww.edu. The panels serve as Module 3 Safe Zone training 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.


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    speech waiver

    The second session of the Speech Waiver process, where students may waive their Intro. To Human Communication (Comm 110) requirement is underway. The waiver process involves two steps: First, passing a multiple choice test, and second, presenting a speech to a panel.

    Go to the Communication Department website, scroll down to "student resources," and select "speech waiver." Questions? Contact Tammy French, coordinator, at frencht@uww.edu or 262-472-1720.

    open house and new campus spaces

    On Wednesday, Oct. 29, the campus will celebrate the grand opening of the Campus Reflection Space in Drumlin Hall. A ribbon cutting ceremony and brief program will begin at 3:30 pm, and light refreshments will be provided.

    There is also a new lounge in Heide Hall room 412 that is open to all students. Questions? Call the English Language Academy at 262-427-1458 or email languageacademy@uww.edu.


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