UW-Whitewater This Week

    Week of September 22, 2014

    undergraduate research day

    More than 35 students will present their research findings on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Undergraduate Research Day. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hamilton Room of the University Center.


    craig culver to speak at innovation center

    Craig Culver, CEO and co-founder of Culver's Restaurants, will speak at the next Elements for Success event at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. The event is sponsored by the Office of Innovation Services and the UW-Whitewater Incubation Program. And yes, there will be frozen custard!


    record enrollment

    UW-Whitewater is at record enrollment again, the fourth time in five years. Preliminary numbers show 12,148 students enrolled in courses for the 2014-15 academic year, more than at any other time in the school's 146-year history.

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    Student wins international water competition

    When it comes to solving the world's water issues, Warhawk students are making a splash on a global stage.

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    warhawks vote

    Whitewater Student Government will be registering students to vote through Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Monday-Thursday in the James R. Connor University Center. Polls for the gubernatorial election will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hamilton Room in the University Center.

    Theatre alums reunite to take on "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

    Twelve years after their final curtain call at UW-Whitewater, the foursome will be joining each other on stage once again.


    from the chancellor

    Chancellor Richard Telfer will host a campus-wide listening session at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in University Center room 261. There is no set agenda. Light refreshments will be served.

    campus kudos

    Kudos to members of Pangea Studios, who will speak to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, of which the governor is the chair. Pangea worked to create an online mapping tool of WEDC projects across the state. UW-Whitewater faculty and students will speak about ways the map project supports Pangea's mission, develops student skills, and increases collaboration with regional partners.  Archive story >> 

    Kudos to Joseph Burkland, a junior finance and economics major, who won first place in the Cost Accounting competition at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., June 24-27.

    Kudos to Hephzibah Kumpaty, professor of chemistry, who co-authored a publication with Hiroshi Honda of Japan, titled "Raising Global Leaders in Science and Engineering Under Trilateral Collaboration." It has been accepted for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings of the prestigious ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Nov. 14-20, in Montreal, Canada.

    Kudos to Kelly Delaney-Klinger, assistant professor of management, who co-authored a study on how telecommuting affects employee performance. Read more >>

    Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented a paper titled "Celebrity and Social Media in 100YSS Missions: Another Kind of 'Dancing with the Stars'?" at the NASA-funded 100YSS Symposium, Sept. 18-21 in Houston, Texas.

    elevator pitch competition

    The CEO Elevator Pitch Competition is a chance for students to give a 90-second sales pitch to hypothetical investors. Judges critique contestants on how well they pitch their ideas and persuade them to invest in their businesses. The preliminary round is Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:15 p.m. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sep. 26. 


    ally open house

    The campus community is invited to an Ally Open House in the Warhawk Connection Center in the University Center on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stop in, chat with LGBT* and ally students, check out the Pride Center, and learn more about LGBT* identities. The event is sponsored by the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT* Issues, the PB Poorman Pride Center, and IMPACT LGBT* and ally student organization. Snacks and desserts will be served, and guests are welcome to bring their lunch, as well. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or 262-472-7169.

    campus tutorial services

    Campus Tutorial Services is now open. If you would like help with a class, need to revise a paper or just want to brush up on some content before an exam, we are here to help! Visit uww.edu/tutorial for more information and to set up appointments with the tutors. Conact us at TutorCtr@uww.edu or 262-472-1230 with any questions.

    counseling lab services

    Winther Counseling Lab provides counseling services to the campus and community. The lab is staffed by UW-Whitewater graduate students working toward their Master of Science (Counseling) degrees. Appointments are available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Call 262-472-2842 to schedule an appointment. Supervision and consultation is provided by faculty in the Department of Counselor Education.

    family fest

    The campus community is invited to Family Fest on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event is a time for students to host family and friends on campus. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to participate.

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    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 Sept. 29 - "Trapped Between Colonial Legacies and Dysfunctional Leaders: Democratic Successes and Challenges in Nigeria," presented by Adam Paddock, assistant professor of history.


    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. 


    meal plan change period

    Need to change your meal plan? You are able to do so one time per semester at the HawkCard Office or online before 3 p.m. Sept. 26.

    "Oaxaca Reflections" in Roberta's Art Gallery

    From Sept. 22 - Oct. 10, Roberta's Art Gallery will host "Oxaca Reflections: Photography and Solar Prints," an exhibit featuring photographs of people seemingly floating in space by Franciso Soto Mendoza, an artist from Oaxaca, Mexico. The exhibit will also feature solar plate prints made during a workshop facilitated by Professor Max White at the Cultura Center at the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárex de Oaxaca (UABJO). Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. A reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 4 - 6 p.m.

    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. 1.

    bird seed donations

    The FP&M Landscaping and Grounds Department is soliciting donations to provide bird seed for the bird feeding tree located adjacent to the Young Auditorium. A donation of $10 or more will be used solely for the purchase of bird seed. All donors will receive a certificate and a bronze leaf, which will be stamped with words that the donor designates and placed on the tree. Please help our avian population to prosper and provide a natural diversion to our busy lives.

    Send donations to: FP&M Landscaping Department, 500 North Fremont St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Make check payable to: UW-Whitewater. Designate to: Bird Seed Fund, and also add a note stating what you would like printed on the leaf.

    prescription drug take-back

    On Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., UW-Whitewater Police Services and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Pills and patches will be accepted for disposal at the James R. Connor University Center, 1st floor north entrance. The service is free and anonymous. For more information, visit www.DEA.gov.


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