UW-Whitewater This Week

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    Theatre/Dance, Music departments stage Copland opera

    "The Tender Land," a coming-of-age opera set in the 1930s on a Midwestern farm, comes to UW-Whitewater in a classic production.

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    Tickets on sale for

    international dinner

    Men's basketball team
    wins conference championship

    Experience the flavors of cultures around the world. The annual international dinner is at 6 p.m. Friday, March 6. Tickets are $8 for students and $20 for the public.


    UW-Whitewater's 15 conference wins are the most in school history for one season. The previous high of 14 wins was accomplished during the 1993-94 season.


    Campuswide food drive to support

    Whitewater pantry underway

    The Student Safety Organization is sponsoring a food drive beginning today and running through Friday, March 6. Specially-marked barrels are located around campus. SSO will pick up food items daily and deliver food to the Whitewater Food Pantry on March 7. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

    Finding poetry in

    the glitches

    A. Bill Miller, assistant professor of art and design, talks about using technology as a medium to create unique works of art.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...

    The impact of an

    oil pipeline's expansion

    Eric Compas, associate professor of geography and geology, offers perspective on the proposed expansion of Line 61 in Wisconsin.

    National Public Radio...

    Basketball coach rivals

    Bo Ryan in success

    Pat Miller talks about what it means to be a Warhawk, and his love for the campus and for the incredible students and staff who learn and work here.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...

    Campus kudos

    Kudos to members of the Warhawk Family who participated in or donated toward the Polar Plunge, which raised more than $69,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin.

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    Kudos to Larry Neuman, professor of sociology, criminology and anthropology, who received a Strategic Initiatives grant titled “Building Program Capacity in Public Health.” The grant, for more than $28,000, develops faculty expertise using materials and research developed through Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities, or SENCER, to design curricular projects that connect science learning to real-world problems.

    Kudos to Catherine Chan, associate professor of biological sciences and chemistry, who is the recipient of the 2015 College of Letters and Sciences Excellence in Service Award. The selection committee noted Chan's committment to developing research opportunities for students and faculty and engaging in curricular reform to foster retention and success in STEM fields, as well as in other disciplines.

    Kudos to Robin Fox, who will be the next associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. Fox, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction, will begin her new duties on July 1 and remains in her interim role until then.

    Kudos to Teresa Faris, associate professor of art and design, whose work will appear in "The Jeweler’s Journey: From the Bench to the Body and Beyond," April 11 - May 17, at Peters Valley’s Sally D. Francisco Gallery in Layton, N.J. The curators selected a small group of distinguished artists to showcase metalwork that transcends jewelry.

    International Education


    International Education Week will be held March 2-6. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend a series of events, including a poster fair, film screening, interactive musical performance, lectures, and the annual international dinner.

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    Assessment Day

    is Wednesday, Feb. 25

    Celebrate all the interesting projects going on across our campus on Assessment Day. Connect with others to learn about different approaches, specific tools for assessment, and what these projects are telling us about student learning.


    From Provost

    Beverly Kopper

    Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable on Tuesday morning for her regularly scheduled office hours. Her regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, March 3.

    Discussion on Middle

    East and Europe crises

    The Department of Political Science is sponsoring a discussion on the crises in the Middle East and Europe at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in Hyer Hall, room 320.


    Salute to Grads

    Salute to Grads will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the University Center Old Main Ballroom, room 275. The deadline for student and faculty cap and gown orders for the May 2015 commencement is March 20.

    Upcoming events



    Personal Branding and Marketing

    7:30 P.M.



    Chemistry on the Silver Screen

    5:45 P.M.



    Creative Enterprise Symposium

    1:30 P.M.



    Gymnastics vs. UW-Oshkosh

    4 P.M.



    The Wisdom of Maya Angelou

    3 P.M.

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    Participants needed for student focus groups

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is currently reviewing UW-Whitewater’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which is the federal law that prohibits sexual harassment. Sexual violence, including rape, is a form of sexual harassment.

    Representatives from OCR will be on campus in March to conduct student focus groups to learn more about students’ knowledge of and experience with the university's policies, procedures and resources related to sexual violence and harassment, and to understand the campus climate regarding these issues. All students are encouraged to come to one or more focus groups.

    Faculty and staff members can assist by encouraging students to attend the focus groups, by allowing allowing student workers to adjust their work schedules so that they can attend, and by promoting the focus groups in their department.

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    Merit badges awarded

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

    Recent badges include: Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Whitewater Student Government Senate, and the cast/crew of "The Tender Land."

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    "The Art of the Pitch"


    On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park presents “The Art of the Pitch.” Brian Jensen from Fishidy and Scott Button from Venture Investors will discuss the development and evaluation of an investment pitch. The event will start with networking and refreshments from The Black Sheep at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6:00 p.m.

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    Get Comfortable with


    On Tuesday, Feb. 24, a free LEAP workshop will be held in University Center, room 259 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. This interactive and hands-on workshop will help you be more aware of LEAP and the value it provides. You will also learn how to talk about your education inside and outside the classroom through interacting with recent alumni and a current employer.



    What are you up to in the UC this semester? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #intheUC. You can also give us your comments on the UC survey.

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    We are always looking for great story ideas. If you know of a student or faculty or staff member who deserves a shout-out, or want to promote a campuswide event, email us at news@uww.edu by noon Friday. Submissions may be edited for length or content.


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