UW-Whitewater This Week

September 26, 2016

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Campus sets records for enrollment and retention

Milliam Lor, left, a global experience coordinator for the Center for Global Education, talks with freshman Kate Zumstein about study abroad opportunities at the annual Involvement Fair on the mall at UW-Whitewater on Sept. 14. Zumstein is part of largest first-year class in the university's history with 2,220 new students. Photo by Craig Schreiner.


Fall Undergraduate Research Day set for Sept. 27

Dedicated, driven and hardworking students will present their extensive summer research at this fall's Undergraduate Research Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the James R. Connor University Center Hamilton Room.


Author and desert ecologist Craig Childs to speak on campus Oct. 3

On Monday, Oct. 3, Childs will present his lecture “The Everending Earth or How the World Is Always Ending” at 7 p.m. at Young Auditorium in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.


Professor preserves memories of China's Great Leap Forward

Jian Guo, professor of languages and literatures, helped to edit and translate several major works that document the Cultural Revolution and its effects, fulfilling a personal mission for the Chinese native.


Surplus Sale

The Surplus Sale takes place at the north end of the General Services Building off of Fremont St. on the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon. The next sale, on Friday, Oct. 7, will include abandoned bicycles.

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PHOTOS: Warhawk Football vs. Morningside College

Football. Fans. Fun. Scenes from Saturday's game at Perkins Stadium.

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Upcoming events



Women's Tennis vs. UW-Stevens Point

3 p.m. Tennis Courts



Illusion and Comedy:
Daniel Martin

7:30 p.m. Down Under



Pricing Strategies and Tactics

7:30 a.m. Innovation Center



Music Mosaics: Whitewater Chamber Players

7:30 p.m. Light Recital Hall



Lecture: Do Presidential Debates Matter?

3 p.m. Fairhaven

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In the Media

Scott Peters, associate professor of educational foundations, says that high-achieving, low-income students often "wither on the vine."

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Campus Kudos

Kudos to art and design lecturer Jared Plock for the installation of his sculpture series I, Object. This solo show will be presented at UW-Parkside Sept. 20 through Oct. 20.


Kudos to art and design lecturer Bethann Handzlik for receiving the La Napoule Art Foundation and Grand Central Atelier Residency Award. Handzlik was selected for one of three residency opportunities in La Napoule, France, as an emerging artist.


Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who presented “Research to Practice to Research (RtPtR): Part 2 – An Academic’s Perspective” at the 2016 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Conference in Washington D.C., Sept. 19-23.


Kudos to Teresa Faris, associate professor of art and design, for presenting her fine craft of jewelry and object making in the Shadow Themes-Finding the Present in the Past exhibition at the Gallery at Reinstein|Ross in New York, N.Y., from Sept. 8 through Oct. 16. Faris was also interviewed as a Featured Artist by the "Other People’s Pixels" blog on Aug. 25.


Money smarts for students

Hear current students talk about their experiences with leasing in Whitewater. Also, become aware of potential scams associated with renting. This Money Smart Mondays event is 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Andersen Library, room 1105.

Peace Circles

Campus will be hosting two Peace Circles to bring people together to build and strengthen bonds. The first is on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Room in the James R. Connor University Center. The second Peace Circle is on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Whitewater High School.

Come watch the iron pour

The Sculpture Area Iron Pour is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, outside Center of the Arts, room 1036. Everyone is welcome to watch. Participate by coming early and purchasing a scratch block for $15 and carving a design to see it cast in iron. The cast tiles can be taken home the same day and used as garden pavers, trivets, or simply decorative objects. All proceeds support visiting artists and field trips for the advanced sculpture students.

Salute to Grads

Salute to Grads will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University Bookstore. The deadline for faculty and student cap and gown ordering for the December commencement is Oct. 14.

Learning Analytics Tool Chest Exploration Project

The Learning Technology Center is participating in the UW System Learning Analytics Tool Chest Exploration Project for the Spring 2017 semester. Learning analytic software allows students, instructors, advisers and administrators insight into specific avenues that can influence student success in a course. To join, please complete the submission form by Sunday, Oct. 9.


Registration Open: Online Teaching Bootcamp January 11-13

This program will be a mix of demonstration, hands-on practice and discussion geared to address the most common concerns in online teaching. All faculty and instructional staff are invited. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.


Submit your stories

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.