UW-Whitewater This Week

    Week of November 17, 2014

    campus prepares for higher learning commission visit

    January 2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of the campus's first accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For UW-Whitewater, it's time to make the case for renewal of that designation, which has real implications for students, for faculty and staff, and for the campus.



    The defending national champion Warhawk men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams host competitors from across the United States in a home tournament Nov. 21-22 in the Williams Center/Kachel Fieldhouse. The games are free and the public is welcome to attend.


    Hired before graduation

    Any students with jobs lined up before graduation can get their photos taken on Wednesday, Nov. 19, and 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.

    samantha zaddack named student commencement speaker

    The Warhawk theatre major will address her classmates, faculty, staff and guests at Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 13.


    campus kudos

    Kudos to Chesten Kesselhon, a post-baccalaureate student, who was part of a team that won third place and $3,000 in the Good Money Challenge. The event, organized by Marquette University and sponsored by Brady Corp., is a funding competition for ideas that have a social or environmental impact. Kesselhon (B.S. '14) is a new product developer for Stonehouse Water Technologies of Milwaukee, which makes a purification system designed to help eliminate or reduce dangerous and toxic material from wells and surface water.

    Kudos to associate professors Ellie Schemenauer, Lauren Smith and Pilar Melero, and LGBT Coordinator Cindy Konrad, who presented their research on "Small Programs, Big Plans: Innovations, Collaborations, and a Diversity Leadership Certificate" about the Diversity Leadership Honors Certificate they worked to create at UW-Whitewater, at the National Women's Studies Association conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 13-16.

    Kudos to Jim Winship, professor of social work, who presented "El Salvador after the Civil War: Applications to Present-Day Colombia" at National Social Work Day at the University of Cartagena, Colombia on Oct. 22. Winship also presented to the Central American Studies Program at California State University-Northridge as part of its 15th anniversary lecture series, "Living Between: Young Salvadorans in the Early 21st Century," on Oct. 16.

    Kudos to Kristen Lavelle, assistant professor of sociology, anthropology and criminology, whose book "Whitewashing the South: White Memories of Segregation and Civil Rights," was published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. 

    Kudos to Amberly Bell, assistant director of First Year Experience, whose work, "Moving beyond the check list: Redesigning orientation to deliver information when it is needed," was published in the October 2014 edition of E-Source for College Transitions.

    Kudos to F. Peter Wagner, associate professor of political science, who was elected president of the Wisconsin Political Science Association for 2014-15.

    in the news

    Top-ranked UW-Whitewater football will host Macalester in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs Saturday at 12 p.m. at Perkins Stadium. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel >>

    Giving Back, Supporting Girls and Women: An Interview With Author, Ann Garvin. Huffington Post >>

    Soiree in the CA

    Attend the Soiree in the CA on Friday, Nov. 21, from 5-7 p.m. at Crossman Gallery for a chance to take home a piece of art or design. There will be a silent auction for many of the works or you could buy a ticket to win a work of art in the drawing. Ticket prices for the drawing are $2 a ticket or 10 for $10. All proceeds support student awards in the Spring 2015 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. There will be complimentary refreshments. Read more >>

    chancellor's literary award

    Chancellor Richard Telfer is seeking nominations for the UW-Whitewater Chancellor's Regional Literary Award, which honors a living author who has demonstrated a regional connection to the Upper Midwest in his/her published works of prose, poetry, nonfiction or drama. The award includes an honorarium plus expenses to attend the fall 2015 award ceremony at UW-Whitewater.

    Please submit a letter of application or nomination by Monday, Dec. 15 to: Chancellor's Regional Literary Award, Attention: Sara Kuhl, 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 or by email to kuhls@uww.edu. Questions can be directed to Sara Kuhl at kuhls@uww.edu or 262-472-1194.

    Literary Award website >>

    A volunteer committee meets throughout the year to review nominations for the award, read all of the books, select the winner, discuss the event responsibilities and conduct a post event-review. If you would like to be a part of the selection committee, please send your name and why you believe you'd be an excellent committee member (no more than 200 words, please) to Sara Kuhl, director, Marketing and Media Relations. You can send an email to kuhls@uww.edu. Applications for committee members will be taken until 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.

    Global entrepreneurship week

    Come to the Whitewater Innovation Center at 1221 Innovation Dr., for a series of events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentations at 6 p.m., followed by Q&A.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 19, UW-Whitewater alumnus Aaron Everson, president and chief strategy officer of Shoutlet.com will be sharing his experiences as a successful entrepreneur, along with revealing the secrets of social media. On Thursday, Nov. 20, Lisa Johnson, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, will share how the state supports entrepreneurs through the variety of programs. Also presenting will be Idella Yamben and Eric Steege from Wisconsin's Center for Technology Commercialization.


    winter sports preview and luncheon

    Please join Amy Edmonds, director of intercollegiate athletics, and the coaches of winter sports teams for a preview of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, bowling, gymnastics and wrestling on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in University Center room 275.

    special theatre offer

    The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare," featuring an all-UW-Whitewater-alumni cast. Celebrate the holidays with a rowdy band of overachievers who attempt to perform all of Shakespeare's plays in 99 minutes.

    UW-Whitewater students, faculty, staff and alumni can get $10 off tickets for the 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, performance. Just mention "UWW10" when ordering by phone 414-291-7800 or at the box office. Purchase online at milwaukeechambertheatre.com and enter the discount coupon code: UWW10. Performances at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. 

    surplus sale

    ICIT will be holding a computer surplus sale Thursday, Nov. 20, from noon - 5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m in Andersen Library Room 1213. The items for sale were previously campus resources that have since been replaced, and include laptops, desktops, monitors and more at extremely discounted prices.

    global cafe

    Hear students' personal stories from their time abroad in Thailand, Jamaica and England in the next Global Cafe, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Warhawk Connection Center. 

    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 >>

    series room requests

    UC Reservations is accepting series room requests for spring 2015. The priority deadline is Friday, Nov. 21. Reservations can be made online or in person in University Center room 253.

    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.


    safe zone training

    The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold Module 4 Safe Zone Training on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Career & Leadership Development Conference Room and again on Friday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m.-noon in University Center room 260. Module 4: Becoming an Active Ally helps faculty and staff become stronger, more supportive allies and contribute to a more inclusive environment for LGBT* people through their unique roles on campus. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu.


    Through Nov. 20, Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting "Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat", an exhibit on loan from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. 

    winter outlook

    Has the recent cold weather already got you down about this upcoming winter season? Or has it got you excited to spend another cold winter here in southern Wisconsin? Whatever the case may be, come hear a talk about the 2014-15 winter season outlook sponsored by the UW-Whitewater WeatherHawks.

    The event is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25 in Upham Hall 140 and will be given by John Frye, assistant professor of geography and geology, who will help decipher the plethora of data on various weather websites and social media platforms. What can you believe and what should you ignore? Join us to find out. 

    goodwill drop-off sites

    There are two containers on campus, located outside Wells West Hall and Drumlin Hall, where you can donate items to Goodwill. To learn more about Goodwill Industries and their mission, please go to goodwill.org.

    Freedom high

    The world premiere of "Freedom High," a historically accurate fictional play that centers on Freedom Summer 1964, is Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Young Auditorium.


    student health 101

    November's Student Health 101 is now available at http://readsh101.com/uww.html.

    Enter the monthly drawing for $1,000 for checking out the November issue, which includes articles on leadership, working out in groups, understanding depression, a custom guide to birth control, better budgeting and peanut butter.

    And if you missed it, be sure to check out the October issue, with battle of the bars, all-in-one workouts, the science of choice and much more at http://readsh101.com/1014/uww.html.

    holiday displays

    As the holiday season approaches, please review the following document, which provides guidance on displaying Christmas trees and other holiday decorations on campus.


    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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