UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of January 09

January 09, 2012

Week of JANUARY 9, 2012


The Provost's Office invites eligible UW-Whitewater undergraduate students to participate in the Seventh Annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition sponsored by the UW System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts.

Up to three students who are selected as finalists in our campus competition will receive $500 scholarships from the UW-Whitewater Foundation to be used toward educational expenses at UW-Whitewater in the 2012-2013 academic year.

The finalists' essays will then be entered into a pool to be judged at the UW System level for an additional $2,000 scholarship.

The competition is open to any UW-Whitewater undergraduate student in academic good standing who has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of the fall semester 2011. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2012.

Click here for additional information and competition guidelines.


UW-Whitewater is looking to go mobile and we need help from students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. Please fill out a quick survey and tell us what you'd like to see in a mobile site. It's only 10 questions and will take just a couple of minutes.

Click here to take the survey.


Kudos to the Young Auditorium, which is partnering with the Arrowhead Library System (Rock County Public Libraries), and the Irvin L. Young Library in Whitewater to engage the communities of southeastern Wisconsin in a diverse range of activities related to American author Mark Twain.  The effort was awarded a $17,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.


UW-Whitewater biology students who are tracking wolves in the Northwoods received meda coverage from NBC affliate WJFW-TV 12.




Mark your calendars for the next Warhawk Social Media Group meeting at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in University Center room 261. John Lucas, who manages UW-Madison's social media accounts, will be this month's guest.



Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during her next scheduled office hours, 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.


classified staff excellence award

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Classified Staff Excellence Award.  This award was created to recognize classified employees for their work and involvement on the UW-Whitewater campus and in the community.  Two nominees will be selected for this award during the 2012 spring semester. Please consider submitting a nomination.

Go to the following website for the nomination form and instructions:  http://www.uww.edu/classifiedconnection/2012NominationInstructions.doc.  Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 10.  Any questions can be directed to Eunice Lehner at lehnere@uww.edu or Andrea Thoma-Haney at thomaa@uww.edu.


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