UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of January 16

January 16, 2012

Week of JANUARY 16, 2012


The 42nd Annual Ceramics Exhibition: Utility in Contemporary Ceramics will open in the Crossman Gallery with a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 5 - 7 p.m. and continue through Feb.18. The focus of the exhibit is to showcase both emerging and established artists who work with functional forms in imaginative ways.  The invited artists will present examples of vessels, jars, cups, bowls, vases, platters and teapots.

The exhibit is curated by Ceramics Area Associate Professor Jared Janovec and features a selection of nationally recognized artists from across the country.


Kudos to Bob Barry, executive director of the James R. Connor University Center, who was awarded the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional credential. Fewer than one percent of candidates achieve this honor. They must show expertise in management, leadership, marketing, communications, business relations, student services, food services, card services and bookstores.

Three of our Warhawk women made the U.S. Paralympic basketball team -- Desiree Miller, Sarah Binsfeld and Becca Murray. Warhawk coach Dan Price has been named U.S. assistant coach. Mareike Adermann, sophomore, made the German Paralympic team.

Kudos to Warhawk football coach Lance Leipold, who was named American Football Coaches Association Division III Coach of the Year for the 2011 season.

Kudos to winners of the Gold LEAP Award for the best overall action plans for implementing ideas from the campus initiative on Liberal Education & America's Promise (LEAP). Twenty-three campus teams met for a two-day workshop last week to learn about LEAP and create plans. The first place Gold LEAP Award was earned by the School Psychology team of Tracey Scherr, Christine Neddenriep, Kim Knesting-Lund, and graduate student Michaela Mack. The second place Gold LEAP Award went to the Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Coaching team of Brandi Niemeier, Cristy Jefson, Kathleen Happel, and students Josh Hahn and Marie Fischer.


BizTimes Milwaukee took notice of the great work happening at the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park, interviewing students and staff members in a feature story.

The Janesville Promise Fund, a scholarship fund started by alumni Quint and Rishy Studer, made the front page of the Janesville Gazette. Other media outlets, including NBC 15 in Madison and CBS 23 in Rockford, covered the story.


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.



The Muse, UW-Whitewater's literary and arts magazine, is accepting submissions for the 2012 issue.

Please submit photographs and artwork as high quality PDFs. For prose or poetry submissions, please send as .rtf, .doc, or .docx. files. There is a 2,000-word limit for fiction or nonfiction essays and short stories, and a 1,000-word limit for poetry.

We accept work of any kind on any topic. All submissions are due by the end of January. Submissions should be sent to our email, themuse@uww.edu.


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.


Apply to become a Campus Assistant

Campus assistants give tours of the UW-Whitewater campus, work six to eight hours per week in the Admissions Office, and interact with prospective students and families. This job is a great resume builder. As a campus assistant, you get UW-Whitewater apparel, may live on or off campus, and will receive a free meal plan and monthly stipend.

Applicants must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA as of January 2012, be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student for the 2012-2013 school year, and have sophomore standing by fall 2012.

Applications are available in the Admissions Office, located in Roseman Building room 2060, and are due Friday, Feb. 10. For more information contact Amy Anderson at 472-1440.


Bob Benjamin, associate professor of physics, will be on Wisconsin Public Television tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5:05 p.m. The program is called "A Visitor's Guide to the Milky Way Galaxy" and was filmed at UW Space Place in Madison. The video can also be found online at http://video.wpt2.org/video/2177414024.

Benjamin gave another lecture of note on Jan. 9 at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, Texas, where he addressed between 600 and 1,000 attendees (mostly professional astronomers and students) at the main yearly meeting of astronomers.

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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