UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of January 23

January 23, 2012

Week of JANUARY 23, 2012


Like to develop computer games in a competitive environment during a single weekend design-a-thon?

During Jan. 27-29, UW-Whitewater will be hosting a design-a-thon gaming competition called Global Game Jam.  This free event brings together students, hobbyists and professionals to team up and create complete, playable games over the course of a single weekend.  The goal of the program is to promote prototyping, interactive design, collaboration, game studies and creativity.

To register and find out more information, go to the main Global Game Jam website: http://globalgamejam.org/sites/2012/uw-whitewater or contact info@globalgamejam.org.

Apply to become a Peer Mentor

The First Year Experience office is now accepting applications for our 2012 Peer Mentor program.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new students, be a terrific ambassador for UW-Whitewater and help your fellow Warhawks with their transition to university life.  This is also a great addition to your resume.  To apply you must have at least a 2.8 GPA, have completed at least one year at UW-Whitewater (sophomore status in the fall), have tons of energy, have great written and verbal communication skills and most of all be enthusiastic about UW-Whitewater.

All applicants must participate in the Peer Mentor Training Institute this spring semester.  Applications are available in University Center room 245 and the deadline for registration is Wednesday, Feb. 1, at noon.  For more information contact James Lanouette at 472-1938.


Would you like to have a better understanding about how to meet the needs of LGBT students on campus? Do you want to feel more comfortable discussing difficult topics regarding sexuality and gender identity? Have you had these topics come up in your classrooms and wondered how to model respectful discussion and turn it into a learning opportunity for yourself and your students?

We (Cindy Anderton, assistant professor of counselor education, and Jen Stubbs, graduate student) are offering an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and expand campus knowledge about how to meet the needs of the LGBT students here at UW-Whitewater.  We would like to invite you to the "LGBT* Dialogues for Faculty" initiative held for seven weeks during the spring semester on Thursdays from 1 - 2:30 p.m. The dates for this unique learning opportunity are Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 and March 1, 8 and 15.

Register online at:  http://signup.uww.edu.  This workshop is listed under the LEARN Center.  The room location will be UC 264.  This is brought to you on behalf of the Chancellor's LGBT* Taskforce, PB Poorman PRIDE Resource Center, and the LEARN Center.


Kudos to Brett Woods, assistant professor of biology, who was recently awarded a Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation grant in the amount of $24,986.  Anneke Lisberg, assistant professor of biology, and Richard McGregory, assistant vice chancellor for Multicultural Affairs and Student Success, will serve as co-principal investigators.  The project is titled Biology Boot Camp.

Kudos to Matt Blanchard, quarterback of the national champion Warhawk football team. Blanchard will participate in the Players All-Star Classic football game. The contest, which will be played at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark., on Feb. 4, will pair two teams of collegiate football players rated as prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.


Meal plan change period is in effect until Friday, Jan. 27.  Stop by the Hawkcard Office in University Center room 250 or go online to change your meal plan.




The College of Education and Professional Studies is hosting an open house for its Academic Advising Assistance Center on Tuesday, Jan. 31, on the second floor atrium of Winther Hall, from 2 - 5 p.m.

Several new advisers have joined the college. A special welcome is extended to two new transfer advisers, Jeanine Fassl and Jennifer Leneau, and the new Advising Assistance Center coordinator, Tracy Arneson-Baker.

The college prepares students for careers in a wide variety of areas including counseling, teaching, health and fitness, occupational and environmental safety, physical education and coaching, speech and language, recreation, and military science and leadership. The Academic Advising Assistance Center staff plays a significant part in supporting students in their programs of study. Everyone is invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, have a cookie, add your name to the raffle, and celebrate the renewal of the center.


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. 25.


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.


Through the Lens of the Traveler is on display at Roberta's Art Gallery, formerly Fiskum Art Gallery. This exhibit features photos, journals, collages and artwork related to the UW-Whitewater international experience.  The exhibit is co-sponsored by Dan Colleran and the UW-Whitewater Student Optimist Club. This display will be up from Jan. 20 to Feb. 10. The reception is Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.


Warhawk Alley, located in the University Center, is featuring new specials this semester:

  • Sunday and Monday: All access! Free bowling, shoes and billiards all day long.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: Free bowling, shoes and billiards until 4 p.m.  After 4 p.m., bowling, shoes and billiards are only $1.
  • Thursday: After 4 p.m., bowling, shoes and billiards are only $1.
  • Friday:  Casino Night at 9 p.m.  Be sure to try your luck at bowling to try and win some awesome prizes.
  • Saturday:  Moonlight bowling starts at 9 p.m.  Come and have a blast playing on our glow-in-the-dark lanes.


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