UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of January 30

January 30, 2012

Week of January 30, 2012


The 42nd Annual Ceramics Exhibition: Utility in Contemporary Ceramics, is currently on display in the Crossman Gallery through Feb. 18.

Exhibit Curator Jared Janovec and Gallery Director Michael Flanagan will host a brown bag discussion of the exhibit on Thursday, Feb. 2 at noon.  The presentation will include some basic terminology, an overview of the exhibit and a question-and-answer session.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Chancellor Telfer TALKS with new Technology Park director

In his latest video blog, Chancellor Richard Telfer chats with Robert Young, new director of Whitewater University Technology Park. Young, who has experience with clean technology start-ups, will lead the park through its next phase of growth.

Click here to watch.

Lecture series to discuss the changing world powers

The spring 2012 Fairhaven Lecture Series will focus on the idea that the B.R.I.C. nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are changing the world's political, economic and cultural landscape.

The lecture series starts Monday, Jan. 30, with a presentation titled "A snapshot of India and China today" by Choton Basu, associate professor of information technology and business education. All lectures are offered at 3 p.m. on Mondays at Fairhaven Retirement Community's Fellowship Hall, 4435 W. Starin Road.

Read more.


Need your resume or cover letter reviewed? Interested in learning how to best approach a career fair? Meet with a career counselor for 15 minutes to assure you have an excellent resume, cover letter and career fair preparation (no appointments necessary).

Walk-in career counseling appointments available at Career and Leadership Development on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Jason Brown or Stephanie Kann .


Kudos to Marie Benson, program director of the UW-Whitewater Professional Development and Licensure Support Center, who was recently awarded a continuation grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in the amount of $8,600. These funds will be used to support ongoing initiatives in collaboration with the Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA 2) by providing career-long professional development planning services to local educators. 

Kudos to Marilyn Annucci, an associate professor of languages and literatures, who won first prize in the 2012 Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry Contest with her manuscript "Waiting Room." Read more.

saving lives through simulation

They work at a state-of-the-art medical simulation program and are helping doctors and medical students practice life-saving procedures. Check out how two UW-Whitewater alumni are making a difference in their professions. Click here to watch.



On Feb. 1, the College of Education and Professional Studies will join thousands of schools nationwide to celebrate Digital Learning Day. For UW-Whitewater, using innovative teaching through digital media and technology is an everyday educational experience. Right now, the college is remodeling a laboratory in Winther Hall with interactive whiteboards and student-response systems, thanks to a $150,000 grant. Read more.

Education majors can take new courses in digital instruction, learn how to engage students using technology and deliver course materials in fun ways. This flipped classroom allows for real-world projects and more classroom time for discussion. A new teaching and technology student user group is being formed, known as TTUG. For more information, contact Katrina Liu or Elizabeth King.


Pamela Tanner has been named director of the Academic Advising and Exploration Center.  Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Retention Matt Aschenbrener said, "We are really excited to have Pam working as the new director.  Her experience with the office and the UW-Whitewater campus will be very beneficial for all incoming students and the university community.  She has a great passion for helping students reach their potential and is a great collaborator."  Pam earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from UW-Madison.  She has worked in the AAEC office since it was founded in 2003 and has served as the associate director since 2009 and interim director since July 2011.


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, Feb. 1.


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 through Feb. 10.


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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