UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 06

February 06, 2012

Week of February 6, 2012


The fascinating and complex story of whale evolution will be explored in a public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 9, as UW-Whitewater joins organizations around the world celebrating Darwin Day.

The campus event features an address by Hans Thewissen, an expert on the evolution of whales who in 2007 announced the discovery of the missing link between whales and their terrestrial ancestors with a fossil skeleton of Indohyus from the Kashmir region of India.

Thewissen will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Timmerman Auditorium in Timothy J. Hyland Hall.  The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more.

Chancellor Telfer TALKS with new ADMISSIONS director

In his latest video blog, Chancellor Richard Telfer chats with Jeffrey Blahnik, new director of admissions, about the opportunities and challenges in recruiting students to UW-Whitewater.

Click here to watch.


Veteran, activist to discuss women in the military

Former U.S. Army sergeant and Arabic linguist Kayla Williams comes to the UW-Whitewater on Feb. 6.

In this free event at Young Auditorium at 7 p.m., Williams will recount her experiences in a military intelligence unit of the U.S Army's 101st Airborne Division.

Her book "Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army" discusses the challenges faced by women serving in the armed forces and the additional challenges they face readjusting to civilian life as veterans.

Read more.

Looking to hire: Employers visit campus to recruit students

More than 60 companies, school districts and professional recruiters will visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for the annual Multicultural Career Fair. The event, open to all UW-Whitewater students, is noon - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the University Center Hamilton Room.

Employers, including Kohl's, Blain's Farm and Fleet, Generac, Milwaukee Public Schools, Verona Area School District, Deloitte, and Walgreens will be on campus offering jobs, internships and other employment opportunities. Read more.


Kudos to Xiaohong Zhang, associate professor of art, who won an ADDY Award for advertising for the Across the Divide event at UW-Whitewater. Department Chair Sue Messer and Crossman Gallery Director Michael Flanagan also assisted in promoting the exhibition and symposium.

Kudos to Deborah Wilk, assistant professor of art, who will be presenting at the 14th annual Space Between
Society conference at Brown University in Providence, R.I. in June. Her paper is titled "Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and the 'Immigrants in America Exhibition' (1915-1916)."

Kudos to Gautam Wadhwa, assistant professor of art, who won a $4,045 Faculty Development Grant to support research in the area of "Traditional Craft-Based Design." Wadhwa recently made a presentation titled "Enhancing Design Students' Skills with Effective and Engaging E-Learning" at the Hawaii University International Conference, in Honolulu Jan. 8-10, and delivered a virtual presentation titled "Contemporary Applications of Cultural Resources" at the Sixth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices at the University of California, Los Angeles, Jan. 20-22


Andersen Library is going green with paperless fine notices. Starting in mid-February, the library will only send out email notices for overdue and lost items. In the past, patrons have received a letter from the library listing the items and charges due.

By switching to email notices, the library saves money that would have gone to the cost of printing, mailing and paying for staff time to compile the notices. Every year the library spends $6,000 to send out these notices. Not only will the change save money, but will also save ink and nearly 15,000 sheets of paper every year. That is 60 pounds of paper!

Please be aware of the changes taking place, and remember to check your accounts regularly by logging on to http://library.uww.edu/myaccounts.html.


The Office of Residence Life invites all students, faculty and staff members to a presentation of the findings of the Residence Life Master Plan Committee in regard to the future of Residence Life on campus. Topics covered will include the background, current renovations schedule, occupancy, future costs and plans for Residence Life. The presentation will be held in the Summers Auditorium (UC 76) on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. Please contact Mary Kaster at kasterm@uww.edu or at 472-5274 with any questions.


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. 15.


mla and apa workshops

The Academic Support Center offers MLA and APA style workshops designed for students who are beginning to write research papers requiring MLA or APA documentation and students who need a review. The workshops will focus on the new MLA or APA guidelines, how to properly format an MLA or APA paper, the correct method for creating citations, and the appropriate layout for references at the end of the paper. Workshops will be held in the Academic Support Center's satellite location in Andersen Library room 2120.

If interested, please register on the Academic Support Center website: http://www.uww.edu/acadsupport/tutorial/

Or you can register by clicking the following link: http://www.uww.edu/acadsupport/tutorial/workshop.html


Help plan homecoming events for your fellow students by joining the Homecoming Steering Committee. Applications are available at uww.edu/involve/homecoming/volunteer.php.  Deadline for submission is Tuesday, Feb. 14. Questions can be forwarded to HSC Chair, Kristie Pedersen at homecoming@uww.edu or 262-472-1180.



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.

Old Main Lane is displaying an exhibition titled Hoop Dreams on Wheels, featuring photos and information on the UW-Whitewater men's and women’s wheelchair basketball teams. This display will be up through March 1.

world languages and cultures day

UW-Whitewater students are invited to attend World Languages and Cultures Day, Friday, Feb. 10.  The event runs 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the University Center. Sessions include Arabic calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, French dancing, German holiday traditions, Japanese origami, Spanish cooking and much more!

Click here to view the full schedule of events.


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