UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 13

February 13, 2012

Week of February 13, 2012


Election time is approaching and a new state law requires people to present ID in order to vote in Wisconsin. UW System has created a website that provides information on how to register and vote in Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater students can get a voter ID at the Hawk Card Office. Please visit http://web.uwsa.edu/vote/ for more information.

Be sure to watch Chancellor Telfer's latest blog entry, where he talks with Jan Bilgen, associate director of Career and Leadership Development, about the impact of the new Wisconsin Voter ID law.


Chancellor Richard Telfer invites the campus community to attend his next Listening Session on Monday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. in University Center room 261. Light refreshments will be served. There is no set agenda. Please bring your questions, concerns or comments.



An unusual celebration during this leap year at UW-Whitewater will mark the campus success of LEAP, a national effort to improve learning and teaching. Read more.

LEAP Day will be observed on the calendar's leap day, Wednesday, Feb. 29, with speakers and discussions expected to draw students, faculty and staff members from UW-Whitewater and other campuses. They'll be welcomed into the ongoing effort of LEAP, which stands for Liberal Education and America's Promise.

LEAP Day events are free and will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the University Center.

People attending LEAP Day are asked to register by Monday, Feb. 20, to help with space planning.  For registration and more information, see uww.edu/acadaff/assessment/leap/.


Interested in joining a new student organization for women in computing? The Department of Information Technology and Business Education is establishing a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's Women in Computing (ACM-W).  You can learn more about ACM-W at http://women.acm.org. Contact Christina Outlay at outlayc@uww.edu for more details on the forthcoming chapter and information on how to join.

Apply to be Student Commencement Speaker

Graduating in May? Make an impression on your fellow graduates.  Apply to be the student speaker at the spring commencement ceremony.  Visit the Alumni Center or Leadership Development for an application. Applications are due Monday, March 12, at noon to the Alumni Center.  Auditions will be held Tuesday, March 13, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in Hyland Hall 1308. Contact: Marissa Weidenfeller at WeidenfeMK14@uww.edu.


Kudos to Gautam Wadhwa, assistant professor of art, whose proposal "Games and Simulations for Engaging and Effective eLearning" has been accepted for the Heartland eLearning Conference to be held at the University of Central Oklahoma, March 5-6.


Parking citations may now be paid online. To access this feature go to the UW-Whitewater Visitor and Parking Services home page.


Lunch and Learn: Healthy and Sustainable Eating

Working for Whitewater's Wellness and Regenerative Roots present you with an opportunity to discuss sustainable food choices that are healthy for you, your community and your environment. At this workshop you will meet local Whitewater farmers and learn how to participate in your food system and eat healthy foods while on a budget. The event is Thursday, Feb. 16, at noon in University Center room 261. Bring your lunch and join the conversation! If you have questions or desire accommodations please call 262-472-1305 or email wellness@uww.edu.

frEe parenting workshop

Kathleen Hipke, a clinical psychologist from Dean Clinic in Madison, will be hosting "How to raise a happy, resilient, well-adjusted child." You will be introduced to the skill set of Emotion Coaching - a research-based method that gives parents and caregivers a way to help children learn about emotions they experience, why they occur, and how to handle them. The free workshop is Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the University Center Old Main Ballroom "B."

Please RSVP by Feb. 17 to Holly McFaul, director of The Children's Center, at 262-472-1768 or mcfaulh@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, Feb. 15.



The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at UW-Whitewater offers free tax help and free electronic filing of federal and Wisconsin tax returns to people who earned less than $49,000 in 2011.

For the spring 2012 filing season, the VITA Tax Clinic will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. through April 10. Note that the Tax Clinic will be closed Saturday, March 24, and Tuesday, March 27.

Taxpayers should come to Room 1001 of Hyland Hall, which is on Starin Road. Click here for a list of what you should bring.

For more info please contact Michael MacDonald at macdonam@uww.edu.


Warhawk Alley is featuring new specials this semester:
Sunday and Monday: All-access days. Free bowling, shoes and billiards.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Free bowling, shoes and billiards until 4 p.m., after 4 p.m. everything is only $1.
Thursday: After 4 p.m., bowling, shoes and billiards are only $1.
Friday: Casino Night at 9 p.m.  Try your luck at bowling 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.


Hoop Dreams on Wheels in currently displayed in Old Main Lane.  The exhibit features photos and information on the UW-Whitewater men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams.  Hoop Dreams on Wheels will be on display through March 1.  Be sure to stop by the second floor of the UC to support your wheelchair basketball Warhawks!

Roberta's Art Gallery is hosting the workshop, Memory Wire Bracelets, on Feb. 20 in UC 266 from 5:30-8:30pm.  This workshop, facilitated by Monica Swinson, is free and all supplies are provided.  Memory Wire Bracelets is limited to 20 participants; sign up by emailing ucArt@uww.edu.


The next free session in the Snackable Series "Technology - One Byte at a Time" will be held Feb. 15 and 16. The focus of this session is StudyMate Author, a software tool that instructors can use to easily create interactive Flash-based educational activities and games. More details available at: http://geturl.uww.edu/199.


open forums - director of center for global education

The Search and Screen Committee for the director of the Center for Global Education invites you to attend the open forums scheduled for 10 - 11 a.m. in Hyland Hall 1001 for the following finalists. Please note that the committee will more than likely be announcing another candidate over the next couple of weeks.

Monday, Feb. 13: Orlando Pacheco, director of Studies Abroad, Troy University
Friday, Feb. 24: Candace Chenoweth, associate director of Global Learning, Washington State University

in the media

Brenda O'Beirne, associate professor of counselor education and Sally Vogl-Bauer, professor of communication, will be Michael Clish's guests on WFAW's Morning Magazine on Valentine's Day (approximately 9:05 a.m.). They will be talking about relationships from counseling and communication perspectives.



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