UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 27

February 27, 2012

Week of February 27, 2012



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.

For more information, see uww.edu/acadaff/assessment/leap/.


Herbert Randall, a talented African-American and Native American photographer, will be visiting UW-Whitewater. Randall's work documents African-American life and culture, and in the summer of 1964, he photographed the Mississippi Freedom Summer project in Hattiesburg, Miss. His photographs are featured in an exhibition and book called Faces of Freedom Summer. He will be discussing his work on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. and will also give a gallery talk on Wednesday, Feb. 29. For more information, visit blogs.uww.edu/crossman.

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For years, job hunting consisted of writing a resume, walking into a business and shaking hands with a potential employer. Today, many people are relying on social media to land their dream job.

Chris Eichman, a 2003 UW-Whitewater graduate and social media coordinator at Rayovac in Madison, will be coming to campus 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, to discuss how students can use social media to start their own career.



Career & Leadership Development's Women's Resource Center will be sponsoring this year's Clothesline Project. We invite anyone who has a sexual or domestic abuse story that they would like to share in the forms of words and/or pictures on a T-shirt to pick up supplies between Monday, Feb. 27, and Friday, March 16. Supplies will be located in bags at Career & Leadership Development's front desk, the Women's Resource Center and in the University Center room 131. The T-shirts will be displayed on the University Center's clothesline March 19 - 22 along with facts and statistics about sexual and domestic assault.

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 the Warhawk wrestling team, which, with five individual champions, won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.

Kudos to University Health & Counseling Services (UHCS) for achieving accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Accreditation distinguishes UHCS from many other outpatient facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to patients. Accreditation demands a high level of commitment and effort and challenges staff members to find better ways to serve the campus. UHCS has continually achieved accreditation since1995.

Kudos to Mark McPhail, dean of the College of Arts and Communication. He will be traveling to Northern Kentucky University to present a paper at the Chase Law & Informatics Symposium March 1-2.  The title of the paper is "Digital Divisions: Racial (In)justice and the Limits of Social Informatics in the State of Georgia vs. Troy Anthony Davis," co-authred with documentary filmmaker and Chair of Communication at NKU Rachel Lyon, and David Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University.

Kudos to Teresa Faris, assistant professor of art, whose work "Collaboration with a Bird ll" was accepted at the Crafts National exhibit at the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, Kan. and will be on display May 5 - Aug. 19.

on the spectrum

An event discussing gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and biological sex will be taking place on Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:15 p.m. in the University Center room 275. People who are unfamiliar with these terms or have advanced knowledge of them are invited to attend, listen or lend a voice to the conversation. This program is in collaboration with the PB Poorman PRIDE Resource Center from Career & Leadership Development and IMPACT.

in the media

FOX 6 Milwaukee published a story on Shen Zhang, assistant professor of psychology, who presented "Reducing the gender gap in math by unlinking the self from performance," at UW-Waukesha.

As campus prepares for the March 7 Civil Rights Remembrance, Walworth County Today published a story recounting UW-Whitewater students' spring break trip to historic civil right locations.


Dialogue on the Human Perspective provides an experiential learning environment that is both challenging and supportive for students and staff who want to increase their self-awareness and celebrate differences. The program will come alive through students' voices and their experiences. It will take place on Friday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the University Center room 275. The program will build off previous activities as it moves through the afternoon. Food will be provided. The event is a collaboration between Career & Leadership Development and Multicultural Affairs & Student Success.


As part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the founder of Operation Beautiful, Caitlin Boyle, will be on campus to promote her nationwide mission. The event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room.

Join in Operation Beautiful by posting anonymous body acceptance messages on Post-it notes and hanging them throughout campus where other people are sure to see them. Visit operationbeautiful.com for examples. You can also take a picture of your Post-it note and upload it to the University Health and Counseling Service's Facebook page by the end of the week to enter a drawing to win a $50 gas card.

I.M. COMM 2012

Register now for the second UW System Integrated Marketing and Communications Conference, May 31 - June 1.

Hosted by UW-Stevens Point, I.M. Comm is the annual conference that brings together administrators, faculty and staff members from UW System universities to share best practices and explore new ideas in unified, collaborative storytelling.

From mobile technology to social media to athletics branding, you'll walk away with great ideas and ways to enchance your branding efforts. Click here for more information and to register.


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. 29.



Students and staff members are invited to join together with the Whitewater community for a cultural, flavorful experience. The annual International Dinner will be held on Friday, March 2 with the theme "Breaking Stereotypes, Building Traditions."

The evening will feature dishes from 13 countries and entertainment including skits, singing, dancing and live music. The event is in the Hamilton Room of the University Center. Tickets are $19 for the public and $11 for students and children. Purchase tickets at the Center of the Arts Ticket Center, tickets.uww.edu, or call 262-472-2222. Tickets will not be sold at the door.



Safe Zone Training, sponsored by the Chancellor's LGBT* Taskforce, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the University Center room 260. The event will discuss terminology used within the LGBT community along with student and campus rights and helpful conversational tips.



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