UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 05

March 05, 2012

Week of MARCH 5, 2012


On Wednesday, March 7, six students from UW-Whitewater will display their research projects at the Capitol in Madison in the ninth annual celebration of undergraduate student research statewide. 



civil rights march and presentation

The campus community is invited to participate in a march commemorating civil rights struggles and honoring those who fought for equality.

The march begins at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Prairie Tillers mural on West Center Street in downtown Whitewater, and will end at the James R. Connor University Center Hamilton Room, where a program will feature poster and digital presentations on nearly a dozen civil rights issues.


Chancellor's Blog

In this week's blog entry, Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with student entrepreneurs Daniel Fink and Andrew Hoeft, who recently attended an invitation-only event for young entrepreneurs at the White House in Washington, D.C.


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creative enterprise symposium

Six professionals from the creative industry will be coming to campus on Monday, March 12, to share their stories and explain how they've taken their skills and talents to form successful careers.

The guest speakers will be presenting to art and communication classes during the day, and the public is invited to an open panel from 2:15  to 3:15 p.m. at the James R. Connor University Center in room 259B.  There will also be a reception in the Crossman Gallery in the Greenhill Center of the Arts from 4:30 - 5 p.m.



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 by 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 Greg Cook, interim director of Academic Assessment, and the university community that participated in the success of the campus LEAP Day events.

Kudos to students Hannah Filipiak and Amber Burgermeister for participating in a private string master class led by violinist Frank Almond and cellist Adrien Zitoun from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Other students who participated in the master class include Brad Riss, Phil Bregant, Zuri Burns, Mallory Bray, and Adelyn Tabb.

Kudos to Pat Casey, retired chair of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, who received the "Honors of the Association" from the Wisconsin Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology Association. Casey was honored by her peers on Friday, Feb. 24, at the annual convention in Milwaukee.


The Women's Issues Committee will recognize contributions of the "Women in Leadership" honorees at the annual Women in Leadership program and reception on Thursday, March 15 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Fern Young Terrace, located on the second floor of the Young Auditorium.  The event is open to the public. Honorees are:

  • Barbara Bren, Andersen Library 
  • Jo Ellen Burkholder, Women's Studies/Anthropology  
  • Catherine Chan, Biological Sciences 
  • Nicole Golden, Physical Education 
  • Mary Kaster, Residence Life 
  • Kate Loftus, University Alumni Relations and Development 
  • Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Special Education 
  • Faye Schouten, University Police Services  
  • JoEllen Shelton, Career and Leadership Development  
  • Jane Fischer, Judy Lembrich and Marsha McKinnon - Retirees, University Health and Counseling

in the media

UW-Whitewater's graduate business school program ranks first in terms of enrollment, according to the Business Journal of Milwaukee's list of largest graduate business programs in the seven-county Milwaukee area.


Learn How to Easily Check Plagiarism, Grade Online, and Enable Peer Review 

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is pleased to invite faculty and instructional staff to attend the next free session in the Snackable Series "Technology - One Byte at a Time." This session will focus on the Turnitin Suite and will be held March 14 at noon and March 15 at 11 a.m. The following Turnitin products will be demonstrated: OriginalityCheck to detect plagiarism, GradeMark to electronically grade student papers and PeerMark to allow students to evaluate each other's work.  More details, including how to register, available at http://geturl.uww.edu/1b3.


Provost Beverly Kopper will not be holding regular office hours this week.



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