UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 12

March 12, 2012

Week of March 12, 2012

wheelchair basketball teams win national championships

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UW-Whitewater won two more national championships when the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams triumphed in their respective tournaments over the weekend.

The men's team defeated the University of Illinois 101-60 and the women's defeated the University of Alabama 63-34.

We'll be posting a story and more photos on the UW-Whitewater homepage later, so be sure to check it out.


The men's basketball team will head to Salem, Virginia, to compete in the Division III national championships. The Warhawks defeated Virginia Wesleyan 76-62 in Saturday's quarterfinal, giving UW-Whitewwater its first finals appearance in 23 years. They take on MIT on March 16. Visit the athletics website for game recaps, fan bus and tournament information.

Full coverage:

Wisconsin State Journal >>      Fox 6 Milwaukee >>      Janesville Gazette >>     Daily Union >>


State, city and university leaders will join the business community on Wednesday, March 14, to celebrate the achievements of the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park. The event begins at 9 a.m. and tours of the facility will follow the formal program.

Read more >>        Milwaukee Journal Sentinel >>


The campus community is invited to attend Chancellor Richard Telfer's March Listening Session, which is scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 1 p.m. in University Center room 266. There is no set agenda. Light refreshments will be served. 


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 University Center 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.   Read more >>


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.

obesity wars: food industry vs. public health

When it comes to the food you eat, nutrition labels don't tell the whole story. Science and the economy have huge impacts on food choice, obesity and food safety.

These topics will be examined by prominent nutritionist Marion Nestle in her lecture "Obesity Wars: The Food Industry vs. Public Health." Nestle's lecture is 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Young Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.   Read more >>  


Kudos to Jonathan Kane, professor of mathematics and computer science, who won a $10,000 Bradley Foundation grant to support the Purple Comet! Math Meet, a free internet-based team mathematics competition for middle and high school students from around the world.

Kudos to Sara Kuhl, director, University Marketing and Media Relations, who will serve as the chair of the America Association of State Colleges and Universities' communications and public affairs advisory council for the next year. She was elected by colleagues from across the country on March 4 at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Kuhl also served as chair for the annual senior communicator's conference which was held on March 5, 6, 7 at the AASCU headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference was "Think Creatively! Solving Communication Challenges by Embracing New Ideas." Video producer Jeffrey Pohorski presented at the conference a session called, "Video: Moving Beyond the Basics." Pohorski shared several of the videos he has produced for UW-Whitewater and explained the approach campus takes to telling stories through a documentary style.

Kudos to the UW-Whitewater AIGA design chapter after they traveled to UW-Stevens Point March 3 for the AIGA Design Conference. Students participated in workshops on the development of brand campaigns and book cover design. They developed short-term design projects and competed against AIGA groups from other schools. Industry professionals evaluated the work and UW-Whitewater placed first and second in branding, and four students earned outstanding book cover honors.

Kudos to Richard Cummings, associate professor of accounting and director of the UW-Whitewater Low Income Tax Payer Clinic, who won a $50,000 Internal Revenue Service grant. The purpose of this program is to allow graduate accounting students the opportunity to provide educational outreach to taxpayers who have limited English proficiency.


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

The UW-Whitewater chapter of the American Marketing Association is gaining national recognition for its organ donation campaign.

The campaign had 20,421 website visitors; 4,473 Facebook members; 1,189 submitted YouTube videos, generating 164,000 views; 713 blog posts and comments; and 1,800 tweets, or Twitter postings. It motivated 19,623 people to go to a state's organ donor registration page, leading to 9,000 donor registrations.

"What surprised us was that social interactions and support had the second-greatest impact on both the support of organ donation and donor registration," said Jimmy Peltier, professor of Marketing.   Read more >>


Do you regret some of your actions when you are angry? Do you wish that you had better ways to cope with your anger? Come to the Counseling Corner's 'Dealing with Anger' workshop to learn different ways of managing your anger. This workshop is interactive and will help you to identify your anger 'style' and the best ways of coping with anger. 'Dealing with Anger' will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. in the James R. Connor University Center in room 264. If you have any questions or desire accommodations, please call 472-1305.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to join her during office hours, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the University Center Commons area.



The next meeting of the Warhawk Social Media group is 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, in University Center 261. We will be talking about Pinterest. Everyone is welcome to attend.


César Chávez Day

As part of the Latino Heritage Lecture Series, UW-Whitewater will be holding a presentation by Jesus Salas, a professor of Latino studies at UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday, Mar. 20. The presentation, titled "Economic Justice and Self-Determination," will highlight Obreros Unidos, an independent farm labor union established in Wisconsin in 1966 that was mirroring civil rights activist César Chávez's farm march to Sacramento that same year. The event will be held at 3:45 p.m. in the Hamilton Room of the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Campus awards nominations

Applications and nominations for the 2011-2012 Campus Awards to recognize students, organizations, faculty and staff who have contributed to our campus community through their leadership, events and service are now available online at uww.edu/involve/awards.

The entire application process is electronic. All applications and nominations are due Monday, April 2 by midnight. The 2011-2012 Campus Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. in the University Center Old Main Ballroom.

If you have any questions or are in need of accommodations, please contact Melissa Grosso at 262-472-2633 or grossom@uww.edu as soon as possible.


Do you love photography? Roberta's Art Gallery is sponsoring the Annual Campus Photo Contest April 4 - 29.  This contest is open to all students, faculty and staff, and community members. The deadline for photo submissions is Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

Also, the James R. Connor University Center and Career & Leadership Development are currently accepting photos for the Involvement Photo Display. Submissions (4x6 or 5x7) are due to Roberta's Art Gallery or Career & Leadership Development by 11:59 p.m. April 2.  All photos showing campus involvement will be displayed in Old Main Lane April 24 - May 18.  A "Best of Show" prize will be awarded based on audience votes. The first 50 digital submissions will be printed free of charge. Photos will not be returned.


The HawkCard Office now has a free app on the Android Market. The app allows you to check your current Purple Points and Dining Dollars balance.

To use the application:

  • Register with the HawkCard Online Card Office (If you have used the HawkCard Online Office before, you can skip this step)
  • Download the app from the Android Market (Search the market for "UW-W HawkCard")


Roberta's Art Gallery exhibit, "The Living Mississippi: From Twain to Today" is now on display. Stop by to view this collection of historic photographs of the Mississippi River that are juxtaposed with modern photographs of river restoration projects completed by non-profit group, Living Land, Living Waters. Quotes from Mark Twain's prose link the river's past with the present. The exhibit is in partnership with the campus Earth Day Committee and our community's 4th Big Red, and will be displayed from March 9 - April 4.


The UW-Whitewater Classified Connection Committee will recognize the contributions of two classified employees at the annual Classified Staff Reception on Wednesday, March 21 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in the Old Main Ballroom, University Center Room 275.  We invite you to join us as we honor this year's recipients of the Classified Staff Excellence Award - Cheryl Wegner (Office of Field Experiences) and Ruth Stradinger (FP&M).  There will be a short program at 3 p.m.


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