UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 02

April 02, 2012

Week of April 2, 2012

Gymnastics team winS national championship















UW-Whitewater gymnasts earned their share of the national title on March 24, as they scored 188.05 points in team competition, tying with the College at Brockport, New York.

UW-Whitewater Athletics recap >>    Jefferson County Daily Union >>    


UW-Whitewater's American Marketing Association chapter finished strong at the international collegiate conference in New Orleans March 22-24. UW-Whitewater won International Chapter of the Year, took second place in the case competition, and won the video competition.

Senior Dana Aschaker was selected as AMA Student Marketer of the Year among 10,000 students.  Jimmy Peltier won Outstanding Adviser Award. Check the UW-Whitewater home page later this week for the full story.


Student researchers spent the year exploring, analyzing, performing and creating. Now, they'll get to show off their findings at the annual Undergraduate Research Day. The event is Tuesday, April 10, from noon to 3:15 p.m. in the  University Center Hamilton Room.



Kudos to Marie Nider, a junior chemistry major, who won a 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering, and to foster excellence in those fields.

Kudos to students Kristie Hansen, Shane Wulf and Daryl Johnson, who received $7,000 in Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium undergraduate scholarship and research grants. The program supports outstanding undergraduate students pursuing aerospace, space science, or other space-related studies or research.

Kudos to student Johnathan Bernhardt, who was named as a finalist in Wisconsin Public Radio's statewide Neale-Silva Performers Competition.

Kudos to students Danielle DuShane and Peter Vogt, who participated in the Wisconsin Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at Marquette University. DuShane won a prize for her paper on "Water in Mexico and Eco-tourism." Vogt also wrote a research paper and made a presentation titled "No Man's Land: The American Dustbowl."

Kudos to Sara Amiri, MBA student and Launch Pad member, who was recently nominated for "Moroccan of the Month."

Kudos to Nayla Chehade, associate professor of languages and literatures, whose book, "A Puerta Cerrada (Behind Closed Doors)," has been published by Ediciones Torremozas in Madrid.  Torremozas specializes in the works of women writers of Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Kudos to Matthew Lange, associate professor of German, who has been selected to attend the Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies in June at the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen (Germany). The program includes visits to other universities to explore educational objectives and goals, placement and evaluation, methods of teaching, and project-oriented approaches of learning.

Kudos to Jodie Parys, associate professor of Spanish, who was awarded a $5,000 UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowship.  The project is titled "Archiving the Epidemic: Cultural, Literary, and Visual Responses to HIV/AIDS in Latin America."

in the media

UW-Whitewater is helping to organize additional FastPitch competitions, as reported by the Rockford Register Star. These events provide cash prizes and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Jim Winship, professor of social work, appeared in El Salvador's largest newspaper in a story about his upcoming book, "Coming of Age in El Salvador."

Members of the national champion men's basketball team appeared on TMJ4's Live at Daybreak on March 24 (see video below). They also received a mention in Sports Illustrated.


visiting artist

Visiting artist Fred Stonehouse will be giving an illustrated presentation on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Center of the Arts, room 30.

Stonehouse is an assistant professor at UW-Madison and has exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. His work is featured in many public and private collections and was featured in a recent exhibit at the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee. Stonehouse is also the juror for the Annual Student Art Exhibition.

UW-Whitewater names global education director 

Candace Chenoweth has been named Director of the Center for Global Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Chenoweth comes from Washington State University, where she served as associate director of global learning.  Read more >>


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.



Will Allen, founder of Growing Power, and one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people, is coming to UW-Whitewater to discuss the importance of bringing both healthy food and valuable knowledge to communities through sustainable gardens.

The event is Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the University Center's Summers Auditorium and is free and open to the public.  Read more >>


Warhawk Alley is hosting the Warhawk Alley Olympics on Sunday, April 15.  If you have a team that has what it takes to rock at bags, bowling, billiards, ladder golf and trivia, sign up by Thursday, April 12 in Warhawk Alley. 

Each team consists of four people with a $15 per person entry fee. The grand prize is $300 in Purple Points for the winning team.  So stop on down to Warhawk Alley and get your game on! For the official rules, check out the Warhawk Alley website


The Annual Photo Contest entries will soon be displayed in Old Main Lane. This contest was open to all UW-Whitewater students, faculty, staff and community members.  Stop by to view all the fantastic photography!  This display will be up April 4-27 with the reception on April 11 at 4:30 p.m. in UC 266.

amazing race: uw-whitewater

Do you want to participate in the Amazing Race?  Well, now is your chance!  Warhawk Alley is hosting The Warhawk Strut, loosely based after the reality television program The Amazing Race.  This event will be limited to 20 teams, two individuals per team with 10 stops along the route, including the finish line.  The winning team will receive $200 in Purple Points.  To sign up, stop by Warhawk Alley. For the official rules, check out the Warhawk Alley website


Andersen Library is busting stress this semester with a weeklong Relaxathon.

Monday, April 16
-Stress ball making table, stop in any time between noon - 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17
-Intro Yoga class, 11 - 11:45 a.m. (Sign-up required, email library@uww.edu)
Led by Sharon Mueller, University Health & Counseling Services
-Intro Belly dancing class, 1 - 1:45 p.m. (Sign-up required, email library@uww.edu)
Led by Martha Stephenson, Andersen Library
-Painted rock doorstoppers craft table, stop in any time between noon - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18
-Origami craft table, stop in any time between noon - 3 p.m.
-Stress reduction presentation and guided meditation, 3 - 3:45p.m.
Presented by Whitney Henley, University Health & Counseling Services

 For more information, contact Rebecca Jones.


Experience Asian culture during UW-Whitewater's Asian month.  Events include origami exploration, alumni panel, cultural show, Taste of Asia, and keynote event with Vinya Sysamouth, executive director of the Center for Lao Studies in San Francisco.

Click here for the full program.


Discover tools, techniques and strategies to better serve our adult and nontraditional students. Learn ways to maximize learning opportunities to ensure student success and increase persistence/graduation rates of UW-Whitewater's nontraditional population.

Rovy Branon, UW-Extension Associate Dean for online learning and technology, will challenge you to examine current trends in educational innovation and show how you can use state-of-the-art technology to reach adult learners. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in Esker Hall 118. Please RSVP by April 6.

Click here for more information.


The 2012 Community and Human Service Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 11, in the University Center Hamilton Room from 3 - 5 p.m. The fair is geared toward students interested in work with human service-related fields, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations, state agencies and community organizations. Employment, internships and volunteer opportunities will be available.

Dress is business casual, and bring copies of your resume. Log onto Hawk Jobs to keep up-to-date with employers who will be attending. For other questions, please contact Jason Brown or Eunice Lehner.

Student NAMED Newman Civic Fellow 

Accounting major Sydney Nelson is one of only 162 college students in the nation to be named a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow. These students must demonstrate a personal commitment to creating lasting change for the better in their communities.  

Nelson, a UW-Whitewater junior, serves as an America Reads volunteer and a Warhawk Ambassador. As a ULEAD and King/Chavez Seminar counselor, Sydney helps high school students and college freshmen recognize their individual abilities and goals.  After service trips to Ghana and Brazil, Nelson used her language skills to create presentations for speakers of other languages.


UW-Whitewater will be celebrating Earth Day on Thursday, April 26. Organizers are inviting interested students, faculty and community members to participate in the celebration by submitting digital photographs for inclusion in an exhibition to be held at a variety of sites on campus. 

Entries must be submitted to the Earth Day Photography Exhibition no later than Monday, April 16, by 4:30 pm. 

Click here for full more information.


This week's session of the "EveryBODY is Beautiful" Body Image Improvement Workshop sponsored by UHCS is canceled. The workshop will resume on Wednesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in the Rocker Room of Ambrose Health Center.

Visit http://www.uww.edu/uhcs/brochures/BodyWorkshop.pdf for more information.



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