UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 30

April 30, 2012

Week of April 30, 2012


More than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees on May 12. The undergraduate ceremony, to be held in Kachel Fieldhouse at 10 a.m., will feature speaker Andrew Burish, a 1982 MBA graduate of the College of Business and Economics. The student speaker will be Justin Nothem, a young entrepreneur from West Bend who's receiving a bachelor's degree in business. 

Students receiving master's and educational specialist degrees will gather for their ceremony in Young Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. Their faculty speaker will be Robert Gruber, professor of accounting and coordinator of the Master of Professional Accountancy Program at UW-Whitewater. The graduate student speaker is Jack Gieche, who's receiving a master's degree in counseling.

Both ceremonies will be broadcast live and free online through Penn Atlantic, the company that streams live video coverage of Warhawk athletic events.


new bus service to janesville

The Janesville-Milton-Whitewater "Innovation Express" now provides three round-trips each weekday, and a Sunday evening trip.The bus will leave the Janesville Transit System Transfer Center in downtown Janesville at 5 a.m., 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 9 p.m. on Sunday. 

Return trips leave Whitewater at 6:10 a.m., 2:10 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 10:10 p.m. on Sunday evening. Stops in Whitewater will be made at the municipal center on Janesville and Fremont streets, at Generac, Whitewater University Technology Park, and the UW-Whitewater Visitors Center.

The one-way cash fare from Janesville to Whitewater is $4; Janesville to Milton costs $1.90; and Milton to Whitewater is $2.50.

For additional information, contact the Janesville Transit System at 608-755-3150.


The University Bookstore is holding a customer appreciation sale through May 5. Everything is 15 percent off. There will be daily prize drawings.



Visitors to UW-Whitewater this spring and summer will encounter road construction and detours. Some projects are already under way.

Please check the campus road construction website for the latest information.

iCIT Surplus SALE

A used computing surplus sale will be held Friday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon in Andersen 1213. Faculty and staff, students and the Whitewater community are invited to take advantage of great pricing on used computing equipment for their home or personal use. For more information about the sale and the location, please visit the site at:


The surplus sale is part of the iCIT TREE (Technology Repurposing & Electronics E-cycling) green IT program.


Kudos to Shanell Haines, Amanda Becker, Stephanie Hanson, Renee Harwick, Rachael McKaig, Krista Straka, Sarah Casper, Kelly Jones and Gisela Helder Sanchez-Lopez, who will be honored as Hunziker Scholarship recipients. The program is Monday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the Fern Young Terrace. The scholarships are awarded to returning adult women students working toward their first degree, and who have a strong commitment to academics, campus involvement and community service.

Kudos to student Katie Zwiefelhofer, who participated in the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championship in Lincoln, Neb. Her third-place finish is the highest finish ever by a UW-Whitewater bowler in national competition.

Kudos to Jeanine Fassl, special education adviser, who was selected by the National Academic Advising Association as an Outstanding Advising Award Winner. Fassl was the UW-Whitewater's faculty/staff advising award recipient in 2011. Fassl previously served as director of advising for the Communication Department.

Kudos to Marilyn Annucci, associate professor of languages and literatures, for serving as a judge for the Wisconsin People and Ideas - Wisconsin Book Festival 2012 Poetry Contest.


May graduates can pick up graduation tickets in the Center of the Arts.  Please remember to bring your student ID in order to pick up your tickets.  Congratulations to all!


Faculty and Academic Staff Recognition AND RETIREMENT DINNER  

The Spring Faculty and Academic Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, in the Old Main Ballroom, University Center room 275. Social hour begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and program beginning at 5 p.m.

This year's winners are  W.P. Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award-Charlie Olson, Art and Design; Award for Outstanding Research-Maxwell Hsu, Marketing; Faculty Service Award-Glenn Hayes, Music; Instructional Excellence Award for Academic Staff-Karen Boe, Music; Service Excellence Award for Academic Staff-Freda Briscoe, College of Business and Economics; University Faculty/Staff Academic Advising Award-Anthony Gulig, History; Everett Long Award for General Education-Jane Riegel Ferencz, Music.

Please click below for the reservation form, which includes additional information about the event. If you plan to attend, please return the completed form by Thursday, May 3, (along with your payment) to: Rebecca Reichert, Office of the Chancellor, Hyer Hall 421A, UW-Whitewater.


Please note: A special letter of invitation with reservation form has been sent directly to the following honored retirees and university-wide award winners.

At the time of this writing, 20 retirees will be honored at the recognition dinner. In addition, the university-wide award winners will be honored.  Congratulations and best wishes to all retirees and award recipients!


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.



The Whitewater Unified School District has challenged UW-Whitewater to match its goal of collecting 2,520 pounds of food for the Whitewater Food Pantry by participating in the Whitewater Community-Wide Food Drive.

Click here for information on where you can donate.

roberta's art gallery

The Best of the Best exhibit featuring artwork from UW-Whitewater students who received an award from the Crossman Gallery annual juried art show is now being displayed in Roberta's Art Gallery. The reception is Wednesday, May 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. Stop by for some snacks and art.


in the media

UW-Whitewater sophomore Donghoon Lee, who is crossing the country this summer on a bicycle ride to raise money for cancer patients, received press attention in the Daily Union.

Information technology students taught by Professor Roger Yin were featured in the Walworth County Today for their work conducting computer security audits for the Whitewater School District.

The Janesville Gazette did a feature story on UW-Whitewater's LEAP efforts, spearheaded by Greg Cook, interim director of academic assessment.


The Whitewater Incubation Program Seminar Series begins Thursday, May 3, at 5 p.m. This month's event features an entrepreneurial panel discussion with Brennon Garthwait, Evan Preston and David Hartwig, the co-founders of Renwig Custom.

Renwig Custom is a builder of custom tube amplifiers and has a patent pending on a design to utilize robotics in the control of analog tube amplifiers. 

The seminar series, held at the Innovation Center, is free and open to the public.

free summer meals for low-income children

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like UW-Whitewater to provide free meals to low-income children when school is out for the summer. Any child under age 18 may come and eat.

Esker Dining Hall will be open June 17- July 27, from 7 - 9 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch, and 4 - 6 p.m. for dinner.

There is no cost to attend. More information is available at http://www.uww.edu/precollege/ or by calling 262-472-3224 or 800-991-5562.

For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer.

involvement photo display

UW-Whitewater Involvement photos, in conjunction with campus awards and co-sponsored with Career and Leadership Development, are now displayed in Old Main Lane.  If you like being involved on campus or like to travel, this exhibit is one not to miss.



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