UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of May 21

May 21, 2012

Week of May 21, 2012

Note: UW-Whitewater This Week will be published only as needed during the summer months.


For the second consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the only university and only state agency named a Top 100 Workplace in southeast Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater also made the list of America's Top 300 Workplaces.


Chancellor's Blog

In his latest blog entry, Chancellor Richard Telfer talks about UW-Whitewater being named to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top 100 Workplace and America's Top 300 Workplace lists.

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Three faculty members win Fulbright awards

Three University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty members won prestigious Fulbright Scholar awards for 2012-2013, the most in campus history.


Artists of the UC in Roberta's Art Gallery

Stop by Roberta's Art Gallery in the University Center to check out artwork created by UC employees. The exhibit will run through June 6 with a reception from noon -1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30.



Kudos to Ramon Ortiz, director of PreCollege Programs, who was recently awarded a Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board grant valued at $26,250.  The project is titled University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Upward Bound Earn and Learn Program and will provide 25 youths an opportunity to participate in work experiences and receive skills training in high growth/high demand areas.  

Kudos to Kyle Naff, reference and instruction librarian, who won the 2012 Distinguished Leadership and Service award from the Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association.  Naff has been a member since 2004 and assumed the role of the division's webmaster in 2008. During his tenure, he completed two website redesigns and created the social media site for the division. In addition, he organized local fundraising functions for the Katie Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit that provides funding to public health graduate students to enable them to engage in international projects. His efforts have raised $1,465 for the program.


All student driver authorizations expire annually on Thursday, May 31.  New student driver authorization forms need to be submitted to Risk Management and Safety when returning in the fall. 

Extensions through summer can be granted if the student is working for the summer and/or is a currently enrolled student.  Contact Risk Management and Safety prior to May 31 to request an extension.

Driver authorization and vehicle use information can be found at:  http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/riskmanagement/driving/index.html

Please contact Amy Stritzel or Lance Fredrick at 472-1856 with any questions.

Save the Date: Summer on the Mall 2012

It’s that time of year again! Summer on the Mall is back for the 2012 season. Come join us on Thursday, June 14; Wednesday, July 18; and Thursday, Aug. 9 for a World’s Fair, Tropical Island, and Summer Olympics, respectively. All events take place on the UC North Mall from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come join us for food, live music, art workshops, children’s activities and more!


If you have an announcement you'd like included in next week's listing, send your information to news@uww.edu by NOON FRIDAY.

Events are acceptable if they are relevant to a campuswide audience. Meeting notices will not be posted. Marketing and Media Relations reserves the right to edit submissions for content and length.

Please consider adding your event to the UW-Whitewater Master Calendar.


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