UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of June 25

June 25, 2012

Week of June 25, 2012

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Chemistry student wins Goldwater Scholarship

For the first time in history, a UW-Whitewater student has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

Marie Nider, a chemistry major from Monroe, was one of 282 students chosen from a nationwide pool of 1,100 to receive a Goldwater Scholarship for the 2012-13 year.


Summeround Theatre productions important learning opportunity for students

Two charming and witty shows, "Almost, Maine" and "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" will take audiences on a whimsical journey through the uncertainty and spontaneity of love as the subjects of dating, mating and marriage are explored.

"Almost, Maine," written by John Cariani and directed by Charles Grover, runs from June 26-30. "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," written by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts and directed by Jim Butchart, runs July 17-22. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. for the Sunday, July 22, musical performance. Tickets are available at the Greenhill Center Box Office Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or by phone at 262-472-2222.


Rock/Walworth FastPitch Competition

In collaboration with regional State of Ingenuity partners, the Whitewater Incubation Program will be hosting the Rock/Walworth FastPitch Competition on Aug. 8 at Blackhawk Technical College. The competition, open to faculty, staff, students and the general public, provides invaluable exposure, experience and networking, and offers the opportunity to win startup funds. See www.soisourcelink.com/fastpitch for registration information

Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation

Join this free yoga class to help you feel better physically and mentally. Led by Sharon Mueller, counselor at University Health and Counseling Services, this weekly class is open to everyone and no experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes. For questions or accommodations, please contact Karen at 472-1305. If you would like to be added to the yoga email list, contact wellness@uww.edu.

Class meets on Tuesdays, from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Ambrose Health Center, Room 2023N.


Kudos to  UW-Whitewater-affiliated entrepreneurs who participated in the 6th annual Stateline FastPitch Competition on June 20. Participants included recent graduates Evan Preston and Brennon Garthwait (Renwig Custom), Christopher Brooks (Munify Mobile), and Abbie and Alison Murphy (Table Time Projects). Brooks was selected as a competition finalist. These three teams have worked to hone their pitches through their participation in the Whitewater Incubation Program and plan to compete in the upcoming Rock/Walworth County FastPitch Competition on Aug. 8.

Kudos to Ken Kohberger, director of the Young Auditorium, and Ben Strand, development director for the Young Auditorium, who were recently awarded a $5,000 New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project Presentation Grant.  The project is titled "The Secret History of Love" by Sean Dorsey.

Kudos to Paul Plinske, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Amy Edmonds, assistant director of athletics for compliance and student services and senior woman administrator, who were recently awarded a two-year National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant.  This project has a first year budget of $23,100. This grant program provides support to NCAA Division III member institutions to create professional administrative opportunities for women and minorities in athletics.

Kudos to Dale Splinter, assistant professor of geography and geology, who was recently awarded a $5,000 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Research Infrastructure Program award. The purpose of this project is to reconstruct the most current flood probabilities for all upper Midwest streams and rivers that have uninterrupted discharge records greater than 50 years. These reconstructions will establish how wetter or drier conditions may impact hydrologic flow response to anticipated warmer weather and more sporadic precipitation events.

Startup Accelerator

The Whitewater Incubation Program will host Startup Accelerator at the Innovation Center Thursday July 12, at 5 p.m.  Anyone interested in exploring new business ideas, connecting with entrepreneurs and business owners, or meeting regional business service providers is encouraged to attend this free event. See http://uwworsp.org/seminarseries for additional details.


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