UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of July 23

    July 23, 2012

    Week of July 23, 2012

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


    Our thoughts are with the family and friends of John Larimer '08. Originally from Crystal Lake, Illinois, John majored in history and political science at UW-Whitewater.

    Members of the campus community shared their memories of him with regional media outlets, including the Chicago Sun-Times.


    The Savory Sounds Concert Series at Birge Fountain continues this week with staff member Jay Craggs performing on Thursday, July 26.

    The concert is at Birge Fountain in front of the Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    Craggs, a guitarist and composer, works as the facilities coordinator at the University Center and does adjunct teaching in the communication department.


    Kudos to Ken Kohberger, director of Young Auditorium, and Ben Strand, development director, who were recently awarded a $2,450 grant from Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Touring Fund. The purpose of the award is to support performances of "Cyrano de Bergerac" and Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" by the Aquila Theatre Company at UW-Whitewater, as well as educational outreach efforts to the Whitewater Unified School District. 

    Kudos to faculty members Zohreh Ghavamshahidi, David Reinhart and Margarita Alario, who spent time this summer at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University in Indiana. They're bringing back with them new knowledge and experiences to enhance UW-Whitewater's Peace and Justice Studies minor, now in its second year.  Read more >>


    Ron Chester, sophomore geography student, was interviewed by ABC News for a story about Yellowstone National Park's bear population. Chester spent part of the summer tracking and studying grizzly bears. His work is featured in a new book.

    Eric Roche, academic adviser, was featured on the front page of the New York Times in a story about mountain climbing. Roche embarked on a three-week expedition to climb Mount McKinley to raise money for special needs campers.


    The public is welcome to attend the Rock/Walworth FastPitch competition Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville. Passionate entrepreneurs in all phases of business will be competing for prizes. The finals are scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. The event will also feature a small vendor fair, which will include FastPitch participants and regional business service providers. Click here for more information.


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