UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of August 13

August 13, 2012

Week of August 13, 2012


UW-Whitewater iHUB participants shined at the Walworth/Rock County FastPitch Competition held at Blackhawk Technical College. All three participating teams made it to the finals. 

- Renwig Custom -- Brennon Garthwait, David Hartwig, and Evan Preston;
- MobCraft Brewery -- Henry Schwartz; and
- Peer2Connect -- Sara Amiri and Maxim Abdusselimov.

The Renwig Custom team won first prize ($5,000) and Henry Schwartz placed second. 

Read more about the competition in the Janesville Gazette and Beloit Daily News.


Faculty and academic staff are encouraged to visit the 2012-13 orientation website. You'll find information on the State of the University Address, orientation schedule, technology open house and beneficial activities and workshops throughout the week.

Click here to visit the website.



Kudos to Michael Bennett, assistant professor of languages and literatures, who published two books: "Words, Space, and the Audience: The Theatrical Tension between Empiricism and Rationalism" (author), and "Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives" (co-editor). Both books were published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Kudos to Kaia Fowler, program manager of the Small Business Development Center, who was selected as one of the 12 finalists in the Great River Folk Festival songwriting contest. She will compete August 26 for the title.

Kudos to Beth Lueck, associate professor of languages and literatures, whose book titled "Transatlantic Women:  Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain" was published by University of New Hampshire Press.

Kudos to students Sandy Mascari-Devitt, Rosendo Ortiz and Brittney Powrozek, and Crystal Aschenbrener, social work lecturer, who attended and presented at the 37th Annual National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas held in Nashville July 15 to July 18.  The presentation featured a service learning project with a tribal school in South Dakota, called "Today and Beyond:  The Enemy Swim Day School, South Dakota State University, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Service Learning Partnership Project."

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and business education, who presented a paper at the World Future Society Conference in Toronto on July 28.  The paper was titled "Cyberbullying and Privacy Issues in Social Media." On July 17, Oravec presented a paper (co-authored with Andrew Ciganek, John Smith, and Roger Yin) at the American Society for Quality: Advancing the STEM Agenda conference at UW-Stout.  The paper was titled "Organizational Learning in STEM Education Contexts: Analyzing the 'Stickiness' of High Impact Practices."


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