UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of August 20

August 20, 2012

Week of August 20, 2012

State of the University Address

Chancellor Richard Telfer will give his annual State of the University address in the Young Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.



Fifteen Warhawks - students, alumni and coaches - are competing in London in the 2012 Paralympic Games. The action begins Aug. 30. Click the link below for more information, including schedules and live streaming video.



More permit parking spaces available, meters moved to city streets

About 147 additional permit parking spaces are now available to commuters and faculty and staff members after meters were moved to Prince and Prairie streets.

These new spaces are in Lots 1, 2, 4, 12 and 14. Click here for campus map.

Earlier this year, the city of Whitewater informed the university it would be metering Prince and Prairie streets to generate revenue for street repairs along the campus. UW-Whitewater decided instead to lease and manage parking on those streets, allowing for more spaces in the lots.

For those looking for free parking, 93 spaces are available in Lot 4 on Prairie Street. Some meters will remain on campus for university guests and errand parking.


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 Justin Brockmann, a junior mathematics major, who spoke at the national meeting of Pi Mu Epsilon, the honor society for mathematics, in Madison on Aug. 3. Brockmann, who also spoke to the Wisconsin section of the Mathematical Association of America in Milwaukee in April, talked about Lewis Carroll and mathematics. He made the point that, while Carroll may have lost some of the skirmishes in which he engaged over the future of mathematics and how to teach it, his books remain more widely read today than those of his opponents.

Kudos to Craig Wucivic, lecturer in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, who was recently awarded a $141,438 contract from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The project is titled "2012 Safety Belt Observation Survey and 2013 Site Planning/Selection." The purpose of this project is to conduct surveys across Wisconsin on seat belt use and to prepare and analyze sites for the study in 2013. 

Kudos to Jeff Herriott, associate professor of music, who was recently awarded a commission by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, for a new evening-length work for the ensemble Due East. The endowment was established in 1983 and encourages individuals who demonstrate technical skills and natural gifts for composing music. Herriott's new piece will premiere in fall 2013 at UW-Whitewater.

R U Purple!

Help us welcome our new Warhawks at R U Purple! We create a human tunnel of faculty, staff and student leaders/athletes. Come show your support and Warhawk Pride at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at Perkins Stadium as our class of over 2,000 new Warhawks becomes purple!




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