UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 4

September 04, 2012

Week of September 4, 2012



Welcome back to campus and thanks to all who helped with Move-in Day 2012.

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art exhibit honors workers, laborers

Wisconsin has a rich history of work and working people - from farming and logging to industrial and technological companies. Recent demonstrations at the state Capitol in Madison emphasize the power of workers and the depth of feeling about work and working conditions. A new exhibition at Crossman Gallery will showcase working individuals and the times in which they lived. Elections in both local and national political races will provide an apt background for the exhibit.

The opening reception for "artWORK" will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5-7 p.m. in the Crossman Gallery. The exhibit runs through Oct. 6.



Renovations are taking place at Drumlin Dining Hall this semester. Students living on the west side of campus will be able to use their meal plans at University Center restaurants during different parts of the day, making those places busier than normal. Click here for more information on specific times.

Please contact us if you have any questions: wicka@uww.edu.



The Warhawk social media group will hold its first meeting of the academic year at at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the University Center Commons. The group is open to everyone. Hope to see you there!



Please join Residence Life staff, students and alumni as we celebrate the re-opening of Fischer Hall.  The open house will take place on Friday, Sept. 7. Tours will begin at 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served in the lower level. The dedication ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. Descendants of Warren Fischer will be in attendance.


In the Media

Ronald Berger, professor of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice, recounted his family's Holocaust survival stories in Walworth County Today.

The Wisconsin State Journal previewed the 2012 Warhawk football season with an article on starting quarterback Lee Brekke.

When biology major Gabriella Esperson reeled in a near-record largemouth bass, several media outlets reported on this fish story, including Outdoor Life Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Kudos to Ben Strand, development director for the Young Auditorium, and Kenneth Kohberger, director, who won a $7,000 Wisconsin Arts Board Creation and Presentation Program grant. The Young Auditorium will use this funding to support artist fees, promotion, marketing and presentation costs associated with the 2012-2013 season. This program was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Kudos to Jo Ellen Burkholder, associate professor of women's studies, who will be presenting at the American Institute of Archaeology lecture series. She will present "Non-residential Architecture and the Sacred Landscape of Pisanay, Peru" in Milwaukee on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


notable faculty appointments

 The Chancellor's Office and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs are pleased to announce that Pilar Melero and John McGuigan, associate professors of languages and literatures, have been named Administrative Fellows for 2012-13. The Administrative Fellows program provides interested faculty members with opportunities to broaden their understanding of and experience in higher education administration. The program also strives to diversify administrative leadership on campus. Melero will lead a work group to develop learning outcomes and an assessment rubric related to diversity learning for undergraduate students. McGuigan will organize work related to campus strategic planning goals. "We are pleased to have them both on board, and I look forward to their leadership on these important projects," said Provost Beverly Kopper.

Rex Hanger, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Geology, has been appointed interim director of the Honors Program for 2012-13. The Honors Program offers a stimulating educational pathway for students who seek additional challenge and intellectual rigor in their UW-Whitewater studies. Hanger has extensive experience working with students in undergraduate research, academic advising and in his recent role as department chair. More information about the Honors Program is available at http://www.uww.edu/honors/.


UW-Whitewater is conducting an internal search for a new Director of Academic Assessment. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Current UW-Whitewater employees with a Ph.D or terminal degree, potential for excellence as an academic leader, experience with academic assessment, and familiarity with our campus LEAP initiative are encouraged to apply. For more details, please see http://www.uww.edu/acadaff/.  



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