UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 10

September 10, 2012

Week of September 10, 2012

Warhawks win paralympic medals

The games were thrilling and hard-fought and showcased UW-Whitewater's wheelchair athletes to people around the world. Several Warhawks are leaving London with some impressive Paralympic hardware.



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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. Mark McPhail, dean of the College of Arts and Communication, is this week's guest. He'll be talking about the upcoming Campus Diversity Forum, which will be our next campuswide social media campaign. The group is open to everyone. Hope to see you there!

Fall Sports Preview

Please join Athletic Director Paul Plinske and the coaches of the fall sports for lunch as they preview their seasons on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in University Center room 259. A sandwich buffet will be sponsored by Chartwells.

  • Lance Leipold - football
  • Frank Barnes - women's tennis
  • Stacy Boudreau - volleyball
  • Brett Weber - women's golf
  • Jeff Miller - men's and women's cross country
  • Ryan Quamme - women's soccer
  • Tony Guinn - men's soccer


Constitution DAy

Constitution Day is Monday, Sept. 17 - a day to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. All publicly funded schools are required to hold an educational program for their students.

On our campus, a group worked to develop an activity guide that faculty and staff members can use to facilitate discussions in your classroom or with student organizations, if you so choose.  You will find some interesting campus scenarios and discussion questions in the activity guide. Click here to view.


Kudos to Jeff Herriott, associate professor of music, who was awarded a commission to create a new evening-length work from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University. Read more >>

Kudos to Ken Kohberger, director of the Young Auditorium, and Ben Strand, development director for the Young Auditorium, who were recently awarded a $7,000 UW-Extension Program Innovation Fund grant. The project is titled "Our Voices, Our Town: Nuestras Voces, Nuestro Pueblo," and its purpose is to engage the southeastern Wisconsin community through an oral history project, digital story-telling workshops, new media and game presentations, student multimedia competition, intermediary publication with study guide, and staged production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town."


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.



Faculty and staff members are often the first to recognize when students are facing academic or emotional struggles. When we reach out, students have a better chance of succeeding at UW-Whitewater both personally and academically.

Information regarding the Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team was sent to faculty and staff members last week. We ask that you please review the materials and contact the Dean of Students Office at 262-472-1533 or University Health and Counseling Services 262-472-1305 with any questions. Thank you for helping us look out for our students.


The Veterans and Service Members Organization asks the university community to take a moment on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to remember those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and on Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania.



If you would like to change your meal plan, you may do so once before Friday, Sept. 14. Please visit http://uc.uww.edu/hawkcard/change.html for more information.



Library Workshops in September

Andersen Library is sponsoring workshops in September to start your semester off right.

  • If you are awash in citations for papers or articles, "Organize Citations with EndNote" will help you format and organize citations and bibliographies.
  • Ipads are all the rage, but if you're wondering how iPads translate into higher education, join the library and the Learning Technology Center for "iPad Uses in the Classroom."

See Andersen Library's September newsletter for more information on these workshops as well as the latest Library news.


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