UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 17

September 17, 2012

Week of September 17, 2012


Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campuswide listening session 11 a.m. - noon Monday, Sept. 24, in University Center room 261.

Be sure to watch the latest blog entry as Chancellor Telfer talks with Tom Rios, vice chancellor of student affairs, about Constitution Day.


Students at UW-Whitewater are conducting research on everything from social media to soil cultivation. On Thursday, Sept. 20, they will present their findings at fall Undergraduate Research Day.

More than 40 students from all four colleges will be participating in the event, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room.



For the fourth consecutive year, UW-Whitewater has been declared a military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine.



Election Day is Nov. 6 and we've launched a new website -- Warhawks Vote -- to make sure everyone is able to register to vote. Beginning Sept. 26, volunteers will be on campus to register people early, so that you're ready to go on Election Day. Be sure to check the website often for the latest times and locations. You'll also find helpful resources on voting and elections, and can volunteer to be a voting ambassador.

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 Xiaohong Zhang, associate professor of art, who was invited to display her work at the 2012 Beijing International Art Biennale. The show features 262 artists from around the world, including 16 from the United States. Read more >>  

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and business eduation, who presented "From Space to Cyberspace: Social Media Utilization, Cyberbullying, Privacy, and Overload" at the 100YSS Public Symposium in Houston.

Kudos to Yuan Yuan, assistant professor of finance and business law, who successfully passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level 3 exam and was awarded CFA Charter. CFA is one of the top practitioner designations in finance and is globally recognized.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.



Join the Biology Department and the Science Outreach Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, for the Greenhouse Open House on the first floor of Upham Hall. Self-guided tours run from 9:30 - 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Master Gardener Volunteer Renata Bitoy will speak at 11 a.m. on vermicompost, edible weeds and native plants. 


ihub showcase

The campus community is invited to attend the Summer/Fall 2012 Innovation Hub (iHUB) Showcase on Monday, Sept. 24. Presentations by iHUB fellows, mentors and scholars will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a reception and refreshments at 5:30 p.m.  The iHUB Showcase will be held in the training room and atrium of the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Boostrom, iMentor and assistant professor of marketing
  • Renee Melton, iMentor and associate professor of art
  • Jessica Menke, iFellow and assistant professor of chemistry
  • Alvin Rentsch, assistant director of Pangea Studios.

artwork exhibit

Crossman Gallery will host a guest presentation and discussion by Mark Rogovin and Melanie Herzog on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in room 30 in the Center of the Arts.

The presentation takes place as part of a series related to artWORK: an exhibit for our times, currently on display in the Crossman Gallery.  The exhibit includes examples of images taken by Milton Rogovin, Mark's father, during an extensive career as a photographer documenting working people along with their families.  The images reflect the challenging work undertaken by many individuals and the contrast between that work and the much more tender side of people outside of work. Edgewood College professor Melanie Herzog recently published a book about Milton Rogovin titled, "Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer."

The presentation is open to all and free of charge.


The Fairhaven Lecture Series continues today with "Back to the Future" by Richard Haven, professor emeritus of communication. Click here for full list of events.

This year's series, "Election 2012: Understanding the People's Choice," will examine a number of critical issues posed in this year's election cycle. All lectures are free to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building. Links to videos of lectures, including those from prior series, can be found at http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/fairhaven.


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