UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 24

September 24, 2012

Week of September 24, 2012


In his latest blog entry, Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with our Warhawk Paralympians about their experiences in London, and about the upcoming wheelchair basketball season.

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Professor and author John Hildebrand is this year's recipient of the UW-Whitewater Chancellor's Regional Literary Award.

Hildebrand, a professor of English at UW-Eau Claire, will be honored for his outstanding nonfiction works, "Mapping the Farm: The Chronicles of a Family" and "Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon."

A public event, which will feature a reading and book signing, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in Summers Auditorium in the James R. Connor University Center.



Student leaders who traveled to Mississippi in 1964 risked their lives by helping African Americans exercise their civil rights. These courageous people will reunite at UW-Whitewater this week to tell their stories during the Campus Diversity Forum.



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.

Hawk Career Fair

Students  are invited to develop their networking skills and practice making a standout first impression at the annual Hawk Career Fair. Regional companies and professional recruiters will be on campus for the event, which will take place from noon - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Williams Center, Gym 1. The fair is open to all UW-Whitewater students, especially those interested in learning about internship opportunities and potential careers.

Filmmaker Josh Fox explores the risks of fracking in "Gasland" lecture

Explosive tap water isn't often associated with New York. However, it is a problem some New Yorkers face today because of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Josh Fox, founder and artistic director of the International WOW Company, starts off the fall 2012 Contemporary Issues Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Young Auditorium, with his presentation "Gasland." The lecture series, presented by the College of Letters and Sciences at UW-Whitewater, is in its eighth year



Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


Warhawk Social Media Group

Everyone is welcome to attend the next Warhawk Social Media Group meeting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the University Center Commons. We'll be talking about the upcoming Campus Diversity Forum, as well as campuswide social media campaigns for Family Day and Homecoming.


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.


Do you bleed purple? Remember to show your Warhawk pride every Friday by wearing purple or your favorite Warhawk gear.




The Fairhaven Lecture Series continues Monday, Sept. 24, with "Appeals to the Middle: Social Class Rhetoric in Congressional Campaigns" by Christopher Chapp, assistant professor of political science. 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.


The PDF version of the UW-Whitewater Offices and Departments Directory has been recently updated.

Click here for the latest file. To submit changes, email bastienk@uww.edu.

The file will be updated as needed throughout the year, and can be found on the University News page.


Registration is open for the Nanoscience Symposium, to be held on Friday, Oct. 12. The deadline is Friday, October 5. We'll be posting additional information in the coming weeks.




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