UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of October 1

October 01, 2012

Week of October 1, 2012


In his latest blog entry, Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with Mary Beth Mackin, dean of students, about UW-Whitewater's CARE Team, which meets weekly to assist students experiencing difficulties and to help ensure the safety of our campus.

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Family Fest is Saturday, Oct. 6. Join us for fun activities, food and the opportunity to cheer on our defending national champion Warhawk football team! All students and their families are welcome.

Visit the Family Fest website for more information: www.uww.edu/fye/family/family-fest

The College of Arts and Communication is hosting several events from 10 a.m. - noon, including tours of artWORK, the current exhibit in the Crossman Gallery, music by the Jazz Quartet, scene readings and dance performances by students in the Theatre/Dance Department, and a Forensics Speech Team presentation by students in the Communication Department.  Students will also be working in the ceramics studio in the Department of Art and Design. Light refreshments will be available. All events are free and open to all.


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.



Election Day is Nov. 6 and we've launched a new website -- Warhawks Vote -- to make sure everyone is able to register to vote. 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.

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Lopa Mukherjee, assistant professor of mathematical and computer sciences, who received a $231,313 grant from the National Science Foundation to advance computer vision technology. Read more >>

Kudos to Beverly Kopper, provost; Matt Aschenbrener, vice chancellor for enrollment and retention; and Richard McGregory, assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and student success, who won a UW System Growth Agenda for Wisconsin grant, providing $479,506 over two years for the Pathways for Success program. Read more >>

Kudos to Pilar Melero, associate professor of languages and literatures, who served as guest speaker at Marshall University's Hispanic Heritage Month in West Virginia.

Kudos to K. Praveen Parboteeah, professor of management, who has written a textbook titled "Business Ethics" that links practicality and theory. Read more >>

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, Oct. 3, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.



On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Don Khoury will be speaking from  3:45 - 5 p.m. in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall. Khoury is a political analyst who has invented a method of predicting political elections based on nonverbal behavior of the candidates.


in the media

The Society Pages published a moving article about the transformation of a UW-Whitewater classroom and overcoming discomfort with students with disabilities. Ronald Berger, professor of sociology; David Travis, associate dean of the College of Letters and Sciences; and Jon Feucht '03 are featured.

The Janesville Gazette recounted Charles Neblett's keynote address at the Campus Diversity Forum.

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read with Banned Books Week at Andersen Library.

Monday, Oct. 1 from 1 - 4 p.m. - Star in your own READ poster, see examples from faculty and staff members here - http://geturl.uww.edu/1g5

Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 1 - 4 p.m. - Willie Warhawk visits Andersen Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 1-4 p.m. - Create your own letter tile coaster

For more Andersen Library news, see our monthly newsletter at http://library.uww.edu/Documents/library/news/Oct2012.pdf


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




The current exhibit in Roberta's Art Gallery is Las Fiestas de mi Pueblo y otras Celebraciónes, also known as The Merriments of my Hometown and Other Celebrations. It features watercolor works depicting the life story of Latino artist, author and illustrator Franciscio X. Mora.



The Fairhaven Lecture Series continues Monday, Oct. 1, with "Politicians for the planet? Searching for Sustainability in the 2012 Elections" by Eric Compas, assistant professor of geography and geology . 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.

Elements for Success:  Tools you can use to ensure a successful venture

The Whitewater Incubation Program is hosting its next Elements for Success series event at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center at 5 p.m. on Oct. 4. The event will feature a discussion entitled "Entrepreneurship:  Tools you can use to ensure a successful venture."

This series, sponsored by the UW-Whitewater Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, features experts on areas of interest to local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics range from startup basics to protecting intellectual property. The events are free and open to the public. A networking session will follow the presentation.

October's featured speaker is Steve Kadamian, director of the Rockford College Family Business Center. He has 26 years of management experience in higher education administration and the corporate world and owned his own consulting business.

Student Health 101

Click here to read the current issue of Student Health 101, UW-Whitewater's online health and wellness magazine. You can enter to win $1,000 just for checking it out.

In this issue:

  • Train Your Brain: Explore the link between exercise and academics and how you can achieve better grades this year
  • Eat Right NOW: Answers to your most common nutrition questions
  • The Drinking Myth: True or false? 75% of students don't get drunk. You'll be shocked to find out what's true and false about students and alcohol
  • Jump-start your career with a meaningful internship now - find out how in "Earning Extra Credit"
  • UCookbook: Vegetarian dishes everyone will love
  • FitnessU: Building stamina and lung capacity
  • And much more...


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



Scholarship and Creative Achievement Reception

Submissions and materials for the Scholarship and Creative Achievement Reception are due Friday, Oct. 5.

The annual event recognizes faculty and staff for their scholarship and creative achievements of the previous academic year. Please encourage all departments to submit nominations.

The reception will take place Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Crossman Gallery.

Click here for more information.


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