UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of October 8

October 08, 2012

Week of October 8, 2012


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.



Chancellor Richard Telfer has scheduled a listening session for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. in the University Center, room 261. Light refreshments will be served. There is no set agenda. All faculty, staff and students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

In his latest video blog, Chancellor Telfer talks with Jeff Angileri, assistant director of marketing and media relations, about "Choose Whitewater," a new campaign to showcase the Whitewater area.  View video >>


Thanks to all the Warhawks and their families who came to Family Fest on Oct. 6. We've posted some photos on our Facebook page and we'll add more photos and videos throughout the week on our social media channels and website. 



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.


From sunscreen to jet planes, nanoscience is transforming the way products are made. The job potential is astronomical, from researchers to developers to marketers.

Students and faculty members will learn all about these developments Friday, Oct. 12, as the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosts the third annual Nanoscience Symposium.


Professor, cancer survivor to lead regional cancer walk

Heather Niemeier, assistant professor of psychology, will lead the Gilda's Club 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Her UW-Whitewater family, including several faculty and staff members and students, will be running and walking alongside her.



Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.



In recognition of returning adult students, UW-Whitewater will be celebrating National Nontraditional Student Week, Nov. 5-9.  Nominations are being sought to recognize adult students on our campus, highlighting their successful efforts in academic commitment while managing multiple life roles.  Please nominate a student for this recognition and submit your nomination by clicking here.

in the media

Christopher Chapp, assistant professor of political science, appeared on WFAW radio to talk about religious communication in American presidential races and the difference it makes in how people view candidates and vote on Election Day. Listen to the Oct. 2 podcast here. Chapp has also published a new book, "Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns." 



Michael O'Halleran, executive chairman and founder of Aon Benfield, the largest reinsurance brokerage and capital advisory firm in the world, will speak on campus Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall.

O'Halleran is a UW-Whitewater graduate with a degree in accounting and finance and served as the 2002 commencement speaker. His lecture, part of the Leaders' Ways and Wisdom series, will last 45 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer period. The event is open to the public. Business attire is encouraged.


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



Apply to create an art piece for the University Center

Internationally renowned artist Eric Lee will be working with students to create an art piece to hang in the Warhawk Connection Center in the UC.  Lee will not only be on campus for his reception in Roberta's Art Gallery, Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m., but he will also facilitate a creativity workshop and work with students at his studio in Illinois to create the new art piece.  All students are welcome to apply to contribute to this unique experience.  More information and applications can be found at uc.uww.edu/fiskum.  Applications are due to jonesr@uww.edu by Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Keith Wartzenluft, senior business education major, who won the 2012 Wisconsin Business Education Association Scholarship. Alumna April Mickelson '82, a teacher at Waukesha High School and instructor at Madison College, won the K-12 Outstanding Educator Award. 

Kudos to Susan Chandler, lecturer in music, who will be attending the 7th Annual Jiangsu International Forum in Nanjing, China, Oct. 29-Nov. 7. Chandler will join a team of 10 educators representing public schools and universities from Illinois and Wisconsin. They will have opportunities to develop international partnerships, participate in rigorous debate surrounding best practices in delivering English and Chinese in a second language environment and visit primary and secondary schools within the Jiangsu Province.

Kudos to David Cartwright, professor of philosophy and religious studies. Cambridge University Press has recently published three of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's books as "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and Other Writings," a translation by Cartwright and Edward E. Erdmann, emeritus, languages and literatures. The book appears as volume 4 in the series "The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer."

Kudos to Eric Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences, who was recently awarded a $7,355 WiSys Technology Foundation Prototype Development Fund grant. The purpose of the project is to assess the ability of visible light-activated TiO2 nanoparticles to self-clean common commercially applicable surfaces over a period of time and reduce bacterial counts.


The Fairhaven Lecture Series continues Monday, Oct. 8, with "Money Talks: Citizens United and its Impact on U.S. Elections" by Jolly Emrey, associate 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.


On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Wisconsin School Music Association State Marching Band Championships come to Perkins Stadium.  Thirty-one high school marching bands will compete.  Additionally, the Warhawk Marching Band will perform twice during the event.  The first band takes the field at noon and the final performance is at 10 p.m.  More than 12,000 people are expected to attend.

Tickets are only available on the day of the event at the Perkins Stadium box office beginning at 11 a.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults; $6 for children ages 6 - 17, senior citizens and undergraduate college students with valid ID; and free for children 5 and under.

uw system chemistry event

Faculty and staff members from across the University of Wisconsin System are headed to UW-Whitewater for the 39th annual UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting on Oct. 12-13.

This year's theme is "Green Chemistry in Education and Beyond."  Read more >>


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