UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of October 15

October 15, 2012

Week of October 15, 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.



"Story Time with Willie" Homecoming events are already under way, with more to come including the dance, spirit rally, parade, athletic events and more!

Click here to visit the 2012 Homecoming website.



Early registration ends this week! Visit -- Warhawks Vote -- to learn how 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. Wednesday, Oct. 17, is the last day for early registration.

As you may be aware, in the past year a number of changes have been made to voting laws in Wisconsin. Click here to read about how these changes will affect how students vote.


UW-Whitewater is holding auditions for student speaker for the winter commencement ceremony. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 22, and auditions will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Click here to download an application.



Conductor Emanuele Andrizzi has been named director of orchestras at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Andrizzi, a conductor with a strong connection to the rich musical tradition of the Rome Conservatory of Music, from which he graduated, will lead both the Whitewater Symphony and Chamber orchestras in a debut concert Sunday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium.



Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable on Wednesday morning for her office hours. Her regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 31.



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

Heather Niemeier, an assistant professor of psychology and cancer survivor, will lead the regional Gilda's Club cancer run/walk, as reported in the Fond du Lac Reporter. She also appeared on WISC-TV to tell her story.

NBC 15 visited campus last week to talk with Richard Haven, professor emeritus of communication, who provided analysis during the vice presidential debates.


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 UW-Whitewater Forensics Speech Team, which took second place at two tournaments this month. Students competed near Washington, D.C., at James Madison University on Oct. 6 and George Mason University on Oct. 7. All six students won individual awards and each qualified in their events for the year-end national tournament. The students who competed were Emily Shrout, Hannah Farajpanahi, Johanna Klay, Craig Nelson, Colton Larsen and Brian Schanen.

Kudos to Shawn Shillcox, a freshman business major, who was named a finalist for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Awards. Read more >>

Kudos to the campus community for its efforts to support the Team Tom Cancer Fund. On Oct. 6 at Family Fest, through the helmet raffle, we raised $7,374 for Tom Pattison. All money was deposited at Commercial Bank. In the last week, additional donations have come in and there is currently $10,947 in the Team Tom Cancer Fund. Read more >>

Kudos to Brenda Rust O'Beirne, associate professor and chair of the Department of Counselor Education, who presented "Ways of Knowing: Helping Us to Connect" at the annual conference of the Wisconsin College Personnel Association on Oct. 12 in Wisconsin Dells. O'Beirne's program was named "Showcase Program of the Year" and she represent WCPA at the national conference of the American College Personnel Association in the spring.

Kudos to Christopher Chapp, assistant professor of political science, who won a Student Awareness Engagement Grant from Wisconsin Campus Compact to increase student political involvement for the upcoming election and into the future. Chapp's project, "Warhawks Vote," collaborates with the League of Women Voters to help students register to vote. Graduate student Hannah Chartrand provided support for this grant submission.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and business education, who presented a paper at the Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 12, titled "Changing the Face of Higher Education: [Mis]Representing Difference with Digital Image Manipulation and Avatars."


The Fairhaven Lecture Series continues Monday, Oct. 15, with "Perspectives from Germany on the U.S. Election" by Carol Scovotti, associate professor of marketing. 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.


Check out the annual Wellness Fair and learn to be your healthiest self!  On-campus and off-campus exhibitors will be presenting creative, interactive ways to take charge of your well-being.  Some of the fun things happening at the fair include:

  • chair massages
  • bone density screenings
  • blood pressure checks
  • mental health screenings

Plus, attendees have the chance to win great prizes like fitness memberships, massages and gift cards. Join us in the Hamilton Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For additional information, or if you need assistance or accommodations, please email wellness@uww.edu or call 262-472-1305.


Crossman Gallery's newest exhibit is "This is the End, My Friend: Artists' Visions of Post-Apocalyptic Worlds," running Oct. 17 - Nov. 17. The opening reception is Wednesday, Oct.17, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Over the past few years, many have pointed to the supposed end of the world revealed in the Mayan calendar that indicates an end point of Dec. 21, 2012.  This exhibit, scheduled to take place before that end, will look at both historic and contemporary artists who have illustrated The End. The exhibit will include examples from the permanent collection and special loans from artists and collectors.

An additional small exhibit will be on display in the gallery concurrent with this exhibit. Art history student Samantha Landre, working under the direction of faculty art historian Deborah Wilk, will be examining depictions of women in German works on paper from our collection.


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