UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of October 22
October 22, 2012
Week of October 22, 2012
FROM THE CHANCELLOR
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.
CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DAY
As part of a nationwide event to recognize achievements in sustainability and identify new environmental initiatives, UW-Whitewater will celebrate Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
One of the highlights of this year's event is a community prairie seed collection. Seeds will be harvested from the UW-Whitewater nature preserve near Perkins Stadium and planted as part of a restoration project near the Indian Mounds Parkway subdivision along the western border of Whitewater.
Volunteers are encouraged to help with the prairie seed collections. Read more >>
"Picking the Next President" is the subject of a non-partisan discussion at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Hyland Hall, room 2203.
Three faculty members, David Welsch and Stuart Glosser in economics and Christopher Chapp in political science, will discuss how social and economic factors influence voting.
The event is sponsored by the Economics Society, a student organization, and is open to students in all majors, faculty and staff members and the public.
PROVOST'S OFFICE HOURS
Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable on Wednesday morning for her office hours. Her regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW
The campus community is invited to the winter sports preview in University Center room 275 on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.. A soup and sandwich buffet will be sponsored by University Dining. Join Athletic Director Paul Plinske and the coaches for a preview of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, wrestling, bowling and gymnastics.
Do you bleed purple? Remember to show your Warhawk pride every Friday by wearing purple or your favorite Warhawk gear.
Bowling, billiards, bags, trivia, and ladder golf...sounds like the perfect combination for a Warhawk Alley team competition! The event will be held November 5-9, but you have to sign up by Monday, Oct. 29. Visit http://uc.uww.edu/common/images/Posters/PentagonPentathlonPoster.pdf for more information.
Kudos to the Future Teacher Program for receiving a program achievement award from the State Council on Affirmative Action. A diversity awards ceremony will honor the winners on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the state Capitol.
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and business education, who presented "Social Media as Sources of Information and Rumor: Implications for the Aged and Individuals with Disabilities." at the Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society at Northwestern University (the John and Gwen Smart Symposium).
Kudos to students Sandy Mascari-Devitt, Rosendo Ortiz and Brittney Powrozek, and Crystal Aschenbrener, lecturer of social work, who presented at the 37th annual National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas in Nashville, Ind. The presentation focused on a service learning project, "Today and Beyond: The Enemy Swim Day School (tribal school), South Dakota State University, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Service Learning Partnership Project."
The Fairhaven Lecture Series continues Monday, Oct. 29, with Convention Speeches Compared: Acclaims and Attacks in an Evolving Genre" by Corey Davis, assistant professor 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.
CROSSMAN GALLERY EXHIBIT
Crossman Gallery's newest exhibit is "This is the End, My Friend: Artists' Visions of Post-Apocalyptic Worlds," running through Nov. 17.
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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