UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of October 29

October 29, 2012

Week of October 29, 2012




UW-Whitewater will send six students - more than any other university - to compete in the National Elevator Pitch Competition Nov. 1 - 3 in Chicago.

The event, run by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, is the largest elevator pitch competition in the nation, offering students a unique opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges and win up to $3,500.



Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.



UW-Whitewater will hold a blood drive Nov. 6 - 8, from noon - 6 p.m. each day in Esker Hall rooms 118-120.

For an appointment, or for more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Free parking is available for community donors in Lots 4 and 23 off Prairie Street.


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



Scholarship to honor alumnus John Larimer '08

After learning of the tragic death of alumnus John Larimer, students in the UW-Whitewater chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, joined with faculty, family members and friends to create a scholarship to honor Larimer's memory.



Learn new skills with icit training

iCIT offers new training opportunities to all faculty and staff members. Some of this week's course offerings include:

Monday, Nov. 5 - Google Drive
Friday, Nov. 9 - Microsoft Excel: Pivot Tables/Charts

Sessions last approximately 90 minutes and are held in the iCIT Training Center, McGraw Hall, room 112. View a complete workshop schedule by visiting http://signup.uww.edu.

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Dan McGuire, professor of art and co-founder of Foundry Solutions, who was recently awarded a $35,471 UW System Applied Research/WiSys Technology Advancement grant. The purpose of this project is to further the development of a modified corn starch system for use in the investment casting industry, which would dramatically reduce the time required for investment casting, shorten a foundry's production time, increase productivity and reduce costs. 

Kudos to GameZombieTV for raising $1,601 for charity through a gaming event called Extra Life. Participants played video games for 24 straight hours to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.


The Whitewater Observatory Lecture Series, "The Age of Life, the Universe and Everything," sponsored by the Department of Physics, debuts this week.

The first event is Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. titled "How old is life on Earth and how do we know it?" by Daryle Waechter-Brulla, Department of Biological Sciences.

The lecture, which will take place in Upham Hall 140, is intended for the general public and for students in middle school and above. Free parking is available in unmarked or unmetered stalls in the Upham Hall parking lot. 


The Fairhaven Lecture Series continues Monday, Nov. 5, with A Daisy, a Bear and Nothing but Laughter: Television Advertising in Presidential Campaigns" by Kim Hixson, associate 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.

graduation regalia for faculty and staff

Faculty and staff members interested in purchasing or pricing custom fine quality graduation regalia are invited to stop at the University Bookstore Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to speak with a Jostens representative. Sample garments will be available. 



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