UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of November 5

November 05, 2012

Week of November 5, 2012


Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Any student living in a university residence hall votes in the Hamilton Room at the University Center. For off-campus students, check the following links to confirm your voting location. Voting ward map >>   Voting location by address >>

Polling hours are from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Students who are already registered may proceed directly to the voting table. Students who have not yet registered must begin at the registration table.  Visit Warhawks Vote for registration information.


Each year, UW-Whitewater celebrates its military veterans and service members with a week of events. This year's festivities take place through Nov. 12, and include gallery displays, competitions, tributes, panels, card signings and more.



Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campuswide listening session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in University Center room 261.

In his recent video blog, Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with Provost Beverly Kopper and Director of the Center for Global Education Candace Chenoweth about their recent trip to China. See video below.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Nov. 7, 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.


Nov. 5 - 9 is National Nontraditional Student Week. UW-Whitewater will be celebrating with a variety of activities for the more than 800 nontraditional students seeking their first undergraduate degrees on our campus.

Event schedule >>


Wayne Youngquist, senior lecturer in sociology, and Susan Johnson, chair of the Political Science Department, were interviewed in the Janesville Gazette for a story on how life would change for Congressman Paul Ryan if he is elected vice-president. Read more >>

Richard Haven, professor emeritus of communication, appeared on NBC 15 in Madison to talk about Wisconsin's swing state role in the presidential election. View video below.

WMTV - NBC15 Madison, Wisconsin:

Learn new skills with icit training

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

Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Windows 7
Thursday, Nov. 15 - Intro to Web conferencing with WebE

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 Andrew Hoeft, senior entrepreneurship major, who won the Disrupter of the Year award at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization national conference in Chicago Nov. 1 -3. The award honors a student entrepreneur whose business idea can change an industry. Learn more about his Date Check Pro business here. 

Kudos to Tracey Scherr, associate professor of psychology, and Robin Fox, associate professor and department chair of curriculum and instruction, who were recently awarded a $9,552 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction State Personnel Development grant.  The project is titled "Practicing What We Teach: Pre-Service School Psychologists and Teachers Working Together," and will allow faculty members in the UW-Whitewater School Psychology Program and the Special Education and General Education training programs to serve as substitute teachers on a rotating basis at an elementary school in the Whitewater Unified School District.

Kudos to Kris Curran and Brett Woods, associate professors of biological sciences; and students Latoya Allen, Pearl Frye-Joplin and Darrian Slater, who won $7,450 through the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation [WiscAMP] Advanced Opportunities Small Grant program.


The campus community is invited to UW-Whitewater Science Discovery Day on Friday, Nov. 9, from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Upham Hall. Discover the sciences by taking part in hands-on activities like performing organic synthesis, modeling transgenesis, walking through a 3D chemical lab in the Second Life computer program, and becoming part of the Discovery Day locational map.  Experience demonstrations on state-of-the-art equipment, such as a unique plasma reactor developed by our very own Physics Department, and the atomic force microscope.  See the high-tech research being completed at our campus by our undergraduate research students and faculty.

At 8 p.m., a lecture titled "How old is the Earth and how do we know it?" by Rex Hanger, associate professor of geography and geology, will be given.

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.



Recognized as one of the most vocal, passionate and effective civil rights leaders in America, Joan M. Garry continues the fall 2012 Contemporary Issues Lecture Series with her presentation "Media and its Impact on Changing Hearts and Minds." The presentation will be in the Young Auditorium at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.



The Fairhaven Lecture Series continues Monday, Nov. 12, with "Explaining the 2012 Presidential Election and Looking Ahead to the Next Four Years" by UW-Whitewater faculty panel. 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.

College of Education and Professional Studies Major/Minor Fair

Did you know that the College of Education and Professional Studies has more than 50 majors and minors?

Check us out and speak with program specialists for answers to your questions on Monday, Nov. 5, from 2 - 5 p.m. in University Center room 275B. Free popcorn will be served.

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. 


Hawk Squad recruitment is now open

The Hawk Squad is the "student face" of the First Year Experience and Learning Communities office to new Warhawks and their families, and serves as the host team for Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration), Warhawk Send-Offs, Warhawk Welcome, Family Fest and more.  For more information on the position, including a link to the application, visit uww.edu/fye.  

Northwestern Mutual EXPERTS TALK ABOUT IT Careers

Northwestern Mutual is bringing a panel of experts to UW-Whitewater on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall to present on information technology careers. The women who make up this panel have decades of experience and knowledge and will discuss numerous subjects, including how IT careers are faring in the current economy and job markets, current trends in technology and how women can be successful in this professional field.


The library offers a campuswide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education online that is available on campus and off campus. The Chronicle is published weekly and offers news and commentary on higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

See Andersen Library's November newsletter for details.

LEAP Workshop Series Seeks Cross-Campus Teams

All campus employees and students are invited to apply to attend the UW-Whitewater LEAP workshop series for 2013. This year's theme is collaboration.

Can you form a team that includes three or more faculty, staff, students, or other employees and represents three or more different departments, units, or offices on campus? If so, please consider applying for this workshop series to learn about the UW-Whitewater initiative on Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) and how your team can use LEAP to enhance student learning.

 All team members must be willing to participate Jan. 15 and 16 and May 22 and 23, 2013. Stipends will be paid, and seats are limited. For application instructions and more information, please visit the LEAP website. Application deadline: Dec. 3.

Spring 2013 Series Requests

 The Reservations Office of the University Center is now accepting series room requests for Spring 2013 in UC 253. Requests are due by Nov. 16. Student organizations and campus departments are encouraged to turn in their submissions as soon as possible.



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




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