UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of November 12

    November 12, 2012

    Week of November 12, 2012


    WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAMS HOST NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

    The men's and women's teams both won national championships last season, and they'll face tough competition at a home tournament Nov. 16 and 17 at Kachel Fieldhouse. View tournament schedule >>

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    FROM THE CHANCELLOR

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

     


    PROVOST'S OFFICE HOURS

    Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

     


    THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

    Feeding Whitewater will be hosting its first annual meal distribution event from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Whitewater. At the event, donated food items will be distributed to families in need.

    Food donations will be accepted through Nov. 19 and money donations through Thanksgiving.  Those who are interested in donating can email Feeding Whitewater to arrange a donation time.  Everyone who donates will be entered to win raffle prizes from Toppers, Starbucks, Anytime Fitness Whitewater, Subway and many more.

    Feeding Whitewater was founded by three UW-Whitewater students, Kory Heck, Jason Allman and Amber Hinneberge. To learn more about the organization, or to donate online, visit their website at www.FeedingWhitewater.com. To volunteer for the event, contact Heck at 262-470-3626 or info@feedingwhitewater.com.


    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:

    Monday, Nov. 19 - Calendars and People; and Acrobat: An Introduction

    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 Katie Thompson, president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and senior gymnast, and Nick Bee, senior men's track and field athlete, who attended the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership forum in Dallas in November.

    Kudos to Richelle Kastenson, a senior education major who has almost completed her reign as Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs. Read more >>

    Kudos to Kat Shanahan, University Center promotions coordinator, who received the Gary E. Bartlett New Professional Leadership Award at the Association of College Unions International Region 8 and 9 Conference Nov. 2-4 in Madison. Kaitlynn Parrott, University Center graphic artist, won second place in the graphics competition.

    Kudos to students in Current Topics in Health and Wellness classes who raised $1,000 for The Girl Effect organization, which aims to end the cycle of poverty. The classes, taught by Ann Garvin, professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, raised the money through bake sales.


    OBSERVATORY LECTURES

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

    The next event is Friday, Nov. 16, titled "How old are the sun and stars and how do we know it?" by Paul M. Rybski, associate professor of physics.

    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.

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    FAIRHAVEN LECTURES

    The Fairhaven Lecture Series concludes Monday, Nov. 19, with "Polls, Pols and Polarization: Wisconsin and the Nation, 2012" by Wayne Youngquist, senior lecturer of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice. 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.


    Student wins national entrepreneurship AWARD

    Andrew Hoeft, a senior entrepreneurship major, has won the first-ever Disruptive Student Innovator of the Year award, given by the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO).  Read more >>

     


    GIS CENTER ASSISTS HAITI RELIEF ORGANIZATION

    The Yonn Ede Lott Association, based in Williams Bay, is working to help the people of La Montagne, Haiti, help themselves out of poverty.

    On Friday, Nov. 16, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall, members will talk about their efforts. In the last six years, they've worked on more than 40 projects in public health, agronomy, education, business and finance. Director Oreus Pierre and co-founder Judy Haselhoef will describe their unique model and its effectiveness in helping to develop leadership for improving economic conditions in rural Haiti. They will be featuring the mapping tool created for them by the UW-Whitewater GIS Center


    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 Plan-It Purple, Warhawk Send-Offs, Club U-Dub-Dub, Family Fest and more.  For more information on the position, including a link to the application, visit uww.edu/fye.  


    WORKSHOP ON NATIVE AMERICAN ASSIMILATION AND BOARDING SCHOOLS

    The Native American Cultural Awareness Association, Native American Student Services, and Social Work Student Organization present an interactive workshop Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in Hyer Hall, room 211. This exercise, which will include a video, will help students briefly experience what it could have been like for Native American children on a reservation taken to boarding schools. At the end, presenters will share how hope is alive on reservations and what college students can do to support Native Americans.


    superhero-themed open house

    University Health and Counseling Services is hosting a superhero-themed open house party for students, faculty and staff members on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 3 - 6 p.m. at Ambrose Health Center. Get a behind-the-scenes look at UHCS and learn how to be a hero for your health. Some of the evening's activities include free massages, yoga, refreshments, prizes and great ideas about ways you can be healthier.


    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.

     


    PURPLE FRIDAYS

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

     

     


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