UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of November 19

November 19, 2012

Week of November 19, 2012



25th annual Scholarship and Creative Achievement exhibit

Faculty and staff members at UW-Whitewater will present their creative and scholarly works at an exhibit at Crossman Gallery.

The event, Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., will feature works published in peer-reviewed journals and exhibited in competitive shows, as well as research-funded projects. A reception will be held from 3 - 4:30 p.m.  Read more >>


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


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

Holiday Gala Tickets

The Gala Holiday Concert will bring this year's holiday cheer to the Young Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Proceeds from the concert, dinner and silent auction benefit the Music Department Scholarship Fund. Last year the event raised more than $16,000, which was distributed to 14 music students.  Read more >>


The FP&M Landscaping Department needs to adjust the locations of portable bike racks in all academic areas. All bikes need to be removed from racks by 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Those persons not in compliance will have their bike locks cut and bikes removed. These bikes can be retrieved at 500 N. Fremont St. FP&M is not responsible for paying for damaged locks.  

National ceramics competition showcases UW-Whitewater alum

His contemporary teapot with tea bowls earned UW-Whitewater graduate Mike Kern a prized position in the annual undergraduate showcase of the world's largest ceramics magazine.



With three businesses as charter members, the UW-Whitewater Student Chamber of Commerce has launched operations. The chamber is a collaboration between the university's Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) and Whitewater Student Government. It will work to encourage students to start their own businesses while creating a campuswide culture where students are encouraged to take business risks. Read more >>

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:

Friday, Nov. 30 - Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets AND Excel: Pivot Tables and 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 Jimmy Peltier, professor of marketing, who was recently awarded a $2,000 Target Community Giving Program grant. The project is titled Retail Sales Management Certification and Case Competition and will provide students with opportunities to learn from companies, develop strategic and tactical knowledge through the case competition, enhance interpersonal and networking skills and secure jobs and internships.

Kudos to the Psychology 216 students enrolled in Professor David Havas' research methods class, who conducted research into the causes of morally courageous behavior. By testing different ways to encourage people to donate money to the victims of the recent Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, they raised funds to be donated to this cause while simultaneously learning about experimental psychology.


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. 30: "How old is the Milky Way and how do we know it?" by Robert Benjamin, 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.


Applications now available FOR $1,500 connor Leadership Grant

Applications for the James R. Connor Leadership Grant, which recognizes and rewards student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the development of their personal leadership skills, are now available at Career & Leadership Development's Front Desk (UC 146). One scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senor in the amount of $1,500 at the beginning of the spring 2013 semester. 

Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students for the 2012-2013 academic year, have completed 48 credits before the start of the spring 2013  semester, demonstrated leadership and campus/community involvement, and have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Due date is Friday, Nov. 30, by 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Grosso at grossom@uww.edu or 262-472-2633.

"A Book of Love" in Roberta's Art Gallery

From Nov. 20 - Dec. 6, Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting "A Book of Love," an exhibit featuring the work of Mark McPhail, dean of the College of Arts and Communication. His collection of digitally manipulated photographs draws upon the aesthetic impulses of two Asian cultures: China and Japan.


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


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