UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of November 26

November 26, 2012

Week of November 26, 2012

Holiday Gala

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.  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.  

Author Brooke Hauser to speak on campus

Author Brooke Hauser will conclude UW-Whitewater's fall 2012 Contemporary Issues Lecture Series Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Young Auditorium with "The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens."



The Warhawks finished second in the nation in regular season attendance for Division III football, drawing 37,760 fans to Perkins Stadium this year.


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:

Tuesday, Dec. 4 - Word 2010: Using Mail Merge
Friday, Dec. 7 - Calendars and People   

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.

book drive

Kappa Delta Pi, the campus international honor society in education, is holding a book drive this week. Look for donation boxes in Winther Hall and in the University Center near the Hamilton Room. Any books, inlcuding music books, textbooks, children's books, chapter books, cookbooks and manuals will be accepted.

Kappa Delta Pi is teaming up with World Wide Books to distribute the items to less fortunate areas around the world.  

Email us at kdp@uww.edu with any other questions.


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.



Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

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.

De-stress and be present

An interactive stress reduction workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6 - 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Ambrose Health Center. Attendees will unwind, soothe and reenergize both body and mind. Experience a combination of breathing exercises, yoga and mindfulness techniques at this event led by Sharon Mueller, LPC, NCC.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, or have any questions, please contact Karen at 262-472-1305.


Final exams stressing you out? Looking for a fun way to celebrate the end of the semester? Stop by our photo booth Dec. 10 - 11 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the University Center concourse and show us your best finals face. Bring a friend, bring a colleague, bring some creativity.

We'll post the photos on the UW-Whitewater Facebook page so you can see and share your goofy grins.


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.


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


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