UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of December 3

December 03, 2012

Week of December 3, 2012

Ceramics and Jewelry Sale

The sale, held by the Department of Art and Design, features everything from decorative pots to earrings, and the price range fits all budgets.

It will be held in the Greenhill Center of the Arts atrium on Monday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. 5. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.



Graduates can now pick commencement tickets from Ticket Services in the Center of the Arts Atrium from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please remember to bring your UW-Whitewater ID.

Annual holiday sale at bookstore

The annual holiday sale at the University Bookstore goes through Saturday, Dec. 8. Receive 15 percent off electronics; 20 percent off apparel and gifts; 25 percent off trade and bargain books and movies.


In this week's video blog, Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with Network Operation Manager Tom Jordan about UW-Whitewater's efforts to combat phishing.

The chancellor's next listening session is Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in University Center room 261. The campus community is invited to attend.

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:

Thursday, Dec. 13 - Presentations with PowerPoint 2010
Friday, Dec. 14 - Windows 7

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.


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

The next event is Friday, Dec. 7: "How old is the universe, and how do we know it?" by Peter Timbie, Department of Physics at UW-Madison.

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 will not be available on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Normal office hours will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 12. 

Student health 101

Click here to read Student Health 101, the UW-Whitewater online health and wellness magazine.

  • Enter to win $1,000 for checking out the December issue. Articles include:
  • 4 Steps to Successful Finals
  • 7 Ways to Avoid Monster Spending
  • Eat Well in Hectic Times 
  • Fling or Forever? 
  • UCookbook: A Sweet Tooth Without Added Sugar 
  • FitnessU: Quick & Effective Exercise During Finals
  • And much more... .

campus kudos

Kudos to Andrew Kapp, associate professor of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, and Wayne Cole, lecturer, who participated in "Developing Authentic Safety Leadership: An Ethical Foundation" sponsored by the National Safety Council during its annual congress and expo.

Kudos to Todd Loushine, assistant professor of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, who presented the paper "Macroergonomic Approach to Safety Culture/Climate: A Healthcare Facility Case Study" in the 56th Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in Boston. Professor Alvaro Taveira presented the paper "The Prevalence of Sleep Deprivation Symptoms among Night Shift Nurses and Nurses' Aides at the University Hospital of the West Indies." Both papers were published in the proceedings of the conference.


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.

roberta's gallery

Through Thursday, 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. The reception is Thursday, Dec. 6, from noon -1:30 p.m. with light refreshments available.

Set Google Scholar Preferences to UW-Whitewater

It may sound counterintuitive that online research can yield different results depending on whether or not you are on campus. But if you're using Google Scholar, it can make a big difference. When you're on campus, Google Scholar automatically gives you full access to all of Andersen Library's online journal and database subscriptions. But when you're off campus, you'll need to set Google Scholar preferences to UW-Whitewater in order to take advantage of the full-text options. See the Library's December newsletter for details on setting up your Scholar preferences. http://library.uww.edu/Documents/library/news/Dec2012.pdf.

Revised Professional Development Fund guidelines

The campus Professional Development Fund guidelines have been updated. Questions relating to the policy can be referred to Aimee Arnold.

The guidelines can be found here:

A form to request PDP funds can be found here: 

(IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to fill in the request form, please click "Enable Editing" in the upper yellow "Protected View" header of the Microsoft Word document. Then, click on the line to fill in your text.)


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


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