UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of December 10

December 10, 2012

Week of December 10, 2012


Proud students will march across the stage in a commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15, as 760 graduates receive degrees from UW-Whitewater.

Friends, family members and university leaders will gather for the event, which begins at 10 a.m. in the Kachel Fieldhouse.  It will be streamed live on video by NMTV Sports, which streams video coverage of Warhawk athletic events.



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.


Chancellor Richard Telfer'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:

Cisco VoIP Phone Overview  -  Monday, Dec. 17, from 10:30 a.m. - noon

iCIT is offering VoIP training workshops intended to provide an overview of the features of the Cisco VoIP phones. The workshops will also cover the companion software that provides additional features and offers time-saving alternatives to using a traditional phone.  

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.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area. 


David Nordstrom, associate professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, was interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio for his research on drug poisonings in the state.

Jim Larson, professor emeritus of psychology, was interviewed on WGTD radio's "Education Matters" on his Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, "How MPS Can Boost Graduation Rate."

campus kudos

Kudos to Brandi Niemeier, assistant professor of health, physical education, recreation, and coaching, who was recently awarded a $10,000 Wisconsin CHANGE Project grant. The purpose of this project is to identify strengths and areas of improvement related to nutrition and physical activity in the Whitewater community.


The campus community is invited to celebrate "Computer Science Education Week." A short program will be held in McGraw 117 on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 1-2 p.m. Refreshments will be available.


The UW-Whitewater Bookstore book buyback is Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.,  Dec. 17-19 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sell back your books and receive a scratch-off for savings at the bookstore.

Test Anxiety workshop

Did you know that nearly 15 percent of UW-Whitewater students have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and that many more are suffering from symptoms of anxiety?

University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) is pleased to offer a "Dealing with Test Anxiety" workshop that will help students learn strategies to decrease anxiety and improve test-taking confidence. If you know someone who is stressed about tests, please encourage him or her to check out this free hour-long workshop led by UHCS Counselor Gwen Hering. This workshop is open to all students and will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Ambrose Health Center.

If you are a professor who is interested in offering class credit to students who attend, there will be a sign-up sheet at the event. After the event you will be emailed a list of your students who attended the workshop.

If you have any questions, or desire accommodations, please call 262-472-1305.


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


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