UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of January 21

January 21, 2013

Week of January 21, 2013

ceramics EXHIBIT

From Jan. 24 - Feb. 20, the work of UW-Whitewater ceramics professor Charlie Olson will be on display in an exhibition of pieces dating back to his high school days.

Olson, who retired in 2012, has invited nearly 30 of his former students to submit their work to stand alongside his own.


martin luther king jr. commemorative event

At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the University Center Hamilton Room, Rodney Slater, the former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will give the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event. Slater is a noted professional in the business community who has participated in civil rights struggles of the past four decades. 

A reception will take place in University Center room 259 following Slater's speech.

Artwork Reception

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., there will be a reception for a new piece of permanent artwork recently installed in the Warhawk Connection Center. The piece was a collaboration among 11 students and internationally renowned artist Eric Lee. Light refreshments will be available.


The campus community is invited to visit with Provost Beverly Kopper during her office hours on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


Kudos to members of Marketing and Media Relations who received Collegiate Advertising Awards for their design work. Landin Fleres, graphic designer, earned gold for her design of the Founders Day materials. Jason Jasinski, graphic designer, earned silver for his Laurentide Hall commemorative pieces. Joy Yang, art director, earned silver for the Campus Diversity Forum posters. The Collegiate Advertising Awards is an elite program designed to recognize the most talented educational marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion.

Classified Staff Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Classified Staff Excellence Awards.  All permanent full-time and part-time UW-Whitewater classified staff are eligible.

Please go to http://www.uww.edu/csac/excellence-awards to view the nomination instructions and download the nomination form.

Questions regarding nominations may be addressed to Eunice Lehner or Adelaide Atkielski.

2013 Student Affairs Colloquium

Kristen Renn is a professor in the Michigan State University Higher, Adult and Life-Long Education Program. Her research and publications have focused on identity development and intersectionality in higher education; mixed-race college students; postsecondary race/ethnicity data policy; women in higher education in the U.S. and global contexts; new professionals in student affairs; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in higher education. Her teaching and research have been recognized with numerous awards. Her international study of women's colleges was supported by a grant from the Spencer Foundation. For additional information on Dr. Renn, please visit: https://www.msu.edu/~renn/
We are pleased to offer a morning workshop and afternoon lecture on Thursday, Jan. 24.

  •    8:30 - 10:30 a.m.: "Intersectionality and College Student Identities" in University Center room 275
  •    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.:  "Women's Higher Education in International Perspective" in University Center room 259

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Please contact Brent Bilodeau for further information at 262-472-1051 or bilodeab@uww.edu

icit training for faculty and staff

iCIT is introducing several new workshops which are available to all faculty and staff members. Workshop offerings for next week include:
- Monday, Jan. 28 - Microsoft Power User Tips & Tricks (NEW)
-Wednesday, Jan. 30 - VoIP Phone Overview
Workshops last approximately 90 minutes and are held in the iCIT Training Center, McGraw Hall, room 112. View these and other workshops by visiting http://signup.uww.edu.


Food fills our bellies, brings families and cultures together and is the center of many traditions which remind us of our shared past.  Food also is a source of power and struggle.

"Food for Thought," the theme of the spring Fairhaven Lecture Series, will examine whether we eat simply for sustenance or whether there is more to think about this everyday activity. 

The next lecture is Monday, Jan. 28 - "Food in Literature: Memory and Social Connection" by Mary Pinkerton, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences.

All of the lectures will begin at 3 p.m. on Mondays in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater.


IT Surplus sale

As part of the TREE Green IT Program, ICIT is holding a sale of surplus computing equipment for the campus. Some of the items being sold include monitors, keyboards, peripherals, accessories, AV electronics and more. Visit this website for more information: http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/comp_surplus.html

The sale is Friday, Jan. 25, in Andersen Library room 1213 (TDC offices) from 9 a.m. - noon.

"Beijing Calling" in Roberta's Art GaLLERY

From Jan. 28 - Feb. 15, Roberta's Art Gallery will host "Beijing Calling," an exhibit showcasing the work of artists from Beijing Normal University. The pieces displayed will be two-dimensional art works that communicate Beijing's culture and history. The exhibit is a collaborative effort of Roberta's Art Gallery, the Department of Art and Design and the College of Arts and Communication. A reception will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 from noon - 1 p.m. with light refreshments available.

Journals at Andersen Library

Andersen Library provides access to thousands of journals, newspapers, and magazines. But how do you find them? The Journal Holdings List will give you a comprehensive picture of the library's holdings for journals, newspapers and magazines.  It itemizes full-text holdings for print, microform and online titles and links directly to the online sources. See Andersen Library's January newsletter for details: http://library.uww.edu/Documents/library/news/Jan2013.pdf

influenza information

University Health and Counseling Services has provided information to help you avoid the flu, and on what to do if you think you've come down with it.



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


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