UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of January 28

    January 28, 2013

    Week of January 28, 2013


    Bus Service Expansion

    The Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express now offers expanded service. Two trips were added to the weekday schedule for a total of five weekday trips; three new trips were added on Saturdays; and an additional trip was added to Sundays. The service is operated by the Janesville Transit System (JTS) each weekday between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. On Saturdays, buses run from 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. On Sundays, buses run from 1 to 11 p.m. Buses do not run on certain holidays.

    For more information, call the JTS office at 608-755-3150 or check out the updated brochure at http://www.ci.janesville.wi.us/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=2211


    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.


    FROM THE PROVOST

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


    CAMPUS KUDOS

    Kudos to the Warhawk Bowling team, which recently won a national tournament. Read more >>

    Kudos to senior theater performance major Marcus Cunningham for being the first ever UW-Whitewater student to reach the finals of the Irene Ryan scholarship auditions at the American College Theatre Festival in Saginaw, Mich. His acting partner was Rasell Holt, sophomore. Tiffany Tresemer and Claire Kinder, both sophomores, received honorable mentions for their makeup designs.

    Kudos to Kari Jo Freudigmann, senior art major, who was selected as one of the the Top 10 Leaders in Action at the annual Campus Pride National Voice & Action Leadership awards event. This is the only honor of its kind focused on the work of undergraduate college students who are creating positive change for LGBT and ally issues within their campus communities, local communities and region of the country.

    Kudos to Brett Woods, assistant professor of biological sciences, who was recently awarded a $24,986 Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation grant. Anneke Lisberg, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Richard McGregory, assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and student success, will serve as co-principal investigators.  The project is titled "Biology Boot Camp" and its purpose is to prepare students for successful completion of their undergraduate degree in the biological sciences.

    Kudos to Jon Werner, professor of management, who will be collaborating with Martin Malin, professor of law and director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Sara Slinn, associate professor of law at York University, on a recently awarded National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Foundation award.  UW-Whitewater will receive $1,355 from the Illinois Institute of Technology to support Werner's work on this project, titled "An Empirical Evaluation of the Adjudication of Statutory Human Rights Claims before Labour Arbitrators and Human Rights Tribunals in Ontario."


    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 members 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.


    Blood drive

    A blood drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon - 6 p.m. at Esker Hall. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. The event is sponsored by Golden Key Honor Society.


    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:
    - Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Google Drive
    - Friday, Feb. 8 - Effective Email
    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 FOR THOUGHT: FAIRHAVEN LECTURES

    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 Feb. 4  - "Organic Farming at Standard Process" by Christine Mason, farm manager at Standard Process.

    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.

    Read more >>


    Knowledge Powers Wisconsin

    UW-Whitewater is joining all other UW campuses is sharing how our students, faculty and staff members are making a difference in our respective regions and state-wide -- from economic development to the latest innovations in entrepreneurship, technology, health care, human resources and more.

    This week, UW-Whitewater's business outreach centers are featured.

    See more at uwpowerswi.com.


    "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.


    New Director of assessment

    The Provost's Office is pleased to announce that Joan Littlefield Cook has been appointed as the new director of academic assessment, effective January 1, 2013. As director, Cook will consult with academic departments and other campus units to improve their systems for assessing student learning. She'll serve as chair of the audit and review system for academic programs and she'll direct and support a wide variety of assessment initiatives.  Prior to this appointment, Cook served as professor and chair of the Department of Psychology. Cook is a campus leader in the assessment of critical thinking, and she's also served on the Faculty Senate, Faculty Personnel Rules Committee and as chair of a Letters & Sciences committee to enhance undergraduate education for underrepresented students. 


    safe zone training

    The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold Safe Zone training this February. The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the campus community to learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender* identities and issues. All discussions will be strictly confidential and topics will be addressed in a non-threatening and non-judgmental manner. After the training, attendees have the opportunity to become part of a network of safe and welcoming spaces and people for LGBT* members of the campus community and their allies.

    Those who want to participate in Safe Zone training should respond to the February Doodle poll at http://www.doodle.com/33uez9h67aiuexxb. When enough people have chosen a time in the poll, a training will be scheduled and poll participants and the rest of campus will be contacted with the date and time of training.

    Campus offices and departments also can schedule a Safe Zone training specifically for their faculty and staff.

    For more information about Safe Zone training or to schedule an office or department training session, contact  Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 472-7169.


    meal plan changes

    Need to change your meal plan? Visit the HawkCard office or http://uc.uww.edu/hawkcard/change.html before 3 p.m. on Feb. 1.


    PURPLE FRIDAYS

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


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