UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 4

February 04, 2013

Week of February 4, 2013

music ensemble to perform at carnegie hall

Fifty-four students who make up the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at UW-Whitewater will perform at Carnegie Hall later this month as part of the New York Wind Band Festival.

Before leaving, they will hold a preview concert Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Young Auditorium.


Winter photos

Apply to become student commencement speaker

Graduating in May? Make an impression on your fellow graduates.  Apply to be the student speaker at the undergraduate spring commencement ceremony.

Visit Career and Leadership Development in the University Center for an application.

elements for success event

The Whitewater Incubation Program is hosting its next Elements for Success series event at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Guest speaker Robert Boostrom, assistant professor of marketing, will present "Understanding the Consumer Decision-Making Process."

Boostrom will talk about how consumers choose what they buy. Understanding this process allows entrepreneurs and business owners to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their marketing efforts. Boostrom has over a decade in the industry working for companies such as Sprint Telecommunications and Crate and Barrel.

The event is free and open to the public. A networking session will follow the presentation. Elements for Success is sponsored by the UW-Whitewater Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

FROM THE Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer has scheduled a listening session Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. in University Center room 261. Light refreshments will be served. There is no agenda. Everyone is invited to attend.


Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable this week for her regularly scheduled office hours.  Her next scheduled office hours will be on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Commons area in the University Center.


Kudos to students John Jensen, Cassie Steiner, Jordan Holthaus, John Hoey, Cody Schmittinger and Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity for winning MTV's Slavery Footprint campus challenge to help end modern day slavery by informing people how some consumer items are made.

Kudos to Eric Appleton, assistant professor of theater, whose play, "The Return of the Living," was selected to be performed at Source Festival, which runs June 7-30, in Washington, D.C.

Kudos to David L. Nordstrom, associate professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who will present "Obstacles and Pathways to Conducting Research for Health in Eastern Europe" in which he will share his impressions of the current state of scientific publication and of the major causes of disease in that region. The event is Thursday, Feb. 14, at UW-Madison's Ingraham Hall.

Eric Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences; Tulay Atesin, lecturer in chemistry; and their undergraduate research students Kara Kamps, Rachael Leek, Lanette Luebke, Race Price, Megan Nelson, Stephanie Simonet, and David Eggert, who published an article in the peer-reviewed journal Integrative Biology.  The article is titled "Surface modification of the TiO2 nanoparticle surface enables fluorescence monitoring of aggregation and enhanced photoreactivity."

Refior Peace Prize

Applications are now open for the $1,000 Refior Peace Prize, awarded for the best student essay or research on working for peace. Possible topics might include international and collaborative projects in human rights, questions of ecology and resources in relation to peace, issues of political theory and peace, religion and peace, gender and sexuality and peace, or peace-based utopias. Multidisciplinary or disciplinary approaches are welcome.

You must be a UW-Whitewater student in good standing. Essays will be judged on originality, thoughtfulness, depth of knowledge and engagement with subject.  They must be 2,000 words or more, double-spaced. Your name should only appear on a separate title page, and the paper's title should be repeated at the top of the essay's first page. Attach the essay, before March 1, to an email addressed to reinhard@uww.edu. You will receive confirmation of its reception.

Slimdown challenge for faculty and staff

Working for Whitewater's Wellness (W3) presents the Fort Healthcare Slimdown Challenge. Form a team of four to six UW-Whitewater employees, friends or family members and compete for prizes and good health. Teams and individuals dropping 10 percent of their current weight are eligible to win Visa gift cards valued at up to $750. If you don't need to lose that much weight to be healthy, still participate and have a chance to win $75 in gift cards for active participants as we all work toward achieving our vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin.

You must create an online Cerner Health account, join or create your team, and participate in a private weigh-in before the start of the competition on Monday, Feb. 18.  These weigh-ins will be in convenient locations throughout Whitewater. Weigh-ins start Feb. 6.

Visit forthealthcare.com/slimdown2013 for more information.

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, Feb. 13 - Events Calendar: An Introduction (new)
- Friday, Feb. 15 - Word 2010: Mail Merge
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 Feb. 11 - "The Health Benefits of Vacuum Tumbling Foods" by John Ejnik, assistant professor of chemistry.

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.


How the World Works: Journalist Andrew Leonard kicks off spring lecture series

The fascinating and often hidden connections that make the world work will be revealed as the spring Contemporary Issues Lecture Series gets under way at UW-Whitewater.

On Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Young Auditorium, Andrew Leonard will present "How the World Works: The Interconnections between Globalization, Energy Policy, Economics, The Environment, and Politics...and Everything Else in Between." The event is free and open to the public.


"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.

In the media

Student entreprenur Andrew Hoeft wrote an article for Forbes titled "Don't Pitch Your Company, Share Your Story."

In an EdTech Magazine article, Tom Jordan, network operations manager, shared how UW-Whitewater lowered temperatures and power expenses with smart technology planning.

safe zone training

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold two Safe Zone trainings this February:
Monday, Feb. 11, from 10 - 11 a.m. in University Center room 268
Friday, Feb. 15, from noon - 1 p.m. in University Center room 264

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.

Campus offices and departments may schedule a Safe Zone training specifically for their faculty and staff members. For more information, contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 472-7169.

Electronic Gizmos in Andersen Library

For a number of years, Andersen Library has circulated laptops, MacBooks and digital projectors to students.

But our list of electronic gadgets doesn't stop there. The Library offers a variety of equipment to help students, faculty and staff members work smarter and more efficiently. Check out our array of webcams, digital point and shoot cameras, various types of camcorders, microphones, digital audio recorders, iPads and more. See the library's February Newsletter for details.


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


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