UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 18

February 18, 2013

Week of February 18, 2013

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Apply to become student commencement speaker

Share your UW-Whitewater experience with the spring graduating class by applying to be student speaker at the undergraduate ceremony in May. Student Foundation, the student group that organizes the rose sale at graduation, is sponsoring the competition.

Applications are available at the Career & Leadership Development front desk in the University Center or at the Dean of Students Office in Hyer Hall 200.

Applications are due to the Career & Leadership Development desk by noon Wednesday, March 6.  Those selected to interview with the selection committee will present their speeches on Wednesday, March 13, between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.

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.

In his latest video blog entry, Chancellor Telfer talks with Samantha Samreth, director of the McNair Scholars Program, about winning the University of Wisconsin System Regents' Diversity Award. Read more >>


Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable Feb. 20 and 27 for her regularly scheduled office hours.  Her next scheduled office hours will be on Wednesday, March 6, in the Commons area in the University Center.


Kudos to De'Andre Jones, junior biology major, who won a $2,300 WiscAMP Grant to fund his research project titled, "Determining the effect of dye surface modification on interactions between titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles and DNA."

Kudos to Warhawk Wrestling and the Women's Basketball Team for winning WIAC conference championships.

Kudos to Jane Ferencz, associate professor of music, who was invited to participate in "Music, Song, Stage and Screen VIII: What We Do When We Do What We Do: Process and Performance in Musical Theatre." The conference is July 2-4 at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Her paper presents the work of Broadway dance-arrangers Trude Rittman and Genevieve Pitot.

UW-Whitewater survey

Faculty and staff members and some students will receive a survey this week in their email regarding perceptions of UW-Whitewater. This is a legitimate email and not spam. We hope that you will take a few minutes to complete the survey.

If you have questions, please contact Sara Kuhl at kuhls@uww.edu or 262-472-1194

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.


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. 25 - "Role of corn in indigenous Mexican cultures" by Bert Kreitlow, lecturer in histor.

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.


Cadets Take part in Virtual Training Exercise

Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers in the ROTC program at the UW-Whitewater recently trained using a realistic virtual environment program, allowing soldiers to test their tactical and leadership skills in a sophisticated way.


icit training

Refresh your technical skills or learn something new by attending the following workshops now available to faculty and staff members.  Next week's offerings include:
- Monday, Feb. 25 - Effective Presentations with PowerPoint
- Thursday, Feb. 28 - Intro to WebEx
Workshops last approximately 90 minutes and are held in iCIT Training Center, McGraw Hall room 112. View these workshops and others by visiting http://signup.uww.edu.

women in leadership reception

Mark your calendars for Monday, March 18, from 3-4:30 p.m. when the Women's Issues Committee will recognize nine Women in Leadership honorees at the annual Women's History Month Program in the Fern Young Terrace. Everyone is welcome to attend.  The honorees will be:

Michelle Bertucci, Integrated science and business major
Jan Bilgen, Career & Leadership Development
Tricia Borchardt, Department of Communication
Kelli Danielski, Learning Communities
Elizabeth Hachten, College of Letters and Sciences
Jodi Hare-Paynter, Registrar
Suzanne Knight, Social work major
Terrie Parenteau, Department of Biological Sciences
Elizabeth Watson, Center for Students with Disabilities


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


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