UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 25

February 25, 2013

Week of February 25, 2013

international week

The annual International Dinner is Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room, featuring a dozen dishes with influences coming from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

The Center for Global Education will also be hosting other events during International Education Week, including the International Trivia night on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Jitters and Global Experiences Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the University Center.


FROM THE Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer has scheduled a listening session Tuesday, Mar. 12, 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 Richard Telfer talks with Craig Schreiner, university photographer, about his favorite experiences on campus so far, and what he looks for when taking pictures.


The campus community is invited to visit with Provost Beverly Kopper during her office hours on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


Kudos to Savannah Ernzen, a senior business major, who was invited to join the Wisconsin contingent for Great Lakes Days in Washington, D.C., March 5-7.  Ernzen will participate in meetings with Congress members and their staffers, attend an evening reception at the Canadian Embassy, and attend a congressional breakfast on Capitol Hill.

Kudos to Lt. Faye Schouten of Police Services, who was appointed president of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Kudos to Eric Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences; Tulay Atesin, lecturer in chemistry; and Alisa Hass, science outresearch coordinator; who were awarded a $7,300 National Science Foundation Portals of Discovery Grant for a nanotechnology research immersion experience.

Christine Clements elected to global accreditation board

Christine Clements, dean of the College of Business and Economics, is among seven new members elected to the board of directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the respected accreditation organization.


Expo to explore careers in retail

Students of all majors are invited to the Careers in Retail Expo, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5-7:45 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room.

The event is co-sponsored by Kohl's Department Stores and UW-Whitewater Career and Leadership Development, and will include information tables by retail companies such as Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Steinhafels, American TV, Maurices and Enterprise.



SEAL is conducting a survey to collect information on what events students want to see on campus over the next few years.

This year's survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/seal2013 and runs through March 1. Students who participate in the survey will be entered to win prizes including a $50 Visa gift card.

If you have any questions regarding the survey or need accommodations, please contact Katelyn at seal@uww.edu or 262-472-1180.


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 March 4 - "Blue-Plate Special: Foodborne Illness" by Donna Vosburgh, assistant professor of occupational and environmental safety and health.

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.


in the media

UW-Whitewater was featured in USA Today in a story about family business and entrepreneurship.

Digital Journal ran a story about the newest AACSB board members, including Christine Clements, dean of the College of Business and Economics.

Food and Science event

Chemistry Club is hosting "A Date with Science: Dinner and Dessert Chemistry," an interactive webinar with the American Chemical Society on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:45 p.m. in Upham Hall room 145. Guy Crosby of America's Test Kitchen will be leading this event to teach the chemical reactions that release robust flavors, how to boost the flavor in food though minor alterations in preparation, and much more. It's a potluck so bring something to share or pay $2 at the door and help yourself. There will be raffle prizes and many treats available.

"A Yellowstone Experience" in Roberta's Art Gallery

Through March 13, Roberta's Art Gallery will host "A Yellowstone Experience: Fire, Ice and Buffalo Chips," a multimedia exhibit featuring photos by students, educational posters by faculty coordinator George Clokey, fossils, animal skulls, trip equipment and other artifacts. Additionally, gallery staff will be available to facilitate making casts of wild animal tracks and measuring rock density. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 3:30-5 p.m. with light refreshments available.

Crossman gallery to feature two new exhibits

Crossman Gallery is opening two new exhibits this week.  The first is "New Generations" and is an international graphic design competition first organized in South Korea and now traveling to our campus. It includes work from UW-Whitewater students and Dan Kim, associate professor of art.

The second show is "Prints on Prince."  It involves fine arts printmaking and features work from faculty and staff members, artists from the U.S. and artists from Oaxaca and Vera Cruz, Mexico. The exhibits run side-by-side in the gallery through March 22, with the opening reception on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 5-7 p.m.


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

In an effort to increase awareness of eating disorders and body image issues, while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment resources, University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) will be hosting the following events during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 25 - March 1:

  • On Monday, Feb. 25, a screening of "Missrepresentation" will be shown in Summers' Auditorium at 7 p.m.  The film exposes some of the ways that mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Refreshments will be provided before the movie.
  • On Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 1 - 3 p.m., UHCS will host a live Twitter chat with psychologist Jill Mallin.  Questions and comments about body image or eating disorders can be tweeted to @UHCSUWW using #uwwNEDAW.
  • On Wednesday, Feb. 25, registered dietitian Karen Woodland will be presenting "Trends in Nutrition: Buy It or Not?" in the University Center, room 259B at 7 p.m.

Safe zone training

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold a Safe Zone training this March. 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-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 should respond to the March Doodle poll at http://www.doodle.com/4sk6m8qi8f54cd3d. When enough people have chosen a time in the poll, a training will be scheduled. Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training session.

For more information, contact  Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 472-7169.

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, March 4 - Effective Presentations with PowerPoint
- Friday, March 8 - Cisco VOIP Phone and Features Training
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.

Call for Poster Proposals

Are you becoming a rubric guru? Being academically transformed? LEAPing your way to assessment stardom? Join us on Thursday, April 18, for an afternoon of sharing and celebration of all things related to assessment. Work on any aspect of assessment is welcome including strategies, tools, processes, lessons learned, results, or descriptions of how assessment data have been used to impact learning and performance. Proposal submission deadline is Monday, March 18, at 5 p.m.

Go to Assessment Day 2013 for information and to submit a proposal. Questions? Contact Joan Littlefield Cook, director of academic assessment, cookj@uww.edu.


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


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