UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 11

March 11, 2013

Week of March 11, 2013

Undergraduate REsearch Day

The event, which runs noon - 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, in the University Center Hamilton Room, is a showcase for 120 college students who conducted research projects over the last year.


finalists named for dean of college of letters and sciences

The search and screen committee for the position of dean of the College of Letters and Sciences is pleased to announce the five finalists interviewing on campus on the following dates. All locations for the open forums are in the University Center.

David Travis - Monday, March 11, 3-4 p.m. in room 259A
Lance Grahn - Wednesday, March 13, 3-4 p.m. in room 275A
MaryAnn Janosik - Thursday, March 14, 2-3 p.m. in Summers Auditorium
Darrell Kruger - Tuesday, March 19, 2-3 p.m. in Summers Auditorium
Manuel Avalos - Wednesday, March 20, 2-3 p.m. - in room 275A

FROM THE Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer has scheduled a listening session Tuesday, March 12, at 9 a.m. in University Center room 261. Light refreshments will be served. There is no agenda. Everyone is invited to attend.


The campus community is invited to visit with Provost Beverly Kopper during her office hours on Wednesday, March 13, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


Kudos to Deanne Carloni, senior music major, who was one of three students nationwide to win the Student Exemplary Service Award from the American String Teachers Association. She was recognized for her accomplishment at the national conference in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kudos to Jennifer Sluga, counseling graduate student, who won the 2013 National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates Foundation Military Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to service members and veterans pursuing a counseling education who commit to serving military personnel, veterans and families upon graduation.

Kudos to the men's wheelchair basketball team for finishing third in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

Kudos to Erin Celello, assistant professor of languages and literatures, whose new novel, "Learning to Stay," is garnering positive reviews for its vivid and reflective account of a wife and husband dealing with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more >>


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 18 - "American Culture, 'Big Food,' and Our Health" by Michael Oldani, associate professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice.

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.


Did you know?

Each time it snows, UW-Whitewater Facilities, Planning and Management crews clear 22 miles of sidewalks, five miles of roads, and 5,100 parking spaces.

The snow removal crews take about eight hours with the full-service team to clear lots, walks and drives, but during extended weather events, the snow removal teams can be in continuous operation for up to 18 hours.

For some winter storms, crews start as early as 2:30 a.m. in a dedicated effort to provide campus access for staff, faculty, students and community members.

german study abroad information event

The Center for Global Education is pleased to welcome Margot Schneider-Maerz, director of the Hessen-Wisconsin Study Abroad Exchange Program, and her assistant, Melanie Philipp-Bimber, to campus on Monday, March 18. Please join us to discuss the opportunities available to students and faculty through this program. We will meet from 10:15 - 11 a.m. in Hyland Hall, room 1001.

Wisconsin and Hessen have a sister state relationship, which includes an exchange agreement between the UW System and 19 institutions of higher education in Hessen. Exchange students may choose to study at any of the Hessen institutions depending on their level of proficiency in the German language. For more information, visit http://www.wisconsin.hessen.de/.

dancescapes and studio tours

The Theatre/Dance Department presents DanceScapes '13. Performances are in Barnett Theatre March 17 at 2 p.m. and March 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 262-472-2222 or go to tickets.uww.edu.

Following the Sunday, March 17, peformance, there will be a celebration of the new dance studio from 3:30 - 5 p.m. There will be jazz music, hors d'oeuvres and tours of the new studio. Please RSVP by March 12 at 262-472-5943 or altermas@uww.edu.

'thank you' cards

Has a student or colleague gone above and beyond to make a difference on campus? Looking for a personal way to say 'thank you?' The campus community is encourage to send a UW-Whitewater 'thank you' card to those deserving individuals. They are available in limited quantities free of charge at Copy Services (lower level of the Bookstore).

Safe zone training

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold a Safe Zone training on Thursday, March 21, from 9 - 10 a.m. in University Center room 268.

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.

Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training specifically for their faculty and staff. 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 18 - Access: Intro to Databases
- Tuesday, March 19 - Google Drive
Workshops last approximately 90 minutes and are held in the iCIT Training Center, McGraw Hall room 112. View these workshops and others by visiting http://signup.uww.edu.

campus planner submissions

Faculty, staff and student groups are invited to submit programming and event schedules for inclusion in the campus planner, which the bookstore produces and sells.  The advertising is free and reaches approximately 2,500 students each year.

Deadline for the 2013-14 campus planner is Friday, March 22.


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


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