UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 18

March 18, 2013

Week of March 18, 2013

bird seed donations

The FP&M Landscaping and Grounds Department is soliciting donations to provide bird seed for the bird feeding tree located adjacent to the Young Auditorium.  A donation of $10 or more will be used solely for the purchase of bird seed. All donors will receive a certificate and a bronze leaf which will be stamped with words that the donor designates and the leaf will then be placed on the tree.

Please help our avian population to prosper and provide a natural diversion to our busy lives.
Send donations to: FP&M Landscaping Department, 500 North Fremont St., Whitewater, WI  53190
Make check payable to: UW-Whitewater   Designate to: Bird Seed Fund, and also add a note stating what you would like printed on the leaf.   

FROM THE Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with Warhawk gymnasts about hosting the NCGA national championship March 22-23.


The campus community is invited to visit with Provost Beverly Kopper during her office hours on Wednesday, March 20, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


Kudos to members of UW-Whitewater DECA, who won Wisconsin chapter of the year at the state competition in Madison, March 7-9. Students Brian Turner and Brandon McFadden were elected state officers -- president and parliamentarian, respectively.

Kudos to Pat Miller and the men's basketball team, who were nominated for the 2012 Wisconsin Sports Awards, including coach and team of the year.

Kudos to Whitney Henley, sexual assault prevention and wellness coordinator, who was recently awarded a $1,400 grant from the Office on Women's Health Prevention of Violence and Trauma. The purpose of this project is to create a student-led group to increase awareness of violence and trauma that disproportionately affects women.

Kudos to Roger Yin, professor of information technology and business education, who became a certified professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems, after passing a rigorous set of eligibility requirements and a certification examination. Only 1,700 certified IT professionals worldwide have earned this certificate.

Undergraduate Research


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 April 1 - "Beer Matters" by Karl Brown, lecturer in history.

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.


Knowledge Powers Wisconsin

UW-Whitewater is joining all other UW campuses in 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, read about Launch Pad, the innovative entrepreneurship program that helps students start their own businesses.

See more at uwpowerswi.com.

campus photo contest

Roberta's Art Gallery is now accepting submissions for the annual campus photo contest. Submissions are limited to one photo per person and must be emailed to UCArt@uww.edu with a submission form by noon Friday, March 22. The winning photos in each category will be printed and displayed in Old Main Lane.

"Directions in Contemporary Clay" in Roberta's Art Gallery

Through April 4, Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting "Directions in Contemporary Clay," an exhibit featuring ceramic works by Jenni Brant, Carol Naughton and Barbara Reinhart. Many of the pieces will be available for sale. This exhibit is held in conjunction with Women's History Month/Creative Enterprise Symposium and co-sponsored with the College of Arts and Communication.

'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 encouraged 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).

rainbow celebration of excellence

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues is seeking nominations for the Rainbow Celebration of Excellence awards and graduation recognition.

Please nominate LGBT and ally students; supportive faculty/staff and entities; and exceptional research on LGBT issues and sexuality studies for the following awards using this form: http://blogs.uww.edu/lgbtforce/files/2013/03/rainbow-celebration-awards.pdf.

The Rainbow Celebration of Excellence will be held Monday, April 29, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Fern Young Terrace. Members of the campus community who would like to attend the celebration or have questions should contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 262-472-7169.

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:
- Tuesday, March 26 - PowerPoint: Creating Effective Presentations
- Wednesday, March 27 - Event Calendar: An Introduction
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.

campus award nominations

Applications and nominations for the 2012-13 Campus Awards to recognize students, organizations, faculty and staff members who have contributed to our campus community through their leadership, events and service are now available online at www.uww.edu/involve/awards.

Due date is midnight Monday, April 8. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the University Center Old Main Ballroom.

If you have any questions or are in need of accommodations, please contact Melissa Grosso at 262-472-2633 or grossom@uww.edu.

now hiring at career & leadership development

Career & Leadership Development is now hiring for the 2013-14 school year. To apply:

Interviews will be held April 11 - 12.  Training dates will be in August. Email grossom@uww.edu with any questions.

Event Requests

Is your student organization or campus department planning events for the 2013-14 school year? Submit your Single Occurrence Event Request Forms to the Reservations Office in University Center room 253 before Friday, March 22: http://uc.uww.edu/services/reservations/requests.html


If you have an announcement you'd like included in next week's listing, send your information to news@uww.edu by NOON FRIDAY.

Events are acceptable if they are relevant to a campuswide audience. Meeting notices will not be posted. Marketing and Media Relations reserves the right to edit submissions for content and length.

Please consider adding your event to the UW-Whitewater Master Calendar.

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