UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 1

April 01, 2013

Week of April 1, 2013

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Career day

The College of Letters and Sciences will be hosting its fourth annual Career Day on Monday, April 8, in University Center room 259.

Open to all students, Career Day helps students network with alumni and shows how they can leverage their liberal arts education to get a great job.

Learn more >>

FROM THE Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with Christine Clements, dean of the College of Business and Economics, about her election to the Board of Directors of AACSB, the premier accreditation agency for collegiate business schools.



Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable this week for her regularly scheduled office hours. Her regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, April 10.


Kudos to Amy Spaay, junior theater major, who won UW-Whitewater's first national titles in swimming. Read more >>

Kudos to Nick Ciesinski from iCIT and Julie Marino from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, who won the 2013 Classified Staff Excellence Awards. They will receive their awards at a classified staff recognition event on June 11.

Kudos to Athula Gunawardena, associate professor of mathematical and computer sciences, who was recently awarded a $57,100 Wisconsin Small Company Advancement Program award. The purpose of this project is to develop, refine and implement an Interactive Degree Planner, which will allow students to generate online degree plans that minimize the time to degree completion.

Kudos to Michael Oldani, associate professor of anthropology, who was recently awarded a $3,000 UW-Milwaukee Center for 21st Century Studies Fellowship.  The project is titled Deep Pharma: Anthropology as Pharmaceutical Detox, which will allow Oldani to complete two critical projects: his forthcoming book "Tales from the Script" and an introductory article for a special volume of "Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry."


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 8 - "Ramadan: The Islamic Month of Fasting" by Jalal Nawash, assistant professor of physics.

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.


"Around the Corner" Whitewater episode

On Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m., visit Young Auditorium for a free community preview of "Around the Corner" featuring Whitewater. This popular television show, hosted by John McGivern on Milwaukee Public TV, is now shown across the state. Meet McGivern and be the first to see the episode that features students, faculty and staff members from UW-Whitewater.

"Bottlemania" author elizabeth royte comes to campus

Environmental writer Elizabeth Royte concludes the spring 2013 Contemporary Issues Lecture Series at UW-Whitewater with "Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs and the Battle over America's Drinking Water." The event, Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Young Auditorium, is free and open to the public.


faculty and staff portraits

Faculty and staff members are invited to have a free professional photo taken on Monday, April 8, from 9-11 a.m. or Thursday, April 11, from noon-2 p.m. in the photography studio, Andersen Library 1216. Portraits will be taken on a first come, first served basis and participants will receive an electronic file of the photograph afterward.

Contact Katie Bastien at bastienk@uww.edu with questions.

in the media

Calling Milwaukee "a water technology mecca," Forbes posted a story titled "The Capital of Water." The story, which will appear in the April 15 print issue of Forbes, mentions UW-Whitewater's water business program.

UW-Whitewater students who spent spring break building homes in Albany, Ga., were featured in a news report on WFXL-TV.

Jolly Emrey, associate professor of political science, appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's The Joy Cardin Show to discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court election.

forensics showcase

On Thursday, April 4, at 5 p.m., the UW-Whitewater Forensics team will showcase its top events for the campus community. The team will feature six events that have qualified for the national tournament in April. UW-Whitewater recently took second place at the state tournament and has 30 entries qualified for nationals.

The free showcase event is in Esker Hall room 108. Parking is available across the street.

student health 101

April's Student Health 101 is now available >>

Enter to win $2,500 in the April drawing just by checking out these articles:

  • Power Up Your Plate - Top five foods to boost nutrition today
  • Beat the Stress Before Your Test- Learn how to conquer academic anxiety
  • Drinking Differences- Reveal the reality of your body's reactions
  • The Social Web - Pros and cons of online connections
  • UCookbook - Filling Salads
  • FitnessU - Equipment-Free Resistance Training
  • And much more...

Like us on Facebook to find out when we announce the lucky winner.

'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, April 9 - Excel: Intro to spreadsheets
- Wednesday, April 10 - Harness the power of Google Docs
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.

E-book Extravaganza

Andersen Library is test-driving three e-book products through April 15. The EBSCO, EBL and ebrary databases offer hundreds of thousands of academic ebooks that are downloadable to computers or mobile devices.

If you're interested in e-books, please give these products a try. Your feedback will help us determine which e-book database best meets the needs of our campus.

See the Andersen Library April newsletter for details.

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.

Administrative fellows opportunity

The offices of the chancellor and provost are pleased to announce the Administrative Development Program (ADP) for 2013-14 and invite interested eligible faculty to apply to become administrative fellows.  ADP program goals are to 1) provide interested faculty with opportunities to broaden their understanding of and experience in higher education administration, and 2) to diversify administrative leadership on campus. For more information, please see the announcement and application form posted at http://www.uww.edu/acadaff/.

Counselor Education professional development

The Counselor Education Department is sponsoring two half-day workshops on Friday, April 12.  An Introduction to Sex-Positive Therapeutic Approaches to Alternative Sexuality presented by Jay Blevens and Jasmine St. John and "Framing Public Schooling's Approach to Culturally Responsive Education" presented by Esmeralda Rodriguez and Jennifer Schultz will be offered in the morning and afternoon, respectively. The cost for students is $15 for one workshop or $25 for both. The cost for professionals is $40 for one workshop or $75 for both. To register, please visit: http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/camps/workshops/prodev.php

Contact Jennifer Betters-Bubon, program coordintor, for additional information or questions at bettersj@uww.edu.

Lunch and Learn

Bring your lunch and listen to Anne Drehfal's presentation "Eating Healthy and Locally on a Budget" Thursday, April 4, from noon - 12:45 p.m. in University Center room 259B. Drehfal is a farmer at Regenerative Roots, a farm near Fort Atkinson that offers community-supported agriculture. This program is free and open to the public.

international exchange program

The Center for Global Education is pleased to welcome Cynthia Forson, head of the Department of Management, Leadership and Organization at the University of Hertfordshire.

Join us for a Campus Conversation to discuss the opportunities available to students and faculty members through the Hertfordshire Exchange Program. We will meet Friday, April 5, from 10:15 - 11 a.m. in Hyland Hall room 1001.

The Hertfordshire Exchange Program is open to all majors, though business and computer science majors are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Hertfordshire offers students countryside campuses with easy access to the many cultural and educational offering of nearby London. For more information, visit http://www.herts.ac.uk

spring sports preview

Athletic Director Paul Plinske invites you to join him and the coaches for the spring sports preview and chancellor scholar-athlete recognition. The event is in University Center room 275 on Tuesday, April 2, from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. A soup and sandwich buffet is sponsored by University Dining.


Reminder to faculty that the HEOA deadline for fall book orders is Friday, April 5. Thank you to all instructors who have already submitted their orders.


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