UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 8

April 08, 2013

Week of April 8, 2013

Drumlin Reopens

FROM THE Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with students Austin Durham and Samantha Hoerchner about their success at the American Marketing Association national conference.



Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, April 10, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


Kudos to UW-Whitewater's Pi Sigma Epsilon chapter, which received first runner-up in the Top Silver Chapter competition at the national convention in San Diego.

Kudos to Nayla Chehade, associate professor of languages and literatures, who won the Ana María Matute Award for Fiction by Women for her short story "El nombre de las cosas." Nearly 240 original short stories from several countries were entered in the competition.

Kudos to Sara Kuhl, director of University Marketing and Media Relations, who was re-elected chairperson of the American Association of State Colleges and University's Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs. This national advisory council offers important campus perspective and advice to AASCU's Division of Communication. AASCU's membership includes more than 400 public colleges and universities throughout the United States. 

Kudos to Jeff Pohorski, University Marketing and Media Relations videographer, who won the Silver Telly Award, the highest honor, for the video "Top 10 Reasons to Become a Warhawk" in the university and college category.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and business education, who presented a paper at the 2013 Business History Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on March 22. The title of her presentation was "Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Motto: Implications for the Ethical Cultures of Internet Businesses."


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 15 - "Healthy Eating Simplified" by Ann Wertz Garvin, professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching.

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.


Blood drive

The UW-Whitewater Optimists are sponsoring a blood drive April 16-18 from noon - 6 p.m. each day in Esker Dining Hall rooms 118-120.

For an appointment, or for more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Free parking for community donors is located in lots 4 and 23 off Prairie Street.

"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.

Photo contest display

The winning photos from the Annual Campus Photo Contest are on display through May 9 in Old Main Lane in the University Center. Members of the judging panel will also display several of their own photos. The reception is Monday, May 8, from 3:30-5 p.m. with light refreshments available.

ms st. louis survivor to speak on campus

On Tuesday, April 9, the Jewish Student Organization will be remembering the Holocaust with a speaker from the ill-fated ship the MS St. Louis. Phil Freund was a child when the vessel left Germany bound for any port that would accept the Jews on board, seeking haven anywhere they could find one. Country after country refused to take them in, and the ship had to return to Germany.  Hear a first-hand account of the world's failure to save the lives of those most in need.  The talk will be at 7 p.m. in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall.

warhawks care

On Thursday, April 11, the Recreation Programming class (Rec 334) is sponsoring The Nearly Bare Run, starting at the pavilion by Perkins Stadium. Funds raised will go toward a scholarship in memory of Lisa Panici, a former volleyball player at UW-Whitewater who passed away in December due to brain cancer. The cost is $12 for the run, and it includes a T-shirt. Sign-up is at 7 p.m. and the run will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The UW-Whitewater American Marketing Association is hosting a Charity Raffle and Casino Night on Friday, April 12. Cost to attend is $15 for students, $25 for parents and $35 at the door. All of the money raised will go to Donate Life America. You can register online. Raffle prizes include a large variety of restaurant coupons, Wisconsin sporting event tickets, gym passes, car washes, autographed items and retail certificates.

Junior management student Joseph Kulikowski is raising money in memory of a friend who passed away due to cystic fibrosis. He is participating in the Great Strides walk to help fight this disease. To donate, visit his Web page.

from iCit

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 16 - Microsoft Power Users: Tips & Tricks
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.

UW System Virtual Showcase 2013, a webinar-style event, will be held Friday, April 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  Keynote speakers Patricia McGee and Scott Hamm will discuss active and mobile learning. Jeannine Rowe will share her ResponseWare Best Practices and John Reilly will provide his insight on "Flipping the Classroom."  Session details, registration, and information on how to connect are available at http://blogs.ces.uwex.edu/showcase.

Take Back the Night

If you are a survivor of sexual or intimate partner violence, or an ally to survivors, please join us at Take Back the Night on Tuesday, April 9, from 6 - 8 p.m. in Esker Hall 108. Take Back the Night seeks to provide support to those who have been impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence either personally or indirectly.  Resources, personal stories, a march and a bonfire with s'mores will be part of the evening. If you have questions, or desire accommodations, please call 262-472-1305. This event is sponsored by the Panhellenic Council, Alpha Sigma Phi, UW-Whitewater Police Services, Career and Leadership Development and University Health and Counseling Services.

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/.

Global Ambassador Student Leadership Team

The Center for Global Education is looking for "Global Ambassadors" to assist international students adjust to life in the U.S., understand the U.S. academic system, learn how to succeed academically, and develop meaningful friendships with Americans. These student ambassadors will gain intercultural competencies, new perspectives, a network of international friends, and a $1,000 stipend per semester.

Deadline is Monday, April 15. To apply, visit http://www.uww.edu/international/resources/global-ambassador-program.

"thank you for judging" screeNing

On Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m., there will be a special screening of "Thank You for Judging" at Summers Auditorium in the University Center. This outstanding documentary examines the life of high school forensics competitors and is currently being shown at international film festivals. Producers granted UW-Whitewater special permission to show it. The documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with notable forensics coaches in Wisconsin.

Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased in advance at the campus ticket office locations or online at tickets.uww.edu.

international exchange program

The Center for Global Education is pleased to welcome Marie-Jose Albert-Batt, associate dean and director of international relations at the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon, France, who will be on campus Wednesday, April 10, from 10:15 - 11 a.m. in Hyland Hall room 1001. Join us for a "Campus Conversation" to discuss the opportunities available to students and faculty members through this program.

Studying at the Burgundy School of Business offers students an opportunity to take business courses in English and French. No prior knowledge of French is required to participate in this exchange program, as a wide range of courses are taught in English, but Burgundy offers credit-bearing French language courses at a variety of levels to help students integrate into French society. For more information, visit www.escdijon.eu.


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