UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 22

April 22, 2013

Week of April 22, 2013


FROM THE Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer invites the campus community to attend the April listening session on Tuesday, April 23, from 2-3 p.m. in University Center room 261.


Political expert Charles Franklin will speak on "Wisconsin Divided and United: The Structure of Badger State Politics'' in the university's 28th annual Kyle Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.

Franklin is director of the Marquette Law School Poll, a political science professor at UW-Madison and founder of Pollster.com.  His lecture, in Summers Auditorium at the University Center, is free and open to the public.


Earth Week

From a fashion show to eco-workshops, join the campus community to celebrate Earth Week, April 22-26.

List of events >>


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, April 24, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

IT Surplus Sale

As part of the TREE Green IT Program, iCIT is holding a sale of surplus computing equipment for the campus. Some of the items being sold are monitors, keyboards, peripherals, accessories, AV electronics and more. Visit this website for more information: http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/comp_surplus.html

The sale is in Andersen Library room 1213 on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. - noon.


Kudos to Andrew J. Phillips, honors chemistry major, who received honorable mention recognition from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Congress established the program in 1986 to honor Senator Goldwater and provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. It is a highly competitive, merit-based award for outstanding students.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor in information technology and business education, who presented a paper at the 2013 UW System conference "The Value of Inquiry Into Student Learning in the 21st Century" in Madison April 19. The title of her paper was "Implementing Massively Open Online Courses: Emerging Issues for Academic Institutions."

Kudos to Dan McGuire, professor of art, who is part of a four-person show opening at the Walker's Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee called "Eternal Flesh."

Recognition and Retirement Dinner

The Spring Faculty and Academic Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, in the Old Main Ballroom, University Center room 275. Social hour begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and program beginning at 5 p.m.

A list of the university-wide award recipients and retirees will be provided as the information becomes available. Reservation form: http://www.uww.edu/documents/mealregform.pdf

Please note: A special letter of invitation with reservation form will be sent directly to the honored retirees and university-wide award winners.

At the time of this writing, 13 retirees will be honored.  Congratulations and best wishes to all retirees and award recipients!

faculty and academic staff awards nominee reception

The 2013 Nominee Reception for Faculty and Academic Staff is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, from 3 - 5 p.m. in University Center room 275.  Refreshments and appetizers will be served at 2:45 p.m.  Please join us in recognizing our colleagues for their talents and their accomplishments. Contact the Associate Vice Chancellor's Office at 472-1055 with any questions.

List of Nominees

chancellor's awards on disability concerns

The Chancellor's Committee on Disability Concerns will award the following individuals at an awards banquet on Wednesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. at the University Center Old Main Ballroom. For more information or to RSVP, email DAAC@uww.edu.
Nancy Amacher, Center for Students with Disabilities
Clifford O'Beirne, Psychology Department, Director of the Nursing Home Visitation Program
Greg Swanson, Facilities, Planning and Management
Eric Compas, Geography and Geology Department, GIS Center
Dave Soliz, Facilities, Planning and Management

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars expire on May 18. Need to check your balance? Download the iOS or Android app for your smart phone.

Asia to America: Past, Present, and Future

Through April 26, Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting "Asia to America: Past, Present and Future," an exhibit featuring the journeys of Southeast Asian students, faculty, and staff members. Artifacts will share each individual's unique story as well as how their paths cross at UW-Whitewater as they make connections to their future. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Southeast Asian Organization and Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Success.

i.m. comm 2013

I.M. Comm is the annual conference, hosted this year at UW-Oshkosh, that brings together administrators and faculty members from UW System universities to share best practices and explore new ideas in unified, collaborative storytelling.

Don't miss this conference with presentations by Notre Dame, Oregon Ducks, UC Berkeley and more for only $50. I.M. Comm is aimed at advancing our own universities while also helping us break new ground in collaborations to better position higher education in Wisconsin and nationally.

More info >>

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.

print sale

The UW-Whitewater printmaking organization, Print Farm, is having a print sale April 30 and May 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. We are now accepting prints from UW-Whitewater artists to sell. Artists receive 80 percent profit of their prints sold. Application forms are available in Room 35 in the Center of the Arts building and are due Friday, April 26, at noon.

Email the president of Print Farm, Hana Keller, at KellerHG14@uww.edu with any questions.

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:
- Monday, April 29 - Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets
- Tuesday, April 30 - Excel: Pivot Tables
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.

91.7 The Edge Fund Drive

91.7 The Edge is holding its annual fund drive to raise money for the nonprofit station. On Monday, April 22, a fashion show will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. at University Center Hamilton Room ($3 admission), and on Wednesday, April 24, there will be a dunk tank event on the south mall from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration Now Open for Online/Blended Summer Workshop

The Learning Technology Center is pleased to announce the fifth annual summer faculty development opportunity on "Online/Blended Course Design and Best Practices." This unique course demonstrates best practices using a variety of teaching methods and technology tools, and is presented in an experiential learning model format.  The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, May 8. For more details and to register, please visit: http://geturl.uww.edu/1lo

summer food program

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like UW-Whitewater to provide free meals to low-income children when school is out for the summer. Any child under age 18 may come and eat. The food site at Esker Dining Hall will be open June 16 - July 26, from 7 - 9 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch, and 4 - 6 p.m. for dinner.

More information is available at http://www.uww.edu/precollege/ or by calling 262-472-3224 or 800-991-5562. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer.


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