UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 29

April 29, 2013

Week of April 29, 2013

David travis named dean of college of letters and sciences

Travis, who has been associate dean since 2005, will move into the college's top job July 15, replacing Dean Mary Pinkerton, who is retiring.


student wins national leadership award

Stephanie Abbott, a political science major from Rice Lake, is finishing her college career with a prestigious national award -- the Newman Civic Fellow award -- given to only 181 students in the country.


uw-whitewater to offer new disabilities studies certificate

Students with any major or minor may earn the 17-credit disability studies certificate, which will become available this fall.  It requires classes in special education, sociology and political science, and offers elective choices in communication, special education, informational technology and English.


FROM THE Chancellor

In this week's video blog entry, Chancellor Richard Telfer speaks with Sydney Nelson, student speaker for the May 2013 undergraduate commencement ceremony.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, May 1, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

In the media

John McGivern, UW-Whitewater cast find a spark in 'Our Town' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 23.

Madison College, UW-Whitewater ink articulation agreements for business and communications students - Daily Union, April 25.

warhawks care

Students Abby Hlubek, Becky Lang, Jenna Kenny and Lauren Davy volunteered their time April 19-20 by driving to Minneapolis to provide all of the children's programming for the Midwest Family Equality Conference. They paid for a van and hotel room by fundraising. Parents at the conference said the care and programming our Warhawks provided was exceptional and allowed parents to attend workshops without having to make separate childcare arrangements.

Thanks to all the volunteers who participated in Make a Difference Day on April 26, helping to make the campus and community a better place.


Kudos to the UW-Whitewater Forensics Speech Team, which took 11th place in the National Forensics Association National Tournament, April 17-23 at Marshall University in West Virginia. The Warhawks, who compete in Division II, set a new team record for points scored at nationals. Students competing were Quinn Levandoski, Kristin Kasper, Emily Shrout, Craig Nelson, Brian Schanen, Hannah Farajpanahi and Colton Larsen.

Kudos to the UW-Whitewater DECA chapter for its success at the International Career and Development Conference April 24 -27 in Anaheim, Calif. Students Adam Branaugh and Kyria Smith won first place in the website design competition, and Brett Guendel and Jodi Straka won first place in the B2B competition. Eleven UW-Whitewater students made the finals.

Kudos to Zachary Herriges, economics and German major, who won an $8,500 scholarship through the Hessen-Wisconsin Student Exchange at Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, the seat of the European Central Bank and the German Federal Bank. Herriges will study economics and German literature there next year.

Kudos to Anthony Gulig, associate professor and chair of the history department, who was awarded a certificate of merit for outstanding academic advising by the National Academic Advising Association.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and business education, who presented "Privacy Considerations of GIS in U.S. Corporate and Community Contexts: Case Studies, Legislation, and Policy Trends" at the UW-Madison Geospatial Alliance Summit on April 25.

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!


The campus community is invited to a retirement celebration for Mary Pinkerton, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in University Center room 275.

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 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.

Dining Dollars

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

bookstore sale

Get 15 percent off everything at the customer appreciation sale April 29 - May 4 at the University Bookstore.

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.

art exhibit

From May 1-15, Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting a "Best of the Best" exhibit that features the scholarship winners from the Department of Art and Design Juried Show. There will be a reception on Tuesday, May 7, from 4:30-6 p.m. with light refreshments available.


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