UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of May 6

May 06, 2013

Week of May 6, 2013


The College of Arts and Communication presents the 2013 Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) Expo on Thursday, May 9, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium. The MAGD Expo is an annual juried show of interactive entertainment and other fields of animated, creative work. Prizes will be awarded in every category, with $2,000 in cash prizes awarded for submissions that connect to the MAGD Expo theme of "Our Town."

MAGD website >>


Please join us to share your opinions about the proposed Leadership Institute.

Open forums are:
Students -  Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m. University Center room 264
Faculty and staff - Wednesday, May 22, at 2 p.m. University Center room 259

The UW-Whitewater Leadership Institute is dedicated to helping individuals develop personally meaningful and authentic leadership roles on campus and in the community.  After a large committee developed some guiding principles, a smaller group has been working on specific concepts.  The open forums are designed to collect input on what some of those initiatives might be.

Finals faces returns next week

Final exams stressing you out? Looking for a fun way to celebrate the end of the semester? Stop by our photo booth May 14-15 from noon - 2 p.m. in the University Center concourse and show us your best finals face. Bring a friend, bring a colleague, bring some creativity.

We'll post the photos on the UW-Whitewater Facebook page so you can see and share your goofy grins.

FROM THE Chancellor

The chancellor's next listening session has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in University Center room 261. Light refreshments will be served. There is no set agenda.

In this week's video blog entry, Chancellor Richard Telfer talks with Mary Pinkerton, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service to UW-Whitewater.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, May 8, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

In the media

Laurentide Hall among top construction projects - The Daily Reporter, May 2.

Ice Age Trail draws 1.2 million people a year - Silent Sports, May 1 (study conducted by Fiscal and Economic Research Center).

Students awarded over $500,000 from Fund for Wisconsin Scholars - Southern Lakes News, May 1.


Kudos to De'Andre Jones, a junior biology major, who received a $2,500 National Science Foundation WiscAMP grant to fund his research project titled "Determining the effect of dye surface modification on interactions between titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles and DNA." His mentor is Eric Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Kudos to Michiko Gustafson, a junior political science major, who won the Chancellor's Warhawk Ambassador scholarship.

Kudos to Hephzibah Kumpaty, professor of chemistry, who won the 2013 College of Letters and Sciences Excellence in Service award.

Kudos to all the winners of the 2012-13 campus-wide awards.

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.

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.

Winners of the university-wide awards are:

  • W.P. Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award - Yezdi Godiwalla, Management
  • Award for Outstanding Research - Jian Guo, Languages and Literatures
  • Faculty Service Award - Hephzibah Kumpaty, Chemistry
  • Instructional Excellence Award for Academic Staff - Carmen Rivers, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Service Excellence Award for Academic Staff - Terry Tumbarello, Residence Life
  • University Faculty/Staff Academic Advising Award - Kathy Brady, Communication


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. The event program will begin at 4 p.m.

bookscan station

Andersen Library has installed a BookScan Station across from the Reference Desk. It takes just moments to scan pages from a book. The special book edge scanner bed saves wear and tear on books' spines and makes better scans. The document feed takes up to 40 sheets at a time and scans them one-sided or two-sided at the touch of a button. Documents may be scanned as PDFs, Word documents, tiffs or jpegs. Output options include printing, emailing, saving to a flash drive or saving to Google Docs.

Stop by the library to test it out. See the Andersen Library May newsletter for details.

Student Health 101

May's Student Health 101 is now available at http://readsh101.com/uww.html.

Enter to win $1,000 for checking out the May issue:

  • Creative ways to break a sweat
  • Tips and tricks to improve your memory
  • Unwrap the facts on nutrition labels
  • How to build a professional image online
  • Getting creative with packaged foods
  • Core strengthening
    and much more...

Be sure to like us on Facebook to find out when we announce the lucky winner: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UWW-Student-Health-101/201984893203630.

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 >>


Looking for a way to celebrate the end of the semester? Join Warhawk Alley for Karapalooza on Thursday, May 9. This event features both free and low-cost competitions including water pong, bungee rocket bonanza, bags, air hockey, Mario Party and moonlight bowling. Visit http://uc.uww.edu/warhawkalley/index.html for more information. Sign up in Warhawk Alley or email Kara at amundsonKJ19@gmail.com. Sign up in advance or the day of the tournament.

art exhibit

Through May 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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