UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 2

    September 02, 2013

    Week of September 2, 2013




    In the Media

    Milwaukee has been recognized as the world's freshwater capital. UW-Whitewater's College of Business and Economics' water academic programs are helping contribute to this new nickname.  GO Magazine >>   BizTimes >>

    Nick Kliminski, a senior elementary education major, has gained real-world experience in assisting with an international conference in Beijing, China.  The Waunakee Tribune >>

    Russ Kashian, professor of economics and director of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center, comments on the correlation between the risky economy and the standstill CD rates.  Dallas News >>

    At UW-Whitewater, renting textbooks is a tradition that dates back to the university's founding. 
    Milwaukee Journal Sentintel >>

    A UW-Whitewater course is designed to give veterans a place to connect and share experiences. 
    Minneapolis Star Tribune >>

    The UW-Whitewater Police Department has invested in bait bicycles, which are helping reduce thefts on campus.  WISC-TV Madison >>


    Campus Master Plan

    The campus community is invited to the open forums on the Campus Master Plan to help with the future of UW-Whitewater.

    Faculty and staff are invited to the forum on Monday, Sept. 9, in University Center room 68 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Students are invited to the forum on Monday, Sept. 9, in University Center room 262 from 5 - 6 p.m.

    The last forum will be open to everyone and will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in University Center room 259B, from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.


    Elements for Success

    The Whitewater Incubation Program is hosting its next Elements for Success series event at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.

    "Building Partnerships to Launch and Grow Your Business" will be presented by Choton Basu and James Jackson of Slipstream. In partnership with the National Parks and Recreation Association, Slipstream launched an easy-to-use, mobile-based software application called Strive. Strive is designed as an integrated, simple, and streamlined link between parks and recreation agencies and the communities they serve.

    The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.


    Turning Points

    This year, the Fairhaven Lecture Series will celebrate 30 years of community discourse. "Turning Points" will examine the people and incidents that have shaped our lives today. Faculty members from various academic areas will discuss such issues as technology, HIV/AIDS, Hurricane Katrina, and American and international politics.

    All lectures are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement Community.

    The first lecture is Sept. 9 - "Critical Events and (some) Critical People at UW-Whitewater, 1983-2013" by Richard Telfer, chancellor.

    Read more >>


    perkins stadium security and parking changes

    The four-time national champion Warhawks open their 2013 football season on Saturday, Sept. 7, with a noon kickoff against Washington University (St. Louis) at Perkins Stadium.

    Fans are asked to arrive early to allow extra time for new security measures.  Read more >>


    stay on top of your studies

    Campus Tutorial Services, located in McCutchan Hall, is now open for the fall 2013 semester. A variety of support services are offered, including math, writing, supplemental instruction, and subject-area tutoring. Satellite locations are in the residence halls and Andersen Library. For more information about our services, including how to schedule tutoring appointments, visit www.uww.edu/tutorial.



    campus Kudos

    Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, who delivered a paper at the Fourth Conference of the European Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, August 28-30, in Uppsala, Sweden. The paper is titled "Physical and Virtual Hoarding: Personal Possessions as Spectacle in an Era of Overconsumption."


    Blood Drive

    Golden Key is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at Esker Dining Hall from noon - 6 p.m. on Sept. 3 and Sept. 6. To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation. Walk-ins are welcome. Contact Megan Lynch at LynchMD16@uww.edu with any questions.


    Photo requests

    All university photo requests can now be submitted via email at photo@uww.edu. This includes both requests for archive photos and requests for new photos.

    Please be as specific as possible, and include all relevant information, including dates, times, places and names of people. You must also describe what the photos will be used for.


    Knowledge Powers WISconsin

    UW-Whitewater is joining all other UW campuses in sharing how our students, faculty and staff members are making a difference in our respective regions and state-wide -- from economic development to the latest innovations in entrepreneurship, technology, health care, human resources and more.

    This week, read about UW-Whitewater professor Russ Kashian's economic impact report on Wisconsin's multi-million dollar sweet corn industry. Knowledge Powers website >>


    FROM THE PROVOST

    Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


    Better Bites: A Food Frenzy

    Start this school year off right by participating in Better Bites, where you will learn how to effectively fuel your body for all of life’s challenges.

    This event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 7 - 10 p.m. in University Center room 275. University Health and Counseling Services is hosting this healthy eating extravaganza. Delicious snacks, a chance to eat insects, and awesome prizes will be provided at no charge.


    "one small Farm" by craig schreiner

    Celebrate the tradition of the family dairy farm with the release of the new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book "One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life." The book follows the Lamberty family through a year on the farm as they continue their 100-year dairying tradition. The book party features a discussion and book signing with UW-Whitewater photographer Craig Schreiner.

    The event is Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Community Center in Cross Plains. Read more >>


    discover whitewater series

    Registration is now open for the Discover Whitewater Series. The event is Sunday, Sept. 22, and features a half-marathon, half-marathon relay, 5K, and fit kid shuffle. The course, which is USTAF-certified, will start and finish at the Whitewater Aquatic Center.

    Proceeds from the event will go to five local organizations in an effort to build a stronger community. These organizations include: Bethel House, UW-Whitewater Field and Cross Country, W3 (Working for Whitewater's Wellness), Whitewater Unified School District to promote academic excellence, and the Whitewater Aquatic Center.

    Race website >>


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