UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 16

September 16, 2013

Week of September 16, 2013

From the Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer invites the campus community to a listening session on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. in University Center room 261. There is no agenda. Light refreshments will be served.

In his latest video blog entry, Chancellor Telfer talks with David Travis, new dean of the College of Letters and Sciences.

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 Track and 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 >>


On Sept. 17, when the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces its $5 million investment in African-American banking institutions, a UW-Whitewater professor will be at the podium. 


Meal Plan Change Period

Any meal plan changes must be completed and submitted to the HawkCard Office by 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. You can make a meal plan change either online or in person at the HawkCard Office, University Center room 250.

One meal plan change per person per semester is allowed. Sorry, no phone call requests are accepted.

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Larry West, academic adviser in the College of Education and Professional Studies, and Sharon Roy, lecturer and internship coordinator in the Marketing Department who co-authored a paper titled "Floating Tombs: Social Capital and Social Ties in the Transatlantic Management of Slave Trade” that will be presented at the seventh annual Transatlantic Studies Conference Oct. 24-26 in Alcala de Henares, Spain.

Kudos to Marijuana Sawyer-Clardy, coordinator of recruitment and retention in the College of Education and Professional Studies, who received an achievement award for exemplary contributions to the greater Beloit community on Sept. 8 at the 90th annual Women’s Culture Club celebration held in Beloit.

Kudos to Scott Peters, assistant professor of educational foundations, who co-authored a new book, "Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs." Visit Prufrock Press for more information.

Kudos to Demetricia Hodges '95 for being accepted in the Center for American Progress' Class of Leadership Institute Fellows.

Kudos to L. Roger Yin, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who recently earned two distinctive industry certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (administered by Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and Global Information Assurance Certification on Systems and Network Auditor (administered by SANS Institute).


More than 40 students who spent their summer exploring research topics from economics to biology will present their findings at Undergraduate Research Day at UW-Whitewater.

Students will display their work and answer questions on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the James R. Connor University Center Hamilton Room. The event is open to the public.


'Immigration and Global Human Rights' In the Crossman Gallery

Through Oct. 5, Crossman Gallery in the Center of the Arts will be hosting "Immigration and Global Human Rights: Recent Prints by Favianna Rodriguez," an exhibit featuring prints focusing on migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy and interdependence. Rodriguez uses her perspective of being a first-generation American Latina artist in her pieces. Her work is always changing with the incorporation of technology and her love of challenges.

The Beaux Arts Colony Learning Community students will be giving student-to-student tours of the exhibit, Monday - Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. between Sept. 16 - Sept. 19.

For more information about the artist, please visit her website.

Umea University Information Sessions

Faculty members from Umea University in Sweden will visit campus to talk about the exchange program and what their university has to offer. The discussion will include curriculum, culture, and the international campus environment. The campus conversation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10 - 11 a.m. in Hyland Hall room 1201. The student information session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 2 - 3 p.m. in Hyland Hall room 1001.

For more information about the courses offered at Umea University, visit its website.

Wellers Hall Open House

You are cordially invited to attend the Wellers Hall Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The re-opening ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in the lower level, with tours beginning at 4 and 5 p.m.

Light refreshments will be available in the lower common area. A dedication will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Wellers Hall is the second of the residence halls to be remodeled. It was built in 1965. Significant upgrades include the addition of an elevator, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning in the common areas, new windows, carpet, paint and furniture.

Contact Mary Kaster with any questions.

Wisconsin Science Festival

Forensic and crime science TV shows have become extremely popular over the years, but do you know the unique and fascinating science behind forensic work? UW-Whitewater Science Outreach is hosting the Wisconsin Science Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 - 11 a.m. on the north mall. Everyone is welcome.


Turning Points

This year, the Fairhaven Lecture Series, sponsored by UW-Whitewater's Office of Continuing Education, 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 issues such as technology, HIV/AIDS, Hurricane Katrina, and American and international politics. Two lectures will specifically address UW-Whitewater's recent history, focusing on turning points on campus, influential people and some of the most successful programs.

The next lecture is Sept. 23 - "Three Decades of Theatre Trends: From Absurdism and Experimental Theatre to Multicultural Drama and Performance Art" by Michael Bennett, assistant professor of languages and literatures.


Prairie Seed Collection

The UW-Whitewater Earth Initiative, Beta Alpha Psi, Students Allied for a Green Earth, and the FP&M Grounds Crew will be hosting volunteer prairie seed collections on Friday, Sept. 20,  from 10  a.m. – noon. at the prairie informational kiosk on Schwager Road. Volunteers will contribute to enhancing our campus sustainability efforts and receive basic information on the importance of native species and the role they play in our campus landscape and local ecosystem. Volunteer hours can be signed off by campus staff as needed. Please contact sustainability@uww.edu for more information and to sign up for a collection date.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

In the Media

Julia Ince, art history lecturer and historian, comments on her research of the Mason Farm. Daily Jefferson County Union >>

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.

Craig Schreiner, university photographer, will have open studio hours this semester on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. in Andersen 1216. An email to photo@uww.edu or phone call to 262-472-5534 letting us know you are coming would be appreciated.

'thank you' cards

Has a student or colleague gone above and beyond to make a difference on campus? Looking for a personal way to say thank you? The campus community is encouraged to send a UW-Whitewater 'thank you' card to those deserving individuals. They are available free of charge at Copy Services (lower level of the bookstore). If you would like more than 25, please call ahead at 262-472-1002.

'Botanic' in Roberta's Art Gallery

Through Oct. 9, Roberta's Art Gallery in the University Center is hosting "Botanic," an exhibit featuring nature-inspired paintings by artist Linda Krukar.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. - 3 pm. Friday. For more information on this event and other gallery endeavors, contact Kim Adams at AdamsK@uww.edu or 262-472-1477.


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