UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 23

September 23, 2013

Week of September 23, 2013


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 University Center Hamilton Room. The event is open to the public.


hawk career fair

Looking to get a head start on the job hunt after graduation? The Hawk Career Fair takes place from noon - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Williams Center Gym 1.

Employers will be hiring for full-time jobs and summer 2014 internships. Employers will include Northwestern Mutual, US Bank, Kohl's Department Store and Target.

"With over 100 employers representing a wide range of professions, the Hawk Career Fair is the best opportunity of the year for most UW-Whitewater students to interact with employers about full-time employment and internships," said Brian Bredeson, associate director of Career and Leadership Development.  Read more >>

Music Education Student wins award

Senior music education major Deanne Carloni has been awarded the 2013 Richard G. Gaarder Award by the Wisconsin Music Educators Association.


top workplace celebration

Warhawk faculty and staff, it's time to celebrate! For three consecutive years, UW-Whitewater has been named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This honor is based on your feedback about what it's like to work at UW-Whitewater. We're the only state agency to be listed, and this year we were the only institution of higher learning to be honored. So, it's time to celebrate our amazing workplace.

Please join Chancellor Richard Telfer and other campus leaders for an open house/ice cream social from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Old Main Ballroom in the University Center. This event is open to all faculty and staff. Come celebrate and receive a token of appreciation!

chancellor's literary award event

Alison Townsend, professor of languages and literatures, is this year's Chancellor's Regional Literary Award winner. She will be honored for her works "The Blue Dress" and "Persephone in America."

A public event, which will feature a reading and book signing, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in Summers Auditorium in the University Center. Read more >>

the latest merit badges

UW-Whitewater awards Merit badges to students for a variety of academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments.

This week's badges include: Warhawk Ambassadors, Peer Mentors, Music Excellence and Residence Hall Association executive board.

campus kudos

Kudos to Heather Niemeier, associate professor of psychology, who helped design a program to help families in the Rock County area change their eating and exercising habits. Read more >>

Kudos to all those who made UW-Whitewater a 2014 Military-Friendly School. This puts the university in the top 15 percent of schools nationwide when it comes to serving miltary students and veterans. This is the fifth consecutive year UW-Whitewater has earned this recognition.

Jenny DuPuis, Marketing and Media Relations student photographer, captured the action at the Discover Whitewater Series on Sept. 22.

Family Fest

Family Fest is an annual tradition that brings together our Warhawks and their families. First Year Experience invites you to enjoy the Warhawk Festival with carnival games, prizes, photos with Willie Warhawk, food and fun on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in  Kachel Fieldhouse. Later, the Warhawk football team takes on UW-Stout at 2:30 p.m. The day will end with a movie provided by SEAL and a performance by DSB, a Journey tribute band. 

Check out the First Year Experience website for the complete listing of events and registration.

Winter Commencement Speaker auditions

Each semester, only one student is awarded the honor of speaking to the graduating class during commencement. UW-Whitewater students are encouraged to apply for this prestigious opportunity. Applications are now available to be winter commencement speaker.

Applications are due noon Monday, Oct. 14, to the Career and Leadership Development office in University Center room 146. Auditions will be held on Oct. 16. Contact Ryan Duerwachter for any questions.

Download an application >>

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.

The Big Read

Stop by the Andersen Library for The Big Read’s free book. Copies of "Fahrenheit 451" (English or Spanish) and various other items relating to Ray Bradbury and The Big Read will be available TODAY. Quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

This giveaway will help kick off The Big Read events held in Rock, Walworth and Jefferson counties through Nov. 8.   Read more >>


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

Safe Zone Training

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold Safe Zone training the week of Sept. 30. The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the campus community to learn about and discuss sexual orientation and gender identity issues. All discussions will be strictly confidential and topics will be addressed in a non-threatening and non-judgmental manner.

Those who want to participate should respond to the Doodle poll. When enough people have chosen a time in the poll, a training will be scheduled, and poll participants will be contacted.

Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training specifically for their faculty and staff.

For more information about Safe Zone training or to schedule an office or department training session, contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or 472-7169.

Understanding Title IX and Sexual Violence

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the University Center room 266, from 3 - 4 p.m., Elizabeth Ogunsola and Whitney Henley will lead a presentation and discussion to help the UW-Whitewater campus community understand Title IX and issues related to sexual violence. If you have any questions, or desire accommodations, please call 262-472-1305.

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. 30 - "Reagan's Democrats, Clinton's Impeachment and the 2000 Election: How Did Dysfunctional Become The Way Our Government Functions?" by Susan Johnson, chair and associate professor of political science.


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.


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