UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 30

September 30, 2013

Week of September 30, 2013

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!

Observatory lecture series

This fall, the Observatory Lecture Series, hosted by UW-Whitewater's Department of Physics, explores the truth behind the "Mayan Apocalypse" and looks at real dangers posed to Earth by objects in the sky.

The next event is October 4: "The Mayan Prophecy and the Mayan Calendar: the Anthropological and Astronomical Facts" by Joanne Burkholder, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and Paul Rybski, Department of Physics.


Stephen Burrows to speak on campus

Stephen Burrows, founder of Redspider and former CEO of Anheuser-Busch International, will speak about "Lessons Learned in Global Business Management," on campus Monday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall.

Burrows is a UW-Whitewater graduate, and currently lectures at a variety of schools across the world and serves on boards for various organizations including UW-Whitewater's Global Business Resource Center.

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: the Football team, Women's Soccer team, Men's Soccer team, Women's Tennis teamMen's Tennis team, Resident Assistants, and Undergraduate Research Day participants.  

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 >>


The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education announces a campus search to fill the position of Director of Adult Learning.  This half-time appointment is open to any tenured or tenure-track faculty member on campus.  For more information about the position and how to apply, please go to the link on the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education website. 

From the Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campuswide listening session on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 10 – 11 a.m. in University Center room 261. There is no agenda. Light refreshments will be available. All are welcome to attend.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 7:30 to 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 on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Career and Leadership Development conference room in the University Center.

The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the campus community to learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and issues. All discussions will be strictly confidential and topics will be addressed in a non-threatening and non-judgmental manner.

For more information or to schedule an office or department training session, contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 262-472-7169.

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 Monday, Oct. 7 - "Resilience and Justice in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina" by Holly Denning, lecturer in sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice.


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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