UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of October 14

October 14, 2013

Week of October 14, 2013

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 >>

Boxes and walls

The powerful diversity experience called Boxes and Walls is being offered this fall to give students at UW-Whitewater a glimpse of what life might be like for someone else. Rooms on this year's tours include African-American, Latino/Latina, ability, sexual orientation, gender and socioeconomic status.

Times are Monday - Thursday, Oct. 14-17, from 6 to 10 p.m. each evening in Esker Hall. Tours begin every 15 minutes and last about one hour and 20 minutes. 


Nanoscience Symposium

The fourth annual Nanoscience Symposium will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This year’s theme is nanomedicine.


Family Fest gallery

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 "Dracula" cast, women's wheelchair basketball team, and men's and women's cross-country teams.

In the Media

Craig Schreiner, university photographer, introduced his book, "One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life," at the Middleton Public Library.
Wisconsin State Journal >>

Helena Addae, associate professor of management, led a study of differences in attitudes toward workplace absenteeism across nations.
Innovations Report >>

Quarterback Matt Behrendt and the football Warhawks set the school touchdown record in their win against UW-Stout on Saturday.
Wisconsin State Journal >>

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Matthew Sintchak, assistant professor of music, who was featured in a recital hosted by Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. 

Kudos to UW-Whitewater's College of Business and Economics for being named one of the Best 295 Business Schools of 2014 in the Princeton Review.

Kudos to UW-Whitewater for being named a Miltary Advanced Education Top Military-Friendly University. 

Wellness Fair

Exhibitors at the annual Wellness Fair will be helping attendees take charge of their well-being, and prizes will be given away. Refreshments, free chair massages and health screenings (bone density, blood pressure, mental health and more) will be offered.

The first 200 attendees will receive a free water bottle. Join University Health and Counseling Services in the University Center Hamilton Room on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

'Civil Rights Under Three Hats' in Crossman Gallery

From Oct. 15 - Nov. 16, Crossman Gallery in the Center of the Arts will be hosting "Civil Rights Under Three Hats: Photographs by Matt Herron" and "Some Movements of the 1970s & 1980s: Selected Photographs by Cathy Cade," an exhibit featuring prints focusing on civil rights, voter rights and women's rights. Herron and Cade have captured social changes in their pieces.

A reception will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5 - 7 p.m. in Crossman Gallery. For more information about the artists and event, visit the Crossman Gallery blog.

Dracula gallery


UW-Whitewater is a finalist for the Best Under the Radar Atmosphere in NCAA football. It's time to get your purple pride on and vote once a day until Oct. 21!


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. 16, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

Arnhem Business School Information Sessions

Faculty members from Arnhem Business School, which is part of Han University in Arnhem, Netherlands, will visit campus to talk about the exchange program and what the university has to offer to faculty and staff and students. The discussion will include curriculum, culture and the international campus environment.

The campus conversation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Hyland Hall room 1001. For more information about the courses offered at Han University, visit its website.

Students and Stalking Webinar

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in University Center room 262, a webinar titled “Students Being Stalked: Awareness and Response Strategies” will be presented. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 262-472-5669.

October is CyberSecurity Awareness Month

It is important that you keep yourself safe and secure online. Are you shopping on secure websites? Do you have the right security settings on your smartphone? Are you protected with anti-virus software? Get your questions answered and obtain useful information at the IT Security Booth in the University Center Oct. 21-23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Test your Security IQ to be entered to win a prize sponsored by Symantec, UW-Whitewater’s anti-virus provider.

For more information, visit the ICIT website.

Safe zone training

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold a Safe Zone training session the week of Oct. 28. The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the campus community to learn about and discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and issues. All discussions will be strictly confidential and topics will be addressed in a nonthreatening and nonjudgmental 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 and the rest of campus will be contacted with the date and time of training.

Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training specifically for their faculty and staff. For more information, contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 472-7169.

ICIT Surplus Sale

The ICIT Surplus Sale, featuring great deals on computer equipment and supplies, is Thursday, Oct. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon in Andersen Library room 1213. For more information, visit the ICIT website.

Nontraditional Student Award Nominations

Nominations are being sought to recognize a nontraditional student who has contributed significantly to the university community and has demonstrated a commitment for academics. Nominations, due Friday, Oct. 18, can be submitted electronically with the Nontraditional Student Recognition Form.

Playful Learning summitt

UW-Whitewater will host the Playful Learning Summit Nov. 15 -16. This will focus on harnessing innovations in games and digital media for learning, with a unique focus on Wisconsin classrooms and learning spaces. Seating is limited; register now.

View conference flyer >>

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 Friday, Oct. 18: "Did a Cosmic Event Kill the Pleistocene Megafauna?" by Rex Hanger, Department of Geography and Geology.


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 Oct. 21 - "Wal-Mart: From Arkansas to the World in Thirty Years" by Marilyn Lavin, professor of marketing.


Snackable Series: E-Service Learning

The Learning Technology Center invites faculty and instructional staff to attend the next free session in the Snackable Series “Solving Teaching Challenges One Byte at a Time." The next session focuses on E-service learning, a powerful tool to foster critical thinking, engage your students and promote civic engagement. E-service learning is a service learning program or project conducted online in a format allowing students limited by work obligations and geography to participate.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, noon to 1 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to noon
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Register online today for this “Snackable Series” session; seating is limited.


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. 

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.


If you have an announcement you'd like included in next week's listing, send your information to news@uww.edu by NOON FRIDAY.

Events are acceptable if they are relevant to a campuswide audience. Meeting notices will not be posted. Marketing and Media Relations reserves the right to edit submissions for content and length.

Please consider adding your event to the UW-Whitewater Master Calendar.

Click here to view the UW-Whitewater This Week archives.


UWW News