UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of November 4

November 04, 2013

Week of November 4, 2013

homecoming photos

campus diversity forum

Civil rights pioneers and one of the country's most popular choruses are coming to the annual diversity forum, Nov. 7-8, at UW-Whitewater. This year's theme focuses on the role of education in overcoming barriers to civil rights and social justice from 1964 to the present.


National Nontraditional Student Week

Nov. 4 - 8 is National Nontraditional Student Week, featuring special events to honor nontraditional students, their accomplishments and their dedication to education.

Event schedule >>

veterans and military service members recognition

UW-Whitewater is celebrating the contributions of our veterans and military service members with a month of events, including workshops, visual displays and musical performances.

This year's official Veterans Day ceremony will take place Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room

Fill list of events >>

Fall Faculty Meeting

The Fall Faculty Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Winther Hall room 2001.

Fall Faculty Meeting Agenda >>

Spring Faculty Meeting Minutes >>

Blood Drive

The UW-Whitewater Optimists will host a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 5 - Thursday, Nov. 7, in Esker Dining Hall rooms 118 - 120 between noon - 6 p.m. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome. Free parking is available for community donors in lots 4 and 23 on Prairie Street.

LEAP Workshops 2014

All UW-Whitewater employees and students are invited to form teams and apply to participate in this year's LEAP workshop series. LEAP (Liberal Education and America's Promise) is a campuswide initiative aimed at helping teams develop action plans to enhance campus collaboration and improve student learning. This year's themes are Inclusive Excellence and Innovation. Sixty teams and nearly 300 people have participated so far. Now it's your turn! Application deadline is Friday, Dec. 6.

More information >>

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Craig Schreiner, university photographer, who won three awards in the Pride of CASE V competition. The annual program honors institutions and individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in advancement, alumni and communications fields throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Schreiner won gold for his photo of Jared Janovec checking the ceramics kiln, silver for his photo of the women's basketball team taking the lead over UW-Stevens Point, and silver for his photo essay on student Raechal Liska.

Kudos to Future Teacher Program students Karen Cano, a senior spanish education major and Maria Macias, a senior special education major, who won a $750 fall Undergraduate Research Program grant, which will assist the students in presenting their research project "Following Sweden's Success: Promoting Intercultural Citizenship in the United States," in Ecuador.

Kudos to Shanell Haines, senior marketing major and University Marketing and Media Relations student assistant, who has won UW-Whitewater's Nontraditional Student Recognition Award. This prestigious award recognizes a nontraditional student who has shown a passion for learning, a commitment for an academic program, and has contributed significantly to the university community while managing the multiple life roles of a nontraditional student.

From the Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campuswide listening session on Monday, Nov. 18, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in University Center room 261. There is no set agenda. Light refreshments will be served.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

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: Jazz Ensemble I participants, Jazz Ensemble II participants, Meistersingers participants, Chamber Orchestra participants and Vocal Jazz Ensemble participants.    

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 >>

Journal-Related Tools for Researchers

For researchers seeking journals in which to publish, several journal-related research tools are highlighted in this month’s Andersen Library newsletter (Journal Citation Reports and Cabell’s Publishing Opportunities). Take a look at the newsletter to learn more.

open forums: Director of Continuing Education Services

The campus community is invited to the open forums for Director of Continuing Education Services. The interviews will be held in the University Center room 264.

Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 - 11:45 a.m. -- Bethany Craig
Monday, Nov. 11, from 3 - 3:45 p.m. -- Ryan Callahan
Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 11 - 11:45 a.m. -- Alan Hoesly

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, Nov. 8: "Reversal of Earth's Magnetic Field -- what really will happen?" by Juliana Constantinescu, Department of Physics.


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, Nov. 11 - "The Commercialization of the Internet: Millions of Islands Become a Continent" by Carol Scovotti, associate professor of marketing.



The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education announces a campus search to fill the position of director of the LEARN Center. This quarter-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.


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