UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of November 11

November 11, 2013

Week of November 11, 2013

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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.

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Elizabeth Watson named top veterans volunteer in Wisconsin

Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities, has been named 2013 Veterans' Volunteer of the Year by the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs.


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.

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Campus Kudos

Kudos to Holly Wilson, assistant professor of languages and literatures, who will read "The Lonely" on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., as part of the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center's Monthly Musings event on 402 West Main Street.

NEW! Winterim Meal Plan Available (January 2 - 17, 2014)

A weekly 14-meal plan is now available for residential students, commuting students and faculty and staff during Winterim.

Meals will be served at Ike Schaffer Commons in the University Center (Breakfast Mon.-Fri. 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Lunch Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner Mon.-Thurs., 4:30-5:30 p.m.), and you can also use this plan at Willie’s 360 for meal plan options.

Cost is $165, non-refundable, and can be added to your student bill if you wish. Sign up by Friday, Dec. 6, in person at the HawkCard Office, room 250 in the University Center. Guest meals are not included. Meals will be served, rather than "all-you-care-to-eat."

Questions? Contact the HawkCard Office at 262-472-1437 or HawkCard@uww.edu.

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.

Creative Entrepreneurship Workshop

The College of Arts and Communication is hosting a "Creative Entrepreneurship Toolkit Workshop" on Friday, Nov. 22, from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Whitewater University Innovation Center. This workshop will provide information and resources to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business. The workshop will be faciliatated by Christine Harris, CEO of Christine Harris Connections.

If you have questions, contact Megan Matthews at 262-472-7022 or email matthewm@uww.edu.  

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Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

New Program to Assist Tobacco Users

Are you thinking about quitting tobacco? Faculty and staff and students can receive a personalized treatment plan that includes visits with a clinician, ‘Quit Tips’ and tools to help with quitting tobacco. Students are also able to receive prescription aids and nicotine replacement products.

Call University Health and Counseling Servcies at 262-472-1305 for more information. This program is made possible due to assistance from the American Lung Association and the SPARK program.

Lauren Smith named Director of Adult Learning

The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Smith has been named the Director of Adult Learning. Smith will remain in her role as chair of the Department of Women’s Studies while also serving in the director role. "Dr. Smith has been developing and designing programs that help adult students toward degree completion for many years," said Dean John Stone. "We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her join our unit on a permanent basis."

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: Global Ambassadors and Whitewater Symphony Orchestra participants

November Wellness Workshop - Better Together

What makes a good relationship? What are the warning signs of some potentially bad ones? How do you have a “good” disagreement with a partner? To be a part of this workshop, come to Ambrose Health Center room 2028 on Wednesday, Nov. 13. It will be presenteded by Matt Mallin of University Health and Counseling Services.

Questions about the Affordable Care Act? You may need to take action

Get free dinner and learn about the Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare). With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a lot of us have questions about the changes that are taking place. Wisconsin's Statewide Multi-Campus Teach-in and Webcast is an educational forum that will help you to become an informed consumer. Join Ruth Swisher and Rich Jazdzewski from University Health and Counseling Services, on Monday, Nov. 18, from 5-7pm in University Center room 275A. Call 262-472-1305 for more information about this event or to request accommodations.

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. 15: "What Do We Know About the Russian Meteor Event?" by Paul Rybski, 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. 18 - "The Last Frontier of Civil Rights: The Americans with Disabilities Act" by Elizabeth Watson, director, Center for Students with Disabilities.



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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