UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of November 18

November 18, 2013

Week of November 18, 2013

Marketing and Media Relations needs your help

This year MMR is evaluating its internal communication tools and we'd like to hear from you.  Please take a few moments to fill out the appropriate survey for your role on campus. We promise it won't take long but the information will help us create a better communication climate on campus. If you have any questions regarding the survey please contact Sara Kuhl at kuhls@uww.edu. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Faculty and Staff Survey >>
Student Survey >>


The UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball teams kick off their seasons by hosting the American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics tournament Nov. 22-23. All games take place in the Kachel Fieldhouse and admission is free.

Tournament schedule >>


The Warhawk football team won the conference championship on Saturday, and will host the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. UW-Whitewater, 10-0, will face St. Norbert College, 8-2, at noon Saturday, Nov. 23, at Perkins Stadium.  Playoff bracket >>

Free student tickets are available at DLK Enterprises at 144 Tratt Street, the Residence Life Office in Goodhue Hall and Williams Center room 112. (DLK Enterprises and residence hall tickets are reserved for residents only). Tickets can be picked up during normal business hours. A photo ID is required.

General admission tickets will be available at the stadium on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. They cost $11 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors. For more information, contact the ticket office at 262-472-2222.


The Campus Master Planning process continues at a good pace. Several open forum sessions have been scheduled to give you an update on the progress and to get your feedback. Please join us at one of the following sessions:
Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in University Center room 275B (students and faculty/staff)
Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5 - 6 p.m. in University Center room 259A (students only)
Thursday, Dec. 5, from 8 - 9 a.m. in University Center room 275A (faculty/staff only)
Thursday, Dec. 5, from 1 - 2 p.m. in University Center room 275A (students and faculty/staff)


Each fall, the chancellor gives out the Regional Literary Award to a living writer who captures all that makes the Upper Midwest a unique and special place. In 2014, the 10th prize will be awarded. The nomination committee is looking for your suggestions by Friday, Dec. 6. The committee wants to know what are you reading from regional authors.

Nominate an author  >>
Chancellor's Regional Literary Award website >>

Diversity Forum gallery

Scheduling During Chancellor/Provost Transition

Chancellor Richard Telfer will begin serving as interim president at UW System on January 1, 2014. Provost Beverly Kopper will be serving as interim chancellor, and Mary Pinkerton will be serving as interim provost for UW-Whitewater. This will necessitate changes in scheduling for spring 2014 events.

  • Please contact Liz Woolever at  262-472-1918  or woolevee@uww.edu to schedule with the interim chancellor, Beverly Kopper.
  • Please contact Kari Heidenreich at 262-472-1099 or HeidenreKA12@uww.edu to schedule with the interim provost, Mary Pinkerton.

Any event already scheduled for the chancellor or provost will remain scheduled on the calendar for that position. The administrator who is in that role at the time of your event will attend and fulfill the role for the event. Please note that scheduling meetings or events should be based on the position, not the individual.

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. 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 >>

in the news

Alumnus Marcus Truschinski '04 and Angela Iannone, lecturer of theatre and dance, are performing in "Sons of the Prophet" at the Overture Center's Capitol Theater in Madison. Madison Magazine >>

Time Magazine referenced an undergraduate research project by Ashley Kraemer, who graduated in 2007. The project, "The Tricky Transition: Communication in the Mother and Adolescent-Daughter Relationship," was featured at the 20th National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

620 WTMJ Radio told the story of the powerhouse program that is UW-Whitewater football.

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Aaron King, a senior biology major and Nicholas Rudolph, a junior bioiogy major, for being awarded the best student poster presentation for their research on wolves at the Riveredge Nature Center's Student Research Symposium in Saukville on Nov. 9.

Kudos to students Nathan Johnson, Shanell Haines, Julie Reinhart, Keith Bach and Nicholas Peter who were recognized at a reception during National Nontraditional Student Week for their passion for learning, a commitment to their academic program and contributions to our university community.  Thomas Drucker, lecturer in mathematics, was honored with the Concern for Adults Returning to Education Award.


For more than 30 years, UW-Whitewater's music department has kicked off the holidays with a gala event featuring a dinner, concert and silent auction rolled into one night of enjoyment.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Young Auditorium. Read more >>

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.

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.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

Student Health 101

November’s Student Health 101 is now available >>

Enter the November drawing for $1,000 for checking out these articles:

  • Sweat Out Your Stress - Turn a bad day into a good workout
  • What's the Right Number of Meals for You? - Discover how food frequency affects your energy
  • Creative Study Techniques - 5 study methods that actually work
  • The Many Faces of Depression - How to recognize warning signs
  • "I Only Smoke When..." - How casual cigarettes catch up with you
  • Smartphones, love them or hate them?
  • And much more…

Snackable Series: Authentic Assessments

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." In the “Snackable Series” sessions, a specific learning technology is spotlighted. The next session will be held Nov. 20 and 21 and focuses on authentic assessments. An authentic assessment is a type of assessment in which students perform “real world” tasks to demonstrate the application of essential knowledge or skills. Authentic assessments can increase higher-order thinking, are forms of active learning, and help prepare students for their future careers.

The dates, times, and location for this snackable are as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 20: Noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21: 11 a.m. to Noon

Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

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

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.  

More Information >>

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. 25 - "The Fall of Communism and the Creation of a New World Order" by F. Peter Wagner, 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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