UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of November 25

November 25, 2013

Week of November 25, 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 >>

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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 >>

celebrating reseArch and achievements

Each year, faculty and staff members at UW-Whitewater undertake groundbreaking research projects across campus, from laboratory projects to published articles to musical compositions.

On Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 3 - 4:30 p.m., in the Crossman Gallery at the Greenhill Center of the Arts, the 26th annual Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Creative Achievement event will showcase these works. The event is free and open to the public. Read more >>

Author speaks on 'Plastic: A Toxic Love Story'

Author Susan Freinkel will investigate one of the most transformative inventions of the 20th century when she speaks at UW-Whitewater as part of this year's Contemporary Issues Lecture Series.

Her speech on "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story" at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Young Auditorium is free and open to the public. Read more >>

Blood Drive

Pre-Health Associates of Today is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday Dec. 5 from 12:15 - 6:15 p.m. both days in Esker Dining Hall. Make an appointment for Tuesday or Thursday online or by calling 312-310-9470.

Honor Flight

UW-Whitewater’s Veterans and Service Members Organization is hosting the film "Honor Flight" on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The free showings will be in Summers Auditorium in the University Center.

Winter Commencement Tickets

Graduates can now pick up commencement tickets from Ticket Services in the Center of the Arts Atrium from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Remember to bring your UW-Whitewater ID.

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.

Whitewater Perspectives in Roberta’s Art Gallery

Roberta’s Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit titled “Whitewater Perspectives” from Nov. 20-Dec. 20, featuring work by Craig Schreiner, photographer in University Marketing and Media Relations. A reception, with light refreshments, is Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 3-4:30 p.m.

Experts Guide

Marketing and Media Relations would like to encourage all faculty members to submit their information to the campus Experts Guide. This guide is an invaluable resource to our division and outside media as it provides information regarding faculty expertise. To submit your details, please follow this link: http://www.uww.edu/news/expert-submission.

Donations to Illinois Tornado Victims

The student organizations WeatherHawks and Circle K are collecting donations for Illinois tornado victims. Donations can be dropped off in Upham Hall room 122. Donations can include: flashlights, batteries, warm clothing, hand warmers, non-perishable food, blankets, toys, shovels, cleaning products, baby items, bottled water, rubber totes and Visa gift cards.

Safer Sex Drive

The PB Poorman Pride Center is sponsoring a Safer Sex Drive event on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from noon – 7 p.m. in the Warhawk Connection Center. This event promotes the importance of safer sexual activity and also provides on-site HIV testing for students.

See flier for more information >>

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 Chamber Singers and Future Teacher Program excellence.

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 >>

faculty members take on health and wellness initiatives

Alana Platt has used her technology expertise to design a health and wellness app now available on the iTunes store. Read more >>

Ann Garvin has launched a campaign and blog aimed at improving everyday well-being. Read more >>

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, for delivering a paper at the Film & History Society Conference in Madison, Nov. 20-24. Her paper is titled "Films on Internet Startups: Technology and Interpersonal Trust in the Context of Modern Capitalism."

Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental health and safety, who presented "A Roadmap for Safety and Health Practitioners and Academics" at the 100th Anniversary National Safety Council Conference in Chicago, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Participants learned effective prevention practices such as good practices on manually handling materials, tools and equipment.

Kudos to University Center graphics and marketing employees, on placing in the 2013 Region 8 Graphics competition, including Devon Bump, 1st Place 3D Design; Danny Wyse, 1st Place Logo Design; Devon Bump, 1st Place Brochure; Dillon Nelson, 1st Place Large Media; and Dillon Nelson, 2nd Place Promotional Campaign.


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 >>

ceramics and jewelry sale

Mark your calendars for the 36th Annual Ceramics and Jewelry Sale. The event will be held in the Center of the Arts Atrium on the following dates/times: Dec. 9  from 5:30 - 8 p.m., Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The annual sale helps provide funds for special events, extra-curricular learning opportunities, and to bring regionally, nationally and internationally renowned visiting artists to UW-Whitewater for hands-on workshops and presentations.

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 will be unavailable on Wednesday morning for her regularly scheduled office hours.  Her regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 4.  

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, Dec. 2 - "Leave One to Tell the Story: Aloys Ruyenzi and the Untold Tragedy of the Rwandan Genocide " by Mark McPhail, dean, College of Arts and Communication.


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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