UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of December 2

December 02, 2013

Week of December 2, 2013

Apply Online for UW-Whitewater Scholarships

UW-Whitewater is now accepting applications for more than 200 scholarships at http://www.uww.edu/scholarships. Only currently enrolled UW-Whitewater students with a Net-ID can apply.

Applications for most scholarships will be accepted until Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Please carefully review each scholarship for additional information. Additional scholarships may be available directly from colleges or programs of study.

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 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)

Economics students soar at Federal Reserve Challenge

Economics students Jose Zenteno, Mary Cummings, Anthony Galston, Jason Baron and Derrek Grunfelder-McCrank competed against some of the top universities in the country at the College Fed Challenge.


warhawk football advances to quarterfinals

After defeating Franklin College 33-3, UW-Whitewater will host Linfield College, at noon at Perkins Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story >>

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 >>


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 >>

Knowledge Powers Wisconsin

UW-Whitewater is joining all other UW campuses in sharing how our students, faculty and staff members are making a difference in our respective regions and the state -- from economic development to the latest innovations in entrepreneurship, technology, health care, human resources and more.

This week, three UW-Whitewater alumni are featured in a story about Wisconsin's first mattress recycling business.

See more at uwpowerswi.com.


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 >>

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.

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: Monday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

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.

Holiday Sale at Bookstore

The annual holiday sale at the University Bookstore goes through Saturday, Dec. 7. Shop in-store to receive 20 percent off of apparel and gift items.

Whitewater Perspectives in Roberta’s Art Gallery

Roberta’s Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit titled “Whitewater Perspectives”  through Dec. 20, featuring work by Craig Schreiner, photographer in University Marketing and Media Relations. A reception, with light refreshments, is being held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Concert for a Cure

Delta Chi alumnus and country songwriter Tyler Filmore will perform at UW-Whitewater on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room to raise money for the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. Cost is $5 with student ID, and $7 without.

Facebook event page >>


The Whitewater Incubation Program is hosting its next Elements for Success series event at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. The event will feature guest speaker Renee Melton, iMentor and associate professor of art and design at UW-Whitewater, and a discussion titled "That $5 logo is a startup no-go."

Learn what goes into the development of a brand identity, explore how it serves the brand promise, and consider how consistency in brand application builds trust and leads to success. The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit http://uwworsp.org/elements.

Safe Zone Training

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold a Safe Zone training on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from noon - 1 p.m. in the Career & Leadership Development conference room.

The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the campus community to learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and issues. All discussions will be strictly confidential and topics will be addressed in a non-threatening and non-judgmental manner.

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

Safer Sex Drive

The PB Poorman Pride Center is sponsoring a Safer Sex Drive event on Thursday, 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 flyer for more information >>

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 >>

Holiday Shopping at the Book Sale

Since the holiday season is upon us, the library's continuous book sale will feature loads of giftable novels and hardcover books. Prices range from $1- $2. The book sale is located by the Andersen Library entrance. Read more >>

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.


The campus community is invited to meet with the candidates for Director of the LEARN Center. The meetings are with:

Dr. Barbara Beaver (Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2-2:45 p.m. in University Center room 261)
Dr. Sally Vogl-Bauer (Wednesday, Dec. 11, 11-11:45 a.m. in University Center room 261)

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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