UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of December 9

December 09, 2013

Week of December 9, 2013


Proud Warhawk graduates and their families will gather at UW-Whitewater for the winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14, as 832 graduates receive degrees.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Kachel Fieldhouse. Commencement will be broadcast live online by UWW-TV, the university television station.


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.


Gala gallery

Hired before graduation

Have you landed a job before December commencement? We're celebrating our talented Warhawk graduates as they enter the workforce. Stop by the video and photo studio on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. in Andersen 1216. Let's keep adding to this photo album >>

Warhawks head to national semifinals

The Warhawk Football team faced the unbeaten Linfield College Wildcats at Perkins Stadium on Saturday. The Wildcats jumped out to an early 17-0 lead, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Warhawks' veteran defense and high flying offense. The Warhawks scored 28 unanswered points to advance to the semifinals. They will take on the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Belton, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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 latest merit badges

UW-Whitewater awards Merit badges to students for a variety of academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments.

This week's badges include: Fall Jazz Combos members, the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee, "Anything to Dare?" cast, wrestling team and women's basketball team.

Winter Commencement Tickets

Graduates can 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.

Donations to UW-Whitewater Foundation

The UW-Whitewater Foundation requests you deposit funds/monies/checks/cash within two days of receipt or as soon as you are able to. This is especially important at the end of the calendar year for tax purposes.

  • In December and January, please keep any envelopes associated with the deposit that have a postmark. This will determine the date of the donation. 
  • If you receive a donation in the form of cash, please include the name and address of the donor with the deposit form.
  • If you receive a check made payable to you and it should be made payable to the Foundation, endorse it over to the Foundation on the back of the check. This allows us to receipt the check writer in the case of a donation.
  • The foundation accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We need the card number and expiration date.

Please protect credit card information and avoid keeping copies as there are compliance laws that if not followed could cause you to be liable for any resulting fraud. For more information, contact Lauree Miller at 262-472-6202 or millerla@uww.edu.

Breadcrumb: A POS system with all the Elements for Success

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. 12. The event will feature guest speaker Austin Kadulski, Launch Pad Scholar, and a discussion titled "Breadcrumb: A POS system with all the Elements for Success."

The Elements for Success Seminar Series is a series of presentations that features experts on areas of interest to local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics may range from startup basics to protecting intellectual property. The events are free and open to the public.


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

uw system president candidate interviews

On January 6 - 7, 2014, UW System will be holding video conference open forum sessions with the finalists for UW System President. The campus community at UW-Whitewater is invited to participate. Andersen Library room 1230A is the designated room. See memo for details >>

Student Health 101

December's Student Health 101 is now available >>

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

  • Fitting in Fitness - 20 minute workouts to fill your week
  • Swipe or No Swipe? - 5 practical tips for using credit cards
  • Rev Up Your Metabolism - Find the connection between hunger and sleep
  • Relationship Red Flags - How to recognize abuse
  • Calm Your Classroom Nerves - How to manage anxiety for any assignment
  • Milk or Dark Chocolate?
  • And much more...

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.

Computer Science Education Week

The Computer Science Program will be hosting guest speaker Tom Haigh from the School of Information Studies at UW-Milwaukee to speak on the topic "Reconsidering the Stored Program Concept as the Foundation of Modern Computing."

The event is Thursday, Dec. 12, from noon - 1 p.m. in McGraw Hall room 101.

All are welcome to come and attend the program and reception.

December Wellness Workshop

University Health and Counseling Services is hosting a managing stress and finding joy in relaxation workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 1-2 p.m. in the Ambrose Health Center room 2028. Learn some tips and tricks for reducing, managing and preventing stress. Life is a balancing act; juggling stress is just another part of the journey!

Theatre Readings

The Theatre/Dance Department is hosting two evenings of readings, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17. The Dec. 16 reading features "American Beowulf" by Kent Forsberg and the Dec. 17 reading features "This Prison Where I Live" in Angela Iannone's Edwin Booth Trilogy. The free events start at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Hicklin Studio Theatre. Seating will be limited.


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.


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)

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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