UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of December 16

December 16, 2013

Week of December 16, 2013

Commencement gallery

Final Faces

Final exams stressing you out? Looking for a fun way to celebrate the end of the semester? Stop by our photo booth Tuesday, Dec. 17, from noon - 2 p.m. in the University Center and show us your best finals face. Bring a friend, bring a colleague, bring some creativity.

We'll post the photos on the UW-Whitewater Facebook page so you can see and share your goofy grins.

innovation showcase

Area entrepreneurs will present their new business ventures at the annual Innovators' Showcase on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive.

Stagg Bowl

Leipold for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year

Support student scholarships. Vote Lance Leipold Coach of the Year! You can vote once per day at http://coachoftheyear.com/.

Warhawk football coach Lance Leipold is a finalist for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. The award honors coaches who best exemplify responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and excellence both on and off the field.

If he wins, the UW-Whitewater Foundation will receive $20,000 for student scholarships, and Coach Leipold will receive $50,000 to donate to charity. Best of luck, coach!

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: graduate research grants recipients, women's swimming/diving, men's swimming/diving, men's basketball, and College of Education and Professional Studies international scholarship recipients.

In the Media

Scott Peters, assistant professor of education foundations, comments on the Madison school district gifted programs. Wisconsin State Journal >>

After winning Saturday's game against Mary Hardin-Baylor, the UW-Whitewater football team will play Mount Union in the Stagg Bowl on Friday, Dec. 20. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel >>

Russell Kashian, professor of economics, discusses the new federal mortgage rules and how they will affect home buyers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel >>

Matt Behrendt and Jake Kumerow, both junior physical education majors, have been recognized for achievements on and off the field. Wisconsin State Journal >> 

Chris Davis, senior liberal studies major, talks about overcoming personal struggles and reinventing himself at UW-Whitewater. WISC-TV Madison >>

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Mark McPhail, dean of the College of Arts and Communication, who will read "A Town that Bears Your Name" on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street as part of the Monthly Musings series.

Kudos to Barbara Grubel, associate professor of theatre and dance, whose dance DVD "Remember" will be shown at the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Kalamazoo, Mich., March 13-16, 2014.

Kudos to Penny Portman, professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, who received the Fairhaven Support Services award, for designing exercise programs for people all degrees of abilities at Fairhaven Senior Services in Whitewater.

Warhawk4life email

Graduates, sign up for Warhawk4Life to retain your UW-Whitewater email address. Visit www.uww.edu/alumni to enroll. Warhawk4Life sign up is under "STAY CONNECTED."


Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Dec. 18, 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.

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.


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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