UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of January 27

January 27, 2014

Week of January 27, 2014


Georgy Clokey, lecturer of biological sciences, and 16 students from UW-Whitewater, tracked a mountain lion as part of a wildlife ecology class in Gardinar, Mont. Read more >>

Nic Doucette, an operations and supply chain management major and Wisconsin Marine, plans to kayak the Mississippi River to raise funds for wounded veterans. Read more >>

Alumna Kristi Neumann '11 is bringing the science of sound to her students at North Lake School. Read more >>

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Michael Flanagan, director of the Crossman Gallery, and Max White, professor of art and design, who taught Workshops in Museology and Solarplate Etching, respectively, this January at the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, in Oaxaca, Mexico. White also installed an exhibition of her work titled "Invoking Drala (a Buddhist Sense of Magic & Wonder) in Digital Imaging and Drawing." The exhibition and workshops are part of an ongoing series of cultural exchanges between faculty and students at UW-Whitewater, and academics, artists and students from Oaxaca. Flanagan and White were accompanied by emeritus faculty, Department of Political Science, Charles Cottle, who has been instrumental in facilitating these international exchanges.

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 fall 2013 Dean's List.


Attention faculty and instructional staff, Marketing and Media Relations is looking for instructional activities to photograph. If you have something interesting going on in your classroom, laboratory, etc., please let us know. Simply send an email to photo@uww.edu and include the what will be happening, the time, the date and the place. Also, please include a phone number where a photographer can best reach you. We know there are many amazing things happening. We want to hear about them and capture them for use on the website, publications and social media.

International Photo Contest

Through Friday, Jan. 31, Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting "People, Places, Reflections," an international photo contest. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Education. It features photos of UW-Whitewater students studying abroad as well as international students studying at UW-Whitewater. There will be a reception with light refreshments on Monday, Jan. 27, from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Meal Plan Change Period

Any spring 2014 meal plan changes MUST be completed and submitted to the HawkCard Office by 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, either online or in person in the University Center room 250. One meal plan change per person per semester is allowed.


Student organizations Golden Key, Latinos Unidos, and Circle K, are hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, from noon - 6 p.m., in Esker Hall room 118. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or go online at redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. All presenting donors receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last.

Global Experiences Fair

The Spring 2014 Global Experiences Fair will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the University Center Hamilton Room. The fair is sponsored by the Center for Global Education and will showcase the wide variety of international opportunities available to UW-Whitewater students; including study abroad and exchange programs, faculty-led travel study programs, international student teaching programs, and Peace Corps.

For further information, please visit the Center for Global Education's website.

Fort Healthcare's Slimdown Challenge

Join Working for Whitewater's Wellness (W3), as they participate in Fort Healthcare’s Slimdown Challenge beginning on Monday, Feb. 10. It is free to join. You can either join a ‘public’ team on the website or you can get four to six friends together and create your own team. You must participate in an official weigh-in between Jan. 27 and Feb. 6 to be eligible for the competition.

Weigh-ins will take place at the Ambrose Health Center on Jan. 27-31 and Feb. 3-6 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Whitewater School District Central Office on Jan. 30 and Feb. 4 from 7 - 8:15 a.m.; and the Irvin L. Young Library on Feb. 6, from 5-7 p.m. Your weigh-in information will then be sent to Fort Healthcare to be entered online before the competition starts on Monday, Feb. 10. If you have any questions, please contact whitewaterwellness@gmail.com or call 262-472-1305.

The Legacy and and Lessons of the Age of Lincoln

Fairhaven Senior Services and UW-Whitewater's Office of Continuing Education announce "The Legacy and Lessons of the Age of Lincoln" as the theme for the spring community lecture series.

The series will examine Lincoln's actions during one of America's darkest hours of constitutional crises and his continued influence on contemporary political and civil issues. The series will include the premiere of a student documentary on the Veteran's History Project. Join us this spring as we explore the precipitating factors, crucial events and lasting effects of the War Between the States.

The first lecture is Feb. 3 - The Road to Appomattox and Durham Station by Richard Haney, Emeritus Professor, History.



Interim Provost Mary Pinkerton invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

ICIT Surplus Sale

The ICIT Surplus Sale, featuring great deals on computer equipment and supplies, is Friday, Feb. 7, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in Andersen Library room 1213. For more information, visit the ICIT website

First Year Experience Office Open House

The First Year Experience Office will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 1 – 3 p.m. Feel free to stop by to grab a snack and meet the First Year Experience team.


The UW-Whitewater Police Department is offering American Heart Association certification in adult, child and infant CPR, AED, first aid and bloodborne pathogens. Adult CPR and AED training is completed in a 2.5-hour class, adult, child and infant CPR, AED, first aid and bloodborne pathogens is an eight-hour course. Interested individuals should reserve seats through my.uww.edu/.  Classes are open to all students, staff and faculty and there is no cost for participation. If you have a larger group of more than 30 that would like to attend together, please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 472-4660 or police@uww.edu.


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