UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 3

February 03, 2014

Week of February 3, 2014


Army officials will be visiting campus to observe an ROTC exercise and arriving via a military helicopter on Friday, Feb. 7. The university has provided authorization to land in a designated safe area. Anyone with questions can contact Lt. Col. Carl Meredith at 262-472-1727.


An upcoming campus-wide competition will give UW-Whitewater students a chance to learn new skills and vie for $3,000 in prizes.

The second-annual Institute for Sales Excellence All-Campus Sales Competition, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, is a free opportunity for students to sharpen their sales skills.


Campus Kudos

Kudos to University Marketing and Media Relations for winning eight Collegiate Advertising Awards, the most of any university in the United States. MMR won gold for its "10 Reasons to Become a Warhawk" student viewbook, "A Journey to Success" video, "Warhawk Football intro" video, Veterans Day photography, and National W-Club marketing piece; silver for "Hired Before Graduation" social media campaign and Warhawks athletics schedule posters; and bronze for Whitewater Magazine. The awards recognize educational marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion.

Kudos to the online Master of Business Administration and Master of Human Resource Management programs, which were ranked by GetEducated.com as a "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online graduate degree.

Biology Professor wins Regents Diversity Award

Brett Woods, assistant professor of biological sciences, has worked with more than 100 underrepresented students and helped secure grants to support them in science, technology, engineering and math endeavors.


multicultural career fair

Students will get the chance to meet employers and gain exposure to potential career paths at the annual Multicultural Career Fair. The event, Wednesday, Feb. 5, from noon - 4 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room, is open to students of all majors.


Ken Ham versus Bill Nye "The Science Guy"

Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis, and Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," will face off in a debate titled "Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins in Today's Modern Scientific Era?" on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Two groups on campus will offer free live streaming, starting at 6 p.m.

The Believers in Christ: Set Free Bible Study organization will host their event in University Center room 69. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization will host their event in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall.

Student Health 101

February's Student Health 101 is now available >>

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

  • Stop Hitting Snooze - How to make the most of your morning
  • Bring Home the Gold - Olympic workouts you can do anywhere
  • The Reality of Romance - 5 tips for maintaining healthy relationships
  • Curb Your Cravings - Strategies to become a mindful eater
  • 6 Ways to Ace Your Next Paper - Strategies to reduce your academic stress
  • And much more...

Scholarship Applications

More tha 200 scholarships are available to current UW-Whitewater students. Go to the website to search and apply. Applications for most scholarships will be accepted until Saturday, Feb. 15. Please carefully review each scholarship for additional information.

Peace Corps Information Session

Peace Corps Volunteers make a difference in communities around the world in areas such as education, health and the environment. Learn more about opportunities to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer at an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in University Center room 262. The event is sponsored by the Center for Global Education and led by Brett Heimann, Peace Corps Regional Recruiter. Peace Corps will also be exhibiting at the Multicultural Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 5, noon - 4 p.m. in the University Center.


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.

New Student Seminar Informational Sessions: New Common Syllabi

The First Year Experience office is hosting two informational sessions to provide basic details on the common syllabus for the New Student Seminar course. The syalbus will be implemented in the fall. Instructors returning to teach in fall, as well as those interested in teaching for the first time, are invited to attend. The information sessions are Monday, Feb. 3, 3 - 4 p.m. in University Center room 259A and Tuesday, Feb. 4, noon-1 p.m. in Unviersity Center room 261.

Elements for Success: Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs and Startups

Why do I need an attorney? What kind of company should I form? What do I need a contract for? What should I know about Intellectual Property? How do I obtain a Patent for my idea? What if I get sued?

Linda Reid, associate professor of finance and business law, answers these questions and more at the next Elements for Success Seminar Series event hosted by the Whitewater Incubation Program. It takes place at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center at 5 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 6. Admission is free and a networking session will follow.

Director of University Honors Program

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites eligible faculty and academic staff members to apply for the position of director of the University Honors Program. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can provide an innovative vision to improve the university’s already strong Honors Program. We especially seek a visionary leader who can implement principles of inclusive excellence to enhance the diversity and multicultural experience of student participants.

Application instructions and more information is available at www.uww.edu/acadaff. The application deadline is Feb. 28 or until the position is filled.

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 next lecture is Feb. 10 - Equal Protection and Equal Elections: Enforcing the Civil War Amendments in the Twenty-First Century by Jolly Emery, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science.


Peer Mentor Applications Available

The First Year Experience office is now accepting applications for the Peer Mentor and Team Transfer programs. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Want to learn more about these paid positions? Attend the information session on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in University Center room 275B.

Position descriptions and online applications are available on the First Year Experience website. Contact Marie Hornickel with any questions.

Trial of New Video Database

Andersen Library is conducting a trial of Academic Video Online, a premium streaming film database from Alexander Street Press, through Feb. 28. The product offers 26,000 full-length academic videos on topics covering the spectrum of the UW-Whitewater curriculum. This product may eventually replace the library’s Films on Demand subscription, so take a closer look today. See the Library’s Database Trials page to learn more.


Interim Provost Mary Pinkerton invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

ICIT Surplus Sale

The ICIT Surplus Sale, featuring deals on computer equipment and supplies, is Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 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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