UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 10

February 10, 2014

Week of February 10, 2014


The event on Feb. 28 will feature ethnic dishes and a variety of student-produced entertainment, including singing, dancing, poetry recital, an Olympic tribute, video presentation and raffle.


Darwin Day

UW-Whitewater's annual Darwin Day will explore the evolution of animal weaponry.

The event is Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall. Laura Lavine, an associate professor in entomology at Washington State University, is the keynote speaker.


campus masTer plan

The campus community is invited to attend an open forum to discuss sustainability issues and how they relate to the campus master plan.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 9-10 a.m. in University Center room 275. Website >>

Food and Farming Writer to speak on sustainability

Tom Philpott, a farmer and national food writer, will speak at UW-Whitewater on "Back to the Future of Agriculture: Steps Toward a Robust Food-Economy and a Sustainable Society."

His appearance at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Young Auditorium is part of the 2013-14 Contemporary Issues Lecture Series. All lectures are free and open to the public.


Campus Kudos

Kudos to Eric Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences, who has published a book chapter titled "Nanomedicine Advancements in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in the book Horizons in "Clinical Nanomedicine."

Kudos to Jodie Parys and Jonathan Ivry, associate professors of languages and literatures, and Dale Splinter, associate professor of geography and geology, who will serve as administrative fellows for the next academic year. The Administrative Development Program is designed to provide faculty members with opportunities to broaden their understanding of and experience in higher education administration and to diversify administrative leadership on campus. Fellows for next year will work with campus leaders on projects related to campus strategic planning, LEAP, academic innovation and campus accreditation.

Kudos to Ozgur Yavuzcetin, assistant professor of physics, and Bishop Freeman, a physics undergraduate student, who were recently awarded a $2,200 Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation Advanced Opportunities grant. The project is titled "Investigating Lithium Niobate as a Strain Gauge Sensor."

Kudos to Craig Wucivic, lecturer in occupational and environmental safety and health, who was recently awarded a $96,916 contract from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The purpose of this project is to conduct surveys across the State of Wisconsin on seat belt use.

Kudos to Melanie Schneider, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, and Matthew Vick, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, who were recently awarded a $87,165 grant from the Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality Program. Co-investigators on this project include Alisa Hass, Science Outreach Coordinator for the College of Letters and Sciences; Juk Bhattacharyya, associate professor of geography and geology; John Ejnik, associate professor of chemistry; John Frye, assistant professor of geography and geology; and Jessica Menke, assistant professor of chemistry. The project is titled "Integrating Science and Literacy Learning with English Proficient and English Language Learners" and will provide professional development experience for 35 K-3 teachers and English Lanugage Learning teachers in Beloit, Delavan and Whitewater.

Scholarship Applications

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

Final Call: University Awards

The Office of Academic Affairs reminds all faculty and staff about the 2013-14 university-wide awards process. This is the FINAL CALL for nominations for the following awards currently being accepted:

    • Roseman Teaching Award (Due March 1)
    • Outstanding Research Award (Due March 1) Faculty Service Award (Due Feb. 15)
    • University Faculty/Staff Advising Award (Due Feb. 15)
    • Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education (Due Feb. 15)
    • Academic Staff Excellence Awards (Due Feb. 15)

Selection committees must forward their award decisions to pfeiferm@uww.edu (Becky Pfeifer) at the Office of Provost no later than March 31.

For more information about the nomination, application and selection process please visit http://www.uww.edu/acadaff/awards/uwide. The Faculty and Academic Staff Nomination Reception will be held on Tuesday, April 22, from 3-5 p.m. in the University Center room 275 (Ballroom).

Campus Planner Submissions

Faculty, staff and student groups are invited to submit programming and event schedules for inclusion in the campus planner, which the bookstore produces and sells. The advertising is free and reaches approximately 2,500 students each year.

Deadline for the 2014-15 campus planner is Wednesday, March 26.

Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War

From Feb. 5-March 21, Roberta’s Art Gallery will host "Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War." This traveling exhibit will be open during the gallery’s regular semester hours, which are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Fridays. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3:30-5 p.m., with light refreshments available. Abraham Lincoln impersonator Fritz Klein will also perform from 6:15-7:15 p.m., in Summers Auditorium in the University Center to bring Lincoln and his timeless principles to life.


UW-Whitewater Student Wisconsin Education Association is hosting a fundraiser night at Culver’s on Monday, Feb. 17, from 5-8 p.m. to raise money to donate books for an All School Read at LINCS Elementary School in Whitewater.

Director of University Honors Program

UW-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.

campus assistant positions

Apply now to be part of the 2014-15 Campus Assistants. You get great compensation and it is a great addition to a resume. Pick up an application in the Admissions Office in Roseman 2060. Completed applications and letters of recommendation are due by Friday, Feb. 14. Call 262-472-1440 with questions.

Career and Leadership Development is hiring

Career and Leadership Development is now hiring for the 2014-2015 school year. To apply:

If you would like assistance crafting your resume, make an appointment with a career counselor by calling 262-472-1471 or visiting uww.edu/career/students/resume. Contact Melissa Grosso with any questions.

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.

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


Earn academic credit while you work in a professional environment. Rachel Lautenschlager of The Washington Center will present information concerning this unique opportunity. Come to an information session on Monday, Feb. 17, at 4:30 p.m., in University Center room 261.

For more information, call the Political Science Department office at 472-1120, or contact emreyj@uww.edu.


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.


On Thursday, Feb. 13, stop by the Tobacco-Free Coalition table in the University Center (2-3 p.m.) and Esker Dining Hall (5-6 p.m.) to pick up a "smoking hot" Valentine's Day present for someone you know who uses tobacco. Also, sign up for a chance to win a massage gift certificate from University Health and Counseling Services and more prizes.

Dining Dollars and Purple Points DEADLINE

You can charge Purple Points or additional Dining Dollar deposits to your student bill until Friday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. You must have a fixed, full, mega, or My Meals plan to make additional dining dollars deposits.

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. 17 - Lincoln's Pragmatism: Plotting a Course Between Abolition and States' Rights by Edward Gimbel, Assistant Professor, Political Science.


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 will be unavailable on Wednesday morning for her regularly scheduled office hours. Her regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, Feb. 19.


If you have an announcement you'd like included in next week's listing, send your information to news@uww.edu by NOON FRIDAY.

Events are acceptable if they are relevant to a campuswide audience. Meeting notices will not be posted. Marketing and Media Relations reserves the right to edit submissions for content and length.

Please consider adding your event to the UW-Whitewater Master Calendar.

Click here to view the UW-Whitewater This Week archives.


UWW News