UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 17

February 17, 2014

Week of February 17, 2014

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 UW-Whitewater students who participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival held Jan. 7 - 11 in Saginaw, Mich. Read more >>

Kudos to the Royal Purple student newspaper for earning a second place finish in the "Four-year Weekly Newspaper" category at the 2014 Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Newspaper Convention.

Kudos to students Devon Bump, Heather Harris and Laura Schoenike for winning first place in the 2014 Association of College Unions International "Steal This Idea" Contest for their "Getting U Connected" brochure. University Center Graphics and Marketing also won first place for its Information Services "Top 10" Campaign booklet.

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 gymnastics team, "Into the Woods" cast, the women's track and field team, Whitewater Student Government Senate, Gilamn International Scholarship recipients, and the men's track and field team.


Graduating in May? Make an impression on your fellow graduates. Apply to be the student speaker at the undergraduate spring commencement ceremony.

Download application >>

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 lecture scheduled for Feb. 17 -- Lincoln's Pragmatism: Plotting a Course Between Abolition and States' Rights -- has been rescheduled for Monday, March 24.**

The next lecture is Feb. 24 - "Revisiting Uncle Tom's Cabin in the Twentieth Century" by Dana Prodoehl, assistant professor, Department of Languages and Literatures.


Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War

Through 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.

Truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth

UPROOTED Theatre will be performing Truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth, at Young Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The production is a powerful drama exploring the life of Sojourner Truth, a woman searching for her identity in a country ripped apart by the Civil War.


OpTimist club fundraiser

Join the UW-Whitewater Optimist Club for an evening of trivia, a silent auction, and fundraising for a great cause. The event is Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton Room in the James R. Connor University Center. 

Register your team today >>

Funds raised will support shipping an ambulance and supplies to Burkina Faso, Africa, and supporting the Whitewater Unified School District Family Emergency Fund. Cash prizes given to top two teams. Light refreshments and childcare will be provided.

Questions can be directed to Kim Adams at adamsk@uww.edu or 608-201-2151.

Assessment Day 2014

UW-Whitewater’s Annual Assessment Day will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the University Center. Many different aspects of assessment will be included, from a campus-wide assessment project to course-level assignments.

Celebrate all the interesting assessment projects going on across our campus. Connect with others to learn about different approaches, specific tools for assessment, and what these projects are telling us about student learning. Lunch will be provided during the Keynote Discussion, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Visit Assessment Day 2014 to view the full program and to register for lunch.

Elements for Success: Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is rapidly changing the face of marketing. David Gee, CEO and Co-Founder of Bungee Loyalty Porgrams and lecturer of entreprenership, will provide an overview of website development, search engine marketing, e-commerce, marketing automation, email marketing, social media and mobile marketing.

The event takes place at the Whitewater University Innovation Center on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and a networking session will follow.


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.


Safe Zone Training

Interested in attending a Safe Zone training? The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues has created a poll to determine a time for a one-hour Safe Zone training during the week of Feb. 24. The poll is available at http://www.doodle.com/ksqfn4pfq47qshk8.

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.


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.

Classified Staff Excellence Awards Nominations

Do you know people who excel at their jobs? Nominate a classified employee for the 2014 Classified Staff Excellence Awards. Awards will be presented to selected nominees at the Classified Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner on Thursday, May 8. Nominations are open until Friday, March 7.

More information >>  Nomination Form >> 

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.

International Education Week

UW-Whitewater’s annual International Education Week begins on Monday, Feb. 24, with a Brazilian martial arts and dance performance by Madison-based Omulu Capoeira. A Latin American-themed reception will begin in the University Center Hamilton Room at 5 p.m., with Capoeira's performance and workshop starting at 6 p.m.

Full schedule >>

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.


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.

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.


Exceptional leaders from across campus will be recognized at a Women's History Month program on Wednesday, March 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fern Young Terrace in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.



Interim Provost Mary Pinkerton invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

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.


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