UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of February 24

February 24, 2014

Week of February 24, 2014


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

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In the Media

Russell Kashian, professor of economics and director of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center, discusses his passion for teaching and the path that led him to UW-Whitewater. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel >>

Marilyn Lavin, professor of marketing, provided insight on the retail landscape and American TV's demise. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel >>

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform its Chicago Symphony Center preview concert on Sunday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium. It will feature Myung Hee Chung performing Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." The program also includes: "Festive Overture" by Shostakovich, "Joe's Last Mix" by Tanner Menard, and "Gallop" by Alfred Reed. Tickets are $5 for the public and $3 for UW-Whitewater students.

Into the Woods

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from Feb. 24 to March 2, and is a chance for people to take a critical look at personal body image expectations. University Health and Counseling Services will have events running throughout the week, including the "I Am Enough" campaign.

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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.

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 >>

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Bud Gayhart, director of the Center for Innovation and Business Development, who was invited to present at the Landscape Professional Stateline Conference on Friday, March 28, at the University of Wisconsin - Rock County. Read more >>

Kudos to members of the Warhawk football team, who were honored on Feb. 20 by the State Assembly for winning the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship.

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 March 3 - Lincoln's Long Shadow: Portrayals of Abraham Lincoln in American Popular Culture by Anna Hajdik, Lecturer, Languages and Literatures.



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.


From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable on Wednesday morning for her regularly scheduled office hours.

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.

ICIT Surplus Sale

The ICIT Surplus Sale, featuring deals on computer equipment and supplies, is Thursday, March 6, from noon - 4 p.m. and Friday, March 7, from 9 a.m. - noon in Andersen Library room 1213. For more information, visit the ICIT website.

Ceramics Exhibition: Contemporary Artists Mixing Old and New Technologies

The 44th annual UW-Whitewater Ceramics Exhibition will take place in Crossman Gallery starting Thursday, Feb. 27, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. and will continue until March 21. The exhibit features contemporary ceramic artists who have infused recent and new technological developments, or incorporated references to technological advancements of the past century, in their creative endeavors and productivity.

Community Wellfest

The Working for Whitewater's Wellness coalition is hosting its third annual Community Wellfest event on Sunday, Mar. 9, from noon - 3 p.m. at Whitewater High School.

Sessions include: boot camp, Zumba, Pickleball, sports activities provided by UW-Whitewater athletes, cooking demos with the Black Sheep Restaurant, and more. There will also be health screenings, and a chance to become CPR/AED certified. Participants must register by March 7, by emailing whitewaterwellness@gmail.com.

A raffle prize drawing will include a signed Packer football, care packages, gift cards, Farmer's Market bucks, bike helmets from BicycleWise, and much more. The event is free and all are invited to attend.

Safe Zone Training

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold a Safe Zone training on Friday, Feb. 28, from 2-3 p.m. in the Career and Leadership Development conference room. The training is open to all faculty and staff.

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. For more information, contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 472-7169.

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.

Graduate Education Survey

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, all graduate students and faculty will receive an email with a link to an online questionnaire designed to gather perceptions about the purposes of graduate education, and beliefs about what distinguishes graduate from undergraduate education. The School of Graduate Studies asks that recipients please take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The information will be used in part of a larger project that the school has commissioned in preparation for the upcoming visit of the Higher Learning Commission in 2015.

Relay for Life

Have you signed up for Relay For Life? Relay For Life is a 12-hour event hosted on May 3 and May 4, that benefits the American Cancer Society. Anyone can participate. Registration is $10 per team member. To register, please go to www.relayforlife.org/uwwhitewater by March 15. For more information, please contact Derrick HoversonHailey Everson, or Valerie Tribble.


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