UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 3

March 03, 2014

Week of March 3, 2014


Graduating in May? Make an impression on your fellow graduates. Apply by March 5 to be the student speaker at the undergraduate spring commencement ceremony.

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From the Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campus-wide listening session on Tuesday, March 18, from 9 – 10 a.m. in University Center room 261. There is no set agenda. All are welcome to attend.

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.

In the Media

David Havas, assistant professor of psychology, was featured in Wired in a story that explores computers and emotions, prompted by the Oscar-winning film "Her."

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Stephen Hanekamp, police cfficer, and Matthew Kiederlen, chief of Police Services, who were recently awarded a $10,490 Wisconsin Department of Transportation grant. The purpose of this project is to implement the Traffic and Criminal Software, an automated reporting system for law enforcement, at UW-Whitewater.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present the following paper in Frankfurt, Germany, at the 2014 Business History Conference:"'A Cesspool of Crime' and 'Robbery by Appointment': Craigslist, Google, and the Ethics of Internet Advertisements." The conference runs from March 12 - 15.

Kudos to the online Master of Business Administration program, for being ranked by GetEducated.com as a "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online MBA degree.

Kudos to Megan Lynch, senior biology major, for serving as a Student Ambassador for the 2014 Full Access Student Summit in Fort Worth, Texas. Only one student in the U.S. is chosen each year for this honor.

Greek Week

Greek Week, an opportunity for chapters to meet, collaborate and compete, is March 3 - 7. A signature event is the Penny War, pitting fraternities against sororities to raise money for the VA Hospital in Madison. Other events include the Greek Week unity show and the Greek Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse/Awareness program.

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Race Unplugged: Beyond Racial Sound Bites of Pundits, Politicians and Pop Culture

A scholar of African-American studies and sociology who explores issues of science and society will give a free public lecture at UW-Whitewater titled "Race Unplugged: Beyond Racial Sound Bites of Pundits, Politicians and Pop Culture."

The speaker, Ruha Benjamin, will appear at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Young Auditorium. Her speech is part of the Contemporary Issues Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences. 


Tifu Cultural Ensemble

TIFU Cultural Ensemble is a student organization that reflects all areas of art, poetry, and dance. On Monday, March 3, from 6 – 8 p.m., student artists will hold an exhibition in University Center room 68 and will be drawing free portraits of attendees.

On Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m., student dancers will perform in University Center room 275A.

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 10 - Reinventing America: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Richard Haven, Emeritus Professor, Communication.


Co-Directors Named to Lead LEARN Center

The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education is pleased to announce that Barbara Beaver, professor of psychology, and Sally Vogl-Bauer, professor of communication have been named to serve as co-directors of the Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Research Network (LEARN) Center beginning fall term 2014. “I really look forward to seeing where Dr. Beaver and Dr. Vogl-Bauer take the LEARN Center next," said Dean John Stone. "It's a very exciting time, made possible by the strong leadership provided by Dr. Greg Valde over the past five years. The campus owes him a heartfelt 'thank you' for his deft guidance."

Single Occurrence Event Requests Now Available

UC Reservations is now accepting Single Occurrence Event Requests for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015. The form is available at this link or by stopping in University Center room 253, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. The priority deadline is Friday, March 21.


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. Her regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, March 26.


Making plans to travel over Spring Break? Why not share the ride and save some money on gas? Zimride is UW-Whitewater’s social network for ride sharing that allows you to post rides. Check it out today at zimride.uww.edu.

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.

Summer and Fall University Center Job Openings

The University Center is hiring. Approximately 30 positions will be open in the following departments: UC Graphics, Roberta's Art Gallery, Warhawk Alley, Information Services, UC Administration, Human Resources, Botany, LEAP, Student Porters, Ticket Services, and Reservations. Visit this site for position descriptions.  Applications are posted on HawkJobs. The priority deadline is Friday, March 21. Questions? Contact Rhonda Jones in UC Administration at jonesr@uww.edu

Andersen Library Blog

The Andersen Library Blog is a great way to keep in touch with the latest in library resources, technology, tips, and expert advice. Money Mondays offers financial advice to students. Thursday Tech Tips features the latest in library database apps, useful research tools, and tech advice. New Stuff Tuesdays showcases selections of the week from the New Arrivals Island. Posts on current events, campus happenings and Friday Fun also appear regularly in the blog. To learn more about the latest Library news and events, check out the Andersen Library March Newsletter.

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 >> 


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