UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 17

March 17, 2014

Week of March 17, 2014

Spring Undergraduate Research Day

The campus community is invited to attend Spring Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, March 19, from noon – 3 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room. Explore more than 100 presentations consisting of live and oral performances, visual art and poster displays.


Warhawks teams in National Competition

Congratulations to the wrestling team for finishing second in the NCAA Division III championships. Read more >>

Congratulations to women's track and field for finishing fifth in the NCAA Division III indoor championships. Read more >>

Congratulations to men's track and field for finishing sixth in the NCAA Division III indoor championships. Read more >> 

Women's basketball will play Whitman College on March 21 in an NCAA semifinal game. Read more >>

Men's basketball will play Illinois Wesleyan University on March 21 in an NCAA semifinal game. Read more >>

Men's and women's swimming/diving will compete in the NCAA Divison III championships March 19 - 22. Men's >>   Women's >>

Gymnastics will compete in the NCGA championships March 21-22. Read more >>

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.

In the Media

Nic Doucette, senior operations and supply chain management major, will embark on a 2,552-mile kayaking journey to raise money for Semper Fi Fund. La Crosse Tribune >>

Luke Russell, sophomore elementary education major, talks about the sport of sled hockey.   Wisconsin State Journal >>

Friendship leads to $50,000 Habitat for Humanity donation

When Megan Kinney and Brittany Anderson met Norbert Jeka, they saw through his rough exterior and decided to give the unique friendship a try.


Campus Kudos

Kudos to Penny Portman, professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, for presenting at the Association International of Schools in Higher Education in Physical Education (AIESEP) in Auckland, New Zealand. She gave an oral presentation on "The effect of federal law (Title IX) on physical education in the United States" and a poster presentation on "A physical educator in a senior residential facility: a story of institutional change."

Kudos to Stephen Hanekamp, police officer, and Matthew Kiederlen, chief of Police Services, who were recently awarded a $4,000 Wisconsin Department of Transportation grant. These equipment grants are provided to law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin that participated in the DRIVE SOBER enforcement campaign, a national initiative to reduce fatalities and injuries associated with drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Kudos to Kristina Navarro, assistant professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, for being named by the UW-Madison School of Education as the Most Outstanding Recent Graduate for work at the nexus of higher education and intercollegiate athletics. She will receive this award at the Badgers spring football game and School of Education celebration. She is also one of five invited guest speakers to the NCAA office in Indianapolis, Ind., this March to share her research findings on the student-athlete experience in higher education.

Kudos to Jeff Pohorski and Ryan Holmer, videographers in Marketing and Media Relations, who won two Telly Awards, which "honor the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs." MMR won the top award for "Designing a Message — Kelby Shaw," and runner-up recognition for "A Journey to Success — Nikki Vo."

Kudos to Nathanael Moe, senior music major, for performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Capitol Theater in Madison on March 14. He played alongside his studio instructor Frank Hanson, and other UW-Whitewater faculty -- Leanne League, Robin Fellows and Linda Kimball, who are part of the orchestra.

Kudos to Tom Rios, vice chancellor for student affiars, who will receive the Pillars of the Profession award by the Higher Education Leadership Program. He will receive his award at the American College Personnel Association Convention on Tuesday, April 1.



A donations drive is underway at UW-Whitewater that will give people a chance to support troops serving overseas.

A collection event will take place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the James R. Connor University Center. Anyone from campus and the community may drop off items. All donations will be sent to deployed troops in Afghanistan, Kuwait and North Africa. Read more >>

Health insurance enrollment assistance

SHAC and UHCS are partnering with the SRA International, Inc. under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide health insurance enrollment assistance. They will be at the University Center table across from the Roberta's Art Gallery on Thursday, March 20, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. SRA International, Inc. can help you create or check your Marketplace account, review health plans and enroll.


Student leaders of today and tomorrow will have opportunities to gain important skills and insights at an upcoming series of campus events.

UW-Whitewater’s Explore Leadership series runs through Friday, March 21. Read more >>

Windows XP Retirement

On April 8, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP. Therefore, campus needs to complete transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 by that date. If you are still using a campus (not personally owned) Windows XP computer (on campus or off), and are not aware of any replacement/reimaging plans, please contact the TSC Helpdesk at 262-472-4357. We will work with you to develop a transition plan.

Outreach Best Practice Informational Session

In order to support projects and proposals for funding opportunities that include an outreach component, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education will be offering an Outreach Best Practice Informational Session on Tuesday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in University Center room 268. To register, contact Kristen Burton at 262-472-5212 or email.

Academic Staff Assembly Open House

Current Academic Staff Assembly members are hosting an open house event for instructional and non-instructional academic staff to learn about the assembly, its function, the elected body and terms, associated committees, responsibilities, how it benefits you and how to join.

The event will be held in the Crossman Gallery in the Center of the Arts on Tuesday, March 18, from 1 - 5 p.m. Musical ambience will be provided, as well as light refreshments.

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 24 - Lincoln's Pragmatism: Plotting a Course Between Abolition and States' Rights by Edward Gimbel, assistant professor, political science.

On March 31, the lecture is - American Poets on Suffering and Death in the Civil War American Poets on Suffering and Death in the Civil War by Beth Lueck, professor, languages and literatures.


Cap and Gown Orders

Faculty and student cap and gown orders for the May 2014 Commencement are due by Friday, March 21. 

A late fee will be assessed after this date. For more information regarding ordering, contact Jane Crouch.

Campus Awards Applications now available

Applications and nominations for the 2013-2014 Campus Awards to recognize students, organizations, faculty, and staff who have contributed to our campus community through their leadership, events, and service are now available online.

All applications and nominations are due Monday, April 7, by midnight. Please share this website with any students, faculty, or staff who may be interested in applying or nominating someone for these awards. You are welcome and encouraged to apply for as many awards as you wish.

The 2013-2014 Campus Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the University Center Old Main Ballroom. If you have any questions or are in need of accommodations please contact Melissa Grosso at 262.472.2633 or grossom@uww.edu as soon as possible.

Snackable Series: Digital Badging

The Learning Technology Center invites faculty and instructional staff to attend the next free session in the Snackable Series, "Digital Badging." A digital badge is an earned credential, which validates a person’s specific accomplishment, knowledge, or skill. “Badging” can be used to supplement letter grades, combat grade inflation, instill motivation to advance their level of competency, and showcase learning outside of the formal classroom. In this Snackable, the basic principles of badging, models of badging, and ways you can use badging in your course will be considered.

Sessions: Wednesday, March 19, noon to 1 p.m. or Thursday, March 20, 11 a.m. to noon
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw room 112
Register online today; seating is limited.

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.

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.

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


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