UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 24

March 24, 2014

Week of March 24, 2014

A stunning, unprecedented portrait of the Milky Way

Using images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, faculty and student scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are helping NASA map our part of the cosmos.



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USA Today >>

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel >>



Competition recap >>



Jefferson County Daily Union >>

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Campus Kudos

Kudos to Russell Kashian, professor of economics, who participated as a panel member at the Financial Services Innovation Coalition roundtable discussion "How Innovation in Financial Services Can Help Close the Credit Gap," in Washington, D.C. on March 24.

Pet Therapy Session

The Andersen Library will be welcoming students back from Spring Break with its biggest pet therapy session yet. Monday, March 31, from noon-2 p.m., the library will host an English Mastiff, a Newfoundland, and two whippets or greyhounds. Stop in to meet these sweet dogs. For more upcoming pet therapy dates and other library events, visit the Andersen Library site.

animal expert jack hanna ON CAMPUS

World-famous zookeeper and animal expert Jack Hanna will appear at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on April 7 for two public events.

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In 1978, a 16-year-old aspiring journalist, Bill German, launched a fanzine about his favorite rock group, the Rolling Stones. He handed them a copy on the streets of New York, and soon found himself swept up in their chaos. He traveled the world with them, stayed at their homes, and witnessed their decadent parties and vicious in-fights, documenting it for his 'zine (and for his recent book, "Under Their Thumb").

He'll recount his wild journalistic ride, via humorous photos and anecdotes, at a free lecture Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in Heide Hall room 101. For more information, contact Carol Terracina-Hartman at terracic@uww.edu.

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.

Take the bus to work

Are you interested in taking the bus to work? Consider the Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express service. For more information and time schedules, visit the website.

The Legacy 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 next lecture is March 31- 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.


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.

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, March 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


The Political Science Department sponsors its 29th Annual Kyle Lecture on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Summers Auditorium. "Is Inequality Transforming American Democracy?" will be presented by Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, an issue-focused coalition of individuals and organizations committed to achieving social, economic and environmental justice.

Over the past 14 years, Kraig has played a significant role in the Wisconsin public policy arena. He is a leading strategist in the Wisconsin progressive movement, and is especially known for developing innovative approaches to promote health care reform. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Jolly Emrey for more information.

Resources for Peace Conference

The campus community is invited to attend the Resources for Peace conference, a combined faculty and student event for the study of relations between shrinking natural resources and cultural dynamics that contribute to an understanding of war and conflict.

The conference runs April 10-11. More information >>

Final Call: 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 to submit materials to Terri Meinel for the 2014-15 campus planner is Wednesday, March 26.


The UW System Learning Technology Development Council is pleased to announce its virtual showcase to be held on April 10-11, from 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Faculty and staff from UW System campuses will share their innovative uses, best practices, how-to's and much more on a variety of learning technologies that span classroom, blended and online topics.

Location: Virtual Conference via Blackboard Collaborate web conference, no travel required.
Registration is now open and the complete agenda is available. Check out the conference website at: http://uwsltdcshowcase.wordpress.com


The following open interviews will be conducted in Goodhue Hall, 2nd floor conference room from 2:30-3:15 p.m. for the UW-Whitewater Cable TV program director:

Thursday, April 3 - R. Alan Luckett
Tuesday, April 8 - Andy Hagen
Thursday, April 10 - Eric Stelter


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