UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 31

March 31, 2014

Week of March 31, 2014

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Warhawk football, nominated for five Wisconsin Sports Awards, including overall Team of the Year, College Team of the Year, Coach of the Year (Lance Leipold), Athlete of the Year (Matt Behrendt, junior physical education major) and Game of the Year (Dec. 14 vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor). Fans can vote for Game of the Year here >>

Kudos to James Levy, assistant professor of history, who will lead a discussion on "Equity Under the Law," and kudos to Chandra Waring, assistant professor of sociology and Amber Moulton, assistant professor of history, who will discuss "Civil Rights in Multicultural America," at the L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills on April 10. Read more >>

Kudos to Professor Ronald Berger and Assistant Professor Jennifer Flad of the Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology Department, who coauthored the book "Disability, Augmentative Communication, and the American Dream" with alumnus Jon A. Feucht, '03 and '08.

Kudos to Patrick Snyder, executive director of USASBE, housed at UW-Whitewater, who was named to the Board of Directors at BizSTARTS Milwaukee. He will be joining the Class of 2014, which includes the CFO Of Harley-Davidson Motor Company (and former CFO of Kraft Foods); as well as Bill Goodman, former CEO of Schenck SC Accounting Firm.

Kudos to the UW-Whitewater Forensics Team, for finishing 11th in the nation at the Pi Kappa Delta Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind., held March 20-23. Read More >>

In the Media

UW-Whitewater students participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge in Albany, GA. Albany Herald >>

A national publication lauded the competitors and atmosphere of the NCAA Division III men's basketball championship tournament. USA Today >>

UW-Whitewater will soon offer an online master's program in environmental safety and health. Walworth County Today >> 

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.

Tickets >>


Esera Tuaolo, a former defensive tackle who is one of only a few NFL players to come out as gay, is the keynote speaker at UW-Whitewater's Pride Week. Other events include a dance, ally open house and history presentation.  Read more >>

Also, applications and nominations for the 2013-14 Rainbow Celebration of Excellence awards to recognize members of the LGBT campus community and allies for their contributions to and leadership on our campus are now available online

If you have any questions or are in need of accommodations please contact Cindy Konrad at 262-472-7169 as soon as possible.


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.

“Where Dreams Begin” in Roberta’s Art Gallery

From April 1-14, Roberta’s Art Gallery will host “Where Dreams Begin”, an exhibit featuring pictures and newspaper articles of Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as UW-Whitewater BSU pictures and history. A reception with light refreshments is Wednesday, April 2, from 4:30-6 pm.

Spring Sports Preview

The campus community is invited to attend the 2014 Spring Sports Preview event at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 3, in University Center room 275. The Chancellor's Scholar-Athletes will also be announced.

Creative Enterprise Symposium

The College of Arts and Communication hosts a Creative Enterprese Symposium on Thursday, April 10, in the Fern Young Terrace from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., including a panel on creative enterprise, reception, and legal issues discussion. Read more >>

Elements for Success: Creating Raving Fans

Customer retention is a critical component of the success and long-term viability of a business -- 68% of customers leave a business because of perceived indifference.

Mike McKay, a business coach at ActionCOACH Business Coaching, has helped a wide variety of businesses increase their customer retention and improve brand loyalty. He specializes in sales, marketing, advertising, team building, and system and business development. McKay will cover some of the key factors that play a critical role in improving customer retention and customer loyalty in a discussion on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. at the Whitewater Innovation Center.

For more information, visit http://uwworsp.org/elements.


Interested in a potential Makerspace at UW-Whitewater? A campus-wide focus group will be held in the Andersen Library Conference room, L2213, on Thursday, April 3, from 3 - 4 p.m.  If you have any questions, contact Catherine Chan or Michael Johnson.

Blood Drive

The UW-Whitewater Optimists will host a blood drive April 9-10, in Esker Dining Hall rooms 118 - 120 between noon - 6 p.m. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome. Free parking is available for community donors in lots 4 and 23 on Prairie Street.

Sexual Assault awareness

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Campus organizations have scheduled a series of workshops, speakers and other events, including Take Back the Night, Denim Day, and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. 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.

State Mathematics Meeting

The Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America will be meeting on campus April 4-5. The event brings together students and faculty from around the state for discussions, plenary talks, a dinner, and a session of "Math Jeopardy" in Timmerman Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Friday, in which UW-Whitewater has a team entered. Please feel free to attend the session to cheer on the Whitewater team.

More information >>


UW-Whitewater, Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3), and Fort HealthCare are partnering to offer free biometric screenings and health risk assessments as part of a new worksite wellness program for faculty and staff. Participants can win prizes, and some insurance providers offer incentives for participation.

To participate, call 262-472-1874 by noon on Monday, April 14. Appointments will take place at the Ambrose Health Center from April 28 to May 2.  More information >>

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 April 21. The poll is available at http://doodle.com/aaazkyuqgsusa7t6.

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 supportive and encouraging learning environment.

Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training specifically for their faculty/staff. If you have questions or are in need of accommodations, please contact Cindy Konrad at 262-472-7169 or konradc@uww.edu.

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 April 7 - Lincoln's Legacy and the Promise of Reconstruction by Amber Moulton, Assistant Professor, History.


Seeking Nominations 

Campus Awards nominations to recognize students, organizations, faculty, and staff who have contributed to our campus community through their leadership, events, and service are  available online and are due Monday, April 7.

Non-Instructional Staff Rewards and Recognition nominations are due Tuesday, April 1.  Read more >>

Academic Staff Assembly nominations are due Wednesday, April 2. Read more >>

Classified Staff Advisory Council nominations are due Friday, April 18. Read more >> 

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, April 2, 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 >>

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.


Share the ride and save money on gas by using Zimride, UW-Whitewater's social network for ride sharing that allows you to post rides. Check it out today at zimride.uww.edu.


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

Photo Requests

All university photo requests can now be submitted via email at photo@uww.edu. This includes both requests for archive photos and requests for new photos.

Please be as specific as possible, and include all relevant information, including dates, times, places and names of people. You must also describe how the photos will be used.

Craig Schreiner, university photographer, will have open studio hours this semester on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. in Andersen 1216. An email to photo@uww.edu or phone call to 262-472-5534 letting us know you are coming would be appreciated.


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