UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 14

April 14, 2014

Week of April 14, 2014

VOLUNTEER FOR Make a Difference Day

More than 200 students from UW-Whitewater will partner with volunteers from Janesville this year. Activities will start on April 25 at 10:30 a.m.


Advocate of electric cars to give public lecture

Chris Paine, an entrepreneur and advocate of sustainable methods of transportation, will give a speech titled "How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Plug In an Electric Car?" at UW-Whitewater at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Young Auditorium.


From the Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a listening session on Tuesday, April 22, from 2 - 3 p.m. in University Center room 261. Light refreshments will be served. There is no set agenda and all faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.


Landed a job before commencement? Congratulations! We'll be celebrating our newly employed graduates in the annual "Hired Before Graduation" campaign. Check back next week when we'll announce the dates and times you can get your photo taken. We look forward to seeing you!

In the Media

Jeremy Lade, head coach of the national champion men's wheelchair basketball team, visited UW-Madison to speak about paraplegic athletics. The Badger Herald >>

Copy Services limited hours

Copy Services will have limited hours from April 21-28. The department will be open from noon - 3 pm. If you have a copying emergency, please contact Marketing and Media Relations at 262-472-1194 and we'll try to assist.


The annual Founders Day event celebrates distinguished alumni and includes the presentation of scholarships to outstanding UW-Whitewater juniors. The event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, in the James R. Connor University Center.


Classified Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner

The Classified Staff Advisory Council Employee Recognition Committee invites you to attend the second annual Classified Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner.

The dinner will be held on Thursday, May 8, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in University Center room 275. The deadline to reserve a place at the dinner is April 25. For more information and a reservation form, please visit the Classified Staff Advisory Council homepage.

Sidewalk Sale at the Bookstore

The University Bookstore will be conducting a sidewalk sale outside the main entrance from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. (If there is inclement weather, the sale will be conducted in the front entrance area of the Bookstore.)

The sidewalk sale will feature bargains on general merchandise, clothing and books. Discounts will be given on select in-store merchandise as well.

corporate and health communication SYMPOSIUM

The Communication Department is sponsoring the second-annual Corporate and Health Communication Symposium from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the University Center Old Main Ballroom.

It will feature more than 15 corporate, healthcare and nonprofit experts who will share knowledge on a range of healthcare topics. The day will give students a deeper insight into potential careers and a chance to learn from panels of industry experts. Read more >>


The Political Science Department’s annual Alumni Career Night is Thursday, April 17, at 6:15 p.m. in room 266 of the University Center.  The event will include a panel discussion by UW-Whitewater alumni who will talk about their careers and experiences. Included on this year's panel are a lawyer, an advocate and a city government official.

Contact Political Science Department Chair Jolly Emrey for more information.

Relay for Life

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

The Expert Guide

Marketing and Media Relations would like to encourage all faculty members to submit their information to the campus Experts Guide. This guide is an invaluable resource to our division and outside media as it provides information regarding faculty expertise. To submit your details, please follow this link: http://www.uww.edu/news/expert-submission.

Summer Food Program

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like UW-Whitewater to provide free meals to low-income children over the summer.

More information >>


The Learning Technology Center is offering a Summer Institute for Online/Blended Teaching April 25-July 31.

More information >>

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, April 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


UW-Whitewater faculty and staff can receive rewards for completing a biometric screening:

Dean, Unity and Group Health Cooperative members are eligible to receive $150 for participating in health screenings this month. Not a member? UW-Whitewater Worksite Wellness Committee is also raffling off prizes such as massages, gym memberships, care packages and farmer's market coupons to screening participants.

The deadline to make a screening appointment is noon Monday, April 14. Call 262-472-1874 to reserve your spot during the week of April 28 through May 2 or to discuss other appointment options. More information >>

Safe Zone Training

The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold a Safe Zone training on Tuesday, April 22, from 11 a.m.-noon 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. After the training, attendees have the opportunity to become part of a network of safe and welcoming spaces and people for LGBT members of the campus community and their allies.

Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training specifically for their faculty and staff. For more information about Safe Zone training or to schedule an office or department training session, contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 472-7169.

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 21 - A Mission to Honor: UW-Whitewater Students Premiere Documentary on the Fairhaven Veteran's History Project by Jarred Donlon, Katelyn Klepper, Ashlee Lamers, Carolyn Larsen, and Travis OGallagher, UW-Whitewater students.


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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