UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 21

April 21, 2014

Week of April 21, 2014

AMA Chapter of the Year

For the 11th time, UW-Whitewater AMA earned International Chapter of the Year honors at the national conference in New Orleans, April 10-12.


Goldwater Scholar

Andrew Phillips, a chemistry honors major, was named a 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. The prestigious national scholarship is awarded to outstanding students pursuing research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

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SPREADING Schopenhauer

David Cartwright, professor of philosophy and religious studies, is arguably one of the foremost experts on philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. His definitive English-language biography, published by Cambridge University Press, is now being translated into Chinese and Turkish.


Student Success Symposium

Four distinguished and award-winning education experts from across the U.S. will come to campus for the inaugural Student Success Symposium. The event, April 21-22 in the University Center, will explore "The Color of Success: African American Men in Higher Education and Beyond."



The women's bowling team placed third in this year's NCAA championships, as the only Division III team in the tournament held April 10-12 in Wickliffe, Ohio. Journal Times >>

The men's bowling team, a club sport, made it to the second round in the XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships held in Reno, Nev., April 18-20.

Open Forums -- Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

The campus community is invited to attend open forums for the director of intercollegiate athletics candidates. All forums will be held in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall, room 1000 from 3-4 p.m. An email with links to candidates' resumes will be sent to campus later this week.

  • Monday, April 28: Charlie Gross, associate athletic director, UW-Milwaukee
  • Wednesday, April 30: Mike Mattia, senior associate director of athletics, Johns Hopkins University
  • Friday, May 2: Kim Fierke, director of athletics and chair of physical education, Hartwick College
  • Monday, May 5: Amy Edmonds, interim athletic director, UW-Whitewater

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.

Tornado Drill

On Thursday, April 24, a statewide tornado drill is planned. At 1 p.m., the National Weather Service will issue a mock tornado watch and at 1:45 p.m. a mock tornado warning. Many radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. In addition, emergency weather radios will issue alert messaging. This is an ideal opportunity for schools, businesses and families to practice safe procedures for severe weather. What to do for a tornado warning >>

The drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark and/or rainy. If actual severe storms are expected, the drill will be postponed until Friday, April 25, with the same times. If severe storms are possible Friday, the drill will be canceled.


Landed a job before commencement? Congratulations! We are celebrating our newly employed graduates in the annual "Hired Before Graduation" campaign. Stop by the Photo/Video Studio in Andersen 1216 on April 23, April 30 or May 7, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. to get your photo taken and share your job success. We'll post the photos on the UW-Whitewater Facebook page throughout the rest of the semester.

In the Media

Kristina Navarro, assistant professor of education, spoke at the American College Personnel Association conference about parents' roles in student-athletes' academics. Inside Higher Ed >>

Cory Lenz, sophomore criminology major, has helped the men's bowling team earn its second berth at the XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships. Rockford Register Star >>

Scott Peters, assistant professor of educational foundations, co-wrote an article regarding educational problems on labeling students as "gifted." Education Week >> 

Michael Oldani, associate professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice, commented on the different gifts and payments received by doctors from pharmaceutical firms and the correlation of doctors prescribing the drugs. BBC News >>

Ann Garvin, professor of heath, physical education, recreation and coaching, talks about the correlation between entrepreneurs and personal health. Janesville Gazette >>

New Look to Campus Master Calendar

Check out the new look to campus master calendar - events.uww.edu/MasterCalendar. This improved design is easier to navigate and read. Simply click the applicable calendar on the right panel of the page.

There are now two ways to submit an event. You can add an event by clicking “+ Add Event” on the right side of the page or login as a "guest" and "Submit Event."

You can subscribe to calendars and will be notified when a new event is added or changed, and events can be integrated with your Outlook calendar. Click the "Notifications/iCal Feeds" link on the right side of the page. If you previously signed up for the calendar feed, the transition should be seamless. Events will continue to sync with your calendar and will still receive event notifications.

The Latest Merit Badges

UW-Whitewater awards Merit badges to students for a variety of academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments.

This week's badges include: gymnastics national champions and men's basketball national champions.

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.



Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, for presenting the following paper at Viterbo University's D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership conference, April 11-12: "From Smiley-Faces to Emoticons: Some Implications of the Symbolic Representation of Happiness for Business Ethics."

What is Wellness at UW-Whitewater?

In an effort to examine the student experience related to wellness, a focus group will be conducted to learn more about UW-Whitewater students' opinions about their personal wellness and how wellness fits in with their lives.

Please join us on Monday, April 28, at 8 p.m. at the University Center in room 268. Food will be provided, but seats are limited. If you have any questions or desire accommodations please call 262- 472-1305.

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.


Chancellor's Awards on Disability Concerns

The Chancellor's Committee on Disability Concerns will award the following individuals at an awards banquet on Wednesday, May 7, at 5 p.m.

  • Chancellor’s Lifetime Achievement Award to David Dorgan, Facilities Engineer at FP&M
  • FP&M Grounds Staff under the leadership of Steven Bertagnolli, Landscaping and Grounds Supervisor at FP&M
  • Huckleberry Rahr, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
  • Susan Huss-Lederman, Languages and Literature
  • Ken Powers, Technical Services Manager at Residence Life

These awards are given to faculty and staff members who have made a concerted effort to improve conditions that allow students with disabilities to access academic programs, student services, physical accommodations and technological support. Any faculty or staff member or student may submit nominations.

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 Earth Day, 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 >>


On Thursday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the University Center Concourse (main floor), the UW-Whitewater Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting prescription drugs for disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. In addition, disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards. Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (more than 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 4,114 sites.


The UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band invite the public to both ensembles’ final program of the semester on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 pm in Young Auditorium which features music by American composers in a tribute to our nation’s veterans.

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, April 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

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.

Elements for Success: Critical Accounting Insights for the Startup

The Whitewater Incubation Program is hosting its next Elements for Success event at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The event will feature guest speaker Robert Quinn, C.P.A., who will lead a discussion entitled “Critical Accounting Insights for the Startup.”

The event will begin with refreshments and networking with the discussion beginning shortly after. Quinn has experience solving taxation and accounting challenges for a diverse group of clients. He specializes in startup consulting and accounting systems but also has a wealth of experience in financial, performance, and cash flow analysis. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

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 28 - Early American vs. Modern-Day Slavery: Debating Similarities, Differences and the Power of Moral Discourse by Margo Kleinfeld, associate professor of geography and geology.


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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