UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of May 12

    May 12, 2014

    Week of May 12, 2014


    Spring commencement

    UW-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates Saturday, May 17, as proud families gather for spring commencement ceremonies.

    Separate events will be held for the 1,191 undergraduates receiving bachelor's degrees and the 224 students receiving master's and education specialist degrees. Read more >>


    Commencement Tickets

    Commencement tickets can be picked up at Ticket Services in the Center of the Arts until 3 p.m. on Friday, May 16. Bring your UW-Whitewater ID.



    Master Plan Final Recommendations

    The Master Plan Final Recommendations Presentation is now posted to the Master Plan Website.  As the draft plan documents are developed, they will also be posted to this website (mid to late summer). Questions or comments can be directed to masterplan@uww.edu.


    Music student wins conducting competition

    Josh Wang was declared the winner of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Student Conducting Competition.

    Read more >>


    Warhawk Teams in National Competition

    Congratulations to the softball team for winning the NCAA Division III regional game against Benedictine University. The Warhawks advance to the Super Regionals hosted by Illinois Wesleyan, May 16-17. Read more >>

    Congratulations to the baseball team for earning the number one seed and hosting the NCAA Division III regionals. The Warhawks will take on St. Norbert on May 14 at noon. Read more >>


    CAMPUS Kudos

    Kudos to the 2014 Campus Award Recipients. View list >>

    Kudos to Eric Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences, who co-authored an article titled, “Stability enhanced polyelectrolyte-coated gold nanorod-photosensitizer complexes for high/low power density photodynamic therapy,” which has been accepted for publication in the journal Biomaterials.

    Kudos to Kelly McGrail, senior special education major, for receiving the 2014 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Judy Kruckman Softball Scholar-Athlete Award. 

    Kudos to Eileen Troemel, academic department associate for the Special Education Department, who published two books: Secret Past, a romance novel, and Moon Affirmations: Daily Meditations Using the Moon Phase to Focus Your Energy, a meditation guide.

    Kudos to Manuel Ossers, professor of languages and literatures, who published his 4th book, "Estudios literarios dominicanos. Colección del Banco Central de la República Dominicana V. 199. Serie Arte y Literatura No. 67." (Santo Domingo, DR: Banco Central de la República Dominicana-Departamento Cultural, 2014). The book is a selected compilation of 14 of his published journal articles and conference papers on the literature of the Dominican Republic.

    Kudos to W3: Working for Whitewater's Wellness, which won a 2014 Top Rural Development Initiatives award from Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. The program is designed to identify, highlight and share innovative models, practices and programs that have a positive impact on rural Wisconsin communities. Read more >> 


    Spring Faculty and Academic Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner

    The Spring Faculty and Academic Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, May 15, in the Old Main Ballroom, University Center room 275. Social hour begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 5 p.m.

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    Dining Dollars and MyMeals Expire May 16

    Dining Dollars and MyMeals expire on Friday, May 16. To check your balance, stop by the HawkCard Office in University Center room 250 or download the HawkCard app for either iPhone  or Android.


    UW System Vice President for Finance Finalists

    The campus community is invited to participate in video conference interviews with the UW System vice president for finance finalists on Wednesday, May 14:

    Joseph Raspanti, 9:10 a.m. in Hyer 142
    Roger Kent, 10:25 a.m. in Hyer 142
    Steven Wildeck, 1:40 p.m. in McGraw 1

    Read more >>


    early registration for half marathon

    Through May 15, students will receive 50 percent off registration for the second annual Discover Whitewater Series Half Marathon on September 21. More information >>


    Saturday Innovation Express Bus Trips

    Saturday, May 17, will be the last day of Saturday service for the Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express bus route. Since January, the UW-Whitewater Office of Residence Life and the Residence Hall Student Association have sponsored the two Saturday trips.

    With the spring semester ending, Saturday service will no longer be provided. Saturday service will resume in the fall. For more information, visit the website or call Janesville Transit at 608-755-3150.


    Safe Zone Training

    The Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold a Safe Zone training on Wednesday, May 14, from 10-11 a.m. 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.

    Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training. For more information, contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 472-7169.


    New Study Rooms in Esker

    There are now three additional group study rooms available in Esker Hall: rooms 103, 104, and 109C, located upstairs on the 2nd floor. Each room will accommodate up to 12 people, and is available to all students on a first-come, first served basis.

    The rooms are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Email UC Reservations or call 262-472-1175 with any questions.


    Art Exhibit

    Through May 16, Roberta’s Art Gallery will be hosting “Best of the Best”, an exhibit featuring the scholarship winners from the UW-Whitewater Department of Art and Design’s Annual Juried Art Show. There will be a “People’s Choice” Award to determine an art piece that will be permanently displayed in the University Center for gallery visitors to vote on throughout the exhibition.


    From the Provost

    Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, May 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


    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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