UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of May 19

May 19, 2014

Week of May 19, 2014

Ambulance for Africa: UW-Whitewater professor, students plan service-learning trip

Born from a promise made more than 40 years ago, a UW-Whitewater professor and several students are emarking on a service-learning trip to help save lives in one of the poorest places on Earth. Read more >>

UW-Whitewater science student earns $305,000 graduate scholarship

Michelle Storage, who double majored in biology and chemistry, won a prestigious graduate research scholarship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Read more >>

Warhawk Teams in National Competition

Congratulations to the softball team for advancing to the NCAA Division III Championships. The Warhawks will travel to Tyler, Texas May 22-27. Read more >>

Congratulations to the baseball team for advancing to the NCAA Division III World Series. The Warhawks will play Friday, May 23, at 7:45 p.m. at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton. Read more >>


Kudos to students in Professor Ann Garvin's Current Topics in Health course who helped raise $2,347 for girleffect.org, which helps get girls out of poverty and prostitution in Africa, and supports their education and/or training in a trade.

Kudos to Lacey Puls, a senior accounting major from Prairie du Sac, who received the 2014 Roger Buchholz FEI Junior Scholarship, awarded by the Milwaukee Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kudos to Lieutenant Colonel Carl Meredith, professor of military science, who was identified by U.S. Army Cadet Command as the top candidate to serve as a guest lecturer with the U.S. Army School of Cadet Command in Fort Knox, Ky. to teach pre-command courses for all incoming professors of military science as they prepare to take over their ROTC programs nationally.

Kudos to Katy Heyning, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, and Melanie Agnew, assistant dean, who are featured speakers at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education annual Washington Week, June 10-12.

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: DECA "Chapter of the Year," Warhawk softball, Warhawk baseball, and AMA "Chapter of the Year."  

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, May 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.


University Health and Counseling Services invites the campus community to the open interviews for the Nurse Practitioner position. All will take place in Ambrose Health Center Room 2028 (Rocker Room).

  • Catherine Eisert, MS, ANP-BC: Monday, May 19, at 10 a.m.
  • Susan Ipsen, APNP: Tuesday, May 20, at 10 a.m.
  • Leslie Ewens, MS, WHNP-BC: Tuesday, May 20, at 3 p.m.
  • Melissa Miller, RN, MSN: Wednesday, May 21, at 3 p.m.

Click It or Ticket campaign

UW-Whitewater Police will mobilize along with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 19 to June 1.

"Officers will be on the lookout day and night for unbuckled motorists. If you're not wearing a safety belt, we will stop your vehicle and you will get a ticket," said Officer Steve Hanekamp. "During the Click It or Ticket mobilization and throughout the year, we will stringently enforce Wisconsin's mandatory safety belt law. We're not trying to write more tickets. Through enforcement and education, we're striving to get people to buckle up every time they drive or ride in a vehicle."


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