UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of June 2

June 02, 2014

Week of June 2, 2014


In southern Wisconsin, a winner takes all - New York Times

VIDEO: History-making UW-Whitewater athletes put school in spotlight - WISN-TV Milwaukee

VIDEO: UW-Whitewater produces play based on boy's bullying book - WISC-TV Madison

Dan McGuire receives $25,000 "Ideadvance Seed Fund" grant - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

VIDEO: UW-Whitewater student embarks on 2,500-mile voyage for wounded vets - WJDT-TV Milwaukee

Ann Garvin digs for truth with flawed, funny characters - Wisconsin State Journal

Whom do black-owned banks serve? - Communities & Banking magazine

UW-Whitewater skipper John Vodenlich uses family background in coaching - NCAA.com

Ambulance bound for Burkina Faso - Jefferson County Daily Union


Kudos to Ramon Ortiz, director of PreCollege Programs, who won a $7,000 Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board grant. The project will provide 15 youths an opportunity to participate in summer work experiences and receive work readiness skills training in high growth/high demand areas through the Upward Bound Earn and Learn Program.

Kudos to Athula Gunawardena, associate professor of mathematical and computer sciences, who was recently awarded a $15,000 UW System/WiSys Technology Foundation Prototype Development Fund grant. Co-investigators on this award include faculty members Sobitha Samaranayake, Cheng Thao and Adrienne Foster. The project aimes to improve the Optimized Degree Planner.

Kudos to Ellyn Dickmann, associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, and Katharina Heyning, dean, who were awarded a $71,039 Wisconsin Technology Initiative grant. The project will help acquire technology and equipment upgrades to classrooms in Winther Hall, including interactive whiteboards, better telepresence and professional development.

Kudos to Hephzibah Kumpaty, professor of chemistry, and Margaret Legan, 2012 biology alumna, whose collaborative article with scientists from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology was published in the Royal Society of Chemistry "RSC advances" journal.

Kudos to Eric Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences, Catherine Chan, associate professor and director of the Undergraduate Research Program, and Alisa Hass, science outreach coordinator, who were recently awarded a $7,287 UW System/National Science Foundation Portals of Discovery continuation grant. The purpose of this project is to continue the collaboration between the UW-Whitewater, UW-Rock County, and Whitewater Unified School District through multidisciplinary research projects in the biological and chemical sciences.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented two papers at the Academic Business World International Conference in Nashville, Tenn. May 21-23: "Craigslist in Crisis: Issues of Censorship and Moral Panic in the Context of Online Communities" and "Emoticons, Smiley-Faces, and Social Media: Efforts to Engineer Happiness in Organizational Contexts." She also presented the following paper at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, also in Nashville: "Keep Calm and Be Humble: Critical Perspectives on the Work of John Adair and Other British Management Theorists for Further and Higher Education."

photography exhibit

The Whitewater Arts Alliance will host "Eyes of Whitewater," an exhibition of the works of UW-Whitewater faculty and staff photographers, to be on display Thursdays through Sundays from June 5 to June 29 at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., Whitewater.

An opening reception on Sunday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. will be free and open to the public. Read more >>

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, June 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

Warhawk Success Closet

Help dress our students for success! If you have suits, ties, dresses, slacks and other business attire that you would like to donate for needy students please drop off these items at the circle drive between the University Center and McGraw Hall on:

  • Tuesday, June 24, 7:30-8:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 24, 7:30-8:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Campus Tutorial Services

Campus Tutorial Services is open through the summer. If you would like help with a class, or need to revise a paper, or just want to brush up on some content before the fall semester, we are here to help! Visit uww.edu/tutorial for more information and to set up appointments with the tutors. If you have any further questions, please contact us at TutorCtr@uww.edu or 262-472-1230.

Deloitte cafe summer hours

Deloitte Cafe in Hyland Hall will be open Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Pastries, snacks, sandwiches, salads and beverages will be available. Purple Points, Dining Dollars, cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. Hours of service exclude holidays.

2014 InterActiv Conference

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the InterActiv Conference and Technolgy Academy on June 17-20: interactivlearning.com

Keith Mountain, Apple engineer and our higher education liaison, will be providing the in-depth training for iBooks author use, development, linking iBooks to D2L and strategies.

All conference and academy workshops are held in Hyland Hall. If you will be attending, please contact Linda Nortier at nortierl@uww.edu or 262-472-1050.


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