UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of June 9

June 09, 2014

Week of June 9, 2014

UW-Whitewater named Top Workplace

The regional list, compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ranks public and private organizations based on employee surveys.


UW-Whitewater earns best finish ever in directors' cup

The Warhawks' 1,134 points in the Directors' Cup is the highest tally ever for a Wisconsin university.



Kudos to Catherine Chan, director of the Undergraduate Research Program and associate professor of biological sciences and chemistry, and Seth Meisel, associate dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, who won a $330,429 UW System Growth Agenda for Wisconsin grant. Co-investigators on this project include Bruce Eshelman and Anneke Lisberg of the Biological Sciences Department; Kara Meissen, senior advisor in the Academic Advising and Exploration Center; Kelli Danielski, Learning Communities coordinator; and Lynsey Schwabrow, director of Institutional Research. This project will provide an integrated STEM learning, problem-based STEM inquiry, and advising support network for under-prepared freshmen who declare biology and chemistry as majors at UW-Whitewater.

Kudos to Katrina Yan Liu, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, who was awarded a $75,000 Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad titled "Understanding Contemporary China through Collaborative K-16 Curriculum Development Study Abroad." This project will fund 12 K-12 teachers for a five-week program that includes intensive Mandarin language study and a four-week curriculum development program in China this summer.

Kudos to Donna Vosburgh, assistant professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who won the "Best of Session" award at the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in San Antonio Texas, May 31 - June 5.

Kudos to Carol Terracina-Hartman, lecturer in communication, who was awarded a Summer Research Fellowship from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Her project traces environmental news coverage in news magazines during the 1970s, following events such as Earth Day and the Clean Air Act legislation. The paper has been accepted to a special mass communication history edition of The Communication Review.

Kudos to Manuel Ossers, professor of languages and literatures, whose book "La expresividad en la cuentística de Juan Bosch: Análisis estilístico/Expressiveness in Juan Bosch's Short Stories: A Stylistic Analysis" (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010), is found in 636 libraries in the United States and abroad, making it the most widely held work on Juan Bosch in libraries around the world.

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.


From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during regular office hours Wednesday, June 11, 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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