UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of June 30

June 30, 2014

Week of June 30, 2014

Art and music converge in exhibition

Thanks to UW-Whitewater faculty members and a recent graduate, music concert posters and related items are getting a second run in the spotlight in Milwaukee.



Kudos to Carol Terracina-Hartman, lecturer in communication, who presented a paper titled "Communication and Sustainability: How Nonprofit Environmental Groups Use Social Media" at the "Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space" conference in Amsterdam in June. The paper was funded by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and has been accepted into a forthcoming Sage Publications edition.

Kudos to Kristina Navarro, assistant professor in the College of Education and Professional Studies, who was selected by the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division of Student Affairs to participate on an action team charged with developing a new national student-athlete development curriculum. She will work with a team of faculty and administrators from around the country to enhance campus and civic engagement, career development, social responsibility and personal leadership initiatives for student-athletes across Division I, II and III institutions.

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during her office hours on Wednesday, July 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

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: Spring 2014 Dean's List and "Deathtrap" cast.

Summer on the mall

On Thursday, July 10, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. the University Center will host a "Jamaican Jam" Summer on the Mall. Join us on the north mall for food, games, live music, free art workshops for adults and children and more!

Chancellor's Listening session

Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campus-wide listening session on Tuesday, July 15, at 2 p.m. in University Center room 261. There is no agenda. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

intensive english institute opens doors

This week, five students -- one from China and four from Brazil --  began studying at UW-Whitewater's Intensive English Institute, or IEI. The IEI offers four levels of English instruction, and students are also challenged to use their language skills to explore both the campus and community. Upon completing the program, students will take a year of coursework in their major field of study and spend the summer of 2015 in internships.

The 2014 IEI summer session lasts until Aug.15. A new cohort will be welcomed in the fall. IEI is a collaboration between the Center for Global Education, the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, and the Department of Languages and Literatures. For more information, contact Karen Wislocky, coordinator, at wislockk@uww.edu or 262-472-1494.


A group of UW-Whitewater staff is working to help international scholars transition to the community. Some scholar visits are as short as a couple of weeks and other visits could last the academic year. The group is looking for members of the UW-Whitewater community who can house scholars for either a few days, or potentially the entire duration of a scholar's visit. This is an opportunity to foster cultural exchange, global goodwill and international friendships.

If you would like to participate, or for more information, contact David Halbach 472-5749, Frank Bartlett 472-5301 or Erika Cuevas 472-5759. 

retirement celebration

The campus community is invited to a retirement celebration for Christine Clements, dean of the College of Business and Economics, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in University Center room 259. The event program will begin at 4 p.m.

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


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