UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of August 4

August 04, 2014

Week of August 4, 2014

Summer on the mall

On Thursday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., the University Center will host a "World Market" Summer on the Mall. Join us on the north mall for food, games, live music, adult and children's free art workshops and more. Donation will benefit the Whitewater Food Pantry.


The Society for Human Resource Management recently received the 2013-14 Superior Merit Award, marking the 33rd consecutive year that the chapter earned the national recognition.



With their son facing serious health struggles, two UW-Whitewater alumni are giving back to the organization that helped them get through the most difficult times.


campus kudos

Kudos to Scott Peters, assistant professor of educational foundations, who won the National Association for Gifted Children's Early Scholar Award for 2014.

Kudos to Brian Borland, assistant head football coach, who will be inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Read more >> 

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management, who presented the following paper at the 11th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference, held July 7-9 in Denver: "Blending the News: Incorporating Online News Services Into Higher Education Courses."

Kudos to Ronald "Bud" Gayhart, director of the Center for Innovation and Business Development, who was awarded the 2014 America’s SBDC State Star Award for Wisconsin. Read more >>

in the news

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published editorials by James Winship, professor of social work; and Pilar Melero, associate professor of languages and literatures, on the Central America child migrant crisis. Winship op-ed >>  Melero op-ed >>

Michael Kaip, sophomore history education major, was featured in a TV news story about the Dreams in Motion wheelchair basketball camp. View video >>

Lois Smith, interim dean of the College of Business and Economics, was featured in a Madison Magazine story titled "The State of Education." Read more >>

Alumnus Matt Blanchard '11 is looking to solidify a roster spot as quarterback with the NFL's Carolina Panthers. SB Nation >>

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to visit with her during her office hours on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the University Center Commons area.

from the chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campus-wide listening session at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in University Center room 261. There is no agenda. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

Warhawk Welcome events

B.o.B. will be the featured performer for the free concert for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Kachel Fieldhouse as part of Warhawk Welcome. This event, in addition to Warhawks At Night, which takes place on Sunday, Aug. 31 in the University Center, are both sponsored by Career & Leadership Development, SEAL, First Year Experience, the James R. Connor University Center, UW-W Dining Services, Residence Life, the Center for Students with Disabilities, Residence Hall Association, Cultural Affairs Committee, and the Office of the Chancellor. More information will soon be available via social media and the University Center website (uc.uww.edu).

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 graduates and "Muskie Love" participants.


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