UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 27

March 27, 2017

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American Marketing Association continues legacy of excellence

For the eighth time in nine years, UW-Whitewater AMA was awarded International Chapter of the Year, out of more than 370 chapters worldwide.


PHOTOS: Undergraduate Research Day

Projects at this year's event ranged from social work and criminology to performing art pieces. Many students have been preparing their research and working alongside a faculty mentor for close to a year.

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DanceScapes ’17 runs March 31-April 1

This annual favorite features choreography by faculty, students and guest artists that is imaginative, powerful and fun. Each piece performed varies in style, so audiences are sure to find a dance that moves them.


Volunteer for Make A Difference Day

Projects this year will be held in Whitewater on April 21 and Janesville on April 22. Sign up early so you can pick your project and hold your spot!


Gymnastics heads to national championships

The Warhawks will make their 11th straight team appearance at the NCGA National Team Championship, set for March 31 at UW-Stout.


Upcoming events



World Music Showcase

7:30 P.M. Young Auditorium



Latino Heritage Lecture Series

3:30 P.M. UC 275A



Softball vs. UW-La Crosse

2:00 P.M. Kachel Center



Socially Responsible Business & Making a Difference in Women Artisans’ Lives




Good Works Film Festival

Summers Auditorium

Open calendar...

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Ben Lokken, Anna Herff, Tim Jenkins and Sara Wolf, students in Juk Bhattacharyya’s Environmental Geology class, whose writing on aquaculture was chosen as a featured post by KQED public media’s Do Now U project, a biweekly activity for students and the public to engage and respond to current issues using social media. Students from an English 162 course taught by Susan Huss-Lederman and Brianna Deering also wrote submissions.


Campus Kudos

Kudos to JP Villavicencio, academic adviser in the Academic Advising and Exploration Center, who presented “Is Academic Advising a High-Impact Practice?” at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 5, in Rosemont, Illinois, March 15-17.

Kudos to Ricardo Carrillo, freshman business major from Racine, Wisconsin, who earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America. Carrillo's Eagle Scout service project involved the design and construction of two sets of horseshoe playing pits for the Village of Sturtevant, which were installed at the village’s North Park for public use.

In the media

Music education students from UW-Whitewater brought their celebrated "Sounds and Visions" enrichment program to Sullivan Elementary School, with the theme of "Music Around the World."

Jefferson County Daily Union...

Chief of University Police Services Matt Kiederlen discussed and demonstrated the Nightlock devices, which are being installed throughout classrooms on campus.

NBC 15 Madison...

Stanislav Vysotsky, assistant professor of sociology, criminology and anthropology, discussed the rise of antifacism efforts in the U.S.


Habitat members choose service over spring break

UW-Whitewater’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter traveled to Georgetown, Delaware, on March 18-24. Forty students worked at four work sites, completing various projects around Sussex County to help families and fulfill the mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Vote today: Warhawk makes final four in business contest

Senior communication major Sam Lukach is in the running for Inc. Magazine’s 2017 List of America’s Top Student Run Businesses. Lukach’s business, HUK TV Mounts, needs your help in advancing.


The next Tea with the Chancellor is 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29,
in University Center, room 275A

Community iron pour

Wisconsin Makers Inc., a regional community makerspace located in Whitewater at 200 E. Clay St., invites the public to participate in its second annual iron pour on Saturday, April 1. This is a family-friendly event, with adults and children of all ages welcome. The doors open at 9 a.m. Participants will be provided a square-shaped “scratch” mold that they can personalize with their own design.

ePortfolio Meeting

Interested in learning more about ePortfolio use on campus? Please join us from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7, in McGraw Hall, room 19A, to hear updates on the exploration and discuss benefits, challenges, and aspirations for ePortfolio use on campus. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome!


Survey on Academic Plan

Your input is important in the development of the new academic plan. It affirms enduring aspects of a UW-Whitewater education while recognizing how our special mission, the anticipated changes in the student body, and our commitment to a meaningful process of academic assessment and curricular improvement mean that we must plan for continuous change in order to best serve our students.


Celebrating Teaching and Learning

The campus community is invited to participate in our very own teaching and learning conference on Thursday, May 18! There will be instructor-led breakout sessions, instructor-facilitated discussions around teaching hot topics, featured presentations from campus teaching support units, and a keynote address by Laura Rendón (University of Texas-San Antonio, co-director of the Center for Research in Policy in Education) focusing on college preparation, persistence and graduation of low-income and first-generation students.


Submit your stories

We are always looking for great story ideas. If you know of a student or faculty or staff member who deserves a shout-out, or want to promote a campuswide event, email us at news@uww.edu by noon Friday. Submissions may be edited for length or content.



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