UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of April 17

April 17, 2017

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PHOTOS: Research in the Rotunda

UW-Whitewater undergraduate research students and their faculty mentors presented their projects at the annual UW System Research in the Rotunda program at the Capitol in Madison on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

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Earth Week April 17-22

The Sustainability Office is celebrating with an entire week of activities recognizing the relationship each individual has with the environment. A variety of fun, interactive events are planned for Earth Week, including garden and greenhouse tours, stream monitoring and cleanups, film showings, the planting of 40 fruit trees near Wells Hall, and a musicial performance by Canadian singer/songwriter James Gordon.


Business Ethics Week

The College of Business and Economics is holding its 10th annual Business Ethics Week through April 24. The event emphasizes the critical role of business ethics and connects what students learn in the classroom with real-life challenges. Four guest speakers — all alumni and seasoned professionals — will discuss business ethics and examples in their respective companies.


Founders Day celebrates alumni, outstanding juniors on April 22 »

National science honor for Warhawk biologist

Biology major Amanda Danno received Honorable Mention recognition from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the sciences, mathematics and engineering fields.


Eileen M. Hayes named dean of the College of Arts and Communication

She will assume her role at UW-Whitewater on Aug. 1.


Tornado drill April 20

On Thursday, April 20, a statewide tornado drill is planned. When the mock tornado warning is issued at 1:45 p.m., please move to the designated shelter areas. These areas are marked with signs that indicate they are tornado shelters and can also be located on the building evacuation maps posted on each floor of university buildings. If you are ever in an unfamiliar building on campus, seek shelter in the lowest level possible in a room or hallway without windows. The drill will conclude at 2 p.m.

Parking changes on Prince Street

The parking meters along Prince Street have been removed. Parking on Prince Street now requires a staff or commuter permit at all times, with no parking between 2 and 5 a.m.

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Josef Maurer and Luke Christopherson, both seniors majoring in history, who presented at Purdue University Northwest’s 25th Annual Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference on April 7-8, 2017 in Hammond, Indiana. Maurer’s presentation was titled "Water under the Bridge: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and rebuilding friendship through religious dialogue” and Christopherson’s was "Extinct Ink: The Ban of Tattooing in Milwaukee."

Kudos to Steven Girard, assistant professor of chemistry, who won a $10,000 grant from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium with a match commitment of $11,675 for the project titled “Nanostructured Silicides for Next-Generation Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators.” Girard and student research assistants are invited to present the project results at the 27th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference scheduled in August.

Save the date: Hired Before Graduation

May graduates who have landed jobs or graduate school acceptance are invited to stop by Andersen 1216 to have their photos taken for the Hired Before Graduation campaign. Times are 7 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, May 2, and 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.

Provost's office hours

Provost Susan Elrod will be available for office hours in the Deloitte Café in Hyland Hall, 2:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

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Nominations for Rainbow Celebration awards

Applications and nominations are being sought for the Rainbow Celebration of Excellence awards. These awards recognize members of the LGBT* campus community and dedicated allies. Awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Fern Young Terrace.

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LEAP spotlight

In this week's LEAP spotlight, read how the World of the Arts team revamped the curriculum and facilities used for this general education course.


Mental Health/Suicide Awareness Walk

The Social Work Student Organization is holding a Mental Health/Suicide Awareness Walk on Wednesday, May 3. The event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at the University Center Hamilton Room. The campus community is invited to attend and participate.

Observatory Lecture Series

At 8 p.m. on Friday, April 21, Professor Robert Benjamin will present "Great Discoveries in Mapping the Milky Way's Structure: The untold stories." The lecture is prepared for the general public and for students in 6th grade and above. It will be given in Upham Hall 140 and, weather permitting, observations of the sky with small telescopes will follow at 9:15 p.m. at Whitewater Observatory.

Faculty and Academic Staff Awards Reception

The campus community is invited to attend the 2017 Faculty and Academic Staff Awards on Wednesday, April 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. in University Center, room 275. Please join us in recognizing our colleagues for their talents and accomplishments.

Nominee list...

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, 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.

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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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