UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of May 15

May 15, 2017

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PHOTOS | Spring Commencement

From the creative caps to the emotional family moments, here's a photographic celebration of spring commencement at UW-Whitewater.

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Baseball to host NCAA Midwest Regional

The Warhawks (35-7 overall) are the No. 1 seed in the eight-team regional and will host eighth-seeded St. Norbert Thursday, May 18, at 1:15 p.m.

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Community event: Discover Whitewater Series: 50% off for students

UW-Whitewater has collaborated with the Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, and 5K (DWS) to offer all students an exclusive 50% off registration discount as well as homecoming points for 2017! The race is Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Whitewater High School. All participants receive a free pass to the pancake breakfast on the day of the race, a pass to the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center, a finisher medal, and an athletic performance t-shirt. Winners receive cash purse prizes. Free childcare is also available.

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Campus Kudos

Kudos to chemistry major Christina Slack, who won a Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship through the United States Department of Defense. The SMART program is a national merit-based scholarship-for-service program that provides support for students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields.

The scholarship provides full tuition and education related fees, a minimum $25,000 stipend, summer research internships (Tina will be working at an Office of Naval Research Lab this summer) and guaranteed employment in a DoD laboratory following graduation. This award is highly selective; last year only 12 percent of applicants were awarded scholarships, and only 2 percent of awardees were chemists. Tina was also one of two UW-Whitewater students to receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention earlier this semester.

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Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present a paper at the The Economic and Business History Society on May 27 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her paper is titled "Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation: Academic and Public Policy Controversies with Herbert Simon, Norbert Wiener, Robert Heilbroner, and Others."

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Administrative Development Program and Faculty Sustainability Fellows announced

The Chancellor’s Office and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the Administrative Development Program Fellows and the Faculty Sustainability Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year.

Kelly Delaney-Klinger (Management) and Erin Celello (Languages and Literatures) have been named as the fellows in the Administrative Development Program. This program provides interested faculty leaders with opportunities to broaden their understanding of and experience in higher education administration.

Jonah Ralston (Political Science) has been named the Faculty Sustainability Fellow. This position provides leadership for campus sustainability efforts, particularly in matters of curriculum, instruction, research and community outreach.

Community Supported Agriculture

Enrollment is underway with Wholesome Harvest, the CSA that serves the UW-Whitewater campus with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. They offer weekly Tuesday afternoon drop-offs at the University Center from June to October and have a number of great produce, meat, and egg shares available.

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Open forums for assistant vice chancellor

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce finalists for the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor – Student Diversity, Engagement and Success. All are welcome to attend the open forums listed at the link below.

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