UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of June 7

June 07, 2017


UW-Whitewater places sixth in nation in Directors’ Cup

For the seventh straight year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater finished among the nation's top 10 in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics' Learfield Directors' Cup Division III standings, ranking sixth out of 450 institutions.

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PHOTOS: Summer at Minneiska Falls

At any given time of the day, Minneiska Falls on the UW-Whitewater campus offers beauty and a respite for people and wildlife. Photographer Craig Schreiner captured the action on June 1.

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Prairie and garden tours

Campus will offer free tours of its prairie, landscapes, flower and vegetable gardens, and greenhouse this summer. Learn more about the plants that make up our landscapes and the wildlife that thrives on their bounty.

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Campus Kudos

Kudos to Ellen Latoracca, associate academic librarian at Andersen Library, who was honored by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents with its 2017 Academic Staff Excellence Award. Latoracca provides classroom-based and one-on-one instruction in the use of library resources and has developed innovative guides and programs to serve our students. Read more »

Kudos to the Human Resource Management program, which renewed its alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, only 339 institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The society also awarded a 2016-17 Merit Award designation to the Warhawk SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management department, who presented a paper at the "Voices of Dissent" conference held by the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University in the United Kindom. Her presentation was titled "Experiments in Protesting: Virtual Sit-Ins, Hacktivism, Electronic Civil Disobedience, and Other Technology-mediated Protest Before the Advent of Social Media."

Kudos to Manuel Ossers, professor of languages and literatures, whose article, "La expresión cenestética en la cuentística de Pilar Melero" (The Cenesthetic Expression in Pilar Melero's Short Stories), appeared in the book Gendering XXI: Latinas, caribeñas y sus otros modos de ser. Ed. Nancy Bird-Soto. San Juan, PR: Editorial Tiempo Nuevo, 2017.

Kudos to the Warhawk Leadership Academy, which has been selected as the NASPA Excellence Award GOLD Honoree by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The award honors student affairs practitioners who develop transformative, innovative and data-driven programs. Read more »

Parking permit changes

Annual Faculty/Staff and Reserved parking permits purchased for 2016-2017 that have an expiration date of June 30, 2017, are extended until August 31, 2017, at no cost to the holder.

New Annual Faculty/Staff and Reserved permits will be available for sale August 1, 2017. The new parking cycle will go from September 1 through August 31, from the 2017-2018 year forward. Information on how/where to purchase permits will be emailed later this summer.

If you have questions please contact Parking via parking@uww.edu or 262-472-1011.


Ageless Communicator exhibit

Through June 11 at Crossman Gallery, come witness visual representations of intergenerational relationships, education, and care for young children and older adults, inspired by the research of a special education professor and art alumna.

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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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