UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of August 14

August 14, 2017


Witness the solar eclipse from campus

On Monday, Aug. 21, the Department of Physics will host an eclipse viewing at the Observatory (on the hill behind Hyer Hall). The partial solar eclipse, in which the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, will start at 11:52 a.m., reach its maximum at 1:17 p.m. (with 84.97% of the sun covered by the moon), and end at 2:39 p.m.

Lecturer Juliana Constantinescu will lead the viewing. Eclipse glasses will be available to share. Please remember do not look directly at the sun.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, Professor Bob Benjamin will give a lecture in Upham Hall, room 140, describing what occurs during a total solar eclipse, the frequency of eclipses, and their applications in science.


State of the University Address Aug. 28

Chancellor Beverly Kopper will give her annual State of the University Address on Monday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Young Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend. A campus cookout will follow at the University Center.

Upcoming Events

Women in Higher Education Leadership
Thursday, Aug. 24
10:30 a.m. Timmerman Auditorium

State of the University Address
Monday, Aug. 28
10:30 a.m. Young Auditorium

Campus Cookout
Monday, Aug. 28
Noon, University Center

Move-in Day
Sunday, Sept. 3
(First-year students)

Open calendar

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Carol Brunt, assistant professor and Ruth Hansen, lecturer, both of the Department of Management, who were part of a colloquium at the biennial meeting of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 31-Aug. 2. Their presentation, "Building Knowledge: Positioning Nonprofit Programs in Institutions of Higher Learning," discussed how nonprofit management programs adapt to serve students in diverse settings.

Kudos to Jimmy Peltier, professor of marketing, who was ranked 20th out of more than 7,200 business management education scholars in a study published by Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

Kudos to Scott Peters, associate professor of educational foundations, whose book "Excellence Gaps in Education" won the National Association for Gifted Children’s Book of the Year Award in the scholar category.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present a paper at the 2017 Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, on Aug. 31. Her presentation is titled "Resistance, Opportunism, or Something Else? Gaming and Manipulation of Academic Metrics Systems."

Kudos to Manuel Ossers, professor of languages and literatures, whose article, "Dos épocas, dos perspectivas y una religión: Proyección religiosa en la literatura española" [Two Epochs, Two Perspectives, and One Religion: Religious Projection in Spanish Literature], was published by the online journal Revista Literaria Baquiana. Year XVIII, Number 103-104, July-December (2017). The article will appear again in the journal's print edition in December.

Kudos to Carol Terracina-Hartman, lecturer in communication and faculty adviser of The Royal Purple student newspaper, who is one of three finalists selected for the Award of Distinction, presented by the College Media Association in partnership with the Associated Collegiate Press. Honorees will be recognized during the fall convention in Dallas, Texas, in October.


Copy and Printing Services

Bob Deutsch is the new printing technician in Copy and Printing Services (lower level of Moraine Bookstore). Please submit any project requests at least two weeks in advance. Note: the print shop will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Copy and Printing Request Form

Technology Open House

Faculty and Staff are invited to ICIT’s annual Technology Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Old Main Ballroom (University Center, room 275). This year’s event will feature an updated HelpDesk catalog, hands-on technology demos, recent classroom redesigns for active learning and a look into Emerging Technology Exploration. There will be a free giveaway, refreshments, and a chance to win an iPad, gift cards, sports tickets and more.



Warhawks at the City Market

UW-Whitewater graduates Jason and Michelle Quednow are co-owners and “flavor composers” of Lake Mills-based Jazzed-Up Marshmallows. Since 2010, the two have been concocting and selling gourmet marshmallows with flavors such as salted caramel, birthday cake, dark knight, and orange dreamscicle... more than 75 flavors to date! Michelle graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in psychology and Jason graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in speech — electronic media and a minor in professional business marketing.

Whitewater City Market runs Tuesdays through October, 3:30-7:30 p.m., at the Historic Train Depot on Whitewater Street. Photo by Craig Schreiner.

Warhawks in the Media

Journalism major Louis Dazzo was featured in a Bass365 article on the gear and equipment he uses to compete in fishing tournaments across the country. Read more »

Susan Johnson, associate professor of political science, spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio about the challenges facing the Republican party to pass legislation. Read more »

Denton Marks, professor of economics, gave a presentation titled “How Do We Decide About Wine? Fast, Slow and Otherwise” at the American Association of Wine Economists at Padua, Italy, June 28-July 2.
Read more »

John Boie of the Academic Advising and Exploration Center has made the U.S. Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball team, which will compete at the 2017 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation America’s Zonal Qualifier in Columbia, Aug. 21-31. Read more »

Physical education major Farit Kuri-Azamar is on a three-year mission to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Read more »


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