UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of September 6

September 06, 2017


PHOTOS: Warhawk traditions continue with new class

From the rally at Perkins Stadium to the painting of Warhawk Drive, the new class of students has already left its mark at UW-Whitewater.

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Marching band to perform at Packers game

The 170-member band was invited to perform at halftime at Lambeau Field on Sept. 10 in front of a potential crowd of more than 80,000 people. Campus is welcome to watch a preview performance at Perkins Stadium on Saturday.

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UW-Whitewater student grows a passion in the classroom

When classes resumed in September at Adams-Friendship Elementary School, fifth-grade teacher Heather Gayton was more than ready to welcome her new students. Over the summer, she spent time at her students' baseball games, met with them on the playground, familiarized herself with their tastes in music, and identified ways to motivate them to learn when they returned from summer break.

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PHOTOS: State of the University Address and Campus Cookout

It was an energetic and fun start to the new academic year as the Warhawk Family gathered for a campus-wide cookout. Earlier in the day, Chancellor Beverly Kopper talked about the exciting opportunities and challenges ahead in her annual State of the University Address.

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Upcoming Events

Reception for "From a Clearing in the Woods" Exhibit
4:30 p.m Thursday, Sept. 7
University Center Roberta's Gallery

Hypnotist Josh McVicar
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7
University Center Down Under

Warhawk Volleyball hosts invite
3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8
Williams Center

Men's Tennis hosts fall invite
9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
Tennis Courts

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Whitewater City Market:
Tuesdays through October

From farmer's produce to unique treats and services, Whitewater City Market runs Tuesdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m., at the Historic Train Depot on Whitewater Street.


Learning Management System Update

The UW System Administration Procurement Office has issued a Notice of Intent to Instructure for the Canvas product. Our understanding is that courses will continue to run in Desire2Learn (D2L) for the Fall 2017, Winterim 2018, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 semesters. Questions about the Canvas product should be directed to the Learning Technology Center at ltc.uww.edu. Please do not contact Canvas directly.

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In Case You Missed It

VIDEO: Proud Warhawk and resident assistant Maxwell Dodd took center stage before campus Move-in Day to assure students and families that we were ready for them.

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Campus Kudos

Kudos to Praveen Parboteeah, Distinguished Professor in the College of Business and Economics, who served as an adjunct faculty in Korea University’s International Summer Campus. During his time in South Korea, he was interviewed by the country's equivalent of Business Week magazine for an article titled “Multinational Management: What Can Korean Companies Learn From Four Star Hotels.”

Kudos to Anna Land, assistant professor of information technology and supply chain management, who was recognized with an Emerald Publishing Citation of Excellence award. This honor recognizes outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world. Land co-authored “Sustainable Supply Chain Management Practices and Dynamic Capabilities in the Food Industry: A Critical Analysis of the Literature." Read more »

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented a paper at the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies 5th International Conference, held in New York City on Sept. 1. Her presentation was titled "Paper Celebrities: Constructing Academic Stardom and University Prominence Through Gaming and Manipulation."

Kudos to the staff at Children's Center who have earned reaccreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children -- the highest of standards in early care settings. In preparation for the site visit at the end of June, lead teachers Jenna Kenny, Chelsea Newman, and Elizabeth Backes spent many extra hours preparing portfolios to show evidence of the great work being done. NAEYC requires sites to meet 70 percent of assessed criteria for each classroom and 80 percent of assessed criteria for each program standard. Our classrooms met 97 percent and our program met 90 to 100 percent overall on the standards.

In the Media

Jeffery Heinrich, associate professor of economics, shared insight into the housing market, from interest rates to millenials' home ownership. WalletHub »

Samuel Guse, elementary education major, was included in a story about student teachers in the Janesville School District. Janesville Gazette »

Stanislav Vysotsky, assistant professor of sociology, criminology and athropology, has been interviewed by several media outlets on his expertise on conflicts between fascists and anti-fascists. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel » Newsweek »

Academic Affairs Fall Newsletter

This edition includes information on new campus leaders, the opening of the Chrisman Success Center and the university's new strategic plan.

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Shipping services at the UC

Located on the main level of the University Center, Information Services now sells shipping items like boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap. USPS priority mailers are also available for no charge. Information Services can weigh your packages and provide a printed guide to assist with purchasing a shipping label. Already have your items packaged up and ready to go? We can take your USPS and UPS letters and packages, which are picked up every weekday at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Contact us at 262-472-1170 or infodesk@uww.edu.


New admissions director

Assistant Vice Chancellor Matt Aschenbrener announced the appointment of Jackie Briggs as the director of admissions. She began her role on Aug. 21.

"I am excited that Jackie has accepted the positon as the director of admissions,” said Aschenbrener. “I am confident that her leadership will help the department and the university meet our recruitment goals as articulated in our new strategic plan. She brings a lot of energy and knowledge to the position. Being an alum of UW-Whitewater, she also knows how wonderful it is to be a Warhawk!”

Briggs holds a B.A. in organizational communications and psychology from UW-Whitewater and a M.A. in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. She served as the assistant director of admissions at UW-La Crosse for the past five years. She also held positions at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical in Winona and Red Wing, Minnesota, and at Viterbo College in La Crosse.

Campus Clarity training

As part of UW-Whitewater’s commitment to creating a safe and respectful environment, all students (both new and returning) are required to complete the CampusClarity: Think About It online training. By taking this online training course, you are showing your commitment to ensuring that we are all treated with dignity and respect to creating a campus community that is free from sexual harassment and sexual violence. If students are employed by the university, they will need to take both the employee and student trainings. Questions regarding the employee training can be directed to Human Resources. Instructions on completing the course have been emailed to all students. Students can also access the training directly at campusclarity.com by using their uww.edu email address. For tech support, visit support.campusclarity.com. Other questions can be directed to wellness@uww.edu. If you need counseling support, please contact University Health and Counseling Services at 262-472-1305.

Warhawk Advising Network meeting

The Warhawk Advising Network will host three sessions this fall in September, October, and November. Our first session is Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 3 to 4 p.m. in University Center, room 264, by academic advisers Katie Rutenbar and JP Villavicencio on "Generation Z." All are welcome to attend.

Free financial planning for veterans

To help veterans with the whole range of financial concerns, from debt management to planning for a healthy retirement, UW-Whitewater, with funding from the Foundation for Financial Planning, is offering Financial Front: One-On-One Financial Planning for veterans and family members.

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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. View Archives »


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