UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of December 18

December 18, 2017


PHOTOS: Winter Commencement

Hugs, handshakes and a historic moment as our Warhawk family celebrated Commencement on Dec. 16.

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PHOTOS: ROTC Commissioning

A special pre-commencement tradition continues as four cadets in the ROTC program received their officer's rank at a Commissioning ceremony in the University Center prior to Commencement on Dec. 16.

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In the media: Warhawks meet their "little buddies"

Sixty UW-Whitewater students visited second graders in Beloit to read books, work on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects, share a pizza lunch, take pictures together and more.

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Snow removal information

Please see the link below for information regarding campus snow removal policies and procedures.

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Upcoming Events

Residence Halls close
10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21

Fall Term grades available to students
Thursday, Dec. 28. (Please note this the correct date; last week's edition incorrectly listed Dec. 21.)

Winterim Classes begin
Tuesday, Jan. 2

Women's Basketball vs. UW-Oshkosh
7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3
Williams Center DLK Gym

Men's Basketball vs. UW-River Falls
5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6
Williams Center DLK Gym

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Campus Kudos

Kudos to James Hartwick, professor of curriculum and instruction, who won the League of Women Voters Whitewater-Area Making Democracy Work award, which recognizes individuals who have shared and implemented a vision of making Whitewater a safer and fairer place in which to live and those who have mobilized others to work with them to affect positive change in the community. Read more »

Kudos to Mutope Johnson, lecturer in art and design, who is one of the featured artists in the First-of-Its-Kind Art Exhibit Highlighting the Power of Giving, which will be on display in February at the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee. Read more »

Kudos to Mike Lenser of University Health and Counseling Services, who served as the consulting physical therapist for the cast of the Broadway musical "Chicago" when they visited campus and performed at Young Auditorium on Dec. 9.

Congratulations participants in the Outbound Sales Competition finals held on Dec. 6 in Hyland Hall. More than 30 students competed for $3,000 in prizes. Caitlin Catino, Nick Rasmussen, Zach Goggins, and Henry Bernhagen each earned first place in their respective rounds. With support from industry partners, this Institute for Sales Excellence event allows students to hone their skills, network with prospective employers and compete for awards. View photos »

"This Week" on hiatus

UW-Whitewater This Week will not be published the next two weeks, and will only be published as needed over Winterim.

Printing Services holiday schedule

Please note that the Printing Services team will be out from Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Jan. 2. Given our normal two-week requirement for turnaround, any print requests submitted this week will be completed Friday, Jan. 5, at the very earliest. Thanks for your patience, we wish you all happy holidays and a joyful 2018.

Assessment Day: Call for Proposals

Assessment Day poster proposals are now being accepted. Join us on Feb. 28, 2018, for an afternoon of sharing and celebration of assessment! Across campus, faculty and staff are assessing student learning in exciting ways. Share your ideas, data, assessment tools, and take the opportunity to brainstorm and learn from others as you enjoy lunch, posters, and presentations.

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Banking Conference: Call for papers

The Fiscal and Economic Research Center will host Community Banking in the U.S. on April 27-28, 2018, in Hyland Hall. The call for papers is now open; please submit your abstract of 200 words or fewer to Kristen Burton at burtonk@uww.edu by Feb. 9, 2018. This conference will provide an in-depth analysis of the economic, social, financial, and legal implications of current policy and procedure and will forecast likely systemic and structural changes. The event is supported by the Jim and Julie Caldwell Banking Professorship Fund and the College of Business and Economics.
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Administrative Fellowship opportunity

The Offices of the Chancellor and Provost are pleased to announce the Administrative Development Program for 2018-19 and invite interested eligible faculty to apply to become Administrative Fellows. The program goals are to 1) provide interested faculty members with opportunities to broaden their understanding of and experience in higher education administration, 2) build more leadership capacity on campus, and 3) diversify administrative leadership. Apply by Jan. 10, 2018.

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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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