UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 6

March 06, 2018


Alma Mater lyrics contest

As part of UW-Whitewater's Sesquicentennial, our campus will introduce a new alma mater. We've selected the new tune. Now, we need you to write the lyrics.

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Student commencement speaker competition

Graduating seniors are invited to apply for the honor of serving as student speaker at Spring Commencement. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8.

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Salute to Grads

Salute to Grads will be held on Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University Bookstore (Moraine Hall) for all May 2018 graduates. The deadline for submitting faculty and student cap and gown orders is March 23, 2018.


Tea with the Chancellor

Chancellor Beverly Kopper invites the campus community to her next Tea with the Chancellor on Tuesday, March 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. in University Center, room 259.

Upcoming Events

5th Annual Photo Contest Reception
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6
Roberta's Art Gallery

Live Music: Carl Wockner
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8
University Center Down Under

UW-Whitewater Concert Band
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8
Young Auditorium

International Dinner
5:30 p.m. Friday, March 9
University Center Hamilton Room

Aztalan: An Ancient Native American Town
3 p.m. Monday, March 12

The Taming of the Shrew
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13
Young Auditorium

White Folks: Race & Identity in Rural America
5 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 14
Winther Hall, room 2001

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Sam Quinones to visit campus

Sam Quinones, a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic," will speak on campus at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Young Auditorium as part of the College of Letters and Sciences Contemporary Issues Lecture Series. His book chronicles the opiate crisis that took hold in Portsmouth, Ohio and how the town came together to address the dependency and work toward economic and social revitalization. The event is free and open to the public.

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Student survey on food pantry

The university is in the process of opening a food pantry on campus. As part of that effort, students are asked to complete an anonymous survey about their food situation during the fall semester of 2017. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete and is available until March 23, 2018.

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Free tax preparation and filing

Running through April 11, the UW-Whitewater Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will provide free tax preparation and free electronic filing of 2017 federal and state income tax returns for low and moderate income taxpayers. No appointments will be needed. Taxpayers may stop by room 1001 of Hyland Hall on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. The program will be closed on March 24, March 28 and March 31 for spring break.

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Student Success Presentation Series

Reserve your place at the Student Success Presentation Series, featuring campus survey data and analysis from four offices on campus. Attend to learn more about existing resources available to our campus community.

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Campus Kudos

Kudos to UWW-TV for winning 12 awards at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Seminar and Awards for Excellence in Middleton, Wisconsin, on Feb. 24. Warhawks won more first-place awards than any other university in the TV categories, including:
- "The FERC: 2007 to Present" - Long Form Production, Non-News: Ashe McDarison, producer
- "Double Jump Gaming News" - Public Affairs: Jason Nichols, producer
- "Wheelchair Basketball 2017 National Championship" - Television Play-by-play Announcing: Connor Moore, Cody Keip, announcers
- "Head Games" - General Entertainment Program: Kyle Winter, producer
- "Embrace Today" - TV Public Service Announcement: Abigail Werner, producer

Kudos to Frank Lanko, senior career advisor and UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA chapter advisor, who was honored as the State Advisor of the Year on Feb. 24. Lanko has worked with the team for six years, leading the group to three DECA Diamond awards and impressive performances at Collegiate DECA's premier annual event, the International Career Development Conference.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented a paper at the "Bodies of Resistance: 2nd Annual University of Wisconsin Gender and Women's Studies Symposium" in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 2. The paper is titled "The Normalization and Institutionalization of Online Social Scoring and Shaming: Implications for Gender Studies."

Kudos to the UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA team, which triumphed at the DECA State Conference in Delavan, Wisconsin, on Feb. 22 - 24. The chapter received the coveted DECA Diamond Award, and the team's 38 student participants took home an incredible 91 awards! In addition to these achievements, all 38 of the students qualified to advance to the International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. in April.

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Kudos to Alexa Zakutansky, music major, who is the winner of the ASTA Student Exemplary Service Award, which recognizes string students who distinguish themselves as active members and supporters of ASTA while in college through leadership and service.

Summer Institute for Online and Blended Teaching

The Learning Technology Center is accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Institute for Online and Blended Teaching, which provides online and blended instructors the opportunity to collaborate with other instructors around campus on course design strategies and teaching best practices. This intensive and interactive series of workshops simulates taking a blended course and integrates a variety of different methods and technologies. Applications are due Friday, March 23.

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Warhawk Advising Network

The next meeting is 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in University Center, room 264. Representatives from the College of Letters and Sciences will discuss practices for investing in and engaging faculty advisers to include the annual Advising Institute training event and college master advisor program.


Provost's Office Hours

Provost Susan Elrod will be available for open office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Andersen Library on the first floor near the café. Please also check out our Academic Affairs News link for updated news.

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Active Shooter Response Training

If you are faced with the unthinkable, do you know what you can do? What you should do? This presentation is open to all students, staff, faculty and community members. University Police instructors will discuss options, provoke thought and explain actions taken for an active shooter or life-threatening situation. Presentations will be held in the University Center Summers Auditorium on March 7, from 11 a.m. to noon; and March 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. Contact Chief Matt Kiederlen at 262-472-4660 for more information.


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