Welcome to the College of Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. We offer rigorous programs in music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts; internships, pre-professional opportunities in journalism, advertising, and applied communication, and innovative interdisciplinary studies.
Our award-winning faculty introduce students to a balance of theory and practice that prepares graduates for a rapidly changing and increasingly challenging world. As a member of our community, you will have numerous opportunities to learn about, and engage in, artistic and communicative endeavors.
To learn more, please explore our website, or even better, join us on campus for a tour of our programs and facilities. Feel free to be in touch with the departments directly or contact the dean's office. We look forward to seeing you.
Eileen M. Hayes, Dean
Faculty Service Award — A. Bill Miller is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He earned his MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has exhibited or screened his work nationally and internationally. In 2013, TRANSFER Gallery, a space dedicated to the exhibition of non-traditional digital media and Internet Art, held the first solo exhibition of his work.
Outstanding Research Award — SangHee Park is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication. She joined the UW-Whitewater in 2016. Park received her Ph.D. in the School of Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University, Ohio in 2015, and received her M.A. in Mass Communication from Texas State University in 2009. Her advertising undergraduate degree is from Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea. Park’s research focuses generally on strategic communication, social media, and social networks.
Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award — Deborah Wilk, (Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2005) is an associate professor who teaches modern and contemporary art history in the Department of Art and Design. She holds administrative appointments that further support the teaching mission of the university as general education coordinator for World of the Arts and assessment coordinator for the College of Arts and Communication.
Excellence Award for Instructional Academic Staff — Bethann Moran-Handzlik is an award-winning painter who has been invited to exhibit in national, regional, and local exhibitions. She is devoted to her work with our UW-Whitewater students. Moran-Handzlik mentors Undergraduate Research Students, Research Apprentice Students, delivers excellent course materials and volunteers in a variety of academic and artistic capacities on campus and in the community.
Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education — Tammy French has been a lecturer in the Communication Department since 2006. She is the Coordinator of Comm 110, Introduction to Public Speaking, a proficiency course in the General Education Program, and she is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum within the course aligns with expectations and learning outcomes of the Gen Ed program and other University constituents.
There are numerous ways that you may make a gift in support of our college — everything from simply writing a check for your annual gift in support of our current needs to a major or planned gift for endowment or a capital project. If you would like more information on any of these types of gifts, feel free to contact us.
Katie M. Kuznacic
Director of Philanthropy
Helpful faculty and staff resource materials can be found below.
Inclusive Excellence Fellowship Program
FIIRST Application Form - Faculty Initiatives in International/Intercultural Research, Scholarship and Teaching
Professional Development Info & Forms
Professional Enrichment Fund
Budget & Travel Forms
Visiting Artist Forms
Guidelines for Collaboration Fund
Interdisciplinary Collaboration Form