Warhawks Brent Bilodeau and Ozalle Toms win statewide awards
They are passionate advocates for students, and help lead the way in diversity and opportunity. Now, Brent Bilodeau, interim vice chancellor for student affairs, and Ozalle Toms, associate professor of special education, will be honored by UW System for their efforts.
Faculty members Myung Hee Chung, piano, Leanne League, violin, and Benjamin Whitcomb, cello, will transport audiences with their harmonious renditions of classical trios by Brahms and Schubert. The Music Mosaics series benefits the UW-Whitewater Music Department’s Scholarship Fund. Read more »
Ozgur Yavuzcetin, assistant professor of physics, provided his take on the makings of a good engineer, including real-life experience and internships. Read more »
Brent Bilodeau, interim vice chancellor of student affairs, has been awarded the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for his efforts on making UW-Whitewater a campus of inclusion and a welcoming place for LGBTQ students. Read more »
Susan Johnson, associate professor of political science, moderated a well-balanced debate between 1st Congressional District candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Read more »
Warhawk football's defense, including occupational safety major Harry Henschler, criminology major Jordan Brand, entrepreneurship major David O’Gorman and finance and information technology major Bryce Leszczynski are dominating the field and stopping opposing offenses in their tracks. Read more »
A $1 million grant awarded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health last week will fund a project that seeks to address disparities in expulsion rates for young children. Christine Neddenriep, professor of psychology, will be part of the project. Read more »
Hanan Ali, environmental sciences major, is the first UW-Whitewater student athlete to compete while wearing a hijab. Ali, in addition to her love for running and the environment, hopes to inspire young girls to challenge stereotypes.
The TRIO SSS Program at the Rock County campus will be celebrating First-Generation College Student Day on Nov. 8 and could use your help. To encourage our first-generation college students to overcome the unique challenges they face, we are asking faculty and staff members who were first-generation college students themselves, or who can speak to the obstacles and successes of their first-generation students, to share their stories. Your answers will be posted as quotations in the Allen Hall lobby. Please send your responses to Julie Janiak at email@example.com. If you would like to participate anonymously, please indicate that in your response.
Presenting the U-Rock Jazz Band and the U-Rock Chamber Orchestra
Join us on the Rock County campus for works composed by Gerry Mulligan, Sammy Nestico and more. The Chamber Orchestra will be performing "To the Twos" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, and the Jazz Band will perform "Half Blues, Half Cool" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Both performances are located in the Kirk Denmark Theatre with free admission. A $2 donation will be appreciated. For more information, contact Jeff Suarez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran and military service member recognition
UW-Whitewater will honor and celebrate veterans and service members through a variety of events from Monday, Oct. 29-Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
All UW-Whitewater and Rock County Campus faculty, employees, and students are invited to form teams and apply to participate in this year’s LEAP workshop series. LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) is an initiative aimed at helping teams develop action plans to enhance collaboration and improve student learning and success. Nearly 800 people on 152 teams have participated so far. Now it’s your turn! The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 30.
Provost Susan Elrod will be available for office hours from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Center of the Arts Atrium.
Kudos to UW-Whitewater Sales Team students who recently competed at the second annual Impact Sales Competition in Lake Forest, Illinois, and secured six of the top seven placements. Keven Bell and Nicole Alt won first place and second place, respectively. Andrew Ruffing, Abby Morgan, Alec Arndt, and Amanda Emran tied for fourth place. In addition, four students traveled to Muncie, Indiana, for the 15th Annual Ball State Regional Sales Competition, where they faced off against top teams from around the country. Brianna Oelke tied for first place.
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present the paper "Everyday Technologies of Instruction, Attention, and Collaboration: Ephemerality and Materiality
Perspectives on Blackboards, Greenboards, Whiteboards, and Smartboards" at the Little Technologies/Big Histories Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison and the Holtz Center for Science, Technology, and Society, on Nov. 15.
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 email@example.com by noon Friday. Submissions may be edited for length or content.
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