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This Week — May 15, 2019
Hired Before Graduation
Hired Before Graduation — Spring 2019
Congratulations to Warhawks who have landed a job, been accepted to grad school or started a business prior to graduation!
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Spring commencement
UW-Whitewater ready to celebrate the achievements of its graduates
At the university’s Whitewater campus, a total of 1,643 graduates will cross the stage on May 18 to receive their degrees. The morning ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and the afternoon ceremony begins at 3 p.m. The ceremonies, which last approximately two hours each, will be held in Kachel Fieldhouse.
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Warhawk athletics
Several teams headed for post-season play, baseball to host NCAA Baseball Regional
Men's Baseball, ranked no. 14, will make its 12th straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament and host the four-team regional starting this Friday, May 17, at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

Gabi Kitchell of Women's Tennis will close her career at the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships as a competitor in the singles tournament, which is scheduled for May 24-26 at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The individual championships follow the team championship, which is scheduled for May 20-22.

The Women's Golf Team will begin its second straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship May 14-17, at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jon Werner, professor of management, on the recent translation into Korean of his book "Human Resource Development: Talent Development, seventh edition" by Cengage Asia.

Kudos to Keith Zukas, assistant professor of journalism, for publishing "Sifting through sand: Community news coverage of fractured sand mining" in the journal of Applied Environmental Education and Communication.

Kudos to K. Praveen Parboteeah, professor of management, for being selected as editor at the Journal of Business Ethics. As editor, Parboteeah will be responsible for selecting reviewers as well as the editorial responsibilities of paper acceptance/rejection. The Journal of Business Ethics is the leading journal in the business ethics field and is one of the top journals on the Financial Times list that is used to rank business schools.

Kudos to sociology major Kaylee Gramly, who presented her research, “Perceptions of Racial and Ethnic Student Organization on a Predominantly White Campus,” at the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting, April 17-20, in Chicago. She conducted this research under faculty mentor Kristen Lavelle, associate professor of sociology.

Kudos to faculty and students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction who presented at national conferences this spring. Heather Rhoades, graduate student pursuing licensure in secondary science, explored her field study students' knowledge about earth science concepts and presented her findings at the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 17. Assistant Professor Jenna Cushing-Leubner, Assistant Professor of Languages and Literature Rossitza Ivanova and senior English education major Natalija Krsteva presented at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Association Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 12-15. Assistant Professor May Vang presented at the Asian Conference on Education and International Development in Tokyo, Japan, on March 25-27. Cushing-Leubner, Associate Professor Lucinda Heimer, Assistant Professor Ozgul Kartal, Associate Professor and Department Chair Julie Minikel-Lacocque, and Associate Professor Wade Tillett presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2019 in Toronto, Canada, on April 4-8.

Kudos to Manuel Ossers, lecturer of languages and literatures, whose book "Escritoras hispanoamericanas: Ensayos críticos" was listed as one of the hottest books in the International Book Fair in El Nacional, a Dominican daily newspaper, and described as "another of the titles sought after particularly by students, writers and literature professors." (May 3, 2019)

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present the paper "Using Films about Higher Education to Enhance Student Orientations and Ethics-Related Discussions" at the 2019 Celebrating Teaching and Learning Conference at UW-Whitewater. Read more »

Chelsea Miller
Kudos to Chelsea Miller, professional development graduate student, for being honored as Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of Year. Miller, who represents art education, was named Wisconsin Teacher of the Year out of more than 60,000 educators statewide.

“The love you are showing is outstanding,” State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor commented about Miller's students. “It shows that this honor is so deserved.” Read more »
CHIP donation to Warhawk Pantry
Kudos to the Department of Communication's CHIP (Communicating Health in Practice) student organization for delivering 153 pounds of food, personal care items, paper products and cleaning supplies to the Warhawk Pantry. CHIP held a two-day bake sale to sell home-baked treats for this purpose. Between the bake sale and additional cash donations, CHIP was able to purchase $129 worth of items!
New Employees/New Roles
The College of Arts and Communication is pleased to welcome Shannon Dozoryst as the new director of Young Auditorium. “The search committee affirmed the excellence with which Ms. Dozoryst has carried out her role as interim director and we look forward to her continued work with faculty, staff, students and community members in helping the Young Auditorium to expand its programming and increase its base of support,” said Dean Eileen M. Hayes. Dozoryst has been a member of the Young Auditorium staff for the past 13 years, serving as both assistant director and director of education and outreach. In that time, she has developed new programs such as the Never Too Young Series, Reaching New Horizons program, and Arts4All program and has successfully facilitated regional programs such as The Big Read.
In the Media
In an episode of "Rethinking Gifted Education with Scott Peters" on The Psychology Podcast, Associate Professor of Educational Foundation Scott Peters, discusses his research focused on educational assessment, gifted and talented student identification, disproportionality within K-12 education, and educational policy. Read more »

Tune in as Susan Johnson, assistant dean of the College of Letters and Sciences and associate professor of political science, helps break down the latest twists and turns in the Mueller Report. Read more »

UW-Whitewater program partners students with local senior center
A program at UW-Whitewater connects students with older adults at Fairhaven Senior Services to pique interest in working with a different generation. This program, in which students and residents make dog biscuits, also offers the opportunity to learn from one another.
Mother-daughter at commencement
Psychology major Mackenzie Kropidlowski will be walking across the stage with her mother at the UW-Whitewater commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m. Kropidlowski's mother was set to graduate from UW-Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies on the same day and was willing to give up her ceremony to attend her daughter's. When the two campuses got wind of this, they worked together to allow the mother-daughter duo to graduate together.
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Upcoming Events
Theatre/Dance Summeround brings two romantic comedies
Mary, Mary by Jean Kerr, a comedic journey through marriage, divorce, sex, and taxes will run June 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. and June 29-30 at 2 p.m. Blithe Spirit, a comedy offering up fussy cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, runs July 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and July 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. These shows will premier in the Hicklin Studio Theatre.
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Greg Swanson

Greg Swanson retirement celebration

After 15 years as the director of Facilities Planning and Management, Greg Swanson is retiring. To honor his service, the campus community is invited to a cake reception on Friday, May 17, from 2-3 p.m. in the General Services building, located at 500 North Fremont St.
Additional Events
Residence halls close
Noon, Sunday, May 19
Bookstore Director Open Forums
Alicia Ellison:
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday, May 20
University Center, room 262

Thaddeus Sutter:
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 21
University Center, room 264
Grades posted
Friday, May 24
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Summer camps, clinics, classes

UW-Whitewater at Rock County Now Registering for Summer Day Camps, Clinics and Classes
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County is now accepting registration for summer day camps, clinics and classes.

“From athletics, music and technology for kids, to yoga and photography for adults, Rock County is offering a little something for everyone right here in Janesville,” said Molly Cook, summer camps director at the Rock County campus.
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Upcoming Events
Band concert
5-10 p.m. Wednesday, May 15
Kirk Denmark Theatre
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21
Hyatt Smith Hall Commons
Recent Merit Badges
UW-Whitewater students win international awards at collegiate DECA conference
UW-Whitewater students earn acclaim at AMA International Collegiate Conference
UW-Whitewater Baseball's Aiello Named Academic
Notes for campus
Elrod proclamation

Proclamation to honor Provost Elrod

Whitewater Student Government President Tom Kind, left, presented Provost Susan Elrod, center, with a presidential proclamation to recognize her leadership and service to campus, as well as her efforts to enhance the student experience at UW-Whitewater. Elrod, who is leaving to become chancellor at Indiana University South Bend, was honored at a reception on Monday by members of the campus community, including Interim Chancellor Cheryl Green.
Community Supportive Agriculture program

Sustainability Office partners with Warhawk Pantry to offer students fresh produce from the Campus Garden

The Sustainability Office is offering a limited Community Supportive Agriculture program to provide new and existing student clients of the Warhawk Pantry with a free weekly “share” of produce. CSA shares will be available every Thursday during this growing season on a first-come, first-serve basis. To be added to the list for consideration, complete this form.

Move-out collection
Whitewater Move-Out Collection
Are you moving out of your apartment or residence hall for the summer? UW-Whitewater Sustainability, University Housing and the Community Space are partnering to provide locations in each of the residence halls and at three places in the community for you to drop off any clothing, nonperishable food, school supplies, housewares or furniture you no longer want (or won’t fit in the car). We’ll put your donations to good use!
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