Kudos to communication majors Maisie Finnegan
and Nicholette Davis
, for spending time at Whitewater Middle School to advocate for WMS students to sign a "Be the First" petition and banner in regards to the vaping epidemic. This semester, Kate Ksobiech
, assistant professor of communication, is teaching a Health Advocacy class which tackles the issue of vaping among middle and high school students in Whitewater and the surrounding community. This latest effort, sponsored by CVS Pharmacy, encourages adolescents to pledge they will not try any vaping/tobacco products. Finnegan and Davis collected dozens of pledges. The banner will be displayed at WMS for the remainder of the school year.
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec
, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will be presenting the paper “Celebrity, Disability, and Social Media: Critical Perspectives on Confessional Discourse and Community Advocacy” at the 2019 Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on June 10.
Kudos to graduate computer science major Scott Schoeller
, who received a “Knuth Reward Check.” These certificates are awarded by computer scientist Donald Knuth for finding technical, typographical, or historical errors, or making substantial suggestions for his publications. The MIT Technology Review describes the checks as "among computerdom's most prized trophies.”
A few weeks into the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters, the Academic Advising and Exploration Center sent a survey to all first- and second-year students. One question asked students to provide the name of someone who has had a positive impact on their time at UW-Whitewater. While many people support students, we want to take a moment to thank the faculty and staff members specifically identified by students. These, and many others, are making a difference, and we appreciate the outstanding work they’re doing. View List »