Announcement for Dr. PB Poorman Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Dr. PB Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People. The UW System wishes to publicly recognize the distinguished and consistent achievements in service of LGBTQ people within the UW System.

The award will be presented as part of the joint UW System LGBTG Conference/Wisconsin Women’s Studies Conference, October 18-19, 2013 at UW-Madison.

Nomination Materials

Nomination materials should address the following criteria:

Outstanding achievement as evidenced by performance that consistently and substantially has resulted in important and significant contributions to the LGBTQ communities within the UW System. These contributions must be above and beyond the assigned duties of the nominee’s role. The recipient may not have previously received the award or be an acting member of the award committee.

The recipient will have:

  1. significantly furthered the mission, vision and goals of the Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People; and/or
  2. performed at a high level resulting in distinction in one’s profession campus-wide, system-wide, statewide, nationally, or internationally for research, teaching or service regarding LGBTQ issues; and/or
  3. published, presented, consulted, advocated, or used creative approaches to address LGBTQ issues within the classroom or in service to students.

Nomination materials should include:

  • Letter of Nomination – A letter of nomination addressing one or more of the criteria listed above. Nominations may be made by one-self or others.
  • Statement by the Nominee – A statement by the nominee on his or her professional contributions and service regarding LGBTQ people or issues (2-page limit).
  • Letter of Support – Up to three letters of support (in addition to the Letter of Nomination) from colleagues or students qualified to comment on the nominee’s work. Where possible, the applicable nomination criteria from above should be addressed.
  • Resume or CV – A current version that documents the nominee’s work in this area.

Please forward nomination materials to Elizabeth Ogunsola, Office of Affirmative Action & Diversity, Hyer Hall 339,, electronically by 4 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2013.

More information here PB Poorman Outstanding Achievement Award


Native Americans Flourishing in a Bicultural World

Dr. Alton “Sonny” Smart is an Anishinabe educator who occupies many roles in native and non-native communities.  He is first and foremost a father, husband, son, uncle, and grandson.  He is a tribal judge; a social work professor at UW-Stevens Point; a United States Army (Airborne) Vietnam veteran; he holds positions on Ojibwa ceremonial Big Drum and Midewiwin medicine societies.  He is a member of the River Band of Chippewa of Wisconsin, where he was born into the Fish Clan.  His spiritual names are Ozaawaa Na Quad and later a Menominee tribal name of Notnowgiishick, bestowed when he was adopted into the Menominee tribe.

Please help spread the word and encourage your students, staff and  colleagues to attend.


Contact Dona Yahola ( or 262-472-5311) for further information.

International Education Week 2013

The Center for Global Education invites you to attend UW-Whitewater’s International Education Week 2013

See the World from a Different Perspective Earth

Schedule of Events

  • Tuesday February 26, 2013

International Education Week Opening Ceremony and Center for Global Education Open House. Chancellor’s remarks and performance by SIEMPRE FLAMENCO dance troupe! 2:00 – 3:40 pm Hyland Hall Atrium

Screen of the provocative Crossing Borders film. Panel discussion to follow, Mary Beth Macking, Asmahan Sallah, Jim Winship, Sara Amiri, and Tyan Kolter. Moderated by Richard McGregory. 3:45 – 6:00 pm Hyland Hall Timmerman Auditorium

International Trivia Night. Compete for tickets for the International Dinner! 7:00 pm Jitters (Wells East Residence Hall)

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Diversity Networking Program

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