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IT Faculty Tech Start-up Wins!

Dr. Alana Platt took 3rd place in the 2016 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest for her startup Classmunity in the Information Technology category!

Dr. Platt, an Assistant Professor of Information Technology created Classmunity, a web-based fundraising service to help K-12 school districts easily, professionally, and securely raise money. Fundraising campaigns can be created in minutes using Classmunity, and school districts, teachers, parents, students, and community members can easily promote the campaigns with just the click of a button. School administrators have real-time campaign and funding insights through a powerful web-based dashboard.

The pitch competition was held on Tuesday, June 7 and the award ceremony on Wednesday, June 8 at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison. For more information about the contest, click here to read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article and here to read the Wisconsin State Journal article.

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Military Applicants to Graduate Programs

We are happy to waive graduate programs admission fee if you are an active duty military personnel or have been on active duty within three years of your application to a UW-Whitewater graduate program.

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UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA wins big!

The UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA team returned from a successful trip to their 2016 International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C.  The students had a great week and took advantage of opportunities to network with entrepreneurs and business leaders, caucus with and serve as voting delegates to help elect next year’s National DECA Leadership Board, and compete against over 1,400 Collegiate DECA students from across the United States and Canada. In all, the students won 25 individual/team awards and we had 6 students who placed in the Top 10 in the world in their competitive event categories.

UW-Whitewater received the Presidential Level Chapter Leadership Passport Award which recognizes the efforts of DECA chapters for year-round engagement, enhancing member benefits, and contributing to the campus. UW-Whitewater was also honored with a Chapter Community Service Award in recognition of our community service efforts throughout the year and a “Be Epic” Collegiate Membership Campaign Award awarded to chapters that have doubled in size from the previous year.

We also had students participate in an Entrepreneurship Challenge and competitive events in the fields of Human Resource Management, Restaurant and Food Service Management, and Sports and Entertainment Marketing – each of these students were among the top 50 students in the nation in their competitive events.

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UW-Whitewater’s Tax Assistants are here to help!

Need help with your 2015 taxes? VITA is here! The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at UW-Whitewater offers free tax help and free electronic filing of 2015 federal and Wisconsin tax returns. The VITA Tax Clinic reception is located on campus in Room 1001 of Hyland Hall. No appointments are needed, this is a first come, first served service. Hours are Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from January 30th through April 9th. Please note that the Tax Clinic will be closed Saturday, March 19th, and Wednesday, March 23rd due to the University’s Spring Break.

Get help from IRS-certified student preparers and faculty supervisors of the UW-Whitewater Accounting Department. For more information about what you should bring, how to get to Hyland Hall, and more follow the link to VITA’s informational PDF.

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Whitewater Students Take on APICS Convention in Las Vegas

On October 3rd, two students, Alison Armstrong and Rhonda Davenport, arrived in Las Vegas for the annual APICS Convention. APICS conferences provide relevant and applicable education on today’s most pressing topics—including global supply chain management, operations management in a changing economy, and sales and operations planning. The conference allows individuals to improve their functional knowledge, and network with key operations and supply chain management professionals from across the globe. Alison and Rhonda were chosen to be part of the APICS scholars program, which consists of 50 students from across the United States that have demonstrated leadership.  Although the conference officially runs from Monday through Wednesday, Scholars are involved in a community project and leadership networking event on Sunday before the conference begins. 

The community project involved the scholars labeling cans of green beans that had been donated to the
Three Square organization for distribution.  As Supply Chain and Operations Management Program seniors, this project highlighted the supply chain role in procuring, inventorying, and transporting food donations to over 1300 partners to reach children, seniors, ad families in need of support.  An additional requirement of each Scholar is to produce and present a poster project related to their major.  This poster project highlights a project, research, or leadership area that the scholar is or has been involved. The students ended the conference with participating in an APICS Scholar knowledge contest, in which Rhonda placed and was awarded!

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