UW-Whitewater This Week

April 02, 2019

 
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This Week — April 2, 2019
 
Archeological dig
 
Warhawk discovers 1,000-year-old remains on archeological dig
 
History major Cameron Cudnohowski traveled to a farm in Skegness, England, where a study-abroad program allowed him to live out his archeological dream. Cameron had the opportunity to dig up and identify bones and put a skeleton together, and was shown how to take DNA samples to determine diseases and diets.
 
 
 
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Forensics tournament
 
UW-Whitewater lands 2020 championship forensics tournament
 
More than 1,000 of the most talented public speakers from across the U.S. will meet on campus for the National Forensic Association championship tournament April 16-20, 2020.

About 70 teams from California to New York are expected to visit campus, where they will compete in 12 different speech and debate events.
 
 
 
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honors trip
 
Honors students explore U.S. Immigration during trip to New York
 
Students in the Honors Seminar, led by faculty members Alexandria Delcourt and Elizabeth Kim, traveled to New York City during spring break. They participated in Ellis Island’s Hard Hat Tour, which allowed access into the sleeping quarters, dining area, kitchen, hospital, and morgue of the massive immigration complex. At the Tenement Museum, they walked back in time to experience three diverse families living under one tenement roof between the 1940s and the '70s. They also met with Commissioner Bitta Mostofi of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to learn about the needs and contributions of the city’s current immigrant communities.
 
 
 
 
Warhawk Pantry
 
Campus Food Pantry on the move
 
The UW-Whitewater Campus Food Pantry has a new name, a new look — and a new location! The Warhawk Pantry is now located in Drumlin Hall. The hours are the same — Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m. — but we have more room and more offerings than ever. Come check it out.
 
 
 
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Rex Hanger
 
Professor Rex Hanger wins Regents top teaching award
 
A strong advocate gender equity in the natural sciences, Rex Hanger has mentored 51 undergraduate researchers. Four of his students were awarded prestigious Smithsonian Institution Natural History Research Experiences internships, more than any other faculty member in the United States.
 
 
 
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Campus Kudos
 
Kudos to Matt Kiederlen, chief of police, who was appointed to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection Task Force. At the request of major law enforcement organizations, the FBI established the National Use-of-Force Data Collection in an effort to promote more informed conversations regarding law enforcement use of force in the United States. The goal of the collection to offer a comprehensive view of the circumstances, subjects and officers involved in such incidents nationwide.

Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who will be presenting two virtual sessions titled “Emerging Technologies in Construction Increase Production, Improve Quality and Mitigate Safety, Health and Ergonomic Exposures” for the 27th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium April 8-12, presented by the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center, Department of the Navy.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology supply and chain management, for presenting "Critical Examination of Online Modes of Protest: Virtual Sit-Ins, Hacktivism, Electronic Civil Disobedience, Social Media Organizing, and Al-mediated Dissent” at the 42nd Annual Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium Conference on April 13, 2019.
 
In the Media
 
Abby Miller, a political science major, was named Miss Beloit and will go on to compete for the title of Miss Wisconsin this summer. Read more »

LIFE program coming to UW-Whitewater
 
 
This fall, UW-Whitewater will launch the LIFE program, a two-year certificate program for people with intellectual disabilities that is heavily focused on independent living skills and work experience.
 
 
 
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Rare plants gets boost
 
 
UW-Whitewater students are carefully tending seedlings of one of Wisconsin's rarest plants in new efforts to ensure its future.
 
 
 
Wisconsin DNR
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Sexual consent workshop
 
Let's Taco 'Bout Sexual Consent
 
Join us from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in the University Center, room 275, for an interactive student workshop to build advocacy skills, challenge myths, & prevent assault. There will be free tacos and t-shirts! Email wellness@uww.edu to register.
 
 
 
Comedian Kevin Bozeman
 
Comedian: Kevin Bozeman
 
Get ready for an evening filled with laughter! Kevin Bozeman will be in the Down Under at 7:30 p.m. on April 4. You may have seen him on Comedy Central or on NBC's Last Comic Standing!

 
 
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Baseball Tailgate
 
Tailgate-Themed Meal
 
Stop by Drumlin and Esker between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on April 4 to kick off the spring season! Dining services will be dishing some delicious tailgating classics including brats, hotdogs and baked beans.
 
 
 
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Old Main Lane celebration
 
Old Main Lane celebration
 
Celebrate Old Main Lane with a tour, program and light refreshments 4-6 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in the University Center, 275 B. Three elevator decals designed by Jessica Richards that will be on display garnered a first place award in the Interior Design Student Category at the Association of College Unions Annual Conference in March 2019.
 
 
 
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GeoCache for college cash
 
Money Smart events
 
In honor of Money Smart Week, which runs through April 6, the Andersen Library and the Financial Literacy Department are offering several events to help the campus community manage their personal finances. Join us for GeoCache for College Cash, Financial Crimes Awareness and Prevention, Homebuying 101 and Paint-a-Bank.

For more information or special accommodations, contact Naomi Schemm at schemmn@uww.edu or 262-472-5519.

 
 
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Attorney Jerry Hierseman
 
Annual political science lecture April 3
 
The campus community is invited to the 34th Annual Kyle Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Political Science, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Hyland Hall, Timmerman Auditorium. The event, which focuses on medical malpractice and personal injury law, is called “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans: One Lawyer’s Journey,” presented by Attorney Jerry Hierseman.
 
 
 
 
Transitional Variance
 
Music Mosaics season finale ends on high note
 
After 35 years, the winds of change have brought the Whitewater Brass Quintet a new musician. Dafydd Bevil, horn, joins Frank Hanson and Jessica Jensen, trumpet; Mike Dugan, trombone; and John Tuinstra, tuba. Their next concert is Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall.
 
 
 
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Moving Portraits
 
Moving Portraits Exhibit
 
Experience some of the Harry Potter magic in person! The Moving Portraits Exhibit will be in Roberta’s Art Gallery from April 3-17! This exhibit will feature projects from the gaming and media design students and staff. Come support your fellow peers and professors!

 
 
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Tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
 
Country Royalty - Tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
 
Obie award-winners Jason Petty and Katie Deal pay tribute to two of country music's biggest legends. In a show like no other, Petty and Deal honor these music icons by performing more than 20 of their chart-topping hits with a live band!
 
 
 
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Pet therapy
 
Unwind with four-legged friends
 
Relieve stress with our four-legged Warhawk family members! Pet therapy, which occurs regularly on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays, provides a safe and relaxing enviornment for students to unwind. The next pet therapy session is Monday, April 8, in the Andersen Library.
 
 
 
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Income tax presentation
 

A free presentation on filing income taxes will be offered at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in Hyland Hall, Room 1302. Learn about when and how to file and the responsibilities of filing as a college student.

For more information or special accommodations, contact Robert Meyers: MeyersRH27@uww.edu.
 
 
 
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Additional Events
 
 
 
Resume/Interview Workshop with DWD and DVOP
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Hamilton Center
 
 
 
The German-American Community and World War II
3 p.m. Monday, April 8
Fairhaven Retirement Community
 
 
 
Disney Movies Trivia
7 p.m. Monday, April 9
University Center, Down Under
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Next to Normal

 
Emotionally-charged musical "Next to Normal"
 
"Next to Normal" is a contemporary rock musical receiving critical acclaim. Director Trevor Rees, associate lecturer, said he chose the gripping musical partly because of its portrayal of mental illness against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic plaguing Rock County and the country. “It has a lot of reverberations to what’s happening today,” Rees said. “It’s a good story that needs to be told.” The production runs April 5-14 at the Kirk Denmark Theatre at UW-Whitewater at Rock County.
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
Understanding Credit & Credit Scores
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3
HS Commons, 120
 
 
 
Pathways to Citizenship
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
Allen Hall, 106
 
 
 
Shuttle Service
 
The shuttle between the UW-Whitewater and the UW-Whitewater-Rock County campus provides free transportation for all faculty, staff, and students. Access to the shuttle is authenticated by swiping your Hawkcard on the iPad available on the shuttle.

View shuttle schedule
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recent Merit Badges
 
 
Arts Excellence merit
 
Students stage the musical "Triumph of Love" at Barnett Theatre
 
 
 
 
All-American merit
 
Four from UW-Whitewater Gymnastics earn NCGA All-America in academics
 
 
 
 
Student leadership merit
 
UW-Whitewater selects students for SUFAC committee for 2018-19 year
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes for faculty and staff
 
 
 
Performance evaluations due
 
Per UW System policy, employees are to have a performance evaluation done on a yearly basis. In order to plan ahead for the 2019-2021 biennial budget, especially with a proposed and pending pay plan, it is essential to have a performance evaluation on file for all employees. The deadline for non-instructional staff is Tuesday, April 30. Managers, please submit evaluations to performance@uww.edu.
 
 
 
Help us at Spring Commencement

 
Help us at Spring Commencement
 

The commencement committee is seeking volunteers to assist with various activities for the ceremonies on May 18. Please complete the survey if interested and a member will contact you with additional details.
 
 
 
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Provost Susan Elrod
 
Provost office hours
 
Provost Susan Elrod will be available for office hours from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Laurentide Hall, room 3012.

She will also hold office hours on Tuesday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge at the Rock County campus.
 
 
 
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Notes for students
 
 
UW-Whitewater Student Government
 
Students elect new WSG leaders
 
Students Jen Purcell, right, and Alex Ostermann have been elected Whitewater Student Government president and vice president, respectively, for the 2019-20 academic year. Students voted in the election March 19-20, and results were confirmed by the WSG Senate on April 1. Purcell and Ostermann start their term on July 1.
 
 
 
 
Sexually transmitted infections testing
 

Did you know that 1 in 2 sexually active people get a sexually transmitted infection by age 25 and many don't even have symptoms? Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the most common. Many students qualify for testing at little to no cost. Get tested Tuesdays and Wednesdays at University Health and Counseling Services. Contact us at 262-472-1300.
 
 
 
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Sign up now for spring intramurals
 
Register today to join an intramural team! The deadline for softball, sand volleyball, outdoor soccer, indoor flag football and handball is Wednesday, April 3. The deadline for outdoor ultimate frisbee and tennis, bags and disc golf tournaments is Wednesday, April 10.
 
 
 
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In the Community

 
 
Whitewater indoor city market

 
Whitewater City Market
 
Whitewater City Market’s weekly indoor market offers fresh-roasted coffee beans, freshly brewed kombucha, locally grown micro greens, cheese, local eggs, honey, fresh-baked bread, a variety of meats, handmade cards, jewelry, granola, pastries and cookies, jams, and a twice-a-month fish vendor. Follow their Facebook page for a list of vendors, which changes weekly. The outdoor season starts May 7!

Dates: Every Saturday in April
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Place: Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center St.
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
Mindfulness Meditation Group
3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2
Congregational UCC at 133 South Franklin Street, Whitewater
 
 
 
Open Make Night
6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2
Wisconsin Makers at 200 East Clay Street, Whitewater
 
 
 
Weekly Walk - Ice Age trail
10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3
Hwy 12 crossing located about 4 miles east of Whitewater, Hwy 12 & Sherwood forest Rd DNR parking lot
 
 
 
Pancake Breakfast
8-11 a.m. Sunday, April 7
St. Patrick Catholic Church at 1225 W. Main St., Whitewater
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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