UW-Whitewater This Week

October 17, 2016

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HOMECOMING | How Sweet It Is to Be a Warhawk

Homecoming Steering Committee member Ricky Newell puts up posters made by students and organizations over the weekend in the University Center to begin Homecoming Week festivities on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. This year's theme, "How Sweet It Is to Be a Warhawk," inspired many candy images by the artists. A spirit kickoff is planned today at 7 p.m. on the south Wyman Mall.
Photo by Craig Schreiner

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Registration and voting information

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, is Election Day. Learn about registration, voting, polling locations, absentee ballots and more.

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Warhawk drum line makes history with Yamaha endorsement

Yamaha, the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments, specifically known for brass and percussion, endorsed the UW-Whitewater drum line with a level of excellence, the first time for a Wisconsin school.


Survival mindset class

Police Services will host a survival mindset class on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Esker Dining Hall, room 120. Learn about physical awareness, situational awareness and personal response to possible violence. Wear comfortable clothing as there will be some physical activity, according to your abilities.

Conversations with our veterans

“Conversations from the Homefront,” an open mic-style, participatory event in which students, veterans, staff and community members can share their personal stories, is Monday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in University Center, room 266.


Upcoming events



Improv: Electronic and digital music

7:30 p.m. Crossman Gallery



Native American Heritage Lecture Series

3:30 p.m. UC 275A



Faculty Recital
Cristina Ballatori, flute

7:30 p.m. Light Recital Hall



Boxes and Walls: The Oppression Experience

1-5 p.m. Esker Hall



"Political Revolution” in Foreign Policy? Presidential Candidates and the U.S. in the World Today

3 p.m. Fairhaven



Tim O'Brien, Chancellor's Literary Award Winner

7 p.m. Young Auditorium

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PHOTOS: American Marketing Association annual conference

The regional conference of the American Marketing Association was hosted by the UW-Whitewater AMA chapter in Hyland Hall on Oct. 14. The theme was "Iconic Brands: Then and Now."

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Strategic Plan feedback opportunities

UW-Whitewater Campus and Community Members,

We would like your feedback on the draft goals and objectives for UW-Whitewater’s 2022 Strategic Plan.

Your input is critical to the formation of a plan that will guide us into an even more successful future. You can provide your feedback in one of these upcoming listening sessions:

-- Tuesday, October 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (University Center, room 264)

-- Wednesday, October 19, 4-5 p.m. for a virtual session: Join WebEx meeting Meeting number (access code): 803 117 483; Meeting password: plan2016; Join by phone: 415-655-0001

Or, you can also respond to this online survey.

Please complete the survey by Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

Nontraditional Student Award nominations

The university is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Nontraditional Student Award. Nominations must be submitted by Monday, Oct. 24. All faculty and staff are welcome to submit nominations.


Employee Benefits Fair

The Employee Benefits Fair will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hamilton Room in the University Center. Learn about available health, vision and dental plans; life insurance and long-term care plans; state retirement benefits and more.

Warhawk Advising Network

The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 3-4 p.m. in University Center, room 266. Abbie Windsor from the Registrar’s Office will be discussing some of the tools and resources available for faculty and staff when assisting students.

Campus Diversity Forum Nov. 1-2

UW-Whitewater continues a conversation of inclusivity and embracing diversity at the Nov. 1-2, annual Campus Diversity Forum.


Exclusive documentary screening Oct. 24

"Design Disruptors" is a documentary that underlines the importance of design in business and how designers are disrupting the tech industry. It reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of designer-led companies and how they are overtaking billion dollar industries through design.


Funding Options for Startups and Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs will field questions about bootstrapping, angel and venture capital investing, crowdfunding, “Family, Friends, and Fools" and bank financing. The fee is $6. A continental breakfast will be provided at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center.


Submit your stories

We are always looking for great story ideas. If you know of a student or faculty or staff member who deserves a shout-out, or want to promote a campuswide event, email us at news@uww.edu by noon Friday. Submissions may be edited for length or content.