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    PHOTOS | Make a Difference Day

    From planting gardens, to painting, to community clean-ups, UW-Whitewater student volunteers came out in force to beautify the cities of Whitewater and Janesville on Make a Difference Day on April 22.

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    UW-Whitewater named a top workplace

    For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is listed among the top workplaces in the region by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No other public university or state agency has made the list in that time.


    Katie Barker wins

    McGraw Award for Student Excellence

    When psychology major Katie Barker isn’t in the classroom, she can be found serving as a mentor with the Research Apprenticeship Program, participating as a mentee in the Alumni Mentor Program, or playing intramural volleyball.


    Merit badges awarded

    UW-Whitewater awards Merit badges to students for a variety of academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments.

    Recent badges include: Warhawk softball roster, Whitewater Student Government senators, SUFAC committee, and Spring Undergraduate Research Day participants.

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    Student coupons/discounts for local businesses

    Check out the latest Discover Whitewater newsletter for special discounts and deals for the campus community.


    Hired Before Graduation

    begins Wednesday

    May graduates who have landed jobs are invited to stop by Andersen 1216 to have their photos taken for the Hired Before Graduation campaign. Times are 7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 27, and Wednesday, May 4.

    Participate in the Warhawk graduation human tunnel

    The Commencement Committee and First Year Experience invite faculty and staff to participate in a new celebratory event that mirrors the RU Purple event students attend in their first year. We are asking faculty and staff to welcome students into the commencement briefing meeting on Thursday, May 12, from 2:30-3 p.m. Please RSVP by Monday, May 9.


    Campus Kudos

    Kudos to the UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA team and six of its members for finishing Top 10 in the world in the International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. April 15-20. Those students include Alexandrea Busch, Mason Gollata, Brayton Hilliker, Eric Medina and the team of Nicholas Herzberg and Alexander Zalewski. They competed, respectively, in marketing management, sales management, international sales, retail management and advertising.

    Kudos to the UW-Whitewater team that took second place in the Face-Off! competition (similar to mathematical Jeopardy) at the meeting of the Wisconsin section of the Mathematical Association of America in La Crosse over the weekend. The team consisted of students Joshua Day, Scott Pegelow, Noah Padgett, and Evan Czysz. In addition, Padgett, Jon Scott (reporting on work jointly with Daniel Lollar), and Eric Lawson presented undergraduate research topics.

    Kudos to David Wachanga, associate professor of communication, who screened his documentary "Ngugi wa Thiong's: The River Between African and European Languages" at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on April 22.

    Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will be a featured speaker at the fifth annual Higher Education Privacy Conference on May 10 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, D.C.


    Meet and greet

    with the provost

    The campus community is invited to attend a meet and greet event with Susan Elrod, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. The event is 2:30–4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in University Center, room 259B. Refreshments will be served.

    Tea with the chancellor

    Chancellor Beverly Kopper will hold her next Tea with the Chancellor at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, in University Center, room 275A.

    Upcoming events



    Baseball vs. Carthage

    3 p.m.



    "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

    Through April 30



    Comedy Music Duo: Dakaboom

    7:30 p.m.



    Concert Band

    7:30 p.m.



    Whitewater Symphony Orchestra

    3 p.m.

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    Warhawk leaders join WTMJ to support Treyton’s Field of Dreams

    Head Football Coach Kevin Bullis and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Amy Edmonds were on WTMJ AM 620 in Milwaukee on Tuesday to discuss Treyton's Field of Dreams in an effort to raise funds for the ongoing project.


    VIDEO: Lake Bachar thrives with second chance in baseball

    In his first season as a Warhawk pitcher, Lake Bachar went 7-1, recording a 2.24 ERA. He's now one of college baseball's top 100 prospects.

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    Astronomy public viewings

    The campus community is invited to attend public observing sessions at Whitewater Observatory (at the top of the hill, north of the Alumni Center). Viewings will feature Jupiter, spring constellations and deep-sky objects. Dates/times are as follows:

    Friday, April 29, 8:45-10:45 p.m.

    Friday, May 6, 9-11 p.m.

    If cloudy weather is forecast, the viewing my be canceled. Contact rybskip@uww.edu for details.

    Women in Higher Eduation Leadership

    Mark your calendars for the Women in Higher Education Leadership Event on Thursday, Aug. 25. Our keynote speaker will be Emily Greener, Co-Founder and CEO of “I am that Girl.”


    All-Campus Sales Competition

    The Institute for Sales Excellence is hosting the All-Campus Sales Competition at UW-Whitewater on Friday, April 29. More than 163 students have competed in this competition and this event is the final round of judging for the top 45 qualifiers trying for $3,000 in prizes.

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    LEAP spotlight:

    Major Declaration

    The Major Declaration LEAP team established new exploration tools to help students connect their college experiences to their future careers.


    Help welcome new students

    First Year Experience invites faculty and staff to participate in welcoming new students to UW-Whitewater. We have outlined details for Warhawk Send Off (various dates in August), RU Purple (Sept. 5) and New Student Convocation (Sept. 6). If you are interested in participating, please RSVP by July 1.


    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.



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