UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of May 8

May 08, 2017

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Hired Before Graduation

A photographic celebration of our Warhawk graduates as they enter the workforce or go on to graduate school.


Commencement set for May 13

The morning ceremony will feature the colleges of Arts and Communication and Business and Economics at 10 a.m. The afternoon ceremony will feature the colleges of Education and Professional Studies and Letters and Sciences at 3 p.m.

Commencement website...

One-hitter gives softball the WIAC title

The Warhawk softball team claimed its fifth consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship Sunday with a 5-0 triumph over No. 23 UW-La Crosse at van Steenderen Softball Complex. With the win, the Warhawks (36-7 overall) clinch the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.


Commencement cap decorating workshop

Roberta’s Art Gallery is offering a workshop to decorate and personalize commencement caps. Students can attend immediately following the commencement briefing on Thursday, May 11, from 4-6 p.m. in the Williams Center, room 183B. The workshop is free and supplies will be provided.

Community Supported Agriculture

Enrollment is underway with Wholesome Harvest, the CSA that serves the UW-Whitewater campus with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. They offer weekly Tuesday afternoon drop-offs at the University Center from June to October and have a number of great produce, meat, and egg shares available.


Upcoming events



Dining Dollars and Purple Points expire



University Staff Recognition and Retirement Awards

4:30 P.M.



Spring Term Grades available to students



Memorial Day

Open calendar...

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Carol Terracina-Hartman, lecturer in communication, who co-authored an article published in Newspaper Research Journal titled "Policy, economic themes dominate ethanol headlines," with Bruno Takahashi and Katheryn Amman from Michigan State University, and Mark Meisner from George Mason University.

Kudos to Ann Garvin, professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, who was a featured writer for Psychology Today.


Kudos to the students, faculty and staff members who were among the 2017 Campus Awards winners.

List of winners...

Student to become first-ever to defend dissertation

Stephen Gray, doctoral candidate in the Doctorate of Business Administration program, will present his dissertation, "Credit Decisions and the Effects of Earnings Quality,” at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall. The committee will be chaired by Arjan Premti, assistant professor of finance and business law. The presentation is open to the public. This is the first DBA candidate to present a dissertation defense. We hope you will consider attending in recognition of this milestone for UW-Whitewater graduate education.

Community events:

This week at the Market

This week at Whitewater City Market you’ll find lots of Mother’s Day and graduation gifts, from handcrafted cards and flower baskets to chocolates, jewelry, scented soaps, plants, and scarves. Don’t forget Decatur Dairy’s free cheese samples and Stormy’s amazing grilled cheese sandwiches. Other food carts include Flying Cow Pizza, Jakarta Indonesian food, and SweetSpot wraps and salads. Tuesdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m., at the Historic Train Depot, 301 W. Whitewater Street.


Discover Whitewater Series: 50% off for students

UW-Whitewater has collaborated with the Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, and 5K (DWS) to offer all students an exclusive 50% off registration discount as well as homecoming points for 2017! The race is Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Whitewater High School. All participants receive a free pass to the pancake breakfast on the day of the race, a pass to the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center, a finisher medal, and an athletic performance t-shirt. Winners receive cash purse prizes. Free childcare is also available.


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