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This Week — April 10, 2019
College of Business and Economics remains among top five percent of schools worldwide
College of Business and Economics remains among top five percent of schools worldwide
UW-Whitewater has been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a mark of academic excellence and innovation.
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Tornado drill April 11
On Thursday, April 11, a statewide tornado drill is planned from 1:45 to 2 p.m. Many radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. In addition, emergency weather radios will issue alert messaging and UW-Whitewater will activate warning systems. We ask that everyone locate the tornado shelters in buildings that you frequent. They are marked with signs that indicate they are tornado shelters and these rooms/areas can also be located on the building evacuation maps posted on each floor of university buildings. If you are ever in an unfamiliar building, you can seek shelter in the lowest level possible in a room or hallway without windows. Contact Officer Alison Huber or Lt. Jason Burt at 262-472-4660 with any questions.
Save the date: Hired Before Graduation
Are you graduating in May? Congratulations! If you've already landed a job, been accepted to graduate school or started your own business, we invite you to stop by the Old Main Ballroom (room 275B) in the University Center to have your photo taken for the Hired Before Graduation campaign. Times are 7 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, May 7, and 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. No appointment is needed. See you there, Warhawks!
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Men’s club bowling team brings home first national championship
Men's club bowling team
Congratulations to the men's club bowling team for bringing home their first national championship title! The team, who ended their season ranked sixth in the nation, competed in the Collegiate Club Championship, which took place April 7-8, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Dave Halbach, assistant director at the University Center, and to the HawkCard Office for being awarded the 2019 Transact Distinction Award for Marketing & Outreach. This award is designed to honor universities that creatively and effectively promote their technological advances on campus. Read more »

Kudos to S.A. Welch, professor of communication, who won the 2019 International Listening Association Educator of the Year Award. Welch teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in communication including Listening, Research Methods and Organizational Communication. She has been instrumental in developing both the ILA Student Scholarship Program and the ILA Coaching/Mentoring Program.

In the Media
Brittany Greuel, accounting major, has received the 2019 LeRoy C. Schmidt 150-Hour Accounting Scholarship in the amount of $2,500, awarded by the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Educational Foundation Inc. Read more »

Ice Age Trail
A study completed by the Fiscal and Economic Research Center at UW-Whitewater has helped lawmakers introduce a bill to elevate the status of two Wisconsin trails and possibly bring in more funding to maintain and expand them. According to the study, the Ice Age and North Country national scenic trails have an annual economic impact of $113 million and draw roughly 1.2 million visitors.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Rex Hanger wins top teaching award
A strong advocate of gender equity in the natural sciences, Professor of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science Rex Hanger has received the UW System Teaching Excellence Award. Hanger has mentored 51 undergraduate researchers, and four of his students were awarded prestigious Smithsonian Institution Natural History Research Experiences internships, more than any other faculty member in the U.S.
Janesville Gazette
Upcoming Events
Self care
Self care isn't selfish
Active Minds, a nonprofit organization that empowers college students to speak openly about mental health, will be hosting a self-care event at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in the Wellers basement. Learn about the importance of self-care and mental health while you make your own self-care kit. Kits are available while supplies last.
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Jim Butchart
Stomp Out Cancer
Stomp Out Cancer, an event inspired by former acting and directing professor Jim Butchart's fight with cancer, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Center of the Arts Atrium. All funds raised from this event will be donated to cancer research and the Jim Butchart Scholarship Fund. After the event, enjoy a dance led by Dance Co. from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hicklin Studio Theatre. A $5 donation would be appreciated.

George Twins
The George Twins
Catch the George Twins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the University Center Down Under. Enjoy two guys telling stories through music that features flawless harmonies and a soul-infused take on pop hits!
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Magic Schoolbus
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
When the planetarium is closed and the field trip is ruined, The Magic School Bus blasts off into outer space to explore the solar system! Ms. Frizzle gets separated from the group and her class must travel through the planets and beyond to rescue her. Join Ms. Frizzle and the gang at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 13, in the Young Auditorium.
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Birds of Prey
Meet and Greet
Northern Illinois Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center will host a “meet and greet” with live, rehabilitated birds from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Andersen Library. Experience birds sich as owls, hawks and falcons and learn how we can preserve their natural habitat.

Presented by UW-Whitewater Sustainability Office, Andersen Library, and Science Outreach as part of Earth Week events.

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Sit and sip with Fairhaven seniors
Sit and sip with Fairhaven seniors
Enjoy complimentary coffee, juice, doughnuts and fruit as you make new friends with Fairhaven seniors 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Roberta's Art Gallery as part of “Project GREY: Geriatric Resources for Engaging Your Students.” Led by Yeongmin Kim, assistant professor of social work, and Jeannine Rowe, associate professor of social work, this project aims to increase positive attitudes toward older adults among students.
Earth Week
Earth Day events
Join UW-Whitewater’s annual Earth Day celebration with a week full of diverse programs focused on sustainability topics. Activities include Bike to Campus Day, Bike Fair, Ice Age Trail Campus Fair, guided hikes on the Ice Age Trail, live bird demonstration, guest lectures, tree plantings, live music and more!
Events schedule
Invitation to Strategic Enrollment Planning Action Plan Summit
The campus community is invited to attend a Strategic Enrollment Planning (SEP) Action Plan Summit to learn more about UW-Whitewater’s SEP process and emerging strategies for improving enrollment at both the main and branch campuses. Join us from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 19, in the University Center, Hamilton Room. Enjoy light refreshments and provide feedback to help modify the path in creating a comprehensive strategic enrollment plan for UW-Whitewater.

Tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
Contemporary Issues Lecture Series
South Bronx educator, innovator and urban farmer Stephen Ritz will be presenting “The Power of a Plant: A Teacher's Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the Young Auditorium. Ritz, affectionately known as "America's Favorite Teacher," developed a groundbreaking, internationally certified curriculum that embeds concepts of sustainability, food, energy and environmental justice for elementary schools.
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Founders Week
Founders Week events, April 22-27
Founders Week is an annual celebration where we honor our past, celebrate our present and prepare for the future of UW-Whitewater. Enjoy all the events happening throughout the week. Help us recognize this year’s distinguished alumni award recipients. And remember to join fellow Warhawks in showing your support by making a donation during the 24-hour Warhawks Give Challenge.
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Dennis Biddle

A conversation with the keynote: Dennis Biddle

Learn about an incredible piece of American History told through the youngest person to play for the Negro Baseball League, Dennis Biddle. Biddle is one of the featured speakers for the evening at Our Future's Past: TIFU 30th and BSU 50th Anniversary Gala. This event is from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in the University Center, room 261. All are welcome.
Additional Events
Whitewater Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
Young Auditorium
Forensics Team Showcase
7 p.m. Thursday, April 1
McGraw Auditorium
Old Main Lane Celebration
4 p.m. Friday, April 12
University Center, Old Main Lane
One Family’s Story of Holocaust Survival
3 p.m. Monday, April 15
Fairhaven Retirement Community
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Next to Normal

Rock County campus to host fencing tournament
The Sabre Rattlers Fencing Club will be hosting an open fencing tournament on Saturday, April 13, in the Frank Holt Gymnasium in Wells Cultural Center. Watch fencers from across the upper Midwest as they compete in foil, epee and sabre events. In addition, the Sabre Rattlers will host the Wisconsin Division of USA Fencing’s Division II/III and Y14 Qualifiers events on the same day. The tournament will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Upcoming Events
Pathways to Citizenship
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
Allen Hall, 106
Will Anderson Lecture
4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 11
Williams Hall, room 130
Exhibit — Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat
Tuesday, April 9 through Friday, April 12
Gary Lenox Library
Musical - Next to Normal
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12
Kirk Denmark Theatre
Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Recent Merit Badges
UW-Whitewater students stage DanceScapes '19 showcase
UW-Whitewater elects Greek organization presidents
UW-Whitewater Softball announces 2019 Roster
Notes for faculty and staff

2019 Faculty and Academic Staff Awards

The campus community is invited to attend the 2019 Faculty and Academic Staff Awards scheduled on Monday, April 15, from 3–4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 275. Refreshments and camaraderie will begin at 3 p.m.

Please join us in recognizing our colleagues for their talents and accomplishments.

The list of nominees can be found here.

Should you have any questions, please contact provostoffice@uww.edu or 262-472-1672.
Adaptive learning with Cerego

Adaptive learning project focused on student success and retention

Looking for a way to increase student success in your course? Cerego is an adaptive learning platform that adjusts to an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. The LTC is looking to work with instructors in courses with high "D," "F," "Withdraw," or "Incomplete" (DFWI) rates to increase student success.

To apply, complete this form by April 14th, 2019
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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 be available from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 23, in the Fireplace Lounge at the Rock County campus.
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In the Community

Prohibition: A Perfect Storm

Prohibition: A Perfect Storm
The history of Prohibition is both complex and very relevant to the contemporary conversations about the legalization or criminalization of marijuana and other drugs. Karl Brown, assistant professor of history, will be speaking regarding this topic from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, at the Whitewater Senior Center, which is located in the Starin Park Community Building at 504 W. Starin Road in Whitewater.
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Upcoming Events
Scratch Sand Mold Workshop
6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 11
Congregational UCC at 133 South Franklin Street, Whitewater
4th Annual Iron Pour
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13
Wisconsin Makers at 200 East Clay Street, Whitewater
Indoor Season Whitewater City Market
9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 13
Irvin L. Young Public Library at 431 West Center Street, Whitewater
Second Saturdays at Studio 64
7 p.m. Sunday, April 13
Studio 84 at 121 West Center Street, Whitewater
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