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This Week — April 16, 2019
Earth Week
UW-Whitewater celebrates Earth Week
Events, which run through April 29, include a mix of sustainability, academics and student-led programming. All events are free and open to the public.
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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 such 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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Jim Butchart
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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Ice Age Trail Campus Fair
Ice Age Trail campus fair
In 2018, UW-Whitewater joined the Ice Age Trail Alliance as Community-Based Learning Partners. Join us from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in the University Center, Hamilton Room and celebrate this designation. Enjoy music, food and interactive booths that encourage outdoor exploration to help us honor the state's first Ice Age Trail Campus. Free shuttles will also be provided to the Ice Age Trail for guided hikes with the Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter.
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Green Tank competition
"Green Tank" Video Pitch Competition
Compete by submitting a 30- to 60-second video explaining an idea or initiative you'd like to see on campus related to sustainability. UW-Whitewater students of all majors can choose to participate individually or with one partner. An eco-friendly prize pack will be awarded!

Submissions are due by Thursday, April 25, and winners will be announced on April 30.
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Indigenous Bayou Communities
Indigenous Bayou Communities
Kristina Peterson, co-founder of the Lowlander Center, which does problematization with communities experiencing chronic and emergent issues along with historical violence, will be addressing challenges the indigenous and historied communities along the Louisiana bayous face at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Hyland Hall, room 2101.

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Succulent workshop
Succulent workshop
The Sustainability Office and Roberta's Art Gallery have partnered to offer a succulent workshop on Thursday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m. Succulents are an easy plant to grow and maintain for novice or aspiring gardeners. Attendees will decorate recycled planters and fill with soil and succulents propagated from the Upham Greenhouse. The register for this workshop, please email ucart@uww.edu.
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Arbor Day
Arbor Day proclamation and Make a Difference Day tree planting
Arbor Day will be recognized through a proclamation ceremony from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, on the Wyman Mall as we pursue a Tree Campus USA certification. Several trees will be planted throughout the Salisbury and Chopp arboretums in an effort to fulfill the "Salisbury Idea," which is to have one of each tree native to Wisconsin planted on our campus and labeled with signage that connects to an interactive map to learn more about each species.
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James Gordon
James Gordon concert
The Canadian singer/songwriter, environmental and social activist is often featured on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Simply Folk." His music derives from various topics as environmental activism, social justice, humor, and mental illness. James Gordon will be joining us for a concert and discussion about his music and motivations. Hear his music on Monday, April 29. The first performance is at 9:30 a.m. in Hyland Hall, room 1303 and the second performance will be at 11 a.m. in Heide, room 100.

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Additional Earth Week Events
T-Shirt tote bag workshop and Food Pantry open house
4 p.m. Monday, April 22
Drumlin Dining Hall
Dr. Solheim Memorial tree planting
Noon, Monday, April 22
Lawcon Shelter
Lincoln Elementary School Earth Day visit
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
Lincoln Elementary School
Bike to Campus Day
Thursday, April 25
Bike fair
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25
University Center, North Mall
Make a Difference Day: Campus Garden
9-11 a.m. Friday, April 26
Campus Garden
Community Service
150,000-hour challenge
Community Service 150,000-hour challenge
Our goal to exceed 150,000 hours of community service in honor of our university's Sesquicentennial celebration is well on its way! Don't forget to log your hours and help us recognize and celebrate the multitude of ways our students, faculty, staff and alumni contribute their time, talents and expertise to our city, state, nation and the world.
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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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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Greg Cook, vice provost of academic affairs, Susan Elrod, provost of academic affairs and executive vice chancellor, and Matt Aschenbrener, associate vice chancellor, for presenting on the topic of Institutional Growth Mindset at the 2019 Higher Learning Commission Conference, Roadmaps for Student Success, held April 5-9 in Chicago.

Kudos to Pam Warren, interium project director of Upward Bound, which has been awarded $188,750 over the next two years to support the academic summer camps. The camps include five weeks of academic, career, cultural and recreational activities.

Kudos to UW-Whitewater's College Democrats chapter, which earned the Best Chapter of the Year at the College Democrats of Wisconsin Convention on April 7 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Senior public policy and administration major Megan Martin, chair of UW-Whitewater College Democrats, also earned College Democrat of the Year at this convention.

Kudos to Marilyn Annucci, professor of languages and literatures, whose book of poetry "The Arrows That Choose Us" (published by Press 53) won the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award from Council for Wisconsin Writers. She will be honored at a ceremony May 11 in Milwaukee. Read more »

Kudos to Jennifer Betters-Bubon, associate professor of counselor education, for presenting on the "Eight Steps to Mental Health Universal Screening in K-12 Settings" at the annual American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kudos to Courtney Luedke, assistant professor for curriculum and instruction and interim program coordinator for the Higher Education Leadership program, for co-authoring "Authentically Me: Examining Expectations That Are Placed Upon Black Women in College." This piece was released in the current issue of the American Educational Research Journal. Read more »

Kudos to Brittany Redden, psychology and social work major, who represented UW-Whitewater at the Midwestern Psychological Association 91st annual meeting, April 11-13, in Chicago, and presented a poster, "Longitudinal Associations between Siblings’ Technology-Mediated Communication and Relationship Quality during Emerging Adulthood." This was the culmination of a year-long independent study with mentor Anna Lindell, assistant professor of psychology.

Kudos to Jeremiah T. Tucker, general management major and member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., who was featured in the organization’s national publication, the Crescent, in its Spring 2019 issue.

In the Media

Senior physical education major Dylan Fischbach was interviewed after signing to RSB Thuringia Bulls, a German basketball team. Read more »

Chelsea Miller
Chelsea Miller, UW-Whitewater graduate student and current teacher at Sullivan Elementary School and West Elementary School in the Jefferson School District, has received a prestigious Kohl Fellowship. Only 100 are awarded statewide each year by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation to recognize and support teaching excellence and innovation throughout the state.
Daily Jefferson Union
Casey Seidl
In light of the national college admissions scandal, Casey Seidl believes he has a solution. Seidl, a business and economics major, has developed a platform called "Total Student" with peers. The platform manages and tracks a student's extra curricular activities and uses geo-location or QR codes to verify their involvement.
Upcoming Events
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 at noon on Tuesday, April 16, in the Andersen Library.
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Karaoke is back!
Grab the mic and let's hear those pipes! Karaoke has returned to the University Center's Down Under and will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. This fun and free event and is open to all, so bring your voice and your friends!

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George Twins
Ice cream social
Join Interim Chancellor Green, students, faculty and staff to kick off Founders Week with an ice cream social on Monday, April 22. The social will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center Concourse, just outside of Roberta's Art Gallery.
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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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Coffee with cops

Coffee with a Cop

Get to know those who serve and protect our campus! Coffee with a Cop allows students the opportunity to interact, ask questions and play games with the UW-Whitewater Police 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at Jitters, located on the first floor of Wells East. In addition to delicious coffee and great company, there will be drawings and a chance to win prizes such as an Amazon Echo, Roku Express, bluetooth speaker, bluetooth headphones and Jitter's drink tickets.
Additional Events
Bunny bowl tournament
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16
University Center, Warhawk Alley
Veterans Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention program
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18
University Center, Fiskum Gallery
Women's Tennis vs. Green Bay
4 p.m. Monday, April 22
UW-Whitewater tennis courts
Women's Tennis vs. Edgewood
7 p.m. Monday, April 22
UW-Whitewater tennis courts
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Rock County trip to Chicago

UW-Whitewater at Rock County art department is Chicago-bound
The Art Department at UW-Whitewater at Rock County is headed to Chicago on Tuesday, April 23. This spring field trip includes a coach ride to and from Chicago and entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Departure from the Rock County campus will be at 9 a.m. and the return around 9 p.m.
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Upcoming Events
Exhibit — Working Warriors: Military life beyond combat
Tuesday, April 16 through Friday, April 19
Gary Lenox Library
Ice cream social
Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 22
HS Commons, 120
Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Notes for faculty and staff

Open Session – UW System Online Associate Degree Collaborative

You are cordially invited to an open session on Wednesday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in Hyland Hall, room 2306 to learn about a collaborative online associate degree program that is being developed in the UW System to replace the former online program offered by UW Colleges.
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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.

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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Notes for students
Commencement tickets
Emergency text alerts
UW-Whitewater is offering the option of text alerts for students. This is strictly for emergency situations only.

To receive these texts, make sure your mobile phone number is listed in WINS. Please contact UW-Whitewater Police with any questions at 262-472-4660 or police@uww.edu.
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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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Commencement tickets
Commencement tickets now available
Attention graduating students and December graduates! Commencement tickets can be picked up now through Friday, May 17, at the Ticket Services desk in the Greenhill Center of the Arts. Each graduate is given seven tickets and must present a photo ID.
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In the Community

Whitewater 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.
Upcoming Events
Social Media for Small Business workshop
9-10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17
Whitewater Chamber of Commerce: 150 West Main Street, Whitewater
Friendly Century Bike Ride
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Whitewater Family Church: 1540 West Walworth Avenue, Whitewater
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