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This Week — April 23, 2019
AMA International Chapter of the Year
Record-breaking performance by UW-Whitewater AMA champions
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater American Marketing Association chapter was once again named the AMA International Chapter of the Year at the International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans on April 13. It is the eighth straight year that UW-Whitewater AMA has held or shared this title, and the 13th time since 2001. Competing against more than 380 chapters worldwide, this long-running streak is a significant achievement.
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Research in the Rotunda
PHOTOS: Research in the Rotunda
We're so proud of our Warhawk students and their faculty mentors who filled the State Capitol rotunda with their awesome research projects. They had the opportunity to share this new knowledge they discovered with attendees, including their state legislators.
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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 Susan Huss-Lederman, professor of languages and literatures, Juk Bhattacharyya, professor of geography, geology and environmental sciences, Marjorie Rhine, professor of languages and literatures, Elena Levy-Navarro, professor of languages and literatures, Catherine Chan, associate professor of chemistry and biological sciences, and Rock County campus colleagues Ken Brosky, assistant professor of creative literature, and John Pruitt, associate professor of English, who were awarded a grant of approximately $35,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their Water-Humanities Integration Project will connect the humanities more intentionally with social and natural sciences to examine the importance of freshwater in Wisconsin and elsewhere. WHIP will develop team-taught courses that include experiential learning opportunities on both UW-Whitewater campuses and a domestic travel-study opportunity. Read more »

Kudos to Steven Girard, assistant professor of chemistry, who has been selected by the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists, or IONiC, to participate in a National Science Foundation-founded study to develop, test, and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course. This study, which is expected to take two years, will enable the IONiC community to increase the understanding of how faculty change and how that change can lead to better student learning. Read more »

Kudos to Wes Enterline, sustainability coordinator, and the UW-Whitewater Sustainability Office student volunteers for receiving the 2019 Volunteer Stream Monitoring “Group” award. Max Grueneberg, environmental science major, and John Roberts, integrated science-business major, led three volunteer sessions a month from April through October, bringing 30 new student stream monitors on board. In addition, the group engaged with the Whitewater community through field trips and summer camps for Whitewater Middle School students. Read more »

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of Information Technology supply chain management, for presenting the paper "Does This AI Look Good on Me? Some Ethical and Cultural Concerns About Wearables, Cheating Detection, and Autonomous Vehicles" to a joint meeting of the Women in Big Data and Big Data Madison groups. Read more »

Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, for participating as a judge in the 2019 Annual General Donald R. Keith Memorial Capstone Conference, United States Military Academy, May 1-2, in West Point, New York. The event is a forum hosted by the USMA’s Department of the Systems Engineering for West Point cadets to present their capstone work to fellow cadets, clients, and students from other universities. Read more »

Kudos to international student Xinyi Zhang for her artwork that won first place in the 2019 Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WITESOL) Writing and Art Contest. The piece piece entitled "After the Storm" was submitted for the theme "Beautiful Wisconsin." Read more »

Wisconsin Big Idea
Kudos to Hunter Driscoll and Brendon Kranz, both junior entrepreneurship majors, junior finance major Sam Struebing, and Dan Pomeroy, whose team, OmniSpeakers, won third place and a $750 prize at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament on April 13. OmniSpeakers is a 4-in-1 portable Bluetooth speaker system that can act as one powerful speaker or be broken apart into four separate units to create a surround sound experience.
Mikayla Frick
Kudos to senior human resources major Mikayla Frick, who won second place in the CUNA Mutual Group National Case Competition. This year's problem statement was to "Create a consumer center credit union geared toward multiracial, multicultural and multigenerational consumers. As part of the award, Frick received $3,000 and will have an opportunity to interview for a summer internship at CUNA's headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.
In the Media
Scott Peters, associate professor of educational foundations, looks at slowly growing trends to identify academically advanced students while taking into account their local access to resources and challenging coursework. Read more »

Darius Sanders
Nearly 130 University of Wisconsin undergraduate students showed off their research in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, April 17, including Darius Sanders. Sanders, a music major, shared his findings on raising awareness of the African-American contribution to Art Song.
Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?
David Havas, associate professor of psychology, contributes insight into how Botox and cosmetic surgery are not only altering facial expressions, but the emotional feedback that goes with it.
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Upcoming Events
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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Earth Week
Earth week 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, elementary school visit, video pitch competition, a succulent workshop, guest lectures, tree plantings, live music and more!

Events schedule
Life on Campus
Life on Campus: Are science and morality opposing forces?
Join us for a presentation on the intersection between science and pro-life values. Learn the latest in science and ethics surrounding issues such as abortion-derived tissue, embryonic cells, human gene editing and cloning from research scientists. Free dinner and dessert will be provided for this event from 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in Hyland Hall, room 2308.
Magician Daniel Martin
Magician comes to campus
Daniel Martin's award-winning magic has been seen by millions on CBS, NBC, WGN and, most recently, the Top 100 Magic Moments in History. See him in the University Center, Hamilton Room, for free at 7:30 p.m. on April 25!
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POLISCI career night
POLISCI career night
The UW-Whitewater Political Science Department’s annual Alumni Career Night will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the University Center, room 266. The event will include a panel discussion by UW-Whitewater political science alumni who will talk about their careers and experiences.

Contact Jolly Emrey at emreyj@uww.edu for more information.

Medication disposal
Medication disposal on campus
With National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, the UW-Whitewater Police Department reminds the campus community that unused or expired medication may be disposed of at the drop-off boxes located at the University Center (near the UW Credit Union) and in the front lobby of Goodhue Hall. These drop-boxes are available year-round.
The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Stops at Young Auditorium
Young Auditorium is closing out its 2018-2019 performance season in spectacular fashion with the 20th Anniversary Tour production of the Broadway smash hit RENT at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. This official touring production is an amazing opportunity for local arts enthusiasts to have a true Broadway experience!
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Coffee with cops

Coffee with the Cops

Get to know those who serve and protect our campus! Coffee with the Cops allows students 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
State Senator Chris Larson legislative update
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
Hyer Hall, room 142
Justice Involved Veterans
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25
University Center, Hamilton Room
Primetime Poetry
5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25
Andersen Library
History Research Symposium
5-8 p.m. Monday, April 29
Hyland Hall
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Art in the Atrium fundraiser

Art in the Atrium Fundraiser
Join us for UW-Whitewater at Rock County Foundation's annual fundraiser to support the Rock County campus and student scholarships. In addition to art, fun, food, drinks, and dance, there will be a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, and a cash bar. The fundraiser is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in Hyatt Smith Hall. There is a $50 charge for the general public and a $35 charge for students. Parking is free.
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Upcoming Events
Campus Pantry Fundraiser
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
Campus Commons
Renewable energy poster session
1:10-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
Upper Allen Lobby
Audition to be commencement student speaker
Noon to 12:50 p.m. Monday, April 29
Chamber Orchestra concert
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29
Kirk Denmark Theatre
Poetry Slam
Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30
Fireplace Lounge
Notes for faculty and staff

Registration open: Celebrating Teaching and Learning Conference May 22

The LEARN Center and Learning Technology Center (LTC) invite you to register for the Celebrating Teaching and Learning Conference on Wednesday, May 22, at the University Center. This conference showcases a number of interesting teaching and learning initiatives that are active at UW-Whitewater. The event is FREE, and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Whitewater Student Government Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception

We invite you to join us as we celebrate our outstanding faculty and staff members at our Spring Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception. Sponsored by Whitewater Student Governmen, the reception will take place Wednesday, April 24, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Fern Young Terrace (located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts).

Spring commencement
Help us at spring commencement
The commencement committee is seeking volunteers to assist with various activities for the ceremonies on May 18. Please complete the survey if interested, and a member will contact you with additional details.
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Notes for students
Seeking winners: T-shirt design contest now accepting applications
Let's see your creativity, Warhawks! Intramural sports is looking for a new championship t-shirt design for the 2019-2020 academic year. Designs need to be two-color and include UW-Whitewater and Intramural Sports, the academic year and the word "championship". The deadline is Wednesday, May 8, and submissions can be sent to imsports@uww.edu.
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Seniors: Don't forget to take your Senior Outcomes Assessment Survey

Graduating seniors are reminded to take the Senior Outcomes Assessment Survey (SOAS). An email was sent on Wednesday, April 17 (from the Registrar's Office) with a link to the survey. You may notice an SOAS hold on your WINS account. This is a reminder to complete the survey by Friday, May 17, at the latest. Holds are removed every three days. Contact assessment@uww.edu with questions.
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


Pick up trash to win freebies
Launched in celebration of Earth Week, #TrashTagWhitewater is a campaign to keep Whitewater clean by encouraging the community to pick up litter along their normal walking, jogging and commuting routes. Post the pics and tag them #TrashTagWhitewater. Every month starting in May we’ll select a trash tagger to win a fun prize including reusable items and a $25 gift card to The SweetSpot.

Sponsored by The Sweet Spot, the City of Whitewater, UW-Whitewater Sustainability, and Downtown Whitewater, Inc.
Upcoming Events
Community Space Opening Celebration
5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25
The Community Space at 834 East Milwaukee Street, Whitewater
Taste of Asia
5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25
The Starin Community Center at 504 West Starin Road, Whitewater
Indoor Season Whitewater City Market
9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 27
Irvin L. Young Public Library at 431 West Center Street, Whitewater
Brats at the Bank for K-9 Tilla
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27
PremierBank at 200 South Fremont Street, Whitewater
World War II Ends and the Cold War Begins
3-4 p.m. Monday, April 29
Fairhaven Retirement Community
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