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This Week — April 30, 2019
Chancellor finalists
UW-Whitewater chancellor finalists named
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Whitewater.

The four candidates will participate in separate public forums, offering opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to interact directly with them. There will also be opportunities to provide feedback on the candidates to the search committee.
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Make a Difference Day
Photos: Make a Difference Day
UW-Whitewater’s annual Make a Difference Day is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and contribute to the community. On Friday, April 26, 2019, staff, students and community members banded together to take part in several projects around Whitewater and Janesville. The goal: to help make the cities their best.
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Converse Elementary School students visit campus
PHOTOS: Converse Elementary School students visit campus
We were so excited to host the Converse Elementary School students on the Whitewater campus on Wednesday, April 24, for The Budding Scholars Program. This program, started in 2015 in the office of Student Diversity, Engagement and Success, pairs university students with elementary students to help children practice their writing skills and learn about higher education. These young scholars bring a fantastic energy to our community, and we enjoyed sharing the day with them!
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UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA team proves they are ready for international success
The theme of the 2019 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference held in Orlando, Florida, from April 13 through 16 was “Ready for It,” with an emphasis on being ready to compete, lead, and win. Bringing home a total of 86 individual or team awards — and a chapter record of 16 students placing in the top 10 internationally and 18 students who made event finals — the UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA team proved they were indeed ready to meet the challenge.
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Hired Before Graduation
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 Manuel Ossers, lecturer of language and literatures, for his book, "Escritoras hispanoamericanas: Ensayos críticos," published by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, April 23. This book is a selection of his own journal articles and conference papers on the works of Latin American women writers. This is his second book published by the prestigious publishing unit of the Cultural Department of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, and his fifth overall.

Kudos to several of UW-Whitewater's international students for winning awards in the adult writing category of the 2019 Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WITESOL) Writing and Art Contest. Donfak B. Dongo won first place, Naoki Akita took second and Shangqian Ye placed third in the contest.

Xinyi Zhang
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 "After the Storm" was submitted for the theme "Beautiful Wisconsin." Read more »
Nicole Weber
Kudos to Nicole Weber, directory of Learning Technology, for being selected as an expert panelist for the 2019 Higher Education Horizon Report. Nicole worked with an international panel of scholars to determine the key trends, developments and challenges for higher education and learning technology. Read more »
In the Media
Although instructors are seeking to meet the technology demands of incoming students, the task can be daunting. Nicole Weber, directory of Learning Technology, brings awareness to the use of instructional designers to help support those efforts. Read more »

Warhawk golf
The UW-Whitewater women's golf team placed first after a stellar performance at the Viking Invitational in Augustana, Illinois, on Sunday, April 28. The Warhawks look to continue their streak at the NCAA Championship, which is scheduled for May 14-17 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
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Warhawk softball
The UW-Whitewater women's softball team clinched its third consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship on Sunday, April 28, with consecutive victories in a doubleheader at UW-Eau Claire. The Warhawks will be hosting the 2019 WIAC Softball Championship at van Steenderen Softball Complex this weekend, May 3-5.
Upcoming Events
Angel Street
Suspenseful drama and foul play visit the Barnett Theatre
Victorian tranquility is not what it seems on Angel Street. The suavely handsome Mr. Manningham has slowly been driving his devoted wife to the edge of insanity with overt kindness masking sinister motives. Check out this suspenseful drama at 7:30 p.m. May 1-4 or at 2 p.m. on May 5 in the Barnett Theatre. (Be advised, this play contains themes of psychological abuse.)
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Open Mic Night
Sing your hearts out, Warhawks
The final Open Mic Night of the year is upon us, and we want to hear your voice! Join us at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 2, in the University Center, Down Under. Don't feel like singing? All are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere and watch others perform!

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Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra
Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra
The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Ramaekers, assistant professor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, in Young Auditorium. The program includes Ravel's Don Quichotte a Dulcinee, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor, op. 11, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major and Sibelius' Symphony No. 1 in e minor, op. 39.
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Wellness retreat
Wellness retreat
Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30, Saturday, May 4, in the University Center, Hamilton Room, for a morning of wellness and a focus on students going into helping professions. For a $10 Registration fee, the event includes special guest Active Minds, a yoga session, breakout sessions, free resources, breakfast and light refreshments all day.
Provost Elrod farewell

Provost Elrod Farewell Reception

Campus is invited to congratulate and wish Provost Susan Elrod farewell from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, May 13, in the University Center, Hamilton Room. Refreshments will be served.
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Additional Events
Wii U Super Smash Bros. Tournament
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30
University Center, Warhawk Alley
Matt Sintchak — Music and the Holocaust
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30
Greenhill Center of the Arts, Light Recital Hall
Symphonic Wind Ensemble University/Community Band
3 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Young Auditorium
Chamber Singers Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Greenhill Center of the Arts, Light Recital Hall
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Racial diversity and academic excellence in gifted classrooms

Local views: Fostering a connection between campus and community
Ken Brosky, assistant professor of English, wrote to the Janesville Gazette to detail his thoughts on the changes that UW-Rock County has faced in becoming a sister campus and the excitement he sees ahead.
Janesville Gazette

Upcoming Events
Jazz Band Concert
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
Kirk Denmark Theatre
Youth Orchestra Concert
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2
Kirk Denmark Theatre
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

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.
Adaptive learning with Cerego

Photo archive now available

A searchable archive, or digital asset management system (DAM), of university photography from 2012 to the present is available for students, staff and faculty to use for university-related purposes via the UW-Whitewater Photoshelter library. If you can’t find your department’s materials, please submit a request here.

Hired Before Graduation campaign
Remind Warhawks about Hired Before Graduation
Do you know a graduating student who has already been hired or accepted to graduate school? Please encourage them to participate in our Hired Before Graduation campaign, which takes place May 7 and 8. (They can get a professional headshot out of it.) No appt. needed.
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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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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

Outdoor city market

Save the date: Whitewater's Outdoor City Market is coming!
The outdoor city market kicks off Tuesday, May 7, from 4-7 p.m. at Cravath Lakefront and will continue every Tuesday through October. Mark your calendar and join us to support local farmers, artists, chefs, crafters and musicians!
Upcoming Events
Kentucky Derby Hat Craft-a-thon
4-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 West Center Street, Whitewater
Ladies and Young Ladies Tea Party
2-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Bassett House at 708 W. Main Street, Whitewater
Help keep Whitewater clean by picking up trash for a chance to win freebies! Tag a picture of yourself picking up litter and you could win a fun prize including reusable items and a $25 gift card to The SweetSpot.
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