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This Week — May 8, 2019
Chancellor finalists
Spring commencement set for May 18 and May 21
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates on Saturday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 21, as proud families and friends gather for the 2019 spring commencement ceremonies.
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Hired Before Graduation
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 between 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. No appointment is needed. See you there, Warhawks!
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Students visit Panama to document jaguars
"Surreal" experience takes UW-Whitewater group to Panama to document jaguars
15 students and two faculty members from UW-Whitewater spent more than two weeks in Panama to document jaguars. They trekked into the rainforest at Chagres National Park to collect what donated camera traps captured, including photos of two previously undocumented jaguars.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Elisabeth Harrahy, associate professor of biological sciences, who was a co-recipient of a grant of approximately $96,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection through the Wisconsin Groundwater Coordinating Council. The two-year study, "Sublethal Effects of Chronic Exposure to Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Aquatic Organisms," will support undergraduate research students for two summers at UW-Whitewater. Neonicotinoid pesticides have been linked to the decline of honeybees and other pollinators, but less is known about their effects on aquatic invertebrates and fish.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, for publishing "The 'Dark Side' of Academics? Emerging Issues in the Gaming and Manipulation of Metrics in Higher Education" and "Academic Metrics and the Community Engagement of Tertiary Education Institutions: Emerging Issues in Gaming, Manipulation, and Trust."

Kudos to Sydney Loomans, who is double majoring in finance and supply chain management, for being named student of the year by APICS Milwaukee Chapter in response to her outstanding support of the chapter and her service as the UW-Whitewater APICS Student Chapter President.

Kudos to Jodi Simek, International Students and Scholar Services, for conducting a day-long training program “J-1 Advising: Intermediate” at the Wisconsin Association of International Educators conference in Madison on April 1, 2019. Simek is a nationally approved trainer for F and J visa types through NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Kudos to Amanda Krier-Jenkins, assistant director of University Housing, for being selected as a participant at ACUHO-I’s Mid-Level Leadership Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, kudos to Terry Tumbarello, associate director of University Housing, for being invited as a speaker at this conference. His presentation was “Strategic Thinking & Leadership From Where You Are Now.”

Kudos to Balaji Sankaranarayanan, who will receive the inaugural Graduate Teaching Award from the School of Graduate Studies. Sankaranarayanan is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management who teaches in both the MBA and DBA programs. He has also received the Hermsen Teaching Award from the College of Business and Economics. Ralph Turner, COO of the Cleveland Clinic – Indian River in Vero Beach, Florida -- for whom Sankaranarayanan served as DBA dissertation committee chair -- wrote that “Dr. Balaji’s sense of responsibility to ensure my success was never spoken, but demonstrated in his willingness to mentor in any mode necessary to ensure his instruction was well understood.”

Kudos to Terri DeWalt and the team at University Health and Counseling Services, whose doctoral internship program was granted accreditation through the American Psychological Association. UW-Whitewater is the second university in the state of Wisconsin to have this designation. UHCS was granted the longest accreditation timeframe given by the APA – 10 years – a testament to the strength of the program and the doctoral interns who have provided hundreds of counseling hours on campus.

Kudos to the UW-Whitewater Aspiring Educators Chapter, which won the 2019-20 statewide award for chapter excellence by the Wisconsin Education Association Council, Aspiring Educators State Board. The award is based on three tenants: teacher quality, community outreach and political action. The Warhawk chapter was also recognized for having the highest membership increase in the state and exceptional advertising and marketing.
Upcoming Events
Pet therapy
Take a break with our four-legged friends
Stressed out from finals? Stop by the Andersen Library and relax with our four-legged Warhawk family members. They’ll be visiting May 8 from noon to 2 p.m. and May 9 from 1 to 2:45 p.m.
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Breakfast at night
Breakfast at Night
Take a break from studying and refuel your brain. From 10:30 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, May 8, Esker Hall will open its doors to feed breakfast to hungry Warhawks. Friends don't let friends study on an empty stomach!

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LaVar Charleston
Farewell reception for LaVar Charleston
Please join us on Tuesday, May 14, from 1–2:30 p.m. in Fern Young Terrace, as we wish LaVar Charleston, assistant vice chancellor of Student Diversity, Engagement and Success, a sincere farewell as he moves on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Rori Eilenfeldt at 262-472-1236 if you have any questions.
Donut stress
Sweet relief
The University Center is here to help get you through finals! Get free donuts, coffee, tea, Pepsi products, and study rooms (while supplies last) from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13. Rooms 275, 259B, 262, 264, and 266 will be available all day for studying.
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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
MAGD Expo 2019
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8
Hamilton Center
Comedian: Chinedu Unaka
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9
University Center, Down Under
Classes end
Saturday, May 11
Exam period begins
7:45 a.m. Monday, May 13
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Tutoring Extravaganza

Tutoring Extravaganza
Join the Phi Theta Kappans for their hallmark event, the Tutoring Extravaganza, featuring Primal Scream! From noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10, the Commons will turn into an upbeat environment for final exam preparation with food, prizes and free tutoring.
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Upcoming Events
UW Extension/4H music and drama festival
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11
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 Emerging Choreographers concert
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater names 2019-20 Hawk Squad
UW-Whitewater students win Wisconsin Newspaper Association awards
Notes for campus
Biking on campus

Please share your thoughts about biking at UW-Whitewater

UW-Whitewater is pursuing Bicycle Friendly University designation and needs feedback from the campus community on how we can improve the bicycling experience on campus. Please take a few minutes to share your recommendations with campus administration on improving bicycle accessibility, amenities and overall culture.
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Open forum

Open forums: Bookstore Director

The search and screen committee for the position of university bookstore director invites you to attend the open forum for finalist Dale Pinzino, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the University Center, Room 262. Other finalists will be announced next week.

Move-out collection
Whitewater Move-Out Collection
Are you moving out of your apartment or residence hall for the summer? UW-Whitewater Sustainability, University Housing and the Community Space are partnering to provide locations in each of the residence halls and at three places in the community for you to drop off any clothing, nonperishable food, school supplies, housewares or furniture you no longer want (or won’t fit in the car). We’ll put your donations to good use!
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In the Community

Outdoor city market

Whitewater City Market
The market's outdoor season is on! Stop by every Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m. at the Train Depot near Cravath Lakefront. The outdoor market will continue every Tuesday through October. Mark your calendar and join us to support local farmers, artists, chefs, crafters and musicians!
Upcoming Events
Theatre/Dance Banquet 2019
5:30-11 p.m. Saturday, May 11
Creamery at 201 N Main St, Fort Atkinson
Mother’s Day Breakfast Brunch at Old World Wisconsin
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sunday, May 12
Old World Wisconsin at W372S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle
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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