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This Week — August 21, 2019
Campus cookout
Campus-wide cookout
Everyone is invited to the campus-wide cookout, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the James R. Connor University Center. The event will include food, music and an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues as we kick off the start of the academic year.

Chancellor Dwight C. Watson will be in the Old Main Ballroom to meet and greet members of the Warhawk community. Read more »
Mother-daughter graduation
Help welcome new students
The campus community is encouraged to participate in welcoming new students to UW-Whitewater.

To join in the human tunnel, a campus tradition during RU Purple?! on Monday, Sept. 2, at Perkins Stadium, please arrive dressed in Warhawk purple at 7:45 p.m.
Rock County commencement
Help us move in new Warhawks!
Residence Hall Move-in Day is Sunday, Sept. 1. University Housing is asking faculty, staff and student volunteers to help. Faculty and staff greet students and their families, explaining the move-in process and directing the activity at each unloading site. Student volunteers assist with moving belongings into the student rooms. Two shifts are available: 7:30 a.m. to noon and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To sign up, contact Mary Kaster in University Housing at 472-5274 or kasterm@uww.edu.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jennifer Betters-Bubon, associate professor of counselor education, who co-edited the book “The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support,” published by Routledge Taylor and Frances. The book is the first of its kind to describe the role of the school counselor within a National Model and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework. Read more »

Kudos to James Hartwick, professor of curriculum and instruction, who co-wrote the article “Teaching and talking about religion: strategies for teacher educators” that appeared in Social Studies Research and Practice. The paper outlined arguments for addressing religion in social studies teacher education, including strategies teacher educators might use on how and why pre-service teachers should incorporate teaching about religion in their classes. Read more »

Kudos to UW-Whitewater faculty Deanna Guthrie, Barbara Beaver, Susan Johnson, Jodie Parys and Ozalle Toms, who wrote the article “Faculty and staff perceptions of undergraduate mentoring” that appeared in the journal Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. The findings of the paper provide a first step in developing a framework for colleges and universities working to promote a culture of mentoring as a means to support students. Read more »

Kristin Fillhouer
Kudos to Kristin Fillhouer, campus administrator and associate dean of the Rock County campus, who won the UW System Opportunity Award, which recognizes the efforts of those who went above and beyond working toward the success of the restructuring project at and through the receiving institutions.
Juk Bhattacharyya
Kudos to Juk Bhattacharyya, professor of geography, geology and environmental sciences, who has accepted a nomination to be a member of the Diversity in the Geosciences Committee for the Geological Society of America. Juk has been a leader on diversity and inclusion on campus and is now extending her leadership to the national level. The committee works to recruit and promote positive career development of ethnic minorities, women and persons with disabilities in the geoscience professions.
In the Media
Interim director of athletics Ryan Callahan has come full circle with his love for baseball. Callahan, an alum and former pitcher for the Warhawks, was drafted by the San Francisco Giants, where he had the opportunity to play minor league baseball. In recent years, Callahan has returned to UW-Whitewater and now holds a position that allows him to continue working with the Warhawk legacy. Janesville Gazette »

A mural in downtown Janesville is taking shape of Black Hawk, a Sauk leader during the Black Hawk War in 1832. To keep the memory alive, Holly Denning, lecturer of sociology, criminology and anthropology, is continuning the conversation and encouraging others to visit the mural in rememberance of Native American history. Janesville Gazette »

Digital hoarding, a growing trend of the over-accumulation of files, can take a mental toll on individuals. Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, states that the "mental demands involved in making decisions about the retention of digital items can...be devastating for some individuals." asiaone.com »

Biology major Matthew Schulgit has been selected by the Whitewater City Council to fill an open seat. Schulgit's goal is to bring the Whitewater community and UW-Whitewater closer together. Daily Jefferson County Union »

Upcoming Events
Technology open house and surplus sale
Stop by the University Center, room 275, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to see new technology and tech-related initiatives!
  • Chat with Canvas experts and tech vendors
  • View the official UW-Whitewater app
  • Learn IT cybersecurity secrets and tips
  • Visit a collaboration station featuring Webex teams and Google
  • Participate in the GooseChase Scavenger Hunt
  • Enjoy free food, drinks, and prizes
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2019 Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and reception

A reception for the Athletic Hall of Fame will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room with dinner to follow. Everyone is invited to make a donation for this year's inductees to help with the continued growth of UW-Whitewater Athletics. Please RSVP to attend the dinner in their honor.
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Additional Events
Campus Core Garden Tours
6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22
Meet at the Visitor Center, Lot 7
Fall Forum
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27
Hyland Hall atrium
"The Defamation Experience"
1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27
Young Auditorium

In the Community

GroCo potluck

Share the foods of summer
The Whitewater Grocery Cookbook Committee is hosting a potluck at the Cravath Lakefront Center 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, for all who wish to share dishes featuring some of summer’s best foods.

Bring a dish to share and come hang out with fellow Owners and GroCo supporters! Please bring your own table service and a friend. Looking forward to sharing good food and conversation with you.

Want to have your potluck recipe included in the cookbook? Submit via our online form.
Upcoming Events
Whitewater City Market
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27
Train Depot near Cravath Lakefront
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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