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This Week — Sept. 4, 2019
Move-in Day, 2019
Move-in Day, 2019
Welcome, Warhakws! Move-in Day is a special day for the Warhawk family. We are excited to welcome back our returning students and celebrate a milestone moment for our newest class. Our Warhawk crew was everywhere, sharing purple pride and even capturing the day on video.
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Jesse McCartney
Warhawk Concert Series: Jesse McCartney
The Warhawk Concert Series kicks off at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, with a performance by Jesse McCartney. The concert will be held outside of the Williams Center in Lot 11, with Warhawk Football immediately following. This concert is free and open to the public.
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RU Purple
RU Purple Rally
New students at UW-Whitewater capped off a tradition-rich day on campus Monday, Sept. 2, by participating in the RU Purple Rally and painting Warhawk Drive the university’s signature hue. A special welcome to our newest Warhawks!
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Bethann Moran-Handzlik, lecturer of art and design, for her first place overall in PleinAir Salon with her work, "Community Garden New Years Day." Read more »

Kudos to Nicole Weber, director of learning technology, on being selected as one of 50 global panelists for the 2020 Horizon Report. The Horizon Report is an annual publication that seeks to identify key trends, challenges, and developments related to educational technology in higher education. This is Weber’s second time being selected to the panel.

Kudos to Andrew Cole, learning technology specialist, on being selected as a panelist for the National Communication Association’s Annual Convention. Cole will be speaking on a panel called, “Surviving the future of communication instruction: New media and digital pedagogy.” The convention is Nov. 14-17 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Kudos to faculty members Susan Huss-Lederman, Juk Bhattacharyya and Brianna Deering, who published a book chapter on investigating environmental sustainability in an English writing course for international students. The book, published by Routledge, is titled “Project-based learning in second language acquisition: Building communities of practice in higher education.”

Kudos to Marilyn Annucci, professor of languages and literatures, whose book “The Arrows That Choose Us” was chosen by the Wisconsin Library Association as a winner of Outstanding Poetry. Read more »

Jessica Darling
Kudos to Jessica Darling, biology major, who is one of only seven UW System students awarded a Water Research Fellowship. She is pictured to the left of Gov. Tony Evers at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, where the governor was visiting to help support the freshwater collaborative. Darling is working with two faculty from the School of Freshwater Sciences, along UW-Whitewater assistant professor Stephen Levas. Her project focuses on analyzing invasive freshwater clams and mussels to determine potential sources of contamination.
Scott Peters
Kudos to Scott Peters, associate professor of educational foundations, for his research regarding gifted and talented programs across the United States. The most common way schools across the country identify high-performing students is to give a test and compare scores to a national norm. Peters said scholars have long suggested that using a local norm comparison instead of a national one would help increase diversity in gifted programs. He believes his model would help address similar inequities among students from low-income backgrounds, students with disabilities and students who are still learning English. Read more »
New Employees/New Roles
Heather Pelzel is the new director of the new LEARN Center, which stands for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Research Network. The center provides professional development activities for faculty and instructional staff. Pelzel has served as a LEARN fellow, collaborated with faculty and staff at the Rock County campus, and brings experience with professional development programs at UW System.
In the Media
Russ Kashian, professor of economics, talks about the implications of the U.S.-China trade war for Foxconn’s business operations in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio »

Louis Betty, associate professor of languages and literatures, discusses how understanding the works of French author and poet Michel Houellebecq can provide insight into past and current religion, philosophy, and political theory. The American Conservative »

Yuri Rashkin, lecturer of communication, returned to Russia after more than 30 years and wants to help build bridges between his home country and the U.S. Janesville Gazette »

Chancellor Dwight C. Watson
Dwight C. Watson shares stories of his past and talks about his initial plans as UW-Whitewater’s 17th chancellor.
Janesville Gazette
Shannon Dozoryst
Shannon Dozoryst was profiled in her new role as director of Young Auditorium, as the theatre readies to raise the curtain on its 2019-20 season.
Hometown News Group
In the Media: Warhawk football
The Warhawks kick off their 2019 season at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 7, at Perkins Stadium against Dubuque. The team will be honoring its seniors on the field approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff.

UW-Whitewater was ranked No. 31 in a listing of the 50 greatest college football programs of all time. ESPN »

Finance major and student-athlete J.T. Parish was lauded for his work ethic and leadership on the Warhawk football team, as the Warhawks prepare for a new season. WISC News »

Even before the 2019 season begins, the Warhawks are seen as strong post-season contenders. Janesville Gazette »
Upcoming Events
Br!nk new play festival staged reading
Follow Marie, a failed musician, who returns home to plan her mother's funeral at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Barnett Theatre. This performace offers some comedy, but also provides a painful look at the opiate crisis that is devastating our country.
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DJ Demers
Have a laugh with comedian D.J. Demers
The University Center's Down Under is a great place for entertainment. At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, they will be hosting comedian D.J. Demers. This live performance is free! As seen on Conan and America’s Got Talent, the night is sure to be filled with lots of laughs!

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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. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 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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UW-Whitewater at Rock County commencement

Pop in with Interim Dean Day
Everyone is invited to the Fireplace Lounge between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, to meet the interim dean, Tricia Clasen.
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Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students.

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In the Community

Sunrise yoga

Sunrise yoga
Join Brienne for yoga at Cravath Lakefront Park every weekday beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, from 5:15 to 6:30 a.m. Classes are held outside, next to the water, when the weather is 60 degrees or warmer and inside the nearby shelter when the weather is cooler or inclement.
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Upcoming Events
Whitewater City Market
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10
Train Depot near Cravath Lakefront
Overdose Prevention Narcan (Naloxone) Training
6-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Spirit Tour
5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11-12
The Fuzzy Pig
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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