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This Week — Oct. 1, 2019
Family Fest
It's almost time for Family Fest!
Family Fest is this weekend! Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, is a time for students, faculty and staff to host loved ones on campus.
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Hawk Career Fair
Hawk Career Fair
Approximately 170 employers will be present at the Hawk Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the Fieldhouse of the Williams Center. Students will have the opportunity to discuss internships and post-graduation jobs. A complete list of employers attending the fair can be viewed on Handshake.
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Biology class
Plant kingdom class visits Natureland Park
Nic Tippery, associate professor of biological sciences, brought learning to life as his plant kingdom class explored Natureland Park. The students examined plant structure, how plants evolve and reproduce and the innovative ways plants distribute themselves across a landscape.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Pat Miller, who will be inducted as a member of the 2019 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sept. 28 at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Miller has led the men’s basketball team to two national championships (2012, 2014), six Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season titles and four league tournament championships. He has a 386-123 record in his 18 years as head coach. Read more »

Kudos to Eryca Card, associate lecturer of curriculum and instruction, who is the winner of the UW-Superior Distinguished Alumni Award. She is being honored for her work in engineering education in grades K-12. Card serves as an instructor the field-based “Teaching Science in the Elementary/Middle Grades” course. Read more »

UW-Whitewater Police
Kudos to UW-Whitewater Police and Parking Services for receiving a Purple Angel designation. This an international honor to identify individuals, organizations and businesses trained to know how to work with people who have dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as their care partners. The award was presented by Bonnie Beam-Stratz with the Alzheimer’s Association and Bernadette Russow of the Dementia Friendly Community Initiative – Walworth County to Lieutenant Jason Burt, Campus Service Officer Austin Hankins, and Officer Savier Rodriguez.
UW-Whitewater SLPs
Kudos to the seven UW-Whitewater students in the speech language pathology master’s degree program who participated in a medical simulation at the Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation in Madison. This innovative clinical training opportunity was developed in part by UW-Whitewater’s Cody Busch, director of the Center for Communication Disorders Clinic, and Lynn Gilbertson, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders.
In the Media
George Clokey, lecturer in biology, talks about animal tracks and skulls as part of his animal identification workshop at the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson. Daily Jefferson County Union »

According to a study done by the UW-Whitewater Fiscal and Economic Research Center, La Crosse's Oktoberfest celebration creates $15 million in economic impact and more than $1 million in tax payments to state and local governments. The annual event also creates more than 200 jobs. WXOX-TV La Crosse »

As monarch butterflies fill trees in the area, Kerry Katovich and Tom Klubertanz, biology faculty at the Whitewater and Rock County campuses, talk about the insects’ incredible migration. Janesville Gazette »

Political science major Brian Martinez wrote an op-ed that “Conservation, protecting the environment and fighting climate change aren’t blue or red issues; they’re American issues…” Janesville Gazette »

UW-Whitewater’s shuttle transports students, faculty and staff between the Rock County and Whitewater campuses. Janesville Gazette »

This Week in Kindergarten: Math beyond rote counting
Carmen Rivers, senior lecturer in curriculum and instruction, talks about kindergarteners learning numeracy and the important role that number sense plays in students’ overall development.
Janesville Gazette
Elizabeth (Liz) Liska
History major Elizabeth Liska traveled to Ontario, Canada, under the direction of Associate Professor of History Tony Gulig to help preserve the oral histories of the Quetico Provincial Park region. The histories included recordings of the area’s first rangers, loggers, trappers, and indigenous elders just before many of them passed away in the late 1970s. She helped digitize more than 400 interviews in real time from cassette tapes to MP3 files.
Ontario Parks
Upcoming Events
Career fair prep workshop
Celebrate with the University Center!
The University Center is celebrating 60 years at UW-Whitewater! Join the celebrations through Oct. 5, including dining specials, entertainment, workshops and more. It's all week long! We will be having a community-wide Anniversary Bash on Oct. 4.
Schedule of events
From Paris to Pittsburg
Documentary: From Paris to Pittsburg
The student group P.E.A.C.E. (Peace, Education, Activism, through Creative Engagement) is showing free documentary films every month that address various issues of public concern. At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, "From Paris to Pittsburg" will be featured in the Summers Auditorium. This film details the demand for real solutions in the face of climate change.

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Comedian Eric O’Shea
Get ready to laugh! Eric O’Shea is returning to the University Center for a live performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in the Hamilton Room. See him for free and help celebrate the UC's 60th Anniversary!
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The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
Graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra offers a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul. See this performance at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, in the Young Auditorium.
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Pet therapy
Unwind with four-legged friends
Relieve stress with our four-legged Warhawk family members! Pet therapy, which occurs regularly on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays, provides a safe and relaxing enviornment for students to unwind. The next pet therapy session is at noon on Monday, Oct. 7, in the Andersen Library.

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Send Silence Packing
Send Silence Packing
Send Silence Packing is an emotionally powerful exhibit that increases awareness about suicide prevention. Over 1,000 backpacks will cover the Wyman Mall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Each backpack represents a college student whose life was tragically lost to suicide. Mental health professionals will be on site to offer support.
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Rhapsodie Quartet
Rhapsodie Quartet
The Rhapsodie Quartet will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Young Auditorium. Bringing together some of the brightest stars of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble is the resident ensemble of the symphony's award-winning HeartStrings Community Engagement Program.
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Salute to Grads

Salute to Grads

Are you graduating in December? Let's make sure you're ready! Attend Salute to Grads between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the bookstore. This is an opportunity to order your cap and gown, personalized invitations and thank you cards, diploma frames, and class rings. There will also be representatives from several campus offices to help answer questions.
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Additional Events
COMPSCI - Whiteboard Wednesdays
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2
McGraw, 122
We. Celebrate. Pride
2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
University Center, room 275
Mary Stolper, flute guest artist
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
Light Recital Hall
Family Fest Keychain Workshop
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
Kachel Fieldhouse
Football vs. UW-Eau Claire
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
Perkins Stadium
Women's Soccer vs. UW-Eau Claire
4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
Fiskum Field
UW-Whitewater Piano Trio
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
Light Recital Hall
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Solar Open House
The Rock County campus is one of 32 open houses participating in the Wisconsin Solar Tour. See renewable energy in action from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, and take the opportunity to ask questions, learn about why people in your community go solar, and connect with other people in your community who support solar energy.

This event is free and open to the public - everyone is welcome to attend!
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Upcoming Events
Flu shot clinic
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Fireplace Lounge
Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Notes for campus
Student speaker

Student speaker competition

December graduates are invited to apply for the honor of serving as student speaker at winter commencement.
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Flu shot clinic

Flu shots available

Flu shots are available now at the Ambrose Health Center. Students are $10 and faculty and staff are $15. Walk-in visits are welcome. Other opportunities include:
  • Oct. 10: Andersen Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 15: Wellness Fair at the University Center, Hamilton
    Room from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Rock County campus in the Fireplace Lounge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 13: Andersen Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student ambassadors needed
Student ambassadors needed
The World Languages and Cultures Program is seeking nominations for students to serve as language ambassadors for 2019-20. Language ambassadors are responsible for supporting and promoting the World Languages and Cultures Program, with the goal of increasing its visibility and the number of students studying one or more of our language offerings, which include American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Self-nominations are highly encouraged.
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In the Community

United Methodist Church University Ministry

Enjoy a free lunch every Tuesday
Every Tuesday (with the exception of Nov. 26) the First United Methodist Church University Ministry, located at 145 S. Prairie Street in Whitewater, serves free lunch. Food is served between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a different menu each week. The menu for Tuesday, Oct. 8, will feature chili and a baked potato bar.
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Upcoming Events
Whitewater City Market
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1
Train Depot near Cravath Lakefront
Spirit Tour
5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11-12
The Fuzzy Pig
Run for Trey
10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13
Treyton's Field of Dreams, 504 W. Starin Rd.
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