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This Week — Oct. 23, 2019
UW-Whitewater is the top university for teaching licenses in Wisconsin
UW-Whitewater is the top university for teaching licenses in Wisconsin
The most recent report from the Department of Public Instruction shows UW-Whitewater awarded 663 teaching licenses in 2016-17– more than any other university in Wisconsin.

“Our outstanding reputation is a huge piece of our success,” said Robin Fox, interim dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. “The roots of our teacher education programs go back to the beginning of the university itself. For 151 years, we’ve nurtured generations of teachers who make meaningful contributions to their field and their communities.”
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Ryan Schultz, 2019 Richard G. Gaarder Award winner
Legacy of excellence continues as Warhawk Ryan Schultz wins statewide music education award
Warhawk Ryan Schultz has been named the 2019 Richard G. Gaarder Award winner. An honor bestowed by the Wisconsin Music Educators Association, the award is presented each year to an undergraduate music education major who has shown exceptional leadership, musical excellence and service to the campus and community. Warhawks have won the statewide honor 19 times since 1989, the most of any university.
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Roger Pulliam, inaugural recipient of Lifetime of Service Award
UW-Whitewater’s Roger Pulliam wins state’s lifetime achievement award for diversity efforts
Roger Pulliam, inaugural recipient of Lifetime of Service Award, has a 60-year career in education in which he promoted the success of his students and community. During his tenure at UW-Whitewater, he served as assistant vice chancellor of academic support services, director of advancement and, most recently, interim chief diversity officer.
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Little Scholars program
Little Scholars program at UW-Whitewater wins state diversity award
What started as a simple letter-writing project between University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and second graders in Beloit, Wisconsin, has transformed into a flourishing mentorship program. And now — it’s award-winning.
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Fannie Hicklin, the fierce and beloved theater professor and UW-Whitewater’s first African American faculty member has died at the age of 101.
Trailblazing UW-Whitewater theater professor Fannie Hicklin dies at 101
Fannie Hicklin, the fierce and beloved theater professor and UW-Whitewater’s first African American faculty member has died at the age of 101.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to students and faculty in the Higher Education Leadership program who participated in the Wisconsin College Professional Association’s annual conference, held Oct. 3-4 in Wisconsin Dells. Courtney Luedke, assistant professor in curriculum and instruction, and graduate students Le Racha Simon and Allayah Manns, presented “Keepin’ it 100: Supporting First-Gen Students of Color.” Graduate student Holly Anderson was the co-winner of the Annual Case Study Competition. Graduate student Matt Denney presented two workshops, “Not all Supervisors wear Capes: Beraking the Supervisor Stigma” and “West Coast to Wisconsin: College as a Brand.” Denney won the Best Presentation award.

Kudos to Anene Okocha and Olam Bamgbose, from the Counselor Education Department, who traveled to Vienna, Austria Sept. 27-28 to take part in the European Branch of American Counseling Association’s 60th Annual Conference. They gave their presentation, “Exploring Intersection of Traditional and Contemporary Mental Health Practices in Nigeria.”

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present "Polygraphs, AI Truth Machines, and Brain Scanning: Lie Detection Technologies and Ubiquitous Honesty Themes in Film" at the annual Film & History Conference on Nov. 14 in Madison.

Kudos to Dwight Watson, chancellor, who wrote the foreword to “Building, Maintaining, and Repairing Classroom Relationships,” a book by Jerry Worley and Logan Roshell and published by Peter Lang. Read more »

Kudos to Kathryn Casey, assistant dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, who was co-awarded the 2019 Teacher Education Division (TED) Publication Award for her TESE article, "Teacher attrition in special education: Perspectives from the field."

New Employees/New Roles
Brian Zobel, who has served in facilities management professions in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years, including leadership roles at both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses, was promoted to Director of Facilities and Trades.

Eric Radkowsky, who has spent 26 years working in the golf industry, including serving as the superintendent at the highly-ranked Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, Illinois, was hired as Director of Buildings and Grounds.

Dale Blackwell, a licensed master electrician who spent the majority of his career working for contractors across Wisconsin, Illinois and Las Vegas, is now Maintenance and Repair Supervisor, overseeing all construction, repairs and preventative maintenance of all academic buildings.
In the Media
UW-Whitewater recently signed a Guaranteed Transfer Admission agreement with the College of Lake County. This means students from the college, located in northern Illinois, can plan their education journey with the guarantee that they will be accepted to UW-Whitewater and their credits will count towards a bachelor’s degree. The Daily Herald »

Economics major Cole Kinson presented a report by the UW-Whitewater Fiscal and Economic Research Center to the Fort Atkinson City Council. The report shows that Fort Atkinson currently has a housing shortage and, by 2030, it will be much worse. Daily Jefferson County Union »

The artwork of faculty and staff members Julia Ince, Bethann Hanzlik-Moran and Mary Pratt is on display now Thursday, Oct. 24 at the the Fort Atkinson Club in a show that honors local artists.
The artwork of faculty and staff members Julia Ince, Bethann Hanzlik-Moran and Mary Pratt is on display now Thursday, Oct. 24 at the the Fort Atkinson Club in a show that honors local artists.
Daily Jefferson County Union
Anna Thompson Hajdik, lecturer of languages and literatures, discussed controversy in film and the evolution of the female role
Anna Thompson Hajdik, lecturer of languages and literatures, discussed controversy in film and the evolution of the female role.
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Upcoming Events
Natalia Petrzela
Contemporary Issues lecture Series
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, associate professor of history at The New School, is a historian of contemporary American politics and culture focusing on issues of gender, race, identity, and class. She will be presenting "What Does 'Diversity' Mean for 21st - Century Education?" at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, in Young Auditorium.
It's On Us
It's On Us to fight sexual assault
UW-Whitewater supports the It's On Us movement to help raise awareness and fight against sexual assault on campuses. Whitewater Student Government will be hosting several events throughout the week.
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Counselor Education 50-year reunion
Counselor Education 50-year reunion
Join the Counselor Education Department in celebrating 50 years with a reunion on Saturday, Nov. 9. The event includes food, music, bowling, campus tours and a football game. RSVP by noon Friday, Oct. 25.
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Mock emergency event
Mock event
On Thursday, Oct. 24, UW-Whitewater will hold a mock event to practice the campus’s response in the case of an illness/disease outbreak. The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Williams Center.

There is no illness outbreak on campus – this is only a practice event.
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Magician Trigg Watson
Magician Trigg Watson is coming to the Down Under
See Trigg Watson for free! He will be performing at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Down Under. He is known for his modern high-tech take on magic and has been seen on the POP TV show “Don’t Blink”, Masters of Illusion and Penn & Tellers “Fool Us”.

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Boxes & Walls
Boxes & Walls: The Oppression Experience
Boxes & Walls, an interactive diversity experience created for UW-Whitewater, is designed to let the participant experience different social justice issues and put them in the shoes of students on our campus who identify with those experiences on a daily basis.
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Animal quest
Study 'N Style
‘Study N’ Style’ is offering a chance to study and get a free hair cut from Underground Cutz! Stop by from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, in room 1105 of the Andersen Library to be part of this welcoming environment with study snacks, arts and crafts, music and barbers. Haircuts and styling are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pam Tillis comes to Young Auditorium

Country music superstar comes to Young Auditorium

Pam Tillis will bring her unmistakable sound for an intimate acoustic performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Young Auditorium. With over 6 million records sold, two Grammys and a CMA ‘Vocalist of the Year' Award, Pam will use this personal setting to perform stripped down versions of her biggest hits.
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Additional Events
Intramural team entries due
Due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
Green Card Voices
All day event, open through Oct 27
Andersen Library
Women's soccer vs UW-Platteville
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
Fiskum Field
Men's soccer vs Wartburg
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
Fiskum Field
Spooky Bowl 8-Pin Tap Doubles Tournament
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28
Warhawk Alley
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Open mic
Join us for open mic and sing your heart out! At noon on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Fireplace Lounge, the campus community is invited to show off their talents for 2-3 minutes.
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Upcoming Events
Blood drive
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28
Rock County Campus
Working with students with disabilities: Where to begin
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
HS 120 Commons Meeting Room
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
Mail services available in the University Center

Mail services available in the University Center

Information Services, located on the main level of the University Center, provides all your mailing needs including envelopes, boxes, stamps and USPS Priority Mailers. Already have your items packaged and ready to go? Information Services can take your USPS and UPS letters and packages, which are picked up every weekday at 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Canvas transition update

The transition from Desire2Learn to Canvas is nearing an end. Learn about the next steps and some important things to keep in mind as we close out the Desire2Learn service.
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WiSys Quick Pitch at UW-Whitewater
WiSys Quick Pitch at UW-Whitewater
WiSys Quick Pitch is a “pitch” competition that inspires UW System students to consider the impact of their research. Participants have three minutes to impress a panel of judges with their research and their ability to articulate its larger importance to society. The best of the best win cash prizes and secure a spot in the Quick Pitch State Final.
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In the Community

Whitewater City Market

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. 29, will be Chef's choice!
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Upcoming Events
Whitewater City Market
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
Train Depot near Cravath Lakefront
Fairhaven Lecture Series: Tantra: Medieval Indian Technologies
3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28
Fairhaven Retirement Community
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