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This Week — Oct. 29, 2019
Biology class
VIDEO: Biology takes a stream-sampling field trip
UW-Whitewater aquatic biology students took a trip to the Allen Creek in Fort Atkinson on Oct. 15 to gather samples of aquatic life. Braving the cold water, students used various nets to collect the samples and examine the contents. “I was surprised to find so many water scorpions. They are a very alien looking water bug that breathes air through a long ‘snorkel’ attached to their abdomen,” said Brian O’Neill, assistant professor of biological studies.
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Artanya Wesley
2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education awarded to Artanya Wesley
Artanya Wesley, interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs, has been announced as a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education from the University of Wisconsin System. This is an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state.
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Stephanie Selvick
Stephanie Selvick named as honoree for 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People
Stephanie Selvick, LGBT coordinator, has been named as an honoree of the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people.
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Chancellor Watson listening session
Chancellor listening session
Please join Chancellor Watson on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon in the University Center, room 275 for a campus listening session.

As stated previously, it is important to Chancellor Watson that he begin his tenure as your chancellor by listening, learning, and leading. Listening carefully to all the constituencies is a critical part of the learning process.
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Warhawk tennis wins 13th consecutive championship
Warhawk tennis earns 13th consecutive tennis championship
Women's tennis is celebrating their 13th consecutive first-place finish at the 2019 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women’s Tennis Championship at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to UW-Whitewater head volleyball coach Stacy Boudreau for her 500th career win. Boudreau became the sixth coach in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference history to reach the 500-win plateau.

Kudos to UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team coach, Ryan Quamme, who has become the coach with the most wins in the program's history with 127 wins.

Kudos to Dave Gee, lecturer of management, on the launch of his new book, “The College Student Startup Guide.” The second book Gee has released, it shares key insights he has gleaned as an entrepreneur and as a mentor and provides a step-by-step guide to help students balance college life and launch a thriving startup. Read more »

Kudos to Kathleen Elliott, assistant professor of educational foundations, who was awarded the On the Horizon 2019 Outstanding Paper Award from Emerald Publishing for her article “Challenging Toxic Masculinity in Schools and Society.”

Kudos to Pamela Clinkenbeard, professor of educational foundations, who was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Education Alumni Award from Purdue University College of Education. Read more »

Kudos to Isabella Virrueta, career advisor in Career and Leadership Development, and Marco Marquez, graduate student in the Higher Education Leadership Program, who will participate in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-E 2019 Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 3-5. They will co-present “La Raza Unida: How Higher Education Professionals Can Support and Understand Undocumented Student Involvement and Activism,” based on Assistant Professor Courtney Luedke’s research about how higher education professionals can better support undocumented students.

In the Media
Barrett Swanson, assistant professor of languages and literatures, published the essay “Men at Work: Is there a masculine cure for toxic masculinity?” Harper's Magazine »

Ashton Sinak, finance major and member of the women's golf team, has been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year. Wisconsin Golf »

Kelsey Pacetti
UW-Whitewater students Kelsey Pacetti and Jen Purcell, and Julie Martindale, director of health services, discuss mental health issues, as well as awareness and care efforts on campus.
Janesville Gazette
UW-Whitewater baseball coach, John Vodenlich, was inducted into the Racine County Sports Hall of Fame for his award winning coaching.
UW-Whitewater head baseball coach, John Vodenlich was inducted into the Racine County Sports Hall of Fame for his award-winning coaching.
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Upcoming Events

Music Mosiacs
Music Mosaics: Five Times the Jazz
Jazz up your night with an evening of original compositions by Michael Hackett at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Light Recital Hall. The jazz quintet includes Michael Hackett, trumpet, Matt Sintchak, saxophone, Brad Townsend, bass, and guests Nicholai Zielinkski, drums, and Mark Sigenthaler, piano.
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Day of the Dead celebration
Latinx Heritage Lecture: Día De Los Muertos Celebration
Learn about the heritage and current celebratory practices of the Mexican Holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the University Center, room 259. This event is hosted by Latino Student Programs and the Spanish Club.

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Halloween karaoke
Halloween karaoke and costume contest
Things are getting spooky #intheUC for Halloween this year! Halloween karaoke will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Down Under. Get into the Halloween spirit for free with karaoke and a contest costume! The contest judging will start at 6:45 p.m., and winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m.
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STEM Career Fair
STEM Career Fair
Meet with employers and graduate/professional schools in the sciences and STEM career fields between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, on the second floor of the University Center. Please wear business professional and bring your resume!
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Cheese tasting

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
Warhawk Reading and Lecture Series: Author John Hildebrand
4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
3rd floor lounge, Laurentide Hall
COMPSCI - Whiteboard Wednesdays
6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
McGraw 122
Jazz Ensemble 1 with Jim Rotondi, trumpet
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Light Recital Hall
Volleyball vs. UW-Stevens Point
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
Kris Russell Volleyball Arena
Football vs. UW-La Crosse
1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
Perkins Stadium
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County

PHOTOS: Students build trebuchet for engineering class
Medieval history came to life on the Rock County campus as engineering students built a trebuchet and demonstrated it for medieval history students.
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County

New study cites loss of birds
Professor Tom Klubertanz has been studying birds at Janesville’s Cook Arboretum for years and has recently reported a shocking decline in population. He will begin teaching a natural history of Wisconsin class at UW-Whitewater at Rock County and hopes to incorporate his findings into the curriculum.
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Upcoming Events
Chancellor’s Rock County Community Listening Session
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
Allen Hall, room 106
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
Cultural appropriation and Halloween

As members of the campus celebrate Halloween, the University’s Inclusive Excellence Committee has created a guide to assist our community. We want to ensure that all Warhawks who want to celebrate Halloween are respectful to different cultures and lived experiences. Please review link below tips to avoid costumes that may be offensive to various groups. Enjoy your Halloween the Warhawk Way!
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Truus fundraiser

K9 Truus fundraiser

The UW-Whitewater Police Department is selling T-shirts to support the Police K9 Truus, to maintain their high level of training.
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LEAP Workshops 2020
Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is an initiative aimed at improving teaching, learning, and student success. All faculty, staff and students are invited to form teams and participate in this year’s LEAP workshops, January 8-9, 2020, at the University Center, room 259, and May 18, 2020, at the Hyatt Smith Commons on the Rock County campus.

To learn more about LEAP and how to create teams, join a brown bag session on: Monday, Nov. 11, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., or Thursday, Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., both in University Center, room 266; or Monday, Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Fireplace Lounge on the Rock County campus.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 25.
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Volunteers needed for commencement

Volunteers needed for commencement

Please join us for Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 21. The Registrar's Office is seeking volunteers to help with program disbursement, seating guests, ticket taking, graduate line up, hosts for families, and arranging the Kachel Fieldhouse from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please contact us at commencement@uww.edu for additional information.

Help us commemorate our graduates!
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UW-Whitewater app

UW-Whitewater App now available

The official UW-Whitewater App is now available to download. It allows you to connect to campus events and resources, manage your academic and social calendars and stay in touch with your classmates and instructors.

Instructors, be sure to authorize the UW-Whitewater App to interact with your Canvas account. Directions on authorizing the use of Canvas in the app can be found here.

Download: Apple App Store
Download: Google Play Store
Wear purple on Fridays!
Join Chancellor Watson by wearing purple on Fridays!
Every day is a great day to be a Warhawk. If you’re looking for a regular opportunity to show your UW-Whitewater pride, everyone – including faculty, staff and students – is invited to wear their Warhawk/purple clothes and accessories every Friday. Let’s paint the campus purple each week! Go Warhawks!
In the Community

Whitewater City Market

Did you know your Purple Points can be used off campus?
From dining out to getting your hair cut, there are many businesses around the city of Whitewater that accept Purple Points. Check it out and visit a business today!
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Upcoming Events
Whitewater City Market
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
Cravath Lakefront Park at 341 South Fremont Street, Whitewater
Fairhaven Lecture: An Enduring Tradition: Hmong Cultural and Cosmological Beliefs and Practices
3-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4
Fairhaven Senior Services at 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater
University free lunch
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
First United Methodist Church University Ministry
145 S. Prairie Street in Whitewater
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