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This Week — Nov. 12, 2019
UW-Whitewater among the top five percent of universities nationwide for veterans
UW-Whitewater among the top five percent of universities nationwide for veterans
Veterans and military students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are earning their degrees at one of the top military-friendly schools in the U.S.

That’s according to the 2020 Best Colleges for Veterans list, released by College Factual. Out of 1,751 colleges and universities reviewed, UW-Whitewater ranked in the top five percent.
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Veteran events in November
Events to celebrate veterans continue the month of November
Please join us throughout the month of November to recognize and appreciate our veterans and active military members. UW-Whitewater will be hosting several events.
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Men's soccer
Men's soccer named 2019-2020 American Collegiate Athletic Association champions
Men's soccer earned the 2019 American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) tournament title over second-seeded UC Santa Cruz.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Angela Meldonian, associate director of the University Center, who received the Central Region Raising Star Award on Monday, Nov. 4, while attending the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Annual CIII X Conference and Expo, held in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kudos to Courtney Luedke, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, who will present her paper titled “Relationships as Spaces of Resistance in the Academy” at the Association for the Study of Higher Education conference on Nov. 16.

Kudos to Kenny Yarbrough, chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer, who was a keynote speaker for the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education on Nov. 5 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kudos to Sana Ahmed, lecturer of management, and Aditya Simha, associate professor of management, who presented at the recent International Leadership Association annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada. Their presentation was titled "The Moderating Effects of Autocratic Leadership on the Mediated Link Between P-O Fit and Employee Loyalty.” Simha also co-presented another paper titled “Callously Courageous, or Astonishingly Ludicrous? A Case of Elon Musk’s Communication.”

Kudos to Jeannine Rowe, associate professor of social work, whose research on social work in health care was cited in the recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s report entitled “Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation's Health.” Read more »

Kudos to Andrea Maxworthy O’Brien, adjunct instructor of curriculum and instruction, who was appointed chair of the 2020 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Selection Committee.

Kudos to Aruna Jha, assistant professor of social work, who presented "Suicide in South Asian Americans: An Emerging Public Health Problem in the United States" at the national American Public Health Association conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 4.

Kudos to Jason Shurley, associate professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, who co-authored “Strength Coaching in America: A History of the Innovation that Transformed Sports,” published by University of Texas Press. Read more »

Kudos to Pilar Melero, professor of language and literatures, who is one of 16 contemporary Hispanic authors included in “Escritoras hispanoamericanas: ensayos críticos,” a collection of critical essays written by Professor Emeritus Manuel A. Ossers. In his introduction, Ossers refers to Melero as being among the authors “who are not yet well known, but on their way to being part of the canon.” Read more »

In the Media
Matthew Kiederlen, chief of UW-Whitewater Police, and Bailey Sturycz, international business and information technology major, talk about the benefits of a potential commuter shuttle to Milwaukee. TMJ-4 Milwaukee »

Veteran's Day celebrations at UW-Whitewater
This year’s Veterans Day celebrations at UW-Whitewater include a special exhibition on “Women of Valor.”
Southern Lakes Newspapers
Female game developers
Rhea Vichot, assistant professor of communication, and Liz Beine, media arts and game development major, talk about equity in gaming as a new generation of women find their voices and their seats at the table in a male-dominated industry.
BRAVA Magazine
Upcoming Events
Hired Before Graduation
Save the date: Hired Before Graduation
Are you graduating in December? Congratulations! If you’ve already landed a job, been accepted to graduate school or started your own business by Tuesday, Dec. 10, we invite you to stop by the Old Main Ballroom (room 275B) in the University Center to have your photo taken for the Hired Before Graduation campaign. Times are 7 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. No appointment is needed. See you there, Warhawks!
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Climate change panel
Climate change open panel and discussion
Come hear experts in the campus community discuss how climate change will impact Wisconsin. An open panel will be followed by a Q&A and open discussion about the state’s strengths, vulnerabilities and potential next steps. The event takes place Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m. in the University Center, room 275A.

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Katie Kramer
Slam poet coming to the Down Under
Slam poet Katie Kramer will be performing at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Down Under. An advocate for trans rights, feminism, and mental health awareness, Katie Kramer is sure to leave her mark. Enjoy the night with free pizza, while supplies last!
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Judy Moody and Stink
Judy Moody and Stink
Catch Judy Moody and her brother Stink at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Young Auditorium in a musical that takes audiences on a hilarious adventure. After seeing her classmate's picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction.
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Faculty concert
Faculty Concert: Whitewater Brass Quintet
Join us at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, in Light Recital Hall for a faculty concert. The Whitewater Brass Quintet includes: Christopher Ramaekers and Jessica Jensen on the trumpet, Dafydd Bevil on the horn, Mike Dugan on the trombone, and John Tuinstra on tuba. The quintet will perform pieces by Shostakovich, Bach, and Edward Gregson.

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CLS lecture series
College of Letters and Sciences Contemporary Issues Lecture Series
Julie Andersen, Global Executive Director of Plastic Oceans, is continuing the conversation of the contemporary lecture series with "A Plastic Ocean" at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Young Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Native American Reception
First Nation Celebration Today
Career and Leadership Development is hosting a First Nation Celebration reception in the Warhawk Connection Center in the UC today, Nov. 12, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Learn more about the importance of Native American culture, enjoy some food, and make a dream catcher!
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Sarah Compton

Alum and award-winning teacher Sarah Compton to speak on campus

The College of Education and Professional Studies welcomes alum Sarah Compton, a fifth grade teacher in Monroe, Wisconsin, to speak during the National Education Association's 98th annual American Education Week, Nov. 18-22. The celebration spotlights the different people who are critical in building great public schools for the nation’s 50 million K-12 students. Compton will be speaking about “Surviving and Thriving as an Educator.” The event is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Winther Hall, room 1001.
Additional Events
Women's Basketball vs. Concordia Chicago
4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15
Williams Center DLK Gym
Men's Basketball vs. Washington-St. Louis
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15
Williams Center DLK Gym
Thanksgiving paint and sip workshop
5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18
Roberta's Art Gallery
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Turkey Trot on Nov. 28
Festival Foods will hold its 8th annual Turkey Trot at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Festival Foods in Janesville. Attendees can choose between a five-mile and a two-mile walk/run or can bring their furry friends for a two-mile dog jog. Prizes for finishers include a slice of pie and a long-sleeve t-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCAs in the communities that Festival Foods serves.

Upcoming Events
Orchestra vs. Ferrari performed by U-Rock Chamber Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18
Kirk Denmark Theater
That’s Not My Stuff performed by U-Rock Jazz Band
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
Kirk Denmark Theater
Fall 2019 Concert performed by The Rock County Youth Orchestra
7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
Kirk Denmark Theater
Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Notes for campus
Provost office hours

Provost’s office hours

Please join Interim Provost Greg Cook for an open office hour from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the University Center, room 275A. There is no agenda for this session, so feel free to drop in for questions and discussion.
Academic Affairs news
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, join a session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in University Center, room 266; or from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Fireplace Lounge on the Rock County campus.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 25.
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Mail services
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.
In the Community

Whitewater City Market

Free Monday night dinners
Every Monday evening at 5-6:30 p.m. until Dec. 30, the members of First English Lutheran Church and Congregational UCC provide a free meal at the Whitewater Congregational UCC, located at 133 S. Franklin Street in Whitewater. All students and community members are welcome. Come to eat and/or volunteer to help prepare or clean up.
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Upcoming Events
Whitewater City Market goes indoors
9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 16
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center St., Whitewater
Fairhaven Lecture: The Origins of Shia Islam
3-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18
Fairhaven Senior Services at 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater
University free lunch
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
First United Methodist Church University Ministry
145 S. Prairie Street in Whitewater
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