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This Week — Nov. 19, 2019
This is Warhawk commercial
This is Warhawk
The Warhawk family isn’t just an expression — it’s an experience. Here at UW-Whitewater, we strive for student success. Check out the commercial that debuted during last week's football game on state-wide television! (UW-Whitewater video/Jeffrey Pohorski)
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Warhawk football hosts Monmouth Fighting Scots
UW-Whitewater earns at-large bid into NCAA Division III football playoffs
Warhawk football will host the Monmouth Fighting Scots at noon this Saturday, Nov. 23, at Perkins Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs. Advanced tickets can be purchased here.
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Hired Befoore 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.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to UW-Whitewater's fall student-athletes and coaches for a great season! Six out of eight sports are conference champions, including football, golf, men’s soccer, volleyball, women’s soccer and women’s tennis!

Kudos to the PSE Beta Gamma Sales Team, which had an outstanding performance at the Pi Sigma Epsilon Midwestern Regional Conference held at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Finance major, Keaton Hogeboom was part of the winning team in the Marketing Challenge Competition and Jessica Rossignol was a finalist in the Speakers Competition. Finance majors, Ethan Allison and Ethan Zgorzelski, general management major Sean Quinn, and communications major Austin White were all finalists in the highly competitive Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon event.

Kudos to the American Marketing Association, which recently competed at the Ferris State University 12th Annual AMA Regional Conference held in Big Rapids, Michigan, on Oct. 25. Marketing major Michaela Fleischman and communications major Kate Amerling won first place in the Marketing Strategy event and marketing major Casey Risch won second place in the Sales event.

Kudos to marketing major Alec Arndt, who won first place at Great Northwoods Sales Warm-up held in Eau-Claire, Wisconsin, on Oct. 24-26. Marketing major Brianna Oelke earned the title of School Champion in this sales competition that featured some of the world’s best.

Kudos to Kenyatta Barber '19, assistant professor of marketing, who co-presented “Innovative Ways to be a Boss” at the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Women of Influence Symposium on Nov. 15.

Kudos to Roger Yin, professor of information technology and supply chain management, and Brian Dennis, director of the Cyber Security Center for Small Business, who presented to more than 80 public sector leaders on the subject “Tomorrow’s IT Skills Must be Prepared Today” at the 2019 Wisconsin Digital Government Summit held on Nov. 4 in Madison.

Kudos to Chancellor Dwight C. Watson, who co-authored “Recruitment and Retention: An Institutional Imperative Told through the Storied Lenses of Faculty of Color,” published by The Journal of the Professoriate, an affiliate of the Center for African American Research and Policy. Read more »

Kudos to the staff and students who took part in the Association of College Unions International Region V Conference at the University of Iowa, Nov. 8-10, 2019. Student service program manager, Kim Adams, and Warhawk Alley student manager Jenilee Smith co-presented an educational session on student employment titled “Now Hiring” with colleagues from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Kudos to student marketing assistant, Jessica Rossignol, who received the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award for her contributions to marketing at the University Center. Kudos to Shauna Volkening, student designer for University Center Graphics, which was awarded first place in the multi-page booklet category for promotional booklets for which Volkening was the student designer.

Kudos to Betsy Brandt, disability services coordinator for the Center for Students with Disabilities, who presented at the Wisconsin Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) conference on Nov. 8. Brandt presented Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), a suicide prevention training currently used on campus.

Kudos to Scott Peters, professor of education foundations, who took part in five different presentations from Nov. 5-10 at the National Association for Gifted Children conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The presentations focused on a variety of topics pertaining to gifted children, from pseudoscience in gifted education to improving representation of racial and ethnic diversity in gifted student programs.

Kudos to Bob Barry, executive director of the University Center, who was re-elected as the Central Region representative on the board of directors for the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS). Bob was elected on Tuesday, Nov. 5, while attending the NACAS Annual CIII X Conference and Expo, held in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who will present his paper titled “Adaptive Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Management Interventions for Hispanic Americans: Health and Safety Management Approach” at the International Academic Conference on Management, Economics, Business and Marketing (IAC-MEBM 2019) held in Vienna, Austria, on Nov. 29.

In the Media
Matt Aschenbrener, associate vice chancellor for enrollment and retention at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, weighed in on the importance of student retention in a time of enrollment decline. Beloit Daily News »

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Community Optimist Club is hosting the Mitten Tree collection from Nov. 22 through Dec. 12. Along with several community churches, donations may be dropped off at Associated Bank, First Citizen’s State Bank, Fort Community Credit Union and Premier Bank. Daily Jefferson County Union »

Louis Betty, associate professor of French, was published in the Los Angles Review of Books on Nov. 12 for his review of “Serotonin” by Michel Houellebecq. LA Review of Books »

Lydia Dawley, a senior liberal studies major, gave a speech at Winona State University earlier this month for an event focused on accepting and celebrating disabilities. Winona Post »

An increasing number of students on the autism spectrum are attending UW-Whitewater.
Alex, a UW-Whitewater student, discussed the unique challenges of student life on the autism spectrum. Karen Fisher, senior counselor for the Center for Students with Disabilities, pointed out the increased number of students on the autism spectrum and how UW-Whitewater is working to help them succeed.
Janesville Gazette
Climate change discussion
UW-Whitewater at Rock County will hold a climate change presentation and open discussion on at 7 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 21, in the campus commons located in Hyatt Smith Hall. The event was organized by Bob McCallister, professor of geography, geology and environment at Rock County. It will feature presentations by associate professor of geography, geology and environmental science John Frye and student speakers Taylor Stevens and Jonathon Roberts.
Janesville Gazette
Upcoming Events
Zeta Week Presents: FriendZgiving
Zeta Week Presents: FriendZgiving
Join us 5:30-8:20 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Andersen Library for an eventful evening with the women of Zeta Beta Sorority, Incorporated, as we host them for FriendZgiving. FriendZgiving is an opportunity for students to come out in fellowship, share thanks, and engage in some creative craft opportunities and gaming. We hope to see you there!
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Scholarship exhibition
Scholarship and Creative Achievement Exhibition
The Crossman Gallery, located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, will hold the Scholarship and Creative Achievement exhibition to celebrate the achievements of university faculty and staff. The exhibition takes place Nov. 18-21 during regular gallery hours and is free and open to the public. A reception will be held in Crossman Gallery from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Pajama night
Pajama Night
Join Warhawk Alley for Pajama Night from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19! There are over 20 games to choose from including Jenga, UNO and Monopoly. There will also be free Karaoke, billiards, video games and additional prizes if you wear your PJs! Free ice cream sundae bar and root beer floats while supplies last. Fire Special: Pancake on a stick for $1.75, from 6-10 p.m. while supplies last.
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Twelfth Night
"Twelfth Night"
Catch Shakespeare's comedy "Twelfth Night" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-22, or at 1 p.m. Nov. 23-24, at the Barnett Theatre. An undulating wave of confusion, disguise and love separates twins Viola and Sebastian. In a dizzying display of gender confusion; a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves. Ride the wave of laughter in this delightful Shakespearean romp.
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African American Heritage lecture series
Economic Impacts of Child Migration in K-12
Join us at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the University Center, room 259 to continue our conversation on African American heritage. Richard McGregory, Ph D., will be leading the discussion regarding economic impacts of child migration in our schools.

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Additional Events
Critical and Qualitative Research Methods Workshop
Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
Winther Hall, room 1013
Women's Basketball vs. Augustana
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
Williams Center DLK Gym
Open Mic Night
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
University Center, Down Under
Saxophone Quartets and Ensembles
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
Light Recital Hall
IT surplus sale
Technology Surplus Sale
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will hold the fall Technology Surplus Sale 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 22 in Andersen Library, room 1213. Take advantage of great pricing on used equipment. Payment is accepted in cash or check only, credit cards will not be accepted. For a summary of available items and pricing, see the link below.
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Wheelchair basketball tournament

Wheelchair basketball to host annual tournament

Help us fill the gym and support wheelchair basketball's annual intercollegiate tournament! The first game is at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, in the Kachel gym. The tournament, which is men's and women's, will continue on Saturday, Nov. 23. Hope to see you there!
Tournament schedule
Additional Events
Men's Basketball vs. Monmouth
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
Williams Center DLK Gym
Women's Basketball vs. Illinois Wesleyan
3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
Kachel Gym
Music Mosaics: A Musical Homecoming
3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
Light Recital Hall
Opera Workshop
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
Light Recital Hall
Study N' Style
4-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25
Andersen Library
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Rock County blood drive potentially saves 84 lives
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Oct. 28. The Red Cross collected 28 viable whole-blood units, nine of which were from first-time donors. Each unit will be divided into three, meaning those 28 donations will potentially save 84 lives!

Upcoming Events
Absurdity Day Photo Booth
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
Hyatt Smith Commons
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
Climate change in Wisconsin
7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
Hyatt Smith Commons
Painting Experimentation Class
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
Hyatt Smith, room 120
LGBTQ+ Thanksgiving Dinner
12:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28
First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell Street, Beloit
Notes for campus
Provost office hours

Provost listening session

Interim Provost Greg Cook will hold an open office hour 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the University Center room 275A. There is no agenda for this session, so feel free to drop by with questions and discussion.
Academic Affairs news
LEAP Workshops 2020

UW-Whitewater and Rock County faculty, employees and students from both campuses are invited to form teams and apply to participate in this year’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) workshops. Workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 8-9, 2020, in the University Center Room 259, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18, 2020, at the Hyatt Smith Commons on the Rock County campus. The application deadline is on Nov. 25. For questions, please contact LEAP@uww.edu.
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Learning Technology Center Support Instructors
The Learning Technology Center is looking for support instructors interested in using Linkedin Learning in a spring 2020 course. For more information about the Learning Technology Center’s Linkedin Learning project, including the application, visit the link below. Applications are due by Nov. 22.
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Donation drive for sexual and domestic abuse survivors

The UW-Whitewater Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Committee is holding a donation drive from Nov. 11 to Nov. 30. Donations should be dropped off at Ambrose Health Center and will be delivered to New Beginnings APFV, which provides services to survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. Suggested donations include: toiletries, feminine hygiene products, infant products, cleaning supplies and gift cards for specific necessities such as gas and groceries.

Own a grocery store!

Efforts are underway to bring a grocery store to Whitewater that supports fresh and local products. This grassroots effort has led to the incorporation of the Whitewater Grocery Cooperative in May of 2017. To make Whitewater GroCo a reality, community members are asked to purchase a share of the store for $150. Memberships are important as the store can only be opened when there are 1,000 owners. There are currently around 600+ owners.

Membership has many benefits. In addition to healthy, affordable food/product options, GroCo Members have a voice in the process of opening a co-op as well as what they'd like to see on the shelves once the store is open. Additionally, purchasing locally benefits Whitewater as shopping dollars are more likely to stay in town. If you have other questions, please email board member Praveen Parboteeah parbotek@uww.edu or call 262-472-4971.
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Mail services in the UC
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

Community Space donation drive

The Community Space Donation Drive
The Community Space is looking for your help this holiday season. A donation drive, organized by a group from ITSCM 385, is taking place Nov. 13-26 to help TCS provide to those in need in the Whitewater area. Donation drop-off bins are located in the University Center and Hyland Hall. The Community Space also accepts drop-offs at 834 E. Milwaukee St. Suggested donations include: clothing, shoes, basic home items, nonperishable food items, games and toys.

For more information about TCS, visit facebook.com/WhitewaterCommunitySpace.
Upcoming Events
Whitewater City Market goes indoors
9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 23
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center Street, Whitewater
Free Monday dinners
5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25
Whitewater Congregational UCC, located at 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater
Free Tuesday lunches
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26
First United Methodist Church University Ministry
145 S. Prairie Street, Whitewater
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