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This Week — Nov. 25, 2019
Warhawk outcomes post graduation
More than 98 percent of recent UW-Whitewater grads are employed or in graduate school
Our graduates are in high demand. That’s according to the campus’s latest outcomes report, which shows 98.4 percent of graduates are employed or enrolled in a graduate education program within one year of commencement.
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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 Wartburg Knights at noon this Saturday, Nov. 30, at Perkins Stadium in the second round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs.
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Hired Befoore Graduation
Men's rugby moves onto final four
Men's rugby is on their way to fight for the 2019 USA Rugby Division II college national championship! The final four tournament will be Dec. 7 and 8 in North Carolina.
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Finance major attends renowned Forbes Under 30 Summit
Finance major attends renowned Forbes Under 30 Summit
It’s a high-energy event featuring A-list speakers, cutting-edge content and a startup entrepreneurial hub, as well as live music performances and a world-class food festival. And each year, 1,000 scholars from around the world are invited to learn, network and exchange ideas. Christian Braverman was among six Warhawks who applied and were accepted to attend.
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Warhawk couple earns graduate degrees from across the globe
Warhawk couple earns graduate degrees from across the globe
Levi and Kelley Wolff truly embrace the Warhawk spirit. They are successful, ambitious and open to new challenges. And during a two-year period in which they lived and worked in Sydney, Australia, they earned their Master of Business Administration degrees from the UW-Whitewater. It’s another chapter, and another milestone, for the couple that centers on their professional drive, their passion for adventure, and a campus they love.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Tonia Kapitan, University Center information services coordinator, who received the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce Director’s Award at the Annual Awards Ceremony held at The Duck Inn in Delavan, Wisconsin, on Nov. 14. The award recognizes partnership and collaboration efforts to connect and support local business and community.

Kudos to Russ Kashian, professor of economics, whose paper “The Impact of Density Rezoning in a Small College Town” was recently accepted to the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. The paper was co-authored by two UW-Whitewater alumni, Ron Tittle and Summer Cliff. Tittle is currently enrolled at John Marshall Law School in Chicago and Cliff is enrolled at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

In the Media
Naomi Aguiar, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored a recently published study on the impact of parasocial relationships in children’s learning and retention of math skills. During the study children were taught basic math skills from a game featuring a familiar character, such as Dora the Explorer, or from a narrative female voice. The study found that children who learned from the familiar character had quicker, more accurate responses to questions in the game. Science Magazine »

Elizabeth Tomaszewski, a junior elementary education major, authored a recent article about the positive environmental impact of deer hunting in Wisconsin. According to Tomaszewski’s research, revenue generated from the sale of deer hunting licenses in Wisconsin provide funding for many DNR programs that work directly to conserve, preserve and restore natural lands in Wisconsin. Peshtigo Times »

UW-Whitewater recently launched the Learning is for Everyone (LIFE) program. The first UW System program of its kind and one of only five in the state, LIFE is designed specifically to serve students ages 18-25 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After identifying the critical need for specialized programing in Wisconsin, UW-Whitewater set out to design a program with ample student supports and specialized instruction while maintaining the full college experience. The Daily Cardinal »
Upcoming Events
Gala holiday concert
Gala Holiday Concert
The annual Gala Holiday Concert will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Kachel Center of the Greenhill Center of the Arts. The evening includes dinner, a concert, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the UW-Whitewater Music Department's scholarship fund, which allows the department to recognize students for their talents and academic excellence.
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Hired Before Graduation
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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Additional Events
Women's Basketball vs. Elmhurst
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26
Williams Center DLK Gym
Pet therapy
Noon-2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
Andersen Library
Friends Trivia
7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
Warhawk Alley
Guest Artist Raquel Bruening, clarinet
7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
Light Recital Hall
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Experimental paint class
Community members came together on Saturday, Nov. 23 at UW-Whitewater at Rock County to paint together and learn about art from a different perspective. Leading the class was local art teacher and UW-Whitewater alumna, Kelly Hausknecht.

“Today is about having an easy, free-spirited fun afternoon. No one should put pressure on themselves to make anything perfect. It’s about learning from yourself and learning from me,” said Hausknecht.

The class focused on unusual applications of acrylic and watercolor paints. For example, Hausknecht suggested adding salt to watercolors to give paintings a crystalized texture. Hausknecht believes that once she teaches her students a technique, they should be allowed to experiment in any way they see fit. “Hopefully you leave here with the idea that art is fun and should be about learning what you like, not replicating what someone else likes,” said Hausknecht.

Upcoming Events
LGBTQ+ Thanksgiving Dinner
12:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28
First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell Street, Beloit
“La Dee Da Dee Everybody” Free Military Lunch
Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
Hyatt-Smith Room 120
  • Veterans and service members welcome, with special guest Richard Harris
    Summer Camp Discount Days
    While summer vacation may seem far off, summer camp sign up is approaching quickly. Take advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 by using discount code GIVETHANKS19 to get ten percent off. Camps are available for children from first grade through ninth grade.
    Recent Merit Badges
    Student leadership merit
    UW-Whitewater Theater/Dance stages "Twelfth Night"
    student merit
    UW-Whitewater names 2019 Women's Wheelchair Basketball roster
    student merit
    UW-Whitewater names 2019 Men's Wheelchair Basketball roster
    Student merit
    UW-Whitewater names 2019 Warhawk Ambassadors
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    UW-Whitewater Football Earns 17 All-WIAC Honors
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    Three from UW-Whitewater Cross Country Earn All-Region Honors
    Notes for campus

    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 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.
    UHCS services

    Free birth control and STI testing available for Warhawks

    Did you know you can get free birth control, reproductive care, and STI testing through University Health and Counseling, even if you have private insurance? You can apply today by calling UHCS at 262-742-1300.
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    Student ambassadors needed
    Have a campus question? Try texting the UC!
    UC Information Services provides an easy-to-use texting service for students and the campus community. Questions can be answered within minutes during our regular business hours. Staff can help answer questions about lost and found, mailing, housing and more! Text today at 262-458-4382.

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