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This Week — Dec. 3, 2019
Warhawk outcomes post graduation
Holiday Gala Concert
The UW-Whitewater Department of Music's Holiday Gala Concert, Dinner and Silent Auction takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. in Young Auditorium. This annual holiday tradition is filled with joyous sounds from nearly every music department student ensemble throughout the college. Small ensembles will play prior to the performance, during intermission and immediately following the concert. The evening includes a dinner in the Kachel Center at 6 p.m., a silent auction in the Fern Young Terrace at 7 p.m., and the concert at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium. All proceeds benefit the Music Department student scholarship fund.
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Warhawk football advances to NCAA III quarterfinals
Warhawk Football advances to quarterfinal playoffs
The Warhawks, currently ranked No. 7 in the country, defeated Wartburg (Iowa) to advance into the quarterfinal of NCAA Division III playoffs. The team will travel to Belton, Texas, this Saturday, Dec. 7, to face No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor. Kickoff at Crusader Stadium is slated for noon.
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Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 3, is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

On Dec. 3, we come together as members of the Warhawk family to give back to the UW-Whitewater community through donating to the Warhawk Emergency Fund.

Join fellow UW-Whitewater faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends in championing this global day of philanthropy by helping students that encounter unplanned financial burdens.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Kristine Zaballos, writer/editor in University Marketing and Communications, who received the 2019 Making Democracy Work Award from the Whitewater League of Women Voters at their annual holiday dinner on Dec. 1. Recent recipients who are also Warhawks include Miguel Aranda ’13, University Center Finance Office, Lacey Reichwald ’08, James Hartwick, professor of curriculum and instruction, Greg Stewart ’89, Marion Burrows ’72, ’78, and Anjie Kokan, lecturer in continuing education. Read more »

Kudos to Angela Meldonian, associate director of the University Center, who was awarded the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) Central Regional Rising Star Award, at the C3X 2019 Annual Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 21. The award recognizes one individual in an auxiliary service unit or central management organization who has provided excellent services and has demonstrated the ability and desire to excel in their field.

Kudos to Purcell Pearson, senior psychology major, and Veronica Johnson, junior communications sciences and disorders major, who participated in the WiSys Quick Pitch competition at UW-Whitewater on Nov. 12. Pearson was awarded first place for his presentation “Racial Bias in News Media and its Effects on Black Male Self-Image.” Johnson was awarded the People’s Choice Award for her presentation “Captioning Applications that Promote Language Access for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students.”

Kudos to Ruth Hansen, assistant professor of management, who co-authored and presented “Do Fundraising Appeals Contribute to Social Polarization?” at a recent meeting of the Association for Research of Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Nov. 21-23, in San Diego, California. Hansen also co-authored “A Literature Review of Experimental Studies in Fundraising,” which was presented at the conference by collaborator Abhishek Bhati of Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who was recently published in the Policy & Internet journal from Oxford University for her article, “Online Social Shaming and the Moralistic Imagination: The Emergence of Internet-Based Performative Shaming.” The article focuses on changes in shaming following the widespread use of computer networking, in particular on administrative systems, and how to negate possible negative personal and social impacts.

Kudos to Denise Roseland, assistant professor of business and marketing education, who presented at the Wisconsin Educators of Business & Information Technology (WEBIT) Conference held in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on Oct. 23-25. Roseland presented with business and marketing education students Austin Kassner and Brian Zimdars. Their presentation, “Do One Thing That Scares You: Adventures in Integrating Technology so That it Transforms Student Learning,” received high praise from attendees. Kassner is currently student teaching at Elkhorn Area Schools, and Zimdars will begin his student teaching in January at Pewaukee High School.

In the Media
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and emergency wilderness medical training for 10 students at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette.
Michelle Osness, assistant researcher for the Center for Students with Disabilities, participated in a five-day Wilderness Medical Associates International first-responder course. Osness and her peers learned how to determine the nature and extent of illness or injury; how to access and assist in the extrication of a patient from an entrapment; how to report the nature and extent of an illness or injury to ambulance personnel; and how to work in extreme environmental conditions and various terrains, and more.
Portage Register
Robin Fox, interim dean
Robin Fox, interim dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, attended the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Nov. 20-23. Fox was interviewed by Early Learning Nation to discuss her research on families formed through adoption, families with LGBTQ members and families with nonbinary children and how it could be implemented into early childhood education.
Twitter, Early Learning Nation
Upcoming Events
Calendar workshop
Calendar workshop
Join us for the free DIY Perpetual Calendar Workshop at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Roberta’s Art Gallery. All supplies will be provided. Participants should pre-register for this workshop.
Four Sacred Plants crafts session
Feeling stressed this time of year? Stop by Relaxathon at the Andersen Library and have some fun. Events are being offered through Friday, Dec. 20, and include a Four Sacred Plants craft session, life-size games, pet therapy, finals survival kits fundraiser, zen rock painting and more!

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Ceramics and jewelry sale
Annual ceramics and jewelry sale
The annual ceramics and jewelry sale will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 9-10, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 11, in the Greenhill Center of the Arts Atrium. Stop by this free event to find unique pieces that were made close to home.
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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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Silent online auction
When Young Gets Older
Young Auditorium will host an online-only silent auction, “When Young Gets Older,” beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to raise funds for theatre upgrades. The auction will remain open through Young Auditorium’s featured holiday presentation, “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre,” on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Auction items range from a stay in Door County and weekend passes for Country Thunder, to signed Green Bay Packer and Chicago Bears merchandise, wine tasting events and more.

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Additional Events
9-Ball Billiards Tournament
6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3
University Center, Warhawk Alley
Southeast Asian Heritage Lecture Series
3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
Hyland Hall, room 2101
6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
University Center, Down Under
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Happy Holidays from U-Rock band and choirs
The U-Rock Concert band and choirs will present a concert titled "Happy Holidays...from Rock County!" on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirk Denmark Theatre on the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus.

This concert will feature many holiday favorites and other works including selections by LeRoy Anderson, Steve Reisteter, Mannheim Steamroller, and Howard Hanson.

“This year, both the concert band and choirs are performing numerous selections, and also joining together for at least one, possibly two selections. This larger-than-usual concert marks a close to 50-year tradition on the Rock County campus,” said Jeff Suarez, associate professor of music.

Admission is free, but a $2 donation is suggested. For more information, please contact Jeff Suarez at 608-898-5082 or suarezj@uww.edu.

Upcoming Events
Adult and Youth Winter Wonderland Crafts
1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
Hyatt Smith Commons
Provost Office Hours
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10
Fireplace Lounge
Redistricting Reform in WI
6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday Dec 10
UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus
Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Notes for campus

LEAP application date extended

The Liberal Education and America’s Promise application date has been extended to Friday, Dec. 6. LEAP is an initiative aimed at helping teams develop action plans to enhance collaboration and improve teaching, learning and student success.

All UW-Whitewater faculty, employees and students on both campuses are invited to form teams and apply to participate in this year’s LEAP workshops, which will be held Jan. 8-9, 2020, at the University Center Room 259, on the Whitewater campus, and May 18, 2020 at the Hyatt Smith Commons on the Rock County Campus.
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Room reservations

Recurring Room Reservation

Need a recurring room reservation on campus for spring 2020? Fill out the form at uww.edu/uc/reservations and return it to the Reservations Office in the University Center, room 253. The priority deadline is Dec. 13. Requests won’t begin being processed until Dec. 16.
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.

Notes for students
Trans health
UW-Whitewater strives to support our transgender students, including factors that impact emotional and physical health, academic achievements, and connections with others. University Health and Counseling's staff has received training in working with students who identify across the gender spectrum, including students who are transitioning.
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Lost and Found

UC Information Services is the central location for lost and found, meaning all departments bring their lost-and-found items to the Information Desk. If you ever lose an item, stop by the Information Desk on the main floor of the University Center to check if it was turned in. If we do not have your item, we can also take down your contact information just in case it gets turned in. If so — we will contact you.
Commencement tickets
Graduation tickets ready for pick-up
Graduating Warhawks can pick up their seven complimentary commencement tickets at the Greenhill Center of the Arts Box Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, until Friday, Dec. 20. A photo I.D. is required at pickup.
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In the Community

Community Space winter wear

Stay warm this winter with help from The Community Space
The Community Space, located at 834 E. Milwaukee St. (across from 841 Brewhouse), has what you need to stay warm this winter — and it’s all free! Coats, hats, gloves and more are available Tuesday 8:30-11 a.m., Wednesday 3:30-7 p.m., Thursday 8:30-11 a.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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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, Dec. 9
Whitewater Congregational UCC, located at 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater
Free Tuesday lunches
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10
First United Methodist Church University Ministry
145 S. Prairie Street, Whitewater
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