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Feb. 4, 2020
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Students, apply today! Scholarship applications are due Feb. 22
Currently enrolled Warhawks are invited to apply for more than $2.3 million in scholarships to be awarded for the 2020-21 academic year. More than 250 scholarships are available.
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Spring Hawk Career Fair
Warhawks will have the opportunity create connections and jump-start their career networks this coming February. The spring Hawk Career Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 11, to Thursday, Feb. 13. New this year, the fair will target primary majors for each date, meaning students have one primary day to attend the fair, but are encouraged to attend other days as well.
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Free tax preparation offered through VITA program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic is returning to UW-Whitewater this tax season. From Feb. 1 through April 11, the clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. This IRS-sponsored program is available at no cost to low- and moderate-income taxpayers.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Kenny Yarbrough, chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer, who was recently appointed a fellowship with the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. The mission of NADOHE is to lead higher education towards inclusive excellence through institutional transformation.

Kudos to Joan Cook, interim associate vice chancellor for academic assessment, Catherine Chan, interim director of academic assessment and Kim Adams, student services program manager, who presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23. The presentation titled “Student Employment as a High Impact Practice: Transforming Current Mindsets and Practices” highlighted UW-Whitewater’s campus practices and student reflections.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, whose article titled “Digital Latrognesis and Workplace Marginalization: Some Ethical Issues Involving Self-tracking Medical Technologies,” was published in the Information, Communication & Society Journal on Jan. 30. The article focuses on how self-tracking medical technology can perpetuate economic discrimination.

In the Media
Anna Hajdik, lecturer of languages and literatures, was recently published in the MinnPost for her opinion on the often negative assessment of the Iowa caucus. “What the caucuses have unequivocally done for Iowa and the Midwest as a whole is provided more media coverage to a region of the country that remains overlooked and underestimated by coastal elites,” said Hajdik. MinnPost »

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Scott Noseworthy, a sophomore music major, recently had the opportunity to play his 130-year-old violin in its original Massachusetts birthplace. The violin, constructed by famed craftsman George E. Bryant in 1889, was created in what is now the Middlesex Community College Academic Arts Center. “It’s wonderful to have this historical connection come back to help us celebrate the reincarnation of this fantastic building,” said MCC’s President James C. Mabry.
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Scott Peters, professor of educational foundations, shared his knowledge on the shifting demographic of gifted education programs. “Program leaders should make sure that school events or assignments for gifted students are accessible for low-income families. You can’t just identify more students without providing the services they need,” said Peters.
Education News
Upcoming Events
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Resume doctor
Anderson Library will host the Resume Doctor by Career and Leadership Development from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6. For three days, working professionals will be on hand to give advice and first-hand assistance on resumes and other interview materials. Resume Doctor will take place from 12-4 p.m. near the front entrance of the library. For more information contact Sarell Martin at martinsd27@uww.edu.
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Unwind with four-legged friends
Relieve stress with our four-legged Warhawk family members! Pet therapy, which occurs regularly on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays, provides a safe and relaxing enviornment for students to unwind. The next pet therapy session is at noon on Monday, Feb. 10, in the Andersen Library.
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Love Letters Workshop
Create your own love letters using scrabble tiles, scrapbook paper, and more! This free event is offered 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, outside of Roberta's Art Gallery in the University Center. Supplies are limited, so sign up today!
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Harry Potter Trivia Night
Warhawk Alley is hosting Harry Potter Trivia at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10. Teams are limited to one to four people, with the entry cost being $2 per person. Fire will also be having non-alcoholic Butterbeer for $2.50 from 6-10 p.m. or while supplies last.
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Valentine’s Day Workshop
Looking for a gift for your valentine? Join us from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Upham Greenhouse! Paint a pot, pick out a plant, and choose a punny card for the upcoming holiday. Cost is $10 per person (cash only, which will be collected at the event). Registration is required: http://bit.ly/2GV05AU
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WEX 2020
The Whitewater Esports eXpo (WEX) 2020 will be held Feb. 15, from noon to 10 p.m. in the University Center room 275. The event will feature giveaways, a Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament, side tournaments and a partnered event with the GAMED club to show off their game-jam games.
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2020 Spring Diversity Forum
UW-Whitewater invites campus and community members to join the 2020 Spring Diversity Forum, Feb. 25-27, for a variety of enlightening events. Georgia Stitt, musician and writer, will be a guest speaker and Jörg Vianden, professor and student affairs administrator at UW-La Crosse, will present the keynote address. Registration is encouraged.
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Leaping into Secondary Education
On Feb. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. the UW-Whitewater chapter of Aspiring Educators will hold the “Leaping into Secondary Education” conference at the Community Engagement Center. The conference features six sessions with 13 speakers who will aid pre-service teachers in the development of their classroom “toolbox.”

Additional Events
Men's Basketball vs. UW-Stevens Point
7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5
Kachel Gym
Mentalist, Sean Bott
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6
University Center Down Under
Gymnastics vs. Gustavus Adolphus & UW-Oshkosh
7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Women's Basketball vs. UW-River Falls
3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8
Kachel Gym
Wisconsin Alliance for Composers Music Festival
3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9
Light Recital Hall
Seek and You Will Find Exhibit
Availabe now through Tuesday, Feb. 11
Roberta's Art Gallery
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Gardening Workshop Series
In the third and final workshop in the series, well-known horticulturalist Mark Dwyer will discuss the basics of landscape design, combining plants for color and texture and considering landscape maintenance. The workshop will take place on Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.
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Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Notes for Campus

LEAP Day 2020
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend LEAP Day on Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., to celebrate the amazing work our campus and other UW System campuses do with the LEAP (Liberal Education & America’s Promise) initiative. Event highlights include an employer panel, resume workshop and poster session.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement

Beginning March 31, UW-Whitewater faculty and instructional staff are invited to participate in the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement. FSSE is designed to measure instructional staff expectations for student engagement in educational practices linked to learning and development. Please consider taking 15 minutes to complete this important survey.
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Authorize the UW-Whitewater app for Canvas

Instructors should authorize the UW-Whitewater App to interact with their Canvas account (it takes less than a minute to do). This will allow students to get assignment due date notifications inside the app.

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National Wear Red Day Feb. 7
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute invites everyone to observe National Wear Red Day, the first Friday of February, to raise awareness about heart disease as the leading cause of death among Americans, especially women. Take a picture of your work group wearing red and send it to benefits@uww.edu to be featured in the next edition of HR’s News and Notes newsletter.
Notes for Students
National Survey of Student Engagement
Beginning Feb. 6, students will have the opportunity to voice their experience at UW-Whitewater through the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). We want to know about your college experience, the quality of the education you are receiving and how you are spending your time. Anonymous survey results will impact decision-making about programs and services offered to students. Your voice is important; a 15-minute investment of your time can change the future!
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Doctors without Borders

The UW-Whitewater Doctors without Borders Student Chapter will hold their first meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 in Timmerman Auditorium, Hyland Hall room 1000. Learn about how you can get involved and become a member of the second Doctors without Borders Student Chapter in the state of Wisconsin. Student leadership positions are available; for more information contact dwb@uww.edu.
The Muse
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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In the Community

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Freeze Fest 2020: Chili Cook-off and Polar Plunge
Grab your snow pants and bundle up for another Freeze Fest! The event, which includes a chili cook-off and a polar plunge, is from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Cravath Lakefront Park at 341 South Fremont Street in Whitewater. Come enjoy all the activities and support our local Special Olympics!

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Upcoming Events
Indoor Market
9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 8
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center Street, Whitewater
Fairhaven Lecture - Independence Movements in the 21st Century: Scots, Kurds, Catalans and Beyond
3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10
Fairhaven Senior Services at 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater
Free Monday Dinners
5-6:30 p.m., every Monday
Congregational United Church of Christ at 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater
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