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Feb. 11, 2020
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Career Fair today through Thursday
Warhawks have the opportunity create connections and jump-start their career networks at the spring Hawk Career Fair, which 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 special day to attend the fair, but are encouraged to attend other days as well.
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New online Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Beginning fall 2020, UW-Whitewater will offer one of the first online Master of Science in Cybersecurity programs in the state of Wisconsin. This unique program was designed to help meet regional demand for protection against cybersecurity attacks.
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New online master’s degree in instructional design
Students at UW-Whitewater have the option of a new Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Technology, beginning in fall 2020. The new fully online degree will allow professionals to remain in their work roles and learn what is needed to design and develop learning experiences in training and education across industries.
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Meet Nico, a member of our Warhawk family
Nico is a seven-year-old Labrador, and one of the first registered service dogs to receive a brand new, shiny dog tag shaped like a Warhawk head. We’re so glad that Nico and his human of two years — Jocelyn DiRienzo, a graduate student in counseling — are part of our family.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, for presenting "Telepresence and Service Robots in Classrooms, Offices, and Labs: Implementation Challenges" at the Brainstorm Educational Technology Conference in Wisconsin Dells.

In the Media
Anna Hajdik, lecturer of languages and literatures, sat down with Wisconsin Public Radio for a preview of the 92nd Academy Awards. Hajdik and another film critic, Pete Schwaba, discussed the nominated films, the scores and their personal favorites. Wisconsin Public Radio »

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The Learning Is For Everyone or LIFE program is the first of its kind in the UW System. All of the eight students in the two-year program have some degree of intellectual disability. For James Collins, associate professor of special education, a major motivation to launch the program was is to provide more opportunities and better meet the needs of this under-served segment of the population.
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UW-Whitewater has been listed as "One of 25 Best Music Schools for Earnings Potential" by Gradreports.com. The rankings, which are based on data published by the U.S. Department of Education, are included, along with several quotes from recent graduates.
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Upcoming Events
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Axiom Brass Quintet
Experience the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11, in the Young Auditorium. Praised for their high level of musicality and technical ability and for their clean, clear and precise sound, this quintet has quickly established itself as one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.
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UC job fair
The University Center is hosting a job fair from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, outside of Roberta’s Art Gallery. Stop by to learn about the amazing student employment opportunities in the UC! Both regular pay and work study candidates will be considered.
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African American Heritage lecture series
Don't miss out on the upcoming African American Heritage Lecture Series from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the University Center, room 275. Sonya Maria Johnson, department of philosophy and religious studies from Beloit College, will present "Without the Dead We Are Nothing: Homemaking within the Black Atlantic."
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Pre-Valentine’s Day Family Fun
Interested in celebrating Valentine’s Day with your family? Young Auditorium has the perfect, early evening opportunity with crafts, activities, and a family-friendly stage performance designed for kids of all ages. The event, which starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, will feature YAO YAO, a one-of-a-kind stage play.
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Guest artist Sonic performs "Willful Devices"
Sonic, the musical duo made up of composer and computer musician Scott Miller and performer and improviser Pat O’Keefe, will present their unique musical performance, "Willful Devices," at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Light Recital Hall. Each member of the audience will need to bring headphones in order to hear this celebration of the individual personalities of instruments and machines.
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Finding Neverland
Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show will be performed at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Young Auditorium. The innovative musical features playwright J.M. Barrie as he finds the inspiration he's been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter.
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Celebrating Black History Month with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes
Focusing on progress is the overarching theme of this year’s Black History Month celebration at UW-Whitewater. We are elated that Mandela Barnes, the lieutenant governor of the State of Wisconsin, will be our featured speaker. Join the celebration at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the University Center, room 164.
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International Dinner
Take your taste buds on a journey on Friday, March 6, at the International Dinner. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room, the evening will feature a diverse menu of international dishes, performances and a chance to connect with the international students on campus. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for community members and can be purchased at the Goodhue first floor front desk or at 262-472-4200.

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Additional Events
15-Ball Billiards Tournament
6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11
Warhawk Alley
Men's Basketball vs. UW-Platteville
7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12
Kachel Gym
Open Mic Craft Night
6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13
University Center Down Under
Men's and Women's Track and Field Elite Invite
11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15
Williams Center
Men's Basketball vs. UW-Eau Claire
3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15
Kachel Gym
Leaping into Secondary Education Conference
7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29
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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 takes place on Saturday, 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
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Local shuttle launches

UW-Whitewater now offers a local shuttle connecting the Community Engagement Center, the Innovation Center and the main Whitewater campus. The shuttle will run Monday through Friday during the spring semester. Download the new scheduling app Ride2Campus for schedules and more. Additional stops are being considered, so make your voice heard by visiting the Shuttle Services website or email any comments or questions to shuttlebus@uww.edu.
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Campus police newsletter

The latest edition of the UW-Whitewater Police Department newsletter is now available! Check it out to stay up to date on what's happening on campus, including numbers and types of calls for service, photos and events the department participates in.
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LEAP Day 2020

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend LEAP Day on Friday, 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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Chancellor inauguration

Chancellor Dwight C. Watson will be installed as the 17th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Friday, April 24, 2020, in the Young Auditorium on campus.

Chancellor Watson asks that you kindly reserve the date.

In the Community

City of Whitewater

What is Whitewater?
How would you describe the Whitewater city/community in one word? What do you value most about Whitewater? Warhawks, join others in the city and community by answering these question to let us know your thoughts. All answers are anonymous and the answers provided will go towards building a better community culture.

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Chancellor Dwight Watson

Discover more about our new chancellor, a co-owner in Whitewater Grocery Co., and what inspires him to become involved in our community.

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Upcoming Events
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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