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Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
2020 Spring Diversity Forum
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 Dr. Jörg Vianden, professor of student affairs at UW-La Crosse, will present the keynote address.
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Psychology internship program earns highest level of accreditation
UW-Whitewater has become the only university besides UW-Madison to earn American Psychological Association accreditation for its doctoral psychology internship program.

“The recognition — the highest in the country for this program — speaks to the quality of services provided at the counseling center,” said Jim Freiburger, psychologist and executive director. “We’re teaching students to be on the cutting edge of counseling, using evidence-based practices.”
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WEX 2020
More than 150 gamers from around the region came to campus to compete in and watch WEX 2020, the Whitewater Esports Expo and Smash Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Held in the University Center at UW-Whitewater, this is the flagship event of the campus’s esports club. A representative from Tespa, the world's largest operator of collegiate Esports leagues, traveled from Irvine, California, to support the club. Tespa is forging partnerships with ESPN and other platforms to create broadcast and in-game experiences for students and audiences everywhere.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who was recently published in the Journal of Internet Law. The peer-reviewed article was titled, “When Online Political Trickery and Gamesmanship Morph into Standard Practice: Victim Blaming, Do-It-Yourself Cybersecurity, and Wild West Retribution.”

Kudos to Joan Cook, interim associate provost, Catherine Chan, interim director of academic assessment, Kim Adams, student services program manager, and Carleen Vande Zande, UW System associate vice president for academic programs and educational innovation, 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.

In the Media
Twice monthly, UW-Whitewater honors students take part in the “Bridging Technology” program, which provides free technology assistance and advice to seniors in the Whitewater community. Daily Jefferson County Union »

Susan Johnson and Eric Loepp, both professors of political science, offered their expert opinions on the campaign routes of political candidates, including rural communities. Johnson said, “When you have a race that’s seen as every vote counts, I think you are looking at seeing candidates in small places.” Daily Jefferson County Union »

The Community Space, located at 834 E. Milwaukee St. in Whitewater, has now been contributing to the Whitewater community for over a year. “I can’t say enough good things about the Community Space, the intentions behind it, the people who created it, and support it and the love that emanates from the Community Space into Whitewater and out into the world,” said Lanora Heim, director of pupil services and bilingual students for the Whitewater Unified School District. The entity was co-founded by Kristine Zaballos, University Marketing and Communications. Daily Jefferson County Union »

Roger Pulliam speaking at a podium
Roger Pulliam, a champion for equity and inclusion at UW-Whitewater and beyond, has passed away at the age of 77. Alumni and former colleagues of Dr. Pulliam shared their thoughts on his legacy and remembered the impact he left on them. UW-Whitewater alumus Henry Sanders said, “Roger Pulliam was probably the most effective person I’ve ever met at helping black students. When you travel Wisconsin and find black graduates from Wisconsin, most of them come from Whitewater. That’s all because of him.”
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More than 65 students, faculty and staff from UW-Whitewater volunteered on Feb. 16 at the 29th Fort Atkinson Regional Science Fair. Warhawks helped with everything from set up to judging, and the UW-Whitewater Science Outreach project provided many hands-on learning activities for young participants. Eric Compas, professor of geography, geology and environmental sciences, presented on local opportunities to monitor water quality. Steven Anderson, professor of chemistry, Steven Sahyun, associate professor of physics, Jessica Bonjour, professor of chemistry and George Clokey, lecturer of biological sciences, served on the fair's board of directors.
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Upcoming Events
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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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Cristina Ballatori playing the flute
Music Mosaics Concert
The UW-Whitewater Faculty Woodwind Trio, Cristina Ballatori, Christian Ellenwood, and Matthew Sintchak, return at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, to the Light Recital Hall for their third Mosaics Concert with an eclectic program of music from around the world for woodwinds and friends.
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Slam Poet
Slam Poet, Lady Caress
Ready for some free entertainment? National Poetry Champion and Slam Poet Lady Caress, is coming to the Down Under in the University Center at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. See her at no charge!
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Family Fun Day
Help your kids chase away the winter blues with Young Auditorium's Family Fun Day! We're turning the entire building into a maximum fun zone with activities for children of all ages. Let your kids exercise their bodies and their minds at this totally free event 2-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, at Young Auditorium.
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Pet therapy
Relieve stress with our four-legged Warhawk family members! Pet therapy, which occurs regularly on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays, provides a safe and relaxing environment for students to unwind. The next pet therapy session is at noon on Monday, Feb. 24, in the Andersen Library.
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Mario Cart Tournament
At 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, the University Center's Warhawk Alley is hosting a Mario Cart tournament. For only $5, you can sign up and put your Mario Cart skills to the test! Prizes will be given for first and second place. Sign up in Warhawk Alley or email warhawkalley@uww.edu.
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Visiting Artist Stefan Sagmeister
The Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Program presents award-winning artist and designer Stefan Sagmeister at 7 p.m. on March 3 in Young Auditorium. Sagmeister’s exhibit “The Happy Show” attracted more than half a million visitors worldwide and became the most visited graphic design show in history.
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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 UC Hamilton Room, the evening features international food and performances and a chance to connect with the international students on campus. Tickets ($5 for students and $10 for community members) can be purchased at the Goodhue first floor front desk or at 262-472-4200.

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Additional Events
Bohemian Black Exhibit
Now through March 5
Roberta's Art Gallery
Stolen Sisters Exhibit
Now through Feb. 28
Crossman Gallery
Women's Basketball vs. UW-Oshkosh
7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19
Kachel Gym
Men's Basketball vs. UW-Stout
3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
Kachel Gym
Faculty Concert: Leanne League, violin
7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23
Light Recital Hall
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A Spring Concert…in February
The U-Rock Concert Band will present, "A Spring Concert...in February!" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Kirk Denmark Theatre on the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus. The band will be performing works by Gordon Jacob, Leo Feist, Franz von Blon and many others. Admission is free, but a $2 donation is suggested. For more information, please contact Jeff Suarez, associate professor and director of the music program, at 608-898-5082 or suarezj@uww.edu.
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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Campus Award applications open

The Campus Awards are an annual tradition to recognize students, faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions and to exemplify leaders of our campus values. Applications are open until 8 a.m. on Monday, March 23. The award ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 3.
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Bee Squad lecture

Bridget Mendel, director of the University of Minnesota Bee Squad, will hold a lecture on the importance of diverse pollinators for ecological health, threats to pollinators and practical ways to support pollinators. Join in the coversation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in Heide Hall, room 100 and learn how you can help.
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Financial Wellness and Counseling Sessions

UW-Whitewater is committed to promoting financial wellness by helping you plan and achieve your savings goals. On Feb. 24-28 UW-Whitewater will be hosting several free on campus events and webinars dedicated to financial wellness and planning.
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The Addams Family Musical

Coming soon to a stage near you! The Addams Family, a wickedly hilarious musical, runs at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Barnett Theatre.
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Queer Film Series

Join the UW-Whitewater film studies department every Monday at 5 p.m. in Hyland Hall room 2203 for the Queer Film Series. Throughout the semester, films from a variety of eras will show the evolution of queer representation on screen.
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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 Services, even if you have private insurance? You can apply today by calling UHCS at 262-742-1300.
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Notes for Students
National Survey of Student Engagement
Beginning Feb. 6, students will have the opportunity to share their experience at UW-Whitewater through the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). We want to know about 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 — a 15-minute investment of your time can change the future!
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Student Commencement Speaker Competition

May graduates are invited to apply for the honor of serving as student speaker at spring commencement. Chosen applicants will audition in front of a selection panel before the final decision is made. Applications are due by noon on Thursday, March 5.
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Summer Travel Study Program
UW-Whitewater students, faculty, staff and area teachers have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican culture through a summer travel study program to Oaxaca, Mexico. The trip will take place July 6-24, when participants will be enrolled in Spanish language and cultural courses. Applications close on May 1, 2020.
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In the Community

City of Whitewater

Stay warm 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 — 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.

Upcoming Events
Indoor Market
9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 22
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center Street, Whitewater
Fairhaven Lecture - The Election of Barack Obama
3-4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24
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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