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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 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.
Schedule of events
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UW-Whitewater awarded nearly $2 million cybersecurity grant
UW-Whitewater is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Labor grant, which totals $1,999,961 and will support apprenticeships in cybersecurity and related areas. The grant focuses on unemployed and underemployed Wisconsin residents — especially veterans and Native Americans — with a total of 1,600 apprentices expected to be credentialed and trained.
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Women's basketball
Women's basketball to host WIAC championship semifinal
With a 75-71 victory over UW-Oshkosh, women's basketball earned sole possession of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship, the ninth in school history. They move on to the WIAC semifinals at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in Kachel Gym.
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Kelsey Pacetti on stage accepting the Adam Carlson Student Leader award.
Active Minds president wins national award
Kelsey Pacetti, a junior special education major and president of the UW-Whitewater chapter of Active Minds, was awarded the Adam Carlson Student Leader of the Year Award at the Active Minds Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 21-22. Active Minds is a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting mental health awareness and creating positive change in dialogue and education.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Katie Kuznacic, senior development specialist for philanthropy and alumni engagement, who was a featured panelist on Jan. 23 at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) conference. Kuznacic spoke of collaborative partnerships to advance international alumni relations and philanthropy in the breakout session, “Building-up a Shop/Benchmarking.”

Kudos to Roger Yin, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who served as a panelist on the “Cyber Security Practices of the Privacy and Security Summit: Build Your Wisconsin Network” webinar, on Feb. 4. Nearly 200 K-12 school districts from across the state participated in this event.

Kudos to Jasmyn Kosier, president of the UW-Whitewater Collegiate American String Teachers Association (ASTA), who recently received the National ASTA Student Exemplary Service Award. Jasmyn is a senior music education major and violist.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present at the Technology, Knowledge & Society Conference at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, on March 26. Oravec will present the paper, “Emerging Lie and Cheating Detection Technologies in Education.”

Kudos to Equan Ards, junior in the College of Letters and Sciences, who set the UW-Whitewater basketball program’s single-game scoring record on Feb. 22. His 48th and 49th points gave the Warhawks a lead over UW-Stout with less than 25 seconds to go in the game.

In the Media
The UW-Whitewater football team recently visited Fairhaven Senior Services to play bingo with residents and invite them to visit football practice in the fall. Head Coach Kevin Bullis says the relationship with Fairhaven began years ago and includes multiple teams in the athletic department. ABC 27 »

Dancer Sophia Ford and singer Brennen Potack perform an Ojibwe healing dance during the Stolen Sisters opening.
The issue of missing and murdered ingenious women is gaining national attention due to activism and proposed legislation at all levels of government. The Stolen Sisters exhibit, held in the Crossman Gallery at UW-Whitewater, seeks to shed light on these women and the steps that are being taken to keep others safe.
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Erin Celello, associate professor of languages and literatures, will present at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of the American Association of University Women at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Pine Grove County Club in Iron Mountain. Celello will present on the current state of women in writing and publishing, the problem with “women’s fiction” and what readers can do to influence this landscape.
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Upcoming Events
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The Addams Family musical
Join Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Gomez, Morticia and more for a heartwarming story of love, family and friendship with a wicked twist! This musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-28, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in the Barnett Theatre.
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Comedian Spencer James
Comedian Spencer James
Get ready to laugh! Catch Spencer James, comedian, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Down Under. This is a free performance, so grab your friends!
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Missoula Children’s Theatre is searching for their latest cast. Open auditions for “Pinocchio” will be held for children in grades K-12 at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, in Young Auditorium. Rehearsal will begin immediately following the auditions. The show will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, in Young Auditorium.
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Zach Ingrasci
Fighting Fear through Dialogue: Inside a Syrian Refugee Camp
Zach Ingrasci, award-winning humanitarian, activist and filmmaker, will present as part of the College of Letters and Sciences Contemporary Issues Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Monday, March 2, in Young Auditorium.
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Stefan Sagmeister
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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What is DACA?
Attorneys Brian Thomas Stansbury and Alejandra Apecechea, from the King & Spalding law firm, will present on the current status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall. This free event is open to the public and co-hosted by DREAM Scholars & Colleagues and the campus Voto Latino chapter. A 15-minute Q&A section will be included. Anonymous questions can be asked here.
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Elisha Krauss's Free to Offend: Freedom of Speech
Elisha Krauss, political commentator and host on The Daily Wire, will speak at a free event at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in Upham Hall room 140. The event, “Free to Offend,” is hosted by the UW-Whitewater College Republicans and is intended to promote the importance of free speech and the sharing of ideas on college campuses.
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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will preview their Carnegie Hall performance at 3:30 p.m. on March 1 in Young Auditorium. Featured guest composer and string bass soloist Emily Koh will be performing her work “diver[city]” with SWE. The concert, a tribute to New York City, will include works by John Mackey, Percy Grainger, John Philip Sousa and Alfred Reed. The University/Community Band will open the concert.

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Additional Events
Purple Points Deadline
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28
HawkCard Office
Leaping into Secondary Education Conference
7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29
Community Engagement Center
Gymnastics vs. UW-La Crosse
4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29
Kris Russell Volleyball Arena
Wisconsin Alliance for Composers Music Festival
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29
Light Recital Hall
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)
UW-Whitewater at Rock County’s theatre department is proud to present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised],” running March 6-15 with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Three actors will weave their way through all 37 of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild 97-minute ride that will leave you breathless with laughter. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students and seniors, and free to all UW-Whitewater students with their HawkCard. Contact theatre director, Trevor Rees at reest@uww.edu with questions.
Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Notes for Campus

Upcoming budget discussions

Please join Chancellor Dwight C. Watson and members of the cabinet for "A Budget Conversation: Shepherding the Message with Information" session from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Summers Auditorium of the University Center.

Chancellor Watson has also scheduled additional discussion dates for:
  • Noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in the Summers Auditorium
  • Noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 9, in the Summers Auditorium
  • 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the Old Main Ballroom, University Center room 275
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Warhawks, don’t miss out on all the LEAP day excitement from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. This event will celebrate the amazing work our campus and other UW System campuses do with the LEAP (Liberal Education & America’s Promise) initiative. The event will include an employer panel, a resume workshop and more!
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America Saves Week

UW-Whitewater is committed to helping Warhawks achieve their goals, not just educationally, but financially. Whitewater is proud to be a participant of America Saves Week February 24-28. Events will feature workshops on retirement, financial wellness, savings strategies and more!
Schedule of events

Notes for Students
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Salute to Grads
Visit the UW-Whitewater Bookstore 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 4, to take care of all of your graduation needs! Order your cap and gown, purchase a diploma frame at 15% off or get more information about graduation.
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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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Professional Etiquette Dinner
Join us for the spring Professional Etiquette Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in the University Center, Old Main Ballroom. The dinner will teach professional dinner etiquette and develop key networking skills. A mixer will be held before the dinner, which will include an opportunity for students to take professional headshots.
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 will go towards building a better community culture.

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Upcoming Events
Free Beginner Level Yoga Class
12:30-1:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28
Community Engagement Center at 1260 W. Main Street, Whitewater
Indoor Market
9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 29
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center Street, Whitewater
Fairfield by Marriott job fair
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, March 2
Community Engagement Center at 1260 W. Main Street, Whitewater
Premiere Party for Discover Wisconsin
5 p.m., Monday, March 9
Whitewater Cinemas at 151 Pearson Ln., 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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