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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Greg and Joan Cook.
Welcome back, Warhawks!
As we begin our first day of remote and alternative learning, remember that the faculty and staff at UW-Whitewater are still here for you and that your success is our priority. Have a wonderful first day of classes. Keep engaged. Keep learning. Keep the Warhawk spirit flying high. We've got this! #WeAreWarhawks
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UW-Whitewater police officer Josh Kuehl, left, wears an in-ear communication device.
UW-Whitewater faculty receive patent for noise-measuring device that can help prevent hearing loss
Lynn Gilbertson, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders and Donna Vosburgh, associate professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, have collaborated with engineers to produce a device that has received a U.S. patent. The device, an in-ear noise dosimeter, allows for noise measurement within the ear canal, which provides a more accurate assessment of noise exposure than current devices.
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UW System President Ray Cross, bottom, at the podium, welcomes presenters, mentors and staff at Research in the Rotunda.
Students showcase work at Research in the Rotunda
We are always proud to show off the hard work of our Warhawks! UW-Whitewater students participated in Research in the Rotunda, where a sampling of undergraduate research from the state’s public universities was presented at the State Capitol in Madison, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Wes Enterline, director of sustainability, theatre major Kory Friend, undeclared major Jarrod Ware, and professional studies major Nate Tranel, who were all featured on Discover Wisconsin’s episode on Whitewater. Also featured were alumni Dave Saalsaa ’74, Tyler Sailsbery ’10, and Christ Christon ’03. Watch »

Kudos to Joshua Babu, psychiatrist for University Health and Counseling Services, who won the Mental Health Provider of the Year award from the Dane County National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Students perform at Carnegie Hall
Praise for UW-Whitewater musicians
The UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble has received high praise for its March 10 showcase performance at Carnegie Hall during the 19th annual New York Wind Band Festival.

“I know I speak for the large crowd in attendance when I tell you that your performance was nothing short of stunning and inspirational, as evidenced by the standing ovation you received,” said William V. Johnson, artistic director of the festival, in an email to Professor Glenn Hayes. “Personally, I was very impressed, not only by the magnificent musical product which you elicited from the ensemble, but also the great love and integrity you demonstrated in its preparation! I was incredibly moved! I relish those moments when music opens the heart and exposes the soul! As we all know, that can only happen when the musicians involved lose themselves in service to the great power and energy of the music… You have developed one of the finest wind bands in the entire world.”
In the Media
Greg Cook, interim provost, and Tricia Clasen, interim dean of the College of Integrated Studies, highlight the Whitewater/Rock County campuses since the restructuring as well as the new opportunities and exciting future ahead. Janesville Gazette »

“Discover Wisconsin,” the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on Whitewater. The show kicks off at UW-Whitewater, with the Upham Greenhouse, Barnett Theatre and Perkins Stadium all featured. Southern Lakes News »

Eric Loepp, assistant professor of political science, researched whether or not Bernie Sanders supporters ultimately would support Joe Biden if they could be convinced doing so would defeat President Trump in November. The Washington Post »

Chancellor Dwight Watson and Lizzey Farrey, a public history major from Whitewater, are both included in a story about the 100th anniversary celebration of the League of Women Voters. Farrey’s senior thesis is on the history of the League of Women Voters in the Whitewater Area, established in 1964 to serve the people of Whitewater and surrounding communities in Walworth and Jefferson counties. Daily Jefferson County Union »

The Wisconsin Institute of Public Accountants featured Brittany Greuel, an accounting and information technology double major from West Bend, on the cover of their spring 2020 issue of CPA2b. Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants »

Donated PPE.
Personal protective equipment, assembled by staff of the UW-Whitewater Department of Biology, was donated to Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson. Heather Pelzel, associate professor of biological sciences, said staff had seen news reports of shortages at hospitals and clinics and decided to donate the items that wouldn't be used for student labs this spring. Julie Martindale, director of University Health and Counseling Services, said the hospital has supported UHCS outreach efforts for the past four years with donations of supplies and food.
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Students move out of UW-Whitewater residence halls.
Due to the novel coronoavirus, UW-Whitewater was challenged with an unorthodox move-out. Terry Tumbarello, director of Residence Life, and other University Housing staff, quickly and efficiently organized a plan for the nearly 3,800 Warhawks who live on campus.
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Notes for Campus
COVID-19 dining information.

Dining Services Services

Dining Services has adjusted their hours and operation during this time. Please visit their website for current information, services, menus, hours, and more.
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Warhawk Wellness

Quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t stay active – you can still go for a walk, take a bike ride, or do some in-home exercises. Studies show that walking can reduce your risk of developing a cold or the flu. 1,000 adults tracked during flu season had 43 percent fewer sick days and upper respiratory tract infections overall when they walked at a moderate pace for 30 to 45 minutes a day.

Be well, stay well during this time!
Chancellor Watson.
From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

Chancellor Dwight Watson wrote a review of "The New Kid" by Jerry Craft which was posted to the Andersen Library Blog. “From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson” regularly appears on the blog, as the chancellor shares his reflections on the books he reads.
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Warhawks Vote update

If you are registered to vote in Whitewater, you can skip the polls and cast an absentee ballot at the Municipal Building today until noon and Thursday, April 2, 1-5 p.m. Whitewater Student Government has a helpful graphic on the Facebook page that gives you the information you need — like which forms of ID to bring, and what online options are available — so you’ll be ready to vote.
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UC Entertainment to bring Facebook livestream

UC Entertainment is excited to feature comedian Myq Kaplan on a Facebook livestream at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2! Find the livestream by going to the UC Entertainment Facebook page, @UCEntertain.
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Updated office hours and operations
UW-Whitewater has alternative ways to communicate with students, faculty and staff. We have compiled a list of changes in our services and operations.The information will also become available on our COVID-19 webpage.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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New employee role

Amy Oeding has been named director of alumni relations. She is currently serving as digital philanthropy manager with the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and will begin her new role on April 1.
Important Faculty & Instructional Staff Survey

Beginning Tuesday, March 31, UW-Whitewater faculty and instructional staff will receive an email invitation to participate in the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE). FSSE is designed to measure instructional staff expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. Results will complement those received by students on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) survey, which is administered to undergraduate students. Please consider taking 15 minutes to complete this important survey.
Remote Teaching Notes from LEARN and LTC
The Learning Technology Center is available to help you transition things you may have done face-to-face to alternate delivery, as well as help you with our different technology tools that support remote teaching and learning. The LTC is available Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via phone (262-472-1004), email, and Webex.
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In the Community

The Black Sheep.

Meals provided from The Black Sheep
Alumnus and restaurateur Tyler Sailsbery has provided more than 1,068 free meals to the community. If you need meals for yourself or your family or wish to make a contribution, please contact The Black Sheep at 262-613-7119.

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Community resources
The Community Space
The Community Space, located at 834 E. Milwaukee Street in Whitewater, Wisconsin, provides food, clothing, furniture and more to people in a dignified, respectful and joyful manner. All are welcome.
Free meals available in the community
Prepared individual meals are available for take-out Monday through Friday, from 5-7 p.m. Meals can be picked up at the Prairie Street entrance of First United Methodist Church at 145 S. Prairie Street, Whitewater.
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