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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020
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Welcome Warhawks!
From Coach Bullis to Wes at the Campus Garden to some of your favorite professors, faculty, students and staff across the campus took a moment to say how much they have missed you, Warhawks, and that they are so happy to welcome you back.

And they all want you to know — together, we got this.
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No application fee!
Do you know a future Warhawk? Help us spread the word! Now through Oct. 31, 2020, the application fee will be covered for students applying for undergraduate admission at either the Whitewater or Rock County campuses.
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Important changes for the Warhawk Shuttle
The Warhawk Shuttle is operating to serve students needing rides between the Whitewater and Rock County campuses with service to the Van Galder bus terminal. This year we have a few changes, including a reservation system, new schedule, COVID precautions for passengers, and a new pickup location on the Whitewater campus.
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Kenny Yarbrough appointed as Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee
Kenny Yarbrough, chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer, has been named as the athletics department's Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee. Yarbrough will be the point of communication between the NCAA national office, athletics department, conference office and campus when information involving inclusive programs, emerging diversity issues and other related equity initiatives needs to be shared.
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Warhawk Drive is purple once again
The Class of 2024 did it! Working in 30-minutes shifts, groups of new students painted Warhawk Drive a glorious purple — a Welcome Week tradition — on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Even Chancellor Watson took a turn!
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Campus Kudos
Ashley Vande Hei, who is majoring in communication sciences and disorders and Spanish, received a $5,000 scholarship from the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She is president of the UW-Whitewater Phi Eta Sigma sorority chapter and an honors student. She recently studied for one semester in Oaxaca, Mexico, to further her Spanish speaking and comprehension. Ashley played for two years on the Warhawk volleyball team and has dedicated more than 80 hours as a volunteer at Fairhaven Senior Services, retirement community, in UW-Whitewater's LIFE program, and as a teaching aid for America Reads. Congratulations, Ashley!
In the Media
Linda Yu, professor of finance and business law, contributed her expertise on credit cards and scores to WalletHub, a personal finance website. WalletHub »

Woman wearing virtual reality glasses.
Jonathan Spike, coordinator of instructional technology integration services, and his use of virtual reality in problem-solving and communication is referenced in a CNBC Op-Ed on the boom in virtual reality written by Vikas Gupta, CEO of AVARA Media.
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Susan Johnson, associate professor of political science and assistant dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, comments in a Janesville Gazette story on when the results of congressional and other races in Wisconsin and Rock County will be known on and after election night.
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Virtual Events
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University Center entertainment
Movies are showing in Summers Auditorium, with increased showtimes due to a 25-person capacity. In addition to in-person activites in Warhawk Alley, the University Center will be offering virtual entertainment this semsester. Roberta's Art Gallery is offering virtual workshops and exhibits, and there will be plenty of virtual Thursday night entertainment!
Student Involvement Fair: Save the date
Are you looking to get involved and meet people on campus? Make sure you check out the the Student Involvement Fair! It will be held virtually this year, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, and hosted on uww.edu/connect. Students will have the opportunity to visit different rooms, learn about the groups and find out how to join them.

Young Auditorium goes digital for fall 2020
UW-Whitewater’s premier arts and entertainment venue has put together an impressive fall season of digital theatre offerings. With live interactive concerts, premium Broadway content, and FREE weekly performances, Young Auditorium is committed to providing a wide array of virtual entertainment options to help serve the campus and community in the coming months.
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In the Community

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Volunteer opportunity
Looking for volunteer opportunites? Discover Whitewater Series is looking for volunteers to help out for their upcoming run and walk on Sunday, Sept. 20. All volunteers will receive a free shirt and a sandwich.

Community Events and 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. A Little Free Pantry is available 24/7. 262-379-0187.
Free meals available
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, free home-made, microwavable, take-home dinners will be distributed on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5 and 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 145 S. Prairie Street, Whitewater. Individuals will receive three meals at each pickup through a no-contact window on the side of the building.
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