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Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020
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Free COVID-19 antigen testing now open
Widespread antigen testing is a powerful tool in our effort to keep Warhawks learning on campus until Nov. 20. Sign up now for a free, fast antigen test at uww.edu/uhcs. Help stop the spread. Warhawks protect Warhawks.
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Fall 2020 Virtual Hawk Career Fair
The Fall Hawk Career Fair will take place virtually on Handshake every Tuesday in September and October from 2-6 p.m. Each fair day will focus on specific majors.
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Flu vaccine now available at UHCS
With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to voluntarily get your flu vaccine. Appointments must be scheduled by calling 262-472-1300. The Whitewater campus offers appointments Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 a.m. at Ambrose Health Center and the Rock County campus offers appointments 8-11 a.m. on Tuesdays in Hyatt Smith Hall. The cost for students is $15 and $20 for faculty and staff.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Kris Curran, professor of biological sciences, and Ozgur Yavuzcetin, associate professor of physics, who participated in an episode of the podcast Chem4REAL: Research Engages All Learners. Also participating was Catherine Chan, former professor of biological sciences and chemistry. In their podcast, “Mentored research as a key strategy to recruit and engage diverse STEM students,” they speak to supporting and recruiting diverse students, establishing personal connections and trust, and finding institutional resources to build networks of support. The podcast is available through Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, iTunes, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket cast, Radiopublic and the hosting site https://anchor.fm/curchem.

Kudos to Russ Kashian, professor of economics and director of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center, Neil McCants, a general management major from Milwaukee, and Miguel Miranda, who is pursuing a master's degree in finance, whose study, “Banking Habits of College Students: WBF, UW-Whitewater Study,” is featured by the Wisconsin Bankers Association. The study correlates certain financial preferences, such as bank usage and person-to-person payment app preferences, to racial demographics. Read more »
In the Media
Several Warhawks, including Jasmine Haag, a finance major from Franklin, and Katie Krueger, who's pursuing a master of business administration, are using their baking skills to raise money for Studio 84. Studio 84 is a Whitewater nonprofit art studio, gallery and store that specializes in the creative and vocational development of people with disabilities including those with autism, Down syndrome, physical disabilities, cognition delays and mental illness. Founder Deborah Blackwell earned a BFA in arts with a minor in arts management at UW-Whitewater in 2005. Haag and Krueger are participating in Studio 84’s annual fund raiser, "A Chocolate Affair: Cupcake War." Whitewater Banner »
Virtual Events
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Resilience in the time of COVID-19
The 2020 Fall Diversity Forum officially kicks off today, Tuesday, Sept. 29, with discussions about personal pronoun usage and microaggressions.
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Warhawk Alley Dollar Days.
Fun for $1!
It’s Dollar Days in Warhawk Alley! Tuesdays through Thursdays, bowling is only $1! Shoe rental is also only $1 and billiards are $3. Video games, board games and yard games are free. Book your time slot through the UW-Whitewater app!

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Free live concert
Benjamin Whitcomb, professor of music, and Lannette Calhoun, lecturer in the College of Integrated Studies, will be performing a free outdoor concert of beloved melodies for cello and piano at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Perkins Stadium. Have requests? Send them to whitcomb@uww.edu.

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Learning the FASFA process
From 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, staff from the Financial Literacy Center will walk you through the step-by-step process for FAFSA. This event will strategically cover the main aspects of paying for college including repayment options. There will be specific scenarios that will be highlighted throughout the presentation to help students to better understand how certain aspects of the financial aid process work.
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Nature your nurture.
Nuture Your Nature
Join us at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, for an inclusive presentation from Matt Glowacki that welcomes everyone and helps them understand who they are and what they want to be. Visit facebook.com/UCEntertain/ to tune in!
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Global experiences fair.
Virtual Global Experiences Fair
Find out about hundreds of global experience opportunities including study abroad, internships, international student teaching, faculty-led programs and more. Participate in live sessions with program directors during this fair, which will be available on Canvas all day Thursday, Oct. 1.
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Beginner button tutorial
Need a quick-and-easy fix to save your favorite garments or add buttons wherever you like? No need for grandma's sewing machine! In this 30-minute virtual workshop, you will learn to securely fasten buttons to pants, blouses and jackets with ease. Join the Community Engagement Center for this life skills workshop, which will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1. The first eight people who register will receive a free mini sewing kit!
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Disney Trivia.
Early 2000's Disney Channel TV Trivia
Did you watch early 2000's Disney Channel Original TV shows? Now is your chance to show off your knowledge! Warhawk Alley and UC Entertainment will be hosting a free virtual trivis contest at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5. Did we mention there are prizes?!
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Additional Events
Roberta's Art Gallery Exhibit "Street Scenes"
Now through Oct. 24
Art as Social Revolution
Now through Nov. 7
COMPSCI Undergraduate Research/Internship Fair
5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30
Prairie Seed Collection Volunteers
1-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1
Volunteer at Jitters
8-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1
Sunday Funday in Warhawk Alley
4-9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4
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Recreational Sports
We want to hear your ideas, suggestions and feedback! If you would like to contribute to the short- and long-term future of recreational opportunities on the Rock County campus, we would like to invite you to join the newly created Rock County Rec Sports Involvement Board. If you are interested, please consider completing this very brief interest form. The form will close by 11:55 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2. Following the closing of this form, Rec Sports staff will reach out to you to begin discussions. The first 10 individuals to submit an interest form will receive an Intramural Sports championship t-shirt from 2019-2020! Please contact SchneideMD30@uww.edu or 262-472-1145 with any questions or concerns.
Upcoming Events and Student Resources
Mental Health Services
Free for students by calling 262-472-1300
Health Services
Staff on site every Tuesday 8-11 a.m. in the Hyatt Smith Administration Suite. By appointment only: 262-472-1300. Services available:
  • Well visits
  • Flu Shots
  • Contraception management
  • STI screening
Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff, and students. Don't forget to reserve your spot!

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Notes for Campus
Interim dean of the College of Business and Economics named

Interim Provost John Chenoweth is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Ambrose as interim dean of the College of Business and Economics. Ambrose is a professor in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management and has served as associate dean of the college since 2015. Ambrose earned an MBA in marketing and management information systems and a Ph.D. in management information systems/business administration. Ambrose began his duties as interim dean on Sept. 9, 2020.
Interims named in Budget Office

Trisha Barber will serve as the interim controller, and Robert Kirk will serve as the interim budget director. They began their duties Sept. 19. Barber was hired in 2006 as the assistant controller. Prior to joining the Warhawk family, she worked in a Milwaukee CPA firm as an auditor. She is also a two-time graduate of UW-Whitewater, with an undergraduate degree and Master of Professional Accountancy.

Kirk was hired in 2018 as the assistant budget director. Prior to joining the Warhawk family, he worked as a budget analyst at Illinois Institute of Technology and has brought strong budgeting and analytical background to the Budget Office.
Winther Counseling Services available

Winther Counseling Services provides individual and group counseling to the UW-Whitewater community. Our supervised counselors-in-training are available for in-person sessions (following university COVID-19 safety guidelines) in Winther Hall, 3004. Telebehavioral health counseling is an option as well. Please call 472-2842 to schedule an intake screening with one of our counselors.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Employee wellness updates

The Million Step Challenge ends on Friday, Oct. 9. Friday, Oct. 9 is also the deadline to submit your three activities for your $150 wellness incentive. If you have any questions on how to obtain your incentive for biometrics screenings, open enrollment and more, please visit the link below.
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Success Center.
Study and learning spaces
Students, are you looking for a place to study on campus or to participate in a remote class? We’ve put together a list of available spaces at both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses.
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In the Community

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Mammoth Hike Challenge
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ice Age Trail becoming an official National Scenic Trail by joining the Mammoth Hike Challenge! Track 40 miles of activity – hiking, walking, running, or backpacking – on the Ice Age Trail during the month of October 2020 and visit three of our Trail Communities to earn a hiking certificate.

Governor declares new public health emergency
Gov. Tony Evers last week declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to recent surge in cases among young people and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately. UW-Whitewater and the city of Whitewater already have face covering requirements.

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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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