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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
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Science programs receive a truckload of donations from MilliporeSigma
A project that began in spring 2020 by six seniors in supply chain management resulted in a generous donation of equipment to UW-Whitewater’s science departments from MilliporeSigma, the life-science business of the Merck Group, based in Darmstadt, Germany. John Ejnik, chair of the Department of Chemistry, is processing the donation.
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Fall 2020 Virtual Hawk Career Fair
The Fall Hawk Career Fair takes place virtually on Handshake every Tuesday throughout the month of October from 2-6 p.m. Each fair day will focus on specific majors.
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Flu vaccine and COVID-19 antigen testing now available at UHCS
With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to voluntarily get your flu vaccine and complete antigen testing. 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 flu shot costs $15 for students and the antigen test is free. Faculty and staff pay $20 for the flu shot.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Andy Yu, associate professor of management, who won the Outstanding Paper Award at the 2020 Annual Conference of Taiwan Academy of Management held on Sept. 11, 2020, at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. The paper is titled "Female CEO matters on social and economic value creation of social enterprises: An attention-based view."

In the Media
Professor Emeritus Richard Haven, who has watched every presidential debate since 1976, as well as the Kennedy/Nixon debates on tape, offered commentary on the recent presidential debate for NBC 15. NBC 15 »

The Whitewater Common Council approved City Clerk Michele Smith’s request to change the polling location at UW-Whitewater from the Hamilton Room to the Kachel Field House. Due to COVID-19 regulations, more space was needed to safely accommodate the large turnout that is expected for the upcoming November election. The change in UW-Whitewater venue impacts voters in Wards 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13. All other wards will continue to vote at the Whitewater Armory, 146 W. North St. My Walworth County »

James Kates, professor of communication, spoke to the Janesville Gazette about the relationship between a newspaper and its community. Kates said that newspapers help local communities forge their own identities. “You’ve got to have somebody that’s going to care about your local community, is really invested in it, and there’s really no substitute for it,” Kates said. “Newspapers need to find a new business model, and some are already trying the fundraising model similar to that of public radio.” Janesville Gazette »

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Robert Gehrenbeck, associate professor of music, Annie Stinson, professor of curriculum and instruction and Rachel Wood, assistant professor of music, along with UW-Whitewater Dream Scholars and Colleagues president Nayeli Govantes Alcantar and sound engineer Michael Inloes, are planning a virtual fundraiser for the Whitewater Dream Fund at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.
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Hispanic Heritage Month
Pilar Melero, professor of languages and literatures, gave a history lesson on the first Latinos in Wisconsin at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha. Her talk was part of the school’s observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Melero said that many people don’t realize that Latinos have deep roots in the state and were already working here in factories, farms and universities less than 100 years after Wisconsin became a state in 1848.
Upcoming Events
Latinx lecture series
Latinx Heritage lecture series
Join Warhawk alum Christina Garza 3:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, as she shares her path as a first-generation college student at UW-Whitewater to becoming an assistant professor in social sciences and director of community leadership and development.
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Magician Trent James
Magician Trent James
Check out some virtual magic at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, as UC Entertainment hosts magician Trent James. This free event will be performed on Facebook Live! Visit facebook.com/UCEntertain/ to join!

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Working for Inclusion, Leadership and Learning Forum
In support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Working for Inclusion, Leadership and Learning (WILL) will hold a free, virtual three-day forum, Oct. 14-16, 2020. A panel of experts will facilitate discussions and interactive sessions that will empower those with disabilities, both visible and hidden, to thrive in the workplace. Registrations are accepted online until Oct. 5 at 12 p.m.
Young Auditorium
From Our Home to Yours
Premiering at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, From Our Home To Yours is a digital video presentation featuring performances donated by some of Young Auditorium’s most beloved theatrical artists and musicians. All proceeds earned from this event will directly support Young Auditorium’s general operations fund, reinforcing the venue’s efforts to provide the highest quality arts entertainment and community outreach programs.
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Dream Fund Benefit Concert
The Department of Music and Whitewater Dream Scholars and Colleagues will offer a virtual fundraiser for the Dream Fund, which will feature faculty and student vocal performances highlighting Latin American composers, performances by members of the Whitewater community, testimonials, poetry readings and visual art contributions from the Dream Scholar students. This event will be streamed on the Department of Music’s YouTube Channel at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16.
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David Stokes: The Unhuggables
Conservationist and Educator David Stokes teaches children about some of nature’s most misunderstood creatures as Young Auditorium presents a LIVE virtual performance of Stokes’ popular educational program “The Unhuggables” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $5 per household.
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Vanity Fair
Brought to you virtually by the Department of Theatre/Dance, this (im)morality play watches as one woman climbs the social ladder using her feminine wiles and wit, indulging her wicked impulses, while another, a model of goodness and virtue, loses her fortune and all that she loves while clinging to her moral high ground. This content will be available Oct. 20-25.
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Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror

Young Auditorium presents a LIVE virtual performance by New York City actor Joshua Kane as he pays tribute to the literary horror master’s most famous works. The live-streaming performance takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Tickets are $10 per household.
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Additional Events
Dollar Days
Warhawk Alley
Street Scenes virtual reception
5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8
Introduction to email etiquette
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9
Spare Change Monday
6-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12
Warhawk Alley
Notes for faculty and staff
Adult student award nomination

Have you been impressed with the way a returning adult undergraduate student finds the time to juggle their work and home obligations and academics and still finds time to contribute to the university community? All UW-Whitewater faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations for the Outstanding Adult Student Award. Please nominate multiple individuals if you know of several deserving students. Submit your nomination by Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.
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COVID-19 materials

COVID-19 materials for distribution

University Marketing and Communications has compiled all the COVID-19 materials into an easy access folder on Libris. Please print, display and share as needed.
Fairhaven Lecture
The 2020 election season is like no other in U.S. history. The Fall Fairhaven Lecture Series focuses on Election 2020: Candidates, Campaigns, and Crises. What can we learn from past elections in trying times? What will the results mean for 2021 and beyond? Visit the link below for WebEx events, videos of lectures already recorded in the series, such as "COVID on the Campaign Trail: The Role of COVID-19 in 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign Communication," and a schedule of virtual lectures to come.
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Fire drills for fall 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consultation with UW System, our university will be postponing most fire drills for fall 2020.

UW-Whitewater Police will be conducting a limited number of fire drills as required by law to specific areas, but these will be pre-announced over the speakers in the buildings before they occur.

An educational campaign will take place for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10. This will include social media posts and information sent to buildings supervisors. Later in October, we will be sponsoring a scavenger hunt using emergency signs around the university for the chance to win a special prize.

We ask everyone on campus to review fire safety procedures.
  • Treat every fire alarm as real; just because you don’t see smoke or fire does not mean it is not present somewhere else in the building
  • Immediately leave the building through the nearest exit
  • Move away from the building until police or fire department staff say it is okay to enter
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.
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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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