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Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020
 
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Homecoming to feature drive-in movie, virtual events
 
Fall traditions at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are adapting to prioritize the safety of the campus community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Homecoming Week is scheduled to run Oct. 19-23. Almost all events will be held virtually — including a study night, trivia competition, scavenger hunt, talent show and spirit day.

At 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, a drive-in movie, the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus,” will be held in Lot. 24 (Perkins Stadium lot). Registration is required and all attendees must follow safety protocols.
 
 
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Hawk Career Fair
 
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 get your flu shot and 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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AMA hosts largest virtual collegiate conference, wins awards in five competitions
 
If it’s possible to hit a virtual home run, the UW-Whitewater chapter of the American Marketing Association knocked one out of the park with its hosting of the 13th annual AMA Regional Conference on Oct. 9, 2020.

“Our American Marketing Chapter just completed a historic event,” said Jimmy Peltier, professor of marketing and an advisor to AMA since 1986. “We hosted the largest virtual AMA collegiate conference ever. This event has been in planning since July 1, and it has taken literally hundreds of hours to set up, run and complete post-conference tasks.”
 
 
 
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Julie Minikel-Lacocque, associate professor and chairperson in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, on publication in the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal of her research on gender identity denial. The article, “Liars, Cheaters, and Short-Haired Girls: Gender Identity Denial of Young Athletes,” examines gender-identity discrimination viewed through Critical Feminist Theory based on Minikel-Lacocque’s work with a focus group of young athletes, coaches and families. Non-subscribers to the Journal can read Minikel-Lacocque’s article for free through the month of October. Read more »

In the Media
Kevin Bullis, head football coach and stadium manager, and Ryan Poinck, a psychology major who is captain of the football team, discuss a canceled season and what that means for Warhawk football. Wisconsin Public Radio »

 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
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National Coming Out Day dance party
 
Join IMPACT and the PB Poorman Pride Center at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, for a virtual dance party in honor of National Coming Out Day. Saint Saunter and DJ Sun Stone will perform on Twitch, while your friendly LGBTQ community will come together on Discord.
 
 
 
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Bruce Tulgan speaking on stage
 
Career speaker Bruce Tulgan
 
The pandemic is putting tremendous pressure on our companies and forcing them to step up to the challenges and introduce new ideas, strategies, and concepts that will help keep people employed. Join career speaker Bruce Tulgan at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, for tips and skills on landing jobs and preparing for your future.
 
 
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Comedian Ryan Conner
 
Have a laugh with comedian Ryan Conner at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, on Facebook Live! Visit facebook.com/UCEntertain/ to tune in.
 
 
 
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Panelists
 
Entering Your Career as a Person of Color: Process & Challenges
 
The Association for Graduate Students of Color will be hosting their first panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, via Facebook Live. Join through the link below.
 
 
 
@uwagsc Facebook
 
 
 
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Computer Science Fall Colloquium Series
 
Tune in at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 16, as the Computer Science Fall Colloquium Series kicks off! Josh Day, a UW-Whitewater alumnus, will speak about engine simulation and reverse engineering. All are welcome! Join via the Webex link, below.
 
 
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Dream Fund Scholarship Virtual Benefit
 
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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Explore graduate preparation and opportunities in school psychology
 
The UW-Whitewater school psychology program welcomes you to meet students and faculty in the program and learn how to apply and receive support in this program. This information sessions is 1-3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. Please contact Christine Neddenriep, neddenrc@uww.edu, to be included in this virtual event.
 
 
 
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Study Night
 
Homecoming events kick off with a virtual study night from 7-9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. Follow @uwwhomecoming on Instagram and post your own study photos with #UWWStudyNight to participate throughtout the night.

 
 
 
Weekend Happenings
 
 
 
Free-Time Friday in Warhawk Alley
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16
Warhawk Alley
 
 
 
UC Movie: “Little Women”
Oct. 14-18
Summers Auditorium
 
 
 
Glow Bowl
6-10 p.m., Oct. 16-17
Warhawk Alley
 
 
 
Sunday Funday
4-9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18
Warhawk Alley
 
 
 
Whitewater Cinema
151 East Pearson Lane, Whitewater
 
 
 
Mammoth Hike
Throughout the month of October
Ice Age Trail, Whitewater
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes for Campus
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Nomination form
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Materials
 
 
 
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United Way Giving Campaign
 

Ghouls, ghosts and goblins, this is no trick. It’s almost time to begin our annual United Way Giving Campaign, and we are asking you to consider treating us with a donation. This campaign kicks off Monday, Oct. 19, and runs through Friday, Oct. 30. Be on the lookout for more information next week!
 

 
 
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Warhawks, make your plan to vote!
 
The City of Whitewater plans to hold in-person absentee voting sessions in the council chambers of the municipal building until 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. People may also register in person or at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3. For more information about absentee ballots, visit whitewater-wi.gov/168/Request-an-Absentee-Ballot. Please remember to wear your mask and continue to social distance as much as possible while voting.

 
Beer Matters: Free online class
 
Join us online to explore why beer matters. We will explore beer and brewing from ancient times to today’s international brewing conglomerates. The beery miracles of medieval saints, Prohibition, and beer in Wisconsin are just a couple of the topics in this course. Join other beer fans, homebrewers, and history buffs in online discussions and virtual meet-ups with Karl Brown, associate professor of history and former professional brewer. Class begins Friday, Oct. 19. Register today. Cheers!

 
 
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Community Events and Resources
 
Whitewater City Market
4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays
Train Depot near Cravath Lakefront
 
 
 
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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