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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020
UW-Whitewater online degree programs named among the best in the nation
Homecoming Week winners announced
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Homecoming Week! Ben Larson was selected as Homecoming King, and the Homecoming Court was Caryana Dominguez, Devontae Sisk, Catherine Smith and Jody Wentworth.

The Champions Trophy were awarded as follows: Greek: Lambda Chi Alpha earned first place, Alpha Sigma in second and Sigma Sigma Sigma in third. Small Organization: Delta Omicron earned first place, with Southeast Asian Organization in second and Whitewater Student Government third. Large Organization: DECA took first place, with Circle K International in second and 91.7 The Edge in third.

The James R. Connor Spirit Cup was awarded to Alpha Gamma Delta, with second place to Lambda Chi Alpha and third Delta Omicron.
SA Welch
In WHY I TEACH, S.A. Welch, a professor of communication at UW-Whitewater for 18 years, talks about coming to campus looking for a life, not just a job. Welch already had interviewed at other schools when she arrived and asked to observe a class here. What she sensed from that class and from the campus was a commitment by faculty to the success of students in life, not just college. Almost two decades later, teaching in a pandemic has put a new twist on things.
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Pop-up antigen testing sites on campus
Pop-up testing sites are available on campus this week. Walk-ins and scheduled appointments are both welcome. Testing is free and flu shots will be offered for $15.
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, Esker Hall room 119
  • 2 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, Wells East lobby (Jitters)
Warhawks Vote
Have you voted yet?
Did you know you can vote before Election Day? 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. If you are a registered voter in need of a proper form of identification, stop by the HawkCard Office and request a Voter ID card.
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Week-long celebration for first generation students
UW-Whitewater will be celebrating those who were the first in their families to attend college Nov. 3-10. Look for social media posts from First Warhawks In Flight, a student organization aimed to support first generation college students. Join us virtually for Cultural Conversations at 5:15-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, and for a first-generation panel 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10. More information and links to events to come.
Memory Garden
UW-Whitewater recognized with an Honor Award in 2020 Green Star Awards competition
Kudos to our grounds management professionals, interns and student workers who contribute their passion and skills to creating a beautiful environment for all of us. The Professional Grounds Management Society this month recognized the UW-Whitewater campus with an Honor Award in the society’s 2020 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given for exceptional grounds maintenance in the University and College Grounds mid-size (200-499 acres) category. The UW-Whitewater award was one of 14 Honor Awards given by the society.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to the faculty and staff in the Master of Social Work degree program, who helped UW-Whitewater earn national accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. The council is the only national organization that accredits bachelor’s and master’s level social work programs in the United States. To be a social worker in the State of Wisconsin, an individual must graduate from an accredited social work program. The master’s degree program joins the bachelor’s degree program, which has been accredited since 1974.

Kudos to Sheila Turek, associate professor of French in the College of Letters and Sciences, who attended the online executive board meeting of Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society for undergraduate and graduate students, on Oct. 24. Turek serves as vice president of the North Region and serves on the executive board with UW-Whitewater alumnus and national Pi Delta Phi president Scott Fish ’87. The North Region encompasses 11 states. The UW-Whitewater Epsilon Mu chapter of Pi Delta Phi was founded in 1967. The society offers generous undergraduate scholarships for summer study in France and Quebec, and a research award for graduate students.

Kudos to Beth Borgan, graduate student of business administration and first-generation college student, has been named the first female president of Lakeland University in its 158-year history. Borgan is also the first candidate in her Doctorate of Business Administration cohort at UW-Whitewater to defend their dissertation. Read more »

Kudos to communication major Kate Amerling from Roberta's Art Gallery, and, biology major Sam Eibl from UC Entertainment, for being selected to present at the Association for College Unions International (ACUI) Region V Virtual Conference on Monday, Nov. 9.

Kudos to Jennifer Betters-Bubon, associate professor and program coordinator in counselor education, and her co-authors on the book, “Making MTSS Work,” which has been published by the American School Counselor Association. The authors are Emily Goodman-Scott, Betters-Bubon, Jake Olsen and Peg Donohue. The work is Betters-Bubon’s second book on Multitiered System of Support (MTSS) to maximize school counselor efforts and outcomes. She also teamed with Goodman-Scott and Donohue on her first book, “The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-tiered Systems of Support.”
New Employees/New Roles
Officer Kelsey Servi with the UW-Whitewater Police Department has been promoted to lieutenant. Servi will maintain her position as handler of K9 Truus and assume the additional responsibilities of a lieutenant.
In the Media
D’Arcy Becker, professor of accounting, is featured in WalletHub’s national Halloween Spending and Financial Fears survey. The survey indicates Americans are having more nightmares about money, including fears about their kids’ financial future and credit card debt, and think the coronavirus is the scariest thing about Halloween this year. WalletHub »

Upcoming Events
Haunting in the library
Happy Hauntings in the Library!
Get in the spooky spirit! Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Oct. 28-29, Andersen Library will host come-and-go activities:
  • The haunted book and other spooky relics that contribute to Whitewater’s reputation as “Second Salem.”
  • Decorate a face mask in the spirit of the season! Some masks provided or bring a solid-color mask of your own.
  • Trick-or-treat candy.
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COMPSCI Colloquium Series
The Fall Colloquium Series brings Vikas Singh, professor of biostatistics and computer science at UW-Madison, to discuss "Why Fairness in Deep Learning Matters (and why social implications of AI is just one of many reasons)." This virtual event is 12:30-1:30, Wednesday, Oct. 28.
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Warhawks Step Up
Understand the dimensions of wellness, hate/bias, and bystander intervention, and how these topics fit together in our social climate. From 3:30-4:30, Wednesday, Oct. 28, this event will provide understanding how to protect your own well-being in the midst of troubling times.
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Getting Artsy With Words Workshop
Join Roberta's Art Gallery at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, as they make word art in our upcoming workshop, Getting Artsy With Words! This virtual event is free to join! All supplies are included and should be picked up during gallery hours, Oct. 26-29.
Student loan presentation
The Lawton Grant Office and Financial Literacy Center are hosting a virtual presentation about student loans at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28. With the COVID-19 pandemic, students have questions regarding their financial aid and how to best pay for college, and this free event will help bring students the answers they need and introduce them to new and helpful information.

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Weekend Happenings
Free-Time Friday in Warhawk Alley
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30
Warhawk Alley
UC Movie: “Beetlejuice”
Oct. 28-Nov. 1
Summers Auditorium
Glow Bowl
6-10 p.m., Oct. 30-31
Warhawk Alley
Mammoth Hike
Throughout the month of October
Ice Age Trail, Whitewater
Notes for Campus
Virtual conversation with Sam Zell

Billionaire Sam Zell speaks to Real Estate Club

Investor and entrepreneur Sam Zell, pictured with Lecturer Tim Carr, spoke virtually with UW-Whitewater’s Real Estate Club on Oct. 12. Zell addressed topics on the health of the real estate market, COVID-19’s impact on real estate and the economy, how to evaluate risk, what it means to be an entrepreneur, how to build success in a career, and his personal philosophy on business and life.
Boxes & Walls: The Virtual Oppression Experience

University Housing is pleased to announce that Boxes & Walls 2020, the Virtual Oppression Experience, is now available on Canvas. Boxes and Walls is an interactive diversity experience that encourages people to think outside of the box by throwing away stereotypes and tearing down walls of oppression. This year, we will be showcasing Black, LGBTQA+, mental health, and intersectionality experiences. Faculty who would like to use this opportunity as part of your course, please complete this Google form.
Virtual activities for kids!

Sign your child up to try something new with us this fall. The Try It! program is offered virtually for students in first-sixth grades in the Whitewater community. This free program will be offered Mondays, Nov. 9-Nov.30, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Activities including juggling, origami, charades, yoga, dance, and more! This afterschool enrichment program is offered by the School Psychology Program in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies. Please register by Nov. 2. Any questions please contact us at spp@uww.edu or 262-472-5413.

Notes for Students
Commencement speaker
Apply to be student commencement speaker
Members of the graduating Class of 2020 are invited to apply for the honor of serving as a student speaker for the virtual commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. The combined event, which will include May, August and December graduates, will be taped in advance.
Text the UC
Text the UC

University Center Information Services is available for your campus and community questions and text messages daily, Monday through Saturday. Do you need help navigating campus resources? Contact UC Information Services at 262-472-1170 or text the UC at 262-458-THEUC, or 262-458-4382.

Hours available to respond: Mon.-Thurs.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hawk Career Fair
Fall 2020 Virtual Hawk Career Fair
The Fall Hawk Career Fair takes place virtually on Handshake every Tuesday through the month of October from 2-6 p.m. This week's fair focuses on full-time jobs and internships in sciences, human services, education and government.
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The trick-or-treaters are about to knock on your door and — we thought we’d beat them to it! The United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties works with local programs and organizations to support the health, education and financial stability of people and organizations in our communities. Our UW-Whitewater campaign is about to close and we really could use your help to make this the best year ever. If you're able to donate, there are two options: And whether you give or not, we promise not to TP your office!
In the Community

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Did you know your Purple Points can be used off campus?
From dining out to getting your hair cut, there are many businesses around the city of Whitewater that accept Purple Points. Check it out and visit a business today!

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New grant surveys Whitewater residents for promotional campaign
A survey funded by a new grant award will collect the experience of living and working in Whitewater and help boost local marketing efforts. The survey will inform a promotional campaign to help the city compete for and attract residents, visitors and businesses, and enhance revenue for existing businesses as well. The survey link will be available for residents and employees in late October. For more information, contact Steven Chmielewski, community development educator, at 262-548-7781 or steven.chmielewski@wisc.edu.

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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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