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Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020
Election Day
Cast your vote today
Election Day has arrived! If you live on campus, you can vote 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the fieldhouse at the Williams Center. You will need a photo ID and a proof of residence. If you need help with these items, stop by the HawkCard Office and request a Voter ID card.

If you live off campus, or aren’t sure where you can vote, visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace.

Warhawks, remember that voting is a right. If you run into issues at your polling place, call the voter protection hotline:
Nationwide: 1-833-336-8683
Wisconsin: 1-608-336-3232
Illinois: 1-224-990-2200
Spanish: 1-888-839-8682
Flu vaccine and COVID-19 antigen testing
With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to get your flu vaccine — and you can get antigen-tested at the same time. Appointments are required; schedule them 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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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.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jim Mead, director of UWW-TV and lecturer of communication, who won the 2020 Friend of KEMPA award, which honors and recognizes people and organizations who have contributed extraordinary time and effort to the Kettle Moraine Press Association or its member publications. The association holds a fall conference at UW-Whitewater every October, bringing high school students interested in media studies from a wide range of locations in Wisconsin and Illinois to campus. Many students later enrolled as Warhawks. Read more »

Kudos to the returning adult students receiving the Outstanding Adult Student Award. This year’s student recipients are Richard Bein, history major, Caitlin Jung, economics major, Corey Saffold, criminology major, Roberto Sagrero Sosa, Spanish major, and Jacquelyn Schimke, special education major. This award recognizes the student’s dedication to academics and the positive influence they make in the college classroom.

Kudos to Donald Jellerson, associate professor of languages and literatures, for receiving the CARE (Concern for Adults Returning to Education) Award. This award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has provided extraordinary support and encouragement to returning adult students transitioning back into the college classroom.
Upcoming Events
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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.
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The Misanthrope
Vanity and silly flirtations ensue in this time-honored rollicking based on Molière's classic. This play performed virtually, takes place in the 80s, when greed was good, hair was big, style was loud, and relationships were strategic.
Career Speaker Series: Tony Beshara
Tony Beshara is Dr. Phil McGraw’s go-to guy when he has a guest who needs career support. Tony has personally placed more than 11,000 people in executive jobs over his 40 year career. Don’t miss this opportunity, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, to hear from a person who knows all the inside secrets and proven strategies to get a job!
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UC Entertainment brings Will Cullen to the stage
At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, join TikTok star Will Cullen as he performs on UC Entertainment's Facebook Live! The best part is, he's taking song requests, so make sure to keep an eye on our UC social media accounts to submit a song you want to hear Will perform, visit facebook.com/UCEntertain/ to tune in!
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UC Movie: “King of Staten Island”
This week’s UC movie in Summers Auditorium is "King of Staten Island"! Showing until Sunday, Nov. 8, this comedy/drama is only $1 with your HawkCard or $3 without. There's a limited capacity of 25 people per showing, and face coverings and social distancing are required.

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Veterans Recognition Week Nov. 9-13
In recognition of veterans and military service members, Veterans Services has several in-person and virtual activities planned.
  • Tie a ribbon to the Honor Trees on both the Whitewater Rock County campuses.
  • Warhawk Alley is hosting free bowling, billiards, and video games for veterans, service members and their families.
  • A virtual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Notes for Campus
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Winterim course registration is now open

The three-week online session will run Dec. 29-Jan 15. Students are limited to a single three-credit course, but have nearly 50 options to choose from. This virtual short session offers intensive study and an efficient way to stay on track for graduation. In fact, students who take special session courses are 21% more likely to graduate in four years. Registration is open until 12/29, but be sure to register early.
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Fall 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Day

Join us for a university tradition on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., when undergraduate researchers will present their projects. They will be providing posters and a video of themselves explaining their poster/research and their abstracts, and then they will be available to answer questions about their research through WebEx rooms from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, there will be three panel discussions.

More information will be available soon on the Undergraduate Research website.
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Top five reasons to check out Information Services

The University Center Information Services Desk is available for students, faculty, staff and community for a variety of services including mail drop-off, copies, faxing, lost and found, phone charger checkouts, laptops and more. Information Services will continue to be open six days a week throughout the semester. Text a question to the UC at 262-458-4382, call 262-472-1170 or email infodesk@uww.edu.

Notes for Students
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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.
UW System announces Wisconsin Regents Opportunity Scholarship

This scholarship will be available for underrepresented and underserved undergraduate students in the 2021-22 academic year and is offered to students who are admitted to or currently attending a UW System university. Eligible students are nominated by their universities.
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Bored? How about a board game?
Warhawk Alley wants to remind you that they have tons of board games for you to rent out for free with your HawkCard! This great deal is available year-round, and is perfect for all those fall game nights. These games include Uno, Monopoly, The Game of Life, including some of them even come in other languages and Braille. Stop by today to check out what they have.
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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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
Free home-made, microwavable, take-home dinners are 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.

Free to-go spaghetti meals are offered 5-6 p.m. every Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 133 S. Franklin St. in Whitewater. All are welcome!
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