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Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
COVID-19 testing
Anyone 5 years and older can now get a COVID-19 test on campus
Schedule your free COVID-19 test. Help stop the spread.

Attention students: Get your free COVID-19 test and receive a $10 Amazon gift card and instant entry into multiple drawings for $500 towards your student bill! Show up at the pop-up testing site from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the University Center's Hamilton Room. On-campus and off-campus students are welcome.
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Warhawks Rising
It’s time to celebrate our Warhawks who are ready to fly with UW-Whitewater’s social media campaign, Warhawks Rising! All 2020 graduates are welcome to participate. Watch your email for the form. All information will be due by noon CST, Friday, Dec. 4.
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Sustainability efforts win national recognition for UW-Whitewater
The U.S. Department of Education has named the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater a Green Ribbon School, one of only five colleges nationwide to be so designated in 2020.
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Veterans Recognition Week November 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.
Campus Kudos
The UW-Whitewater College Fed Challenge Team will once again rival elite schools in the national semifinals of the high profile competition. After prevailing against teams from Northwestern University and University of Chicago at the regional level, the Warhawks will compete in a virtual Q&A session on Nov. 12. Six semifinalists will advance to the final round, with the winner and other top positions to be announced by the Federal Reserve on Nov. 20. Kudos to team members Nicole Carter, Clayton Gallmann, Cole Kinson, Kevin Peralta, and Johnny Pulley!
Upcoming Events
Virtual BINGO
Join Warhawk Alley and UC Entertainment at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, as they host virtual Bingo over Zoom. This event is free and a great way to take a study break. The best part is, there are prizes for the winners! It’s not too late to sign up, so make sure to secure your spot.
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Celebrate Sustainability at UW-Whitewater
Join us in celebrating UW-Whitewater’s recent awards and accomplishments in campus sustainability efforts at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. Learn how sustainability initiatives are being implemented throughout campus and how these efforts translate value to various stakeholders of the university including guest speakers Dwight Watson, chancellor, and Tommy Thompson, president of the UW System.
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Talk and be heard
Share your thoughts regarding our political climate at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. This fireside chat is offered by Eric Loepp, assistant professor of political science, University Health and Counseling Services, and Aaron Broadwater, program coordinator with Career and Leadership Development.
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Mentalist Noah Sonie
Join UC Entertainment on Facebook Live as they host mentalist Noah Sonie at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. This event is free and guaranteed to engage you, as Noah's charming demeanor and bewildering sleight of hand will create an experience that you won't find anywhere else. Trust us when we say that you don't want to miss this event!
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Derek Byrne and Paddygrass – A benefit for local food pantries
Young Auditorium is back for LIVE, in-theatre events with an energetic mix of Irish, Bluegrass, and Gospel music as Derek Byrne and Paddygrass take the stage for two exclusive benefit performances. Join us at 5 or 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, to benefit Young Auditorium and Whitewater-area food pantries!

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African American lecture series
African American lecture series
Sydney Nelson, senior auditor at Advocate Aurora Health, will be leading the discussion “Empowering Black Youth with Financial Literacy: One Solution to Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap” during the African American Heritage Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17. Nelson, a UW-Whitewater alumna, recieved her Master of Professional Accountancy in 2014.
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“Gala Gets Thankful” scholarship fundraiser
UW-Whitewater’s Department of Music is shaking up the traditional holiday Gala with a digital November event. We are serving up a musical fest with all of the fixings featuring works from current students, faculty, and more! Tune in for an evening of extraordinary music and generosity as we raise funds for student scholarships.
Come sing or play!

Missing the joy, friendships and community that playing in a band or orchestra or singing in a choir gives to you? There’s no need to miss out. UW-Whitewater music ensembles are functioning — join us for the spring semester! We are meeting utilizing COVID-19 safety guidelines.
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Additional Events
Still Serving Exhibit
Nov. 2-24
Roberta's Art Gallery
Benjamin Whitcomb, cello
Saturday, Nov. 14
UC Movie: "Charlie's Angels"
Nov. 11-15
Summers Auditorium
Recent Merit Badges
Student leadership merit
UW-Whitewater stages digital production of "Vanity Fair"
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Non-traditional students at UW-Whitewater win Outstanding Adult Student awards
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UW-Whitewater students recognized at 2020 Best of the Midwest Media Fest
Notes for Campus
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Esport activities

Intramural Esports leagues start Monday, Nov. 9, but late registrations are welcome! Anyone interested can contact imsports@uww.edu or sign up via Discord at discord.com/invite/UWW.
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Intramural Sports post-Thanksgiving plans

Intramural Sports is planning to offer some modified events for individuals staying on or around campus following Thanksgiving break. Activities are not finalized yet as we would like campus' feedback on what they would potentially play. Anyone interested can share their feedback via this very brief survey.

Post-Thanksgiving plans will be announced before break and the survey will stay active thru Sunday, Nov. 15.
Scholarship and Creative Achievement virtual exhibit

The engaging work of 60 faculty and staff members will be celebrated during UW-Whitewater’s Scholarship and Creative Achievement virtual exhibit.

The annual showcase starts on Tuesday, Nov. 10, on the Crossman Gallery’s blog.

This year's entries include art and jewelry, poster presentations, book reviews, patent applications and scholarly articles by faculty and staff.

Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Nature WINGO

Nature WINGO ends on Sunday, Nov. 15. Turn in your completed WINGO card to the HR office or email to benefits@uww.edu. The Warhawk wellness blankets are available to be picked up in the HR office upon completion. Thank you again to all who participated in this wellness activity!
Public Hearing Notice

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System will hold a public hearing on proposed rules to amend Chapters UWS 4, 7, 11, 17, Wis. Admin. Code, to bring those Chapters into compliance with the new federal Title IX regulations in 34 CFR Part 106. The meeting, at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 30, requires pre-registration.
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Payroll changes for 2021
All employees will be paid bi-weekly, effective January 17, 2021:
  • 26 paychecks for annual employees
  • 20-21 paychecks for academic employees depending on academic calendar date ranges
Read more in this month’s edition of the Human Resources and Diversity newsletter.
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In the Community

Downtown Whitewater

Help the City of Whitewater with a survey
The Whitewater Marketing Alliance has been working with the University of Wisconsin Extension to put together a short survey that is designed to collect public input about community development.

Employees of local organizations, like you, are an important part of the Whitewater community, and your opinion matters to us. The results of this survey will help us better understand how to meet the needs of people who work in Whitewater.

The survey only takes about 10 minutes, is completely anonymously and is distributed through the University of Wisconsin's Division of Extension. Please consider helping out by taking the survey.

If you are a resident of the Whitewater Unified School District, or the City of Whitewater, please take this survey: https://tinyurl.com/Resident

If you commute to Whitewater for work, but do not live in the Whitewater Unified School district, please take this survey: https://tinyurl.com/WhitewaterCommuter

Community Events and Resources
Whitewater City Market
The Whitewater City Market is canceled today, Nov. 10, due to inclement weather. It will resume next week, 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays by the 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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