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Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
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UW-Whitewater awards nearly $2.2 million in scholarships for 2020-21; applications now open for next year!
Did you know that there are hundreds of Warhawk-exclusive scholarships available? We’re now accepting applications. Apply today!

Merit Badges for this year’s winners >>
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UW-Whitewater defeats Northwestern University and University of Chicago to compete in Fed Challenge national semifinals
For the second time in four years, the UW-Whitewater Fed Challenge team excelled in regional competition and competed among the nation’s best economics programs, advancing them to the national semifinal round.
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Campaign drives UW-Whitewater applications up 87 percent
About 4,300 prospective students applied to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in September and October during a no-cost application campaign, which waived the university’s application fee, an increase of about 2,000 applications from the same time last year.
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UW-Whitewater physics alumnus heads NASA observatory
Pat Slane, who earned a BSE in physics education with a second major in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1977, was recently named director of the Chandra X-ray Center, which controls science and flight operations for NASA’s flagship X-ray telescope, housed at the Smithsonian's Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Chandra X-ray Observatory is one of the remaining NASA “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope.
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UW-Whitewater sets graduate program enrollment record
UW-Whitewater set a new graduate enrollment record of 1,567 students in fall 2020. The record enrollment follows the launch of UW-Whitewater Online, which was largely conceived and developed in 2019. UW-Whitewater Online currently encompasses 11 master’s degrees, 20 graduate certificates and 11 bachelor’s programs.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Roger Yin, professor of information technology and supply chain management, graduate student Isaiah Morales and recent graduate Zion Schum, who co-authored "Fueling Post-COVID-19 Growth with Blockchain & Gig Economy Strategies,” which was published by the Cutter Business Technology Journal. The work is an effort partially supported by the UW-Whitewater Cybersecurity Center for Business. Read more »

Kudos to Scott J. Peters, professor of educational foundations, who co-authored two pieces — “Rethinking how we identify ‘gifted’ students” and “A call to reframe gifted education as maximizing learning” — published in a special issue on Finding and Developing Talented Youth in Phi Delta Kappa.

Kudos to Kate Amerling, communication major, and Sam Eibl, biology major, for presenting a session on modernizing virtual programming at the Association of College Unions International Region V Virtual Conference.

Kudos to Kim Adams, University Center assistant director, and Angela Meldonian, University Center interim director, for facilitating a session on "Virtual Student Employment — Still Focusing on High Impact Engagement" at the Association of College Unions International Region V Virtual Conference.
In the Media
Emily Peters, biology major, and Ashley Ann Roscoe, environmental sciences major, are proud of their environmental work, but they also are proud of sustainability and environmental efforts across campus. The U.S. Department of Education has taken notice by awarding UW-Whitewater with a Green Ribbon Award. Janesville Gazette »

Upcoming Events
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Jazz: A Tribute to Charlie "Yardbird" Parker
Enjoy a performance from the Faculty Jazz Ensemble, as they honor jazz legend Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.
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Show off your Ugly Sweater in Warhawk Alley!
Calling all ugly sweater lovers! Show off your ugly sweater in Warhawk Alley 2-8 p.m., now through Saturday, Dec. 12, and be entered for a chance to win some sweet prizes.

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Comedian Jeff Scheen
Laugh your socks off at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, with UC Entertainment as they host Comedian Jeff Scheen on Facebook Live! This event is free and will leave you wanting more of his offbeat humor!
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"Old Myths in a Modern Conversation"
"Old Myths in a Modern Conversation" is available for viewing in Roberta's Art Gallery until Friday, Jan. 8. At 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, a virtual reception will be held for this exhibit. Tune in to the University Center's Facebook page to learn about the inspiration behind this exhibit!
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“Gala Gets Thankful” scholarship fundraiser

UW-Whitewater’s Department of Music is serving up a musical fest with all of the fixings featuring works from current students, faculty, and more! This extraordinary music is offered to help raise funds for student scholarships.
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Additional Events
COMPSCI Colloquium - Caleb Foust, Embark
5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1
Notes for Campus
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Winterim course registration

Winterim, a three-week online session, runs 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. Registration is open until Dec. 29.
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Warhawks Give

Warhawks Give

#GivingTuesday is all about our students! It is a great opportunity to help provide various resources such as support for students in quarantine, improvements to essential programs and funding of scholarships for students on their way to graduation.

Visit uww.edu/givingtuesday to learn more about how you can help support our students to stay on track and finish their degree. Thank you for making a donation today!
Warhawks Rising
Let's celebrate, Seniors!

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 is due by noon CST, Friday, Dec. 4. A reminder: a virtual Commencement Ceremony for the combined 2020 class will go live at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Schedule your retirement appointment online

Scheduling a benefits counseling appointment is easy using our new, secure online appointment scheduling system. You can view available appointments and book an appointment with an ETF benefits specialist — 24/7 — in just a few clicks.
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In the Community

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Let's get festive, Warhawks!
Do you live in Whitewater and plan to decorate your house for the holidays? If so, the Jefferson County Tourism Council would like to see it! Enter your house by midnight, Sunday, Dec. 6, for a chance to win some cash! Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

House registration
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Let's love our community
Help us make Whitewater a city you love to call home. What would make you love it even more? How do you want the community to be even better? Current Whitewater residents can provide their opinion here and commuters can provide their opinion here.


Community Events and Resources
Whitewater City Market
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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