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Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021
Free COVID-19 Testing
Welcome back, Warhawks!
As Chancellor Watson stated in his message to campus this morning, we are excited to welcome you back! In the spirit of the Warhawk family, we’ll continue to work together to ensure a safe and successful experience for everyone at UW-Whitewater.

We ask all students who live in the residence halls to be tested once a week. All off-campus students, faculty and staff who come to campus should be tested once every two weeks.

Free nasal swab testing is offered in the Hamilton Room of the University Center at our Whitewater campus, as well as the Hyatt Smith Health Clinic Office at the Rock County Campus. An appointment is required. Please remember to bring your HawkCard.
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34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event
Join us for the 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative event at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, via Webex. Hear from guest speaker Rhonda Kelsey, city purchasing director for the City of Milwaukee, and enjoy a musical performance from alumnus Darius Sanders, who earned a B.M. in music in 2020, winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing-Wisconsin Division.
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Why I Teach: Pete Killoran
In the latest WHY I TEACH, we meet Pete Killoran, lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology. On a given day (or night), Killoran’s students may find themselves investigating a gritty, simulated crime scene created by Killoran to test their learning. His scenarios — closely guarded secrets until class time — demand logic, attention to detail and accuracy. While the curriculum is more science-based than television-style forensic science, Killoran wants learning to be stimulating and fun.
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Save the Date! Feb. 1 — State of the University Address
Chancellor Dwight C. Watson invites everyone to watch the State of the University Address at noon Monday, Feb. 1. Details on how to watch this virtual event will be shared soon. The presentation will feature an overview of our challenges, opportunities and priorities for the coming year, and it will also honor our university colleagues and recent achievements.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Terry Tumbarello, director of residence life and the Boxes & Walls program, which received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) IV-East’s annual Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award. Boxes and Walls is an interactive diversity experience designed to let students experience different social justice issues by putting them in the shoes of students who identify with those experiences on a daily basis. Tumbarello says the program is absolutely beneficial and critical to our students and receives extremely positive reviews from the students year after year.

Kudos to Akiko Yoshida, associate professor of sociology, who contributed a chapter in the recently published book, “Studying Japan—Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods.” Yoshida’s chapter, “How to collect data: An introduction to qualitative Social Science method” was included with other Japan studies scholars from around the world. Yoshida worked with a wide range of anthropologists and sociologists, from well-known veterans to young energetic scholars.

Kudos to Jian Guo, professor of languages and literatures, who co-translated “The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution,” published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and scheduled to come out in January. Guo was quoted as part of a book review, “Uncovering the Cultural Revolution’s Awful Truths,” in the January/February 2021 issue of the Atlantic. Read more »

Kudos to Luz María Ede-Hernández, assistant professor of languages and literatures, and the Spanish Club and Latinos Unidos, who recently created projects to honor the Day of Dead on campus. A Day of the Dead offering is a way to celebrate our remembrance of those who have died. Such offerings typically are festive and colorful and contain items of food and drink that those being remembered liked to eat and drink while they were alive.
  • An offering in Laurentide Hall was dedicated to those who have died as a result of the pandemic.
  • A display case in University Center was dedicated to Jose Guadalupe Posada, a famous Mexican printmaker who lived and worked during the late 1800s and early 1900s, whose many prints showing skeletons involved in everyday actions have come to symbolize the Day of the Dead. His most famous creation, La Catrina, is interpreted by many artists in paintings, drawings, and sculptures currently being made for the celebration of this holiday.
According to Ede-Hernández, “These pluricultural students, and their organizations, invited all members of UW-Whitewater community to view these offerings as a way to see how this holiday is celebrated in Mexico and in communities where people of Mexican origin have settled and currently live.” Congratulations!

Kudos to Russ Kashian, professor of economics, Choton Basu, professor of information technology and supply chain management, and alum Nicholas Haugen ’20, who published “Effects of Tourism Taxes on Local Hotels and Governments” in Tax Notes State. The article analyzes the effects of a hotel tax across a wide variety of localities in Wisconsin. Using four years of data, it addresses whether marketing expenditures in localities positively influence hotel revenues in the state.
In the Media
Alumnus and professor emeritus Elmer G. Redford ’59 was honored with the naming of a laboratory in the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center, home to the Campus Tutorial Services, which still is active despite the pandemic. Jefferson County Daily Union »

Sarah Hessenauer, professor of social work, talked about building a strong relationship with the Pauquette Center for Psychological Services, which is opening a local office and plans to collaborate with UW-Whitewater’s social work and counseling education programs to provide services to create internships for students. Jefferson County Daily Union »

Tech Savvy Virtual is a workshop for girls in grades 6 to 10 designed to inspire and encourage them in STEM fields and careers. UW-Whitewater professors and other professional women will present a two-part virtual workshop on Feb. 13 and Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. until noon. A slate of 12 workshops will be offered on topics such as extracting DNA, building computer circuits, building websites, programming robots, analyzing light, identifying antibiotic producing bacteria, fingerprint analysis, wolf biology, astrophysics and more. Jefferson County Daily Union »

A. Bill Miller, associate professor of art and design, collaborated with Eric Loepp, assistant professor of political science, to bring life concepts into a final motion graphics project in media arts and game development: creating an explanation video about the electoral college. Whitewater Banner »

James Hartwick
James Hartwick, professor of curriculum and instruction, is interviewed in “Teaching about the Capitol Riot – Causes, Potential Impact and Moving Forward,” at the Education for Sustainable Democracy podcast site. Hartwick acknowledges the challenges of teaching the topic, and he views the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot as an essential moment: “This is a turning point. This will always be talked about and I think it’s absolutely essential that people embrace these controversial moments. And there’s an opportunity to inspire our students to really engage with our democracy.”
Education for Sustainable Democracy
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Russ Kashian, professor of economics and director of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center, won a $23,711 grant to investigate the wild bergamot plant as a specialty crop by conducting a market and feasibility study and creating a business and operating plan with the Oneida Nation.
Wisconsin State Farmer
Upcoming Events
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Catch a flick in Summers Auditorium
This week’s UC movie in Summers Auditorium is "Freaky"! All movies are only $1 with your HawkCard, or $3 without. There's a limited capacity of 25 people per showing. Face coverings and social distancing is required.
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See the world of blue through brown eyes
Blue Through Brown Eyes: The Art of Mutope Johnson will be at Roberta’s Art Gallery until Feb. 26. Johnson describes his artwork as “reflections of African-American history and culture where they become a useful artistic tool for presenting visual art in a format that promotes meaningful discourse about art, cultural identity and cultural conservation.”

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Florentine Opera La Boheme
Young Auditorium’s spring season is here and comprised of ticketed, in-theatre, 'Donate What You Can', and totally free performances! At 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, enjoy a child-friendly version of one of the most beloved operas ever written. In this 35-minute version of the Puccini masterpiece, follow the lives of four starving artists in search of love and inspiration. Recommended for ages 5-10, but enjoyable for everyone!
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Recent Merit Badges
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Notes for Campus
Introducing the UW-W rec sports app

Rec Sports app

Rec Sports programs and services are available at your fingertips! Reserve workout space, review department information and engage with Rec and Intramural Sports. Download this free app and help usher in a new era of recreation at UW-Whitewater. Available via the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Women’s Issues Committee Seeks Nominations

The Women's Issues Committee is seeking nominations for the 16th Annual Women in Leadership Recognition Reception as a part of celebration for Women's History Month. Any UW-Whitewater woman, trans or genderqueer-identified individuals who have exemplified leadership qualities is eligible. The criteria for the award is available on the Women’s Issues Committee website. Nominations are due by Friday, Jan. 22.
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Warhawks Rising
Start the year with a rec sports membership

Kick 2020 to the curb and keep those 2021 resolutions! A rec sports membership provides access to the Williams Center weight room, University Fitness and group fitness classes.
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2020 Pride Magazine

The Fall 2020 edition of Pride Magazine is now available. Read about the outstanding achievements of LGBTQ+ Warhawks and allies, as well as recaps of last semester’s events.
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Assessment video projects due soon

This is a reminder that assessment project video presentations are due by Friday, Feb. 5. Share your assessment projects with fellow faculty, staff, and students to celebrate your hard work and success. To submit your presentation, record a video mini-presentation (3-5 minutes) and email the link or mp4 file to assessment@uww.edu. There is no better way to recognize and celebrate this work than by attending Assessment Day this year, held on Wednesday, Feb. 24!
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Registration open for intramural sports
Registrations are now open for spring activities which include badminton, bag toss, billiards, bowling, table tennis, tennis volleyball and more! In-person and virtual opportunities are available. Register online via IMLeagues or through the new Rec Sports app. Positions are also available for student officials and scorekeepers!

Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Happy New Year from the benefits and wellness team!

Our focus for 2021 is going to be on Intentionality and Resilience.

As we begin 2021 with New Year’s resolutions and hopes for a great year, a helpful tool for wellness is meditation. Research has shown that meditation may calm the mind and promote better quality sleep. Consistent meditation has many mental, emotional and physical benefits, promotes wellbeing and resiliency to stress.

We are looking forward to offering various wellness events throughout the year and will be sharing a wellness survey soon. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and give us an idea of some things you would like to see. Some things currently in the works are the 2021 WINGO card and we are hoping to partner with different areas on campus to offer virtual wellness activities and events.

Have a great year Warhawks!
5 minute meditation
Notes for Students
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All-access points in Warhawk Alley
For those of you who didn't get to use your all-access points during fall semester, you get another chance! Warhawk Alley loved this promotion so much, they've decided to continue this promotion to kick off the first few weeks of spring semester! Now until Sunday, Feb. 7, stop by Warhawk Alley and use your all-access points for bowling, billiards, or free shoe rental, all for only one point each!
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Career speaker series

Job hunting can feel like a full-time job. If you find yourself needing help creating a resume or preparing for interviews, check out the Career Speaker Series from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. This free lecture series introduces you to career authors who share tips, skills and strategies to help you find a job. Authors discuss how to create killer resumes, strategies to write memorable cover letters, ideas on how to use your brand to get a job and techniques to leverage social media to get noticed. You will also learn about interviewing techniques, networking strategies and fundamental job search strategies.
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Call for participants: WiSys Quick Pitch registration
Student researchers are invited to participate in the WiSys Quick Pitch — a research-focused, elevator-style pitch competition — for a chance to win $300.

WiSys Quick Pitch inspires students to consider the impact of their research and learn how to present it in terms the general public can understand. Participants have three minutes to impress a panel of judges with their ability to articulate their research’s importance to society. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 5, while the event will take place on Wednesday, March 3.
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In the Community

City Poll Workers honored
The League of Women Voters-Whitewater Area announced that the 2020 Making Democracy Work Award goes to the City Poll Workers for their work administering three election cycles during an unprecedented pandemic. In the face of potential health risks to themselves, poll workers in the April, August and November elections helped make democracy work in the City of Whitewater by ensuring that each election was appropriately executed, accessible and as safe as possible.

During long hours on Election Day, these dedicated poll workers guided voters through the voting process and maintained a safe poll environment by social distancing, wearing face masks and frequently disinfecting all surfaces. We are grateful to each of them for stepping up so all eligible voting citizens in our community could safely participate in democracy during a challenging time. Whitewater City Clerk Michele Smith and Whitewater Chief Election Inspector Joyce Follis graciously accepted this award on behalf of all City Poll Workers.
Community Events and Resources
Whitewater City Market
10 am to noon on Saturdays at the Community Engagement Center.
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.
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