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Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
State of the University.
Chancellor's Address
The campus community is invited to watch Chancellor Dwight Watson's State of the University Address at noon on Monday, Feb. 1. 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.
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Why I Teach: Stephanie Selvick
In WHY I TEACH, Stephanie Selvick, LGBTQ coordinator and director of the PB Poorman Pride Center, teaches courses designed to help LGBTQ people experience the feelings of confidence and empowerment that come with being part of a community — perhaps for the first time. The Sturgeon Bay native joined the Warhawk family five years ago.
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Why I Teach: Kathleen Happel
In WHY I TEACH, Kathleen Ann Happel, a lecturer of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, prepares students who want to make a difference in adapted physical education and as role models in school and recreational programs. The Bronx native came to the university 26 years ago.
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UW-Whitewater a top-5 mobility-friendly campus in the nation
Mike Ervin, a journalist from New Mobility magazine, evaluated the UW-Whitewater campus, which the magazine ranked fifth among the top 10 wheelchair-friendly campuses in the nation. Read about his journey through campus and his discussions with students.
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Opportunity and Safety in Athletics
The NCAA has announced the resumption of winter sports! Listen to Interim Director of Athletics Ryan Callahan share how UW-Whitewater is working to keep student-athletes safe and healthy while participating in sports on campus in 2021.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Luzma Ede-Hernandez, assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures, who is among scholars collaborating in a comprehensive project that was awarded a $2.9 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Just Futures Initiative. Ede-Hernandez, who teaches Spanish and advises the Spanish Club at UW-Whitewater, said her team focuses on how testing and curricula are marginalizing Latinx language varieties. The research challenges institutions to inclusively reflect these varieties in their pedagogy. The larger project, "Latinx Futures: The Civil, Cultural, and Political Stakes for Southern California Latinx Communities,” is led by the new Center for Latino and Latin American Studies at the University of California, Riverside, which will receive the grant. Scholars from the U.S., Mexico and England are contributing to the project.
Upcoming Events
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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, '94', city purchasing director for the City of Milwaukee, and enjoy a musical performance from alumnus Darius Sanders, '20, winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing-Wisconsin Division.
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Dollar Days in Warhawk Alley
It’s Dollar Days in Warhawk Alley! All day Tuesday-Thursday, enjoy $1 bowling games, $1 shoe rental and $3 billiards (per table, per hour). Reserve your spot today in the UW-Whitewater app! HawkCards and reservations are required.

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Glow Bowl in Warhawk Alley
We’re turning on the black lights! Join us 6 p.m. to close this Friday and Saturday in Warhawk Alley for Glow Bowl. Reserve your spot today in the UW-Whitewater app! HawkCards and reservations are required.
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The Magic of Bill Blagg
One of the nation's top touring illusionists, Bill Blagg, will leave you spellbound as he brings his one-of-a-kind, interactive, family-friendly show. Enjoy this theatrical magic at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Young Auditorium.
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Global Game Jam

Game Jams are an amazing and fun opportunity to make games. The event begins at 5 p.m., Friday Jan. 29, with the announcement of the theme and the formation of teams. Teams then have two days to make games, which will be showcased at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31.
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Additional Events
Movie: Let Him Go
Times vary, Jan. 27-30
Summers Auditorium
Meal Plan Change Deadline
Friday, Jan. 29
Sunday Funday
All day, Sunday, Jan. 31
Warhawk Alley
Spare Change Monday
All day, Monday, Feb. 1
Warhawk Alley
Notes for Campus
Nominations for Diversity and Inclusivity Awards

The Inclusive Excellence Committee is soliciting nominations for our annual Diversity and Inclusivity Awards. Awards are available for students, student groups, faculty, instructional staff, non-instructional staff, university staff and administrators. Awards will be presented during the 2021 Spring Diversity Forum. Nominations are due Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

Diversity and Inclusivity Award Nomination Form
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Aspiring Educators Secondary Education Conference

Registration is open for the upcoming Aspiring Educators Secondary Education Conference. This conference, which will take place virtually on March 6, offers sessions geared toward current college students who are interested in working in a middle or high school setting. Faculty and staff are also welcome.
Tickets on sale.
Tickets available for College of Arts and Communication events

The College of Arts and Communication continues to provide events for our campus community, with a variety of prerecorded digital performances available for the Spring 2021 semester. Click below for a complete list of events.

Notes for Faculty and Staff
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We heard you: more simplicity, more personalization, more options.

This year, we’ve partnered with WebMD Health Services to improve your Well Wisconsin experience in every way. Customize Well Wisconsin to fit your interests and your well-being goals to give you more personalized guidance and information.
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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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Campus event calendar

Do you know that UW-Whitewater has a campus-wide event calendar for everyone? If you're looking for something to do, check it out! Filter which calendar you're viewing in the right-hand column under "calendars," or selecet "check all" to see everything that's going on.
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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 pitch-style 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. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 5, and the event will take place on Wednesday, March 3.
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In the Community

Spaghetti to-go meals

Free spaghetti meal
All are welcome! Free spaghetti to-go meals are offered 5-5:30 p.m., every Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater. You may pick up the meal at the 133 S. Franklin Street entrance. If you need more than one meal to get you through the week, you are welcome to more meals.

Each meal contains:
  • 1 pound cooked spaghetti
  • 2 seasoned meatballs
  • Choice of 1/2 cup of marinara sauce or 1/2 cup of alfredo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning

Masks are required and personal distancing is expected. This is coordinated by Congregational UCC and First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater.
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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