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Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021
Diversity Forum.
Save the date!
The Diversity Forum will be a three-day event this year, with a schedule that includes a conversation with Chancellor Watson and workshops on microaggressions, race and implicit bias. Join us for this virtual event Feb. 23-25.
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Jeff Herriott.
Why I Teach: Jeff Herriott
In WHY I TEACH, Jeff Herriott, professor of music, blends a love of artistic discovery with a love of working with students.

That kind of creative energy fills Herriott, who teaches contemporary composition, electronic music and sound design, and a course called “Sound and Image.” The latter, he said, focuses on sound and music in media — primarily as a storytelling device in film, but also television and video games.
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Online programs again ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News
UW-Whitewater's online degree programs stand among the best in the state and nation, according to the 2021 ranking of Best Online Programs from U.S. News & World Report.

The UW-Whitewater Online MBA was ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin among single-institution programs, 17th among Best Online Programs for Veterans, and 26th in the nation overall. Additionally, the university was ranked 68th for Best Online Master's in Business Programs - Excluding MBA.
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Web resource enriches Hmong education across the U.S.
With help from the Heritage Language Education Project, teaching professionals from across the U.S. came together to develop the Hmong Language Resource Hub website. Hmong, like Spanish, is considered a “heritage language” in the U.S. — a language that is used at home and in the community but not in the schools. UW-Whitewater was an early leader in teacher training by expanding in heritage language education, led by Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Jenna Cushing-Leubner.
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Free COVID-19 testing.
Schedule your COVID-19 testing
Safety continues to be our top priority, and testing is something we all can do. Please continue to follow the principles outlined in the Warhawk Social Covenant. Free nasal swab testing is offered in the Hamilton Room of the University Center at our Whitewater campus and at Hyatt Smith Health Clinic Office on the Rock County campus. An appointment is required. Please remember to bring your HawkCard.
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Welcome to the University Center’s first-ever week-long Warhawk Winterfest Feb. 1-5! Students can stop by the UC’s concourse to take advantage of the Warhawk Winterfest photo backdrop. Make sure to tag the UC in your photos on social media (@uc_uww)!

For those of you who didn't use up your all-access points last semester, you get another chance! Until Feb. 7, use your all-access points for a game of bowling, billiards or a free shoe rental — all for only one point each! Book your time slot using the UW-Whitewater app.

The Warhawk Winterfest Photo Contest is also happening! Everyone is welcome to submit up to three photos for a chance to win. Extra points awarded for showing Warhawk spirit! For more information on this contest and to submit your photos, visit uww.edu/uc/things-to-do/robertas-art-gallery.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Rob Hodson, lecturer in the Department of Music, who will be able to lead a research team of four students to Japan, thanks to a $25,000 grant he has been awarded from the ASIANetwork consortium as part of the Freeman Foundation Student-Faculty Fellows Program. Hodson is inviting students to apply and faculty to recommend students for the field study, which will be a “deep dive” into contemporary live music cultures in Tokyo, including jazz, classical and rock/pop/vernacular. The project, which is fully-funded by the grant, is scheduled to begin in late May this year pending safe travel, with next summer as the backup option. Hodson, who teaches music theory and aural skills, speaks Japanese and has held a position at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo. Students will be given an opportunity to present research at an ASIANetwork conference.

Kudos to Rossitza Ivanova, associate professor of languages and literatures, for serving on the National Screening Committee that selected student candidates for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-22 award cycle. In a letter to Ivanova and university administrators, Daniel Kramer, director of the program, wrote: “In addition, we wish to acknowledge your voluntary service to the Fulbright Program. The time and effort you and your colleagues spent reading and rating applications prior to the panel, and your attendance at the virtual meeting is considerable and appreciated, especially during this busy year." The Fulbright U.S. Student program offers opportunities for students and young professionals to do international graduate study, research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Kudos to the outstanding faculty and staff of the School Psychology Program, whose commitment has earned the program a full seven-year accreditation from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Graduates from NASP-accredited programs are automatically eligible for the National Certificate in School Psychology, pending passing the Phase II Praxis exam and participating in an NASP-endorsed internship program like the one at UW-Whitewater.

Kudos to students and staff on the University Center Graphics and Marketing team for a shout-out in the national Spring Swank Toolkit 2021, which shows best practices of Swank’s clients in promoting the movie and TV show distributor’s features on campuses. Swank wrote: “The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater not only does a great job of creating a Facebook event for each of their showings, but they also include lots of relevant information on their posts—including all their other social media accounts." The Swank Toolkit is distributed as a tips and ideas resource guide for its campus clients nationwide.

Kudos to Benjamin Whitcomb, professor of music, whose tribute, “George Neikrug: Memories of a Legend,” was published in The Strad online magazine. Neikrug, a renowned teacher and cellist, died in 2019 at age 100. Whitcomb also will be a guest artist on Feb. 10 and 17 at a webinar hosted by the South Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and will present in two sessions at the ASTA Virtual Conference in March: “Common Problems of Young Cello Players and How to Fix Them,” and “Producing a Golden Tone the Phyllis Young Way.”
In the Media
Nicholas Gulig, assistant professor of languages and literatures, was among the finalists for Wisconsin Poet Laureate, a two-year post which that awarded to Milwaukee’s Dasha Kelly Hamilton, in a profile of Hamilton. Chippewa Herald

UW-Whitewater head men’s basketball coach Pat Miller and sophomore guard Trevon Chislom look forward to facing UW-Stevens Point at 7 p.m. at the Williams Center as Miller starts his 20th season with the Warhawks and teams resume spring sports while observing the COVID-19 protocols of their respective counties. WKOW.com

Scott Peters, professor in educational foundations, is the co-author with Karen Rambo-Hernandez of Texas A & M University of an op-ed. “What we owe kids who are ready to learn at a faster rate” challenges ways in which advanced learners are served in K-12 education and offers options to better respond to their needs. New York Daily News »

Upcoming Events
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Cooking demo
Learn three easy mug recipes you can make in your dorm or apartment! At 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, on UW-W Dining's Facebook page, we'll walk you through how to make new and easy recipes. For more information on this activity and to sign up, visit uww.edu/uc/things-to-do/warhawk-winterfest#tuesday-february-2. The first 100 people to sign up will receive a free mug and a free packet of ingredients for one recipe!
Global Experiences Fair.
Global Experiences Fair
The spring 2021 Virtual Global Experiences Fair is live Wednesday, Feb. 3. through Saturday, May 1. Students have the opportunity to learn about hundreds of opportunities in more than 50 countries. Programs vary in length from a week to a year. There are virtual, travel study, internships and service learning programs as well. Students will learn about funding options such as scholarships, grants and financial aid.

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String art workshop.
String art workshop
Roberta’s Art Gallery and UC Entertainment are hosting a String Art Workshop at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, on the UC’s Facebook Live page. This fun and free activity is a great way to decorate your residence hall room with some new art!
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Hypnotist David Anthony
Hypnotist David Anthony
At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, join UC Entertainment as they host Hypnotist David Anthony over Zoom and UC Entertainment’s YouTube Live! You don’t want to miss out on this chance to see David’s amazing show and to participate in his mind-blowing act.
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Warhawk Winterfest Bingo

Warhawk Alley, UC Entertainment, and Career and Leadership Development are hosting a virtual bingo night at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, over Zoom and BingoMaker. This activity will consist of six rounds of bingo, with more than $500 worth of prizes being given to winners, including Apple AirPods.
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Additional Events
Movie: The Photograph
Times vary, Feb. 3-6
Summers Auditorium
Student leagues start
Sunday, Feb. 7
Computer Science Colloquium
1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12
Notes for Campus
Counseling services available in Winther Hall

Need to talk to someone? Winther Counseling Services is available to provide individual and group counseling to enrolled students as well as community members. Our supervised counselors-in-training are available for in-person sessions (following university COVID-19 safety guidelines) in Winther Hall, Room 3004. Telebehavioral health counseling is an option as well. Please call 472-2842 to schedule an intake screening with one of our counselors.
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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.
Fairhaven Lecture Series.
Fairhaven Lecture Series

“No Passport Needed: From the U.S. to the World, Yesterday and Today” is the theme for this year's virtual spring lecture series. Join us at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, via Webex for "Patagonia: Building Resilience through Nature-Based Tourism" presented by Andrea Ednie, associate professor of kinesiology.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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National Wear Red Day is Feb. 5, 2021

Wear red on Feb. 5 and send your pictures to benefits@uww.edu to be featured in March’s Human Resources and Diversity Newsletter!

Take care of your heart and know your risks.
Notes for Students
Seeking focus group participants
First-or second-year students and Warhawk students of color, we need you! Our Instructional, Communication and Informational Technology and First Year Experience programs are forming focus groups to assess our TechQuest online training module to best serve all students, and there’s an added focus on how well the module is serving Warhawks who identify as students of color. The module is an online tutorial with an interactive tour of our technology on campus. The time commitment is about three hours.

For more information:
Focus Group Details and Consent form
TechQuest training module
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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 select "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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