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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
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Get registered to meet with possible employers!
The Hawk Career Fair will take place virtually on Handshake across three days. This week's fair, from 2-6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, is open to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni from all majors. Specific majors that are encouraged to attend this date include accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, business analytics, information technology, computer science, media arts and game development, art and graphic design.
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College of Business and Economics earns AACSB accreditation for accounting
The UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics has earned accounting accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for schools of business.
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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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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jennifer Betters-Bubon, associate professor in counselor education, who received the Professional Writing Award from the Wisconsin School Counseling Association (WSCA) at the 56th WSCA conference. Betters-Bubon’s research and writing has helped guidance counselors use Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), which provides a framework for problem-solving and decision-making in educational systems. Betters-Bubon is a co-author of “Making MTSS Work,” and “The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.”

Kudos to Jodi Simek, senior coordinator for international student scholars, who has been appointed as a Regulatory Ombudsman on the regional leadership team of NAFSA: Association for International Educators. In the position, she will be a voice for issues and concerns from NAFSA Region 5, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan with 800 members representing more than 250 institutions.

Kudos to Anneke Lisberg, associate professor in biological sciences, and Stephen Levas, assistant professor in biological sciences and geography, geology and environmental Science, and their colleagues and students in the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation program (WiscAMP). The program last week received a Regents Diversity Award from the UW System Board of Regents. WiscAMP supports summer research programs at System campuses with grants to help underrepresented students complete degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, expanding the talent pool in those fields.

Kudos to Eric Loepp, assistant professor in political science, for sharing ideas on successful online course design in a column in Faculty Focus, “What Students Want: A Simple, Navigable LMS Course Design.” Loepp discusses using learning management system software to create a learning hub for the class. “It (LMS) can—and should be more than it is,” he said. Faculty Focus »

Kudos to Hannah Keziah Agustin, film studies major, for being named a 2021 Kundiman Fellow and attending the 17th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. The annual festival offers six days and evenings of extraordinary workshops, talks on craft, Q&A, panel discussions, readings, and social events with award winning-faculty and special guests. Each fellowship recipient is an outstanding poet who benefit from, and contribute to, participation in the workshop.

In the Media
Kenny Yarbrough, associate vice chancellor of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Success, comments along with UW-System President Tommy Thompson on a System initiative to reach high school students, especially underrepresented students and students who would be first-generation college students. Five UW System schools, including UW-Whitewater, will place counselors in targeted high schools to support students who want to attend college at a UW System campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel »

Rob Boostrom, associate professor of marketing, takes on the topic of Valentine’s Day on a panel of leading consumer studies scholars interviewed by Wallethub for a consumer spending survey about Valentine’s Day. Wallethub.com »

Upcoming Events
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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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Blue Through Brown Eyes Reception
Roberta's Art Gallery and Artist Mutope Johnson, lecturer of art and design, are hosting the virtual reception for "Blue Through Brown Eyes: The Art of Mutope Johnson" at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10. This free event, which will be hosted on the UC's Facebook page, is a great way to hear about the inspiration behind these pieces from the artist themselves.

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Nia Mooney Spoken Word Event
Join UC Entertainment at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, as they host fellow Warhawk, Nia Mooney, social work major, for a Spoken Word event over Zoom and YouTube Live. This event is in honor of Black History Month and is a great way to show your support for the Warhawk campus community.
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Glow Bowl
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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Sunday Funday

Happy Sunday Funday, Warhawks! Stop by Warhawk Alley on Sundays for $4 per person for two hours of unlimited billiards or $4 per person for one hour of bowling. HawkCards and reservations are required.
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Additional Events
Movie: 42
Times vary, Feb. 10-13
Summers Auditorium
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Happy Valentine's week, Warhawks!

Feeling festive? Stop by Hyatt Smith Commons and make a valentine of your own or use the examples that we share at the table. We'll be here all week!
Shuttle Service
The Warhawk Shuttle provides free transportation between campuses for all faculty, staff and students.

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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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P.E.A.C.E documentary schedule

This semester, the student group P.E.A.C.E. (Peace, Education, Activism, through Creative Engagement) will continue to show free monthly documentary films, addressing various issues of public concern and to educate students and the community. The films shown are related to many social, political and environmental issues that surround us as a community and also on a global level.
UW-Whitewater's yearbook collection available for viewing: 1909-1991

The Minneiska, which was published as UW-Whitewater's yearbook from 1909-1991, is now available for viewing as a collection. These yearbooks documented students, faculty, activities and campus organizations as the institution grew from the Whitewater Normal School to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Well-being webinars

To live well, it is important to take care of the different areas of your well‐being. One of the ways you can take care of yourself is by building your knowledge through webinars. Below is a selection of well‐being webinars that are available to help you stay on track! Most of the webinars require registration, last approximately 60 minutes and all are listed in Central Standard Time (CST).
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In the Community

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Looking for good free food?
There are several options — on and off campus — for free food in Whitewater.
  • 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.
  • Due to the COVID-19 relief bill, full-time students with a zero EFC or federal work study eligibility can receive food stamps at access.wisconsin.gov.
  • The Community Space at 834 E Milwaukee Street in Whitewater offers a variety of food.
  • UW-Whitewater's food pantry is open 2-5 p.m., every Tuesday and Wednesday in Drumlin, Room 143.
  • If you need extra meals on campus, contact Andrew Browning, student life coordinator, at browningAR29@uww.edu or 262-472-1533 for 25 free meal swipes.
  • The Warhawk Emergency Fund helps students stay in college by helping to ease financial burdens such as food insecurities.
Community Events and Resources
Whitewater City Market
10 a.m. 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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