UW-Whitewater logo
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
Two students study together in the library.
UW-Whitewater launches a new major in legal studies
Beginning in fall 2021, UW-Whitewater will offer a major tailored to students who have their sights set on law school or careers in legal professions. The new legal studies major, housed in the Department of Political Science, includes coursework on constitutional law, gender and law, ethics, legal writing and research and a required legal internship.
Read more
Teresa Faris sits on a table in the jewelry lab.
Why I Teach: Teresa Faris
In WHY I TEACH, Teresa Faris, professor of art and design, talks about “making makers” in her metalsmithing and jewelry design courses.

“I chose to teach because I believe in storytelling through objects. I believe that barriers are broken and connections are made when we participate in an activity with a lineage that is as old as humans,” said Faris.
Read more
Woman sits at a desk holding a tablet.
Amos Malone: a story of Warhawk success
Criminology alumnus and recent graduate Amos Malone earned three degrees at UW-Whitewater. While the first-generation student struggled at first, the inspiration and support he received — from his fellow fraternity members to professors who lit the fire for his passion for criminal justice and criminology — gave him the tools and the confidence he needed to thrive in college, to be successful professionally and to give back by helping to pave the way for future criminology students.
Read more
More than $4 million in emergency COVID-19 financial assistance coming
A second round of federally supported financial assistance is on its way as part of the recently authorized Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. UW-Whitewater’s share of HEERF II emergency student support is $4,084,887. This funding will be used to continue to address the additional financial burden many students are facing.
Read more
College Factual ranks UW-Whitewater in top 10% of best schools for nontraditional students in the nation
From the Adult Student Welcome through graduation, UW-Whitewater supports and recognizes students with pre-enrollment advising, scholarships for adult learners, dedicated student services coordinator, resources for veteran students, on-campus childcare, annual awards including outstanding adult learner and outstanding faculty CARE award for serving adult students, and Nontraditional Student Week.
Read more
Reminder for those planning to travel
As students, staff and faculty across the UW-Whitewater campuses consider traveling, including their plans for spring break (April 19-23), the Emergency Operations Committee reminds campus that the following protocols are still in place, based on the CDC’s current travel recommendations under COVID-19:
  • Get tested for COVID-19 before you travel and immediately when you return, especially if you plan on returning to campus
  • Do not travel if you are COVID-positive
  • While on vacation, continue to take precautions:
    • Wear a face covering
    • Avoid crowds
    • Maintain a 6-foot distance from others
    • Wash your hands frequently with hand sanitizer or soap/water
Those traveling outside of the U.S. should allow for extra time to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to the U.S., as currently required by the CDC.

Those with questions should visit Warhawks Return or contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 262-472-1362 or covid19info@uww.edu.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to the public relations and communication programs in the College of Arts and Communication, whose outstanding work has earned UW-Whitewater a place on the inaugural 2021 Education A-List from PR News. The 35 public and private colleges and universities are honored for the learning options they create to advance the careers of PR and communications professionals and to adapt to changing needs. Also among the 2021 Education A-List schools are Georgetown University, Howard University, Johns Hopkins, Purdue and UW-Oshkosh. PR News »

Kudos to S‐A Welch, professor of communication, whose co-authored article, “Development of relationship stage measures,” published in Communication Quarterly, has been read more than 4,000 times by people in eight different countries.
Upcoming Events
African American Heritage Celebration graphic.
African American Heritage Celebration
Join us virtually at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, for a Cultural Heritage event celebrating African Americans We will raise awareness about the importance of Black history, the challenges faced by minorities today, and how we can promote cultural inclusion and advocate for the black community.
Read more
Comedian LeClerc Andre graphic.
Laugh it up with comedian LeClerc Andre
At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, join UC Entertainment over Zoom and YouTube Live as they host comedian LeClerc Andre! This free event, guaranteed to make you laugh your socks off, is the perfect way to take a study break. Tune in via YouTube or sign up to be in the virtual audience!

Read more
Elias Jade Not Afraid virtual public lecture
Elias Jade Not Afraid is an award-winning Apsaalooké bead artist who is a bright light in the world of young Indigenous beaders and artists revolutionizing beadwork. Most recently featured in Vogue Magazine, Elias Jade Not Afraid will present a virtual public lecture to UW-Whitewater students and the community at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Meeting link
Money Smart on a purple background.
Money Smart Speaker series
According to multiple cybersecurity organizations, more than 30 percent of higher education breaches are likely due to students falling victim to email scams, misuse of social media, or other careless activity. Learn how to protect yourself with Brian Dennis, director of the Cybersecurity Center for Business, at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, via Webex.
Read more
Operation: Job Ready Veterans.

Connecting veterans with employers

Operation Job Ready Veterans, a nonprofit organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of veterans, is hosting an event on campus from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Veterans Lounge located in Andersen Library. Alumnus Ryan Lonergan, a veteran, will be conducting resume, interviewing and job searching workshops at college campus for student veterans, dependents and spouses on campus.
Additional Events
Movie: Just Mercy
Times vary, Feb. 17-20
Summers Auditorium
Meet Your Chef Day: Bill Klopp
Thursday, Feb. 18
Hawk Career Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Notes for Campus
Leadership webinar graphic.

Webinar: Leadership and Resilience in Times of Public Emergency

The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership hosts this webinar, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, that will explore the centrality of leadership, and especially presidential leadership, in terms of public emergencies.
Zoom registration
Assessment day presentations available soon for viewing

Assessment Day presentations will be available for viewing Feb. 22-24. Please share in the hard work, dedication and success of faculty, staff and students by viewing and commenting on their assessment projects. Prizes will be awarded for Best Use of Data, Most Innovative Project, Most Interesting Results, Best Collaboration and Biggest Campus Contribution. When commenting, indicate which award you feel the presentation most deserves.
Read more
Reservation graphic.
Single room reservations available in the UC

Feeling the need to get out of your room and study somewhere new? If you need a new spot, check out UC Reservations! Single room reservations are available this semester, meaning that you can check out a room just for yourself. This is perfect for those who need a change of scenery for that big test, are hungry for some alone time, or just want somewhere quiet to read.
Make a reservation

Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness woordle

Get to know KEPRO the new EAP Provider

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides you and members of your household with confidential resources to address personal or work-related. The EAP may also assist with legal/financial situations or help with work-life balance. Services are provided at no cost to you and members of your household. You do not need to be enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program to use the EAP services.
View presentation
Notes for Students
Student at the podium in graduation cap and cown.
Apply to be student speaker
All students who are graduating in May 2021 are welcome to apply to be a commencement speaker. The deadline to apply is noon, Wednesday, March 10. Please contact Mickey Topp and Sarah Olin at empower@uww.edu with any questions.
UC blog graphic.
UC Blog: Interview questions you should always ask

As your college career continues, interviewing for your dream job or internship can be intimidating. Check out this blog from the UC for a list of suggested questions that you should be asking the interviewer.
Read more
Student job openings on campus
Warhawks, did you know there are open student positions on campus? Check out Handshake for opportunities from departments such as First Year Experience, the University Center, Career and Leadership Development and more!
In the Community

Apples, water and milk in a paper bag.

Looking for good free food?
There are several options — on and off campus — for free food in Whitewater.
  • Free to-go spaghetti meals are offered 5-5:30 p.m., every Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater. 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.
  • Warhawk 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 insecurity.
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.
UW-Whitewater logo
uw whitewater facebook uw whitewater instagram uw whitewater twitter uw whitewater youtube