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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Virtual Global Experiences Fair with mountains in the background.
Global Experiences Fair
The spring 2021 Virtual Global Experiences Fair is live now and runs 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 also learn about funding options such as scholarships, grants and financial aid.
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Tom Klubertanz.
WHY I TEACH: Tom Klubertanz
Tom Klubertanz, a professor in the College of Integrated Studies, talks about how his childhood sense of wonder for the natural world never left him. It became a pathway he followed to a life of teaching and scholarly research.
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Jim Mead.
Jim Mead, director of UWW-TV, creates a real-world lab for students. He puts them behind cameras, in front of cameras, in the control room and into the community to bring back stories to broadcast. Deadlines matter, results are expected — and Mead’s students deliver.
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Provost finalists named
Chancellor Dwight C. Watson announced five finalists for the position of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. The candidates will visit the university and participate in public forums, offering opportunities for faculty, staff, students and community members to learn about and interact with the finalists. More information on the format and the specific dates and times of the forums — as well as the mechanism for providing feedback on the candidates — will be shared soon.
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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 on 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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Women’s History Month Program:
Women in Leadership
The Women’s Issues Committee will recognize the contributions of 11 Women in Leadership honorees at the annual Women’s History Month Program at 4 p.m. Thursday, March, 11 via Webex.

This is the 16th in a series of annual receptions honoring women in leadership positions on the UW-Whitewater campuses. Each year, the “Women in Leadership” program highlights women in different kinds of leadership roles. This year's featured speaker will be Pilar Melero, professor of languages and literatures and program coordinator for race and ethnic studies.

Everyone is welcome to join and to show their appreciation for the Women in Leadership honorees!
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jaquilla Ross, lecturer of accounting, for being appointed to the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin's board of directors. Ross also owns and operates Ross Financial, LLC, an accounting firm in Milwaukee. BizTimes »

Kudos to Jodi Simek, international students and scholar services coordinator, for a series she created to train staff from the offices on campus who contribute to international student success. Simek received an honorable mention for best practices from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for her International Education Alliance Workshop Series. Among the campus partners who work with international students at UW-Whitewater are the offices of International Students and Scholars, Admissions, LEARN Center, Global Experiences, Human Resources, English Language Academy, and Enrollment and Retention.

Kudos to Lei Xu, assistant professor in strategic management and entrepreneurship, who is the lead author with co-authors Juan Ling (Georgia College and State University) and Haemin Dennis Park (University of Texas at Dallas) of a new article in the Journal of Small Business Management entitled "Founding team homogeneity and network positioning: The moderating role of environmental and organizational factors.”
In the Media
Evelyn Cortes, a junior in early childhood education, is featured in a story on the Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Program in Beloit to encourage education graduates from Beloit to teach in their hometown. “People from here (in Beloit) have seen me grow, and I think giving back to the community will be great,” said Cortes, in the article. Beloit Daily News »

Upcoming Events
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Antigone by Sophocles
In the final chronological installment of the tale of Oedipus and his offspring, Antigone is torn between the laws of gods and men when she is forbidden from giving her fallen brother a proper burial. Tickets are available through March 8 and content will be available for viewing through March 14.
Woman singing.
Music Mosaics Series
In "A Night at the Opera," UW-Whitewater voice and piano faculty will perform favorite arias from operas by Handel, Mozart, Wagner, Strauss, Thomas, Massenet, Donizetti, Puccini, Stravinsky, and more. Today is the last day to purchase tickets, and content will be available for viewing through March 15.

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Live music with Will Cullen
Join UC Entertainment at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, as they host Warhawk Will Cullen, communication major, over YouTube Live and Zoom for a free, live music event! With more than 11.9 million likes on TikTok, you won't want to miss seeing him perform!
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Glow Bowl in Warhawk Alley
We’re turning on the black lights! Join us from 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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Funk Club Wagon with band members on stage.

Funk Club Wagon

The FUNK WAGON makes an official stop at the Young Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6. This concert features music from classic funk artists such as James Brown, Dr. John and Prince and can be experienced in-person or virtually.
Additional Events
Movie: The Miracle Season
Times vary, March 3-6
Summers Auditorium
Resume Doctor & Career Readiness
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3
Sunday Funday
Sunday, March 7
Warhawk Alley
Notes for Campus
Make your voice heard.

Campus climate survey

UW System is emailing a survey to students to better understand the campus climate. By taking this survey and sharing your perspectives, you will be entered into a random incentive drawing. 120 lucky respondents will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and one lucky respondent will receive a free parking pass for the 2021-22 academic year.
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2021 Cisco/Presidio Teaching with Technology Honorarium

The 2021 Cisco/Presidio Teaching with Technology Honorarium is a recognition that will be awarded to an instructor who displays an outstanding commitment to leveraging learning technologies to solve common teaching challenges and increase student success. Finalists for this award need to be willing to present an interactive virtual session at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Applications are due by Friday, March 5.
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Digital mental health app

Feeling stressed? Anxious? Sad? If you're looking for tips on handling stress and anxiety, improving sleep, building resilience and managing low moods, UW System has given you free access to the SilverCloud digital mental health app. SilverCloud uses evidence-based therapies to help you with your mental health, 24/7. Set goals, track moods and explore additional modules on financial well-being, grief and relationship tips.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Wellness WINGO

The Wellness Team is happy to announce that our third annual WINGO event will be launching on March 5. This year we will be focusing on all-around wellness of your physical and mental well-being. To sign up, please email benefits@uww.edu to request your WINGO card!
Notes for Students
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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.
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Text the UC

University Center Information Services is available for your campus and community questions and text messages daily, Monday through Saturday. Do you need help navigating campus resources? Contact UC Information Services at 262-472-1170 or text the UC at 262-458-THEUC, or 262-458-4382.

Hours available to respond:
Mon.-Thurs.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Life after COVID-19: a confidential support group
If you've had COVID-19, are feeling the stigma or want to connect with other survivors, consider joining this new support group. Starting Monday, March 8, 1:30-3 p.m., via Webex, hospitalized and non-hospitalized survivors are welcome to discuss and share their experience with others.

If you’re interested or have questions about attending, email Becca at HarrisRL05@uww.edu.
In the Community

Cupcakes with white frosting and flowers.

Wanted! Four more cupcake bakers!
Cupcakes have been a longtime tradition at the annual gala Studio 84, which was founded by Deborah Blackwell '08, and 2021 will be no different. A springtime cupcake battle will be part of the fun! Since spring is a time of new growth and renewal, the theme is "Re-leaf." Entry deadline is Friday, April 2.
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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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