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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
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Center for Students with Disabilities celebrates 50 years
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Center for Students with Disabilities was founded a half a century ago, during the 1970-71 academic year.

From that founding, the center has worked with colleagues across campus to make our university a national leader in educating students with disabilities — a place where students of all abilities can find a community and fully participate in all aspect of education and university life while earning their degrees.
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WHY I TEACH: Logan Edwards
In WHY I TEACH, Logan Edwards, assistant professor of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, tells of wanting to be the same kind of mentor and role model he had in teachers and coaches.

He designs the diagrams he shows in class, and his lessons consider health from the perspective of mind, body and spirit. Edwards is fond of language and of quoting great thinkers, including Martin Luther King Jr. One of his favorite King quotes is “Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of education.”
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Summer sessions.
Summer course registration now open
These three- or six-week classes are a great way to earn up to 12 credits over the summer and stay on track to earn your degree in four years. Open to any college student. Sessions fill fast, especially the ones that are hardest to schedule during regular fall and spring terms. View the course schedule in WINS or contact Carrie Lencho at lenchoc@uww.edu with questions.
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19th annual UW System Symposium
The Office of Undergraduate Research Program is excited to host the 19th annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity that will be taking place virtually on April 28. This event will give university students from all over the state a platform to showcase their research and connect with other researchers. Register to present or attend at symposium.foragerone.com/uw-system-symposium/submission.
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Faculty and staff wellness incentive
Want to learn more about the $150 wellness incentive and how to navigate the new Web MD Website? At noon, Wednesday, March 10, a representative from StayWell will be doing a virtual demo on the new StayWell portal. See how to use it, have your questions answered, learn about the services and how to claim your $150 wellness incentive.
Women’s History Month
Message from Chancellor Watson
Hello Warhawk Community,

It is with much enthusiasm that we celebrate International Women’s History Month 2021. The theme for this year’s celebration is #Choosetochallenge. While we understand the historic struggles surrounding gender equity issues, UW-Whitewater chooses to challenge any barrier that prevents gender equity on our campus. At UW-Whitewater, we are poised to continue the long tradition of advocating and advancing gender equity and gender awareness. We celebrate the accomplishments of the many women who have made significant contributions to our university community.

I would personally like to thank you for the hard work of all women who are employed at our university and the women who attend this beloved institution. Your contributions are too many to name and we appreciate the inspiration, guidance and support that you all provide. We salute and honor you during this celebratory month!

In Community,
Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Chancellor
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Caitlyn Ryba, graduate student in Communication Sciences and Disorders, who has received the Most Promising Pediatric Clinician Award presented by Chicago Speech Language Therapy, LLC, and its founder Karen George, who launched the competitive award this year to benefit graduate student clinicians who already are making an impact in speech language pathology. Ryba will receive $500 from Chicago Speech Language Therapy with the award.
In the Media
Economics major Clayton Gallman and Professor of Economics Russ Kashian of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center, presented information on the seriousness of the housing shortage in Jefferson County last week at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Watertown Daily Times »

Kenny Yarbrough, associate vice chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, talks about his role as an equity officer at UW-Whitewater and how equity officers build community, improve communication, respond to crises and make organizations stronger, in this TMJ4 story on a new kind of CEO. TMJ4 »

Nadine Kriska, lecturer of biological science, spoke at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute virtual field day on “Dung Beetles – Free Labor for Healthy Pastures & Clean Water.” Kriska is a beetle taxonomist with a background in Wisconsin scarab beetles. There are several different types of dung beetles found in Wisconsin – rollers, tunnelers and dwellers she said. With farm management that promotes dung beetles you get improved soil-nutrient cycling, better soil structure, increased forage production and water infiltration. Agri-View »

Upcoming Events
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8th Annual Juried Global Photo Exhibition: Our Global Travelers in These Times
Roberta's Art Gallery is going live on the UC's Facebook page at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, as they host the artists behind their "8th Annual Juried Global Photo Exhibition: Our Global Travelers in These Times" exhibit! This discussion is a great way to learn more about the meaning behind these categories and the inspiration behind the photos.
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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.

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Mentalist Brian Ledbetter
Join UC Entertainment at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, as they host mentalist Brian Ledbetter over YouTube Live and Zoom for a live event! Brian gets amazing reviews whenever he performs.
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How Disinformation, Distraction, and the Heckler’s Veto Undermine Collective Thought
Join Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 30. Vaidhyanathan’s current project reflects major societal concerns related to the global media ecosystem. This virtual lecture is free and open to public.
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IMPACT'S 12th annual drag show

Impact's 12th annual drag show is coming your way! Mark your calendars for 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, because you won't want to miss this dungeons-and-dragons-themed experience! Tune in to this virtual show at uwwtv.housing.uww.edu.
Additional Events
Movie: Harriet
Times vary, March 10-13
Summers Auditorium
Dietitan Lunch & Learn Event
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, March 10
Drumlin Dining hall
Madness in March Bracket Challenge
All day, Monday, March 15
Warhawk Alley
Recent Merit Badges
Athletics merit
UW-Whitewater Softball Announces 2021 Roster
graduation merit
UW-Whitewater graduates students at 2020 winter commencement
arts excellence merit
UW-Whitewater stages digital production of "Antigone"
Notes for Campus
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Warhawk Weekly deadlines

Just reminder! We love your submissions and are excited to continue sharing the news and events from campus, but all submissions must abide by the deadline. All submissions need to be sent to news@uww.edu by noon, Thursday to appear in the following week's issue of Warhawk Weekly. Please include a brief description, an image and a link to more information.
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Sign up for workshops to explore diversity

Academic Affairs and the UW-W NCBI team is happy to announce the launch of our NCBI website! Please visit https://www.uww.edu/ncbi to sign up for workshops to explore diversity and allyship and provide opportunities for connection within and across differences. There are still spots available in the March 11 and March 19 workshops!
Nonprofit Management Career Speaker Series

The Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies will hold its Nonprofit Management Career Speaker Series 3:30-4:30 p.m., March 10, 24 and 31 at http://bit.ly/NPMCSS. The March 10 event focuses on careers in arts management and features Nathan Burkart, executive director of the Janesville Performing Arts Center and Anne Katz, executive director of Arts Wisconsin. The March 24 presentation focuses on careers in human needs and services, and March 31 on fundraising. See our Spring 2021 Career Speaker Series flyer for complete details and our Speaker Series Biographies page for information on Nathan Burkart and Anne Katz.
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Student book club

Sign up here to join the student book club to discuss the NEA Big Read book, The Latehomecomer, by Kao Kalia Yang. Books will be provided in mid-March at no cost to you. Discussion meetings will be 2-3 p.m., April 6, 13, and 27. Meetings will be via Webex in accordance with campus COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Broadcast email practice directive

The broadcast email practice directive has been updated. Changes include the inclusion of messages that significantly impact enrollment and compliance reminders, and moving the listing of emeriti and alumni obituaries to Warhawk Pride. The updated practice directive can be found at the link below.
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Mail services in the UC
Mail services available in the University Center
Information Services, located on the main level of the University Center, provides all your mailing needs including envelopes, boxes, stamps and USPS Priority Mailers. Already have your items packaged and ready to go? Information Services can take your USPS and UPS letters and packages, which are picked up every weekday at 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
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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.
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