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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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Warhawks protect Warhawks
Remember, it’s up to all of us to keep our university safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Warhawks protect Warhawks. View an important video message from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Artanya Wesley »

Schedule your COVID-19 testing
Safety continues to be our top priority, and testing is something we can all 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 the Whitewater campus and at Hyatt Smith Health Clinic Office on the Rock County campus. An appointment is required — and remember to bring your HawkCard.
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Meinerz impresses at UW-Whitewater’s NFL Pro Day
Warhawk football offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz was measured and tested and worked out in front of representatives from all 32 National Football League teams last week at UW-Whitewater's Pro Day held at the Williams Center and Perkins Stadium.
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UW-Whitewater to host state budget public hearing on April 9
The Joint Committee on Finance announced that UW-Whitewater is the first of three locations chosen for in-person public hearings on the next state budget.

The event, on Friday, April 9, will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. The location on campus will be announced in the coming days.

A virtual public hearing is also scheduled, and pre-registration will be required for the virtual hearing.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Alissa Santana, management major, and Benjamin Stuckey, a sophomore in the College of Integrated Studies, who placed first and second respectively for excellence in research communication at the WiSys Quick Pitch competition, where students must effectively communicate their projects in three-minute public presentations. Santana presented on “The Distinctiveness of Marketing and Fundraising to Latinx Arts Organizations,” and Stuckey presented on “Gene Expression of Antibiotic Bacteria.” WiSys is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing research from the UW System comprehensive campuses.
Kudos to Dan Stalder, professor of psychology, who presented a paper titled, “‘What’s Your Problem?’ The Role of Language and Empathy in Committing the Fundamental Attribution Error,” in February at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, co-authored by three independent study students: Christian Pecore, Josie Hammes, and Taylor Hammes.

In the Media
Greg Cook, interim provost, is interviewed with other administrators about in-person classes in 2020-21 and the outlook for reaching the UW System goal of 75% in-person classes in the 2021-22 academic year. The Capital Times »

The Entrepreneurship Program in the College of Business and Economics gives the top seven high school student teams a forum to test their business plans in the virtual UW-Whitewater Midwest High School Pitch Competition on March 17. Daily Jefferson County Union »

Warhawk Football player Quinn Meinerz is profiled on his football journey, which ledhim to participate in the NFL scouting combine. WAOW.com »

Upcoming Events
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There's a pot of gold in the UC!
Did you hear the news?!? There's a pot of gold hidden somewhere #InTheUC. If you find the pot of gold, make sure to take a selfie with it and text it to UC Info Services Desk at 262-458-4382 with your first and last name and UW-W email for a chance to be entered to win a prize. Pick up your free phone card holder at the Info Services Desk, just for participating! Make sure to be quick, as this contest only lasts until March 17. If you have any questions about this lucky contest, text the UC at 262-458-4382.
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Madness in March
Are you a college basketball fan looking to participate in a bracket tournament? Check out the Madness in March Bracket Challenge, hosted by Warhawk Alley and Rec Sports, by submitting your bracket via the IMLeague app from March 15-18! And make sure to stop by Warhawk Alley March 19-20 to take advantage of their $5 Madness in March glow bowl special!

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St. Patrick's Day themed meal
Join us for lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, for St. Patrick's Day favorites. Drumlin and Esker Dining Halls will be celebrating with corned beef and cabbage, vegetarian cabbage rolls, shephard's pie, O-Brien potatoes and more!
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Comics Unmasked
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, join UC Entertainment as they host comedians Kiry Shabazz, Matt Rife and Rob Haze for a special Comics Unmasked event over Zoom and YouTube Live! This free night of laughs is going to be one of the best this spring, as all these comedians are nationally known and have been praised by celebrities such as Jimmy Fallon and James Cordon!
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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: Wonder Woman 1984
Times vary, March 17-20
Summers Auditorium
Meet Your Chef Day: Matthew Austin
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, March 18
Esker Dining Hall
Notes for Campus
Student organization support series

Looking for help with your student organization management? Build your organization's skills capacity for success with these 30-minute support sessions via the Webex link below:
  • Fundraising in a digital environment: 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 23
  • Running for an org office: 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 30
  • Starting an organization: 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 13
Campus awards

Campus awards applications now open

UW-Whitewater’s campus awards ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 2. The ceremony is an annual tradition for recognizing and celebrating the achievements of our students, student organizations, faculty and staff. To learn more, to apply, or to nominate fellow UW-Whitewater individuals or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership during the 2020-2021 academic year, visit tinyurl.com/CampusAwards21. The deadline to apply is 8 a.m., March 22.
UW-Whitewater honored nationally for adult degree programs

UW-Whitewater has been recognized as one of Abound’s 2021 Top Adult Degree Programs, based on factors that are most important to non-traditional student: accessibility, affordability, acceleration, and advancement. The university is noted for flexible classes and services, affordable courses, a range of quality programs, and degrees that help students advance in their fields.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Gratitude and joy virtual workshop

Angie Alesci will be hosting a gratitude and joy virtual workshop 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. Participants will learn different strategies of gratitude, humor, joy and creative expression as practices for self-care and resiliency. Each participant will receive an activity kit. This workshop is the first in a series of three. Additional workshops:
  • Balancing Your Wheel: 12:30-2 p.m., June 23
  • Visualize Your Wellness: 12:30-2 p.m., November 10
Webex invites will be going out closer to the event, please watch your email for the announcement.
Notes for Students
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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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Bookstore t-shirt design contest

Win a $100 University Bookstore gift card and get your very own design featured in our store! All current students are encouraged to create a one- or two-color design based on this year's theme of perseverance. Submits your design to bookstore@uww.edu by Sunday, March 21. The winner will be announced Monday, March 29!
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Support for sexual assault and harassment
As a reminder, University Health and Counseling and New Beginnings are here for you if you need support regarding sexual assault and harassment. You can reach UHCS at 262-472-1305 and New Beginnings at 262-723-4653.
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 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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