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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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How serving students with disabilities became a priority mission at UW-Whitewater
After Paul Lauritzen arrived on the Whitewater State College campus in the fall of 1964 to start a special education program in its college of education, he soon found himself providing informal services for students with disabilities through the admissions office.

One day he took a call: “I have a student who uses a wheelchair. Can I admit them?” Lauritzen said yes — mostly on determination and faith that the campus would make that student their own.

50 years later, the Center for Students with Disabilities now serves more than 1,200 students a year.
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WHY I TEACH: Praveen Parboteeah
In Why I Teach, K. Praveen Parboteeah, a professor of management, talks about the resilience and integrity of his grandfather in his native Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, and his parents’ powerful influence as educators.
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WHY I TEACH: Megan Matthews
In WHY I TEACH, Megan Matthews, a senior lecturer of management, tells how her students view businesses as interlocking pieces. How does the marketing department affect accounting? How does human resources affect the supply chain?
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Nate Maddux.
WHY I TEACH: Nate Maddux
In WHY I TEACH, Nate Maddux, an assistant professor in the College of Integrated Studies at UW-Whitewater at Rock County, recalls how, at his high school in central Minnesota, he heard the future calling. The future, he noticed, spoke Spanish.
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Hawk Career Fair.
Get registered to meet with possible employers!
The next Hawk Career Fair takes place 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. This fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni from all majors and will focus on internships in sciences, human services, education, nonprofits and government. There will also be opportunities for summer employment.
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Help us welcome future Warhawks!
Have you noticed? Visits to campus are increasing. Prospective and admitted students and their families are eager to learn more about UW-Whitewater— and we're excited to welcome guests to both of our campuses throughout the spring.

Following EOC and CDC guidelines, campus tours and visits are occurring in a variety of formats to welcome high school juniors, seniors and transfer students. We encourage all of our campus colleagues to greet any guests with a friendly smile and to show them why it's great to be part of the Warhawk family. Learn more about daily tours and visits at uww.edu/admissions/tour.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Kirsten Mortimer, ICIT training specialist, who has been selected by Cisco Systems to give feedback from the higher education community as part of Cisco’s Webex Experts Program for 2021. Members of the program advise on Webex product development and innovation as users of the technology.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information and supply chain management, who will present with UW-Platteville Professor Mary Lenzl on their paper, “Integrating Humanistic Approaches and Information Technology for Expanding Imagination and Hope in a Pandemic Era,” at the University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional and Instructional Development Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning. Registration and information »

In the Media
What makes a great hole of golf? Where can you find that one idyllic place? Warhawks head golf coach Andrea Wieland and other top golfers and course designers each tell about one favorite hole they have played at a Wisconsin golf course. WisconsinGolf »

Scott Peters, professor of educational foundations, said a racial gap between gifted school children worsened by state in the U.S. between 2016 and 2018, in terms of their representation in advanced courses proportionate to student population. Peters is a source in a Hechinger Report story about a school district west of Chicago where parents won a discrimination lawsuit spurring, in part, fair access to advanced courses for gifted students of all races. The Hechinger Report »

Upcoming Events
Careers in the Nonprofit Sector Spring 2021 Speaker Series
The Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies will host its next discussion on human needs/human services organizations at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24 via https://bit.ly/NPMCSS. Anyone interested in human services organizations is invited to attend. Please reach out to us if you would like additional information.
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Bunny Bowl tournament
Hop on down to Warhawk Alley at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, for their annual Bunny Bowl tournament! For only a $5 admission fee, you can play five rounds of bowling for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

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IMPACT'S 12th annual drag show
It's drag show week! Join us at 6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, March 23, for Sam's makeup tutorial for your best drag show fashion looks. Impact's 12th annual drag show is 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25. This year's theme is Dungeons & Dragons!!
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Credit score speaker
Do you want to buy a nice car or rent your own place after graduation? Or buy a house someday? If so, you should care about your credit score! That number can have a big impact on your life, and you can take steps right now to help build a good credit score. Learn how from local on-campus expert, Emily Calhoun of the UW Credit Union at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30.
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DanceScapes ’21

DanceScapes ’21 makes its debut as the first dance-for-camera concert at UW-Whitewater. Featuring works from Artistic Director Barbara Grubel, professor of theatre and dance, and award-winning guest artist Li Chiao Ping, you can expect DanceScapes ’21 to be a showcase of unique talent built in our shared experience of this new digital age. Release: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30.
Additional Events
Dietitian Lunch & Learn Event
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24
Esker Dining Hall
Recent Merit Badges
Athletics merit
Nine From UW-Whitewater Track and Field Earn All-Region Honors
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UW-Whitewater names 2021 Greek chapter presidents
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UW-Whitewater faculty member leads student research team to Japan thanks to $25,000 grant award
Notes for Campus
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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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Winther Counseling Services

It's mid-semester, and around this time we might need a reminder to take care of our mental health. There are a variety of resources on campus to support you. Winther Counseling Services is open to students, faculty, staff and community members Monday-Thursday.
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Spring Diversity Forum Event Recordings

The recording of UW-Whitewater's 2021 Spring Diversity Forum is now available. If you missed the event, or would like a refresher, check out the link below to hear a conversation with Chancellor Watson and workshops on microaggressions, race and implicit bias.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Biometric Screening Wednesday, April 7

Get one step closer to earning your $150 wellness incentive! A free biometric health screening is being held on Wednesday, April 7, in the Kachel Center for employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

At the onsite screening, you’ll learn your measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL and total), triglycerides and glucose, and you can expect to be in and out in 20 minutes. You are required to wear a mask to your appointment. Register at www.webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin by clicking “Get Started” on the biometric screening card. Search zip code: 53190
Notes for Students
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Updated guidelines for food at campus events
Warhawks Return has been updated with guidelines for a selection of catered food under certain conditions for campus meetings, gatherings and events, including exceptions for student groups.
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Reproductive health and free STI testing

Did you know you can get free birth control, reproductive care, and STI testing through the FPOS program, even if you have private insurance?! You can apply today by calling University Health and Counseling Services at 262-742-1300.
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Get help from the Financial Literacy Center.
Free money management services
The Financial Literacy Center is available to provide personal finance and money management education to current students and the campus community. Whether you want to create a budget, learn to build and manage credit, make a plan to pay for your education or understand student loan repayment, the FLC is here to provide financial information and resources.
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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. If you are in need of extra meals because you are experiencing food insecurity (can’t afford food, are worried about finding your next meal) please call the Dean of Students Office at 262-472-1533 to speak with someone about your needs. MyMeals CARES is a program where My Meals may be added to your Hawk Card at no additional cost to you if you are in need.
  • 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.
  • 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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