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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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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Earth Month events
April is just around the corner, which means UW-Whitewater Sustainability's month-long calendar of events in celebration of the 51st anniversary of Earth Day is here! This year we are proud to partner with Whitewater Student Government's Sustainability Week to offer a variety of events, featuring a Wellness in the Prairie Event to kick things off on Saturday, April 3. Other events include a film showing, plastic bag crochet workshop, litter pickup, and much more! Event details can be found on the Sustainability website.
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Longtime counselor with CSD helps students see their abilities
Graciela Colin-Dealca, senior counselor in the Center for Students with Disabilities, sees journeys of discovery happening every day from her vantage point at the center, which is housed in the Andersen Library on the UW-Whitewater campus.
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Graduating this spring?
Get ready for your special day by ordering your graduation regalia through the UW-Whitewater Bookstore. We also have diploma frames and alumni apparel to celebrate your great achievement! Visit us on Facebook and Instagram @uwwbookstore.
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UW-Whitewater announces plans for spring 2021 commencement
The spring 2021 commencement at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be held in a hybrid format, allowing graduates an opportunity to cross the stage in cap and gown and receive their degrees in person, and providing the speeches, music and other traditional elements in a virtual format. About 1,775 students from both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses are expected to participate.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Ozalle Toms, assistant vice chancellor of Student Diversity, Engagement and Success, who has been selected to participate in the 2021 Emerging Leaders Program by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Toms will be part of a cohort of leaders from 29 different AASCU institutions who will participate in the nine-month training on leadership, networking, creating community and more. The program also includes mentoring for participants as they produce a project.

Kudos to Michael Hammer, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, who has received a $50,000 Pilot Project Program Grant from the Dystonia Coalition, a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health. His team currently is focused on non-invasive techniques to elucidate how motor and sensory cortical mechanisms underlie voice disorders in people with laryngeal dystonia, which is characterized by spasms of the voice box (larynx).

Kudos to Felicity Knabenbauer, UW-Whitewater at Rock County liberal arts major, who received second place in the 2021 Short Fiction Writing Contest sponsored by Sigma Kappa Delta. Knabenbauer will receive a $150 prize, and her short story “Thomas Brown” will be published in the 2021 issue of Sigma Kappa Delta’s literary journal Hedera Helix. Sigma Kappa Delta is the English Honor Society for two year colleges.

Upcoming Events
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DanceScapes '21 debuts
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.
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Careers in the Nonprofit Sector Spring 2021 Speaker Series
The Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies will host its final spring 2021 session of the Careers in the Nonprofit Sector Speaker Series at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, at https://bit.ly/NPMCSS. The topic is Careers in Fundraising and our panelists include Megan Hartwick, executive director of the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties, and Jonathan Lord, chief development officer for Milwaukee PBS. Anyone interested in fundraising, is invited to attend. More information is available on the Careers in the Nonprofit Sector flyer, and on the fundraising biographies page.
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Magician Brian Miller
At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1, tune with UC Entertainment as they host a free event with magician Brian Miller. Brian has been recognized all over the world for his amazing magic tricks, making this one event that you don't want to miss! Sign up via the button below to be in the virtual audience, or tune in over YouTube Live!
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Listening Session for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Students
This submission has been updated with the date and link to the Webex event. Every day, we hear more about hate crime against Asian communities. How are you feeling? What are you concerned about? What are you experiencing? What struggles are you going through? What do you want us to do to make our campus and community safer and more equitable for you to live, learn, and thrive? We want to understand. Attend our session and share your voices. The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology will host a Webex listening session for all UW-Whitewater students who identify as Asian, Asian American and/or Pacific Islander. Join us at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1. Please sign up here. For more information, contact Akiko Yoshida at yoshidaa@uww.edu
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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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Additional Events
Credit score speaker
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Bunny Bowl Tournament
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31
Warhawk Alley
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Dining Dollars deadline
Thursday, April 1
Meet Your Chef Day: Andrew Ruehmer
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1
Drumlin Dining Hall
COMPSCI Job Interview Workshop
10-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 2
Notes for Campus
Summer session.

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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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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Sign up for free workshops to explore diversity

The UW-Whitewater NCBI Team, supported by Academic Affairs, is offering four more virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops this semester! Please visit uww.edu/ncbi to sign up for a workshop to explore diversity and allyship and as well as opportunities for connection within and across differences. There are still spots available in the April 9 and April 16 workshops!
Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Take Care of Yourself. Get Rewarded For It!

Even though the Well Wisconsin experience is new this year, the reward remains the same. Complete these three activities by Oct. 8, 2021, to earn a $150 Well Wisconsin gift card*:
  • HEALTH ASSESSMENT: Complete WebMD ONE’s 10-minute questionnaire.
  • HEALTH CHECK: Complete one of the following health checks: Biometric screening, dental exam or one coaching session.
  • WELL-BEING ACTIVITY: Complete one of the many activities WebMD has to offer, including Daily Habits, well-being challenges, health coaching and more.
Not eligible for rewards? Well, you’re still eligible for improved well-being. You can still benefit from well-being activities like challenges and daily habits campaigns. And you can still join us at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin to take bold steps toward improved well-being.
StayWell webinar on new website
Notes for Students
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Warhawk Success Closet
The Warhawk Success Closet provides students access to free professional and business-appropriate attire. Stop by between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday or by appointment. The closet is located in Career and Leadership Development in the University Center, room 146.
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Student Choice Voting

We want to know what you're hungry for! Vote online to tell us what you want on the menu on Tuesday, April 6. Voting is open now through April 2, and the winning menus will be served in Esker and Drumlin Dining Halls.
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Housing fair
Join the Whitewater Student Government and local landlords at the Spring 2021 Virtual Housing Fair, April 5 through April 9. Students can view informational videos for rentals in or near Whitewater by visiting this virtual event, visit tinyurl.com/21WWHousing after April 5. Students who graduated high school after 2020 are not eligible to live off-campus during the 2021-2022 academic year unless they have been approved for a housing exemption. If students are unsure about their housing exemption status, they should visit contact University Housing Room Assignments.
Finalists named for Director of Academic Advising and Exploration Center
Three finalists have been named for the position of Director of Academic Advising and Exploration Center. Links to the open forums and feedback forms are below. Candidate resumes will be posted at: https://www.uww.edu/enrollment-and-retention

Michelle Gross, Director of Academic Advising,
Cardinal Stritch University
Open Forum: 10–10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 1
Webex Event: https://uww.webex.com/uww/onstage/g.php?MTID=e506fb3b85e955e51c7e550d2f065bf46
Feedback form: http://uwwhitewater.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sB1hRWHI3IzhZQ

Michael Lango, former Director of Strategic Planning and Support,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Open Forum: 10–10:45 a.m. Friday, April 2
Webex Event: https://uww.webex.com/uww/onstage/g.php?MTID=e07c6b565bb3f9e9fbab3094fd7564399
Feedback form: http://uwwhitewater.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0U0NpP0yEZGOTEa

Melissa Lantta, Registrar,
Blackhawk Technical College
Open Forum: 10–10:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 7
Webex Event: https://uww.webex.com/uww/onstage/g.phpMTID=e85e88d7a9bfaf70cde3e5b74e1aaba73
Feedback form: http://uwwhitewater.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ems9Xnr5B75eBnw
In the Community

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Take-and-make craft kits
The Whitewater Public Library offers a new take-and-make craft kit every week! Just stop by the library, located at 431 West Center Street, grab your kit, and follow along with the craft video! Craft videos can be found on the library Facebook page or YouTube channel.
  • April 5th - Craft for adults
  • April 12th - Craft for kids
  • April 19th - Craft for adults
  • April 26th - Special Arbor Day Craft
  • May 3rd - Special World Migratory Bird Day Craft

Wanted! Four more cupcake bakers!
Cupcakes have been a longtime tradition at the annual gala for 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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