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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Founders Day Awards Celebration
UW-Whitewater will honor the 2020-21 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and Outstanding Student Awards at a virtual celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17.
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John Chenoweth.
John Chenoweth named UW-Whitewater provost
Chancellor Dwight C. Watson announced the appointment of John Chenoweth as the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

“I am excited to take on this new role serving the broader university,” Chenoweth said. “The future is bright for both our Whitewater and Rock County campuses and I look forward to helping us deliver on our mission.”
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Mutope Johnson.
WHY I TEACH: Mutòpe Johnson
In WHY I TEACH, Mutòpe Johnson, a lecturer of art and design at UW-Whitewater, talks about how he encourages students to think about ideas in a very creative way.

“You don’t have to be an artist in order to think creatively. I find myself being a friend, counselor, professor. I think that we can be effective when you care. So that’s where I am. I care, and I know that students care.”
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Annmarie Lavorata.
Annmarie Lavorata named student speaker for 2021 spring commencement
The student speaker for 2021 Spring Commencement is Annmarie Lavorata, a communication major from Crystal Lake, Illinois. Throughout her time as a Warhawk, Lavorata says she has been surrounded by driven and creative people “who want to push you to be better.”
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UW-Whitewater athletic director finalists named
Chancellor Dwight C. Watson today announced four finalists for the position of director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

A 10-member search and screen committee, co-chaired by Greg Cook, interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Brenda Volk, softball coach in intercollegiate athletics, recommended the slate of finalists to Watson after a national search.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, for publishing the article "Robots as the Artificial 'Other' in the Workplace: Death by Robot and Anti-Robot Backlash" in the international journal Change Management.

Kudos to Bailey Gaffney, a marketing major from Dousman and marketing assistant at James R. Connor University Center, whose Wisconsin Food Trails blog is being picked up by travel sites including TrailBlazer Magazine, which writes: “Wisconsin Food Trails is the brainchild of the marketing department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater University Center as a way to get out and explore the areas surrounding UW-W, from Madison to Milwaukee.” TrailBlazer »

Kudos to Chamomile Harrison, a double major in English and psychology from Watertown, who has received a Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium Student Award for her work in “Feminist and Queer Theories.” Her work, “A Manifesta to Reclaim Myself” is featured on the UW-Madison Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium website. In addition to her double major, Harrison is earning a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies and working as an LGBTQ Peer Educator. A Manifesta to Reclaim Myself »

Kudos to Karla Saeger, assistant professor in curriculum and instruction, who has been recognized for scholarship and leadership by two national professional organizations. Saeger co-authored research that received Best Paper honors at the National Business Education Association Convention. She also received the 2021 Council of Business Teaching and Research Award for her outstanding leadership, scholarship and fostering cooperation among business education professionals.

Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who co-authored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Science Blog on April 5, "Stand-Down for Falls in Its 8th Year: Continuing Need to Prevent Falls in Construction in the U.S. and Internationally.” NIOSH Science Blog »
In the Media
Jasmine Hill, a social work major from Janesville, wrote a letter to the Janesville Gazette about the growing opioid crisis in Rock County. Hill urged more treatment and advocacy for individuals who suffer from opioid addictions to help reduce opioid-related deaths. She also advised the Rock County community to increase funding for current treatment programs and to educate people about encouraging friends and family members to get help with their addictions. Janesville Gazette »

Upcoming Events
Annual Spring Recognition and Awards Virtual Ceremony
Please join us in recognizing those who enhance and change the lives of people with disabilities at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. The Winners of the 2021 Awards are Elizabeth Watson, interim vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students, Eric Loepp, assistant professor of political science, Kirsten Mortimer, technology training specialist and Aaron Axelsen, LTC operations manager.
Second listening session for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students
The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology will host a second Webex listening session for UW-Whitewater students who identify as members of the AAPI community. This is going to be the last session for this semester. Your voices matter! Join us at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. Please sign up here. For more information, contact Akiko Yoshida at yoshidaa@uww.edu.
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Spring Finale Concert
UW-Whitewater faculty will perform a variety of works celebrating the power of music. Works include pieces by Mozart, Mazzoli, Turrin and more by performers: Mike Dugan, trombone, Matthew Onstad, trumpet, Leanne League, violin and MyungHee Chung, piano. Once tickets are purchased, the content will be available April 15-28.
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World Voice Day: vocal health celebration
Celebrate World Voice Day from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, as performers and professionals around the world celebrate the human voice. Michael Hammer, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, and Rachel Wood, assistant professor of music, are collaborating to host a special virtual World Voice Day Seminar focused on special considerations for a healthy speaking and singing voice. For more information, contact hammerm@uww.edu. Please feel free to join us!
Money Smart Scavenger Hunt.

Money Smart Month: GooseChase Scavenger Hunt

The Financial Literacy Department and the Andersen Library are hosting a Money Smart scavenger hunt on GooseChase during the month of April. Download the GooseChase app and enter the game code KKQXGE. Students have the opportunity to win more than $300 in prizes!
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Additional Events
Reusable Bag Decorating
11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14
Old Main Ballroom
Prairie Tour
5 p.m. Thursday, April 15
UW-Whitewater Nature Preserve
Notes for Campus

No Warhawk Weekly during Spring Break

There will not be an issue of Warhawk Weekly on Tuesday, April 20, over Spring Break. The campus-wide newsletter will resume publication on Tuesday, April 27.
Photo archive and campus identity available

Everyone on campus with a Net ID and password has access to UW-Whitewater's digital asset management tool (DAM). Along with beautiful photography, all identity materials, including logos, department descriptors and stationery, are available for download. You’ll find guidelines and tips for using the DAM here. Please contact University Marketing and Communications with questions.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshops
The UW-W NCBI Team, supported by Academic Affairs, is offering additional virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshops this semester. Visit https://www.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.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
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April Employer Sponsored Activity: Better without Booze

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, so you are encouraged to participate in a one-week challenge called Better without Booze. The purpose of the challenge is to go one week without drinking alcohol.
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Children’s Center celebrates Week of the Young Child
The Week of the Young Child is an annual, national celebration that focuses public attention on how we — as citizens of a community, state, and nation — will better meet the needs of all young children and their families. First established in 1971, the event recognizes that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. The Children’s Center is celebrating with various virtual activities: "Music Monday," "Tasty Tuesday," "STEM Wednesday," and "Artsy Thursday." As a culminating event for "Family Friday," families are invited to join their children for a picnic snack on the Roseman lawn (following COVID-19 safety protocols). In addition, a “Storywalk” is displayed on the Roseman lawn throughout the week. Please select the link below for a video message and proclamation from Erica Shepp, Naomi Rahn and Chancellor Watson.
In the Community

The Black Sheep.

Free spaghetti meal
Free spaghetti to-go meals will continue to be available during Spring Break! These meals are offered 5-5:30 p.m., every Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater. You may pick up the meal at the 133 S. Franklin Street entrance. If you need more than one meal to get you through the week, you are welcome to more meals.
Paving of Highway N
The Jefferson County Highway Department will be resurfacing County Highway N (N. Tratt Street in Whitewater) from Walton Drive to State Highway 106. The work is scheduled to begin the week of April 19. During construction, the roadway will be closed to through traffic, but access will be maintained to local residences and businesses, as well as emergency vehicles. A detour will be posted utilizing Business 12 (Main Street), State Highway 59, County Highway D and State Highway 106. The road will remain closed until approximately the middle of July, depending on the weather. Contact the Highway Department at 920-674-7265 with any questions.

Community Events and Resources
Whitewater City Market
4-6 p.m., Tuesdays in the parking lot next to the Depot Museum. The market will move to its regular location around the Depot and regular 4-7 p.m. hours starting in May.
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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