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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Thor Manson.
Recent graduate is UW-Whitewater’s first Truman Scholar — a national honor
Thor Manson, an Army veteran who enrolled at UW-Whitewater after serving in Iraq, is the first Warhawk to be named a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Manson, who joins 61 other graduates from Stanford, Howard, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Notre Dame and other institutions in winning a 2021 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation award for graduate studies, will attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., this fall.
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Quinn Meinerz.
Quinn Meinerz Selected by Denver Broncos in 2021 NFL Draft
Offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz was taken 98th overall in the third round of the 2021 National Football League Draft by the Denver Broncos. Meinerz, a guard for the Warhawks 2017-19, is UW-Whitewater's highest NFL Draft Pick in program history.
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Cinco de Mayo.
Happy Cinco De Mayo week!
Join us for a week-long semana de diversión! Latinos Unidos and Student Diversity, Engagement and Success are hosting several events to share Mexican customs and traditions in honor of Cinco De Mayo, including games, a lecture series and a cookout celebration in Starin Park.
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Congratulations to the 2021 Faculty and Academic Staff Awardees!
Please join us in congratulating the winners for the 2021 Faculty and Academic Staff Awards, which were announced at last week’s Chancellor’s Chat!
  • Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award: Nomsa Gwalla-Ogisi
  • Outstanding Research Award: David Welsch
  • Faculty Service Award: David Simmons
  • University Faculty/Staff Academic Advising Award: Carmen Rivers
  • Everett and Ellen Long Award for the Advancement of General Education: Trudi Witonsky
  • Excellence Award for Instructional Academic Staff: Lynn DuPree
  • Excellence Award for Non-Instructional Academic Staff: Krista Kim
These individuals will be celebrated and honored for their outstanding contributions at a virtual luncheon with Chancellor Watson and Interim Provost Cook. We are Warhawk proud!
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who participated as a judge of research presented at the General Donald R. Keith Memorial Capstone Virtual Conference in the United States Military Academy at West Point on April 29. The conference is a regional conference for the Society for Systems and Industrial Engineering.

Kudos to the UW-Whitewater Forensics Team for its successful virtual forensics season. Over the course of the unique season the team earned more than 120 individual and team awards, including 12 tournament championships. Members of the team include: Nicole Carter, Alexis Zello, Mykayla Kuhn, Nicole Eithun, Caryana Dominguez, Kolden Severson, Abby Frey, Angie Carchesi, Kensington Narkis, and Amanda Eaton. Senior Nicole Carter wrapped up her career with a bang, advancing to the national finals (top six) in Impromptu Speaking at the National Speech Championship in March, and qualifying for the oldest forensics tournament in the nation, Interstate Oratory, which brings together the top two persuasive speakers from each state.

Kudos to Jimmy Peltier, professor of marketing and chair of the Department of Marketing, who was named among the most active, influential and impactful contributors in marketing education in a 40-year retrospective review by the Journal of Marketing Education.

Kudos to Tara Liegel, a finance and marketing major, who received a Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Zonta Scholarship. The award honors women pursuing a business program at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field.

Kudos to the Warhawk Women's Bowling Team for moving forward to nationals. The Warhawks will compete at the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships for the first time since the 2016-17 season. This year's ITC is scheduled for May 5-8 at Spectrum Entertainment Complex in Wyoming, Michigan. Read more »

Kudos to Andy Yu, associate professor of management, who co-edited a book, "Innovation, Growth, and Succession in Asian Family Enterprises," which was published as part of the Johns Hopkins University Series on Entrepreneurship published. The scope and depth of family business research have been quickly expanding in the last two decades. This book presents cutting-edge studies examining the impacts of the external environment and internal family conditions on the innovation, growth, and succession of family enterprises in Asia.

Kudos to Greg Iaccarino, career counselor with Career and Leadership Development, who received the 2021 Mentor of the Year Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Iaccarino was honored by NACE for demonstrating valuable leadership, advising and service to students with their career development and goals. NACE provides information on the employment trends of college students, forecasts hiring and trends in the job market, and identifies best practices and benchmarks for the career development field.

Women's golf team
Kudos to the Warhawk Women’s Golf Team, who claimed its fourth straight conference title and sixth overall on the third and final day of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. UW-Whitewater is the only program in WIAC history to win four consecutive conference championships. Read more »
In the Media
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Rapture” is an essay by Hannah Keziah Augustin, a junior majoring in film studies and English, published on the arts, culture and politics website Guernica. Augustin writes of the biblical story of judgment as an allegory for the experience of leaving behind life in the Philippines when her family came to live in the U.S. She writes, "What I feared most was suffering through judgment in the absence of everyone I loved." Guernica »

Josh Kapfer, associate professor of biological sciences, talks about increased beaver activity along the Rock River in Janesville. City parks employees first began noticing gnawed trees along the bike trail. The second-largest rodent on earth has felled trees and built dams in the area but has not caused any flooding. Kapfer says that beavers are one of the few animals that can massively and intentionally reconfigure the landscape around them. Janesville Gazette »

Upcoming Events
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Warhawk Alley and UC Entertainment's 48-Hour Trivia is now open on Kahoot! There are more than $350 in prizes being given away, but it's only open to the first 100 participants, so head over to Warhawk Alley's website via the link below for the game pin!
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Commencement Cap Decorating Workshop
Calling all graduating Warhawks! Roberta's Art Gallery is hosting their Commencement Cap Decorating Workshop now through Thursday, May 6. This free workshop will be held on the UC North Mall from noon-2 p.m. each day. All supplies are provided for this event, so make sure to stop by!
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Cinco de Mayo: Walking Tacos
Join us at the campus food trailer (outside the University Center by Minneiska Springs) 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, for walking tacos!
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Hayden Childress.
Decisions, Decisions: CLA Virtual Presentation
Join UW-Whitewater and CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) virtually 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, for an interactive look at the difficult decisions that you face as a student and beyond: selecting a major, selecting your first internship or job and moving through your career. You'll also learn more about CLA and the opportunities they have for UW-Whitewater students and have the opportunity to network with their current employees.
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Free car maintenance workshop

Learn when to perform specific car maintenance tasks including changing the oil and filters, checking the tire pressure and much more. This class helps you be a more educated consumer so you can protect your investment. Questions are encouraged, so come prepared to learn maintenance in a way you never have before. Register in advance for this virtual event, held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13.
Additional Events
End of Semester Cookout Bash
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 6
Drumlin and Esker Dining Hall
Spring 2021 Classes End
Friday, May 7
COMPSCI Master Program Capstone Defenses
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 7
Recent Merit Badges
Business excellence merit
UW-Whitewater students earn international acclaim at collegiate DECA conference
Business excellence merit
UW-Whitewater students earn accolades at AMA International Collegiate Conference
undergraduate research merit
UW-Whitewater students present research at annual UW System Symposium
Notes for Faculty and Staff
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May’s employer sponsored activity towards the $150 Wellness Incentive is the 60-Second Challenge

The 60-Second Challenge encourages you to be physically active for 60 seconds every hour of the workday. The exercises are predetermined with modifications and variations that can be completed in any order throughout the day and at any point within the hour.

To participate, use the tracking sheet and the exercise resource sheet. The tracking sheet allows you to track your completed exercises throughout the day and how many reps if you choose to do so. The exercise resource sheet will provide descriptions and pictures on how to properly perform each exercise along with modifications and variations. When you complete the 2-week tracking sheet, email a picture of it to benefits@uww.edu.
In the Community

Fiber therapy.

Whitewater City Market
The market's outdoor season is on! Stop by every Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m. at the Train Depot near Cravath Lakefront. The outdoor market will continue every Tuesday through October. Mark your calendar and join us to support local farmers, artists, chefs, crafters and musicians!
Community Events and Resources
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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