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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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You Belong Here
Have you seen our new 30-second ad on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube encouraging students to join the Warhawk family? If you know someone who would like to tour UW-Whitewater, share the UW-Whitewater tour page with them. We'd love to show them what it's like to be a Warhawk!
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Graduate students boost the morale, academics of school children
Twelve school psychology graduate students at UW-Whitewater just wrapped up six weeks of virtual one-on-one sessions — called “interventions” — with third and fourth graders at Washington Elementary School in Whitewater to bolster their math and reading skills. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in spring 2020, in-person classes were paused during the time third graders normally focus on fluency in math facts.
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Elizabeth Watson named dean of students
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Artanya Wesley announced the appointment of Elizabeth Watson as the next dean of students at UW-Whitewater.

“Dr. Watson brings a great combination of leadership skills, knowledge and experience, as well a passion for enhancing the educational outcomes for students,” Wesley said. "I am delighted to welcome her to this new role.”
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WHY I TEACH Nick Hwang
In WHY I TEACH, Nick Hwang, assistant professor of communication, works extensively with students in the media and game development program.

"With each student (who) comes into my classroom I try to understand a little bit about their background, so that I can tailor some of the material to meet them where their understanding level of a certain topic is. And then also push them into higher understanding, practice, experience."
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History professor awarded national Whiting fellowship
James Levy, associate professor of history, has been awarded one of seven national 2021-22 Whiting Public Engagement Foundation fellowships with $50,000 to launch a new project, “Whose Land? Race, Settlement and Dispossession in Wisconsin and New York,” a new phase of the Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project that created the award-winning 2019 exhibition, “The Lands We Share.”
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Dennis Kopf, associate professor of marketing, who answered questions about the car insurance industry as a marketing expert on WalletHub. Read more »

Kudos to Erin Ellison, a senior lecturer on the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus, for being named Rotary Teacher of the Month. Ellison, whose expertise is in developmental reading and writing, teaches a reading course that helps students hone their academic reading abilities. She also designed a writing studio at UW-Whitewater at Rock County that provides weekly individual writing help for at-risk students. Read more »

Kudos to Kerryn Foley, a graduate assistant in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, who is the recipient of the 2021 Student Leadership Award from the Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Association, the professional organization for communication disorders in Wisconsin. Kerryn and other awardees will be celebrated at the 2021 WSHA Fall Conference being held Oct. 14-15 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.

Kudos to Pilar Melero, professor in languages and literatures, who is the 2021 scholar teaching in the North Dakota State University English Department Summer Scholars Program in Fargo, North Dakota. The department annually invites one nationally recognized scholar to teach an intensive, one-week graduate course in their area of expertise. Melero’s course is titled “Dissident Ontologies: Latina and Latin American Women’s Thought,” and begins June 21.

Kudos to Marilyn Farias, music and Spanish double-major, who has been inducted into La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society), Sigma Delta Pi. Inductees must have achieved an overall 3.2 grade point average and a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least three upper-level Spanish courses over three semesters.

Kudos to Meg Waraczynski, professor of psychology, who received this year’s Cisco/Presidio Teaching With Technology Innovator honorarium. The announcement last month came at the end of a program hosted by the Learning Technology Center and the LEARN Center. Faculty presented at the program on developing equitable courses and inclusive classroom communities; a session highlighting learning technology innovations included a presentation by Waraczynski.

Kudos to Saree Behm, an early childhood education major, Grace Caine, a music major, and Brandon Klas, an entrepreneurship major, who are among ten students statewide to each receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Behm and Caine will return as sophomores and both have goals to teach. Caine wants to become a band instructor. Klas, who will return as a junior, aims to own an automotive business. The Council began awarding scholarships 30 years ago to advance the educational and professional goals of students who live with low vision and blindness.

In the Media
Tricia Clasen, interim dean of the College of Integrated Studies, said applications are open until July 15 for a $2,000 scholarship for Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences students at UW-Whitewater at Rock County. The annual scholarship is from the estate of Edgerton native and arts patron William Wartman, who died in 2018. Janesville Gazette »

Tom Klubertanz, a professor in the College of Integrated Studies at UW-Rock County, shares his knowledge of bird populations for a recent Discover Wisconsin episode set in Janesville. Discover Wisconsin »

Shoreline of Lake Geneva.
Dale Splinter, professor of geography, geology and environmental sciences, and students are monitoring streams that flow into Geneva Lake as part of the Geneva Lake Water Testing Program. The program is one of the ways the Water Alliance for Preserving Lake Geneva is mobilizing volunteers, communities and stage agencies.
Lake Geneva Regional News
Ashley Barnes-Gilbert.
Ashley Barnes-Gilbert, lecturer in women’s and gender studies, discusses gender roles and women’s activism in the 19th century and the fight for women’s suffrage in the early 20th century, after World War I on PBS Wisconsin’s University Place.
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Upcoming Events
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Greg Cook's virtual retirement celebration
Greg Cook, interim provost and executive vice chancellor, will be retiring soon and we'd like to honor his hard work and dedication with a virtual celebration. Join Chancellor Watson and campus leaders for a virtual retirement celebration on Tuesday, June 15 at 2–3 p.m.
Chancellor Dwight Watson.
Chancellor Chat
Chancellor Dwight Watson and members of the senior leadership team will be hosting a virtual Chancellor Chat at noon, Thursday, June 17, regarding the quality of life and well being as we return to normal. Questions will be accepted during the event.

The Chancellor Chat will be recorded for those unable to join during the scheduled time.
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The art of "Triangulador" at Roberta's Art Gallery
Take a glimpse into creative artwork from the City of Madison. Liubov Szwako, also known as "Triangulador,” will exhibit his artworks at Roberta’s Art Gallery until June 25. The artist utilizes spray acrylic enamel and oil paint to create intricate, abstract and colorful paintings that often consist of many different textures and layers.
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Recent Merit Badges
academic honors merit
UW-Whitewater announces Dean's List for spring 2021
Athletic honors merit
UW-Whitewater Football Duo Selected Academic All-District by CoSIDA
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UW-Whitewater students earn second place in Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament
Notes for Campus

CLD making changes.
Career and Leadership Development is changing

Our Leadership folks are joining the family at the University Center and Career Services is branching out on their own. Leadership is now known collectively as UC - Student Activities and Involvement. Our family has changed and grown and so has our passion to help you grow, succeed and connect.
Got Shredding?

It’s the time of year when departments review their public records for destruction and retention. The University Archives at Andersen Library provides free bulk shredding for all departments on campus. To learn more about records retention and how to transfer records for shredding, please consult the Records Management page. Questions should be directed to Jennifer Motszko at archives@uww.edu.
2021 Wisconsin Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey
This study, which is a collaboration of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at UW-Milwaukee and the Institute of Nonprofit Management Studies at UW-Whitewater, will contribute to the ongoing growth and development of Wisconsin's nonprofit sector in which our program's graduates find meaningful employment. The survey, which is open until June 25, takes about 45 to complete.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Balancing Your Wheel Workshop

The five domains of wellness presented by Angie Alesci is a workshop where you will “work” at making new decisions with opportunities to take bold actions as well as “shop” for new ideas that are a good fit for you and your lifestyle.

We will briefly explore the five domains of wellness 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. Please plan on joining us for this second in a series of three workshops created for your wellness.

The deadline to register is Friday, June 18.
Public hearing on new mission statement
Everyone is invited and encouraged to join a public hearing as UW-Whitewater seeks feedback on its proposed new mission statement. The event is 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, and will be held virtually. The live video stream link is available online at uww.edu/strategic-plan/public-hearing. Closed captioning will be available.
In the Community

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The Power of Positive Parenting Virtual Seminar Series
The Watertown Family Center and Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation are offering parenting seminars to help teach the core principles of positive parenting and practical ways to deal with everyday challenges. Register for one, two or all three seminars and enjoy them from the comfort of your own home. Following your registration, you will receive information on how to access the virtual seminar(s) through Zoom.
  • 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15: The Power of Positive Parenting
  • 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22: Raising Confident, Competent Children
  • 6-7:30 p.m Tuesday, June 29: Raising Resilient Children
City of Whitewater accepting applications for vacant aldermanic district 2 seat
The City of Whitewater is currently accepting applications for Aldermanic District 2 councilmember seat. Eligible applicants willing to serve on the Common Council must reside in District 2 which covers Wards 7 and 8.

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Community Events and Resources
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Whitewater City Market
4-7 p.m., Tuesdays by the Depot Museum.
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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