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Monday, July 19, 2021
Starin Hall.
UW-Whitewater’s Starin Hall to be renamed in honor of Roger Pulliam
With a selfless grace and steady determination, Roger Pulliam championed generations of students at UW-Whitewater — promoting diversity and inclusion to create education pathways for everyone. In recognition of Pulliam’s contributions, Starin Hall, the residence hall located at 901 West Starin Road, will be renamed in his honor.
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UW-Whitewater to launch an online Master of Science in Marketing
Beginning spring 2022, UW-Whitewater will offer the first fully online Master of Science in Marketing in the University of Wisconsin System.

Delivered by the College of Business and Economics, the program has been designed to help meet regional demand for professionals who can thrive in a dynamic digital ecosystem.
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Paul Ambrose named interim dean of the College of Business and Economics
Paul Ambrose has been named interim dean of the College of Business and Economics at UW-Whitewater.

“Dr. Ambrose has overseen the advancement and growth of our graduate programs, which have experienced considerable success during the past six years. He understands the college and is fully prepared to support the overall goals of the university,” said Provost John Chenoweth.
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Former Warhawk champion athlete wins ESPY Award
Becca Murray, a UW-Whitewater alumna and national champion women’s wheelchair basketball athlete, was named Best Athlete with a Disability in Women’s Sports at the 2021 ESPY Awards at Pier 17 in New York City on July 10.

“I guess I never took myself to be one of those athletes,” said Murray of other wheelchair basketball athletes who have been ESPY nominees. “So I was super excited to find out I was nominated.”
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Warhawks Are Back
The health and safety of students, employees and community members is the utmost priority as we prepare for the new academic year. Operating practices have been updated for the Whitewater and Rock County campuses. Please note that COVID-19 is an ongoing global pandemic, and modifications of these practices should be anticipated.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jodi B. Simek, senior coordinator in the Department of International Education, who presented the session Responsibilities and Recommendations for the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) at the 2021 NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference Annual Conference.

Kudos to Connie Putland, assistant chief human resources officer, who has been selected to serve as chair of the Midwest Region board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources for the 2021-22 fiscal year. She will began her term on July 1. Putland has served on the Midwest Region board of directors for three years. She also served as the president and treasurer of the association’s Wisconsin Chapter. Read more »

Kudos to Artanya Wesley, vice chancellor for Student Affairs, and Corey Saffold, senior in criminology and nontraditional student member of the UW System Board of Regents, who will serve on an 18-member search committee to help identify the next UW System president. The committee is expected to convene in August and schedule listening sessions at the 13 UW System universities in September. Read more »

Kudos to Barrett Swanson, assistant professor of languages and literatures, whose book of essays, “Lost in Summerland,” is listed in “The Best Books to Read This Summer” by Milwaukee Magazine. Find a synopsis of “Lost in Summerland” and other new books by authors with Wisconsin ties at Milwaukee Magazine.

In the Media
Russ Kashian, professor of economics, and Clayton Gallmann, business major, presented their draft findings to the Dodge County Executive Committee about the shortage of affordable housing in Dodge County. Kashian and Gallmann found that the housing shortage is driving prices up as housing starts have dropped substantially over the past year. “Demand is outpacing supply,” said Gallmann, sharing a chart showing that the median home price in Dodge County rose from $132,321 in 2016 to $195,500 in April of 2021. Daily Citizen »

Becca Murray on the basketball court.
Rebecca Murray, special education ’14, won an ESPY 2021 award for Best Athlete with a Disability, Women's Sports. "It’s an unbelievable feeling, and I’m very honored to have won," she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I was surprised. It’s such a big honor." The ESPY website refers to Murray as a "wheelchair basketball legend.” The awards were announced July 10. Murray is a three-time Paralympian for 2008, 2012 and 2016. Her team won gold at the 2010 World Championship.

Murray was instrumental in creating awareness for wheelchair basketball. She started the UW-Whitewater women's wheelchair basketball team and was twice named the Women’s College Player of the Year. While she competed, the women’s team won national championships 2012-14.
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John Boie on the basketball court.
John Boie, who earned a B.S. in human resource management in 2014 and an MBA in 2019, is truly excited to finally achieve a longtime goal of representing the U.S. in the Paralympics. Five out of 12 members of Team USA have ties to UW-Whitewater.

Earlier this week, Boie took a break to reflect on the journey that’s brought him to this point. “It’s been a lot of training, a lot of hard work,” he said. “I’ve been playing wheelchair basketball since I was a little kid. And finally making it to this level is pretty awesome. It’s a surreal feeling.”

Boie is also an academic advisor at UW-Whitewater and teaches a class for first-generation college students on how to succeed. “I was the first person in my family to go to college, and I would have loved to have a class like that to set the table for my college experience.”
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Upcoming Events
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Homecoming celebrations
UW-Whitewater's 2021 Homecoming celebrations are back and more exciting than ever! Events include friendly and competitive aspects for both individual students as well as organizations. Join us for this long-standing tradition of celebrating the campus community for the entire homecoming week of Oct. 24-30.
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See a show at the Young Auditorium
The Young Auditorium is excited to welcome back a full season of live, in-theatre performances lined up for our 2021-2022 season. The window to purchase season memberships is now open. Laugh with Charlie Berens, enjoy some music or bring the kids for a family fun day. There's something for everyone!
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Warhawk Alley summer specials
Check out these summer specials from Warhawk Alley 12-4 p.m. every week until classes start in the fall.
  • Monday: $5 All U Can Bowl (shoes included)
  • Tuesday-Thursday*: Dollar Days, $1 bowling and shoe rentals, $3 billiards
  • Friday*: Free-Time Friday
*Community rates apply
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Rock County campus mural

UW-Whitewater at Rock County hired professional artist Sam Kirk to complete a mural that depicts what inclusivity means to the campus. The artist and her Chicago-based team worked closely with the Student Government Association and Nate Maddux, assistant professor and chair of the Inclusive Excellence Committee, to create a representative image of campus. The mural is located on the exterior west wall of Williams Hall on the UW-Rock County campus in Janesville.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday Tours at Two

Each week at 2 p.m., we offer tours of our Rock County campus lead by a knowledgeable Warhawk. Bring a parent, friend or sibling if you wish. To take a tour, either stop by the campus any Tuesday at 2 p.m., call the Warhawk Solution Center at 608-758-6541 or email uwwrockinfo@uww.edu. We'll ask for a few questions about your interests to help us tailor your needs.
Notes for Campus

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Help us welcome future Warhawks

UW-Whitewater has several upcoming events that are critical to our enrollment effort. Help us greet future Warhawks and their families by wearing purple, wearing your nametag, answering questions and offering a ready smile! Help make sure our offices, classrooms and campus spaces look their very best. Everyone plays a role in recruitment.
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Ethereal: The Magical World of Marina Jones and Lila Brocha

View works from Artists Marina Jones and Lila Brocha. Jones is fascinated by ethnic motives from around the world and Brocha shares stories and feelings in the most colorful way. Available now through July 28.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Bucket List Challenge

Fill your “bucket” this summer by doing things that feel good to you! Staywell’s Bucket List Challenge has some great ideas or you can created your own. Set a goal and then get to fillin’ your bucket! This employer-sponsored challenge will count towards your $150 Wellness Incentive.
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Career Services Director Finalist Open Forums
The Department of Career Services is pleased to announce the finalists for the position of director. All are invited to attend the open forums via WebEx listed below. A copy of the position description can be found here. Feedback about candidates is requested by 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21st via Qualtrics.
In the Community

Savory Sounds Concert Series
The Whitewater Arts Alliance is hosting their annual Savory Sounds Concert Series throughout the month of July. Check out different musical artists that are sure to excite adults and kids alike!
  • Tapestry: Acoustic Folk Quintinet will be performing 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursday, July 22, at the Birge Fountain, outside of the Cultural Arts Center at 402 W. Main St. in Whitewater.
  • Ken Lonnquist and Friends Family Concert will be performing 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursday, July 29, at the Birge Fountain, outside of the Cultural Arts Center at 402 W. Main St. in Whitewater.
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Irvin L. Young Memorial Library events
Did you know the library in Whitewater offers fun events for all ages? Learn how to make dog treats, enjoy some fiber therapy and other crafts or learn how to make DIY mosquito repellent candles.

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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.
Free spaghetti meals available
Free home-made, microwavable, take-home dinners are distributed on Monday evenings between 5 and 5:30 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ at 133 S. Franklin St. in Whitewater. Individuals can receive multiple meals at each pickup if needed. All are welcome!
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