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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Even more $500 winners to be chosen
Thanks to a generous donation from alumnus Ron MBA`89 and Jo Jadin, UW-Whitewater will provide additional awards to students who have been fully vaccinated and reported their vaccination to the university — 12 $500 winners will be chosen over the next two weeks.

Congrats to this week's winner, Carissa Blum, media arts and game development major, from Brodhead, Wisconsin!

And don't forget, UW System has announced that COVID-19-vaccinated students who attend universities that achieve at least 70 percent vaccination rates by Oct. 15 will be eligible to win one of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000 each. Help us keep our Warhawk family safe and healthy by getting vaccinated if you are able.
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Milky Way Galaxy.
UW-Whitewater professor helps discover ‘break’ in one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms
Astronomers have discovered a structure of stars and gas sticking out of the Milky Way Galaxy that is around 3,000 light-years long. Robert Benjamin, professor of physics, co-authored the research paper outlining the discovery. He said, "This structure is a small piece of the Milky Way, but it could tell us something significant about the galaxy as a whole."
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RU Purple?
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the RU Purple program to assist with welcoming new students to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 7:45 p.m. (Perkins Stadium Visitor sidelines). Help us welcome new students by participating in this long-standing campus tradition! Don’t forget to wear your purple!
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Heather Dennis, UW-Whitewater annual fund manager, who presented to “SWAG,” a group of peers from public and private universities in Wisconsin on July 28. Her presentation, titled “Hanging up on the Phonathon,” gave an insightful and data-driven narrative on how UW-Whitewater successfully shifted from outsourcing annual fundraising efforts.
Upcoming Events
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Welcome Week
We can't wait to welcome everyone back to campus! Welcome Week, which starts Tuesday, Aug. 17, and runs through Wednesday, Sept. 1, will offer events for students, faculty and staff. If you would like to request the Chancellor’s attendance at your event, please submit the Chancellor Request Form.
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Homecoming logo: Nightmare on Main Street.
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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Warhawk Alley summer specials
Warhawk Alley is offering summer specials 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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Notes for Campus

People perform on stage in the Barnett Theatre.
Open auditions for upcoming theatre production

The Theatre/Dance Department is holding open auditions for the first play of the season. This is an open call and the entire campus and community are invited. You do not have to be a theatre/dance major or UW-Whitewater student to audition. Prior experience is not necessary.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff

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Well Wisconsin Radio Aug. 24 from noon – 12:30 p.m.

Please join Morgan Meinen from Staywell in this month's radio episode on The Brain and Youth Sports. Morgan will be talking with Julie Stamm from the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison about the effects of brain trauma in sports. See the Well Wisconsin Radio Flyer for details and registration link.
In the Community

Concerts in the Park
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment at the Cravath Lakefront Park Amphitheater.
  • Tony Rocker: 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24
  • Tit For Tat: 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31
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Irvin L. Young Memorial Library events
Did you know the library in Whitewater offers fun events for all ages? Share a story, enjoy fiber therapy and other crafts or attend a workshop for some organizational tips.

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Community Events and Resources
Basket of green vegetables.

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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