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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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$500 winners
Courtesy of donations to the UW-Whitewater Foundation in support of students and our vaccination efforts, we continue to randomly draw names of students who have submitted their vaccination record to the university and provide $500 awards. Congratulations to these recent winners:
  • Dane Skaletski, business administration major
  • Haley Kozlow, business major
  • Gabby Evanoff, accounting major
  • Brett Beuthin, general management major
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. And the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is giving a $100 Visa Gift Card to Wisconsin residents ages 12 and older who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine from a Wisconsin vaccination provider from August 20 through September 6. Everyone who is eligible to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine is eligible to receive this gift card, regardless of insurance, ID or citizenship. Learn more »

Help us keep our Warhawk family safe and healthy by getting vaccinated if you are able.
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Fall Forum
Join Provost John Chenoweth for updates on UW-Whitewater including enrollment and the budget outlook. This session will be offered in person 9:30-10:15 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall and shared virtually 10:15-11 a.m. via Webex.
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Welcome Warhawks
Interim Chancellor Jim Henderson will provide updates on his visions and goals of the academic year at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the University Center Hamilton Room. It will also be offered virtually. A meet and greet with Interim Chancellor Henderson will follow the program.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present the paper "Automation, Transportation, and Animal Wellbeing: Will Driverless Vehicles Break for Squirrels?” at The MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2021, organized by the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom on Sept. 9, 2021. Read more »

In the Media
Christina Outlay, associate professor of information technology, discusses barriers confronting minorities, girls, and underrepresented youth who aspire to create and publish their own electronic games. Capital Times »

Andy Dahl, assistant professor of marketing and faculty advisor, comments on ways people can contribute to cleaner water. Beloit Daily News »

Milky Way Galaxy.
A splinter-like formation of stars and gases measuring 3,000 light years in length is protruding from one of the pinwheel-like arms of our galaxy, according to a study co-authored by Robert Benjamin, professor of physics, who is quoted in Newsweek. Data from the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission made it possible to detect the formation.
Bank logos.
Russell Kashian, professor of economics and faculty advisor of the Fiscal Economic Research Center, comments on the important role of legacy and locally owned banks in Hispanic American communities for an in-depth report on Hispanic American-owned banks and credit unions.
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Upcoming Events
Campus Landscape and History Tour
Experience campus with Wes Enterline, sustainability director, during a campus landscape and history tour. Learning about the plants and buildings is a great way new students and employees to get acclimated to the campus grounds. The tour will be 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24. Space is limited, so sign up today!
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People talking at the technology open house.
Technology Open House
Join us for the Tech Open House, showcasing new campus technology and tech-related initiatives. This is a great way to learn about technology tools, services and resources designed to help you succeed at UW-Whitewater and also...prizes! The open house will take place 1:30-4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Hamilton Room in the University Center.
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Glow night.
Glow Night
Get your glow on at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, on the University Center North Mall. This free event will have fun activities such as BINGO, live music and more! And, by wearing your glow-in-the-dark UC Live wristband to this event, you will be entered into a drawing for a door prize.
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Notes for Campus
Diversity Forum: Save the date

The Fall Diversity Forum is back for Fall 2021 with in-person and virtual events. Join us Oct. 5-7 for more on JEDI: justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Please contact the EDI Office at edi@uww.edu with any questions.
NCBI Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Help increase belonging on our campus by participating in this intensive, supportive workshop designed to help you to value and welcome similarities and differences among group members, examine misinformation and unconscious bias, prevent and interrupt bigoted remarks and behaviors and learn how to be an ally to all groups.

This workshop is 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the Community Engagement Center, room 105/106.
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Winther Counseling Services open Sept. 7
Starting Sept. 7, Winther Counseling Services will open for appointments 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Free, confidential in-person and virtual services are available to students, faculty, staff and the public. Counselors-in-training working toward their Master of Science in Counseling provide the counseling and outreach services, supervised by faculty in the Department of Counselor Education. To schedule an intake appointment, call 262- 472-2842 or stop by Winther Hall 3004.
Notes for Faculty and Staff

Warhawk Wellness woordle

Well Wisconsin/WebMD Fast Track to $150

Health coaching is the fastest route to earning your $150 reward and better health! Consider your health check complete when you engage in one call with a health coach. Engage in two health coaching calls to complete your well-being activity. After that, all that’s standing between you and your $150 is a 10-minute online health assessment.
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In the Community

Concerts in the Park
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy an evening of free 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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