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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus
Students, faculty, staff and members of the community can receive their free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Whitewater and Rock County campuses at upcoming clinics. The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available as supplies last.

These are walk-in clinics with no appointments. No “booster shots” will be offered during these times. Students who get vaccinated at the clinics on campus will be included in a raffle for five UW-Whitewater Dining Services gift packages valued at $50 each.
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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.
  • Jack Wagner, business major
  • Jayden Williams, accounting major
  • Yesi Akinbiyi, psychology major
  • Vanessa Wlezien, journalism major
  • Kaylee Flegner, marketing major
  • Amanda Patrick, marketing major
  • Spencer Kanable, art major
  • Emma Regalia, finance major
Submit your vaccination record
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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 Michael Hammer, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, for speaking and presenting as a prize judge for the 2021 joint meeting of the Japanese Society for Dysphagia Rehabilitation and World Dysphagia Summit on Aug. 20-22, 2021. His presentation was part of a session focused on rehabilitation/treatment for individuals with feeding and swallowing disorders. His specific presentation focused on endoscopic biofeedback for rehabilitation of swallowing and airway protection.

Kudos to Yuan Yuan, associate professor of finance and business law, who recently answered questions on WalletHub as an expert on full insurance car coverage. Read more »

Kudos to Michael Hammer, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, for speaking at the 2021 Dystonia Coalition Meeting in June 2021. This meeting was a gathering of clinical and research experts in neurology and neurophysiology, with a specific focus on various types of dystonia. His specific presentation focused on sensory mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology, assessment, and potential treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia (a type of focal laryngeal dystonia).

In the Media
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On Saturday, Sept. 4, Warhawk football returns to the field for the first time since the 2019 season. Head Coach Kevin Bullis, who has been coaching for 33 years, says he will have to "fight really hard to not explode and be calm."
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Several Warhawks who are competing in the Paralympic Games discuss the rich history that UW-Whitewater's wheelchair basetball program provided them. That tradition allows the program to recruit from all over the world, increasing the level of competition for the athletes and preparing them at a Paralympic level.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Upcoming Events
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It's Total Access Week!
Mark your calendars, Warhawks! From now until Sept. 11, Warhawk Alley will be hosting their Total Access Week. Make sure to stop down and go bowling, play billiards, ping pong and more, all for free! There will also be neon nights every night of the week after 6 p.m.
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Guzzo Pinc Mash-Up exhibit
Roberta's Art Gallery's latest exhibit "Mash-Up" is up and ready for your visit. This exhibit can be viewed in person during Roberta's Art Gallery's normal business hours or online and is only available until Sept. 29, so make sure to stop by and check it out before it's too late!
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Check out a free comedy performance
Join UC Live at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Down Under (University Center) for a free comedy performance from comedian Orlando Baxter! With over one million views on YouTube and countless appearances on TV shows all across the globe, this is a comedy event that you won’t want to miss.
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Theatre/Dance auditions
The Theatre/Dance department is currently holding auditions for two upcoming plays.
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Movie: Godzilla vs Kong

Did you know that you can catch a movie on campus? Summers Auditorium, located in the lower level of the University Center, plays a different movie every week. All movies are only $1 with your HawkCard, or $3 without. Face coverings are required. This week’s movie is "Godzilla vs Kong," and it will be playing Thursday, Sept. 2 until Saturday, Sept. 4.
Movies and times
Additional Events
Fall Classes Begin
Thursday, Sept. 2
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Warhawk Football vs. Carthage College
Warhawk football players.

The Warhawks will take the field for the first time since the 2019 season as the predicted winners of the 2021 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Their season kicks off at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, in Perkins Stadium against Carthage College.
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Sports Events
Women's Tennis vs. Edgewood/Illinois Tech
6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1
Tennis Courts
Women's Tennis vs. UW-Oshkosh
Friday, Sept. 3
Tennis Courts
Women's Tennis - Warhawk Invite
10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4
Tennis Courts
Men's Soccer vs. Monmouth
3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5
Soccer Practice Field
Notes for Campus
PEACE Documentary films for fall 2021

September’s featured films is The Social Dilemma, which will be showing in-person at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27, in the Summers Auditorium. We tweet, we like, and we share, but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. The Social Dilemma features the voices of technologists, researchers and activists working to align technology with the interests of humanity. Check out the trailer at thesocialdilemma.com/ Trailer
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Community-based learning course designation application now open

The program for community-based learning is now accepting applications for CBL Course designation for spring 2022. The application portal will be open until Sept. 15, 2021, for courses scheduled to be taught in spring 2022.

Please refer to the CBL website for additional information.
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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 counseling services are available to students, faculty, staff and the public. Virtual sessions may be available in exceptional circumstances. 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.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff

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Staywell/WebMD’s September Employee Sponsored Activity

The Employee Sponsored Activity for September is titled "Sleep Tight, Feel Right"! Sept. 1-28, you can earn your well-being activity credit by getting a good night's rest. All you have to do is hit the hay and record how you slept for 21 of 28 days of the challenge. Completion of your well-being activity, plus the health assessment and a health check, earns you $150.
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Notes for Students
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You're not too late!

Is your meal plan set up? If not, that's okay! You're not too late. Students living on and off campus are able to easily enroll in a meal plan through an online form. Check out costs, plan options and enroll via the button below.
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Text the UC

University Center Information Services is available for your campus and community questions daily, Monday through Saturday. Do you need help navigating campus resources? Contact UC Information Services at 262-472-1170 or text the UC at 262-458-THEUC, or 262-458-4382.

Hours available to respond:
Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Reproductive health and free STI testing
Did you know you can get free birth control, reproductive care, and STI testing through the FPOS program, even if you have private insurance?! You can apply today by calling University Health and Counseling Services at 262-742-1300.
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In the Community

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Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy an evening of free fun and entertainment at the Cravath Lakefront Park Amphitheater.
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Discover Whitewater Series
The Discover Whitewater Series, a half marathon and 5k, is held annually in Whitewater every September. The race promotes the City of Whitewater and highlights its greatest features, along with encouraging a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. Volunteer opportunities are also available!

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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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