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Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
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Welcome Week
Last week was a blast on campus! We moved in, painted Warhawk Drive, celebrated at RU Purple, and welcomed the return of Warhawk Football. Here's to a happy, healthy and successful semester. You've got this, Warhawks!
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$12,500 awarded so far to vaccinated students
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 our recent winners:
  • Jesse Arity, information technology major
  • Rebecca Clevenger, psychology major
  • Will Curran, psychology major
  • Catherine Danner, English major
  • Morgan McEntire, biology major
  • Ayelet Jaramillo, information technology major
  • Megan Kleczka, social work major
  • Alexis Levenhagen, communication major
  • Gretchen Petroski, social work major
  • Kassie Walsh, counseling major
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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 this week will be included in a raffle for a UW-Whitewater Dining Services gift package valued at $50, Summerfest tickets, and a 1-year movie pass.
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Cybersecurity program validated by the U.S. National Security Agency
UW-Whitewater has received the Program of Study Validation from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. This recognition extends to the Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Technology with a Networking and Security emphasis offered by the College of Business and Economics.
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David and Lolita Kachel.
UW-Whitewater alumna and philanthropist Lolita Kachel passes away
UW-Whitewater is remembering Lolita Kachel, an alumna and longtime benefactor who has died at the age of 92. She passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, in Whitewater.

Over the course of their lives, Lolita and her husband David Kachel made hundreds of gifts and donated millions of dollars to UW-Whitewater, leaving a transformative legacy at their alma mater.
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First day of classes
Perfect late summer weather greeted students, faculty and staff as they headed to the first classes of the fall semester on Thursday, Sept. 2.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Lynn Gilbertson, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders; Jeannine Rowe, professor of social work; Yeongmin Kim, associate professor of social work; Catherine Chan, professor of biology and chemistry; Naomi Schemm, reference librarian, and Mike Unhoch, coordinator of the Research Apprenticeship Program, who co-authored an article in the peer-reviewed journal Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research. The article is titled “An Online Training Program to Enhance Novice Researchers’ Knowledge and Skills.”

In the Media
Family and friends of Purcell Alex Pearson celebrated his life at a festival-like event in Milwaukee focused on creating an endowed scholarship in his name, the Purcell Alex Pearson Achievement Scholarship. Fox 6 »

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Jeremy “Opie” Lade, academic advisor, and other UW-Whitewater Paralympians are featured through memorabilia in a museum of Olympic and Paralympic history in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where the national training facility is located.
Wisconsin State Journal
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Matt Scott (’08 in sociology) was chosen as the USA’s flagbearer for the closing ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Upcoming Events
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Mash-Up exhibit reception
Roberta's Art Gallery is hosting Guzzo Pinc, artist, at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, on Facebook Live. This exhibit reception for Mash-Up is free to attend and a great way to learn more about the meaning behind Guzzo's work.
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Total Access
Total Access is still happening! From now until Sept. 11, Warhawk Alley will be hosting their Total Access Week. Make sure to stop down and go bowling, play billiards and 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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Movie: Cruella
Catch a movie at Summers Auditorium, located in the lower level of the University Center! Cruella will be playing Sept. 9-11. All movies are only $1 with your HawkCard, or $3 without. Face coverings are required.
Movies and times
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Hypnotist Chris Carter will be performing live at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the University Center's Down Under. Chris is known for reading the thoughts of audience members, making this a FREE event that you definitely don't want to miss!
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Dance auditions for DanceScapes '22

DanceScapes, an annual dance concert presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance, is holding auditions. Anyone can audition, regardless of experience level or major. Auditions will be held in the Dance Studio, room YA114, in the Greenhill Center of the Arts:
  • 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9
  • 5-6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13
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Additional Events
ESPORTS Registration Opens
Wednesday, Sept. 8
Poster Invasion Poster Sale
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8
University Center North Mall
Last Day to Drop with no 'W'
Thursday, Sept. 9
Warhawk head.
Warhawk Football beats Carthage College 46-7
Warhawk football players.

Spirits were high for the Warhawk family last Saturday, Sept. 4, as Warhawk Football kicked off for the first time since the 2019 season.
Sports Events
Men's Tennis - Warhawk Fall Invite
Day 1: 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10
Day 2: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11
Tennis Courts
Men's Soccer vs. St. John's
2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11
Soccer Practice Field
Women's Soccer vs. MSOE
5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11
Soccer Practice Field
Women's Tennis vs. UW-River Falls
11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12
Tennis Courts
Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
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Fall Convocation

Join us 12-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Kirk Denmark Theatre as we begin the academic year. We will focus on what what it means to be a student and how we might feel as we navigate college life.

Michael Lango, director of academic advising and exploration, will share his journey and research and we will discuss a short common reading. Free pizza will be provided.
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Upcoming Events
Open Video Gaming
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13
Wells Cultural Center Lounge
Open Gym and Fitness Center
1-4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13
Williams Cultural Center Gym
Notes for Campus
Updates on the UW System Title and Total Compensation Project

Human Resources and Diversity, in collaboration with Academic Staff and University Staff governance and the Titling Committee, will be hosting a Title and Total Compensation Town Hall 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, via Webex. During this time, we will provide updates on the UW System TTC project, including where we are now, what’s next, and where to find resources for more information. Please mark your calendars and watch for an invite.
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Fairhaven Lecture Series

UW-Whitewater’s Office of Continuing Education and Fairhaven Senior Services announce “Science and Society: Connecting Research to Real Life” as the theme for their fall lecture series. Juk Bhattacharyya, professor of geology, geography and environmental science, will be presenting "Monitoring Shoreline Erosion and Slope Stability Along Lake Michigan" at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20. It will be streamed live on Facebook.
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Campus event calendar
Do you know that UW-Whitewater has a campus-wide event calendar for everyone? If you're looking for something to do, check it out! Filter which calendar you're viewing in the right-hand column under "calendars," or select "check all" to see everything that's going on.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff

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Worksite Wellness

The Benefits and Wellness Team is excited to announce the new Worksite Wellness website! This website will have information about wellness opportunities, events on campus, details about wellness initiatives, offerings and resources on campus. It will be updated monthly with different opportunities.

The current wellness initiatives for September are Suicide Prevention Week, which is Sept. 5-11, and Staywell/WebMD’s Sleep Tight, Feel Right!

Any questions can be directed to benefits@uww.edu.
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In the Community

Apples, water and milk in a paper bag.

Looking for good free food?
There are several options — on and off campus — for free food in Whitewater. If you are in need of extra meals because you are experiencing food insecurity (can’t afford food, are worried about finding your next meal) please call the Dean of Students Office at 262-472-1533 to speak with someone about your needs. MyMeals CARES is a program where My Meals may be added to your Hawk Card at no additional cost to you if you are in need.
  • Free to-go spaghetti meals are offered 5-5:30 p.m. every Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater. Pick up the meal at the 133 S. Franklin Street entrance.
  • The Community Space at 834 E. Milwaukee Street in Whitewater offers a variety of food.
  • Warhawk Pantry is open 2-5 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday in Drumlin, Room 143.
  • The Warhawk Emergency Fund helps students stay in college by helping to ease financial burdens such as food insecurity.
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. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11 a.m., Wednesdays 3:30-7 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome.
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