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Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
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UW-Whitewater recognized nationally among the Colleges of Distinction
For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been recognized as one of the best universities in the country by Colleges of Distinction.

This national honor calls attention to institutions whose primary goals are based on student success and satisfaction, and those with a commitment to engaged, hands-on education.

In addition to the overall badge of distinction, UW-Whitewater earned additional distinctions for its business and education programs, career development, and for equity and inclusion.
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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.

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:
  • Chelo Dassow, accounting major
  • Tyler Hall, accounting and information technology major
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UW-Whitewater extends leadership in cybersecurity with new degree
UW-Whitewater has established a Cybersecurity Center for Business that provides cybersecurity education and training for businesses, local governments and educational institutions throughout the region, launched an online M.S. in Cybersecurity, and, in July, received UW System Board of Regents approval to provide a new B.S. in Cybersecurity, only the second such undergraduate degree offered in the UW System.

Building on the strength of a popular cybersecurity minor within the College of Letters and Sciences, the new undergraduate cybersecurity program will offer both a major and a minor as well as three emphases, including a cyber-operations emphasis that is designed to offer a seamless transfer pathway for two-year technical college graduates.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present the paper "Artificial Intelligence and Bias: Emerging Issues for Lie Detection, Predictive Policing, and University Cheating Detection Initiatives” at the Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (and online) on Oct. 10, 2021. Read more »

In the Media
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A UW-Whitewater study by the Institute for Nonprofit Management and co-authored by Carol Brunt, assistant professor of management, is monitoring the impact of the pandemic on nonprofits, and helping guide managers, funders and policymakers.
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Julie Martindale, health services director at University Health and Counselling Services, marks the fifth year of providing “cold care kits” for self-care provided to students thanks to funding from local sponsors.
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Upcoming Events
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String Art Workshop
Stop outside of Roberta’s Art Gallery to participate in a free string art workshop at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22. With the semester starting to settle in, there’s no better way to make your dorm room feel like home than to add some personal art to it! Supplies are limited, so make sure you register before it’s too late!
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Live music
Ready to jam to some live music? At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, join UC Live in the Down Under for a live musical performance from Icarus Account. You won't want to miss this free event!
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Free-Time Friday and Neon Nights
From 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, everything is free in Warhawk Alley for students with a HawkCard! The neon lights will be on from 6-10 p.m. and if you're in a bowling mood, it's only $6 for two games and shoes.
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Diversity Forum
Help us celebrate the diversity of UW-Whitewater with the 2021 Fall Diversity Forum. This three-day forum will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 5, and offer a variety of events including panels, discussions and trainings. These events will be hybrid, so tune in or stop by!
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Family Fest

It's almost time for Family Fest! Invite your loved ones to campus on Saturday, Oct. 9, and enjoy all that UW-Whitewater has to offer. The university will be hosting a number of events for all ages to enjoy.
Additional Events
Hyphenated Exhibition
Tuesday, Sept. 21
Crossman Gallery
Meal Plan Change Period
Friday, Sept. 24
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Warhawks host volleyball invite
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Warhawk Volleyball hosts the UW-Whitewater invite this weekend in the Williams Center Volleyball Arena. The Warhawks will face Carthage at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, St. Mary's at noon, Saturday, Sept. 25, and Carroll at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25.

Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
Sports Events
Women's Soccer vs. Augsburg
5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25
Soccer Practice Field
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Lactation Room

The Benefits Office would like to announce a newly established lactation room on the Rock County Campus. The lactation room is located in Williams Hall, lower level, W21 and is available to staff and students.

This room will provide a private, cozy space where lactating mothers are welcome to pump or nurse. The room includes electricity and a small refrigerator for milk storage.

To reserve the room, please contact Tanja Anderson, campus administrative specialist, at andersot@uww.edu or 608-898-5039

Upcoming Events
Open Gym and Fitness Center
1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21
Williams Cultural Center Gym
Noon-12:50 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27
Hyatt Smith Commons
Notes for Campus

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Young Auditorium tickets on sale on Thursday

The wait is over! Tickets for all Young Auditorium 2021-2022 season performances go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 23. Don’t miss your chance to see amazing live performances from Charlie Berens, The Church Basement Ladies, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and more!
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UW System President listening sessions at UW-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin System has recently launched a search for the next president of UW System. A listening session will be 9–9:50 a.m. for faculty/students and 10–10:50 a.m. for university staff/academic staff, Friday, Sept. 24.
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Top five reasons to check out Information Services
The University Center Information Services Desk is available for students, faculty, staff and community for a variety of services including mail drop-off, copies, faxing, lost and found, phone charger checkouts, laptops and more. Information Services will continue to be open six days a week throughout the semester. Text a question to the UC at 262-458-4382, call 262-472-1170 or email infodesk@uww.edu.
Notes for Faculty and Staff

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Well Wisconsin Radio

Join Morgan Meinen as she talks with Allison Budzinski, MSW, CAPSW, trauma and resilience coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as they discuss mental health, resilience and resources available. This interview will be noon-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28.
In the Community


Did you know your Purple Points can be used off campus?
If you're looking to dine off campus, there are many businesses around the city of Whitewater that accept Purple Points. Check it out and visit a business today!
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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. 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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