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Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
Here's your shot at $7,000.
UW-Whitewater reaches 70% vaccination rate
We did it! Congrats UW-Whitewater students on reaching a 70% vaccination rate! Our vaccinated Warhawks are now eligible for the UW System drawing of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000 each. You can still participate and win a scholarship. Get vaccinated if you are able and report it to UW-Whitewater by Oct. 31 for a chance to win.

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 most recent $500 winners:
  • Dillyn Ivey, special education major
  • Jaclyn Fohlmeister, elementary education major
The next vaccination clinics will be Wednesday, Sept. 29, on both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses. Click below for more information.
Vaccine clinic info
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UW-Whitewater sees increase in freshman class; record graduate enrollment
UW-Whitewater welcomed its largest freshman class in four years, with 1,873 new freshmen enrolled for the fall 2021 semester. Total enrollment at the university is 11,447, with 10,804 students at the Whitewater campus and 643 students at the Rock County campus. The figures represent preliminary enrollment numbers taken on the 10th day of instruction. Final figures are expected to be available later in the fall semester.
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Global Experiences Fair
Are you interested in studying abroad? Join us for the Global Experience Fair and learn about hundreds of opportunities in more than fifty countries! From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, we'll be on the North Mall between Hyland Hall and the UC. If it rains, we'll be in the Hamilton Room. There will also be a virtual fair that runs Sept. 29 through Dec. 5. Contact studyabroad@uww.edu with any questions.
Virtual fair
Flu shot clinics.
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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Student speaker competition
December 2021 graduates are invited to apply for the honor of serving as student speaker at winter commencement. Applications are due by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.
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Piper Morgan Hayes
Register now to meet with potential employers
This fall's Hawk Career Fair, which is open to students and alumni, will span three days and offer in person and virtual opportunities.

Accounting Career Fair
  • In person
  • 2-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29
  • University Center Hamilton Room (164), Old Main Ballroom (275), Connor Conference Room (259)
  • Accounting majors
Fall Hawk Career Fair
  • In person
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6
  • DLK Kachel Fieldhouse in the Williams Center
  • All majors
Fall Hawk Career Fair
  • Virtual
  • 2-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19
  • Handshake
  • All majors
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David Welsch
Flu shots for 2021-2022 season are available on campus
Free flu shots will be available to students on both campuses. No appointments are needed.

Whitewater campus, Andersen Library, room 3102N
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13
Rock County campus, Hyatt Smith Fireplace Lounge
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7
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Suicide awareness display on the mall Oct. 4
On Monday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Wyman Mall north of the University Center, the UW-Whitewater Active Minds chapter will host Send Silence Packing, an exhibit that includes backpacks with stories from individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. Campus is welcome to walk among the backpacks, see the photos and read the stories attached to them. The goal of the exhibit is to end the silence that surrounds mental health and suicide and connect visitors with resources for support and action. While it is not the intent of the exhibit to evoke distress, exposure to sensitive content can be triggering, and an alternative route map is included below for those wishing to avoid the display.
Alternate routes map
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Evan Halpop, a journalism major from Madison, who will be a panelist on “Disability in the Newsroom,” a National Press Photographers-sponsored event featuring photographers and journalists who have a variety of visible and invisible disabilities exploring how disabilities can affect those seeking to get ahead in the visual journalism industry, how to navigate careers with disabilities as well as ways to improve our coverage of individuals with disabilities. The free event will be held 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6.Zoom link »

In the Media
UW-Whitewater’s new cybersecurity program includes an undergraduate major and minor with three emphases, a Cybersecurity Center for Business where training is available to the private and public sectors, faculty from a variety of relevant fields and hands-on learning. The exciting new program is detailed in Securitymagazine.com »
Upcoming Events
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Pet Therapy
Need to relieve some stress? Re-leash it with some furry friends at the Andersen Library! Pet therapy is offered noon-2 p.m. on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays. The next session will be Monday, Oct. 4.
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Sonict presents guest artist Ogni Suono
American saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick are committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duo by commissioning and performing new works. Catch their performance at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Light Recital Hall.
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Student, Diversity, Engagement, and Success Open House
UW-Whitewater's SDES, which offers several programs and opportunities for students, will be hosting an open house 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, outside of McCutchan Hall. Stop in and see what they have to offer!
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Joe and Nick's VCR Party
Have you ever been to a VCR party? Check out what it's all about at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Down Under. Joe and Nick’s VCR Party is a free event and a great source of entertainment to pair with a meal from h’EAT and Fire!
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Paranormal Investigator
Kick off the Halloween season with spooky tales about the other side! At 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, join UC Live in the Hamilton Room for a paranormal experience with paranormal investigator John E.L. Tenney, host Dana Stricker, and special guest Jessica Knapik. This event is free with your HawkCard, or $35 per ticket.
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National podcast speaker
Warhawks College Republicans are proud to welcome Matt Walsh, a national speaker and podcast host of The Daily Wire. This free event is 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Hyland Hall, room 2203. We will dive into social issues surrounding life, gender and marriage. This free event is open to everyone. People with differing views are welcome and encouraged to ask questions. Contact BeauchamJE16@uww.edu with questions.
Child in Warhawk gear in the stands at Perkins Stadium.
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.
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A Place With the Pigs

The College of Arts and Communication is pleased to announce the first show of the Theatre/Dance season: “A Place with the Pigs” by Athol Fugard. Directed by Bruce Cohen, this production will run in Barnett Theatre from Oct. 5-8 with 7:30 p.m. show times. A closing performance will be at 2 p.m., Oct. 9.
Additional Events
Mash-Up Exhibit
Last viewing is Sept. 29
Roberta's Art Gallery
Warhawk head.
Warhawk Football vs. UW-Stout
Running back Alex Peete runs the football.

Warhawk Football takes on UW-Stout at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Perkins Stadium. The live stream will be abailable at uwwtv.housing.uww.edu/.

Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
Sports Events
Women's Soccer vs. Viterbo
6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28
Soccer Practice Field
Men's Soccer vs. Loras
7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29
Soccer Practice Field
Volleyball vs. UW-River Falls
7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
Volleyball vs. Grinnell
12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
Women's Soccer vs. UW-River Falls
4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2
Soccer Practice Field
Notes for Faculty and Staff

Warhawk Wellness.

Flu shots available

Flu shots for faculty, staff and spouses are available at your doctor’s office or pharmacy. They are free with your insurance. Use your medical benefit at any in-network doctor or pharmacy by showing your Navitus card. Additional vaccines are also available, including pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis, shingles, measles, mumps, varicella, and meningitis.

There are also on-campus opportunities to get your flu shot.
Notes for Students
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WiSys Quick Pitch

WiSys Quick Pitch, which will be Oct. 20 in Hyland Hall Room 1301, aims to encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking by inspiring students to consider the impact of their current research or other innovative ideas they may have. This competition helps teach how to present research findings and/or innovative ideas to a wider audience in a jargon free and non-technical manner. There are monetized awards for the winners and a chance to compete at the state level. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 1.
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New grill in Ike Schaffer Commons

Have you tried the new Ike’s Grill at Ike Schaffer Commons in the University Center yet? Enjoy custom-made sandwiches or choose from one of our crafted campus signature sandwiches. Take a peek below at our online menu!
New beginnings.
Support for sexual assault and harassment
As a reminder, University Health and Counseling and New Beginnings are here for you if you need support regarding sexual assault and harassment. You can reach UHCS at 262-472-1305 and New Beginnings at 262-723-4653.
Focus on Energy Partnership
UW-Whitewater has partnered with Focus on Energy on a UW System-wide promotion to offer energy efficiency products to utility rate payers at a significant discount. Products such as LED light bulbs will help you reduce your home energy use and reduce your utility bills. These discounts are only available through Oct. 4, so act today!
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In the Community


Free to-go spaghetti meals
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!
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. 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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