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Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
Ma’iingan Hall.
UW-Whitewater’s newest residence hall named to honor the area’s Native American roots
All are welcome to attend a ceremonial naming celebration for Ma’iingan Hall, the new student residence hall nestled into a hill on the north side of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. The event is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the hall, located at 451 Warhawk Drive.

In the Ojibwe language, “Ma’iingan” means “wolf.” In Ojibwe culture, the wolf serves as guide and teacher, an example of perseverance, intelligence and fidelity to family. It is commonly pronounced on campus as “my-IN-gan.”

The name resulted from one person’s desire to learn.
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Ozgul Kartal talks with students sitting around a table.
WHY I TEACH: Ozgul Kartal
In WHY I TEACH, Ozgul Kartal, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, talks about teaching how to teach. Her aspiring teachers in the College of Education and Professional Studies come to her classes to develop a roadmap they will use with their own elementary and middle school students in mathematics. They develop and test the models that will inspire interest and understanding in young learners. The underlying goals, Kartal said, are “deep learning, problem solving and reasoning.”
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Warhawks continue medal-winning tradition, athletic excellence at Paralympic Games
By any definition, the two years leading up to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, had been a test of will, commitment and athleticism. And when the medals were given out after the game, even the COVID-19 protocols smiled on the victors.

Instead of Paralympics officials distributing the medals, each player took a gold medal and put it around the neck of a teammate. In that moment, safety protocols meant that brothers honored brothers.
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Salute to Grads
It's almost time, Graduates! Take care of your graduation needs at Salute to Grads from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, inside the Bookstore. Order your cap and gown and get 15% off diploma frames at the event. Representatives from Alumni Relations, the Registrar's Office, Financial Services, Jostens and Churchill Frames will be there to answer questions.
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Student speaking on stage at commencement.
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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In the Media
Robert Benjamin, professor of physics, was among the scientists who found a break in one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, a discovery that offers information on the structure of our galaxy in the Lake Geneva Regional News. »

Paralympian and Academic Advisor John Boie and his journey to Paralympics gold on Team USA in men’s wheelchair basketball are profiled in the Janesville Gazette. »

Person paints a road in rainbow colors.
UW-Whitewater’s PB Poorman Pride Center and IMPACT, along with other allies, will be celebrating the LGBTQ+ community at noon on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Cultural Arts Center in Whitewater. The event will feature family-friendly music and entertainment including performances by Volunteer Members of the Warhawk Marching Band, student drag performer Victorya Attwood, singer/songwriter Felix Ramsey, and more.
Daily Jefferson County Union
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Nick Hwang, assistant professor of media arts and game development, talks about his work with software company Cycling74 to create a remote collaboration tool for experimental virtual artists, musicians and installation artists around the world. The project, Collab-Hub, helps users work together to make music, art or multiplayer games, regardless of the computer systems or creative applications they use.
Upcoming Events
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.
Hawk Career Fair.
Meet with potential employers
The Hawk Career Fair, which is open to students and alumni, offers in-person and virtual opportunities. All majors are welcome.

In person
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6
  • DLK Kachel Fieldhouse in the Williams Center
  • 2-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19
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Diversity Forum.
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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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.
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Music Through The Decades Trivia
UC Live will be hosting Music Through the Decades Trivia at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Down Under. The top three teams to participate will get awesome prizes for their knowledge on music from the 1940s through 2021! Visit uww.edu/uclive to sign up.
Two people singing.
Music Mosaics: Bach Arias and Beyond: Works for voice with instrumental obligato
UW-Whitewater faculty will perform a program of vocal works with obbligato instruments by Bach, Brahms and Mahler at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, in Light Recital Hall. The concert will feature Rachel Wood, mezzo-soprano; Myung Hee Chung, piano; Leanne League, violin and viola; Benjamin Whitcomb, cello; Cristina Ballatori, flute; and Matt Onstad, trumpet.
Child in Warhawk gear in the stands at Perkins Stadium.
Mental Health Fair
University Health and Counseling Services will be hosting a mental health fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the University Center Hamilton Room. Join us for chair massages, plant giveaways, therapy dogs and refreshments! Depression and anxiety screenings will be offered as well as mental health kits.
Fall Harvest Party.

Sustainability Fall Harvest Party

Join us for an open house 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Campus Garden. Enjoy kale chips harvested from the garden and cooked by Dining Services, cookies from the SweetSpot Bakehouse, and outdoor games provided by Warhawk Alley. Tabling will offer more sustainability-related information and opportunities.
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Additional Events
Movie: Raya and the Last Dragon
Oct. 7-9
Summers Auditorium
Warhawk head.
Warhawk Football vs. Platteville
Running back Alex Peete runs the football.

Warhawk Football takes on UW-Platteville at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 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
Volleyball vs. UW-La Crosse (Dig for a Cure Night)
7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
Women's Tennis - Warhawk Fall Invite
Day 1: 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 8
Day 2: 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 Tennis Courts
Women's Soccer vs. UW-Stevens Point
6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9
Soccer Practice Field
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Fall graphic with pumpkins.

Fall Fest Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 5
  • Bag Toss Tournament: 12-1 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Painting: all day, Hyatt Smith Commons

Wednesday, Oct. 6
  • Carnival on the Quad: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dunk the Dean in the Dunk Tank: noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 7
  • Carnival on the Quad: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dunk the Dean in the Dunk Tank: noon-1 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Painting: all day, Hyatt Smith Commons
  • Food Drive: Bring non-perishable food items for the campus food pantry and you could win UW-Whitewater Rock gear! Each item you bring is a chance to win.
  • Flu vaccine clinic: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hyatt Smith Fireplace Lounge

Upcoming Events
Open Gym and Fitness Center
1-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6
Williams Cultural Center Gym
Noon-12:50 p.m., Oct, Sept. 11
Hyatt Smith Commons
Notes for Campus

Drawing of a pink heart.
UW-Whitewater celebrates National Campus Children's Centers Week

The staff, children and families of UW-Whitewater's Children's Center are the heart of our campus! Show your support for by decorating and hanging a heart in your office or department window throughout the week. The children will be searching for the displayed hearts while they take walks around campus.
Illustration of birds wearing UW-Whitewater gear.

Family Fest sale at the Bookstore

Need some new UW-Whitewater gear before Family Fest? Stop by the Bookstore and get 20% off clothing and apparel now through Oct. 10. This offer is valid in-store and online.
Illustration of the watertower by campus.
UC Blog: Who Were the Whitewater Spiritualists?
Catch the latest UC blog "Who Were the Whitewater Spiritualists?" — it's the perfect read to get you into the halloween mood! This blog takes a deeper look into the spiritualists that used to call Whitewater home and offers insight to some of Whitewater's strange and spooky history.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff

Warhawk Wellness.

Open Enrollment

Need help with open enrollment, signing up for benefits or navigating the portal? Sign up for a 25-minute benefit enrollment assistance session with a member of the benefits team to address any questions you have and provide assistance with open enrollment. Open enrollment is from Sept. 27 through Oct. 22.
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Notes for Students
Looking for federal aid to help pay for college?
2022-2023 FAFSA is available

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for the 2022-2023 academic year, which includes fall 2022, spring 2023, and summer 2023. Students need to complete the FAFSA to be considered for grants, federal loans, and employment (Federal Work-Study).
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UW-Whitewater app

The official UW-Whitewater App is available to download. It allows you to connect to campus events and resources, manage your academic and social calendars and stay in touch with your classmates and instructors.

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Vaccinated students enter for a chance to win first choice on residence hall
Students who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and reported their record to UW-Whitewater by Oct. 31 will be entered into a raffle to get their first choice of residence hall for Fall 2022. Two students will be randomly selected and awarded “first assignment rights” for university housing. Winners will be chosen later this fall. Students must be enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year and have a housing contract for 2022-23 to be eligible.

Congratulations to the recent $500 winners:
Joseph Barnes, business administration
Desiree Gonzalez, marketing major
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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