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Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
Enactus team cheers.
National champion Enactus team takes on the world
UW-Whitewater will represent the U.S. in the Enactus World Cup, joining 34 other teams from across the globe, from Oct. 14-21. Enactus is a nonprofit organization, supported by business leaders from around the globe and guided by educators, whose mission was to have students identify needs within a community, and then use business principles they learn in the classroom to solve these issues. Warhawk students are working to tackle preventable blindness across the globe.
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Hawk Career Fair.
Virtual Career Fair
The latest Hawk Career Fair, 2-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, will be virtual. It is open to both students and alumni, and all majors are welcome.
Career fair
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Family Fest
We hope everyone enjoyed Family Fest as much as we did! Thank you to all students, staff and faculty who make this weekend possible. Revisit the fun with these photos of Family Fest and the football game.
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Students track Blanding’s turtles for research and better conservation practices
Students helped track Blanding’s turtle hatchlings to find out how well a conservation practice called “headstarting” improves hatchling survival. Their results were published in a June edition of the Journal of Herpetology.
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$500 winner
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 winner, Sean Logan, business major.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Akiko Yoshida, associate professor of sociology, who was a visiting speaker at Florida SouthWestern State College on Oct. 14 with a presentation titled “Hate Crimes Against People of Asian Descent: Backgrounds, Impacts, and Lessons for a Better Future.” Read more »

Kudos to Robert Benjamin, professor of physics, who was among the astronomers who discovered a gigantic cavity in space while analyzing 3D maps of the shapes and sizes of nearby molecular clouds. A paper on the discovery was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. Read more »

Kudos to Ever Aroca, political science major and resident assistant in University Housing, who was awarded the Wisconsin College Personnel Association Andrew Luptak Undergraduate Student Leader Award. The honor recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student leader who is enrolled in a college or university in Wisconsin and is interested in pursuing a career in student affairs.

Kudos to faculty members Jolly Emrey and Monica Lineberger, from the Department of Political Science, who were named co-editors of the Law and Politics Book Review, an electronic publication of the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. In the 26 years since it was founded by the late Herbert Jacob of Northwestern University, it has become the premier review for books related to law and politics and law and society, with more than 1,000 subscribers in more than 39 countries around the world.
New Employees/New Roles
Congratulations to the following employees on their new roles!

John Fons has been named as the permanent director of Continuing Education, after serving in the interim role for more than three years.

Stacie Collins has accepted the position of education outreach coordinator for Continuing Education, after serving in the position for about three months.

University Marketing and Communications welcomed Becca Knapp as project manager for the department. Becca is a Warhawk alum who had previously worked as a communication specialist and graphic designer in Continuing Education.
In the Media
Students at UW-Whitewater reported a 70% COVID-19 vaccination rate as of Sept. 24, reaching the milestone five weeks ahead of the recently extended UW System deadline of Oct. 31. Vaccinated students are now eligible for the UW System drawing of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000 each that will take place later in the fall. The university also received support from alumni and donors to fund weekly $500 drawings, totaling an additional $20,000 in vaccine incentives. Beloit Daily News »

Upcoming Events
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Operation: Job Ready Veterans
Operation: Job Ready Veterans is hosting an event until 4 p.m., today, Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Veterans Lounge in the Anderson Library. Veteran alumni, Ryan Lonergan, will be conducting resume, interviewing and job searching workshops for student veterans, dependents and spouses.
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Meet the Artist
Stop by Roberta's Art Gallery between 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, as they host "Meet the Artist" with artist Diana Chu. Light refreshments will be provided for those that attend, along with a great opportunity to learn more about Chu and her amazing work.
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Mario Kart Video Game Tournament
Calling all Mario Kart fans! Warhawk Alley is having their first Mario Kart tournament of the year on at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13. For only $5, you can participate in a fun tournament and play for a chance to win the grand prize — a Nintendo Switch Lite!
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Housing Fair
Want to learn more about your on- and off-campus living opportunities? The 2021 Housing Fair will be going on from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Hamilton Room of the University Center. University Housing and a variety of landlords will be there to answer question and provide insight.
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Open mic night
Warm up your pipes, because it's the first open mic night of the year! This free event is a great way to show off your singing voice, crack a few jokes or read a poem. Check it out at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the University Center's Down Under. For more information and to sign up to perform, visit the link below.
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Jazz I Ensemble with Guest Artist Robert Hurst
The UW-Whitewater Jazz Ensemble I will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14 in Light Recital Hall. Guest artist Robert Hurst will perform his own compositions as well as others. Funded by a generous contribution from Stefan Gieryn and the Evolution Visiting Jazz Artist Fund, this event features one of the top jazz bassists in the world.
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A diversity experience
Boxes and Walls, a virtual oppression experience, will be available on Canvas starting on Monday, Oct. 18. This year we will be showcasing Black, LGBTQA+, mental health and intersectionality experiences. Each experience will be designed to allow participants to feel and/or sense what life is like from these various diverse perspectives. Faculty can request this as part of their course.
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Homecoming celebrations

UW-Whitewater's 2021 Homecoming celebrations are back — and more exciting than ever! You'll find friendly and competitive opportunities for both individual students as well as organizations. Join us for this long-standing tradition of celebrating the campus community for the entire homecoming week of Oct. 24-30.
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Additional Events
Crossman Gallery Exhibition: Hyphenated
in exhibit through Nov. 5
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts
Movie: Old
Oct. 14-16
Summers Auditorium
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WIAC Champs
Golf team holds a WIAC champs sign.

The UW-Whitewater Warhawk Golf team claims its fifth consecutive WIAC championship and punches its ticket to the NCAA Championship! Congrats to head coach Andrea Wieland and the Warhawks!

Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
Sports Events
Volleyball vs. Dubuque (Fan Appreciation Night)
7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
Women's Soccer vs. Carthage
7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13
Soccer Practice Field
Women's Tennis vs. UW-Stout
12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16
Tennis Courts
Notes for Campus

People smiling.
Explore graduate preparation and opportunities in school psychology

The Department of School Psychology welcomes you to an information session at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Laurentide Hall, Room 4012. Learn what it could be like to be a school psychologist, meet students and faculty in the program, and find out how to apply and how to receive support.
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Updates from UWWTV

Did you know that students from the UWWTV program offer weekly updates? Click on the button below for an update with host Kylie Jacobs, journalism major, as they bring you all of the latest news happening around Wisconsin and nationwide.
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.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Virtual Benefit Fair

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the benefits fair will be virtual this year. Sessions with benefit vendors will provide information and a chance to ask questions of the vendor in a group setting. Webinars are hosted by the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), the health plan carriers, the supplemental plan carriers and the spending and savings account plan administrator.
List of webinars
Robert Gruber award

MyMeals for staff members

Did you know that staff members can sign up for a MyMeals dining plan? You can save up to 34% when you use MyMeals and add dining dollars for flexibility at any time! Staff MyMeals plans do not expire and you have the option of a payroll deduction. Skip the meal prep! Dine on campus and keep your parking spot! Stop by the HawkCard office to sign up or click the link below.
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Academic Staff Assembly meeting
All academic staff members (and guests) are welcome to attend Academic Staff Assembly meetings. The next meeting is 12:30-1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13. Meetings will be held via Webex until further notice. ASA is committed to making all meetings and documents as accessible as possible. If you need assistance or accommodations in order to access a meeting or document, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing acadstaff@uww.edu.
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Notes for Students
Looking for federal aid to help pay for college?
Warhawk Pantry

The Warhawk Pantry, located in Drumlin Dining Hall, room 143, provides a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for students and others to obtain food, toiletries, school supplies, and information about other resources available to them.
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Hired Before Graduation.
Attention graduating seniors!

If you have landed a job, earned admission to graduate school or started a company before commencement, join us to have your photo taken professionally and posted to our Hired Before Graduation social media campaign. This year's event dates are be Dec. 2, 6 and 7. Times and locations are TBD. No appointment is necessary, so we'll see you there!
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Call for submissions — Undergraduate Research Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting submissions for the 2021 Fall Undergraduate Research Day on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room. After more than a year of virtual conferences we are excited to be hosting this day in person in our traditional poster/oral presentation format.
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In the Community


Explore haunted sites throughout Whitewater
October is the perfect time for spooky, fun adventures — and here's your chance to some of Whitewater's most famous haunted sites that are usually closed to the public! From 5-10 p.m., Friday, October 15, enjoy a night of spirit-related stories and unique, behind-the-scenes access to explore haunted sites throughout Whitewater with the Whitewater Spirit Tour.

The City of Whitewater, also known as "Second Salem," has a rich spiritual history and a multitude of stories of witches, ghosts, alleged murders, and occult practices. Hear the story of the Morris Pratt Institute, Mary Worth and the Winchester Family, serial killer Nellie Horan, the Poison Widow, and other fascinating legends.
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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.
Shockwave Haunts
Join us for haunted Friday and Saturday nights at The Fuzzy Pig, located at N8660 Clover Valley Road in Whitewater.
Spooky Storytime
Celebrate the season with a spooky storytime featuring local author Leann Schwandt Lehner and her new book, "The Twelve Days of Halloween." There will be copies of the book for sale and goodie bags to go. This outdoor event at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, will be free fun for the whole family. Don’t forget your costume!
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