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Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
70% student vaccination rate.
Tommy Thompson to visit on Oct. 27 as campus celebrates vaccination success
UW System President Tommy Thompson will visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and join students, faculty and staff in a campus-wide celebration to mark the success of the university’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Everyone is welcome to attend the event.
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December Commencement
Commencement will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. in Kachel Fieldhouse at the Williams Center. Each student is able to invite up to seven guests. Spaces will be available for wheelchairs throughout the main floor of the fieldhouse. Overflow seating will be available in the Timmerman Auditorium located in Hyland Hall if needed. At this time, face masks are required.
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Willie with a band member.
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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Edric Johnson teaching a class.
WHY I TEACH: Edric Johnson
Edric Johnson, professor of curriculum and instruction, sees teaching as a performing art and helps future elementary and middle school teachers integrate drama in their classrooms. It’s about helping them be better teachers — and the bravest version of themselves.
Student speaking on stage at commencement.
Last chance at $7,000 scholarships
Attention vaccinated students! If you have not submitted your COVID-19 vaccination record to UW-Whitewater, you are missing out on the chance to win one of 70 $7,000 scholarships. Don’t delay! Submit your record by Oct. 31 for a chance to win.
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Undergraduate Research Day.
Undergraduate Research Day
Please join us for Undergraduate Research Day from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, October 21, in the Hamilton Room of the University Center. This event allows undergraduate students from all disciplines to present their research in poster or oral format. Students will be stationed with their research, so start up a conversation, ask questions and learn more about their projects!
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jolly Ann Emrey, associate professor of political science, and Monica Lineberger, assistant professor of politcal 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.

Kudos to Jennifer Betters-Bubon, associate professor of counselor education, and Olamojiba Bamgbose, assistant professor of counselor education, who recently presented their research on school counselor identity in an invited pre-conference at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kudos to the national champion UW-Whitewater Enactus team who competed this week in the online Enactus World Cup, the first Wisconsin Enactus student organization to earn that honor. Using business principles to develop a business plan involving public, NGO and private partners, the students saw their project provide eye care for thousands of people in India, along with jobs and training for women workers.

In the Media
A picture of Pete the Cat wearing a mask.
Scott Peters, professor of educational foundations, who studies gifted education, commented on New York City’s proposed plan to no longer test rising kindergartners for entry into its gifted and talented program. The program uses a single test and has long attracted controversy for enrolling starkly low numbers of Black and Latino students.
The City NYC
Green and black computer code with the image of a person.
Brian Dennis, director of the Cybersecurity Center for Business, discusses increases in hacking and ransomware attacks and the need for cybersecurity workers to fend off the attackers.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Upcoming Events
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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.
Ian's Pizza!
Join us 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Ike's Grill in Ike Shaffer Commons to enjoy a Wisconsin favorite — Ian's Pizza! Only $5 per slice! Cash, credit, dining dollars, purple points and MyMeals are accepted. Ian's Pizza is available for a limited while supplies last.
Pumpkin painting graphic.
Pumpkin Painting Workshop
Join us for a pumpkin painting workshop from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in front of Roberta's Art Gallery. This free and fun event is perfect for those looking to release their inner artists and these pumpkins are 100% dorm friendly. Make sure to sign up below before spots fill!
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Does UW-Whitewater Teach Critical Race Theory?
With Critical Race Theory in the news lately, this panel will explain what it actually is and how we discuss race in UW-Whitewater classrooms. Join us for this discussion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Hyland Hall, room 1300. Virtual participation is also available.
Hypnotist Evan Gambarrdella
Hypnotist Evan Gambarrdella will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the University Center's Down Under. Evan has performed his hypnosis acts in over 19 countries and is best known for his upbeat personality and endless energy. This free event is one that you won't want to miss!
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Illustration of a spooky hand coming out of the ground.
Halloween Spooktacular Prize Wheel
Warhawk Alley is so excited for Halloween, they'll be hosting Halloween Spooktacular event the weekend of Oct. 22 AND Oct. 29! Stop by now through Sunday from 6-10 p.m. to participate for a chance to win some spooky prizes.
Whitewater symphony and chamber orchestra performing on stage.
Whitewater Symphony and Chamber Orchestra
The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra, which is a full orchestra, will be performing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, in Young Auditorium. Repertoire selections focus on standard symphonic masterworks, but include a variety of works from the classical period to modern day.
People dancing.

Homecoming BBQ tailgate

Student Diversity, Engagement and Success is hosting a BBQ tailgate 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Williams Center Parking Lot, lot 11 (B 1-9 and C 1-6). Stop by for brats, burgers, hotdogs, activities and prizes!
Additional Events
Matthew Sintchak, saxophone
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21
Light Recital Hall
Movie: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Oct. 21-23
Summers Auditorium
COMPSCI Programming Contest
1-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12
Warhawk head.
Women's soccer.

Women's soccer hosts UW-Oshkosh at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 and UW-Stout at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Both games are at Fiskum Field.

Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
Sports Events
Cross Country - Warhawk Open
4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22
Kachel Fieldhouse
Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg
5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22
Fiskum Field
Volleyball vs. Cornell (Dig Panici Night)
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
Volleyball vs. Wheaton
5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
Men's Soccer vs. Augustana
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23
Fiskum Field
Notes for Campus

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Get involved with Young Auditorium for the 2021-2022 Season

Volunteer opportunities at Young Auditorium are available for students, faculty, staff and community members. Special opportunities are available for student organizations looking for group volunteer options. Not interested in volunteering? Consider joining our Cultural Performing Arts Organization to help decide what shows come to Young Auditorium. To join, please contact cpac@uww.edu.
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Provost John Chenoweth.

Provost Office Hours

Whitewater campus
Please join Provost John Chenoweth for open office hours from 2-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the University Center Minneiska Lounge (room 161).

Rock County campus
Please join Provost John Chenoweth for open office hours from 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Fireplace Lounge.

There is no agenda for these sessions, so feel free to drop in for questions and discussion.
Admin Affairs news
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United Way Campaign
The 2021 UW-Whitewater United Way Campaign is underway. Please consider supporting this campus-wide initiative, as it makes a tremendous impact in our local community. Every dollar helps and makes a difference.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Open Enrollments ends at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22

If you haven’t completed your Open Enrollment event, please do so right away. If you have questions, tune into a UW System Human Resources Town Hall virtual presentation to review benefit changes and actions at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 20. If you’re unable to attend, a recording of the presentation will be made available on the ABE web page.
In the Community

Pride flag.

Whitewater Pride Rally
Show your pride, Warhawks! Whether you're out, thinking about coming out or an ally - we hope you'll join us to celebrate PRIDE! There will be performances, entertainment and volunteers from the UW-Whitewater Marching Band!
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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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