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Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
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Pilar Melero to receive statewide honor for diversity efforts
Pilar Melero, professor of languages and literatures, will receive the 2021 University Lifetime of Service Award from the State Council on Affirmative Action on Friday, Oct. 29, at the annual diversity awards program at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Recipients include state agencies, educators and other individuals whose efforts resulted in more inclusive workplaces, equity in healthcare, community-building and mentoring for young people.
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TIME CHANGE: Tommy Thompson to visit on Oct. 27 as campus celebrates vaccination success
UW System President Tommy Thompson will visit UW-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, which will begin at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, outside the Connor University Center on the north Wyman Mall, and will feature performances by the members of the Warhawk Marching Band — including the “Warhawk Strut” — an appearance by Willie Warhawk, remarks from university and student leaders, and light refreshments.
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Willie with a band member.
It's Homecoming Week!
UW-Whitewater's 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 week of Oct. 24-30.
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National Nontraditional Student Recognition Week
Congratulations to the nontraditional/adult students receiving the Outstanding Adult Student Award for 2021. This award recognizes the student’s dedication to academics and the positive influence they make in the college classroom. This year’s recipients are:
  • Kassy Bertz, accounting major
  • Tracy Cochran, marketing major
  • Julie Guenther, elementary education major
  • Kate Jo Jackson, environmental science major
  • Lowell Kellogg, occupational safety major
  • Jacob Lakowske, accounting major
  • Kurt Lichtfuss, liberal arts major
  • Patricia Rodriguez, early child care and education major
Congratulations as well to the Concern for Adults Returning to Education award winners for 2021. This award recognizes faculty or staff members who have provided extraordinary support and encouragement to returning adult students transitioning back into the college classroom. This year’s recipients are:
  • Jennifer Anderson, associate professor of social work
  • Teresa Lind, lecturer of art and design
The award ceremony will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, via Webex.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Hannah Keziah Augustin, film studies and English major, who was recently published in the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s “The Margins.” Her poem describes how the Philippine government demolished the only house her family ever owned in Manila to build a bridge. AAWW is devoted to developing and publishing creative writing by Asian Americans. Read poem »

In the Media
Jenna Cushing-Leubner, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, was a guest paneliston a Minnesota Public Radio show called "The heartache and grief of losing your parents' language" with Ia Xiong and Lauren Yuen. The three talked about reclaiming heritage/home languages and the impacts of intergenerational trauma on “language loss” and healing from intergenerational traumas through heritage language education and multilingual ethnic studies. MPR News »

Upcoming Events
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Warhawk Alley's Halloween Spooktacular Prize Wheel
Warhawks, this is your last chance for Warhawk Alley's Halloween Spooktacular event! Stop by Friday and Saturday from 6-10 p.m. to bowl, spin the prize wheel and participate for a chance to win some spooky prizes.
Warhawk Alley events
Cristina Ballatori and Kevin Chance.

Faculty Concert

Join Cristina Ballatori, flute, and Kevin Chance, piano, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, for an eclectic program of works inspired by songs and dances. The program will feature a selection of major repertoire including Franz Schubert’s Introduction and Variations (Opus 160) on Trockne Blumen from Die Schone Mullerin and Robert Muczynski’s Sonata, Op. 14.
Additional Events
Roberta's Art Gallery Purple Pride Photo Contest
Now until Nov. 3, submit up to three purple pride photos for a chance to win an awesome prize bundle and have your winning piece be hung in the University Center.
Movie: Hocus Pocus
Oct. 28-30
Summers Auditorium
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Women’s Tennis Earns 15th Straight WIAC Championship
Women's tennis team.

Congratulations to the Women's Warhawk Tennis team for claiming their 15th straight WIAC championship!
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Check out UWW-TV's Matthew Bruzas, journalism major, as he provides a sports update for campus.
Sports Events
Women's Soccer vs. Augustana
6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26
Soccer Practice Field
Volleyball vs. UW-Stout (Scotie Hudson Bobblehead)
6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
Football vs. UW-Eau Claire (Homecoming)
1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30
Perkins Stadium
Volleyball vs. Lakeland (Senior Day)
4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
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Provost John Chenoweth.

Provost office hours
Please join Provost John Chenoweth for open office hours 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Fireplace Lounge at UW-Whitewater at Rock County. There is no agenda for this session, so feel free to drop in for questions and discussion.
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Upcoming Events
Open Gym and Fitness Center
1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26
Free access to the Williams Cultural Center Gym, open recreation, and fitness center
Noon-12:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1
Hyatt Smith Commons
Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Visualize Your Wellness Workshop

Join us for Visualize Your Wellness, a virtual and inspiring workshop to help you visualize your wellness. From 12:30-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, we will cover three essential movements:
  1. SAVERS: determine how you can be your own life saver
  2. Explore the poetic inspiration of Amanda Gorman’s The Miracle of Morning
  3. Create your personal vision board
Workshop materials will be provided.
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United Way Campaign

The 2021 UW-Whitewater United Way Campaign ends this Saturday, Oct. 30, and we need your help. Please consider supporting this campus-wide initiative that makes a tremendous impact in our local community. Every dollar helps and makes a difference.
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Notes for Students
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Winterim 2022 registration opening soon

Winterim 2022 registration opens the week of Nov. 1, 2021. The term is Dec. 29, 2021, through Jan. 14, 2022, with each course lasting three weeks. Students may take only one course during Winterim. All Winterim courses are 100% online.
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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:
  • 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 2
  • 2:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 6
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7
No appointment is necessary, so we'll see you there! Note the new location: L1216 Andersen
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Wisconsin Haunted Road Trip
Looking for a spooky way to celebrate Halloween weekend? The UC's latest blog, "Wisconsin Haunted Road Trip," takes you on a wild ride to some of the scariest places in Wisconsin — all on a convenient route that starts right here in Whitewater! Plan this fun weekend trip by giving it a read.
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Reminder to lock your vehicles
University Police have become aware of a number of thefts from vehicles in our surrounding area of the Whitewater campus. We urge you to lock your vehicles at all times and to not leave any valuables, such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, wallets, cash and credit cards in your car.

If you know of a crime or are a witness or victim of a crime, report it to your appropriate police agency. University Police can be contacted at 911 for emergencies, 262-472-4660 for non-emergency and related business items, or police@uww.edu (email is NOT actively monitored).
In the Community

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The Great British Baking Tour: Holiday Edition
Join Claire Evans, former United Kingdom resident, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, for a delightful culinary tour of the UK. Learn about making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, their origins, and the particular parts of the UK they hail from. As it’s the holidays, she’ll focus on festive baking in particular. She’ll translate the trickiest parts of British recipes for Americans so you can try them in your own kitchen. Pick up useful travel tips as well, just in case you’d like to create your own tour!
A person dances in front of a fountain.

LGBTQ+ celebration photos
People gathered in front of the Cultural Arts Center in Whitewater to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community on Saturday, Oct. 23. The event was organized by students from the Whitewater High School Gay-Straight Alliance and UW-Whitewater’s PB Poorman Pride Center and IMPACT, along with the Unity Project, Studio 84, First United Methodist Church, The Book Teller, and Whitewater Unites Lives.

Community Events and Resources
Basket of green vegetables.

Whitewater City Market
4-7 p.m., Tuesdays by the Depot Museum. This is the last outdoor market of the season; the market moves indoor Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to noon starting Nov. 6 at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center St.
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.
Free spaghetti dinners available
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!
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