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Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
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Hands-on Research with an Impact
Dale Splinter, professor of geology, geography and environmental science, works with his students to test tributaries suspected of bringing high levels of phosphorus and other pollutants into Geneva Lake in southeastern Wisconsin. Splinter’s undergraduate research project tested 16 streams around the lake from May to October in 2021. Along the way, his students gained valuable hands-on experience collecting and analyzing data.
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Veterans Week
Veterans Week is an opportunity for all to acknowledge those who have served in our nation's military. To all Warhawks who have served in the Armed Forces, we would like to say thank you and to remind you that we have many dedicated faculty and staff members here to help you find success at UW-Whitewater. Please join us for a schedule of events to honor Veterans Week.
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Native American Heritage Month
UW-Whitewater recognizes November as Native American Heritage Month. To celebrate, everyone is invited to learn how to make Native American fried bread at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the lounge of McCutchan Hall. UW-Whitewater's Native American Support Services will be taking a deeper dive into the importance of fried bread in the Native American culture (and there will be bread to try)!
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who will co-present at the 2021 ErgoX virtual symposium hosted by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Nov. 8-10. His joint-presentation session is “Trustworthiness of AI/Robotics: Bridging the Gaps between Humans and Robots in Construction Safety "Impact of VR-based training on Human-Robot Interaction in Construction Robotics Teleoperation" from noon-1 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2021. Read more »

Kudos to Katherine Drechsler, assistant professor of social work, and Sarah Hessenauer, professor of social work, for receiving the Best Empirical Article Award from the Journal of Social Work Education for their article "Engage in diversity and difference in practice competency: Exploring the explicit curriculum and outcome measures of graduate social work programs" at the Council of Social Work Education annual meeting. Additional Kudos to Dreschler and Hessenauer for presenting, along with Kristen Prock, assistant professor of social work, "Familiarity and Attitudes of Evidence-Based Practice: Implications for Social Work Education" at the same conference.

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present the paper "Death by Robots and Ubers: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, and Risk” at the Social Science History Association Annual Conference on Nov. 13, 2021. Read more »

New Employees/New Roles
University Marketing and Communications welcomed Chris Hilbelink as art director for the department. Welcome, Chris, and congratulations on your new role!

Upcoming Events
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Help us spread kindness
In honor of World Kindness Day, the University Center wants to spread as much kindness as possible! To do so, they're asking for your help by taking a moment to write down something kind on their board outside of Freshens. It will be up today through Sunday.
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Poet Aman Batra
UC Live will be hosting a free poetry performance from poet Aman Batra at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, in the Down Under. Aman is a nationally known Punjabi American poet who is a National Poetry Slam finalist as well as a well-known TEDx speaker.

UC Live events
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Guess That Show Trivia
Do you know everything there is to know about TV? Test your skills at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, in the Hamilton Room. Guess That Show Trivia is free, will be tons of fun, and will feature prizes for the top three winning teams! Make sure to register your team at uww.edu/uclive.
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Adapted from Roald Dahl’s modern classic book, The BFG will be showing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Young Auditorium. Go along with Sophie when she is snatched from her bed by a giant — and although she fears that he’s going to eat her, she quickly discovers the giant has no intention of harming her. After all, he is the Big Friendly Giant! This tale is great fun for the whole family.
Illustration of a female wearing glasses holding a spear.

She Kills Monsters

Meet Agnes, an average girl who wished her life had more adventure. After a family tragedy, she finds herself skeptically discovering the world of Dungeons & Dragons and getting much more than she bargained for on a journey of self-discovery and understanding that features combat, comedy, and love. Directed by Sara J. Griffin, She Kills Monsters will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-19 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 20-21.
Additional Events
Current Debates Over Teaching Diversity and Inclusion
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10
Hyland Hall, room 1300 or Webex
Movie: Space Jam & Space Jam: New Legacy
Nov. 11-13
Summers Auditorium
Sonict Ensemble
7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12
Light Recital Hall
UW-W COMPSCI Programming Competition
1-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12
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Swim and Dive Teams Top UW-Oshkosh
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Men's and women's swimming and diving teams started Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition Saturday afternoon with dual victories at UW-Oshkosh.

The Warhawk women posted a 168-113 triumph, and the men recorded a 140-112 win.

The Warhawk swimming and diving teams will take on UW-La Crosse at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Williams Center Pool.
Sports Events
Women's Basketball vs. Calvin
6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9
Williams Center Gym
Wrestling vs. Parkside
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10
Williams Center Gym
Men's Basketball vs. Gustavus Adolphus
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12
Williams Center Gym
Men's Basketball vs. Whitworth
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13
Williams Center Gym
Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
Notes for Campus

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Dining Services wants your feedback

We want to know how we're doing! Please take a few minutes to fill out our online survey. People enrolled in a weekly meal or Dining Dollar plan, MyMeals, or those who have Purple Points will receive an email with a link to the survey. There will also be cards with a QR code and unique link at each dining location. Every survey is anonymous.
Dining Services
International and Exchange Students: federal regulations governing academic requirements

Requirements and regulations for international and exchange students have changed a lot in the past three years, whether due to governmental policy, COVID-19, or a mix of both. Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, for a virtual discussion to understand the current academic requirements and unique limitations placed on international and exchange students, the regulatory hurdles they may encounter, and where to get help.
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., Thursday, Dec. 2
  • 2:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7
No appointment is needed, and we will be located in L1216 Andersen.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Visualize Your Wellness Workshop: Spots still open!

Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for an inspiring session to help you visualize your wellness.

  1. Determine how you can be your own life saver.
  2. Explore the poetic inspiration of Amanda Gorman's The Miracle of Morning, which will help open a door to healing, as well to human kindness.
  3. Create your personal vision board. Bring your goals, photos, favorite quotes, personal affirmations, and whatever else inspires and motivates you!
This workshop is facilitated by Angie Alesci and will be held 12:30-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
In the Community

Searching for Big Foot in Wisconsin.

Are we alone in the woods?
Join Jay Bachochin, founder of The Wisconsin Paranormal Investigators, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, for a virtual (Zoom) quest to find Bigfoot, hosted by the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. Bachochin has been investigating The Wisconsin Sasquatch and Dogman and has witnessed several sightings over the years.
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Whitewater's public library, Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, offers free craft time for adults at 4:30 p.m. every other Monday in the library's Community Room. The next session will be Monday, Nov. 15. See you there!

Library events
Community Events and Resources
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Whitewater City Market
Join us Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to noon 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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