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Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021
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Warhawks Giving Tuesday — Make it a tradition!
Warhawks stick together and help each other rise to success. Start a new holiday tradition today by supporting UW-Whitewater! Make a difference in the lives of Warhawk students as you support the Warhawks Give (Greatest Needs) Fund or the Warhawk Emergency Fund. Warhawks Giving Tuesday – make it a tradition!
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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.-noon, 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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December commencement
December's commencement ceremony 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. Students can pick up their tickets at the Registrar’s Office in Roseman between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jodi Simek, international education manager, who served on the panel “Immigration Hot Topic Debrief” on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators All-Region Summit, where she spoke about analyzed current and upcoming immigration hot topics/issues.
Upcoming Events
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TDS Telecom Virtual Career Trek
Learn about career possibilities with TDS Telecom from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1. TDS Telecom hires many majors, including all business-related majors, communication, computer science and more. More than 75 UW-Whitewater graduates have been hired at TDS Telecom.
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Comedian Chris James.
Comedian Chris James
UC Live will be hosting comedian Chris James at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Down Under. This free show is one that you won’t want to miss, as Chris is known for his relatable jokes that are bound to make you laugh your socks off!
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Frosty Fun Bingo
Join us for Frosty Fun Bingo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the University Center's Hamilton Room! This event is free and open to the first 200 people, so make sure to get there when the doors open!
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Warhawk Football vs. Central (Iowa) on Saturday
Warhawk Football (12-0 overall) advanced to the national quarterfinals after beating DePauw 45-0. They will now face eighth-ranked Central (Iowa) at noon this Saturday, Dec. 4, at Perkins Stadium.
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Gala Benefit Concert
An annual tradition, the Department of Music presents the Gala Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Young Auditorium. The Gala concert features works from every student ensemble in the department and all proceeds benefit the Music Department Scholarship Fund, which allows the department to recognize students for their talents and academic excellence.
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Series room request deadline
Don't find yourself without a series (recurring) room reservation this spring semester! Reservation's recurring room request priority deadline is Friday, Dec. 10, so fill out the form below to make sure you're covered.
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Notes for Campus
Warhawk Pantry donation drive

The Warhawk Pantry is expanding to offer school supplies and winter clothing, and donations are greatly appreciated to help build this inventory to help students. Items can be dropped off any time at the Warhawk Pantry exterior entrance at Drumlin 143. Donation bins are also located in Andersen Library near the front entrance, Hyland Hall atrium, Center of the Arts Hinklin Theater, Winther Hall main entrance, and UC next to the north main entrance.

We also encourage cash donations to the Warhawk Emergency Fund. To donate, click on the link below and select "Warhawk Emergency Fund" from the drop-down menu.
Monetary donations
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Winther Counseling Services available to Warhawk community

Winther Counseling Services is available for free and confidential sessions for students, faculty, staff and the public. Virtual sessions may be available in exceptional circumstances. Counselors-in-training working toward their Master of Science in Counseling provide the counseling and outreach services, supervised by faculty in the Department of Counselor Education.
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Stay warm this winter with help from The Community Space
The Community Space, located at 834 E. Milwaukee St. (across from 841 Brewhouse), has what you need to stay warm this winter — and it’s all free! Coats, hats, gloves and more are available 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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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Holiday Survival Guide Seminar

We all have feelings about the holidays. For many, it's a wonderful time of celebration, family gatherings and joyful times. For others, it's a time of sadness and feeling overwhelmed. This seminar, at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 8, will help participants examine sources of holiday stress and learn strategies for coping and managing their emotions, time, relationships and finances. Share ideas for organizing holiday tasks and managing holiday demands, and look at the role of holiday traditions.
In the Community

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Downtown Whitewater's Parade of Lights Powered by Generac
Downtown Whitewater will be hosting a holiday parade after sunset on Friday, Dec. 3. Follow the event for additional details of activities before and after the parade!
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Reading Challenge
Are you ready for a reading challenge that is out of this world? Join the NASA@ My Library Reading Challenge hosted by the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, for ages six and up. If you accept this challenge, you will:
  • Earn reading badges and prize entries for every hour you read, up to ten hours.
  • Get to try space experiments, activities and crafts that are fun for your whole family.
  • Learn about the James Webb Space Telescope that will launch on Dec. 18.
Up for the challenge? Register below! This month-long challenge kicks off on Dec. 1.

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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