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Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021
Warhawk footballs celebrate in the end zone.
Football to Host National Semifinal; Game to Air Live on ESPN+
The No. 3 ranked UW-Whitewater football team will host second-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) in a semifinal of the NCAA Division III Playoffs this Saturday, Dec. 11, starting at 2:30 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.

Saturday's game will air live on ESPN+. Tickets and parking for the game can be purchased online and will be available starting today. Tickets and parking will also be available for game day purchase.
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Hired Before Graduation.
Gala Benefit Concert
The UW-Whitewater Department of Music once again bestowed its annual gift of music and beauty to the campus and surrounding community on Saturday, Dec. 4. The 2021 Gala Benefit Concert, held in the Young Auditorium, raises funds for music scholarships as it celebrates the season.
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Students walk on a sidewalk lined by trees.
Campus climate report 2021
The results of the 2021 campus climate report will be presented by members of the Divison of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs from noon-1:30 p.m. (Webex) and 3-4:30 p.m. (Webex) on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the University Center room 275 A. The results are based on the campus climate survey sent to campus in spring 2021 as part of a UW system-wide initiative to learn more about student experiences. To find out more, visit our website.
Melissa Dix.
Melissa Dix selected as student speaker for winter commencement
When Melissa Dix crosses the stage at UW-Whitewater’s winter commencement, she’ll be completing an educational journey that began more than 28 years ago.

She’s one of the 960 nontraditional undergraduate students — those who are earning a bachelor’s degree at age 25 or older — who are part of the Warhawk family. On Saturday, Dec. 18, Dix will serve as student speaker for the Class of 2021’s winter graduation ceremony at Kachel Fieldhouse in the Williams Center.
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Ray Jacobson.
Winter commencement speaker is Ray Jacobsen
Ray Jacobsen, a 1976 alum who graduated with a BSE and a minor in coaching education, will serve as speaker for the Class of 2021’s winter graduation. Jacobsen, who was also a student athlete, will talk about his commitment to learning.

"There’s always a learning cycle ahead of you that needs to be nurtured. I had and still have a prolific appetite for learning, for finding new and interesting ideas, for observing peoples and cultures and where like and unlike people are coming from."
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to K. Praveen Parboteeah, professor of management, who was invited as a panel member of the first Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship Research Conference. He presented his work, "How Does Faith Encourage, Suppress, or Change Entrepreneurship?." He was also recently invited by the Midwest Academy of Management to be part of a Meet the Editors panel, where he discussed his work as a section editor of the Journal of Business Ethics. During the conference, he was elected as a representative-at-large on the Midwest Academy of Management board.
New Employees/New Roles
Lana Collet-Klingenberg has been named associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. “As you all know, Lana has been doing the work for over three years and has accomplished a great deal in her role — of specific note is her work with the licensure programs and the Department of Public Instruction. Her support and assistance in this area is critical to the success of our college and I am so thankful for her leadership,” said Dean Robin Fox.
In the Media
Russ Kashian, professor of economics, is not surprised that full-service grocery stores are clustered on Janesville’s northside. Hy-Vee plans to build a new supermarket near three other large-format grocery chains. He says in some cases, existing grocers weather new competition not by competing directly through grocery prices but instead by strengthening or diversifying niche offerings and store services. “It will create a challenge to the existing businesses. I really believe it could because it comes down to a formula of square feet of retail, local population and income. People in a given area can only eat so much food,” Kashian said. Janesville Gazette »

Upcoming Events
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Roberta's Art Gallery Exhibit Reception
Roberta's Art Gallery will be hosting an artist interview with "For the Love of Alif Baa" artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, over Facebook Live. An in-person reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments.
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Warhawk Alley Fuel Up For Finals Prize Wheel
Warhawk Alley wants to help you de-stress this finals season. From 6-10 p.m. Dec 10-11, stop down to play two games of bowling for only $5. Plus, if you get a strike, you get to spin the prize wheel!
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Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas
The troupe of dancing electroluminescent puppeteers are premiering their newest original, “A Very Electric Christmas,” at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Young Auditorium. This holiday journey is set to Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.
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Immigrant Journeys: An exhibit of stories and photos
Visit the UW-Whitewater Community Engagement Center, 1260 W. Main Street, for a traveling exhibit of The Wisconsin Humanities Council: “Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border.” The personal stories presented in this exhibit can deepen our understanding of immigrants’ lives and expand our understanding of history and policy. The exhibit is open every day except weekends: December 2-15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs: Mission and Vision

Join us as we facilitate a discussion about the mission and vision for the EDI&SP division. Current drafts will be shared, ideas about the direction of the division will be discussed, and participants will help shape the direction of the division moving forward.

When: Noon and 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9.
Where: University Center 275A
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Additional Events
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9
University Center Down Under
Jazz Combos Holiday Concert
7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9
Light Recital Hall
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Christmas tree on a green background.

U-Rock Concert Band and Choirs present annual concert

The U-Rock Concert Band and Choirs will present the 50th Annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Kirk Denmark Theatre. This festive holiday band and choir concert is free! Contact Jeff Suarez at suarezj@uww.edu with any questions.

Upcoming Events
Story Slam
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8
Lower Andrews/Williams Lobby
DIY Winter Wonderland
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11
Hyatt Smith Commons
Notes for Campus

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Giving Tree Toy Drive

The UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA organization is coordinating their ninth annual Giving Tree Toy Drive in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Milwaukee. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, along with gift cards, books, art supplies and hats/mittens will be collected in the CoBE Academic Advising and Career Services Office (Hyland Hall, 1200) through Dec. 17.
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Winther Counseling Services closing for the year

Winther Counseling Services is closing for the year on Thursday, Dec. 9. UW-Whitewater students can still access counseling services through University Health and Counseling. Winther Counseling Services will begin scheduling appointments again on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
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Ambrose Health and Counseling building.
Massage appointments at UCHS
Massage therapy is available at Ambrose Health Center for all faculty, staff and students. Chair and table massage options are available, with prices ranging from $20 to $50. Call University Health and Counseling Services at 262-472-1305 for an appointment. You can even purchase gift cards for fellow Warhawks!
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Chair massages for employees

Cheryl Timm, a local massage therapist, is coming to UW-Whitewater as a wellness opportunity for employees. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cheryl will be offering 15-minute chair massages for $15, payable in cash (gratuity is also accepted and appreciated). Massages will be held at University Center, room 68A and are only by appointment. Chair massages can help reduce stress levels, increase alertness and energy, improve overall mood, increase blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and more!
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Notes for Students
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Cap and gown orders ready for pick up

Congratulations graduates! Your cap and gown orders are now ready for pick up at the University Bookstore. If you ordered your cap and gown to be shipped, those orders will begin shipping the first week of December. Contact the bookstore with questions at 262-471-1280 or bookstore@uww.edu.
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Attention graduating seniors and departing students!

This is a reminder that if you are a graduating or departing student, your Dining Dollars and Purple Points will expire Saturday, Dec. 18. Make sure to use them up!
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Stay warm this winter
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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In the Community

Searching for Big Foot in Wisconsin.

Rotary Botanical Gardens' Holiday Light Show
Back for the 25th year, ending 2021 with brightness and cheer! The Rotary Botanical Gardens, located at 1455 Palmer Drive in Janesville, offers a dazzling after-dark walk on the gardens’ paths and features more than one million lights, themed light displays and animations for a family-friendly outdoor activity that has historically exceeded attendance records.

Get your tickets today for a beautiful night stroll filled with the magic of the holidays!
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Community Events and Resources
Basket of green vegetables.

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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