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Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021
Hired Before Graduation participants against a purple background.
Hired Before Graduation
Congratulations to these soon-to-be-graduates who have landed a job, earned admission to graduate school or started a company before commencement!

Hired Before Graduation is one of the ways campus celebrates Warhawks, providing them an opportunity to share achievements, highlight exciting next steps, and offer a shout out to the mentors — professors, supervisors or coaches — who made a difference in their Warhawk journeys.
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Graduates walk around the water feature.
Winter commencement set for Dec. 18
UW-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, as proud families and friends gather for the 2021 winter commencement ceremony.

More than 762 students will cross the stage to receive their degrees.
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Two Warhawk Footbakll players walk off the field together.
Thanks for a great season!
The football team ended their season 13-1 with the NCAA semifinal game at Perkins Stadium last Saturday. They have a lot to celebrate this year — their 38th conference championship and 13th semifinal round in the last 16 years. Well done, Warhawks!
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students, who completed the SimuCase program with the highest percentage accuracy in the country. SimuCase is an online program that offers simulation-based learning for students to gain skills in observation, assessment, and intervention practices for virtual patients. This allows students to gain experience with low incidence populations that they may otherwise have limited opportunities to interact with.

Kudos to Jodi Galvan, in the Department of Communication, who has successfully completed the rigorous 36-week Canvas Certified Educator (CCE) Program through Instructure (Canvas). This program offers four core classes (Foundational Frameworks, Engagement Strategies, Personalized Learning, Transformational Practices) and two elective classes (Jodi participated in Leading with Canvas, and Leveraging Canvas for Professional Learning). The ultimate goal of this training is to support both the teacher and learner's voice to express learning and create learning experiences in Canvas in ways that would not exist without the use of technology.

Kudos to Lynn Gilbertson, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, who co-authored “Picking the Right Live-Captioning Option for Your Telepractice Client,” which was published on the ASHA Leader, the online publication of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The article was co-authored by Lyndsey Kruel, a recent graduate of the College of Education and Professional Studies’ communication sciences and disorders program. Two recent grads of the program, Alyssa Hickmann and Veronica Johnson, contributed to the work, in addition to current mathematics student Alyssa Labs. Read more »

Kudos to Scott Peters, professor of educational foundations, whose article, “Remaking Gifted and Talented: How to build a more equitable and effective program,” is published in the October issue of Wisconsin School News. Read more »

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented her research in the podcast "Digitizing Our Wellbeing" for the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management's (United Kingdom) series on workplace wellness. Read more »

Kudos to Pat Miller, head coach of Men's Basketball, for his 400th career win. Miller becomes the third coach in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference history to reach the 400-win plateau, doing so in his 550th game. He is in his 21st season at the helm of the program and has led the Warhawks to two national championships during his tenure.
In the Media
Lana Collet-Klingenberg, professor and associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, recently reflected on the effects of entrance assessment requirements at UW-Whitewater and the plans to ensure equitable access for all students who choose to pursue teacher education. Ed Prep Matters »
Upcoming Events
A table full of ceramic pots.
The 43rd Annual Ceramics Sale
The 43rd annual ceramics sale will take place on Friday, Dec. 17, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in rooms 108 and 109 of the UW-Whitewater Community Engagement Center. The sale features handmade ceramic artwork created by members of the UW-Whitewater Department of Art and Design’s ceramics program.
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A hand holds a ring.
Metals and Jewelry Alloy Sale
The Metals and Jewelry Student Organization will be selling handmade pieces via the link below. Items available include brooches, objects, ordainments, rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The sale will go live at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17.
Silhouette of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Save the date: 35th MLK Commemorative Event
Mark your calendars for UW-Whitewater's 35th Martin Luther King Commemorative Event 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2022, in the University Center Hamilton Room. We will be joined by guest speaker Kevin Newell, MBA.
Notes for Campus

Family members watch graduation in the Field House.
Students: pick up your tickets for commencement

All graduating Warhawks are able to invite seven guests to the graduation ceremony. It is strongly encouraged to pick up these tickets at the Registrar’s Office, 2032 Roseman, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Students who are unable to make those times may pick up their tickets the morning of commencement on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the ticket center located in the second floor lobby of the Williams Center. Tickets must be picked up before 9:30 a.m.
A student carries books in the bookstore.

Book buy back

Textbooks can be brought back to the University Bookstore now through the end of the semester. Donate non-perishable food items for the Warhawk Pantry and get an extra $5 back! $1 per item, up to five items.
Roger Pulliam and Kenny Yarbrough.
Seeking Nominations for the Diversity and Inclusivity Awards
The Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence Committee is excited to solicit nominations for the Diversity and Inclusivity Awards to be awarded in Spring 2022. Please consider nominating a colleague or student via the link below.
Nomination form
Notes for Faculty and Staff
Chair massages for employees

Cheryl Timm, a local massage therapist, is coming to UW-Whitewater as a wellness opportunity for employees. On Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon, 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!
Schedule your massage
LEARN Center spring book groups are open for registration!

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: last day for the semester is Dec. 27
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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