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Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022
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UW-Whitewater awards more than $2.4 million in scholarships for 2021-22; applications now open for next year!
Did you know that there are hundreds of Warhawk-exclusive scholarships available? We’re now accepting applications.
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35th Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event
Help us honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the University Center's Hamilton Room. We will be joined by guest speaker Kevin Newell, founder and CEO of Royal Capital Group. Newell has a real estate partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks as developer/owner for the new $1 billion live-work-play entertainment district. He is also the first African American to build and own a multifamily-commercial development in downtown Milwaukee.
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WHY I TEACH: Ashley Barnes-Gilbert
Ashley Barnes-Gilbert, lecturer in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, talks about passing along the same personal and professional support that she received as a student. She describes herself as a queer historian and theorist whose classes all examine topics on privilege, oppression and social positioning.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented her research on Jan. 5, 2022, in the keynote online presentation “Reestablishing Trust in Educational Institutions in the Pandemic Era: Technological Cheating Detection and Faculty-Staff-Student Relationships” for the Honolulu Education Conference (HEC) 2022, organized by the International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance (INTESDA) and the Suranaree University of Technology. Read more »

Kudos to Ozalle Toms, assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement and success, whose memoir, “Letting Perseverance Finish,” was independently published on Dec. 31, 2021.

Kudos to David Beyea, assistant professor of communication, who is part of a collaborative research team that received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation in October 2021 for their research project called “Supporting Virtual Meetings to Improve Developer Well-being and Fairness.” Beyea and colleagues from Michigan State University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Southern Illinois were awarded $1,599,851 to fund research with the goal of developing a protocol that helps improve equity within online meetings for women and minority groups. Read more »

Kudos to Elisabeth Harrahy, associate professor of biology, and Faune Fisher, environmental science major, whose research was featured in “Mentorship and Insecticide Insight” on the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin website. Read more »

Kudos to Scott J. Peters, professor in Educational Foundations, who is one of four authors of a research paper, “Differential return on investment: Academic growth in mathematics and reading based on initial performance,” in the British Journal of Educational Psychology. The researchers used ZPD modelling and observed patterns of growth in student achievement to draw their conclusions.

Kudos to Aruna Jha, assistant professor of social work, who was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the Best States to Raise a Family. Read more »

Kudos to Eric Loepp, assistant professor of political science who along with two other political scientists has assembled more than 30 chapters on how to teach the political science research process. The anthology, “The Palgrave Handbook of Political Research Pedagogy,” is divided into four sections covering information literacy, research design, research methods and research writing.

Kudos to Stephan Levas, assistant professor of biological sciences, for co-authoring "Natural Variability in Caribbean Coral Physiology and Implications for Coral Bleaching Resilience." Read more »

Kudos to Benjamin Whitcomb, professor of music, who recently had his third CD released and had two papers accepted for presentation at the national conference of the American String Teachers Association. Whitcomb has also teamed up with the Music Cognition Lab at Kent State University to perform an experiment on the relationship between intonation and tempo and is already working on CD number four.

Kudos to Yuan Yuan, associate professor of business and finance law, who was featured in a WalletHub piece about Bodily Injury Liability Insurance. Read more »
In the Media
Chancellor Jim Henderson was among those reflecting on Tommy Thompson’s impact and legacy after the UW System President announced his pending resignation in March. Fox 6 News Milwaukee »
Upcoming Events
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Comedian Marc LaMotte
UC Live will be hosting comedian Marc LaMotte at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the University Center's Down Under. This free and fun-filled event is a great way to kick off the semester. We can’t wait to see you there!
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Pet therapy
Need to relieve some stress? Re-leash it with some furry friends at the Andersen Library! Pet therapy is offered noon-2 p.m. on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays. The next session will be Monday, Jan. 24.
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Join UC Live for a night of free, frosty fun from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in the University Center:
  • Magician David Seebach: 9 p.m. in the Hamilton Room
  • BINGO: 7 and 9 p.m. in UC 275)
  • Trivia: 8:00 p.m. in the Down Under
  • Art Workshop: While supplies last in the UC’s concourse area
  • Movie: “Frozen” at 6 p.m. in Summers Auditorium
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic
Know somebody that needs help filing their taxes? Check out UW-Whitewater's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic! On Wednesdays, from February 2 through April 13, the VITA program will operate from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. out of the Community Engagement Center. The IRS-sponsored program is available at no cost for low and moderate-income taxpayers. The clinic is staffed by certified student preparers and supervised by faculty from CoBE. In addition to providing hands-on experience for students, the free VITA clinic helps residents of Whitewater and surrounding communities.
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Save the date: Diversity Forum

Join us for the Diversity Forum, March 1-3, on the UW-Whitewater campus. Schedule of events will be available soon.
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Additional Events
Total Access Week
Now through Jan. 22
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Men's Basketball vs. UW-La Crosse
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Men's basketball returns home for its first game at Kachel Gymnasium since Dec. 22 this week as it plays a pair of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contests.

The Warhawks (11-5 overall, 4-1 WIAC) host No. 11 UW-La Crosse at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, and UW-Eau Claire at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, on Alumni Day, at Kachel Gymnasium.
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Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
Sports Events
Wrestling vs. UW-Platteville
7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
Track and Field - Karl Schlender Invitational
10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22
Kachel Fieldhouse
Swimming and Diving vs. Lawrence/Lake Forest
1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22
Williams Center Pool
Gymnastics vs. Gustavus Adolphus
4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22
Williams Center Volleyball Arena
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
LinkedIn Learning “New You” Challenge

Back by popular demand, UW-Whitewater and LinkedIn Learning have teamed up yet again to bring the 2022 LinkedIn Learning “New You” Challenge! Participation is simple and only requires 8-10 minutes per day. The Challenge will run from January 10-28, 2022, with all submissions required to be uploaded into ServiceNow by February 4, 2022. Head over to the Learning Technology Center blog to get started with this year’s Challenge!
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Community-based learning now accepting applications

The Program for Community-based learning is happy to inform you that we are now accepting applications for CBL Course designation for FALL 2022 Community-based learning courses. The application portal will be open until January 20, 2022 for courses scheduled to be taught in FALL 2022. To apply, please complete the Qualtrics form via the link below.
Handling a family crisis workshop
For those who may be going through a family crisis or simply want to prepare, this class will cover how to manage expectations and guilt. Learn how to cope with financial challenges and what to expect during transition times. This class can also be geared toward managers supporting employees going through a family crisis. The workshop will take place at noon on Jan. 26, 2022.
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Notes for Students
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Resident assistants needed

Want to be a Resident Assistant? We’re currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Gain transferable skills for any future career, help offset the cost of college, give back to the UW-Whitewater community and have fun! Applications are due Feb. 9, 2022. Email kriera@uww.edu with any questions.
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Spring 2022 Warhawk Alley student leagues deadline

Calling all bowling lovers! Registration for Warhawk Alley’s Spring 2022 student leagues is now open. Options include:
  • Fri-Yay League on Friday nights 5-6 p.m. Feb. 2-March 11. Cost of $18.
  • Sunday Glow League on Sunday nights 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6-March 13. Cost of $24.
Spots are limited, so sign up via the link below before Feb. 6.
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Bitcoin and Digital Assets Club
Interested in learning more about Bitcoin and other digital assets? Join the NEW university-wide student organization – Bitcoin and Digital Assets Club. The club is open to all students at UW-Whitewater. The focus of the club will be about learning new digital technologies, and how their implementation can impact individuals, businesses, and communities. The organization has not set standard meeting dates yet (later announcements coming), but free pizza will be served during all meetings. For inquiries on joining the club, please contact Assistant Professor Paul Nylen at nylenp@uww.edu to let him know you’re interested.
In the Community

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Looking for good free food?
There are several options — on and off campus — for free food in Whitewater. If you are in need of extra meals because you are experiencing food insecurity (can’t afford food, are worried about finding your next meal) please call the Dean of Students Office at 262-472-1533 to speak with someone about your needs. MyMeals CARES is a program where My Meals may be added to your Hawk Card at no additional cost to you if you are in need.
  • Free to-go spaghetti meals are offered 5-5:30 p.m., every Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater. Pick up the meal at the 133 S. Franklin Street entrance.
  • Free to-go take home meals are offered 5-7 p.m., every Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, located at 145 South Prairie Street in Whitewater. These no-contact meals will be served through a window on the side of the building.
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.
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