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Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022
 
MLK event flyer.
 
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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Warm up with Winterfest
 
Join UC Live for a night of free, frosty fun from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in the University Center:
  • BINGO: 7 and 9 p.m. in UC 275
  • Magician David Seebach: 9 p.m. in the Hamilton Room
  • Trivia: 8 p.m. in the Down Under
  • Art Workshop: While supplies last in the UC concourse area
  • Movie: “Frozen” at 6 p.m. in Summers Auditorium
 
 
 
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Spring 2022 Involvement Fair
 
Are you looking to join a club, student organization or a fraternity or sorority? You name it, we got it! Stop out between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the University Center's Hamilton Room and learn about some amazing involvement opportunities.
 
 
 
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Campus Kudos
 
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, whose recent peer-reviewed article "The emergence of 'truth machines'?: Artificial intelligence approaches to lie detection" was published in the highly cited journal Ethics and Information Technology.

Kudos to Wade Tillett, professor of curriculum and instruction, who recently published “We are mathematical beings” in Qualitative Inquiry. In this mathematic-poetic text, the author explores how mathematical thought is fundamental to concepts of self and world, and basic to daily life. Read more »
 
New Employees/New Roles
 
Maryam Enterline `12 has joined the University Relations team as a Major Gift Officer. Maryam previously served UW-Whitewater in her role with Parking Services.

Trisha Barber, who has been with UW-Whitewater since 2006, has assumed the role as interim budget director, while continuing her leadership as the assistant controller. “Trisha has a significant amount of experience in and outside of the UW-Whitewater campus community, including several accounting and leadership roles,” said Jeff Arnold, interim vice chancellor for administrative affairs. “Trisha is a certified public accountant, and completed her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accountancy at UW-Whitewater. Please take a moment and congratulate Trisha.”
 
In the Media
 
UW-Whitewater's VITA clinic helps qualified taxpayers receive free tax preparation and electronic filing of their 2021 federal and state income tax returns. This IRS-sponsored program is available for low and moderate income taxpayers at no cost, and no appointments are needed. The clinic is staffed by certified student preparers and supervised by faculty from UW-Whitewater’s department of accounting. Robert Meyers, accounting lecturer, believes that the UW-Whitewater Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinic provides accounting students training and real-world experience. Lake Mills Leader »

Interim Chancellor Jim Henderson was among those reflecting on Jay Rothman’s appointment as the next UW System president. Fox 6 News Milwaukee »


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Collaboration technology has proved a powerful tool to create a flexible, inclusive education environment where a diverse array of students can build community and learn in a way that works for them. Kirsten Mortimer, technology adoption coordinator, uses Webex video conferencing technology to help provide an inclusive educational community at UW-Whitewater. “We’re here to serve students from diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities, and abilities,” said Mortimer.
 
 
 
Webex blog
 
 
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Paul Gregory, associate professor of sociology, criminology and anthropology, conducted a study that found Rock County’s drug court program lowered rates of recidivism among nonviolent offenders. Gregory, who presented his findings to Rock County’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council meeting, also found participation in and graduation from the program helped reduce the jail population.
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
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Inevitable Juxtapositions exhibit reception
 
Stop by Roberta's Art Gallery at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, for their "Inevitable Juxtapositions" exhibit reception. This event is great for those looking to learn more about artist D.K. Palecek and the meaning behind the pieces. Light refreshments will be provided to those attending.
 
 
 
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Scholarship application workshop
 
Interested in applying for scholarships? Don't miss the Scholarship Application Workshop 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in UC 275A. Bring your charged laptop or tablet and you'll find out how you can set yourself up to fund your college education. This event is open to all students, but freshmen are especially encouraged to attend.
 
 
 
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UWWTV auditions
 
UWWTV is seeking new talent! Audition for a chance to be a television news, sports or entertainment broadcaster for the spring 2022 semester. Sign up for a timeslot by visiting the UWWTV office in Andersen Library’s lower level, room 1208. You don’t need to prepare anything – just bring yourself, and a script will be provided. Contact Jim Mead with questions: 262-472-5659 or meadj@uww.edu.
 
 
 
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Warhawk Alley Madden Tournament
 
Participate in Warhawk Alley’s Madden 22 Tournament for the chance to win some awesome prizes. The tournament runs Jan. 30-Feb. 13, and the championship game is 2 p.m. on Feb. 13. Tournament entry is free!
 
 
 
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Save the date: Diversity Forum
 

Join us for the Diversity Forum, March 1-3, on the UW-Whitewater campus. A schedule of events will be available soon.
 
 
 
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Additional Events
 
 
 
Online gardening workshops
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29
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Movies: "No Time to Die" and "Frozen"
Jan. 27-29
Summers Auditorium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Women's Basketball vs. UW-Stevens Point
 
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Women's basketball returns home for a game against UW-Stevens Point at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Williams Center Gym.
 
 
Schedule
 
 
Sports Events
 
Track and Field - "Squig" Converse Invitational
5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28
Kachel Fieldhouse
 
 
 
Track and Field - Warhawk Classic Invitational
Noon Saturday, Jan. 29
Kachel Fieldhouse
 
 
 
Women's Basketball vs. Lake Forest
2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30
Williams Center Gym
 
 
 
 
Tickets
 
Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
 
 
 
 
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John Chenoweth.

 
Provost office hours
Please join Provost John Chenoweth for open office hours 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Fireplace Lounge at UW-Whitewater at Rock County. There is no agenda for this session, so feel free to drop in for questions and discussion.
 
 
Academic Affairs
 
 

Upcoming Events
 
Online Tween and Tween Sign Language
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1
Rock County Campus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Family members watch graduation in the Field House.
 
Sign up for workshops to explore diversity
 

Calling all students, faculty and staff! Help increase belonging for everyone on our campus and work toward social justice by participating in NCBI’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshops. UW-Whitewater’s NCBI Team, supported by Academic Affairs, is proud to offer full-day and half-day workshops this spring. The deep inter-personal and intra-personal work facilitated in these workshops has the potential to significantly impact our campus. Workshops are appropriate for all levels of experience and comfort with EDI work.
 
 
 
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
 
 
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2022 Well Wisconsin Program
 

The Well Wisconsin program is available to subscribers and spouses enrolled in the Group Health Insurance Program via a partnership with WebMD. Participants can earn a taxable $150 gift card by completing a health check, health assessment and well-being activity.

Upcoming activities to earn the well-being activity credit include the Stressless Challenge and Kindness at Work. Find more information on these, as well as other easy-to-access Well Wisconsin content on the ETF website.
 
 
 
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New Student Seminar
 

Are you interested in teaching New Student Seminar in fall, 2022? Learn more about this opportunity for new instructors by attending an informational session:
  • 12-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Webex
  • 12-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Webex
For more information, or if you're unable to attend these dates, contact Beth John, director of First Year Experience, at johne@uww.edu to schedule a meeting.
 
 
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Academic Staff Assembly meeting
 
The next Academic Staff Assembly meeting is 12:30-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, via Webex. All academic staff members and guests are welcome to attend each Academic Staff Assembly meeting. For more information, contact acadstaff@uww.edu.
 
 
 
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Notes for Students
 
 
Explore a career in international education
 

Does a career in International Education attract you? If you want to know more about job opportunities, intercultural communication and global exchange of ideas, this program may be for you! We will be meeting virtually throughout the semester to address:
  • International education
  • International student services
  • Comparing international education systems
  • Study abroad
  • Immigration compliance
  • Risk management
  • Budget management
Sign up below before Jan. 30 or contact Jodi Simek at simekj@uww.edu with questions.
 
 
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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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Text the University Center
 
The University Center Information Services Desk is available for campus and community-related questions and text messages Monday through Saturday. Do you need help navigating campus resources? Contact UC Information Services at 262-472-1170 or text the UC at 262-45-THEUC or 262-458-4382.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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