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Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022
Students stand with their posters at Undergraduate Research Day.
UW-Whitewater to host statewide research symposium — presentations needed
The Undergraduate Research Program is excited to announce that UW-Whitewater will be hosting the 20th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity on April 22. We welcome all students, faculty and staff to attend this in-person event for FREE!

Undergraduate students can showcase their research or other scholarly or creative projects. Registration closes March 1, 2022, at 5 p.m.
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U.S. News names UW-Whitewater Online programs among the best in the nation for 2022
While online education is no longer new, universities that deliver on engagement, excellence and affordability stand out now, more than ever. According to the latest rankings of Best Online Programs from U.S. News & World Report, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's online degree programs are among the best in the state and nation for 2022.
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WHY I TEACH: Pilar Melero
Pilar Melero, professor of languages and literatures, sees her gift to the world as helping students access the incredible power of thought.

Melero originally resisted the calling to teach. “A medical doctor cures patients, a lawyer helps those in need of legal guidance, farmers feed the world — but what will I, a professor of literature, offer the world? I soon had my answer as I began to teach and witness how my students engaged with thought.”
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Spring 2022 Involvement Fair
Are you looking to join a club, student organization, 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 Becca Cohen, a senior from Mount Prospect, Illinois, who is majoring in general management with a nonprofit emphasis and a second major in French. She was recently hired part-time as the new nonprofit support coordinator at the Bethel House in Whitewater, where she has worked as an intern since September 2021. Read more »

Kudos to Kelly Kaminski, a social work major from Huntley, Illinois, who is a social work intern at Bethel House in Whitewater for the spring 2022 semester. Read more »

Kudos to Huckleberry Rahr, lecturer of mathematics, for writing and publishing a book in December, "Wolf Healer." Read more »

Kudos to the forensics team for competing in five tournaments. Congratulations to tournament champion in communication analysis Kensington Narkis, a management major from Fort Atkinson, and tournament champion in program oral interpretation, Ella Bathke, a psychology major from Neenah.
In the Media
John Boie talks with children in a gym.
John Boie, UW-Whitewater alum and academic advisor, was recognized at a Milton High School basketball game for his recent gold medal as part of the men's wheelchair basketball team at the Tokyo Paralympics.
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Janesville transit system entrance.
Jolly Emrey, associate professor of political science, conducted a study for the Janesville City Council on the opinion of its residents.
Upcoming Events
Student in Crossman Gallery.
Student juried exhibition
This exhibit in the Crossman Gallery, which runs Feb. 1-25, features works submitted by student artists from the Department of Art and Design such as jewelry, metals, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, books, graphic design, digital media and photography. Join us for the welcome reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 1.
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Karaoke night
Sing your heart out, Warhawks! Join UC Live for karaoke night at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the University Center's Down Under.
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Join us with a book.
Book chat with Dr. Oz
We are proud to share the work of Ozalle Toms, associate professor and assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement and success, 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Andersen Library. Toms will read from her memoir, "Letting Perserverance Finish," which tells her story of trauma, her experience in foster care and how she perservered through it all. Signed copies will be available for sale.
Notes for Campus

John Chenoweth.
Provost office hours on Whitewater campus

Please join Provost John Chenoweth for open office hours 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the University Center Minneiska Lounge, (Room 161). There is no agenda for this session, so feel free to drop in for questions and discussion.
Affinity group opportunities

UW-Whitewater values diversity and inclusion and is offering the following opportunities engage with others who share their same affinity. Please join us, to meet and share in camaraderie. All groups will start at 3:30 p.m.
  • Employees of color: Feb. 21, UC 259 or Webex
  • Global employees: Feb. 22, UC 275 or Webex
  • LGBTQ+ employees: Feb. 23, UC 275 or Webex
  • Veteran employees: Feb. 24, UC 275 or Webex
Campus awards applications now open
UW-Whitewater’s Campus Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the University Center Old Main Ballroom (UC 275). To learn more about the awards, to apply or to nominate fellow UW-Whitewater individuals or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership during the 2021-2022 academic year, please the link below. Deadline to apply is March 21 at 8 a.m.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day is a day for people come together and spread awareness about stroke and heart disease for women all over the nation. Join in by wearing red either at home or on campus on Friday, Feb. 4, and send a photo of your red outfit to benefits@uww.edu for the next HR newsletter.

To learn more about heart month and to access additional resources, be sure to check out the February issue of HR’s News and Notes!
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Seeking nominations for resident assistants

Do you know a student who would make a great resident assistant? We’re currently accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 school year. Please complete this short nomination form, and we’ll reach out to the student with application information. Applications are due Feb. 9, 2022. Email kriera@uww.edu with any questions.
Exploring how technology shapes higher education
Join the Learning Technology Center (LTC) this spring as we explore Educause's "Top 10 IT Issues for 2022," which describes how technology further shapes higher education. In this discussion group, we will explore the emergent needs of learners, communities and campus administration. This event is open to all faculty and staff across campus at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in McGraw 19A or on Webex.
Notes for Students
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Grab a movie pass!

Looking for that perfect Valentine's Day gift for your special someone? Get a UC Live movie pass — they're on sale! Passes can be purchased with cash or Purple Points at UC Live movies. Don't forget to check out this week's movie, "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," playing in Summers Auditorium Feb. 3-5.
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Safe sex bouquets with condoms and suckers.
Safe-sex bouquets

LET’S GET IT ON — your condom, that is! Get a free STI test at University Health and Counseling Services and receive a free safe-sex bouquet complete with condoms, lube and a blow pop! Schedule online at uww.edu/uhcs.
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Higher Education Relief Grant
If you are currently enrolled for spring 2022, you may be eligible for a relief grant for COVID-19-related emergency costs, such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare (including mental healthcare), or childcare or for a component of the cost of attendance. The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.
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Free counseling services
It can be helpful to talk about your stress. Winther Counseling Services (located in Winther 3004) provides individual, group, and family/couples counseling to students, staff and community members. WCS counselors are graduate students supervised by licensed Counselor Education faculty. To schedule an intake screening, call 262-472-2842.
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In the Community

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Almost 800 strong and growing
Have you heard about Whitewater Grocery Co? Almost 800 Whitewater-area community members, families and businesses have taken matters into their own hands to create a grocery store that supports fresh and local products. Gro Co. needs to have 1,300 owners before they can open their doors. Your support with a $150 lifetime membership will go a long way toward giving Whitewater a place to get fresh, local products.
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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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