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Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
Black History Month.
UW-Whitewater celebrates Black History Month
UW-Whitewater recognizes and honors the legacy, contributions and scholarship that African Americans contribute not only to the greater American landscape, but also here at the university. We hope you’ll join us for these events to pay tribute to the work that has come before us and continues to shape our future.
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State of the University Address
All are invited to join Interim Chancellor Jim Henderson at the annual State of the University Address at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Young Auditorium.

We will be celebrating those with 10 or more years of service, UW-Whitewater and UW System award winners, new campus leaders, governance leaders and recently awarded faculty emeriti.
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Free tax preparation offered through UW-Whitewater VITA program
Qualified taxpayers are invited to receive free tax preparation and electronic filing services for their 2021 federal and state income tax returns with UW-Whitewater’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinics. The IRS-sponsored VITA program is available at no cost for low- and moderate-income taxpayers — and no appointments are needed. Stop by 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Community Engagement Center located at 1260 W. Main Street in Whitewater. This program runs through April 13, 2022.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Mary Domich, international business and marketing major, for creating her blog, "London's Calling: An online view into my life in London." Domich, who is studying abroad in England, is thankful to Dan Colleran, international education coordinator, for helping her to create an individualized study abroad program to make this opportunity possible.

Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who co-authored a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Science Blog on "Exoskeletons: Potential for Preventing Work-related Musculoskeletal Injuries and Disorders in Construction Workplaces” posted on Feb. 3, 2022. Read more »

Kudos to the award winners for the 2022 Student Juried Exhibition in Crossman Gallery, running now through Feb. 25: April Wright, art major, Emily Omernik, art education major, Amy Nandory, art major, Aliyah Noh, art major, Reba Wallin, art major, Gabrielle Clark, art major, Isaac Stern, art major, Hannah Gruener, art education major, Lynsey Singkofer, art major, Maddie Crum, art education major, Carolyn Ellefson, art education major, Emily Gibson, art major, Marie Medic, art education major, Madi Miller, art major, Hollyn Peterson, art major and Lily Regalia, art major. Read more »
New Employees/New Roles
Ana Caballero Mengibar has been named director of the Undergraduate Research Program. An associate professor of political science in the Department of Integrated Studies, she was the first faculty member from the Rock County campus to serve as the associate director for the program. Previously, she mentored several undergraduate research students. Her research focuses on uncovering unequal power relations in the international system; the politics of immigration, gender, class, race, and nation-formation within the context of international politics and globalization. Dr. Caballero Mengibar is incredibly proud of the opportunities that she can provide students at UW-Whitewater and is excited to assist them in satisfying their curiosity through research.

“I look forward to the innovative leadership Ana will bring to this position,” said Ozalle Toms, assistant vice chancellor of Student Diversity, Engagement and Success.
In the Media
The work of Craig Schreiner, photographer of University Marketing and Communications, is featured in an anniversary recap of the historic 2011 Groundhog Day blizzard. Wisconsin State Journal »

Upcoming Events
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Valentine’s Day Card Decorating
Decorate a Valentine's Day card for that special someone in your life at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Warhawk Connection Center. Spots for this free UC Live event are limited, so make sure to sign up below!
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Hypnotist David Anthony
Stop on down to the University Center's Down Under to see a performance like never before⁠ — hypnotist David Anthony is back! Check out this award-winning entertainer at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.
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Warhawk Alley Super Bowling Weekend
Warhawk Alley is hosting a Super "Bowling" Weekend Feb. 11-12. For only $5, you'll get the chance to play glow bowl with your friends and participate in the Lucky Strike Prize Wheel!
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Super Bowl Party with RHA
Looking for fun Super Bowl plans? Join UC Live and RHA 2/13 at 5 p.m. Feb. 13, in the Down Under for a Super Bowl LVI party! This free event is going to have all your party desires including Commercial BINGO at each quarter and Halftime Trivia with prizes awarded to the winners. h’EAT and Fire will be contributing with a Super Bowl sampler platter for only $10!
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Music Mosaics: Piano Trio

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with musical masterpieces from the Romantic period? At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in Light Recital Hall, the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio is performing Felix Mendelssohn's second piano trio and the Gabriel Faure piano trio. All Department of Music events are free for students with their HawkCard at the door.
Additional Events
Movie: "Crazy Rich Asians"
Feb. 10-12
Summers Auditorium
Fairhaven Lecture Series
3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14
Fairhaven Senior Services
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Women's Basketball vs. UW-Stevens Point
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Women's basketball plays a pair of home games this week as it closes in on a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship:
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Kachel Gym against UW-Platteville
  • 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in Kachel Gym against UW-Stout
Sports Events
Gymnastics vs. UW-La Crosse
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11
Volleyball Arena
Track and Field - Midwest Elite Invitational
11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12
Kachel Fieldhouse
Track and Field | Learn By Doing Clinic
10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13
Williams Center Gym
Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
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Notes for Campus
Story mapping presentation

Whitewater Arts Alliance is hosting two free virtual presentations for the month of February. The first, presented by Juk Bhattacharyya, professor of geography, geology and environmental science, is titled Combining Art and Science: Learn More About Story Mapping. In this presentation from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, you can learn about how sciences such as geology can be communicated through story.
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
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2022 University Staff Excellence Awards
Nominations for the 2022 University Staff Excellence Awards are open through March 11. These awards recognize members of the University Staff for their work and involvement on campus.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

America Saves Week

America Saves Week, Feb. 21-25, is a national campaign co-sponsored by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. It encourages individuals and families to save money and build personal wealth. Take the pledge and commit to reaching your savings and debt reduction goals!

The University of Wisconsin System is committed to promoting financial well-being by helping you plan and achieve your savings goals. The university is proud to be a participant of America Saves Week and offer events across the UW System at no cost to you! Event information coming soon.
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Sign up for workshops to explore diversity

UW-Whitewater’s NCBI Team, supported by Academic Affairs, is proud to offer full-day and half-day workshops again this spring. The next workshop is Monday, Feb. 14, and there are still spots available. 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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Adaptove learning strategies
How can we ensure that students with diverse abilities arrive to class well-prepared and ready to take full advantage of class time? Join the Learning Technology Center as we re-explore adaptive learning strategies through the use of Realizeit at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in McGraw 19A or Webex for “Adaptive Learning: Build Personalized Learning Experiences” with Meg Waraczynski, psychology professor. Advance registration required.
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Notes for Students
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Help us plan for Homecoming!

The Homecoming Steering Committee is in search of Warhawks who share a love of our school and an interest in providing a unique and tradition-filled week of activities. Positions are voluntary and a great experience for those interested in planning, promoting and hosting events! Must be available Oct. 23-29. Applications open Monday, Feb. 14, and are due by midnight Thursday, March 3. Contact Olivia Van Brocklin at homecoming@uww.edu or 262-472-1471 for questions.
More than 2.4 million awarded in scholarships.
Scholarship applications open for next year

Did you know that there are hundreds of Warhawk-exclusive scholarships available? UW-Whitewater awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships for 2021-22, and we're accepting applications for next year, with a deadline of Feb. 22. Apply today!
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Diversity Listening Session Series
The Diversity Outreach Committee of the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology is holding a listening session for students who identify as Black, African American, African or part-Black/African American/African, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 17, via Webex. This is a safe space to share thoughts and experiences. A session for students of Latin/Hispanic heritage will be held in March. If you would like a session for your minority status, contact Akiko Yoshida, associate professor and DOC Chair, at yoshidaa@uww.edu.
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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