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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
Dr. Sun holds an autonomous car in front of students.
Making self-driving cars smarter: UW-Whitewater professor wins $200,000 NSF grant to enhance driving technology
Meet “HawkRover.”

This autonomous driving test vehicle, invented by Assistant Professor of Computer Science Haijian Sun and his students, uses a combination of lasers, cameras and wireless technology. Sun received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to build advanced communication systems for self-driving vehicles.

“In the very near future, we expect the growth of smart cars to be very explosive. My project will enable cars to connect with each other seamlessly, efficiently and reliably,“ said Sun.
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UW-Whitewater to offer an online bachelor’s in supply chain management
UW-Whitewater's College of Business and Economics will deliver a 100 percent online Bachelor of Business Administration in supply chain management beginning this fall. The college is the only AACSB-accredited business school in Wisconsin to offer an online bachelor's in supply chain management, intended to meet the very high demand for entry-level supply chain professionals with four-year degrees.
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Running back Alex Peete runs down the field.
Warhawk among six worldwide recipients of international business scholarship
Courtney Jentz, a double major in accounting and finance, is one of only three Americans — and six recipients worldwide — to win an $8,000 scholarship from Zonta International, a global organization dedicated to helping women who aspire to be business leaders. Jentz also won in Zonta’s district and regional rounds, adding another $2,500 to her scholarship fund.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to the UW-Whitewater AMA/Sales Team for earning second place at the prestigious Illinois State University Redbird Sales Competition, held virtually Feb. 9-11. There were 28 competing universities, including six in the top-10 national rankings. (UW-Whitewater is ranked fifth in the world.) The Warhawk team included students Taylor Shaw, marketing major, Dominika Szeliga, marketing and Spanish major, Madison Niezgoda, marketing major, and captain Harrison Henry, marketing major. Dan Herlache, marketing lecturer, served as coach.

Kudos to the Forensics Team for winning five awards at the UW-Eau Claire Forensics Tournament. Congratulations to Nicole Eithun, communication major, who was tournament champion in Dramatic Interpretation, and Amanda Eaton, general management major, who was tournament champion in Wisconsin Oratory. Eaton qualifies to be one of the two representatives from Wisconsin at this year’s Interstate Oratorical Association Tournament in late April, the fifth time in the last seven seasons that UW-Whitewater will be sending a representative.

Kudos to Jessica Bonjour, associate professor of chemistry and general education coordinator, and John Frye, associate professor of geography, geology and environmental science, for co-presenting a poster at the American Association of Colleges and Universities General Education, Pedagogy and Assessment conference titled “General Education Electives Recertification and Curricular Map Development.”

Kudos to Katy Casey, director of academic assessment, and Jessica Bonjour, associate professor of chemistry and general education coordinator, for co-presenting a session at the American Association of Colleges and Universities General Education, Pedagogy and Assessment conference titled “How to Create a Meaningful Institutional Assessment Structure.”

In the Media
Alex Peete runs down the field with the football in his arms.
Warhawk fans crushed it with football attendance at Perkins Stadium last season approaching 70,000 fans, leading the NCAA Division 3 in the same way the Warhawks dominate their opponents.
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People attacking the Capitol waving Trump 2020 flags.
Susan Johnson, associate professor of political science and assistant dean in College of Letters and Sciences, was a guest speaker for WPR's Central Time, discussing "GOP divisions over the 2020 election, January 6 insurrection."
Upcoming Events
The Harpies & Senior Delus.
Theatre/Dance and Music present one-act operas
Two one-act operas for one evening of musical enjoyment! “The Harpies” focuses on Phineus, a sightless oracle, whose attempts to enjoy his dinner are thwarted by the Harpies. “Signor Deluso” is a comedy of layered misunderstandings. Performances are Feb. 22, 24 and 26.. Tickets for this event are free, but must be reserved in advance.
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Black History Month events
An African American Heritage Lecture based on the theme "Moving Towards Normalcy in the Midst of a Pandemic" will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in UC 259, with guest speaker and alumna Dr. Lakeia Jones. Keynote speaker Dr. Ernest Gibson will appear at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Hyland 1307. Gibson, an African Americanist, queer and feminist theorist, and joyist, will be discussing Black masculinity and intimacy.
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Finger Knit Koozies Workshop
Join UC Live at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Warhawk Connection Center, for a free art activity — a Finger Knit Koozies Workshop! Spots are limited for this event, so make sure to claim yours before it’s too late!
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Marvel Trivia
Who’s ready for Marvel Trivia night? This free event at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the UC’s Down Under is a great way to test your Marvel knowledge. Prizes will be given away to the top three teams. Make sure to sign up to claim your spot before it’s too late!
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Ping pong tournament

Join us for Warhawk Alley's ping pong tournament at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. This event is free to attend, and there will be prizes for top finishers! For rules and bracket information, please visit our website via the link below. Length of tournament will be determined by number of sign-ups.
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Additional Events
Gymnastics vs. UW-Stout
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26
Volleyball Arena
Saxophone Day Clinic
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27
Church Basement Ladies
Sunday, Feb. 27
Young Auditorium
The Labor, Activism, and Legacy of Pauli Murray
3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28
Fairhaven Senior Services
Recent Merit Badges
arts excellence merit
UW-Whitewater presents two one-act operas with "The Harpies" and "Signor Deluso"
athletic honors merit
Two from UW-Whitewater Wrestling Earn All-WIAC Honors
Warhawk athletics merit
UW-Whitewater Women's Basketball Wins 2021-22 WIAC Championship
Notes for Campus

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Spring Diversity Forum

The forum will focus on themes of sustainability and more. Join us March 1-10 by welcoming speakers, interacting with panels and learning about initiatives such as environmental justice, Native American Tribes and an arts collective that translates complex global stories.
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KN95 masks available

KN95 masks are available on the Whitewater campus for faculty, staff and students to pick up. For up to two free masks, stop by either University Health and Counseling Services or University Police during their open hours.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic
Need help with your taxes? On Wednesdays through April 13, the UW-Whitewater's VITA program will operate from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 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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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Grief, Dying and Death Workshop

This workshop is meant to be a thoughtful and compassionate seminar that helps people talk and deal with a topic that's not often discussed. For many of us, losing someone close to us can be a very confusing time in our lives and one we often don't have a lot of experience with it. This is a session where people can share, explore and educate themselves on ways of coping with their grief.
Warhawk Trivia WINGO.
Warhawk Trivia WINGO 2022

WINGO IS BACK! This year's focus is on UW-Whitewater/Warhawk TRIVIA! The card has 16 squares, and participants will receive trivia emails bi-weekly beginning March 7. Each trivia email will include the current week's and past weeks’ trivia questions so you can sign up any time. WINGO starts March 1, and cards are to be turned in by Nov. 1. You get swag when you pick up and drop off your card. Sign up email benefits@uww.edu.
Learning Analytics to Support Student Success
Canvas Learning Analytics offer instructors detailed insight into student performance and engagement, especially useful to connect with under-performing students before it is too late. New to Canvas Analytics? No problem! Jump into the data with an introduction on March 1 or March 9.
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Notes for Students
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Salute to Grads

Congratulations graduates! Join us for Salute to Grads 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8-9 at the bookstore. Take care of all your graduation needs by meeting with Alumni Relations, Registrar, Hired Before Graduation, Financial Services, Jostens and Churchill Frames. You’ll also be able to order your cap and gown, shop for alumni gear and get 15% off diploma frames only at the event!
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Student commencement speaker competition

May graduates are invited to apply for the honor of serving as student speaker at spring commencement. Applications are due by 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.
Information and application
Student watering flowers.
Student job openings on campus
Warhawks, did you know there are open student positions on campus? Check out Handshake for opportunities from departments such as Dining, First Year Experience, the University Center, Career Services and tutoring jobs, among others.
Women* in Leadership Recognition Event
The Women’s Issues Committee will recognize the contributions of 11 UW-Whitewater "Women* in Leadership" honorees at the annual Women’s History Month Program at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, via Webex.

We invite you to join us for this recognition. The honorees will be as follows:
  • D’Arcy Becker, College of Business and Economics
  • Jolly Emrey, College of Letters and Sciences
  • Elisabeth Harrahy, College of Letters and Sciences
  • Lexie King, College of Letters and Sciences
  • Kyla Smith, College of Letters and Sciences
  • Shannon Stuart, College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Jodi Sumpter, Financial Services
  • Beth Miller Swanson, College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Janine Tobeck, College of Letters and Sciences
  • Brenda Volk, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Artanya Wesley, Student Affairs
For more information, contact Anna Lindell at lindella@uww.edu or Andrea Romero at romeroa@uww.edu.

*No single phrase will capture the diversity of identities related to gender, gender identities, gender expression, or their intersections.
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