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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
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Best in the nation: UW-Whitewater student org that focuses on mental health wins Chapter of the Year
UW-Whitewater's Active Minds has won Chapter of the Year! This award is well-deserved, as efforts from this group can be seen across campus and throughout the City of Whitewater. In addition to self-care and mental health activities, this group has brought awareness projects to campus, organized walks, events, and guest speakers, and planted more than 3,000 yellow tulips to represent hope. The UW-Whitewater chapter was chosen among 600 other chapters across the United States.

Active Minds, a national student organization that empowers young adults to speak openly about mental health, encourages people to seek help and to prevent suicide — the second leading cause of death in this population.
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Warhawk wins national writer’s prize with “dazzling and deeply felt” essay
Hannah Agustin, a double major in film studies and English, has been awarded the Norton Writer’s Prize for her nonfiction essay “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Rapture." Agustin, who grew up in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 2019, writes vivid descriptions of her family — and her homes in both countries.
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WHY I TEACH: Kristen Prock
In WHY I TEACH, Kristen Prock, an assistant professor of social work and affiliated faculty in women’s and gender studies, talks about creating a course that has become a labor of love — “Social Work Practice With LGBTQ+ Populations.” She describes it, quite simply, as the course she would have wanted to take as an aspiring social worker.
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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.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Denise Roseland, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and Karla Saeger, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, for their paper “Creating an Effective Online Teaching Presence,” which has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2022 Business Education Research Conference held in conjunction with the National Business Education Association Convention, where it will be presented, in Chicago, Illinois, April 15-22. It has also been accepted for publication in The Journal for Research in Business Education. Read more »

Kudos to Alicia de Gregorio, professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Literatures, for participating in the virtual discussion panel "Lengua materna: Identidad y preservación" (Mother Language: Identity and Preservation) on Monday, Feb. 21. This discussion was organized by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, San Antonio, Texas, in celebration of International Mother Language Day, which has been observed every year since 2000, following its approval at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference. Other participants on the panel were Dr. Carla Mojica, academic director of the Centro Lingüístico y Cultural del Caribe, Puerto Rico, and Professor Zoraida Serrano-Vega, chair of UNAM-San Antonio's Spanish Department.

Kudos to Crystal Geiger, business education major, Andrea Porter, graduate student in business education, and Devontae Sisk, business education major, for having their articles accepted in the Spring 2022 Business Education Forum! Read more »

Kudos to Warhawk wrestlers Jaritt Shinhoster, general management major, and Jake Burford, occupational safety major, for advancing to the NCAA Championship! The national championship is scheduled for March 11-12 at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

In the Media
Anna Hajdik, lecturer of languages and literatures, was a guest on "The Morning Show" with Kate Archer Kent on WPR, where she discussed the top films of 2021, the 2022 Oscar nominations and the current state of the entertainment industry. WPR »

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Mutòpe Johnson, lecturer in the Department of Art and Design, was interviewed as part of a WPR segment on Bronzeville, the Milwaukee community he grew up in.
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Maria Butler, elementary education major, helped empower the UW-Whitewater campus alongside her father and Green Bay Packers legend LeRoy Butler at a Black History Acknowledgement event on Feb. 15. Maria shared her talent as a singer, and LeRoy shared his experience as a Black man growing up in the South.
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Upcoming Events
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Jazz I Winter Concert
Jazz I presents their winter concert line up at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Light Recital Hall. This event is free for students with their HawkCard, and tickets do not need to be reserved in advance.
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Rising Star Performance
It’s almost time for UC Live's Rising Star Performance! Check out the talent at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Down Under. The Warhawks performing are going to need all your support, so stop by to cheer them on!
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Schuh Visiting Artist Jordan Mozer
The Department of Art and Design welcomes designer, artist and entrepreneur Jordan Mozer for a free lecture and presentation at 7 p.m. March 7, in Young Auditorium. Mozer will detail his processes of conceptualizing and introduce “Love in the Chroma Zone,” the project he will work on with students during his residency March 8-11. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
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Beyond the Waves and Into the Stars
"Beyond the Waves and Into the Stars," the newest exhibit at Roberta’s Art Gallery, is up! Make sure to stop by to check it out. A reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, will offer a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about artist Ashlyn Bledsoe's breathtaking work!
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ABBA: Their music and their fans

Join us for a fun virtual discussion about the international music sensation ABBA and their longtime appeal. At 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, John Eason, associate lecturer of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Alberta, will share the cultural and sociological context of ABBA as an international music phenomenon as well as its iconic status within the gay community. A virtual discussion and reception will follow with an opportunity to meet the speaker, connect and have fun.
Additional Events
Movie: "House of Gucci"
March 3-5
Summers Auditorium
Whitewater Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5
Young Auditorium
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
3 p.m. Sunday, March 6
Young Auditorium
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Provost office hours
Please join Provost John Chenoweth for open office hours 11 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, March 2, in the Fireplace Lounge on the Rock County campus. There is no agenda for this session, so feel free to drop in for questions and discussion.
Academic Affairs

Upcoming Events
Drawing 101 Workshop
1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Rock County Campus
Notes for Campus

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Scholarship and creative achievement

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Andersen Library 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, for this year's Scholarship Reception. This event includes refreshments and Lightning Talks by the 2021 Outstanding Research Award Nominees: Erin Bauer, assistant professor of music, Thomas Klubertanz, professor in the College of Integrated Studies, and Nathan McGovern, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies.
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Warhawk Marching Band unveils new uniforms!

The Warhawk Marching Band previewed new uniforms designed by alum Michael J. Cesario. The uniforms are expected to arrive in time for the fall season at Perkins Stadium. Go Warhawks!
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Farewell celebration for Tommy Thompson
Join us for a farewell celebration honoring UW System Interim President, Tommy Thompson, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the University Center's Hamilton Room. Please contact Nicole Caine at cainen@uww.edu with any questions.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
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University Writing Awards

Faculty and instructional academic staff are invited to submit nominations for this year’s University Writing Awards competition. Undergraduate papers, essays and other written assignments completed during spring, summer or fall 2021 are eligible for consideration. The deadline is Tuesday, March 15.
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Kindness at work

According to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, there are scientifically proven benefits of being kind. The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act — improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to pay it forward. Employees can get a free Kindness Calendar from the Benefit & Wellness Team by emailing benefits@uww.edu. See how this can also help you get the $150 Incentive by following the link below.
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Notes for Students
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Get involved

There are so many ways for students to get involved on campus — and we’d love you to be a part of it! Several groups are looking for members; you can find the one that’s right for you at uww.edu/connect. Log in to discover groups, details and ways to join. If you would like help getting involved, contact the Student Activities & Involvement team at involvement@uww.edu. The annual recognition process for student orgs begins again in April.
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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
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Curing your winter blues
With winter still in full effect, the latest UC blog "Ways to Cure Your Winter Blues" is a great read for those looking for some ways to stay positive while the temperature drops. Stay warm, Warhawks!
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In the Community

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Free to-go spaghetti meals
Free homemade, microwavable, take-home spaghetti dinners are distributed on Monday evenings between 5 and 5:30 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ at 133 S. Franklin St. in Whitewater. On Tuesdays, from 5-7 p.m. free dinners are also available for pick up at the First United Methodist Chruch, located at 145 S. Prairie Street.

Individuals can receive multiple meals at each pickup if needed. All are welcome!
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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