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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Robin Witt weightlifting.
Conquering Mindset: Scientist takes on an Olympic challenge
When she got to UW-Whitewater, chemistry major Robin Witt found that her love of biochemistry and weightlifting combined to help her achieve her academic and personal goals. The Deerfield, Wisconsin, native is working with chemistry professor Christopher Veldkamp on a research project whose findings, “Structural Insights into Molecular Recognition by Human Chemokine,” were published as in the journal Biochemistry. As a competitive weightlifter, Robin is competing in the Arnold Classic — the university nationals — and hopes to qualify for the Paris Olympics.
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International Women's Day Trivia
Join the WCC, IMPACT and the Women's and Gender Studies Department at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Warhawk Connection Center to recognize International Women's Day with an interactive trivia event. This informative event will help participants learn more about intersectional women's history.
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Women’s Basketball to host NCAA Sectional
The Warhawk women's basketball team will host the third and fourth rounds of the 2022 NCAA Division III Championship March 11-12 at Kachel Gymnasium. On Friday, Baldwin Wallace plays UW-Oshkosh at 5 p.m., and UW-Whitewater plays Smith at 7:30 p.m. The winners play at 7 p.m. Saturday.
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International Education Week
Happy International Education Week! Help us celebrate the benefits of cultural and academic exchange programs throughout UW-Whitewater. There will be several events this week, including:
  • Black Alumni and Abroad, which will provide an opportunity for students to connect with Black alumni and learn about their global experiences, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the University Center, room 275.
  • 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 reception will follow at 6:30 p.m.
  • The 40th International Dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the Hamilton Room. Tickets are currently available for purchase in Goodhue. All are welcome, and cultural attire is encouraged! Contact Naomi Fultang Mirjam at FultangMNA19@uww.edu for more information.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to the Forensics Team for winning 25 awards across four tournaments last week! Congratulations to Abby Frey, a sophomore theatre major from Madison, who was the Online Asynchronous Tournament Series tournament champion in prose, besting 41 other entries in the event. Congratulations as well to Kolden Severson, a junior elementary education major from Janesville, who was the Mid-America Forensics League 7 communication analysis tournament champion.

Kudos to Jodi B. Simek, international education manager, who will be presenting "CPT: A Friday Afternoon Fireside Chat" for the Wisconsin Association of International Educators with Kevin Beisser of UW-Milwaukee on Friday, March 25.

Kudos to the UW-Whitewater chapter of Active Minds, which hosted an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention over the weekend. According to the website, more than $11,200 was raised. Active Minds is a student organization dedicated to creating awareness and fostering positive mental health for students. Read more »

Upcoming Events
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Paint 'N' Sip
This perfect pre-spring break relaxation opportunity, which will include mocktails and painting supplies, is hosted by UC Live at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Hamilton Room. Spots are limited, so make sure to sign up below before it’s too late!
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Comedian Andrew Sleighter.
Comedian, Andrew Sleighter
Join UC Live in as they host comedian Andrew Sleighter at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the University Center’s Down Under. This free event is one that you won't want to miss, as Andrew is known for his quick-witted humor and has been featured on Last Comic Standing, Conan and more!
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Mario Kart Tournament
Warhawk Alley’s Mario Kart Tournament is back! At 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, you can sign up for only $5 to participate and show off your Mario Kart skills! For more information and to sign up, visit the link below.
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DanceScapes ’22
DanceScapes ’22 returns to live audiences March 12 in Barnett Theatre. An annual audience favorite, this concert features works from UW-Whitewater faculty members, award-winning guest artist Li Chiao Ping, student choreographers Kayley Stoner and Teresa Krogmann, and — for the very first time — a piece choreographed and performed by alumni.
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Chamber Singers & Vocal Jazz

The Chamber Singers will present the world premiere of “Wind Rising in the Alleys” by Christian Ellenwood, professor of music, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in Light Recital Hall. Ellenwood's music, based on a poem by the early twentieth-century Irish-American poet and social activist Lola Ridge, is at turns lyrical, anguished and empowering.
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Additional Events
Movie: "Ghostbusters: Afterlife"
March 10-12
Summers Auditorium
Beyond the Wave and Into the Stars, exhibit reception
6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9
Roberta's Art Gallery
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STEM Saturday
Join us for a day of fun on the Rock County Campus! There are four sessions to choose from, all available for students aged 8-14. Each session is 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Spots are limited, so reserve yours today!
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Upcoming Events
Drawing 101 Workshop
1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Rock County Campus
Recent Merit Badges
arts excellence merit
UW-Whitewater students win awards in Juried Exhibition at Crossman Gallery
student leadership merit
UW-Whitewater student org Active Minds wins national Chapter of the Year
Arts excellence merit
UW-Whitewater presents work from guest artists, faculty, students and alums with "DanceScapes '22"
Notes for Campus

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Exploring the Wisconsin Idea

This year’s Celebrating Teaching and Learning Conference invites participants to explore the ways their teaching engages with the Wisconsin Idea, alongside new visions and aspirations for teaching and learning on our campuses — both brick-and-mortar and online. The call for proposals is open, and submissions are due by March 27.
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Summer Session registration opens to Warhawks March 7

Did you know that students who take special sessions like Summer Session and its winter companion, Winterim, are more than 20% more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years? Summer sessions, which are approximately 3 weeks, offer a combination of online, on-campus, and hybrid courses. Students can take up to four credits over the course of a summer, one three-credit course at a time. Registration opens to UW-Whitewater students on March 7.
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Forensics Team to host annual showcase
The UW-Whitewater Forensics Team will be hosting their annual team showcase at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Summers Auditorium. Come watch performances from the nationally competitive UW-Whitewater speech and dramatic performance team. The event is free and open to the public, and seating is first-come, first-served. Performances are PG-13.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

KEPRO Workshop: Embracing Happiness

This workshop focuses on what it means to be happy and provides insight into what we need to live a happy, more satisfying life. Please join us noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, by Webex.
LEARN Center workshop

Join Andy Browning, assistant dean of students, at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in a virtual conversation about “what to do when.” The workshop will cover different scenarios that you may encounter and need guidance. Topics will include when a student has a complaint about you or another student, when you receive medical excuses and doctor's notes, and when a student requests an incomplete at the beginning of the semester — to name a few.
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Teaching with Technology Innovators
The Cisco/Presidio Teaching with Technology Innovators honorarium is a recognition that will be bestowed upon an instructor who displays an outstanding commitment to leveraging learning technologies to solve common teaching challenges related to creating rich learning experiences to increase student success.
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Notes for Students
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New student resources webpage

Are you looking for information about registration, records, financial aid, billing, payment or veterans benefits? Check out the newly updated one-stop-shop website to help students find what they need, faster. Hosted by the Division of Enrollment and Retention.
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Diversity listening session series

Your voices matter! The Diversity Outreach Committee of the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology is holding a listening session for students with Latin/Hispanic cultural/ethnic identity 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. This is a safe, virtual space for students to share thoughts, concerns and experiences anonymously. No registration required. If you would like a session for your minority status, contact Akiko Yoshida, associate professor and department chair, at yoshidaa@uww.edu.
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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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