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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Fans and players celebrate on the court.
Final Four-bound!
The women's basketball team clinched the program's fourth trip to the Final Four since 2008 with a 68-62 victory against UW-Oshkosh Saturday night. The Warhawks will take on Amherst (Massachusetts) in the national semifinals at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Follow UW-Whitewater women's basketball on social media for periodic updates and help cheer them on:
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Jaritt Shinhoster.
Wrestling’s Jaritt Shinhoster claims National Championship
Congratulations to wrestling team member Jaritt Shinhoster, a general management major, for earning the program's seventh individual national title! Shinhoster won the 184-pound bracket at the 2022 NCAA Division III Championships Saturday at Alliant Energy Powerhouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Alumni award medal.
Founders Day
UW-Whitewater will honor the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and Outstanding Student Awards at a celebration on Saturday, April 9, in the University Center. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. with a welcome reception. Register online by March 25.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Royal Purple student winners of the 2021 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence In Journalism Awards!
  • Felicity Knabenbauer, English major, won Best Short Soft Feature Story for "Stepping into the past"
  • Ky McCombe, women’s and gender studies major, won Best Still Photograph/Photos for "Warhawks crush Central College"
  • Dauntae Green, journalism major, won Best Local Web News or Feature for "Whitewater community coverage"
  • Parker J. Olsen, journalism major, won Best Sports Story for "Warhawks crush Central College"
The actual award placement — gold, silver and bronze — will be announced May 6 at the club's Gridiron Awards event at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Read more »

Kudos to Alexis Piper, lecturer of languages and literatures, Rossitza Ivanova, associate professor of languages and literatures, Dana Prodoehl, associate professor of languages and literatures, and Trudi Witonsky, associate professor of languages and literatures, for their panel presentation “Equity and Inclusion Even in Times of Crises: Using Kairotic Pedagogy and Transformative Hospitality to Increase Access to Crucial First-Year Writing Skills" at the 2022 Conference on College Composition & Communication.

Kudos to Kirsten Hammer, assistant coach for women’s basketball, for being selected to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list for the 2021-22 season! Read more »

In the Media
Amanda Eaton, a sophomore general management major from Janesville, will represent Wisconsin in the top forensics tournament in the nation next month at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Eaton is the fourth Warhawk in the last seven years to participate at the Interstate Oratorical Association Nationals, which selects two students from each state. GazetteXtra »

Sarah Treadwell, a graduate student in communication, recently spent 13 days climbing the unforgiving trail up to the first base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal. Treadwell, a mother of two who has a passion for new adventures, wanted to show her daughter that “her mom can do anything and that she doesn’t need to fear because it’s also okay to fail.” Royal Purple »

Tommy Thompson, former governor and interim president of the UW System, spoke at UW-Whitewater as part of his farewell tour. LGNR »

Shalea Carter sits at a desk and speaks to a lawmaker.
Shalea Carter, a political science major, presented her work to state lawmakers and community leaders at the 18th annual Research at the Rotunda. This platform gave Carter the opportunity to raise awareness about police brutality.
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Coral and a yellow and blue fish.
Stephen Levas, assistant professor of geography, geology, environmental science and biology, is a co-author on the longest experimental study on corals to date — a study of Hawaiian corals that replicates current and future ocean conditions. Coral reefs are found in less than one percent of the ocean but are home to nearly one-quarter of all known marine species.
Upcoming Events
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String Art Workshop
At 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, join UC Live in the Warhawk Connection Center for their free String Art Workshop! With spring break right around the corner, this is a great way to start your relaxing with friends. Spots are limited, so make sure to claim your spot before it’s too late!
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Karaoke Night
Get ready for Karaoke Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, with UC Live in the Down Under! This is a great opportunity to show off your singing voice and to have some fun with friends. For more information, visit the link below.
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Trumpet Studio: Winds of Change
The Trumpet Studio will present their studio recital featuring “Winds of Change,” a collection of 12 new works for trumpet and piano written by marginalized and underrepresented composers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, in Light Recital Hall. “Winds of Change” was published by Diversify The Stand, and UW-Whitewater is the first university to perform the work in its entirety.
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Music Mosaics: Vent Faculty Woodwind Trio
The Vent Faculty Woodwind Trio will perform a wide variety of music — from J.S. Bach to Chinese-born American composer Lei Liang — at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in Light Recital Hall. The program will include a premiere of a new work by Christian Ellenwood and MyungHee Chung, piano.
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Red Hot Chilli Pipers perform on stage.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bagpipes with attitude! The Red Hot Chilli PIPERS, a nine-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers, cover popular songs from all genres, bringing a rock-and-roll style and energy that will leave you breathless. Catch their performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Young Auditorium.
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Additional Events
8W1 Grades Due
Noon, Wednesday, March 16
Recent Merit Badges
Research in the Rotunda merit
UW-Whitewater students to present research projects at the state Capitol
Greek leadership merit
UW-Whitewater names 2022 Greek chapter presidents
Academic excellence merit
UW-Whitewater students win Excellence in Journalism awards
Notes for Campus

John Chenoweth.
Provost office hours on Whitewater campus

Please join Provost John Chenoweth for open office hours 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 16, 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.
Community-based learning breakfast

UW-Whitewater faculty and instructional staff can meet with representatives from local community agencies at this networking event to discuss current needs and create partnerships for future collaborative community-based learning and/or community-based research projects. To join us 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, in the UC room 259, email McClane Noffke at cbl@uww.edu by March 31 to register at no cost. For more information, contact Jodie Parys at parysj@uww.edu.
2021-2022 Community-Based Learning Awards
We are excited to announce the first annual Community-Based Learning Awards! The Program for CBL is soliciting nominations for three new awards, which will be presented at the April 2022 CBL Breakfast:
  • Exemplary CBL Practitioner (Faculty or Staff) for 2021-2022
  • Exemplary CBL Community Partner for 2021-2022
  • Exemplary CBL Student for 2021-2022
Please nominate yourself, your colleagues, your community partners, or your students with a one-page letter that includes a description of the CBL project and why it is exemplary. You may submit multiple nominations. Nominations will be accepted through March 25 and should be submitted to parysj@uww.edu.
EXECUTIVE BOARD OPENINGS with graphic of two people shaking hands.

AGSC's nominations 2022-2023

The Association for Graduate Students of Color (AGSC) is looking for graduate students interested in joining our 2022-23 executive board. AGSC provides a safe space for students of color to share their experiences and challenges while in graduate school. Our organization aims to encourage pride in our culture and support of one another. If you are interested send us an email at agsc@uww.edu.
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Warhawk Weekly not publishing over break

Warhawk Weekly will not publish during Spring Break. The next issue can be expected on Tuesday, March 29.
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Text the UC
University Center Information Services is available for your campus and community questions daily, Monday through Saturday. Do you need help navigating campus resources? Contact UC Information Services at 262-472-1170 or text the UC at 262-458-THEUC, or 262-458-4382.

Hours available to respond: Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Biometric screening April 6

Get a picture of your overall health, discover areas that may need attention and earn a $150 Wellness Incentive! UW-Whitewater has an on-site health screening event scheduled for employees and spouses who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. See below for details and register today!
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In the Community

Poetry embroidery.

Poetry Embroidery
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, the Whitewater public library, by stitching an embroidered poem. Use a line from your favorite poem or write your own. All skill levels are welcome. Join us for the in-person program or pick up a take-home kit. No registration required.
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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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