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Monday, March 28, 2022
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Honoring the legacy of Dr. Roger L. Pulliam
Join us for the memorial celebration of Dr. Roger Pulliam at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, in room 275 of the University Center on the UW-Whitewater campus, as well as the renaming of Starin Hall, at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, March 28.
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Emily North and Sarah Knetzke earn national titles
Congratulations to national champions Emily North, biology major (all-around), and Sarah Knetzke, human performace major (balance beam)! This duo led the Warhawks to fifth place at the 2022 NCGA Gymnastics Championship with a team score of 191.975.
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Women’s Basketball finishes as national runner-up
Congratulations to Women’s Basketball for finishing second place in the nation! Their season finished with a well-fought loss to Hope (Michigan) in the national title game of the 2022 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Warhawks conclude the 2021-22 season with a 28-5 record, good for the second-most wins in program history.
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Warhawk Business Plan Competition
The Warhawk Business Plan Competition allows students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills to help them succeed in business. The competition is a live event with judges, some of whom are angel investors (just like Shark Tank!) The contest is open to students of all majors. There are two stages of the competition, with prizes awarded to first, second and third place:
  • Stage 1: Full business plan and video, due 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 13
  • Stage 2: Warhawk Business Plan Competition - Pitch from 5:15-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 27
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Michael Lango, director of the Academic Advising & Exploration Center, for presenting his research "We're in this Together: Crisis Leadership During COVID-19" at the annual Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) 2022 Conference in Baltimore on March 23. Read more »

Kudos to Jon Werner, professor of management, for the recent online publication of his article “Academic integrity and human resource development: Being and doing,” in Human Resource Development Review. Read more »

Kudos to Talen Jourdan, a business education major from Deerfield, who qualified along with the U23 USA Men's National wheelchair basketball team for the U23 World championships that will take place in Thailand this fall. Read more »

Kudos to Alexa Nelson for winning the bronze medal for her package design in the national Innovation Center for Design Excellence competition. Her project was to create an energy drink brand, logo and label design that conveyed a sense of power and energy. Nelson is a senior pursuing her B.A. in art. Read more »

Kudos to Keri Carollo, head coach of Warhawk Women’s Basketball, and forward Aleah Grundahl, elementary education major, for being honored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association for their performances during the 2021-22 season. Coach Carollo has been named a finalist for the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year and Grundahl has earned an honorable mention All-American from the organization. Read more »

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Kudos to Piper Morgan Hayes-Werner, lecturer and dance choreographer, and dancers Bekah Gruener, CJ Kaegi, Nicole Kuhnz, Kelli Polnow, and Dalon Williams for their selection into the final Gala concert at the American College Dance Association conference. The piece was selected in the top ten out of 34 works. Out of 20 universities, all but two, including UW-Whitewater, have dance major programs.
In the Media
Kyle Deschner, a communication major from Delavan, will soon own J. Robert’s Menswear in Elkhorn. Lake Geneva Regional News »

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If Wisconsin meets its goal of transitioning to 100% clean energy over the next 30 years, it could grow the state’s economy by $21 billion and create more than 34,000 jobs, according to a new study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute and UW-Whitewater’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center, where Russ Kashian, serves as director.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Psychology students Alexa Crary and Casey Fleischmann participate in Active Minds, a UW-Whitewater student organization whose chapter was recently honored as the best among 600 nationwide. In recognizing the Warhawk chapter, the national organization said, “Active Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been working to deeply engrain mental health awareness, advocacy, and education into the fabric of their school community. They have successfully amplified the conversation around mental health with many programs and outreach events.”
DeForest Times-Tribune
Upcoming Events
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Free STI testing
UHCS is bringing free STI testing and free condoms to you 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in Jitters (Wells East). Schedule your appointment via the link below and select MYUHCS. Once you're logged in, select the "STI Testing-Jitters" option with a date of 3/30/22. If this time doesn't work for you, you can still schedule an appointment at the health center.
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Live music: Mykal Baas
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, join UC Live in the Down Under as they host musician Mykal Baas! This free event is one that you don’t want to miss.
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UC Live Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home
This week’s UC Live movie in Summers Auditorium is “Spider-Man: No Way Home”! Show times this week are 9 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2. All UC movies are $1 with your HawkCard or $3 without.
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Harry Potter Trivia
Join UC Live in the Down Under for their Harry Potter Trivia Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1! Spots are limited for this free wizarding event, so make sure to secure your spot now.
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MoneySmart Month
Increase your financial knowledge in a way that is relevant and fun! Join us for "Preparing for Student Loan Repayment," presented by Ben Dobner, Financial Aid, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the UC, room 262 or virtually. We will also be providing "Adult 101" tabling in the UC from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 4-6 and 11-13 and welcome your questions! There will be a spin-the-wheel game with a finance Q&A, finance conversation starters, and small prizes.

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Sonict presents The Fuse Trio
The Fuse Trio, performing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Light Recital Hall, was formed in 2014 with the purpose of commissioning "cross-over" works for saxophone, clarinet and piano. The program will include a brand new work written for the Fuse Trio by Luke Carlson titled "Concision" along with works by Heins, Mark Carlson, and UW-Whitewater's very own Christian Ellenwood.
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Impact’s 13th Annual Drag Show
We are so excited to get Impact’s 13th annual 80s-themed drag show on your calendar! Join us on Thursday, April 7: the doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. There will also be a free DJ dance afterparty for all to attend starting at 9:30 p.m. New this year is a special VIP experience: stage-side seating and a post-show drag workshop. A show not to be missed! All are invited.
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Study ‘N’ Style

Study ‘N’ Style is back and offering free haircuts — fades and short styles — for UW-Whitewater students! Enjoy study space, snacks, music and video games while you wait for your haircut from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 11, in Andersen Library, room L1105. By appointment only.
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Additional Events
Percussion Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5
Light Recital Hall
Saxophone Studio Concerts
3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3
Light Recital Hall
Recent Merit Badges
Academic honors merit
UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA students earn top honors at state conference
All-American merit
Grundahl of UW-Whitewater Women's Basketball Selected All-American by WBCA
Athetlic honors merit
UW-Whitewater Wrestling's Shinhoster Ranks Among Most Dominant in 2021-22
Notes for Campus

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Upcoming equity and diversity workshops

UW-Whitewater’s NCBI Team, supported by Academic Affairs, is offering its full-day workshop on two dates this spring: April 8 and 29. Help increase belonging on our campus by participating in this intensive, supportive workshop that’s appropriate for all levels of experience and comfort with EDI work. Learn more and sign up via the link below.
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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 31 and should be submitted to parysj@uww.edu.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Biometric screening April 6

Appointments still available! 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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Celebrating Teaching and Learning Conference

Deadline extended! All instructors and staff are invited to submit a proposal for the 2022 Celebrating Teaching and Learning Conference held on the Whitewater campus in the University Center. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lunch and time to network with your colleagues. Proposal submissions are due by April 11.
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Notes for Students
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MoneySmart virtual scavenger hunt

Players can answer finance/money-related questions during the month of April and are entered to win prizes. Participation in this scavenger hunt is through the Goosechase app by joining the game VWL6KD.
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"Careers In" series: Entrepreneurship

Network and engage with professionals in various areas of the business world as you gather new information that will assist you in solidifying or choosing majors and careers. The entrepreneurship panel, 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Hyland Hall room 2203 includes founders of three very different businesses, a franchise expert and a business coach.
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Summer Session registration open
Summer regiatration is open! 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.
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In the Community

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Bird electric scooters take flight in Whitewater once again
Bird electric scooters will once again take flight in the City of Whitewater! The scooters will be available from Saturday, March 26, 2022.
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Irvin L. Young Memorial Library introduces a new book recommendation service
The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is introducing “What Should I Read Next?” — a personalized reading recommendation service. Interested parties fill out a form on whitewaterlibrary.org and a librarian reviews the submission and provides several tailored reading recommendations. There are forms for adults, teens, and children. This service is free and open to the public.

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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