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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Planet Earth waves a flag.
Earth Month 2022
The Sustainability Office is excited to announce a variety of events that will celebrate and promote this April’s Earth Week/Month. Events start Tuesday, April 5, and will occur throughout the month. Check out the schedule for details.
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Unity Walk.
BSU and WSG Unity Walk
Please join Black Student Union and Whitewater Student Government to make a difference in our campus community at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. We have the power to shine a light on campus, but we need your help. Walk with us and let’s be real, honest and raw with it. Meet at 5 p.m. on the North Mall, between the UC and Hyland Hall.
Water rushes through a dam.
Three water research projects garner statewide funding
Three research endeavors at UW-Whitewater have been awarded almost $40,000 in funding from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin. The research projects, which vary from a Freshwater Summer Camp to developing a toolkit designed to measure the effects of water cleanup and restoration projects on a community's economic vitality, will be initiated as soon as summer 2022.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to He Li, assistant professor of finance and business law, who was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about umbrella insurance. Read more »

Kudos to Jodi Simek, international education manager, for serving on the panel “Applying Design Thinking to Enhance the International Student Experience” on March 17, 2022, with IELTS, International English Language Testing Service.

Kudos to Michael Bose, political science major and coordinator of NASS-Native American Student Services, Katie Childs, English major, Abbie Hammer, special education major, Emmylou Hermanson, human resource management major, Britain Meade, geography major, and Sparrow Niman, environmental science major, for their unique learning experience and excellent campus representation during the March 18-20 Ojibwe reservation trip to Red Cliff and Bad River organized by Native American Cultural Awareness Association. The students met with tribal leaders and storytellers and learned about the spiritual and practical significance of manoomin (wild rice) and of tribal lands, tribal histories, treaty rights and the vitality of Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin. The students were well-prepared with thoughtful questions and discussion. Kudos as well to the trip organizers and leaders: Martha Stephenson, Andersen Library, Holly Denning, Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology, Frank Bartlett, University Housing, and Rossi Ivanova, Department of Languages and Literatures.

Kudos to the winners of the 2022 Chancellor's Awards:
  • Bakhtear Talukdar, assistant professor of finance
  • Zac Gholston, housing coordinator for University Housing
The Chancellor's Awards are given to faculty and staff who have made a concerted effort to improve conditions that allow students with disabilities to access academic programs, support services, physical accommodations and technological support.

Kudos to Dan Stalder, professor of psychology, who received a 2022 Teacher Scholar Travel Award to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, at which he presented (with former student Josie Hammes) “Can Cultivating an Uncertainty Mindset Reduce Bias and Conspiracy Beliefs?”

Upcoming Events
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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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Free STI testing at UHCS
April is STI Awareness Month. Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections is free and easy at University Health and Counseling Services. Appointments last an average of 20 minutes and include free condoms. To make an appointment, call UHCS at 262-472-1300 or schedule online.
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Roberta's Art Gallery's "Letting Go"
Roberta's Art Gallery's latest exhibit, "Letting Go," is up! Stop on down to check it out before it ends on April 29 or visit the virtual exhibit below.
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Sonict presents The Fuse Trio
The Fuse Trio, which will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Light Recital Hall, was formed in 2014 with the purpose of commissioning and premiering crossover 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 Christian Ellenwood.
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TIFU Cultural Ensemble
TIFU, a student-led organization created to allow students of color to express themselves through various forms of art, dance and vocals, will be performing their cultural ensemble at 7:30 p.m. April 7, in the Down Under. This free event is a great opportunity to see these forms of expression firsthand.

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Whitewater Brass Quintet
Closing out the Music Mosaics concert series for the 21/22 season, this concert, which takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Light Recital Hall, includes music of Crespo, Koetsier and more. Faculty performers include Dafydd Bevil, horn, Mike Dugan, trombone, Chris Ramaekers, trumpet, and John Tuinstra, tuba, and new member Matthew Onstad, assistant professor of trumpet at UW-Whitewater.
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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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Hired Before Graduation.

Hired Before Graduation

Attention graduating seniors! If you are graduating in May 2022 and have landed a job, earned admission to graduate school or started a company before commencement, join us to have your photo taken professionally and posted to our Hired Before Graduation social media campaign.
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Additional Events
Movie: Scream 5
April 7-9
Summers Auditorium
Glow Bunny Bowling 8-Pin Tap Tournament
7 p.m. Friday, April 8
Warhawk Alley
Fairhaven Lecture: Wendell Willkie and the We Want Willke Campaign
3-4 p.m. Monday, April 11
Fairhaven Senior Services
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Track and Field - Rex Foster Twilight
Rebekah Schumacher knocks down the ball.

The men's and women's track and field team's annual Rex Foster Twilight has been rescheduled to noon, Sunday, April 10, at at Rex Foster Track due to anticipated inclement weather in the Whitewater area.
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Sports Events
Softball vs. UW-River Falls
2 p.m. Saturday, April 9
Whitewater campus
Softball vs. UW-Stout
1 p.m. Sunday, April 10
Whitewater campus
Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Other ticket information can be found here.
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57th national Mathletes poster.

U-Rock spring musical

The UW-Whitewater at Rock County Theater Department is presenting “The 57th National Mathlete Sum-It,” an almost all-girl math musical. This show about friendship, teamwork, overcoming fear and female empowerment is great for people of all ages and will be shown 7:30 p.m. April 7-9, and 2 p.m. April 10. Tickets are free for all UW-Whitewater students, $5 for seniors and students and $8 for general admission.

Upcoming Events
Watercolor and Acrylic Experimentation
1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9
Rock County Campus
Recent Merit Badges
Arts excellence merit
Alexa Nelson wins bronze medal for design in national competition
WSG merit
UW-Whitewater elects 2022 student government leaders
National champion merit
UW-Whitewater's North, Knetzke Earn National Titles
Notes for Campus
Decision 2022: Come meet the candidates

Whitewater Student Government, College Democrats and College Republicans are working to build a bridge between students and people running for statewide office. This event, 6-8 p.m. April 7, in the University Center Old Main Ballroom UC 275, will be an involvement-style event where candidates will have tables allowing students to freely walk around and learn about them.
Annual Spring Recognition and Awards

Please join us in recognizing those who enhance and change the lives of people with disabilities at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the University Center’s Hamilton Room. The event is hosted by DREAM, Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society, ASL Club, the Chancellor's Office and the Center for Students with Disabilities. For questions or access, please contact reuterd@uww.edu.
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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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Well Wisconsin Radio.

Well Wisconsin Radio

Well Wisconsin Radio is back in 2022 with better-than-ever podcasting! Listen to the latest episode, where host Morgan Meinen talks with Beth Olson, associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison, about the link between nutrition and the immune system. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Spotify or G to be notified when new episodes are posted.
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Notes for Students
"Careers In" series: Real Estate

Network and engage with professionals in the business world as you gather new information that will assist you in solidifying or choosing majors and careers. The real estate panel, which takes place at 5-6 p.m. Monday, April 13, in Hyland Hall room 2203, will include realtors, a mortgage lender, and a commercial property manager.
A laptop shows the Kerry logo.
Kerry Virtual Career Trek

Kerry, a public food company, hires many majors and currently has more than 60 Wisconsin job opportunities available and more nationwide. Learn about career possibilities and find out what Kerry looks for in applicants at noon, Wednesday, April 6, via Zoom.
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Student organization recognition open
Want to create a new organization? Or continue being recognized for the 2022-2023 school year? The annual recognition process is now open! Find recognition steps with the link below. Deadline to complete recognition steps is May 15.
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Summer Food Service Program
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, UW-Whitewater announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program at Upward Bound, STEER, ACT Math and Science, ACT Reading and English, and GAPS camps.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Meals will be available at no additional charge to enrolled children who are 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and are also participating in a public or private nonprofit school program during the regular school year.
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In the Community

Art Walk.

Community Art Walk
The community is invited to participate in Art Walk 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The walk will start at the Cultural Arts Center, the Whitewater Arts Alliance building in Whitewater. There will be food and door prizes, and students will be performing musical pieces. Please contact Molly Fuller at mfuller@wwusd.org with any questions.
Where are all the aliens?
Have you ever wondered about extraterrestrial life? Dennis Roscoe, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will be discussing that very topic at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater with the presentation “Where Are All the Aliens?” This event is open to ages 10+.

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Community Events and Resources
Basket of green vegetables.

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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