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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
It's On Us.
It's On Us
It’s On Us week, April 11-15, is dedicated to preventing sexual assault and supporting survivors. Join Whitewater Student Government for a schedule of events this week, including bingo, a tree planting, a lantern release and much more!
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Autism Acceptance.
Autism acceptance display
UW-Whitewater is proud to honor Autism Acceptance Month with a display on the main level of Andersen Library for all of April. Learn about autism directly from autistic people with creative works by autistic writers and visual artists from every part of the spectrum that reflect the racial, gender and cultural diversity of the autistic community. We also invite autistic members of the UW-Whitewater community to share creative works to be displayed.
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Founders Day.
Founders Day
UW-Whitewater celebrated Founder’s Day over the weekend, honoring the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and Outstanding Student Awards.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Miguel Aranda, administrative assistant of the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs, for being honored as a shining star in the EDI&SP office. Miguel carries a history of university knowledge, connections, financial and administration experience. His keen insight into the inner workings of the university, coupled with his lived experience and calm demeanor, is a reason to be celebrated. Read more »

Kudos to Jodi Simek, international education manager, Andrea Schwartz, biology major and ISSS student assistant, and Jessie Peters, international studies major and global ambassador, who presented “Activities in a Virtual Space Can Be WONDERful” at the 2022 Wisconsin Association of International Educators Conference on April 7, 2022. This was the first professional conference presentation for both Andrea and Jessie. The team provided international educators from throughout Wisconsin with valuable tools for virtual engagement with students.

Kudos to Ozgul Kartal, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, who published “Global Perspectives and Practices for Reform-Based Mathematics Teaching” as both editor and contributor. This book explores international perspectives on diverse reform-based practices in teaching and learning mathematics, describes challenges and issues for teachers and teacher educators, promotes reflection and academic discussion at various levels and in various educational systems and raises questions for the field of mathematics education. Read more »

Kudos to María Elena White, lecturer of languages and literatures, and Tania Limón, biology major, who are recipients of the inaugural awards for exemplary participation in Community-Based Learning for 2021-2022. Each was nominated for this award based on their commitment to community engagement and outreach and selected from a pool of very distinguished nominees by the members of the Community-Based Learning Council.

Kudos to Jon Werner, professor of management, for the recent online publication of his article (with Steven Williams) "An examination of similarity between a costume designer and a production designer: Job analysis goes to Hollywood,” in Compensation & Benefits Review. Read more »

Upcoming Events
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AGSC Earth Week
The Association for Graduate Students of Color is hosting a week full of environmental opportunities! All UW-Whitewater students who submit a picture each day during the week of April 11-15 are eligible to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Submit your pictures to our social media or direct email agsc@uww.edu.
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Pet Therapy
Need to relieve some stress? Re-leash it with some furry friends at the Andersen Library! Pet therapy is offered noon-2 p.m. on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays and is located on the main floor of the Andersen Library either across from the circulation desk or in the TV lounge corner.
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Men’s Talk
The UW-Whitewater Sexual Assault Prevention Committee is hosting a Men's Talk for all male-identified students at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Hyland Hall, room 2101. Join Dr. Logan Edwards and an intersectional panel of experts in a conversation about men's role in preventing sexual violence. Free tacos and consent shirts for students who attend.
Survivor's Rountable.
Sexual Assault Survivors Roundtable
The UW-Whitewater Sexual Assault Prevention Committee is hosting this event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Hyland Hall, room 1300. Student survivors are welcome to join their peers in a confidential space for healing, support and community. University Health and Counseling Services Counselors and New Beginnings Advocates will facilitate discussion and share resources. Free tacos and consent shirts for all students who attend.
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Jazz II Ensemble
Jazz II presents their spring concert line up at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Light Recital Hall, with tunes that vary in styles, from the sounds of Wayne Shorter's modern jazz of the 1960s to the gospel/blues of Charles Mingus and even a hip-hop shuffle by Ike Sturm.

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Mental Health Monologues
Join us for the Mental Health Monologues, an event created by Active Minds where students perform poems, short stories, skits, songs, dances or any form of artistic expression to allow audiences a look into their personal struggles with mental health. The performance will be 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Jitters. To learn more or to audition, visit the link below.
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UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity
The UW System Symposium, an annual research event, is Friday, April 22, in the University Center and Hyland Hall. This all day event will include a variety of student presentations, including posters, oral presentations, performing art and visual art. Stop by to view these works and cheer on the students’ hard work! All are welcome!
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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: Mama Mia
April 11-13
Summers Auditorium
Roberta's Art Gallery's "Letting Go"
Now through April 29
Roberta's Art Gallery
Clothes Swap! - EARTH MONTH
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, April 18
University Center Hamilton Room
Notes for Campus

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This year's last NCBI EDI Workshop

Grab your spot in our last Equity and Diversity workshop of the year and see what people are talking about! The deep interpersonal and intrapersonal work facilitated in these workshops has the potential to significantly impact our campus. UW-Whitewater is the only National Coalition Building Institute affiliate in the UW System, providing you access to internationally renowned and award-winning NCBI workshops!
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Earth Month

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.
Schedule of events
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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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Notes for Faculty and Staff
Wellness Fair.

Employee Wellness Fair

The Wellness Team invites you to join us for a Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Old Main Ballroom. At the fair there will be a chance to learn about a variety of local and university wellness opportunities. For a list of vendors and complete details please visit the link below. We hope to see you there!
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College of Letters and Sciences, winner of the 2022 FacES CV contest

Congratulations to the College of Letters and Sciences, winner of the 2022 FacES CV contest, presented by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs! The college will receive the traveling ORSP trophy and the dean will be awarded $2,500 toward research for the college. FacES contains the curriculum vitae of faculty and academic staff who have agreed to be included in the database by providing their CV. The database is fully searchable and can be used to connect with colleagues, find UW-Whitewater subject-based experts, and formulate multi- and interdisciplinary teams of faculty and staff to develop proposals addressing current research and sponsored program opportunities. FacES is updated each semester. Join FacEs by sending your CV to orsp@uww.edu.
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In the Community

Live Music at Whiney's
Join us for live music 6-8 p.m. every Friday night at Whiney's Wood Fire Pizza, located at N8660 Clover Valley Road in Whitewater (next to Fuzzy Pig.)
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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
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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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