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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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UW-Whitewater at Rock County announces the Studer Family Scholarship
Thanks to a generous donation from the Studer Family Foundation, UW-Whitewater’s Rock County campus is offering 10 full-ride scholarships to Rock County high school students who will be graduating in May 2022. This opportunity is designed specifically for students who consider affordability the main barrier to going to college.
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UW System Symposium this Friday
UW-Whitewater is excited to host the 20th annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity on Friday, April 22. This event showcases undergraduate creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research from all over the state of Wisconsin in all areas of study, including the humanities, fine arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. This all-day event will be in various locations across campus.
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Warhawks Give Campaign
The countdown for Warhawks Give Day has begun! We're calling on all Warhawks to come together and make a gift to the Warhawks Give (Greatest Needs) Fund. Let's see the impact we can make together on Thursday, April 21! ONE DAY. ONE WARHAWK FAMILY.
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Help us celebrate planet Earth
The Sustainability Office is excited to remind you that Earth Week is here! We will have a variety of fun events, including an Ice Age Trail guided hike, a film competition, tree planting, a musical performance and more. Please take an opportunity to join us and help the planet!
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to the Warhawk Men’s Soccer Head Coach Tony Guinn for being named the 2021-2022 recipient of the Whitewater Student Government Best Professor/Instructor at Helping Students Outside the Field award! In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Guinn also serves as a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology.

Kudos to Jennifer Betters-Bubon, associate professor in the Department of Counselor Education, who recently published “Antiracism Starts With Us: School Counselor Critical Reflection Within a Multi-tiered Systems of Support Framework” in the Evidence Based School Counseling special issue of the Professional School Counselor Journal. Read more »

Kudos to Katie Childs, English major, who won a scholarship through the New York State Summer Writers' Institute at Skidmore College. Katie, who is one of 50 students from around the country to receive this award out of nearly 300 applicants, will spend two weeks at Skidmore this summer, studying fiction with marquee writers.

Kudos to Ted Witt, teaching, learning and technology consultant in ICIT, for serving on an expert panel contributing to the "2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, Teaching and Learning Edition." The 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report is based on the perspectives and expertise of 57 higher education experts from around the globe. The report profiles the trends and key technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching. Read more »

Kudos to Luzma Ede-Herndandez, assistant professor of languages and literatures, who advised and helped students coordinate a collaborative effort on hosting a session on campus about Mayan Americans living in Wisconsin, in an initiative with the Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee. Student groups were led by Spanish major Montserrat Cuevas.
New Employees/New Roles
Katy Casey, who serves as the director of academic assessment, has been appointed as the interim chief of Institutional Research and Planning by Interim Chancellor John Chenoweth. She began the position on April 1, 2022. Katy, who will continue her role as director of academic assessment, has been at UW-Whitewater for 12 years. Let’s congratulate her on her new role!
In the Media
The Warhawk football team enjoyed a highly successful 2021 season, ending in 13-1. Meet some of the new coaches as the team gets ready for next season! Royal Purple »

Upcoming Events
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Comedian Marc LaMotte
Get ready to laugh with comedian Marc LaMotte! This free event, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Down Under, is guaranteed to make you laugh your socks off. We can’t wait to see you there!
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Sonict Ensemble
The Sonict Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, and celebrate music by recently lost giants of the new music community, including George Crumb, Mario Lavista, and Alvin Lucier. Guest artist Trevor Saint, an alumnus, will join us to perform a recent commission and Lucier’s iconic piece, “I Am Sitting in a Room.” Other performers include students, Cristina Ballatori, Tobie Wilkinson, and Matt Sintchak.

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Yoga in Roberta’s Art Gallery
UC Live and Roberta's Art Gallery are hosting a free immersive art and yoga experience at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23. Beginners are welcome, and mats are provided. These sessions will be instructed by a licensed yoga instructor and all participants will leave with a free 24/7 access pass to the Milton or Janesville YMCA and a free take-home item sponsored by UHCS. Spots are limited, so make sure to sign up!
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Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in the Young Auditorium, with works surrounding Earth Month 2022. Compositions include “The Automatic Earth” by Steve Bryant, “Amenominakanushi - Father of the Universe” by Kataoka, “After a Gentle Rain” by Iannaccone, and “Song of Hope” by Meechan.
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Trump 2016 campaign manager on campus

The College Republicans will be hosting Kellyanne Conway at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Hyland Hall. In 2016, Conway rose to notoriety after managing President Trump’s historic, come-from-behind victory, becoming the first woman to win a presidential campaign. She later worked in the White House as a senior counselor to the president. Claim your free ticket below.
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Additional Events
Movie: Encanto
April 21-23
Summers Auditorium
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Softball vs. UW-Stevens Point
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The Warhawks Women's Softball Team takes on UW-Stevens Point at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 19, on the UW-Whitewater campus.

Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Visit the Intercollegiate Athletics ticket page for general information.
Sports Events
Softball vs. Carthage
2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21
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Track and Field - Warhawk Invite
2 p.m. Friday, April 22
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Baseball vs. Finlandia
12 p.m. Saturday, April 23
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Track and Field - Warhawk Invite (Day 2)
12 p.m. Saturday, April 23
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Baseball vs. Finlandia
12 p.m. Sunday, April 24
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Solving the Climate Crisis

Enjoy an evening with Bob Lindmeier, senior chief meteorologist at WKOW-WTV, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Kirk Denmark Theater. Bob will discuss what’s happening with our climate, the causes and consequences, and what we can do about climate change.
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Stop Scams: Identity theft and fraud prevention workshop

This free event at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Kirk Denmark Theater, will be hosted by Congressman Bryan Steil and include panel representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau. Please RSVP to SteilRSVP@mail.house.gov to attend.

Upcoming Events
Rock County campus expands degree pathways with technical college

A new partnership between UW-Whitewater at Rock County and Blackhawk Technical College will allow students to earn credits that can be put toward a bachelor’s degree at UW-Whitewater or any four-year university.
Notes for Campus

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Last EDI Workshop of the year is 4/29

Grab your spot in our last Equity, Diversity and Inclusion workshop of the year and experience what people are talking about! NCBI's last full-day workshop of the year is on April 29! UW-Whitewater is the only NCBI affiliate in the UW System, providing you unprecedented access to internationally renowned and award-winning workshops. Sign up today.
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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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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 12 credits over the course of a summer, one three-credit course at a time.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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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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Alternative Medicine: Fact or Fiction Workshop

Learn the basics of the most commonly utilized alternative healing arts, including chiropractic, homeopathy, herbal and Chinese medicines, naturopathy, acupuncture and therapeutic massage. See how these healing modalities can contribute to and enhance your overall health and wellness. Presented by Kepro at noon Friday, April 22, via Webex.
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