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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Warhawk Men's Bowling team stands in a bowling alley with their trophy.
Men’s Club Bowling wins national championship
In a come-from-behind victory, the Warhawks defeated Wichita State University 3-2 at the Intercollegiate Team Championships, held April 20-23 at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Illinois. Donovan Thomas, psychology and journalism major, was named most valuable player of the tournament. Shawn Wochner, who has coached the Warhawks for 12 seasons, coached his final match Saturday as the Warhawks won the title. The game will air on CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.
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Dawson Babcock.
Dawson Babcock selected as student speaker for UW-Whitewater 2022 spring commencement
From performing in his first musical in kindergarten, to playing his first instrument — piano — in third grade, Dawson Babcock has been immersed in music. With a Bachelor of Music in hand, he is determined to inspire the next generation of young musicians. But first, he will serve as one of the student speakers for commencement.
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Michael Carlson.
Michael Carlson selected as student speaker for UW-Whitewater 2022 spring commencement
The path to Michael Carlson’s bachelor’s degree was interrupted by personal struggles and tribulations, but Michael overcame them. Twelve years later, he is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in English, creative writing — and will serve as one of the student speakers for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater commencement on Saturday, May 14.
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Students gather in the Hamilton Room for the UW System Symposium.
UW System Symposium
Researchers from University of Wisconsin System campuses brought presentations to UW-Whitewater Friday, April 22, for a systemwide undergraduate research symposium that spanned three buildings.
Student uses a drill
Staging an Opera
The UW-Whitewater Department of Theatre performed two one-act operas — "The Harpies” and “Signor Deluso” — in the Barnett Theatre. In the run-up to the performances, faculty and students talked about what it takes to stage a musical production and the goings-on behind the scenes before the curtain finally rises on opening night.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to the winners of the Whitewater Student Government 2022 Instructor Awards. Recipients are: Christopher Ramaekers (College of Arts and Communications), Brian Huels (College of Business and Economics), Lynn Gilbertson (College of Education and Professional Studies), Wesley Hough (College of Letters and Sciences), Victor Barger (Best Creative Use of Technology), Amy Zelinger (Best Academic Advisor), Ashley Barnes-Gilbert (Best Diversity Initiative) and Tony Guinn (Best at Helping Students Outside the Classroom). Congrats and thank you to all the amazing instructors who teach and support students!

Kudos to Kevin DeCoux, adult student services coordinator, for being honored as a shining star in the EDI&SP office. Kevin has been with UW-Whitewater since 2014 in roles such as teaching, advising, recruiting adult and online students, and sponsoring student organizations. Read more »

A student meets with an eldery person.
Kudos to Jeannine Rowe, professor of social work, who received an $84,401 grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services to enhance the social engagement of residents of Fairhaven Seniors Services. As part of the grant, UW-Whitewater students in a community-based learning class on aging and health use a creative storytelling technique, TimeSlips, to engage residents. This class is co-taught by Rowe and Eun Young Jang, assistant professor of social work.

Atrium at Fiserv Forum.
Kudos to geography majors Brett Steck and Kristen Barman, who helped set up, coordinate and judge the Aerospace Jam Competition — a competition for high school teams across the state to use drones on a NASA Artemis-inspired simulated moon mission — on April 7 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The goal was to increase diversity in high school STEM and to raise awareness of the NASA Artemis program. The competition was sponsored by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium and the Milwaukee Bucks, and co-led by Eric Compas, professor of geography, geology and environmental science.
Lt. Servi and K9 Truss stand together in the University Center.
Kudos to K9 Truus and Lieutenant Kelsey Servi, who received a letter of commendation from the Janesville Police Department for their assistance in a criminal investigation, during a search for a discarded firearm that was used in an attempted homicide at the Edgerton Oasis. On the second day of the search, in under an hour, the firearm was located by K9 Truus and Lt. Servi in a tall grassy area, “where we would not likely have found it without their assistance.” The evidence will be used as part of the prosecution of the Dane County case.

Salem Radey and Kelsey Preisler pose for a pciture with Governor Tony Evers.
Kudos to Media Arts and Game Development students Cassidy Ochowski, Kelsey Preisler, and Salem Radey, who were responsible for the design, layout and graphics of the recently released State of Wisconsin Clean Energy Plan, a collaboration of the Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, the Great Plains Institute and Slipstream, Inc. Salem, left, and Kelsey are pictured with Gov. Tony Evers at the announcement of the plan at the City of Madison Fleet Services on April 19, 2022. Read more »
In the Media
Cameron Poole, an elementary education major from Belvidere, Illinois, and a starter on the Warhawk men’s wheelchair basketball team, didn’t make the men’s Team USA after trying out last week but says he wouldn’t trade his life right now for anything. Rockford Register Star »

Upcoming Events
Computers and other technology stacked up.
Technology Surplus Sale
ICIT's Tech Surplus Sale will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10-11, in the University Center’s Old Main Ballroom, room 259. Take advantage of great pricing on used equipment like Mac and PC computers, monitors, projectors, cameras, hard drives, and more for your home or personal use. Devices will not be supported by UW-Whitewater after purchase (cash or check) and may not be returned to or used at UW-Whitewater.
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The Busybody
Parents just don't understand! In a time when arranged marriages were the social expectation, a renegade couple and their friends plot to escape the lousy marriages their controlling caretakers have set up. Will a nosey nobleman ruin their plans — or save the day? Join us at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in Barnett Theatre for this hilarious Restoration comedy full of adventure, love and wit.
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Student pose for 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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Karaoke Night
Join UC Live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Down Under for a Karaoke Night! This FREE event is a great way to have some fun with friends before the semester comes to an end in a few weeks! For more information, visit the link below.
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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 6 p.m. Friday, April 29. 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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Bags tournament graphic.
Warhawk Alley bags tournament
Warhawk Alley is hosting a free bags tournament! Claim your spot now to win some awesome summer prizes at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Warhawk Alley. Sign up is below!
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The HIT MEN on stage.
The Hit Men
The Hit Men, classic rock’s unique supergroup of legendary side men, is performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Young Auditorium. The group has recorded and/or toured with some of the biggest names in rock history. Don’t miss your chance to see world-class musicians share the songs and stories of an unforgettable musical era.
People sing on stage.

Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz

The Chamber Singers will appear under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Robert Gehrenbeck and student conductors with a selection of works from their repertoire at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Light Recital Hall.
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Additional Events
Movie: The 355
April 28-30
Summers Auditorium
Letting Go exhibit
Now through April 29
Roberta's Art Gallery
Series Reservations: Fall 2022
Priority is open now through May 8
Campus Awards Ceremony
1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 1
Old Main Ballroom
Warhawk head.
Softball vs. Carroll
Women's softball player swings a bat.

The Warhawks Women's Softball Team takes on Carroll at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 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
Track and Field - Drake Alternative Meet
12 p.m. Friday, April 29
Whitewater campus
Baseball vs. UW-Stout
12 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Whitewater campus
Women's Tennis - WIAC Team Tournament
12 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Whitewater campus tennis courts
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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Baile

Help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 5-9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in the Commons Area! Sponsored by Latino Unidos, there will be live music, food, raffles, and a scavenger hunt. Everyone is welcome at this free event! For more information, contact President Yuri Garcia at garcia21@uww.edu or Advisor Nate Maddux at madduxn@uww.edu.

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.
Recent Merit Badges
Arts excellence merit
UW-Whitewater students stage "The Busybody"
Academic honors merit
UW-Whitewater students win Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards
Athletic honors merit
Mertins, Whipple of UW-Whitewater Bowling Honored by NTCA
Notes for Campus

NBI logo with hands coming together.
Last NCBI EDI workshop of the year

Grab your spot in our last Equity, Diversity and Inclusion workshop of the year and see what people are talking about! UW-Whitewater is the only NCBI affiliate in the UW System, providing you access to internationally renowned and award-winning NCBI EDI workshops. Sign up now for the daylong workshop held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 29, in UC 68. Email minikelj@uww.edu with questions.
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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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Notes for Students
A student works outside among flowers.
Campus summer employment now available

Join in the summer fun and work on campus! Many areas on campus are looking for summer employees. Everything from great jobs on the Grounds Crew, to the Children’s Center, to campus departments and more. To find openings go to uww.edu/career/handshake and use the “On Campus” filter. Campus positions have a great deal of benefits and flexibility.
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