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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Hired Before Graduation
Help us congratulate and wish our Warhawks well on their new opportunities! Thank you for sharing your next steps with us – we can’t wait to see you fly!
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More than 1,531 set to graduate at UW-Whitewater spring commencement
UW-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates on Saturday, May 14, Sunday, May 15, and Tuesday, May 17, as proud families and friends gather for the 2022 spring commencement ceremonies on the Whitewater and Rock County campuses.
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Researchers conduct statewide study of seniors’ use of smart medical devices
A grant-funded interdisciplinary research project that partners social work and cybersecurity is connecting University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students with seniors across the state of Wisconsin.

The research project, titled “Privacy Protection Among Community-Dwelling Older Wisconsinites in the Age of Internet of Things,” investigates the privacy practices of seniors who use smart medical devices, such as glucose monitors, hearing aids and EKG monitors, which collect personal health information and connect wirelessly to the internet.
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UW-Whitewater retains AMA International Chapter of the Year title for 11th straight year
A long-standing tradition of hard work and achievement was on full display this spring as participants in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s American Marketing Association chapter retained top-tier placement in a competitive event.

UW-Whitewater AMA students retained the AMA International Chapter of the Year or Platinum Circle title for the 11th consecutive year at the International Collegiate Conference, held March 17-19 in Chicago.
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2021-22 Chancellor's Scholar-Athletes
UW-Whitewater's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in partnership with Interim Chancellor John Chenoweth, is proud to recognize 59 Warhawks as 2021-22 Chancellor's Scholar-Athletes.
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Paralympian John Boie honored by President Biden at White House
UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball player and gold medalist John Boie was recognized by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at a special ceremony at the White House on May 4.
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King/Chávez Scholar program undergraduate research
Students in the King/Chávez Scholar Program celebrated a year of work on their undergraduate research projects in Andersen Library on Thursday, May 5, 2022.
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Cinco de Mayo celebrations
The Whitewater and Rock County campuses enjoyed celebrating Cinco de Mayo, which marks the anniversary of Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 over the French empire. The day has grown into a cultural celebration with friendly gatherings, music and traditional Mexican food.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Terry Tumbarello, director of residence life, for being published. Terry is the author of the chapter 10 spotlight for the recently published book “Supporting Neurodiverse College Student Success: A Guide for Librarians, Support Services, and Academic Learning Environments.” Read more »

Kudos to Jodi B. Simek, international education manager in the office of International Students and Scholars, for being recognized as a Shining Star by the office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs. Read more »

Kudos to Ken Brosky, associate professor at UW-Whitewater at Rock County, and Narendra Regmi, assistant professor of economics, who were named 2022-2023 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars. The program provides UW System faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines. In addition to discussing influential literature, participants are guided through systematic research focused on improving student learning through a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project. Read more »

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Kudos to Robert Benjamin, professor of physics, whose research on space has been cited by more than 10,000 other research works, according to Google Scholar. This means that other researchers are developing, building upon, critiquing or otherwise referencing his work. More than 150 of Benjamin’s publications are listed on Google Scholar, most focusing on the interstellar matter between stars and the structure of the Milky Way. According to Martha Stephenson, reference and instruction librarian, Benjamin’s work has been regularly cited more than 500 times per year since 2011, with one article alone cited more than 1,300 times.

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Artanya Wesley named among the 2022 Women of Influence

Each year the Milwaukee Business Journal honors key female leaders in Southeast Wisconsin through its Women of Influence program. This year the committee received 140 nominations. We are pleased to announce that Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Artanya Wesley was selected for honors in the “mentor” category! We are excited to celebrate her and 29 other honorees of this year’s Women of Influence class. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 21, at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

UW-Whitewater softball team.
Kudos to Brenda Volk, head coach of women’s softball, for her 700th career win! Coach Volk is the first coach in league history and the 10th active coach in NCAA Division III to reach the milestone. Read more »
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Kudos to psychology majors Annessa Fox, Zach Gerber and Abi Baumgartner for attending the Midwest Psychological Conference on April 22. They presented research they conducted at the Applied Health Psychology Lab with Sasha Karnes, associate professor of psychology, on the stress, mood, health behaviors and productivity of UW-Whitewater students in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Notes for Campus

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Furniture sale event

University Housing will be holding a two-day furniture sale event noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, May 23. The sale will be located at the main entrance of the Cambridge Apartments at 375 N. Harmony Lane in Whitewater. Items include dressers, desks, chairs, and beds. Cash or check only.
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Warhawk Pantry summer hours

Warhawk Pantry will be open by appointment only starting the week of May 16. Reach out to foodpantry@uww.edu or 262-472-1757 to make an appointment!
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Warhawk Weekly is going on summer vacation
The last regular issue of Warhawk Weekly for the semester will be Tuesday, May 17. The campus-wide newsletter will publish occasionally throughout the summer and resume weekly publication in fall.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
Warhawk Wellness.

Eating Right on the Run and on a Budget

This virtual seminar, at noon, Wednesday, May 25, will cover realistic strategies that will allow us to eat well without breaking the bank. Learn the basics of eating healthy within your financial means, including when to select organic foods. Click the link below to attend.
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Notes for Students
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Residence Halls are closing May 15

Residence Halls are closing at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15. Don't forget to fill out your summer housing contracts if needed and update your address on WINS to receive forwardable mail! Students who choose to work on campus over the summer have the option to stay in Pulliam Hall for $300 for the summer.
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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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Student org recognition ends May 15
Want your current student org to continue next school year? Or want to start a new student org? The annual student organization recognition process must be completed by Sunday, May 15! Visit the link below for the recognition steps If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact UC Student Activities and Involvement at involvement@uww.edu or 262-472-1471.
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In the Community

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Free spaghetti dinners continue through summer
All are welcome! Free spaghetti to-go meals will continue to be offered 5-5:30 p.m., every Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater. You may pick up the meal at the 133 S. Franklin Street entrance. If you need more than one meal to get you through the week, you are welcome to more meals.

Each meal contains:
  • 1 pound cooked spaghetti
  • 2 seasoned meatballs
  • Choice of 1/2 cup of marinara sauce or 1/2 cup of alfredo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning
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 the Fuzzy Pig.)

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Community Events and Resources
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Whitewater City Market
Join us Tuesday afternoons 4-7 p.m. around the Depot at 301 W. Whitewater St., across from the SweetSpot.
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.
Summer Reading for Adults
Summer Reading for Adults at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is happening June 15 through July 31. Visit the library to collect fun, bookish buttons, play book bingo to earn prizes and join us for Friday Crafternoons.
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