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Tuesday, June 16, 2022
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Free admission on College Pride Day
Help us celebrate College Pride Day at Summerfest! Between noon-3 p.m. Friday, July 8, receive one free Summerfest admission ticket by sporting a UW-Whitewater shirt or hat.
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Nine current and former UW-Whitewater Warhawks to play for Team USA
Continuing a proud tradition of producing international caliber wheelchair basketball players, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be represented by nine current and former Warhawks on the latest roster of Team USA.
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MacKenzie Lindow, a special education major from East Troy, met virtually with UW System President Jay Rothman as part of the #UWStudentSuccess campaign.
Robin Fox stands at the podium wearing a commencement robe.
Notable LGBTQ Executives: Robin Fox
Robin Fox, interim provost, has been recognized by BizTimes for her successful career — including supporting future teachers and advocating for educational issues — as well as her inclusive and respectful leadership style.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Lynn Gilbertson, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, and Donna Vosburgh, associate professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who co-authored “Novel Noise Monitoring Prototypes to Measure the Impact of Two-way Radio Earpiece Noise,” which was published in Shift, a publication of the environmental, health and safety industry. Read more »

Kudos to Elizabeth Olson, associate professor of psychology, and Carolyn Morgan, professor of psychology, who authored an invited chapter titled “We Have to Start Somewhere: Classifying Alibis to Launch a Literature” in the book “Alibis and Corroborators: Psychological, Criminological, and Legal Perspectives,” published on May 9, 2022. Read more »

Kudos to D’Arcy Becker, professor of accounting, who provided expert advice to two recent articles published by MoneyGeek.com: “Expert Advice for Balance Transfer Cardholders” and “Finding the Right Cash Advance Card.” Read more »

Kudos to Lama Bergstrand, associate professor of special education, for being recognized by the Cisco/Presidio Teaching with Technology Innovator Honorarium. This honor is bestowed upon an instructor who displays an outstanding commitment to leveraging learning technologies to solve common teaching challenges related to creating rich learning experiences to increase student success.

Kudos to the Office of PreCollege Programs, which has been named to receive a five-year, $1.68 million U.S. Department of Education grant to fund the Upward Bound program. Upward Bound provides programming and preparation for high school students from low-income families and students who will be first-generation college students.

Kudos to Roger Yin, professor of internet technology and supply chain management, Wade Tillett, professor of curriculum and instruction, and Pamela Warren, director of Pre-College Services, who received a one-year, $150,000 grant to provide GenCyber cybersecurity programming in 2023 for up to 30 high school students from southeastern Wisconsin. The grant is co-funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency.

UW-Whitewater’s Hired Before Graduation campaign was featured during the UW System Board of Regents meeting, June 9-10, in Milwaukee, showcasing the university’s success in preparing students for meaningful careers and prestigious graduate degree programs. This spring, the campaign saw its highest engagement ever, and during commencement week, UW-Whitewater had the highest social media engagement of any university in Wisconsin. Kudos to Megan Walbrant, digital marketing specialist of University Marketing and Communications, and Craig Schreiner, photographer, for leading the campaign, as well as colleagues across campus who contributed to the effort.
In the Media
Fans of the Harry Potter series interested in honing their leadership skills will likely appreciate a recently published book by Aditya Simha, associate professor of management. “Leadership Insights for Wizards and Witches” provides relatable leadership examples using characters from the series. DeForest Times »

General business major and wheelchair basketball player Talen Jourdan was the cover story in the most recent edition of College Basketball Time. Jourdan talks about his life, his sport and the excitement of competing internationally. College Basketball Times »

Biology major Maddie Burclaw, who graduated in May, spent six weeks conducting collaborative field research in Bacalar, Mexico, along an ecological corridor and the country’s second largest lake. Milwaukee Freshwater Wisconsin »

Kayla McPike, a communication major from Milwaukee and youth ambassador for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, discusses a proposed ban on menthol products by the Food and Drug Administration in a guest column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel »

Tyler Martin, an assistant athletic trainer, comments on the many facets of preparing to pitch a baseball game. Madison.com »

Keeping it Blue.
An ongoing study of 15 tributaries to Geneva Lake by Dale Splinter, professor of geography, geology and environmental science, and his students are providing data used by the Water Alliance for Preserving Geneva Lake in its efforts to protect the health of the lake and its watershed.
Lake Geneva Regional News
Two people stand in a river looking in a net.
High school students this week are participating in a free freshwater summer camp hosted by UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater to encourage students to participate in freshwater careers.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Upcoming Events
Food truck.
Enjoy food truck Tuesdays this summer!
Dining Services is bringing some summer fun! From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays campus can enjoy specials out of their food trailer on the North Mall of the UC. In June, there will be walking tacos, burgers, hot dogs, veggies burgers, fries, Asian cuisine and a waffle bar, depending on the week.
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Become “Up Close and Personal” with Roberta’s Art Gallery
Roberta’s Art Gallery is hosting a new exhibit with eye-catching works created by artist Barbara Mathews. The exhibit “Up Close and Personal” runs June 1-29.
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A Day with Teepa Snow
Join us for a daylong event on dementia care at the Young Auditorium with one of the world's leading dementia educators.
  • Session 1: 9-11:45 a.m. A Positive Approach to Dementia Care
  • Session 2: 1-3:30 p.m. Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care
This event is free and open to the public, and CEUs are available.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Warhawks In Motion Team Challenge

Warhawks in Motion is a team step/movement challenge that will run from June 13 through Aug. 19. Participants will create teams of 2-5 members. Team members will receive Warhawk Wellness swag when signing up and a trophy will be awarded to the winning team!

This is a friendly, campus and workplace-wide competition encouraging healthy living and exercise.
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Faculty/staff role updates

Andrea Ednie, associate professor of kinesiology, was named interim associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, effective May 31.

Matthew Gust, who earned a BSE and MSE at UW-Whitewater, will join Continuing Education Services as the youth protection compliance specialist on June 20, tasked with implementing the UW System’s new youth protection guidelines. Matthew joins us after experiences working with youth camps through the Watertown YMCA, where he handled compliance with state licensing and camp operation rules in addition to budget and camp staff management.

Jessica Berge has been named the director of marketing for the College of Business and Economics. Jessica joined the university in 2019 with more than 25 years of progressive marketing experience including consulting and strategic branding.
In the Community

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Facilities open house
Tour the Community Engagement Center 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, and enjoy free refreshments and prizes provided by local Whitewater partners. Mingle and enjoy while exploring community space available for long-term or event rentals.
Cupcake with blue frosting and a rainbow bottom sitting on a wood counter.

Introducing the Pride Month cupcake
Happy Pride Month! Help us celebrate in the community with a pride cupcake from the Sweetspot Bakehouse. $0.50 of every cupcake sold will be donated to UW-Whitewater’s PB Poorman Pride Center.

Community Events and Resources
Summer reading program: An Ocean of Possibilities
'Tis the sea-son for summer readin' at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. Join us between June 15 and July 31 for free events, crafts and activities. Play Book Bingo to earn free books and visit the library every week to receive a bit of treasure or passes for more adventures. Open to youth ages 4-18. Our kick-off party is 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. We’ll have crafts, games, activities and popsicles!
State of the County Conference
Join us for WCEDA's annual State of the County event featuring Walworth County Administrator Mark Luberda 7:30-11 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Community Engagement Center. This year, in collaboration with our local chambers and visitors bureaus, we are going conference style with this popular event by featuring four breakout sessions.
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