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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022
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VIDEO: Finding the Fingerprints of Urban Trees
Rocio Duchesne-Onoro, associate professor of geography, geology and environmental science, worked with undergraduate students to conduct research with implications for urban planning. Duchesne-Onoro says the goal of the project, titled “Spectral Characterization of Urban Trees in Southern Wisconsin,” is to identify key features of all the trees within a city. Urban planners and forest managers are interested in what trees to plant or remove and the extent of their canopy to reduce the heat in cities. The most effective way to identify specific tree species is from above, using satellite and aerial imagery. Duchesne-Onoro’s team measured each leaf’s radiation emission and performed a statistical analysis of that data — similar to how fingerprints are unique to every human.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Chief Matt Kiederlen for being selected as a speaker for the 2022 International Association Chiefs of Police Conference Oct. 15-18, in Dallas, Texas. Chief Kiederlen will be part of a panel presentation and discussion on supporting officer suicide prevention through enhanced data collection. IACP 2022 is the largest and most impactful law enforcement event of the year – more than 16,000 public safety professionals come to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge and careers, and equip their department for ongoing success. Read more »

Kudos to Alicia de Gregorio, professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Literatures, for presenting the scholarly paper “‘El nombre de las cosas’ y ‘Adiós mi amor’: La fuerza de la palabra en dos cuentos de Nayla Chehade” at the 41 Congreso de ALDEEU-Spanish Professionals in America, Inc. Orense, Spain, July 4-6, 2022. Read more »

Kudos to the UW-Whitewater Fishing Team for being ranked in the top 20 in the nation. Read more »
In the Media
Gene Toboyek, senior lecturer of finance and business law, was featured in a WalletHub piece about debt consolidation loans. Wallet Hub »

Upcoming Events
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Hold Together
In “Hold Together,” the current exhibit in Roberta’s Art Gallery, artist Jennifer Bastian uses textiles and framed photographs to explore themes of care and community, reflecting the beauty and intimacy in the world. The exhibit runs through Sept. 28.
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Technology open house
Join us for the Tech Open House, showcasing new campus technology and tech-related initiatives. This is a great way to learn about technology tools, services and resources designed to help you succeed at UW-Whitewater… and to win prizes! The open house will take place 1:30-4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Hamilton Room in the University Center.
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Glow Night
The UC is welcoming students back like never before! Glow Night 2022 is going to be full of free activities, snacks and entertainment 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in the University Center. There will be fire pits, s'mores, lawn games, live music, bowling and billiards, BINGO, build-your-own stuffed animals, prizes, a photo spot to capture the night and more! Don't miss out!
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Women's Volleyball, who has been picked to finish second in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in a poll from the league's head coaches and sports information directors, will open the 2022 season at home in the Kris Russell Volleyball Arena in the Williams Center. They will face Loras at 4 p.m. and Wartburg at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, before taking on Finlandia at 10 a.m. and Simpson at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
Ticket Information

Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Additional general ticket information can be found here.
Athletic Events
Women's Tennis vs. UW-Eau Claire
3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2
Warhawk Outdoor Tennis Complex
Women’s Tennis vs Warhawk Invite
All day Saturday, Sept. 3
Warhawk Outdoor Tennis Complex
Women’s Cross Country vs Alumni Intrasquad
10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
Campus Course
Men’s Cross Country vs Alumni Intrasquad
10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
Campus Course
Notes for Students

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Top five reasons to check out Information Services

The University Center Information Services desk is available for students, faculty, staff and the community for a variety of services including mail drop-off, copies, faxing, lost and found, phone charger checkouts and more. Information Services is open six days a week throughout the semester. Text a question to the UC at 262-458-4382, call 262-472-1170 or email infodesk@uww.edu.
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Did you know your Purple Points can be used off campus?

Many dining spots around town accept Purple Points. Check them out today and dine in the city of Whitewater!
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Safe Sex Express
Safe Sex Express is a no-cost, discreet ordering service providing students access to sexual health products. The program, offered through University Health and Counseling Services, seeks to:
  • Increase access to safe sex products such as condoms, lube, and oral dams and remove barriers related to stigma, privacy, and cost
  • Provide education on topics such as proper condom use, consent, healthy relationships, and STI testing
  • Increase the use of safe sex products, while decreasing STI’s and unplanned pregnancy
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Secure your spot! Academic Affairs is proud to offer NCBI’s full-day, in-person Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Workshop during Welcome Week. Help increase belonging on our campus by participating in this intensive, supportive workshop at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in UC 69. See you there!
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RU Purple

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the RU Purple program to assist with welcoming new students to campus on Monday, Sept. 5, at 7:45 p.m. Join us at the visitor’s sidelines in Perkins Stadium to help us welcome new students with this long-standing campus tradition! Don’t forget to wear your purple!
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Bookstore discount
UW-Whitewater faculty and staff will now receive a year-round 15% discount on all personal apparel and gift purchases at the University Bookstore. To receive the discount in-store, show your HawkCard at checkout. To receive the discount online at uwwhitewaterbookstore.com, enter "Staff Discount" in the special instructions box when you checkout. Please contact bookstore@uww.edu with questions.
In the Community

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Free meals
There are several options — on and off campus — for free food in Whitewater. If you are in need of extra meals because you are experiencing food insecurity (you can’t afford food or are worried about finding your next meal) please call the Dean of Students Office at 262-472-1533 to speak with someone confidentially about your needs.

Free spaghetti to-go dinners are also available 5-6 p.m. every Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater. Pick up the meal at the 133 S. Franklin Street entrance.
Discover Whitewater Series
The Discover Whitewater Series, a half marathon and 5k, is held in Whitewater every September. The race, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, promotes the City of Whitewater and highlights its greatest features, along with encouraging a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. Volunteer opportunities are also available!

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Community Events and Resources
The Community Space
The Community Space, located at 834 E. Milwaukee Street in Whitewater, Wisconsin, provides food, clothing, furniture and more to people in a dignified, respectful and joyful manner. All are welcome. A Little Free Pantry is available 24/7. 262-379-0187.
Whitewater City Market
4-7 p.m. Tuesdays by the Depot Museum.
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