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Monday, Oct. 17, 2022
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Active Minds Spirit Week
Help us continue to fight the stigma around mental health by participating in Spirit Week with Active Minds. Throughout Oct. 17-21, Active Minds will be sharing important information about mental health and how we can all change the conversation together, focusing on the five pillars of Active Minds work: awareness, education, advocacy, connection and community.
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Thanks for a great Family Fest!
UW-Whitewater hosted its annual Family Fest with a football game under the lights. The Warhawks defeated UW-Oshkosh in front of a record-breaking crowd of 18,951 fans.
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Get ready for Homecoming
Revisit the decades with us as we celebrate Homecoming 2022 on the UW-Whitewater campus! Homecoming week is October 23-29, with a schedule of events with lots of opportunity to participate. Be sure to check us out on social media @UWWHomecoming.
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to the student organization Excelerators, which had two students place in the top 10 for the United States in the Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge, an Esport that is sponsored by the Financial Modeling World Cup. Jack Oman, supply chain management major, and Joshua Majors, finance and business analytics double major, will represent UW-Whitewater in this international event in which students have to solve case studies with Microsoft Excel. Round 1 took place Oct 8-9 and round 2 was Oct. 15. Those who place in the top 30 after round 2 will be invited to the finals, which will take place in person in Tucson, Arizona, on Dec. 3. Read more »
In the Media
Warhawk Football defeated the UW-Oshkosh Titans in front of a packed crowd in Perkins Stadium on Friday, Oct. 14. 18,951 fans attended the game, which is a record for both the stadium and the WIAC. It was also the largest-ever crowd for a Division III football game held on campus. Channel 3000 »

Upcoming Events
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Pumpkin Painting in Andersen Library
Paint and decorate pumpkins in the Andersen Library from 1-7 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 19, and Thursday. Oct. 20. A family farm of an Andersen Library staffer has provided about 100 medium- and small-sized pie pumpkins — perfect size for a dorm or apartment! This FREE event is for students, staff and community members, and no RSVP is necessary.
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Identifying your privilege
Destination Dinner: Asian cuisine
On Thursday, Oct. 20, Esker Dining Hall will be serving Asian cuisine for a special Destination Dinner. Food will be served during dinner time from 4-7:30 p.m. Don't miss out on this one-night-only event — and no passports necessary!
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Open Mic Night
Join UC Live in the Down Under at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, for Open Mic Night. Come sing a song, recite a poem or do a comedy skit! Hope to see you there.
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Music Events
Whether you are interested in jazz, classical, or diverse music, we have something for you! The Jazz Ensemble takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in Light Recital Hall. The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Young Auditorium. The Hawk-Kor, Harmonia, and Concert Choir takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Light Recital Hall. The Percussion Ensemble will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Light Recital Hall. These events are free for students with their HawkCard.
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Fall Horn Festival
The Fall Horn Festival is a day of fun, learning and music making for horn players of all ages and abilities. This year's theme is "Haunted Horns," and participants will learn and perform music to celebrate the traditions of Halloween and Día de Los Muertos. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Greenhill Center of the Arts!
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Spooktacular Weekend Special
Be sure to come to Warhawk Alley from noon-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22. You’ll be entered to win a 1-year membership to Spotify just for stopping in during this time! Wear a costume and receive an additional entry or prize on the spot.
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Technology Surplus Sale
Take advantage of ICIT’s Technology Surplus Sale on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Community Engagement Center. This sale offers great pricing on used Mac and PC computers and laptops, monitors, hard drives, and more for your home or personal use. Read more for sale hours (including early access information), address, equipment details, payment options, purchase stipulations, and who to contact with questions.
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SDES Homecoming Tailgate

Please join Student Diversity, Engagement and Success at our annual SDES Homecoming Tailgate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Perkins Stadium Parking Lot 11, on Saturday, Oct. 29. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are all invited!
Additional Events
Movie: "Nope"
Oct. 20-22
Summers Auditorium
Inclusive Language
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19
Warhawk Connection Center
Winter 2023 Schedule of Classes Available Online
Friday, Oct. 21
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League of Women Voters

The Community Speaker Series presents the League of Women Voter from 12-1 p.m. Oct. 20, in the Kirk Denmark Theatre. LWMs will be speaking on various issues that will be decided in the upcoming November election.

Upcoming Events
12-1 p.m.
Every Tuesday in the Commons
Open gym
1-4:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Pickleball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness Center
Recent Merit Badges
Homecoming merit
UW-Whitewater selects the 2022 Homecoming Steering Committee
RA merit
UW-Whitewater names resident assistants
Arts merit
UW-Whitewater students stage "Perfect Wedding"
Notes for Campus

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Campus tour

Celebrate Homecoming Week by joining the archives team for a campus walking tour at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. This historical tour is open to all employees and will highlight how the campus has changed and grown over the past 50 years. The one hour tour will begin outside the Old Main Ballroom in the University Center. RSVP to oedinga@uww.edu.
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Reframing Rural Wisconsin

If you’re interested in learning more about the challenges and opportunities facing rural Wisconsin in the 21st century, come listen to the stories of longtime business journalist Rick Barrett. This event takes place at 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Timmerman Auditorium in Hyland Hall.
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Director of Young Auditorium open forum

All are invited to attend the open forum in person or via Webex listed below.

William Folk
1:30-2:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2022
Greenhill Center of the Arts, CA 2080
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Jay Craggs
1:30-2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022
Greenhill Center of the Arts CA 2080
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Webex »

Michael Morrissey
1:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
Greenhill Center of the Arts CA 2080
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Webex »
Notes for Students
Support for sexual assault and harassment

As a reminder, University Health and Counseling Services is here for you if you need support regarding sexual assault and harassment. The counseling center provides free services to enrolled UWW students. During the academic year, a professional advocate is available to discuss concerns about dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. To make an appointment or to find out more, you can call 262-472-1305. Both of these resources are free and confidential.
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Free money management services

Want to create a budget, learn to build and manage credit, make a plan to pay for your education or understand student loan repayment? The FLC is here to provide financial information and resources.
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Text the UC
The University Center Information Services Desk is available for your campus and community questions and text messages daily, Monday through Saturday. Do you need help navigating campus resources? Call 262-472-1170 or text 262-45-THEUC (262-458-4382).
Notes for Faculty and Staff
Annual benefits enrollment.

Open Enrollment ends Friday, Oct. 21

The 2023 Annual Benefits Enrollment period ends Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Changes made during ABE are effective Jan. 1, 2023. UW System is hosting a virtual presentation at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.
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FERPA training

To refresh your FERPA knowledge, join the Registrar’s Office for this training at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in Hyland 1306. All employees who work with students and student information should be aware of the obligations the university has to keep educational records private and secure. Additional resources are available on the Registrar's Office website.
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