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Monday, Oct. 24, 2022
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UW-Whitewater Homecoming Week
Revisit the decades with us as we celebrate Homecoming 2022 on the UW-Whitewater campus now through October 29! Join us for daily events such as trivia, bingo, the talent show or homecoming games, check out the parade, or cheer the Warhawks on game day. Check us out on social media @UWWHomecoming.

Happy Homecoming, Warhawks!
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Andrew Hurie, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, for presenting at the American Educational Studies Association conference Nov. 2-6, 2022, in Pittsburgh. Hurie presented a paper with Juan Carrillo from Arizona State University called "Teacher Activism in 'Terrible Cities': Chronicles of Agency and Resistance in Phoenix and Milwaukee.” Read more »

Kudos to Jenna Cushing-Leubner, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, for presenting at the American Educational Studies Association conference Nov. 2-6, 2022, in Pittsburgh. Cushing-Leubner organized the symposium "Envisioning HMoob Futurity in and for Education and Educational Studies" and presented "Leej niam xib fwb: Hmong mother-teachers' roles in heritage language reclamation” with Vicky Xiong-Lor. Read more »

Kudos to Jodi Gissel, assistant professor of accounting, and the Epsilon Rho chapter on their outstanding efforts during the 2021-2022 academic year. The chapter has been recognized internationally as a Distinguished Chapter, which is a significant accomplishment. Under the leadership of Gissel, the Epsilon Rho chapter has far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism and leadership.

Kudos to Timothy Holian, German lecturer in the Department of Languages and Literatures, for being the guest speaker at the October meeting of German Interest Group-Wisconsin. Holian delivered the lecture “The German influence in post-prohibition breweries in Wisconsin." The event was held on Oct. 3 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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, represented UW-Whitewater in this international event in which students have to solve case studies with Microsoft Excel. Read more »

Kudos to Jenna Cushing-Leubner, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, for being awarded $199,918 as an AmeriCorps 2022 National Service and Civic Engagement grantee. This award supports collaborative research with community partner organization MN Zej Zog (National Hmong Educators Coalition) for the continued development and research of Hmong heritage language and ethnic studies programs in Wisconsin, Minnesota and California. Read more »

Kudos to Franklin Goza, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, for presenting his paper “Rapid Ethnography: Social Science Methods for Architectural Practices” at the 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, in October in Louisville, Kentucky. Goza also presented “Architectural programming as a major arena for activism and advocacy” at the Forty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), in Oklahoma.

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Kudos to Women’s Tennis for winning the 23rd WIAC title in program history. The Warhawks captured eight of nine championships in singles and doubles competition and hold the most league titles of any team in the WIAC. Read more »

In the Media
Ivy Steege, a double major in theatre and journalism and president of UW-Whitewater’s chapter of Active Minds, was interviewed about a $5 million grant from federal stimulus dollars that was awarded to the UW System to help make mental health services more accessible. Steege is from out of state and uses on-campus counseling services — but it can be difficult to coordinate schedules. According to Counseling Services Director Veronica Warren, "The increased level of acuity of the students that we are seeing is steadily increasing year after year. The severity of what we're seeing (with) more students that are presenting with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation ... is an increase along those lines." Wisconsin State Journal »

Upcoming Events
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Lavelle Virtual Career Trek
Join Career Services from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, as we host Lavelle Industries, a local Whitewater employer, for a virtual visit. Representatives from Lavelle will talk about their internship, full-time career and flexible part-time job opportunities.
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Planned Parenthood and Ann Roe Forum
A forum presented by the College Democrats will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Hyland 2101, preceded by a rally at 5:30 p.m. outside in the mall space. This forum will feature discussions on women's health issues and care access by Courtney Hayward, director of government relations for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, and Ann Roe, candidate running for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District recently endorsed by PP.
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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.
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Provost office hours on the Whitewater campus
Please join Interim Provost Robin Fox for open office hours 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Laurentide Hall, room 4016. There is no agenda for this session, so feel free to drop in for questions and discussion.
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Haunted Trash Pickup
From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, join the Sustainability Office and the UWW Second Salem Paranormal Investigation Team for a haunted trash pickup. Come on out and draw your own monster, clean up the campus while enjoying some fall weather, and hear some of the spooky stories of the witches of Whitewater! The participant with the best DIY or recycled Halloween costume will get a prize.
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Spooktacular Weekend Special
Be sure to come to Warhawk Alley between noon and 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. Just for swiping in during this time, you will be entered to win a one-year membership to Spotify! Wear a costume and receive an additional entry or prize on the spot.
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Spooky Bowl Tournament
Join us for Warhawk Alley’s Spooky Bowl Tournament! This event will take place Monday, Oct. 31, through Wednesday, Nov. 16. There will be plenty of prizes and giveaways for participants. It counts as a strike if you get eight or more pins down on your first ball!
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Halloween dinner

Although Halloween is on a Monday this year, it doesn't mean you can't still celebrate! Join us on Monday, Oct. 31, for a Halloween-themed dinner at Drumlin or Esker dining hall!
Additional Events
We Keep Us Safe Exhibit Ends
Oct. 27
Roberta’s Art Gallery
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Silent classic "NOSFERATU"

Just in time for Halloween! The classic silent movie "Nosferatu" will be presented at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Kirk Denmark Theater as part of Spirit Week. The movie will feature live piano accompaniment by Yuri Rashkin, marketing coordinator.
Spirit Week

Monday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 28, is Spirit Week on Rock campus. Activities will feature making lava lamps and tie-dyed shirts on Monday, string art and a disco dancing tutorial on Tuesday, Ms. Pacman tournament on Wednesday, and Kahoots trivia on Thursday!

Upcoming Events
12-1 p.m.
Every Tuesday in the Commons
Chess Club meetings
12 p.m.
Every Tuesday in the Commons
Halloween classic "Hocus Pocus"
3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Kirk Denmark Theatre
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Scholarship merit
UW-Whitewater awards more than $2.5 million in scholarships for 2022-2023
Athletics merit
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Roster set for UW-Whitewater men's wheelchair basketball team
Notes for Campus

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LLAVE: Latinos Logrando Altas Visiones Educativas

UW-Whitewater is once again proud to host LLAVE on Saturday, Nov. 5 — a Spanish-language visit experience for students and their families. Guests will hear from some of our campus leaders on topics including admissions, academics, student support services and financial aid. They will also hear from current students and take a tour of our beautiful campus. If you know someone that could benefit from attending LLAVE, please share the registration link with them.
For more information in Spanish
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BOGO 50% off Homecoming sale

Everyone is invited to shop at the UW-Whitewater Bookstore Homecoming Sale! From Oct. 26- 29, shop BOGO 50% off gift and apparel in-store. If you’re shopping online, enjoy 20% off gifts and apparel.
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K9’s Truus and Tilla need your vote
Support the UW-Whitewater Police Department’s K9 program by voting for them in the Aftermath K9 Grant. Voting runs Oct. 24-31. You can vote once every 24 hours. Winners are determined by popular vote, so let’s get the word out! Visit the link below and click on the UW-Whitewater Police Department photo.
Notes for Faculty and Staff
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10/26 Flu Shot Clinic — more appointments added!

Additional appointments have been added to the Employee Flu Shot Clinic to be held 8:30 a.m. until noon in room 68 of the University Center on Oct. 26. Visit the worksite wellness website for details and to register or download the flyer.
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