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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
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UW-Whitewater welcomes Corey King as the 18th chancellor
Dr. Corey A. King, vice chancellor for inclusivity and student affairs at UW-Green Bay, has been named the 18th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. “I am excited to join the faculty, staff, students, and broader community as we continue to advance UW-Whitewater’s mission of being a ‘preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives,’” King shared. “The university’s demonstrated commitment to student success and excellent educational experiences at both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses will continue to be our driving force.”
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UW-Whitewater dean honored regionally for leadership
BizTimes Milwaukee has recognized Matthew Vick, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, in its inaugural Notable Leaders in Higher Education list. Vick is an exceptional educator and thoughtful leader who listens, seeks recommendations and makes swift decisions, allowing his school to flourish.
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Apply to be a peer mentor!
Interested in getting paid to develop your leadership skills? Peer mentors assist new students by serving as role models and guiding students through Warhawk Welcome and New Student Seminar. Apply for the 2023 mentor staff by completing the online application by noon on Monday, Feb. 13. Contact Jenny with questions at krzyszkj@uww.edu.
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Spring Involvement Fair
Want to meet new people? Have some fun on campus? Explore interests? Find ways to get involved by visiting with more than 180 student organizations on campus! The Spring Involvement Fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.1, in the UC Hamilton Room.
Campus Kudos
Kudos to Steve Fan, associate professor of finance and business law, who was featured in a WalletHub piece about 0% APR credit cards. Read more »

Kudos to Jeff Heinrich, associate professor of economics, whose article “Cities Where Inflation Is Rising the Most” was featured in WalletHub. Read more »

Kudos to Alaz Kilicaslan, assistant professor in sociology, criminology and anthropology, who has co-authored an article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Computational Social Science entitled “Varieties of corona news, a cross-national study on the foundations of online misinformation production during the Covid-19 pandemic.” Read more »

Kudos to Nala Meikle, theatre major, whose costumes were nominated for the Costume Parade at this year's Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III Festival. Nala designed costumes for last spring's production of “The Busybody” under the mentorship of Tracey Lyons, lecturer of theatre/dance lecturer and costume shop supervisor. Read more »

Kudos to Christina Outlay, associate professor of information technology and supply chain management, who is named one of Wisconsin’s 52 Most Influential Black Leaders by Madison365.com. Read more »

Kudos to K. Praveen Parboteeah, professor of management, for being invited to contribute to the 40th anniversary edition of the Journal of Business Ethics, a leading journal that is featured on the Financial Times list used to rank business schools. Read more »

Kudos to Ashley Peterson, a communication sciences and disorders student from Genoa, Illinois, on receiving the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association Student Leadership Award. The award recognizes students for their accomplishments and demonstrations of leadership within the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. Peterson will be recognized at the WSHA Winter Workshop in the Wisconsin Dells on February 23.

Kudos to Beth Swanson, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, for being awarded Speech Language Pathologist of the Year from the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association. Swanson will be recognized at the WSHA Winter Workshop in the Wisconsin Dells on February 23.

In the Media
The Fiscal and Economic Research Center is helping policymakers view the economic impact of converting brownfields into usable properties. Wisconsin Watch »

The Fiscal and Economic Research Center shows how Wisconsin compares with its neighbors in using clean energy sources to generate utility electricity. ABC 27 »

Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, comments on the pragmatic aspect of schools and educators attempting to ban AI-powered chatbot Chat GPT in NewScientist. NewScientist.com »

Christian Ellenwood, professor of music, was featured on the PBS series Songs About Building and Moods. Ellenwood composed “Confluence” for the Pabst Historic Brewery, which is performed in the episode, and participated in a discussion about the brewery’s past and how the buildings inspired his music. PBS »

Anna Hajdik, a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Literatures, discusses the 75th anniversary of “Miracle on 34th Street” not only as a classic Christmas movie, but as a movie that is still relevant today for, among other things, its depiction of the anxieties of home ownership. Salon.com »

Did you know there is a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame Museum? Did you know the museum resides in Milwaukee? The museum has given the nod to limited edition releases of Willie Warhawk and other Wisconsin mascot bobbleheads! WTMJ-TV Milwaukee »

The 11th annual Discover Whitewater Series brings a new team half-marathon option along with the half-marathon and the W3 Fit Kid Shuffle. Early bird sign-up rates are now available. WISBusiness »

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Joshua Kapfer, professor of biology, and Indiana Jones are mentioned in the same sentence in this news story about “Amphibians and Reptiles of Wisconsin,” a definitive new book co-edited by Kapfer. Who could resist that?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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When the Packers’ AJ Dillon made celebratory conducting motions with a football during the team’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings, Glenn Hayes, professor of music, passed one of his own batons to Dillon.
Upcoming Events
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37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Event
Join us at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the University Center Hamilton Room, for UW-Whitewater’s 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event. This year’s keynote speaker is Domenique Malone, a Warhawk alum who serves as IT operations manager at Defense Digital Service in Washington, D.C.
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Join UC Live for a night of frosty fun on Jan. 27! There will be activities, snacks, prizes, and more throughout the University Center. All events are free!
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Must-see music performance
Don’t miss international musician Rodrigo Pires de Lima as he performs works for saxophone and piano at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 in Light Recital Hall in the Center of the Arts. Pires de Lima, currently a professor at the Lisbon Conservatory of Music in Portugal, has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. This event is free for students with their HawkCard.
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Free screening of “Imagining the Indian”
Come see “Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting” followed by a Q&A with co-producer Kevin Blackistone at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 in Young Auditorium. Blackistone is an award-winning national sports columnist at the Washington Post, a panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn, and a contributor to NPR. Free tickets are available at tickets.uww.edu.
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Meet Kevin Blackistone
Hear Kevin Blackistone share his expert insights on race and racial identity in sports in his lecture “More Than a Game: Racial Identity Politics and Sports” at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2 in UC Rm 275. Blackistone is an award-winning national sports columnist at the Washington Post, a panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn, and a contributor to NPR. This lecture and Q&A are free and everyone is welcome.
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Pop-up science exhibit
Visit “Searching for Earth’s Secrets,” an interactive, educational exhibit, at the Community Engagement Center through Feb. 28. This outreach project, brought to campus by graduate student Sarah Treadwell, is a part of the International Ocean Discovery Project. This research impacts our understanding of climate change, the origin of life and plate tectonics.
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Auditions for “The Drunkard” at URock

UW-Whitewater at Rock County is holding auditions for its spring production of “The Drunkard,” a musical by Barry Manilow. Auditions will take place 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 31 in Kirk Denmark Theatre.

Upcoming Events
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Chess Club meetings
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Notes for Campus

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Student job openings on campus

Warhawks, did you know there are open student positions on campus? Check out Handshake, UW-Whitewater’s online job board, for on-campus and off-campus student jobs, internships, and full-time jobs requiring a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Online adult sign language

These classes will help adults to learn to express themselves visually, using their hands, eyes, face and body, and communicate with others in a meaningful way. We will learn the five parameters of American Sign Language, ASL handshape including ASL orientation, location and movement, and basic ASL vocabulary. Beginners sessions are 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7-March 14.
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Spring '23 Diversity Workshops are here
The UW-Whitewater NCBI team is thrilled to offer the campus community both the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” and the “Controversial Issues Model” workshops this semester! UW-Whitewater and The Medical College of Wisconsin are the only institutions in the state that have access to these award-winning workshops. Sign up now!
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A call for builders

Come build with the LTC this spring as we explore “The Educause Top 10 IT Issues 2023: Foundations: Leading with Wisdom; the Ultra-Intelligent Institution; and Everything Is Everywhere.” Modeled on a book club format, participants are expected to come prepared to discuss short key readings and build conversation. Every other Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. starting Feb. 8 via Webex or in McGraw Hall 19A.
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Call for nominations

The Women's Issues Committee is seeking nominations for the Women* in Leadership Recognition Ceremony to be held at 4 p.m. on March 9 in the Fern Young Terrace. The leadership reception is part of the campus celebration of Women’s History Month. Please follow the nomination link for more information. A one-page letter of nomination is required. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 7.
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Self-paced online and blended teaching
The UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center is pleased to announce registration is now available for a self-paced, asynchronous version of our Online and Blended Teaching Institute for spring 2023. OBTI aligns quality Canvas course design with best practices for teaching in a variety of modalities. This course is most useful for people thinking about teaching in the summer or fall.
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Notes for Students

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Cintas Virtual Career Trek

Join Career Services from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, as we host Cintas for a virtual visit. Representatives from Cintas will talk about their internship and full-time career opportunities for UW-Whitewater students.
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Leadership summit

Student Activities and Involvement is offering a leadership summit for students from 12-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. This year’s focus is influencing, leading and succeeding inside and outside the classroom. The summit will have three different breakout sessions as well as a keynote speaker and networking opportunities.
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Hawk Career Fair
Mark your calendars, Warhawks! The Spring Hawk Career Fair is Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14-15, in the University Center. Contact Career Services at 262-472-1471 or career@uww.edu to schedule an appointment to prepare.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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A New Look at Well-Being KEPRO Workshop

In this class, we will take a look at the factors affecting our well-being, including the pandemic and the impact of the social, political and economic landscape. We will discuss how to tackle these tough issues so that we can help ourselves and others improve our health and well-being, in spite of the challenges we face.
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Welcome week events

Faculty and staff, join us for a series of events about "Entering the Student View." The events will feature campus tours to offices and units that are central to the student experience and daily workshops exposing participants to a student view of campus processes. The week will end with a panel of students sharing their experiences and answering questions. Join us for one session or all of them!
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Faculty/staff role updates

Diana Shull has been named the interim assistant director of Campus Tutorial Services and Testing. Diana started in that role on Jan. 9. She will administer placement testing, departmental exams, contracted testing, work with issuance of waivers, and coordinate the test scheduling process. Testing is located at the CEC. Email questions to testing@uww.edu.
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