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Tuesday, April 4, 2023
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Warhawk wins Fulbright award to study desert ecology
Associate Professor Andrea Romero will be a Fulbright Scholar for the 2023-2024 academic year, spending five months in Jordan, conducting research and establishing a partnership between undergraduate students at UW-Whitewater and Jordanian university students to further the project.
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Student broadcaster wins statewide scholarship as other Warhawks take home awards for excellence
McClane Noffke, a journalism major, was presented the $2,500 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Morgan Murphy Media Scholarship at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Seminar. In addition, 12 UW-Whitewater students won awards for excellence, ranging from live sports to public service announcements and photojournalism.
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Welcome to Earth Month 2023
With Earth Day on April 22, it’s groovy to be green throughout the month of April! Join the Sustainability Office and our partners for various fun-filled events that highlight the importance of our Earth. Highlights include guided hikes, hands-on workshops, a career panel, clothing thrifting, and a video competition. The Rock County campus gets in on the action with a special expo event and lecture.
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UW-Whitewater partners with Wisconsin Voices for Recovery to install overdose kits
Buildings across campus are now being equipped with naloxone, a medication that helps reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. This university-wide effort involves installing naloxone rescue boxes in 22 strategic locations in residence halls and academic buildings, as well as often visited areas like the James R. Connor University Center and the Williams Center.
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Narcan Administration Training
Join a free virtual 30-minute training the Join a free virtual 30-minute training on how to save the life of someone experiencing an opioid overdose. The next sessions are noon on April 12 and May 10, and 6:30 p.m. on April 26.
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Teachers. Sky Carps baseball. Warhawk fun!
All are welcome at our UW-Whitewater Teacher Appreciation Day at the Sky Carps Baseball Game in Beloit on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:05 p.m. UW-Whitewater is proud to graduate the most licensed teachers in the state and to partner with the Sky Carps this season. Join us to celebrate all educators, alums, colleagues and students! For tickets and more details, visit the link below.
Campus Kudos

Kudos to Soroush Aslani, associate professor of management, who is this year’s recipient of the Graduate Teaching Award. Students note that he uses vast knowledge and an innovative teaching style to give them comprehensive, real-world skill building that is applicable to today’s business world. They also cite his patient and dedicated mentorship abilities along with a clear commitment to student success. Congratulations to Dr. Aslani on this well-deserved achievement!

Kudos to Mada McCabe, human performance major, who has earned a spot on the College All-Star roster. The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and National Wheelchair Basketball Association announced a competition between Team USA and College All-Star, held April 1, during the NCAA Division II and III Women’s Final Four tournaments. The competition is an effort of the USOPC and NCAA Para-College Inclusion Project, which was established to grow awareness around adaptive sport programming at the collegiate level. Read more »

Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, for presenting a paper on April 13, at the UW System Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium 2023 Conference, entitled "Inclusive, Critical, Feminist, and Futuristic Education about Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Artificial Intelligence." Read more » 


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Kudos to the UW-Whitewater Forensics Team, which competed at the National Speech Championship hosted at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Junior Amanda Eaton finished fifth in Program Oral Interpretation, and the team’s eighth-place finish matches the team finish in 2017. Seven other events advanced out of preliminary rounds to the semi-finals (top 12). Those were Kolden Severson in After Dinner Speaking and Impromptu, Megan Ehle in Program Oral Interpretation, and Amanda Eaton in Prose, Dramatic Interpretation and Poetry. Additionally, the duo Eaton/Ehle advanced to semi-finals. Also contributing to the eighth-place team finish was junior Kensington Narkis.  

In the Media
Nicole Weber, assistant professor of educational foundations, was quoted about the importance of campuses including adjunct voices in professional learning conversations to advance equity-focused change. Every Learner Everywhere »

The UW-Whitewater Fiscal and Economic Research Center provided a study to La Crosse’s Oktoberfest, which depicted how the fest positively influences the area. WIPROUD »

Upcoming Events
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Transforming Lives: The Aadya Story
How did seven UW-Whitewater students impact the lives of more than 400,000 people in India? Find out at the movie premier and panel discussion, where students will share their personal experience transforming lives. This event will take place 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in Hyland Hall Room 2307.
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Harry Potter Trivia
Are you a wizard? Let me rephrase, are you a trivia wizard? If you know Harry Potter well, then you need to compete in Harry Potter trivia at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in the UC Down Under. Sign up online on UC Live's website. There are prizes for the winners and free hot chocolate and snacks provided while supplies last. Play solo or with a partner — you don't want to miss out.
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Music events free for everyone
Enjoy quartets and trios played by the Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Experience the Chancellor’s Quartet, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, for talented string students who perform as ambassadors for the music department, and the Baroque Ensemble who perform works from around 1600-1750 using historically informed interpretation and instrumentation. Both performances will be in the Light Recital Hall.
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Evening of champions
Come watch performances from the nationally competitive UW-Whitewater speech and dramatic performance team at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Summers Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and the seating is first come, first serve. Performances are PG-13.
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Conversations with an artist
The Department of Art and Design and Alloy are excited to have Navajo and Hopi multi-disciplinary artist JJ Otero in residence on Monday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 18. Anyone is welcome to attend a Conversation with the Artist on Tuesday, April 18. Conversations will take place from 9-10 a.m. in CA2069, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in CA2054, and 1-1:45 p.m. in CA02. Contact farist@uww.edu if you are interested.
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Student work in Crossman Gallery
The BFA Entry and Junior Review exhibition featuring works by art and design students will kick off on April 10 with a Friends and Family Reception at 5 p.m. and remain on view until Thursday, April 13. The Crossman Gallery is always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during scheduled exhibitions.
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CEO Business Plan Competition
The Warhawk Business Plan Competition will be held 5:15-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at the Whitewater Innovation Center at 1221 Innovation Drive in Whitewater. RSVP to burtonk@uww.edu.
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Study 'N' Style

UW-Whitewater students can come into the Andersen Library from 3-6 p.m., on Monday, April 24, and receive a FREE haircut from highly skilled, professional local hair stylists. Our barbers cut fades and short styles. Haircuts by appointment only. Visit https://tinyurl.com/SNSApril23 to sign up.
Library events
Additional Events
Inclusive Guide to Professional Dress
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5
Warhawk Connection Center.
From Daniel Webster to William Jennings
6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11
Community Engagement Center
Notes for Campus

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Versiti spring blood drive

Versiti Blood Center and Tri Beta Honor Society are holding another campus blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, and 12-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in Esker Hall. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Donating blood saves lives; as a bonus, all donors will receive a $10 gift card. We hope to see you all there!

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Reusable mug program

Want to save money and the environment? Bring your own cup to any of our locations when you order drip coffee and you'll receive a discounted price!
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Hired Before Graduation
Attention graduating seniors! If you are graduating in May 2023 and have landed a job, earned admission to graduate school or started a company before commencement, join us to have your photo taken professionally and posted to our Hired Before Graduation social media campaign.
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Notes for Students

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Student organization recognition

Are you in a student org that needs to be recognized for next year, or are you looking to start a new club/org on campus? If so, make sure you complete the recognition form by Monday, May 15, in order to be recognized for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Free STI testing and treatments

University Health and Counseling Services, located in the Ambrose Health Center, offers free, confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis and HIV. STI treatments are available to enrolled students and their partners, including partners who are not UW-Whitewater students.
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Work at UW-Whitewater this summer
Calling all students! Many UW-Whitewater departments are looking for student employees for the summer months. In addition to reduced-cost on-campus housing, there are many other great reasons to stay in Whitewater for the summer. Click the link below to see the available summer on-campus job positions and to learn more about the fun things you can do this summer.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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2023 Employee Wellness Fair

The Employee Wellness Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in the University Center 259. At the fair, you will have the opportunity to talk with a variety of wellness providers from both on and off campus. There will be free Reiki demonstrations, financial counseling sessions, refreshments sponsored by TIAA and UW Credit Union plus much more. We hope to see you at the fair!
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Brenda Rust O'Beirne to retire

Brenda Rust O'Beirne, associate professor of counselor education, will be retiring at the end of summer school. A celebration of her retirement is planned 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, in the Hamilton Room (UC).
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