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Monday, Sept. 18, 2023
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Welcome Week recap video
Every year, UW-Whitewater celebrates new freshmen and transfer students with Welcome Week. Take a look at our recap video capturing the excitement!
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UW-Whitewater marks a record number of visitors for camps, other events
UW-Whitewater hosted a record number of camps and conference participants over the summer of 2023 — more than 6,740 people, the most since the university began hosting campers in 1973. 
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MFA with Duo required for students 9/19!
Starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 19, students will need MFA with Duo along with their Net-ID at login as an additional layer of security to prohibit ransomware attacks and phishing scams. Self-enroll before 9/19 to win an iPad or early access pass to the Tech Surplus Sale! It takes less than 5 minutes to ensure access to university systems. Be sure to get the Duo Mobile app today as a first step. 
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Whitewater and Rock County campuses celebrate significant enrollment gains for fall 2023
As UW-Whitewater marks the beginning of a new academic year, both campuses are welcoming more students than in recent years.

“We are immensely pleased to see that our high-quality academic programs, our mission of accessibility, our standing as the most affordable school in the UW System and our commitment to student success are all resonating with students and their families as they choose a university home,” said Corey A. King, chancellor. “Over the past several months, we have strategically expanded our recruitment, persistence, and retention efforts to a university-wide responsibility. The Warhawk family is starting this new academic year strong!”
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Campus Kudos
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, for presenting "Anxieties About Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Peace, Security, and International Relations” on Sept. 15 at the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) Annual Conference held at Iowa State University. Read more »
Upcoming Events
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Global Experiences Fair
The university’s Global Experiences Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, outside on the North Wyman Mall between Hyland Hall and the UC. This once-a-semester event is meant to inform students of many available international opportunities such as exchange programs, international student teaching/internships, international volunteering, and opportunities to study abroad!
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"Sign the Show" film and discussion
UW-Whitewater’s Center for Students with Disabilities and PEACE is presenting a FREE captioned screening of "Sign the Show: Deaf Culture, Access, and Entertainment" as well as a Q&A with the filmmakers from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the UC’s Summers Auditorium. Contact csdat@uww.edu if you need accommodations for this event. 
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Identity-based organization information night

At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, the University Center’s Warhawk Connection Center will be holding an identity-based organization information night. This event will be an informal meet and greet for students, staff, and our Warhawk Connection Center e-board members. This will be very similar to the recent involvement fair, but more intimate and focused. Each organization has planned to speak before everyone is encouraged to walk around and learn more about each organization.
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Music Mosaics: Faculty Showcase
The Music Mosaics series begins on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Light Recital Hall with the talents of the entire Department of Music performance faculty together on stage. Join us for an evening of piano, voice, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and jazz. Department of Music events are free for UWW students with their HawkCard. All others can purchase tickets at tickets.uww.edu.
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September Karaoke
Ready to show off your singing talent? Join UC Live on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Down Under for Karaoke! Sing a few tunes or stay for some great performances! Prize for the crowd favorite and free full-size candy bars to those who sing (while supplies last)! This event is completely FREE!
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Disco Roller Skating
Warhawks, got some disco fever? Join UC Live on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7-10 p.m. in the UC Hamilton Room for Disco Roller Skating! This FREE event includes various activities and games for skaters while waiting to make your way onto the rink! Sign up for a time slot by scanning the QR code! Walks-ins are welcome based on availability of skates.
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#10 Volleyball sets up two @ home
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#10 Volleyball has some big-time matches on campus this week, both in the Kris Russell Volleyball Area in the Williams Center. The first is a match with #3 UW-Oshkosh at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. Fans can expect a highly competitive and closely contested match between these two volleyball powerhouses. Also this week is Augustana — who is receiving top-25 votes and is undefeated at 6-0 — at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. UW-Whitewater currently holds a five-game win streak on Augustana, with their last match being in 2017. If not able to make it, all games will be live on UWWTV.
Athletic Events
Men’s soccer takes on Wartburg @ home
Monday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
Fiskum Field
Women’s soccer takes on 2 @ home
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m.
Fiskum Field
Women’s Tennis Invitational @ home
Friday-Monday, Sept. 22-25
Outdoor Tennis Complex
Women’s Golf Invitational
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23
Hosted by UWW and Benedictine at Brightondale Links
Ticket Information
Students have free admission to home sporting events with a HawkCard. Additional general ticket information can be found here.
Notes for Campus
Undergraduate Research Program update

John Frye and Brian Schanen currently serve as interim director and interim associate director, respectively, for the Undergraduate Research Program (URP). We thank them, as well as previous URP director Ana Caballero-Mengibar, for their service and leadership. The Undergraduate Research Program has been relocated to Andersen Hall and can be reached at urp@uww.edu.
Notes for Students
Organization Support Series: Organization Social & Things

Come meet and network with other org leaders on Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Warhawk Connection Center. This is an opportunity to talk with others and learn how to be a successful leader. Appetizers will be provided while supplies last! 
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Student leagues sign-up deadline

Sign up before Wednesday, Sept. 20, for the Student Bowling League! The league begins Sept. 24 and goes through Nov. 12. Students can sign up online at uww.edu/warhawkalley. The traditional league plays Sunday nights at 5 p.m. and the cosmic league plays Sunday nights at 7 p.m. Both play in Warhawk Alley. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! 
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Student job openings on campus
Warhawks, did you know there are open student positions on campus? Check out Handshake for opportunities around campus.
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Notes for Faculty and Staff
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Setting Boundaries: KEPRO workshop

With all of the demands and our growing to-do lists, setting boundaries can be the key to being successful and avoiding feeling overwhelmed. In this class, at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, we will take a deep dive into some best practices for boundary setting, how to define reasonable limits, setting expectations with others, and staying consistent with our boundaries.
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Warhawks@Work: a gathering of UWW alums

All UW-Whitewater alumni who also work at UW-Whitewater are invited to a networking event on Friday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. in the Down Under in the UC. Take a morning break and join us for coffee, pastries and conversations with fellow alums. Meet Chancellor Corey King and other campus leaders.
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U Matter
Celebrating new employees and new roles
We’re proud to congratulate our colleagues who have been named to new roles at UW-Whitewater:
  • Lia Caruso — financial aid officer, Enrollment and Retention
  • Aron Chowanec — IT business analyst III, Admissions
  • Brittany Franson — manager of mentor programs, First Year Experience
  • John Frye — interim director, Undergraduate Research Program
  • Jenny Krzyszkowski — manager of orientation programs and interim director, First Year Experience
  • Jeremy “Opie” Lade — coordinator of Pathway for Success, Academic Advising and Exploration Center
  • Michael Morrisey — director, Young Auditorium
  • Brian Schanen — interim associate director, Undergraduate Research Program
  • Jeremy Smith — director, Admissions
  • Nathan Tranel — assistant director, Admissions
And a heartfelt welcome to new employees who have joined the Warhawk family:
  • Christopher Bornhuetter — Academic Advisor, Academic Advising and Exploration Center
  • Emma Draper — assistant director, Campus Tutorial Services and Testing Center
  • Quincy Meyers — LGBTQ+ coordinator, Student Affairs
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