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May 2015 Issue 2

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A day of hugs, emotions and achievements

More than 1,600 students received degrees at UW-Whitewater's spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16, at Kachel Fieldhouse.

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PHOTOS: ROTC commissioning ceremony

Seven students received second lieutenant commissions on May 16, when the Warhawk Battalion of the UW-Whitewater ROTC program held its 2015 spring officer commissioning ceremony.

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Alumni trip to Costa Rica

Join UW-Whitewater alumni and friends for an eight-day tour of Costa Rica's secluded palm-sheltered beaches, lush rainforests and lava-shooting volcanoes, Feb. 3-10, 2016.

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Students perform in Italy

The international opera festival, held June 13-July 18 in the Italian province of Rimini, will feature professional sets, costumes, lighting, and an orchestra and string quartet.

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Writer off to New York

Carlos Melendez, whose dream is to publish a collection of short stories, will get the opportunity to learn from a top-notch lineup of visiting writers.

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Capes for kids project

Using sewing templates for spiders, hearts, stars and super hero insignia, UW-Whitewater business students created capes for children's hospital patients in Wisconsin and around the world.

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Using crowdsourcing to boost new business plans

Accounting and finance alumnus Coby Skonord '13 talks with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about using the power of crowds not only for fundraising, but to help entrepreneurs validate their ideas and find the skills and connections they need to succeed.

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Student Chamber awards first grant

The Student Chamber of Commerce is giving students the resources to take their business ideas and turn them into a reality.

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Take a free philosophy course online

Once again, UW-Whitewater is offering alumni the opportunity to take a philosophy course online this summer from the comfort of your own home.

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Upcoming events

MAY

21

Summer golf outings

Through September

JUN

26

Grandchildren's University

Through June 27

OCT

31

Homecoming

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FEB

3

2016 Trip to Costa Rica

Through Feb. 10

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Update your alumni record: UW-Whitewater attempts to keep its records as up-to-date as possible so that you receive every benefit of being an alum, such as special invitations to events in your community and the Whitewater magazine.

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Check out your benefits: There are ways we can help you keep in touch with what's going on around campus, discounts you can take advantage of when you travel, or even ways to keep the tradition alive and send another generation back to your alma mater.

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Foundation and giving: The UW-Whitewater Foundation plays an integral role in enhancing the university's long-held tradition of high-quality, accessible education by bridging the gap between state funding and tuition dollars.

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Art student wins Tiffany & Co. scholarship, accepted to selective grad school

Neta Ron, a senior art major with an emphasis in metalsmithing, has accepted an invitation to attend graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.

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