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November 2016

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CAMPUS SNAPSHOT | Autumn arrives

UW-Whitewater student Marissa Bartels, an early childhood education major, pauses to admire a ginkgo tree in its golden prime behind Andersen Library on Nov. 7, 2016.

Photo by Craig Schreiner

VIDEO: Attention to Detail: Caring for student-athletes and their uniforms

Michelle Schwab does more than laundry for the UW-Whitewater athletic department. Her washing and repairing of uniforms is a reflection of her dedication to student-athletes and how they represent the university.

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PHOTOS: Homecoming 2016

UW-Whitewater celebrated its Homecoming on Oct. 22 with events honoring the Class of 1966, a parade and a football game where the Warhawks defeated UW-Stevens Point 24-2.

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Football team to host playoff game at noon Saturday >>

Research Apprenticeship Program wins statewide diversity award

RAP is an innovative program designed to overcome the achievement gap between majority and minority students and engage first- and second-year students to become paid research assistants for faculty members.


PHOTOS: Author Tim O'Brien visits campus

Vietnam veteran and bestselling author Tim O'Brien was on campus on Nov. 7, to visit writing and history classes, speak at an evening event, sign books and receive the Chancellor's Regional Literary Award.


Student wins Gaarder Award for excellence in music

Justin Steger was honored at the State Music Conference in Madison with the 2016 Richard G. Gaarder Award. He is the 17th Warhawk to receive the accolade since its inception in 1989.


Women’s Soccer to host NCAA sectional

The Warhawk women's soccer team will host the third and fourth rounds of the NCAA Division III women's soccer championship this Saturday and Sunday at Fiskum Field.


Class notes


Sally Bean, who received a BBA in general management and an MBA in 1986, retired from St. Paul, Minnesota-based Ecolab Inc. after 34 years in supply chain and human resources roles.

Terrance G. Lichtenwald, who received an MSE in school psychology, was recognized by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide publication for his 39-year career as a licensed clinical psychologist and a forensic psychologist. Read more...



David G. Randa, who received a B.S. in management computer systems, retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after more than 30 years as an air traffic control supervisor.


Dave Rusch, who received a BBA in marketing, was named vice president of business development for Smart Choice MRI.


Don Vruwink, who received an MST in history, was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 43rd legislative district. Read more...


Class notes (continued)


Brent Engen, who received a B.A. in speech-radio-TV-film, was named Packers High School Coach of the Week. Engen is varsity head coach at Appleton West High School. Read more...


Grace Redovich, who received a BBA in accounting, joined Milwaukee-based The Sigma Group, Inc. as the business strategy and development leader. Read more...



Jeffery Frank, who received a BFA in theatre, has been First Stages director since 2003 and in the past 20 years has directed over 50 First Stage productions. Read more...



Scott Miller, who received a BBA in production operation management, has been promoted to the position of vice president for leading Racine-based Modine Manufacturing Company’s global Building HVAC business section. Read more...



Jennifer Fritzsching Rulon, who received a B.S. in biology with a minor in psychology, was featured in an article about her role as a sports and health expert and Ironman triathlete. Read more...


Alumnus named White House chief of staff

Reince Priebus, who graduated in 1994 with a B.S. in English writing and political science, was named White House chief of staff by President-elect Donald Trump.

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Call for ideas for Sesquicentennial

Beginning in April 2018, UW-Whitewater will celebrate its 150th year. The Sesquicentennial Committee is busy envisioning celebrations that pay tribute to the university’s past while also focusing on our future. We welcome your input and ideas regarding events or initiatives that would occur between April 2018 and April 2019. More information about UW-Whitewater’s sesquicentennial will be communicated in the coming months.

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Class notes (continued)


Carla Brenton, who received a B.A. in journalism, was featured in an article about her work as a school counselor at Mukwonago High School. Read more...


Brandon Wegner, who received a BBA in finance, was hired as vice president and commercial loan officer at the Lake Delton branch of the Bank of Wisconsin Dells. Read more...


Rosemarie Jackson, who received a BBA in international business with a second major in German, accepted a senior systems analyst position within the Office of Human Resources at The Ohio State University.



Sara Nachreiner, who received a B.A. in journalism and speech and an M.S. in communication in 2011, accepted a position as manager, regional training delivery, for Charter Communications in Madison.


Kyle Edwards, who received a B.S. in political science, was promoted to warrant officer in the U.S. Army. Edwards works in Madison for the Wisconsin National Guard.

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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.


Campus Memory Garden to break ground in 2017

The site of the garden, to the east of the Greenhill Center of the Arts, is a tranquil area that houses a bird feeding sculpture and some annual beds. There will be many opportunities for alumni and friends who wish to involve themselves, from contributing to the fund, attending events, purchasing or planting shrubs and flowers, or helping to tend the garden in the future.



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Gladys V. Schneider, B.Ed.



Eleanor M. Boyschou-Johnston,
  attended 1956

Gerald F. Carman, BSE



David P. Strickland, attended



Dale F. Tessmer, B.Ed.



Wendell H. Stoltenberg, attended



Barry J. Durand, attended 1960-1961

Richard Lynn Litzler, B.E.



Victor O. Winnen, B.E.



Lawrence Conrad, BBA
Irene J. Ruszozyk, attended 1966
Donald Trolliet, B.E.
Mary Lucille Ward, attended 1965-1966


Donald E. Krahn, attended 1960-1967



Peggy J. Bussard, B.Ed.



Ben Burzynski, BBA
Alan D. Olson, B.S.



Marjorie Ann Reaf, BSE



Nancy (Marton) Manske, BBA

Frank Randolph Marshall III, MSE



David “Grizz” R. Grasser, BSE
James H. Inwood, attended 1980
Richard G. Pettibone, B.M.



Martha E. Dishowitz, BBA

Patricia Mary Ann (Diedrick)



Mark S. Glynn, attended 1971-1984
Charles P. Niles, MST



Dorothy E. (Nichols) Rasmussen, B.A.

Diane (Eler) Sibley, B.S.



Kimberly A. (Fischer)



Barbara Thielke, B.A.



Kenneth J. Myszkewicz, attended

John C. Preston, attended 2001-2004



Clenton T. Hall, BBA

Katey Lynn Pasqualini, BBA



Allen R. Einerson, Academic
  Support Services, 1985-2009


Robert L. Horton, Department of
  Information Technology and Supply
  Chain Management, 1982-1997


Thomas J. Pattison, Assistant Director
  of Public Information, 2004-2009


Jay W. Townsend, Facilities
  Planning and Management,


Rosann C. (McGraw) Young, Department of Communication,


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