January 2010 – Issue 2



Eric Baldwin

Former Warhawk baseball player gives gift of light to Prucha Field
A Warhawk baseball champion who took a gamble with his career won a big payoff for himself and his alma mater. Eric Baldwin, a 2006 UW-Whitewater graduate, joined the professional poker circuit and is using his psychology degree to win millions.

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William Chandler

Art Education professor survives Haiti earthquake
UW-Whitewater professor William Chandler survived the earthquake in Haiti by grabbing a small tree as the ground shook beneath him. Chandler was among a group of eight volunteers with the Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, making his second trip after being inspired by a friend at his church, St. John's Lutheran in Glendale. No one in his group was injured.

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Trip to Andes uncovers symbols of Peruvian worship for UW-Whitewater archaeologist
Buried beneath the dirt at ancient sites in Pisanay, Peru, are painted stones. UW- Whitewater anthropologist Jo Ellen Burkholder is exploring what these painted stones and other artifacts reveal about ancient Peru. Burkholder recently returned from six weeks of fieldwork in the Andes in Peru. Her trip was made possible by a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities.

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Student marketing organization case competition finalist for record sixth straight year
No matter how stiff the competition, the American Marketing Association chapter at UW-Whitewater continues to get results. For a record sixth straight year, the chapter was selected as one of 10 finalists in AMA’s International Case Competition. This year’s competition asked chapters to develop ways to raise funds for UNICEF’s Tap Project, which focuses on the elimination of water-born diseases around the world.

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