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Winter commencement set for Dec. 16

December 11, 2017

The event marks the first time in its almost 150-year history that the university will confer a doctoral degree. Ten students will receive their doctorate of business administration, or DBA.

Warhawks in elite company at national economics competition

November 29, 2017

Economics students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater competed against some of the world's most prestigious universities at the 14th Annual College Fed Challenge in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 1.

Faculty member Jeff Herriott composes soul songs for film soundtrack

October 12, 2017

"Brawl in Cell Block 99" includes seven original songs co-composed and recorded by UW-Whitewater professor Jeff Herriott and performed by faculty and Warhawk alumni, along with classic R&B singers Butch Tavares and Rock & Roll hall of famers, The O'Jays.

Warhawk wins top state music educator award for a record 18th time

October 09, 2017

Clara McGowan has been named co-recipient of the 2017 Richard G. Gaarder Award, the 18th Warhawk to receive it since its inception in 1989.

Warhawks with a front seat to Hurricane Irma

September 27, 2017

Alumni Nichole Mittness and Ryan Rittenhouse helped play critical roles in the Florida's emergency response to Hurricane Irma.

Campus awarded $1.2 million to support McNair Scholars

September 18, 2017

Over the years, McNair has assisted first generation, low-income, and traditionally underrepresented students in pursuing graduate education by engaging them in research projects and other scholarly activities.

A new scholarship to encourage music educators

September 01, 2017

Alumna Carole Scharinger '56, is honoring Director of Bands Glenn Hayes and his wife Christine, a Whitewater teacher, by endowing a scholarship in their name.

UW-Whitewater marching band to perform at Packers game on Sept. 10

August 31, 2017

The band's performance is titled, "Marvel at Us," and will pay homage to the musical scores of the blockbuster Marvel Comics films, including "Spider-Man" and "Iron Man."

UW-Whitewater student grows a passion for agriculture in the classroom

August 30, 2017

Heather Gayton has won the National Science Teachers Association's DuPont Pioneer Excellence in Agricultural Science Education Award, which honors a K-12 science teacher who incorporates innovative agricultural science activities into their existing science curriculum.

Campus invests in student success

July 25, 2017

Students will soon get to experience a vibrant new learning space on the UW-Whitewater campus. Named in honor of an alumna, the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center will serve thousands of students with tutorial and supplemental instruction.

Grace Crickette named vice chancellor for administrative affairs

July 06, 2017

Crickette serves as associate vice president for business operations at San Francisco State University. She also spent nine years as chief risk officer at the University of California, the world's largest higher education system.

LaVar Charleston named assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement and success

July 05, 2017

Charleston serves as assistant director and a senior research associate at Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves as the coordinator for the LAB's research and evaluation division.

UW-Whitewater to distribute more than $300,000 in emergency aid to students

June 21, 2017

The grant will pay emergency expenses for individual low-income students, up to $1,000, for anything from dental work to childcare expenses.

UW-Whitewater names Todd Garzarelli Director of Athletics

June 20, 2017

Garzarelli comes to UW-Whitewater from the State University of New York at Buffalo, the largest public university in New York, where he serves as senior associate athletic director for external affairs.

Commencement set for May 13

May 08, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates Saturday, May 13, 2017, as proud families gather for spring commencement ceremonies.

Student designer leaves artistic mark on campus

April 24, 2017

You may not know it, but you’ve likely seen the graphic design work of Jordyn Schmidt all over the campus.

Warhawk to compete on “American Ninja Warrior”

April 24, 2017

Brandon Fong, an entrepreneurship and marketing major, has published “Leverage: Escape the College Rat Race, Design the Life You Want, and Take the Real World by Storm.”

National science honor for Warhawk biologist

April 17, 2017

Amanda Danno received Honorable Mention recognition from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the sciences, mathematics and engineering fields.

Eileen M. Hayes named dean of the College of Arts and Communication

April 11, 2017

Hayes is currently a professor and chairperson of the Department of Music at Towson University in Maryland, where her responsibilities include budget management, personnel, tenure and promotion, faculty development, student success, marketing and public relations, accreditation, assessment, and oversight of the university's marching band.

Warhawk earns Goldwater recognition, national championship

April 10, 2017

Tina slack received Honorable Mention recognition from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 04, 2017

As a part of the university's ongoing prevention and education efforts to end sexual violence, campus will host several events.

UW-Whitewater celebrates 149th anniversary with Founders Day awards

March 31, 2017

The annual Founders Day event, which will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in the James R. Connor University Center, includes the presentation of scholarships to outstanding UW-Whitewater juniors.

Title IX Mandatory Reporting -- UPDATED

March 09, 2017

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments, all UW-Whitewater employees are required to report any knowledge, incident or allegation of sexual misconduct.

Spring Undergraduate Research Day set for March 16

March 08, 2017

Brandon Fong, an entrepreneurship and marketing major, has published “Leverage: Escape the College Rat Race, Design the Life You Want, and Take the Real World by Storm.”

Student's work displayed in New York gallery in worldwide art competition

March 07, 2017

Liz Christianson, an art major from Marshfield, Wisconsin, was selected to have her piece, “Tension of Two,” included in the gallery’s “30 under 30” exhibition, which honors the work 30 artists under 30 years old, out of hundreds of entrants worldwide.