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Record enrollment at UW-Whitewater

September 21, 2016

Preliminary figures show 12,433 enrolled students for the fall semester, including the largest first-year class in the university’s history with 2,220 new students.


Campus garden yields record harvest

September 12, 2016

Founded three years ago, the campus garden has made monumental progress. The same space that accumulated just over 500 pounds in the 2014 season has doubled its weight this fall with more than 1,300 pounds of all organic, pesticide-free produce.


UW-Whitewater music professor brings unique performance downtown

September 02, 2016

Benjamin Whitcomb will be performing Bach’s Suites Cycle in a public art experience in downtown Whitewater that will fill pavement with color as music fills the air.


Landscaping team receives inaugural Chancellor's Difference Makers Award

August 30, 2016

A gallery of scenes from campus celebrating the beautiful work of the campus landscaping crew.


Roof built underground puts safety to the test

August 22, 2016

UW-Whitewater faculty and students are exploring how three different working postures that roofers employ — kneeling, bending and side-sitting — affect postural instability and fatigue.


Warhawk heads west for prestigious summer research experience

July 28, 2016

Noah Padgett is a Warhawk scholar who loves exploring numbers and uncovering the powerful potential of mathematics in society.


Thirteen Warhawks head to Rio to compete in Paralympics

July 26, 2016

Women's wheelchair basketball coach Christina Schwab will join 12 Warhawk alumni in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they will compete for three different countries in the Paralympic Games, September 7-18.


The beautiful business of doing good

June 29, 2016

Ekantha is based on the belief that making a meaningful difference is not just a side business, but one that can be fundamentally woven into the fabric of entrepreneurship.


A journey together: Professionals are pioneers in DBA program

June 29, 2016

UW-Whitewater profiles students in the Doctor of Business Administration program.


Warhawk alumnus reaches summit of Mount Everest, makes history

June 27, 2016

A natural athlete, Jeffrey Glasbrenner discovered wheelchair basketball and found mentors and coaches who pushed him to succeed.


UW-Whitewater breaks ground on Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center

June 10, 2016

The Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center will house the UW-Whitewater Academic Support Center, serving thousands of students with tutorial and supplemental instruction and offering employment opportunities to hundreds of qualified learning assistants, or tutors.


TEACHING EXCELLENCE | Professor wins UW Regents award

June 02, 2016

On June 10, Susan Huss-Lederman will receive a Teaching Excellence Award from Board of Regents, the highest faculty recognition from the University of Wisconsin System.


PROGRAM EXCELLENCE | Counselor Education Program wins UW Regents award

June 02, 2016

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents will award UW-Whitewater with its 2016 Teaching Excellence Award for academic programs and departments.


UW-Whitewater honored with two Regents excellence awards

June 02, 2016

UW-Whitewater honorees are Professor Susan Huss-Lederman and the Department of Counselor Education.


Medieval scholar garners international award

June 02, 2016

"The Manly Priest: Clerical Celibacy, Masculinity and Reform in England and Normandy 1066-1300," written by associate professor of history Jennifer Thibodeaux, was published in 2015 by the University of Pennsylvania Press.


UW-Whitewater partners with alumni on Janesville Business Challenge

May 25, 2016

A storefront in the heart of downtown Janesville is about to be transformed as part of a major renovation project spearheaded by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumni.


Metals and jewelry student Jason "JJ" Thomson forms art with meaning

May 11, 2016

Creating objects in copper, brass and sterling silver as an art student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Thomson learns more about his learning disability — and shares his journey with others.


In memory of Chancellor Emeritus James R. Connor

May 09, 2016

The former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater chancellor who served for 17 years and was widely respected and admired by faculty, students and the community alike, died Sunday, May 8.


50 Years of Teaching Excellence — Celebrating Dr. Clifford O'Beirne

May 09, 2016

O'Beirne has been the volunteer director of the NHVP since its inception in 1976.


Mentorship leads to passion for law enforcement career

May 02, 2016

Carley Fettig, a psychology major from Elkhorn, Wisconsin, serves as a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Campus Service Officer – a non-sworn employee trained by police to provide patrol and safety measures to students, staff, faculty and visitors.


UW-Whitewater students focus on a lasting cure for worldwide blindness

May 02, 2016

Students in a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student organization are reaching far to work with a London-based eye surgeon to combat — and potentially eradicate — blindness in Botswana and around the world.


Commencement set for May 14

April 29, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates Saturday, May 14, 2016, as proud families gather for spring commencement ceremonies.


University collaboration with sensor company yields mutual advantages

April 27, 2016

Founded in 2003, iButtonLink produces and distributes high-quality sensors and solutions that can be used for thousands of purposes, from food storage to field research.


Psychology major wins McGraw Award for Student Excellence

April 25, 2016

When psychology major Katie Barker isn’t in the classroom, she can be found serving as a mentor with the Research Apprenticeship Program, participating as a mentee in the Alumni Mentor Program, or playing intramural volleyball.


UW-Whitewater named a top workplace

April 24, 2016

The regional list, compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ranks public and private organizations based on employee surveys.


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