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Program that inspires students in STEM wins statewide diversity award

October 11, 2018

Program that inspires students in STEM wins the 2018 Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award from the Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action. Members of the Warhawk family will accept the award on Oct. 25 at the state capitol in Madison.


UW-Whitewater to be part of the Blackhawk Community Credit Union new headquarters

October 04, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will find an additional home in downtown Janesville to complement the UW-Whitewater at Rock County Campus when the Blackhawk Community Credit Union headquarters opens.


Generous UW-Whitewater gift to expand collaborations in Rock County

September 27, 2018

Philanthropists Quint and Rishy Studer are again making a substantial donation to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The most recent gift will expand the collaborations between the university and businesses in Rock County.


Record number of degrees awarded, record retention and graduation rates at UW-Whitewater

September 25, 2018

With the new academic year under way at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, preliminary numbers show the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate for fall 2018 is a record 81.9 percent. UW-Whitewater is also graduating more students than ever before.


Alumnus Andrew Baldwin wins alma mater lyrics contest

August 27, 2018

A 2014 graduate, Baldwin is the winner of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alma mater lyrics contest, which was coordinated in conjunction with the campus’s 150th anniversary.


Groundbreaking set for the UW-Whitewater Community Engagement Center and new hotel

August 09, 2018

Collaboration and creativity are driving the plans for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Community Engagement Center and a new hotel on the city’s west side.


UW-Whitewater honored among national Colleges of Distinction

July 10, 2018

Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the four distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.


Geography student to study with NASA this summer

May 15, 2018

Shaunie Rasmussen's journey began one day in 2016 when Assistant Professor Rocio Duchesne visited her introduction to geography class to talk about the science of remote sensing.


Spring commencement set for May 19

May 10, 2018

A total of 1,644 graduates will cross the stage to receive their degrees.


Warhawk to explore artificial intelligence with the U.S. Navy

May 08, 2018

Computer science student Greg Hyde will travel to Washington D.C. for an internship and work in the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for as long as 14 weeks.


Chemistry major wins national Goldwater Foundation recognition

April 24, 2018

Pontian Adogamhe was honored for work his work with his mentor, Associate Professor Christopher Veldkamp. Adogamhe would like to pursue a medical research degree in tropical medicine and infectious diseases, specifically the study of malaria.


Chemistry student earns admission to national laboratory program

April 10, 2018

Katherine Ceschi will study for six weeks at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, on Long Island, where she will explore nuclear chemistry. Only 24 students in the country were selected for this highly competitive and prestigious program.


Mathematics major wins national Goldwater Foundation recognition

April 10, 2018

Senior Ryan Schroeder, who hopes one day to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics, was honored for work his work with his mentor, Associate Professor Leon Arriola. The duo use mathematics to explore — and head off — potentially serious events like disease outbreaks.


In memory of Chancellor Emeritus Jack Miller

April 03, 2018

As chancellor, Miller oversaw the completion of the $14.5 million Kachel Fieldhouse, home of the campus’s recreation sports and indoor track and field facilities, and site of UW-Whitewater’s commencement ceremonies. Miller also headed a highly successful campaign to raise more than $5 million in private funds for Timothy J. Hyland Hall, home to the College of Business and Economics.


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.


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