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World premiere concert commemorates UW-Whitewater's 150th

March 06, 2019

Past, present and future will collide in a beautiful vocal crescendo as UW-Whitewater students perform a world premiere concert in honor of the campus’s 150th.


UW-Whitewater professor and student publish book on Scottish poetry

March 05, 2019

English major Nicole Chermak and Professor Patrick Moran of UW-Whitewater publish a book on Scottish poetry.


Warhawk Voices — Connor Moore

February 25, 2019

Connor Moore, journalism major, details his love for broadcasting on his path to becoming an ESPN announcer.


Warhawk Voices — Brian Duckwitz

February 22, 2019

Brian Duckwitz, senior lecturer, teaches English, science fiction literature and fencing at UW-Whitewater Rock County.


Warhawk Voices — Ed Steckley

February 04, 2019

Ed Steckley, award-winning artist, completed his bachelor’s degree at UW-Whitewater after taking a 23-year hiatus.


UW-Whitewater online programs ranked among the top in the U.S., Wisconsin

January 15, 2019

Engagement, excellence and affordability make the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s online programs among the best in the state and the nation, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.


Veteran higher ed leader named interim UW-Whitewater Chancellor

December 21, 2018

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that Cheryl Green has agreed to serve as UW-Whitewater’s interim Chancellor. Green, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UW-Oshkosh, will step into the new role on Jan. 1, 2019.


Winter commencement set for Dec. 15

December 03, 2018

More than 782 graduates will cross the stage to receive their degrees.


“The Lands We Share” traveling exhibit gives a voice to the rich history and diversity of Wisconsin’s farmers

December 03, 2018

The university is one of four UW campuses to take part in the project, which features six sites around the state.


Warhawk Success Closet now open in the University Center

November 20, 2018

The Warhawk Success Closet provides students access to FREE professional and workplace-appropriate attire.


Warhawk Voices — Lindsey Zurbrugg

November 16, 2018

Lindsey Zurbrugg is studying physical education (health and human performance) at UW-Whitewater, and is one of the veterans on the women’s wheelchair basketball team.


Warhawk Voices — Brent Bilodeau

November 06, 2018

Brent Bilodeau is the winner of the 2018 P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.


Warhawk Voices — Ozalle Toms

November 06, 2018

Ozalle Toms is the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.


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.