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    May 25, 2016

    UW-Whitewater partners with alumni on Janesville Business Challenge

    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.

    May 11, 2016

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

    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.

    May 09, 2016

    In memory of Chancellor Emeritus James R. Connor

    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.

    May 09, 2016

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

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

    May 02, 2016

    Mentorship leads to passion for law enforcement career

    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.

    May 02, 2016

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

    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.

    April 29, 2016

    Commencement set for May 14

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

    April 27, 2016

    University collaboration with sensor company yields mutual advantages

    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.

    April 25, 2016

    Psychology major wins McGraw Award for Student Excellence

    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.

    April 24, 2016

    UW-Whitewater named a top workplace

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

    April 18, 2016

    Make a Difference Day activities set for April 22

    More than 200 students will partner with volunteers from Janesville and Whitewater to tackle several major projects in their respective cities.

    April 18, 2016

    UW-Whitewater Sales Team gets impressive results at national competition

    The Warhawks placed fourth in the nation at the National Collegiate Sales Competition held April 1-4, 2016, at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

    April 18, 2016

    Live from Bermuda: Travel study course welcomes student via online video

    When students file in for their Marketing 491 Travel Study class in Hyland Hall on Tuesday evenings, the chairs fill up quickly. Students talk excitedly about their upcoming trip to Belgium and the Netherlands. Instructors Sharon Roy and Curt Weber head to the front of the class to make the necessary arrangements for their student, Caleb, to join the class.

    April 17, 2016

    Visionary sets sights on a cure for blindness

    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.

    April 11, 2016

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Sixth Extinction" to speak on campus

    Elizabeth Kolbert will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Young Auditorium.

    April 11, 2016

    Geology student wins prestigious Goldwater scholarship

    Melanie Sorman, a young geologist at UW-Whitewater, is already garnering recognition and awards for her research work and academic achievements.

    April 11, 2016

    Workers break ground on Student Success Center

    Construction is expected to wrap-up on this state- and gift-funded project in December 2016.

    April 11, 2016

    American Marketing Association's reign continues

    The honor marks the program's 13th overall title in 38 years.

    April 10, 2016

    UW-Whitewater celebrates 148th anniversary with Founders Day awards

    The annual Founders Day event, which will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the James R. Connor University Center, includes the presentation of scholarships to outstanding UW-Whitewater juniors.

    April 10, 2016

    Mark E. Fiebrink, 1973, Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

    A first-generation college graduate whose father was a cabinetmaker, Fiebrink first saw UW-Whitewater when his parents took him on a trip around the state to visit the various campuses.

    April 10, 2016

    Donald R. Hughes, 1985, Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

    Through the years, Hughes has maintained strong ties to campus: he is a former chairman of the UW-Whitewater Foundation Board, and served as the commencement speaker for the spring 2014 graduation ceremony.

    April 10, 2016

    Patricia E. Rogers, 1979, Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

    Rogers keeps active ties to campus by serving as a member of the College of Business and Economics Advisory Board, citing the Innovation Center and the Institute for Water Business as strategic efforts that keep her involved.

    April 10, 2016

    Eugene T. Wyka, 1980, and Lucy M. Wyka, 1982, Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service

    Gene and Lucy Wyka met through campus friends and would eventually start an organization — Gift of Adoption Fund.

    April 10, 2016

    Douglas M. Kiel, 2005, Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award

    Kiel has worked with a variety of museums and other public history institutions, including the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Oneida Nation Museum.

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