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Whitewater faculty loves the LEARN center
Brenna Bongiorno, Assistant Business & Technology Editor September 6, 2020

The UW-Whitewater Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Research Network (LEARN) Center is available to assist faculty and teaching staff in their course work to benefit students. While the main focus of...

The Birge Fountain, located at 402 W. Main St., is a City of Whitewater landmark maintained by a subcommittee of the Landmarks Commission. The historic fountain is named after one of Whitewater’s first settlers, Julius Birge, and has since been dedicated to former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater art professor James M. Wenkle for his work restoring the landmark in 1983 after bouts of vandalism.

Birge Watching

Committee maintains historic local landmark
Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter April 2, 2018

Throughout the past several years, the Birge Fountain Committee has been putting in efforts to restore the beauty of Birge Fountain, a local landmark. This committee consists of seven members, including...

A patron of Westside Liquor heads out the main entrance with their purchase. The liquor store previously was conjoined with Frawley Oil Co., but is now connected to Casey’s General Store after the gas station’s ownership exchanged hands.

Local gas stations change ownership

Stations’ names kept for brand recognition
Dana Hockbein and Garrett Kluever April 2, 2018

A change in ownership prompting Westsider, Eastsider, and two Citgo stations in Whitewater to transition from the previous owner, Frawley Oil Co. to Casey’s General Store. Three other locations in...

App reminds users to drink water while at the bars

App reminds users to drink water while at the bars

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2018

Although St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, a hangover doesn’t necessarily have to follow. But how do you remember to drink the proper amount of water while getting down on the Pumpers & Mitchell’s...

A Lambeau Tobacco employee finalizes a transaction while owner Buck Wazwaz sets up a display case behind the register.

Lambeau Tobacco leaps into Whitewater

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor March 11, 2018

Moe Awad, the general manager of Lambeau Tobacco, works in an interesting setting. Behind him are construction noises, hanging wires and wallpapered, leftover dressing stalls with doors still intact from...

Commvergence showcases careers

Commvergence showcases careers

Dana Hockbein, Staff Reporter March 5, 2018

Students gathered for the annual Commvergence conference Feb. 23 in Hyand Hall, which focused on career prospects for public relations and advertising majors. The “Design and Detail” themed-conference’s...

Phishing attacks luring UW-W emails

Phishing attacks luring UW-W emails

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter March 5, 2018

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have been noticing an increase in spam messages infiltrating their email accounts. Instructional, Communication, Information and Technology (ICIT)...

Workshop gives glimpse into new learning system

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor February 26, 2018

The University of Wisconsin system is switching from a Learning Management System (LMS) to a Digital Learning Environment (DLE). This is fancy mumbo-jumbo talk for the initiative incorporating more...

Some bicycles in the Sotherland Custom shop are hanging in the back of the BicycleWise store. John Sotherland has been working with bicycles for nearly 40 years. He launched BicycleWise in 2001.

Sotherland Customs focuses on fitness

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor February 26, 2018

Sotherland Customs hosted an open house for the community Feb. 24, showcasing how the shop can support people’s passion to get out and ride. John Sotherland owns the business located in the BicycleWise...

A pack of beer on the counter at Simply Convenient, a liquor store in Whitewater. Liquor stores need a wholesale license to sell alcohol in the state of Wisconsin.

Alcohol council serves new view

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor February 19, 2018

It sounds like the start of a college joke. Three people--a student, a housing rep, and a retired teacher--walk into a bar. And that bar was just given its full service license by the three: Jimmy...

Students attend the e-portfolio seminar, which focused on implementing portfolios for students. Many of the students are majoring in Corporate/Health Communication.

Symposium eyes new projects

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor October 25, 2017

Communicating Health in Practice (CHIP) invited experts from across the state to discuss emerging communication and health practices with students at the 6th annual Corporate and Health Communication Symposium...

VR and autism

VR and autism

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor October 10, 2017

Graduate student Greg Kuper’s received inspiration for his master's thesis from a source close to home. His daughter was diagnosed with autism at a young age. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder...

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