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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 LEARN Center is on teaching and learning, they also are available to provide services relevant to putting t...

Birge Watching

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.

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 Common Council representative, a Public Works representative, a Landmarks Commission representative a...

Local gas stations change ownership

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.

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 Jefferson County were also bought out by Casey’s General Store. As a part of the purchase, the Whi...

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 dance floor, dancing on the stripper pole at Cheap Shotz or taking down an entire pitcher of L...

Lambeau Tobacco leaps into Whitewater

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

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 the clothing store Maurice’s that had previously rented the building. Hang a left and go through ...

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 gave students the opportunity to listen to keynote speaker, Bill Kennedy, president of K...

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) Senior Communication Specialist Dane Seckar-Anderson said phishing emails have continued to find their...

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 technology into the learning environment like Google Drive and switching from Desire 2 Learn (D2L) ...

Sotherland Customs focuses on fitness

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.

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 and Sports Fitness building on W. Main St. in Whitewater. “My goal is to make a positive imp...

Alcohol council serves new view

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.

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 Schulgit, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Senior, Stephanie Goettl, who works for DLK Enterprises and Carol McCo...

Symposium eyes new projects

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

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 Oct. 19. “I felt it was important to increase awareness of the campus and community initi...

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 characterized by its spectrum, ranging from high functioning to low functioning. Kuper said his daugh...

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