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Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Freshman Alex Sindorf wears a bulletproof vest after receiving a campus-wide alert of a potential threat to safety. The alert was accidentally sent out due to a technical error, UW-W Police Services said.
May 13, 2018

A technical error with the campus-wide emergency warning system caused a false emergency alert to sound at approximately 3 p.m. on May 13. An alert was sent out campus-wide via email and broadcast...

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project
At least 1,300 service hours contributed during this year’s event
April 26, 2018

  Hundreds of UW-Whitewater students rallied after the Spring Splash festivities last weekend to participate in a clean-up effort throughout the City of Whitewater and the City of Janesville. Make...

From architecture to art

Artist Jason Miklik describes his process behind his portrait paintings at an exhibit feature his artwork in the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center.
Chicago artist Jason Miklik shares his work in Whitewater
March 23, 2018

Jason Miklik stood inside an art gallery decorated with various portraits he’s painted over the years, reminiscing the processes that went into each work of art on display. The gallery was hosted...

Fraternity donates food for drive

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Greek Life students gather in the chapter room at the Lambda Chi Alpha house last fall. Students have helped organized several biannual food drives over approximately the last 10 years.
March 11, 2018

Last spring, junior Alex Zalewski walked into the chapter room at the Lambda Chi Alpha House only to be greeted by mountains of food blocking his way. “The room was overflowing with these bags of...

UW-Rock students seek unity with UW-W

UW-Rock students seek unity with UW-W
March 5, 2018

JANESVILLE Two student organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County are looking to expand their membership and community outreach efforts as the UW-System Merger draws nearer. Both entities...

Greeks embrace local cultures

Students of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity show pride for their Greek organizations at an annual talent show during Greek Week on Feb. 22 in the University Center Hamilton Room.
February 26, 2018

Curling competitions, a student talent showcase, a social banquet and food donations were among the events that occurred during last week’s student program referred to as Greek Week. UW-Whitewater...

A proactive approach today

Freshman Uniqua Woodson talks with fellow students about what the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater can do to improve diversity and foster an inviting environment on campus at “Shaping Our Future Through Civil Dialogue.
February 19, 2018

Almost two years after an incident on campus sparked outrage over racial discrimination, and in the wake of several disturbing current events, members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater community...

Formulas of love

Formulas of love
February 12, 2018

Balancing college coursework, work schedules and a committed relationship hinges upon maintaining close communication, finding common interests and having mutual respect, several students say. When...

A lifelong commitment

A lifelong commitment
February 12, 2018

Recruitment week has ended for most local Greek chapters, but the window to join is still wide open. Greek Life organizations on campus are always looking for new members, and with Greek Week beginning...

Support from unexpected places

Support from unexpected places
February 12, 2018

After learning that two teenage girls in Whitewater had lost both their parents in one morning, community members in Whitewater collectively donated several thousand dollars to assist with funeral arrangements...

Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

February 6, 2018

A natural gas leak near Starin Road caused brief evacuations from several campus buildings at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, university officials and campus police confirmed. Upham Hall, Ambrose...

Business on the books, family on the mind

Business on the books, family on the mind
February 5, 2018

When a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor traveled to South Korea to help teach a Winterim program, he felt a little piece of home with the Winter Olympics set to begin. Dr. Kaviraj Praveen...

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