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UW-W recognized as military friendly school for assisting military students

October 19, 2011

UW-Whitewater was recognized as being a military friendly school again. In G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2012 rankings, UW-Whitewater was placed in the top 20 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. The university embraces this as “getting recognized that programs for students are effective”,...

Men prepare for nationals after third-place finish

May 11, 2011

The men’s track and field met their expectations at the WIAC championship last weekend, finishing in third place. The Warhawks have a couple of “last chance” meets these next couple weeks, and will now have time to prepare for the national championships which will take place May 26-28, in Delaware, Ohio. Despite expectations of first plac...

Love, running and a sense of duty

April 7, 2011

Brian Butlzer is out for a run. It’s nighttime and everything is as calm as can be. All he can hear are his footsteps on the pavement. As he gets closer to a gate on the road, he sees some of his comrades running toward him. They begin to yell, “Run, run, run!” His comrades have discovered a...

Float like a butterfly, sting like a Bee

March 16, 2011

When freshman sprinter Nick Bee first stepped onto the track in September, it was if he was a man in a new country. Having come to UW-Whitewater to play football in fall 2008, Bee hadn’t run for a track and field team since his sophomore year in high school. As he made his way down into the blocks,...

Disappointing finish doesn’t diminish hopes for men’s track and field

March 2, 2011

Before the season began, men’s track and field head coach Mike Johnson said one of his top goals for the season was to finally win the program’s first-ever conference championship. After a third-place finish in the WIAC championships last Saturday, the team will have to keep waiting for that opportunity....

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