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Survey finds drop with recycling trend

Survey finds drop with recycling trend

Brian Schanen and Katie Zwiefelhofer, Contributors

May 3, 2017


Filed under Biz & Tech

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students’ positive attitude towards recycling efforts does not appear to line up with behavioral intent regarding waste products, a public opinion course survey has found. A number of UW-Whitewater students and community members responded to a recent survey regarding lo...

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2016


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Benches are a place to rest your butt. But what about a bench made out of butts? Cigarette butts, that is. Downtown Whitewater, Inc. has partnered with Terracycle, a non-profit organization based in New Jersey, to conduct an ongoing project in which cigarette butts are recycled into fiberglass and...

Behind the gavel: The newest 13 UW System Regents

March 30, 2016


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By Nathan Kober March 30, 2016   In recent years, the UW System Board of Regents has added some new faces in the years since Gov. Scott Walker has stepped into his role. Those faces are Walker appointees. Public records show many of them are campaign donors, and with many weaved into a web o...

Halloween events help to raise awareness of local businesses

Halloween events help to raise awareness of local businesses

October 27, 2015


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Oct. 27, 2015 By Brad Allen On Halloween Night, community members can take their children out trick-or-treating downtown to receive candy from local businesses, as well as play various games hosted at some of the businesses downtown. The trick-or-treat Triangle is an annual Halloween event hosted...

Students seek real-world guidance at Hawk Career Fair

Students seek real-world guidance at Hawk Career Fair

October 13, 2015


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By Alexandria Zamecnik Oct. 13, 2015   Maggie Connelly is going to take a walk in December. Like most college students, she spends four years preparing for the moment she will walk across the stage at graduation. Until then, she is preparing for life after graduation was by attending...

Letter to Editor: UW-W coalition observes Alcohol Awareness Month

April 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

April 8, 2015 This April is Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987. This year’s theme is: “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” Alcohol use is a serious, complex issue....

K-9 Officer Boomer of the Whitewater Police Department receives ballistic vest through grant

K-9 Officer Boomer of the Whitewater Police Department receives ballistic vest through grant

March 4, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

March 4, 2015 By Amber Levenhagen With the help of a Groupon campaign that raised over $335,000, Whitewater Police’s Boomer received a ballistic vest to aid in his K-9 officer duties in January. The Groupon Grassroots campaign worked with Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a non-profit organization...

And the search is on: UW-Whitewater aims to hire 16th Chancellor

January 28, 2015


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Jan. 28 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik The job of a chancellor is not a role that can easily be defined. When it comes to hiring a head of university to serve UW-Whitewater, however, current Chancellor Richard Telfer thought those roles should be defined. Telfer met with the UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search...

UW-W offers unique water degree

UW-W offers unique water degree

May 1, 2013


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  Chesten Kesselhon believes, in an atmosphere of job uncertainty, that his future in the water business in Southeastern Wisconsin is bright. He is the president for the UW-Whitewater Water Council and credits his internship opportunities to the organization.  Founded in 2010, it was the...

Get to know campus Greeks

Get to know campus Greeks

April 24, 2013


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  Rifeta Badic and John Jensen are both presidents of Greek organizations. Their sorority and fraternity are different in size and personality, but they both show deep pride to be the leaders of their organizations. Badic, president of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc., said the organization...

Entrepreneurial Energy

Entrepreneurial Energy

February 27, 2013


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  “When I was younger, snow days were my favorite, not because I got a day off, but because there was the opportunity to shovel off people’s driveways and make money,” UW-Whitewater senior Andrew Hoeft said. Hoeft has continued his passion for solving problems through young adulthood,...

Gov. Walker visits Innovation Center

February 9, 2013


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Gov. Scott Walker was at the Whitewater Innovation Center on Feb. 5, where a UW-Whitewater student and entrepreneur, Andrew Hoeft, was awarded $10,000 in grant money. Walker made the announcement of the partnership between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the City of Whitewater Community...

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