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Graduation speaker to focus on pride, future

December 14, 2011

Kiara Juniel, a senior public relations major, was selected as the student speaker for the winter commencement ceremony. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kachel Fieldhouse. Juniel said though she is somewhat nervous about delivering her speech, she views the opportunity as an honorable exp...

Graduation ceremony set for Saturday morning

December 14, 2011

The commencement ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the David L. Kachel Fieldhouse. Dean of Students Mary Beth Mackin said the ceremony will be broadcasted live on Cable 19 and shown in the Drumlin Dining Hall. The ceremony will include an address from Chancellor Richard Telfer, followe...

Whitewater Student Government plans to increase involvement

December 7, 2011

With the end of the fall semester approaching, Whitewater Student Government is placing finishing touches on programs to increase student involvement and teacher feedback. WSG Student Affairs Director Danielle Jordan is currently working on two main projects, both taking effect early next semester. The ...

Demolition clearing the way for new construction on campus

November 29, 2011

Though no work has been done to the exterior of Carlson Hall, Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences Mary Pinkerton said progress is being made on the renovation. According to Pinkerton, crews from Dirty Ducts, a Madison company specializing in mold, lead and asbestos abatement, had permissi...

UW-Whitewater shares $1 million grant

November 22, 2011

UW-Whitewater will be sharing a federal economic grant totaling nearly $1 million with four other Wisconsin schools. According to a press release from UW-Whitewater Marketing and Media Relations, UW-Whitewater collaborated with Marquette University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Parkside...

Student organizations, professors bring ‘Occupy movement’ to UW-W

November 16, 2011

Local and student organizations are prepared to bring the Occupy Movement to UW-Whitewater this week. The rally is set to begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow on the campus mall between Main Street and the Andersen Library. According to UW-Whitewater College Democrats President Bryant Plank, at approximately th...

Concealed carry now in effect

November 2, 2011

With concealed carry legislation in Wisconsin taking effect yesterday, UW-Whitewater police said Monday the university’s policy provides the “greatest level of safety and security” possible. UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said deciding upon the official policy - barring concealed...

Councilman to serve 45 days

October 25, 2011

A Whitewater councilman was forced to step down from his elected seat after being convicted Friday on drug charges. District 2 Councilman Javonni Butler, 22, plead guilty Friday to a felony charge of delivering marijuana as part of a plea agreement. Butler was sentenced to 45 days in jail and t...

New police technology takes the ink out of fingerprinting

October 19, 2011

UW-Whitewater police are preparing to put a new digital fingerprint scanner into use within the upcoming weeks. Campus Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said the new technology is an important upgrade that will eliminate some of the problems of the ink and paper method. “The big problem with ink is...

UW-Whitewater: not just for Wisconsin residents

October 19, 2011

Senior David Quintero-Rojas is one of 207 international students enrolled at UW-Whitewater this semester. Originally from Colombia, Quintero-Rojas moved to North Carolina three years ago with his family. UW-Whitewater homes more international students every year, with a large number of them co...

Work officially begins on Carlson Hall in November

October 11, 2011

Renovations to UW-Whitewater’s Carlson Hall are expected to begin later this month, creating a new home for the College of Letters and Sciences. The $17 million project is being funded by the state. However, Associate Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences David Travis said the university is...

Concealed carry policy determined

October 11, 2011

UW-Whitewater’s Chancellor Richard Telfer announced to students and faculty Monday via e-mail the university will use the UW System concealed carry policy as a guide. The new legislation allows universities to prohibit weapons in campus facilities so long as proper signage is posted. According...

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