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Willie the Warhawk points to the crowd while walking in the 2014 UW-Whitewater Homecoming Parade. Kimberly Wethal photo/

Evolution of Willie the Warhawk

November 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic It’s hard to imagine UW-Whitewater without including Willie the Warhawk, the university’s mascot since the 1950s. But Willie hasn’t always been the purple and...

Willie the Warhawk mascot

The person behind the mask: A day in the life of a Willie the Warhawk mascot

December 4, 2013

  Dec. 4, 2013 By Bethe Croy   Willie the Warhawk is most often seen giving high-fives, dancing around and getting students pumped up at a variety of athletic events, parades and...

The life-size sculpture of Willie the Warhawk leans on the back of an attached bench outside of Beans 
coffee shop. The bench cost about $40,000. Funding came from multiple sources, including gift funding.

New bench adorns University Center

November 20, 2013

Nov. 20, 2013 By Jacqueline Schaefer The most recent art installation on campus is one that exemplifies school spirit, former athletic director Paul Plinske said. And what better to symbolize...

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