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20-year sentence issued for Treyton Kilar accident

May 11, 2011

The East Troy man who was found guilty in the alcohol-related car accident that killed 6-year-old Treyton Kilar will spend the next 20 years behind bars. Scott Dragotta, 44, crashed into the car of Mike Kilar, Treyton’s father, on Sept. 1, 2010, killing Treyton and injuring Mike and two of Treyton...

University grad rates lower than UW System

May 4, 2011

Although UW-Whitewater’s graduation rate has gradually increased since 1990, it still is 5.1 percent below the average five-year graduation rate of the entire UW System. The 2003 UW-Whitewater freshman class graduated at a rate of 25.2 percent after four years, 49 percent after five years, and 55.7...

Innovation Center welcomes first private tenant

April 28, 2011

Blackthorne Capital, an innovative financial management start-up company, became the first private tenant at the Innovation Center in the Whitewater University Technology Park. "Whitewater is made up of unique people, like the chancellor and faculty, who embrace dynamic partnerships, fostering new...

No explosives found in Williams Center last week

April 27, 2011

  The bomb threat that closed the Williams Center for more than a day last week ended up being a false alarm. Chief of Police Matt Kiederlen said the trained explosives detection canine found no devices and no damage was done to the building. Kiederlen said there is still an active investigati...

Bomb threat closes Williams Center through Thursday morning

April 20, 2011

A bomb threat was found in a Williams Center bathroom Tuesday morning, causing University Police Services to evacuate and shut down the building for precautionary reasons. University Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said the threat was found by a citizen who reported it to staff. The plan is to have the building reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday. Kiederlen said they also ...

Commercial Bank robber apprehended

April 20, 2011

On April 4, 2011, Jeffrey H. Farrington, 52, was arrested at his Cottage Grove, Wis., home after the FBI executed a search warrant at his home. According to a press release from the Whitewater Police Department, Farrington allegedly robbed Commercial Bank Westside, located at 1260 W. Main St., on...

iCIT department strives to make most of e-waste

April 20, 2011

As Earth Day 2011 approaches, several different campus departments are looking to contribute to the common sustainable theme at UW-Whitewater. The Instructional, Communications and Information Technology department has begun a new recycling program to decrease technology e-waste called TREE, which...

Organization using classroom lessons to help children in third-world countries

April 20, 2011

Last year, APICS, an operations management organization, supported the construction of an orphanage in Southern India. Sameer Prasad, professor of operations and supply chain management, said APICS is a networking organization that helps prepare students for industry. However, Prasad said the organization...

University retirements increase, resignations drastically decrease

April 13, 2011

Many know the budget changes Gov. Scott Walker has proposed over the last few months have great effects on state employees, including faculty and staff here at UW-Whitewater. As rumors fly about possible retirements and departures due to the negative effects of the budget proposals, many professors...

Olsen cruises in only contested local race

April 6, 2011

In the only contested local race Tuesday, incumbent Jim Olsen was re-elected as the District 1 common council representative, defeating political newcomer Michael LeBlanc by a vote of 418-134. Olsen, 53, called the voter turnout “astronomical” and said he appreciated the support. “I had hoped...

Fitzpatrick’s products worn nationwide

April 6, 2011

For most college students, running your own business is something you dream about doing one day. For junior Michael Fitzpatrick, it’s more than just a dream; it’s a reality, and a successful reality at that. Fitzpatrick started Thirsty Clothing, Inc., which originally made UW-Whitewater-based...

Three UW-W students forced home from Japan

April 6, 2011

Unfulfilled. This is the way sophomore Tomera Sheets feels about being forced to leave from the study-abroad program in Japan by the UW System. “I worked so hard to get where I was and it ended so shortly and so suddenly,” Sheets said. In addition to Sheets, juniors Andrew Miller and Alex Mi...

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