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Whitewater, Generac propose likely bus line to Janesville

April 4, 2012

A proposed bus route connecting Whitewater and Janesville could finally happen beginning April 30. Generac Power Systems, along with the city of Whitewater, have offered more than $40,000 to help fund a bus route that runs three times daily in an attempt to attract employees from the Janesville ar...

Campus program advocates LEAP initiative

March 7, 2012

UW-Whitewater utilized Leap Day by hosting an event showcasing the Liberal Education and America’s Promise initiative. LEAP, a national effort launched by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, was on display from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m throughout the University Center. Chan...

Faculty Senate looks at more potential growth

February 22, 2012

Change was the theme at last Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. The centerpiece of that discussion was the growth agenda performance proposal, which UW System President Kevin Reilly had asked the universities to draft. The proposal is still purely discussion at this point, but its main focus is to inc...

Enrollment increase limits housing

October 12, 2011

With the tremendous increase of students wanting to live on campus last school year, the university is accommodating everyone this year by renting space in off-campus apartments. The off-campus housing provided to students by the university is considered tied into campus. Chancellor Richard Telfer said in previous years the overflow of housing needs on campus w...

Concealed carry policy determined

October 12, 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...

United we will ‘never forget’

September 14, 2011

“As we stand here today, a decade after the September eleven attacks, I think of three words: change, continuity and resiliency,” City Manager Kevin Brunner said. Students, faculty and community members gathered at noon on Monday, Sept. 11, to remember the lives lost on the tragic morning ten y...

State budget could limit spending at university

May 11, 2011

Wisconsin’s proposed budget for 2011-2012 could cost UW-Whitewater to cut $4.3 million from its base budget. Faculty met last week at the senate meeting to discuss the potential outcomes of UW-Whitewater, which is dependent on Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal. Walker’s budget proposal could drain up to...

Telfer’s ideal campus calls for involvement

May 11, 2011

Thomas Fuller, British writer of Gnomologia, once said, “A good garden may have some weeds.” UW-Whitewater reflects this notion by having some loopholes of its own. Chancellor Richard Telfer represents UW-Whitewater as a campus of true experience, but one in need of more student involvement. ...

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...

Carlson remodeling an ‘important change’ for university

March 29, 2011

Some know Carlson Hall as the campus building that has sat empty for almost two years since the inception of Hyland Hall. However, Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 capital budget proposal calls for a $17 million makeover to the former home of the College of Business and Economics, and a total of $35...

Chancellor holds listening session regarding budget address

March 2, 2011

Chancellor Richard Telfer addressed UW-Whitewater faculty and staff this morning regarding the governor’s budget repair bill and the 2012-13 biennial budget.  Telfer said the UW System is calling for a $250 million reduction over the two years. Half of that amount will be cut from UW-Madison. “The...

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