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Heavy snowfalls produce slower cleanup removal, problems getting to class

December 7, 2011

Although Whitewater has been lucky enough to not have any snow accumulation yet this season, university and city officials say they are prepared for the snow when it does fall. Facilities Planning and Management team is in charge of clearing the sidewalks on campus. Buildings and Grounds Support...

Whitewater Historical Society to restore train depot

November 29, 2011

The City of Whitewater’s iconic, 121-year-old train depot will have to wait until 2012 to get its long-awaited renovation. Plans to renovate the depot this year were delayed after construction bids came in over budget. Plans to renovate the depot began in October 2008, when the city received a...

Walmart Supercenter reopening ‘profits the Whitewater community’

November 22, 2011

With the reopening of the Walmart Supercenter, community members now have more options on where to shop for groceries, which many hope will encourage the city’s citizens to spend money in Whitewater rather than going elsewhere. Walmart Store Manager Joey Marx said the reopening of the store will pr...

UW-W student arrested on multiple drug charges

November 16, 2011

UW-Whitewater junior Michael S. Sommerfeldt, 21, was arrested on Nov. 7 on multiple felony drug-related charges, according to a Whitewater Police Department press release. According to the release, Whitewater Police seized cash and drugs worth an estimated $13,000. The arrest was made at 76...

Same-sex abuse seminar brings the issue to attention

November 9, 2011

Same-sex domestic violence is just as big of an issue as heterosexual domestic violence, but it doesn’t get the attention because it is under-reported, City of Milton Municipal Judge Kris Koeffler said. “Statistics show that 15 to 20 percent of heterosexual couples have domestic violence problems,”...

Voter photo I.D. law will affect UW-Whitewater students

November 2, 2011

Effects of the new voter photo I.D. law on UW-Whitewater students were discussed yesterday afternoon by the Whitewater League of Women’s Voters. Although the league filed a lawsuit on Oct. 20 against the voter I.D. bill that was passed in June, the law will still go into effect beginning with the...

Off-campus students pay additional costs

October 26, 2011

With enrollment at its highest in UW-Whitewater history and the increased interest from students to live on campus, the university is renting apartment space to accommodate its housing needs. Yet, students pay more than regular tenants to live in off-campus university housing. By going through the univ...

Alcohol-related citations haven’t risen over Halloween, homecoming weekends

October 12, 2011

Although homecoming and Halloween have fallen on the same weekend the past two years, local police departments said they have not had an increase in alcohol-related citations given. UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said the number of on-campus violations during homecoming and Halloween weekend...

SPILL helps students deal with issues

September 29, 2011

Support Peers In Laid-back Listening held a benefit concert last Friday to raise money to help raise awareness of their program on campus this year. SPILL president Jessica Cook said she hopes to use the money raised to promote the group and sponsoring events on campus. “We hope to be able to invite a guest speaker on campus this year,” Cook said. “The ...

Diversity program to promote various cultures on campus

September 29, 2011

Career and Leadership Development and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Success is hosting an event to promote discussion among students from different cultures. Dialogue on the Human Perspective began five years ago as an annual program, but due to positive feedback, it now occurs every...

First Fall Undergraduate Research Day a success

September 21, 2011

Fifty-two students presented undergraduate research they did over the summer at the first Fall Undergraduate Research Day on Sept. 13. “The Fall Undergraduate Research Day was a success this year with over 50 students presenting research,” interim undergraduate research director Catherine Chen said. ...

Local man starts new custom bike-building shop

March 8, 2011

    John Sotherland, owner of BicycleWise & Sports Fitness in Whitewater, launched a custom bicycle building shop last month. Sotherland Custom Bicycles was launched on Feb. 28 at the National Handbuilt Bicycle Show in Austin, Texas. The show hosted more than 150 exhibitors and brought more than...

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