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Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

February 25, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   After two years of applying for grants, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was finally able to receive the funding it needed to host “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibit to honor the 16th president. Kim Adams, ass...

WI-JEN Valentine’s Day Dance

WI-JEN Valentine’s Day Dance

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Sarah Steed   If you are struggling to find date ideas for Valentine’s Day, Wisconsin Jazz Education Network’s Valentine’s Day swing dance could spice up the holiday. Senior WI-JEN band member Anna Molloy said she encourages everyone to...

Steam pipe break shuts down UC

February 6, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014   There was an apparent steam pipe break in the University Center around 10 p.m. tonight, flooding parts of the building including the Down Under area. According to an eyewitness, the pipe broke near the south side doors on the main level of the UC facing the Wyman Pedes...

Creation of statue lacked student input

Creation of statue lacked student input

December 4, 2013

By Josh Hafemeister On Oct. 28, UW-Whitewater’s University Center became home to a life-sized bronze statue of Willie the Warhawk leaning over a bench. The $40,000 statue, funded through program fees, departmental carryover, gift funding and Residence Life, was meant to embody UW-Whitewater pride...

Safer Sex Drive returns to campus, anonymous HIV testing available

November 29, 2013

  Nov. 29, 2013 By Amanda Ramirez   According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 1 million Americans living with HIV. More than 250,000 of them do not even know it. On Tuesday Dec. 3 the PB Poorman Pride Resource Center will host the Safer Sex...

New bench adorns University Center

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.

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 UW-Whitewater pride than the bird himself: Willie the Warhawk. A life-size bronze statue of Willie the Warhawk leaning on a benc...

Students fight modern-day slavery

John Hoey

November 6, 2013

  By Vesna Brajkovic   Slavery seems like a relic of the past, but it continues to exist in the present day with an estimated 27 million slaves, according to slaveryfootprint.org. Freedom Force, a new student organization on campus, hopes to bring change and awareness to modern-day...

Movember comes back to campus

October 30, 2013

  By Dylan Meyer   The number is 30,090.  This is the number of deaths in the United States from prostate and testicular cancer to date in 2013, according to Cancer.gov. Today, there are 246,510 total cases between these two types of cancer. UW-Whitewater’s fraternity Alpha Sigma...

Bags, bottles focus of Sustainability Day

Bags, bottles focus of Sustainability Day

October 30, 2013

By Thomas Zimmer In the push to go green, the university hosted its annual Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Student organizations Student Allied for a Green Earth, Earth Initiative and Creative Marketing Unlimited partnered to help educate students and faculty on the importance of sustainable...

Helping those in need

Kalyn Maxfield

October 30, 2013

  Students’ project benefits local food pantry By Kayla Edgar   Students in all residence halls on campus will have a chance to give back to the community during The Hunger Games Food Drive competition that runs through Nov. 25. The food drive is between the east and wes...

UHCS health program offers free wellness products to students

October 23, 2013

By Jacqueline Schafer A program that aims to boost physical activity, improve nutrition and hydration in students debuted on Monday, Oct. 21. The University Health and Counseling Services will present “WELLU” a four-week, peer-led health program that is a fantastic way for students to learn...

Student groups team up for benefit concert

Student groups team up for benefit concert

October 2, 2013

By Lauren Piek   UW-Whitewater’s student organization Peace, Education, and Action through Creative Engagement will host a benefit concert, Rock for Peace, from 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Hamilton Room, located in the University Center. PEACE is teaming up with Love & Music Will Save...

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