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Martin Luther King, Jr. (2017)

Dextra Hadnot, Director of Govt. Affairs for AT&T Wisconsin, will be the keynote speaker for UW-Whitewater’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Event on Wed., Jan. 25, 2017 at 3:30pm in the UC’s Hamilton Room. Hadnot previously worked as a … Continue reading

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Tennis, anyone?

Did you know? On July 6th in 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African American Wimbledon champion when she won the women’s singles title. Later that year she won the U.S. Open as well. You can learn more from the … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Star Wars

Happy anniversary, Star Wars (May 25th)! Did you know, that on May 25th in 1977 the original Star Wars movie was released? It was an enormous Memorial Day weekend box office hit. You can celebrate by watching it again! Andersen … Continue reading

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Earth Week

UW-Whitewater offers several Earth Week (April 18-22, 2016) events, including these: The documentary This changes everything will be shown on Mon, Apr 18, from 5-7pm in Summers Auditorium (UC). If you miss it, Andersen Library has the book by Naomi … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pi Day!

March 14 is Pi Day (Greek letter p or “π”)! That’s as good a reason to celebrate as anything else, but even better: It’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday! Harken back to your geometry and remember that pi is the ratio … Continue reading

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Wounded Knee massacre, 1890

It was 125 years ago, on December 29, 1890, that U.S. Army soldiers killed numerous Lakota Native Americans, including many women and children, near the Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. This is sometimes referred to as the last major … Continue reading

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Aug 26: Women’s Equality Day!

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day! Although celebrated since 1971, it was actually 95 years ago on this day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteed women the right to vote. The women’s … Continue reading

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May 29: Wisconsin enters the Union

Celebrate May 29th! On this day in 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state. Did you know that the people voted against statehood four times? And then it took a while to agree on a constitution. Read more about “The State … Continue reading

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Celebrate Darwin Day! Feb 12

Anneke Lisberg, Department of Biological Sciences, will talk about “The smell of success: Understanding chemical signals and competition in social mammals” in honor of Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday on Thurs., Feb. 12, 6:30-8pm in Hyland Hall’s Timmerman Auditorium. “Darwin Day” … Continue reading

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The Voting Rights Act (MLK, Jr. Commemorative Event) – Jan. 28

Deuel Ross, Fried Frank Fellow for the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, will talk about the 1965 Voting Rights Act on Wed., Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the UC Hamilton Room. This is UWW’s 29th annual Martin Luther … Continue reading

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