Author Archives: MELANIE JONES

Warhawk Almanac: The Tower

Written by Riley Smith Jack Heide[4]  John A. “Jack”  Heide was hired at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, then called Whitewater State Teachers College, in 1948, where he took on the role of English Department Chair.[1] During the 1950s and 1960s, … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: UW-Whitewater’s Centennial Anniversary

Written by Jacob Ober On April 21st, 1868, also known as “Founder’s Day,” a dedication ceremony was held for the newly-opened Whitewater Normal School. 100 years later, Whitewater Normal School, having been recently renamed to Wisconsin State University-Whitewater in 1964, … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Online MBA Program 25th Anniversary

Written by Ashley Bowe The University of Wisconsin Whitewater is well known for its elite business school, particularly its online MBA program. The program has been ranked number one in Wisconsin for years and has held many honors throughout its … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Jane Clem

Written by Riley Smith Jane E. Clem was born in 1886 in Dennis, Kansas. She graduated from Bushnell High School, in Illinois, in 1904 and completed her bachelor’s degree in science and math in 1909 at Hedding College in Abington, … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Oliver Cromwell Arey

Written by Madeline Church Oliver Cromwell Arey, born in 1817 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, was named after 17th-century English Puritan Oliver Cromwell.  From the ages of 16 to 21, Arey worked as a merchant sailor before receiving his degree from Union … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Ambrose Health Center

Written by Ashley Bowe Many students know of the Ambrose Health Center on campus, but few likely know the history behind its establishment. The health center opened in 1971, but its history starts in 1946 with Stephen Ambrose.[1]  Stephen Ambrose[1] … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Vietnam War Moratorium at UW-Whitewater

This post was written by Jacob Ober. From 1955 to 1973, the United States was involved in the Vietnam War, a brutal conflict between the communist forces of North Vietnam and the non-communist forces of South Vietnam. Intervening on the … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Catherine Crossman

[This post was researched and written by Meadow Santiago.] Catherine Crossman Catherine Crossman, an artist and teacher, received her bachelor of arts degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1928.[1] She later got her M.A. from the University of … Continue reading

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Celebrate First Generation College Students at Andersen Library!

It’s National Celebrate First Generation Week! Visit Andersen Library, the UC, and UWW Rock County Campus on November 6, 7, or 8 between 9 am – 4 pm to pick up a button or t-shirt and join us in this … Continue reading

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Alumni: Self-Guided Campus History Tour Available

UW-Whitewater Archives and Area Research Center has a created a self-guided campus history tour for the Homecoming 2023 festivities. Several campus tours will be offered on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 — see the full schedule here. If … Continue reading

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