Category Archives: Archives & ARC

Warhawk Almanac: Mary L. McCutchan

On April 22, 1868, the Whitewater Normal School (now UW-Whitewater) officially opened and classes began. The second woman to register as a student in the normal program was Mary Louise McCutchan. Mary McCutchan started classes soon after and graduated in … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: First Dormitory on Campus

With the end of World War II and an increase in campus enrollment, College President Robert C. Williams started a building program to expand the Wisconsin State College – Whitewater campus (now UW-Whitewater). At the time, Whitewater’s campus was the … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Kachel Fieldhouse

On January 20, 2000, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater held the ground-breaking ceremony for the new fieldhouse to be built on campus. In addition, there were also plans for renovating the Williams Center. The fieldhouse was to be built connected to … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: First Female Chancellor

In the beginning of 2005 the 13th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Jack Miller, stepped down from the position. The search for the next Chancellor began that spring. On May 21st, UW President Kevin P,. Reilly and … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: First Summer Commencement

In the late 1950s and the early 1960s Wisconsin State College – Whitewater, (UW-Whitewater), saw an increase in student enrollment and graduation rates. With the influx of students, the college saw a need not only for extra dormitories and staff … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Remembering Dr. Roger Pulliam

On July 18, 2021, it was officially announced that Starin Hall would be renamed Pulliam Hall in honor of Dr. Roger Pulliam. The proposal was taken to the Whitewater Student Government by the Black Student Union and was passed unanimously … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Becoming a University

Although we now know the University as the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, it has not always been called so. The University has been through three different name changes since its establishment. The second name change passed in early 1964. … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: A New Addition

Late June of 1925 saw the completion of an addition to Whitewater Normal School’s (now UW-Whitewater) Old Main building. The east wing was the last wing added to Old Main, and it opened for classes for the summer term of … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Albert Salisbury Dies

On June second 1911, Albert Salisbury was pronounced dead at the Sacred Heart Sanitarium in Milwaukee. Salisbury, the fourth president of the Whitewater Normal School (now UW-Whitewater), had taken a leave of absence for health reasons but his death still … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: First Graduation

As we see another class of UW-Whitewater students graduating and moving on into their careers after college, it reminds us of graduations gone by and long past. After opening its doors in 1868, Whitewater Normal School (now UW-Whitewater) saw its … Continue reading

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