Category Archives: Archives & ARC

Warhawk Almanac: Honoring Excellence and Starting Traditions – 1971

On December 19th, 1971, President Greenhill started a new tradition honoring recent alumni. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Warhawks are Champions! – 2002

On December 7th, 2002, the Williams Center was alive with excitement. UW-Whitewater was in the middle of a game against Washington University (St. Louis). The winner of the game would be crowned NCAA Division III women’s volleyball champion. For the … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Whitewater Mourns President John F. Kennedy – 1963

When President Kennedy died on November 22nd, 1963, the Whitewater community was reminded of his visit to campus only a few years earlier. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Whitewater’s First Armistice – 1918

The fighting of World War I ended on November 11, 1918. On this day, later named Armistice Day, citizens around the nation celebrated the end of the violence and the impending return of their soldiers. Whitewater was no exception. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Happy 100th Phi Chi Epsilon! – 1921

In the late fall of 1921, Leonard Sheahan enlisted the help of William Olson, Clark Larkin, and Clyde Jungbluth to start the Whitewater Normal School’s first local fraternity. Together they became the four founding members of Phi Chi Epsilon. Shortly … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: The “Poems, Prayers, and Promises” of 1971

“Poems, Prayers, and Promises” 1971 was Whitewater’s first homecoming as part of the University of Wisconsin System. The Warhawks celebrated with student activities, a 19-15 win over UW- Eau Claire, and a special concert from John Denver. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Accessibility and Progress: A Warhawk Tradition – 1974

On October 7th, 1974, Chancellor James R. Connor participated in an Awareness Day program that sparked accessibility reform across campus. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: And So the Season Begins – 1993

On September 20, 1993, the Irvin L. Young Auditorium began its first season with a production of “Sunday in the Park with George.” Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: The Halverson House Arrives – 1907

In 1907, a new feature was added to Whitewater’s campus. The Halverson Log House found a new home as the campus’s personal museum of pioneer life. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: President Phelps: A Two-Year Term – 1876

On August 17th, 1876, the Whitewater Register published a series of letters praising President William F. Phelps. However, that praise was short lived. Continue reading

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