Category Archives: Archives & ARC

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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Warhawk Almanac: Comedy, Community, Collaboration – 1968

On August 2nd and 3rd, 1968, a mixed cast put on the first play organized through the collaboration of the University of Wisconsin Center – Rock County and local theatre companies. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Whitewater Welcomes an Important Guest – 1961

In the Summer of 1961, Whitewater was honored to host a special guest: Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: A School by Any Other Name – 1951

On July 10th, 1951, the Board of Regents passed a resolution that would give Whitewater a new name and a new view for the future. Continue reading

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Spiritualism and the Morris Pratt Institute

Many current and former students at UW-Whitewater have been curious about some of the legends of Whitewater related to witches, and these tales have often been associated with the spiritualism institute that existed in Whitewater from about 1889-1939. Carol Cartwright … Continue reading

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Minneiska Online (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The UW-Whitewater yearbook, The Minneiska, was published from 1909- 1991. These books contain photographs of students as well as campus events and activities. They present a picture of life on campus throughout the decades and provide a wealth of historic … Continue reading

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New views of the Old Main Fire (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Fifty years ago, the campus lost an iconic symbol of the University when someone set fire to the Old Main building. Community members and students witnessed the devastation as the building went up in flames on February 8, 1970. The … Continue reading

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Founder’s Day – Whitewater Normal School makes a “Good Start”

Tuesday, April 21, 1868, marked the opening day for the Whitewater State Normal School (now UW-Whitewater). Charles Brockway, one of the school’s first students, recalled about the experience: “It was a bright, beautiful, April day…when the formal opening of the … Continue reading

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