Category Archives: Archives & ARC

Warhawk Almanac: The Women’s Athletic Association

Women’s Athletic Association Captains Ball Team, 1923, Minnieska, 1923. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has achieved a high status of athletic success in men’s and women’s sports. The women’s athletic teams have won 8 National Championships in golf, volleyball, and gymnastics … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Derek Stanley

Gregg Theune, “Derek Stanley”, U,W-Whitewater Archves. This past weekend, the Athletic Hall of Fame at UW-Whitewater inducted ten new members who have all played an integral role in developing Warhawk Athletics into its current force. Among those new inductees was … 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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Warhawk Almanac: Homecoming 1973

Written by Dexter Neustadt University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Homecoming theme for 1973 was “nostalgia,” although the various celebrations portrayed the theme of “Do Your Own Thing.”[1] Homecoming events began on Wednesday, October 10th, and lasted through Sunday evening. Events included a … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Origins of Willie Warhawk

Please be aware this post contains content considered harmful, offensive, and inappropriate in contemporary settings. The University Libraries strive to create an accessible, welcoming, and accountable understanding of the historic record. With Homecoming just around the corner, Willie Warhawk will … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: A History of Lambda Chi Alpha at UW-Whitewater

Lambda Chi Alpha Coat of Arms, 1966. One of UW-Whitewater’s most prestigious fraternities, Lambda Chi Alpha, has a long history of establishing connections between young men attending university on a local and national level. Campus recognized the fraternity as Beta … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: A Center School Comes to Rock County!

Before the opening of UW-Rock County in 1966, there had yet to be an access point for higher education in the Janesville area. The lack of access to higher education in Rock County created interest from the State Coordinating Committee … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: John Williams Stearns

Written by Dexter Neustadt John William Stearns, president of the Whitewater Normal School from 1878 – 1885, served as a welcome contrast to his predecessor William F. Phelps. The presidency of William F. Phelps was unpopular among the school’s faculty … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Literary Societies

Long before Whitewater Normal School (now UW-Whitewater) had fraternities and sororities, students joined literary societies. On May 1, 1868, just ten days after the school opened its doors, the Lincolnian Literary Society (LLS) convened for the first time.[1] Literary societies … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Arthur Upham

Summer, with so few students on campus, is a convenient time to complete campus renovation projects. Upgrading the Upham Hall Greenhouse is one such renovation project happening on campus this summer. The building is named for Arthur Aquila Upham, an … Continue reading

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