Category Archives: Archives & ARC

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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Warhawk Almanac: The Legacy of Gary J. Lenox

Suppose you have visited the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County. In that case, you may have noticed a circular-shaped building with many large, picturesque windows as you enter the parking lot. This building, situated within Allen Hall, is recognized … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Lucy Baker

Lucy Baker arrived at Whitewater Normal School (now UW-Whitewater) in 1894 and taught for 43 years. She was initially hired as the school’s music teacher, but quickly accomplished much more. Some of her first achievements were organizing the school’s first … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: The First Summer Session

In 1899, Whitewater Normal School (now UW-Whitewater) opened for its first summer session. Running from July 5th to August 5th teachers from all parts of the state were expected to show up and take advantage of “the Normal School equipment.” … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Two-Time National Champions!

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team has won the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division III national championship twice in their 38 seasons. Their first NCAA win was in 2005. “The Warhawks, 45-7, were ranked number one in the ABCA … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: From Normal to Teacher’s College

Over its 154 years of operation, the University of Wisconsin Whitewater has undergone three name changes. The first of those name changes came in 1924 as Whitewater had undergone a curriculum development that resulted in Whitewater Normal School becoming Whitewater … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: It’s May Week Whitewater!

In 1969, UW-Whitewater organized its first May Week. It would take place May 4th – May 11th as a way “to get the campus out to have fun together with the town and parents.” [1] It was a huge success! … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: “Normal is afire!”

Readers of the blog are likely familiar with the Old Main fire of 1970, however that is not the only time part of the building burned down. On a blustery Monday morning, April 27, 1891, just before the 8 o’clock … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: Five Time National Champions!

The Lady Warhawk Gymnastics team has had its fair share of National Titles throughout their time, beginning with their first win March 24, 2012. [1] After placing third in 2009 and 10, and second in 2011 the team was finally … Continue reading

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