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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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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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Bizarre history of Wisconsin

Chad Lewis will talk about the “Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past” on Tuesday, January 19th, at 6 p.m. via Zoom (online). This free event is sponsored by Whitewater’s public library, the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. … Continue reading

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The Librarian of Auschwitz (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Most everyone knows by know the horrible story of Auschwitz and the Holocaust, and in this trying year of 2020, one can be forgiven for passing by a story about that depressing time period in our recent past! But (being … Continue reading

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