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Warhawk Almanac: Who Were the Whitewater Four?

During the late 1960s and early 1970s the Whitewater campus was buzzing with student protests, but not for the reason you might think. On Thursday, February 26, 1970, Dr. Robert Burrows was removed as the chairman of the English Department … Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: The Opening of Moraine Dinning Hall

The mid to late 1960s was a big time period in terms of the dinning options at UW-Whitewater. Many students were accustomed to eating at the Union Cafeteria, but that all changed January of 1964. Using funds provided by the … Continue reading

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Wharhawk Almanac: The First Winterim

Many universities and colleges offer some sort of education during the winter break period. This is often known as a January term, named after the month it takes place. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offered its first set of winter classes, … Continue reading

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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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