1. UW-Whitewater men’s wheelchair basketball wins national championship

    Photo of UW-Whitewater men's wheelchair basketball team

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s wheelchair basketball team earned its 14th national title in program history by winning the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Men’s College Championship on March 14-16, 2024, at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota. The Warhawks punctuated a perfect 3-0 record through the tournament with a 74-67 victory against top-seeded Arizona in the final game […]

  2. UW-Whitewater Costa Rica travel-study changes students’ lives

    Photo of UW-Whitewater students and faculty on the road in January during a 12-day travel-study class for aspiring health care professionals in Costa Rica. (Photo courtesy Jodie Parys.)

    Danijela Gallo found the affirmation she was looking for. Montana Petersen found new perspectives on the pace of life. Billy Williams found an experience he describes as “home.” The three University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students were part of a 12-day faculty-led travel study class for students interested in health and aging. The course, held in Atenas, Costa Rica, […]

  3. Strings and service: UW-Whitewater’s Charlie Shilhavy earns national music award

    Photo of Charlie Shilhavy, a UW-Whitewater music major from Racine, who was named the 2024 recipient of the Student Exemplary Service Award from the American String Teachers Association as part of the organization’s Student Chapter Awards. (Craig Schreiner/UW-Whitewater)

    What started as a hobby became a lifestyle for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student Charlie Shilhavy. “I wake up and I think about music, I go to sleep thinking about music,” said Shilhavy, who plays bass. “It’s something that brings me joy and gives me purpose – to be able to create, perform and learn. It’s […]

  4. Tumbarello recognized as UW-Whitewater housing keeps students feeling at home

    Photo of Terry Tumbarello

    Terry Tumbarello’s typical day at the office is often atypical to any other day he’s had in his 26 years on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. On a November morning following the Thanksgiving break, his meeting topics included esports, university dining, budget, and a discussion with a student about the heating in their residence hall […]

  5. Building a Better Response to PFAS Contamination

    Photo of student research, FCW

    A career in water or the environment never occurred to AJ Jeninga until she took a winter break course to Yellowstone as an undergraduate. Now a double alumna of the Universities of Wisconsin, Jeninga was hired as the first-ever emerging contaminant outreach specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Extension’s Natural Resources Institute. She works […]

  6. Launching excellence in the lab: Warhawk Nick Barmore earns NASA grant

    Photo of Nick Barmore, right, a chemistry student from Evansville, who is working on an undergraduate research project with Steven Girard, left, associate professor of chemistry. Barmore has been awarded $4,000 for his ongoing research on sensor materials. The grant comes from NASA and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC). He is shown in Girard's lab on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

    From stargazing as a child in his hometown of Evansville to working as an undergraduate researcher inside the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Upham Hall, Nick Barmore has always had an interest in space. That passion, combined with the support of UW-Whitewater’s chemistry department, earned Barmore a prestigious $4,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Wisconsin Space […]

  7. Warhawk Angie Carchesi earns national award for audio feature

    Photo of Angela Carchesi, UW-Whitewater student

    Angie Carchesi has shown impressive versatility and talent in digital media during her time at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In her three-plus years on campus, she has won four awards each from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Wisconsin Community Media for her TV and radio work. She recently added a national award to an already impressive list of […]

  8. UW-Whitewater marks a record number of visitors for camps, other events

    Photo of UW-Whitewater gymnastics camp

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted a record number of camps and conference participants over the summer of 2023 — more than 6,740 people, the most since the university began hosting campers in 1973. In addition, an estimated 7,000 people experienced the campus through large-scale partner events such as the Wisconsin Special Olympics 2023 State Summer Games and […]

  9. UW-Whitewater student geoscience research on Lake Superior draws on indigenous knowledge

    Photo of students on a field study gathering on the Lake Superior shore of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation for a bonfire summer 2022. Some of the undergraduate research projects worked on during the field study were accepted for presentation at the Geological Society of America Conference in Pittsburgh in July 2023. (Juk Battacharyya photo)

    The campfire light dancing on a circle of faces on the Lake Superior shore has a feeling of eternity — as if people have been huddling here for as long as there have been people and fire. Waves lapping at the shoreline keep their own eternal cadence. In the firelight are five University of Wisconsin-Whitewater […]

  10. UW-Whitewater awarded funds to support seniors’ use of technology

    Photo of UW-Whitewater students helping senior citizens use technology

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater $378,400 to support the technology needs of regional older adults and people who have disabilities. The grant funds the newly opened Intergenerational Technology Services, where college students will provide free technology services to community members in four counties in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater will offer a program […]