1. UW-Whitewater student grows a passion for agriculture in the classroom

    UW-Whitewater graduate student and classroom teacher in the Adams-Friendship School District, Heather Gayton on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the UW-Whitewater campus garden.

    When classes resume in September at Adams-Friendship Elementary School, fifth-grade teacher Heather Gayton will be more than ready to welcome her new students. She already memorized their names. Over the summer, she spent time at her students’ baseball games, met with them on the playground, familiarized herself with their tastes in music, and identified ways

  2. UW-Whitewater: Aspiring teachers bond through personal challenges, excitement for education

    UW-Whitewater students Rocio Aburto, left, and Adelaida Sisk work together in the "Non-Trad Pad" for nontraditional students in the University Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

    Adelaida Sisk looks across the table as she has coffee with mentee and friend Rocio Aburto. She can’t help but smile. Maybe it’s the glasses, short, curly hair or her obvious excitement for education. Sisk feels as if she is looking at a younger version of herself. As mothers, Latinas, paraprofessionals and aspiring teachers, the

  3. Roof built underground at UW-Whitewater puts safety to the test

    Roof built underground at UW-Whitewater puts safety to the test

    If you visited the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus gardens to appreciate the late-summer abundance and took a slight detour to the lower level of the Ambrose Health Center, you’d be met with an unexpected sight: a full-scale model of a residential roof built inside of the building, in a spacious room that houses the Occupational

  4. UW-Whitewater partners with alumni on Janesville Business Challenge

    UW-Whitewater partners with alumni on Janesville Business Challenge - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news/archive/2016-05-janesville-challenge#sthash.BlYmjT62.dpuf

    A storefront in the heart of downtown Janesville is about to be transformed as part of a major renovation project spearheaded by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumni. Quint and Rishy Studer are welcoming entrepreneurs to participate in the Janesville Business Challenge — an open competition to start a new business in the city. The winner will

  5. UW-Whitewater metals and jewelry student forms art with meaning

    Jason "JJ" Thomson

    Since he was a boy, Jason “JJ” Thomson has struggled with spelling and comprehending words. Creating objects in copper, brass and sterling silver as an art student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Thomson learns more about his learning disability — and shares his journey with others. When the senior begins one of his woven metal

  6. UW-Whitewater geology student wins prestigious Goldwater scholarship

    UW-Whitewater senior and Goldwater Scholar Melanie Sorman, left, and her faculty adviser, Associate Professor Rex Hanger are shown with a 120 million-year-old ammonite fossil in a geology lab at UW-Whitewater on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Sorman has been working with a gamma ray spectrometer, which measures natural radioactivity in rocks and tells the oxygen level of ancient oceans. Hanger described the ammonite as an octopus-like creature stuffed into a coiled shell. Photo by Craig Schreiner.

    UW-Whitewater senior and Goldwater Scholar Melanie Sorman, left, and her faculty adviser, Associate Professor Rex Hanger are shown with a 120 million-year-old ammonite fossil in a geology lab at UW-Whitewater on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Sorman has been working with a gamma ray spectrometer, which measures natural radioactivity in rocks and tells the oxygen level

  7. UW-Whitewater collaboration with sensor company yields mutual advantages

    Physics majors Marion Titze and Spencer Twining and Assistant Professor Ozgur Yavuzcetin peer at an evaporator in a physics lab in Upham Hall, on January 22, 2016. The equipment is used to make sensor patterns on silicon wafers, a process called shadow mask evaporation. Photo by Craig Schreiner. - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news/archive/2016-04-ibuttonlink#sthash.uwpYYmBv.dpuf

    Rob Olson smiles as he talks about how his company has changed since moving to the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park. The building, a business incubator on the city’s east side, is flush with entrepreneurs and startups. By design, it’s also keyed in to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and its faculty expertise. And,

  8. UW-Whitewater economic impact more than $407 million

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s annual economic impact on the region is more than $407 million. That’s according to a new study, which looked at the campus’s effect on the economy in Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties. Taking into account university spending on payroll, supplies and capital investments, and spending from students, faculty, staff and visitors,

  9. UW-Whitewater athletics contributes $7 million to region annually, study finds

    The powerhouse University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athletic program is not only winning national championships and conference titles, it is also injecting millions of dollars into the region. That’s according to a study by the campus’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center, which looked at the financial impact of UW-Whitewater’s 20 intercollegiate teams. Researchers found the Warhawk athletic

  10. State investments in brownfields yield 14-fold return, UW-Whitewater study finds

    UW-Whitewater Study: The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Wisconsin’s Brownfields Investments

    Efforts to investigate, clean up and redevelop Wisconsin brownfields, fueled by $121.4 million in state grants and leveraged by local and federal incentives, have cumulatively recouped $1.77 billion, a more than 14-fold return on investment. Those are among the findings of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study that analyzed the economic impact of the incentives. Over