University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
|University of Wisconsin–Whitewater|
|Chancellor||Richard J. Telfer|
|Location||Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States|
|Colors||Purple and White|
The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater (also known as UW–Whitewater) is part of the University of Wisconsin System and is located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. It is a four-year, co-educational, residential college accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. As of 2013, total undergraduate and graduate enrollment at the university was over 12,000 and approximately 40 states and 40 countries were represented by the student body.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Student government
- 4 Extracurricular activities
- 5 Notable alumni
- 6 Notable faculty
- 7 References
- 8 Further reading
- 9 External links
The school was dedicated on April 21, 1868, as Whitewater Normal School and graduated its first class of teachers in June, 1870. Albert Salisbury, writing in 1893, remarked: "The young men and women who gathered into this school in those early years found here a new and stimulating atmosphere. The spirit of earnestness-almost a severe earnestness,- pervaded the place; and the high ideals of its administration were contagious in a remarkable degree." Salisbury wrote of a unique tradition of the school known as "Students' Day." One day during the term faculty would, unannounced, be entirely absent from the school. Once students recognized that the day must be "Students' Day," they would elect a President and Faculty from amongst themselves who would take up the regular duties of the day. The annual catalogue stated the purpose of "Students' Day" as the following: "The object of thus putting the institution under the care of the students is to test their moral culture, their executive ability, and their devotion to their work."
In 1927, the school received authority to grant baccalaureate degrees in education and the name was changed to Whitewater Teachers College. With the addition of liberal arts programs in 1951 it became Wisconsin State College–Whitewater, and was later designated a Wisconsin State University in 1964. In 1971, after the merger of the former University of Wisconsin and the former Wisconsin State Universities, the school became part of the University of Wisconsin System and has had the name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater since then.
The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater consists of 400 acres located in southeastern Wisconsin. The iconic landmark of the university's campus, Old Main, burned down in a fire on February 7, 1970. The school's oldest building, it was the only one that had been part of the original campus. The east wing of Old Main, now Hyer Hall, is all that survived of the building. It now houses many of the university's administrative offices, in addition to classrooms and lecture halls.
WSG is the students' governing body, which consists of a senate, a president, a vice president and an executive board. Whitewater Student Government has the primary responsibility for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services and interests according to Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5).
The Royal Purple is the university's independent student newspaper that provides students, faculty, and staff with a forum for news, entertainment, and sporting events. In addition, the Royal Purple provides the university with an open forum for opinions and commentary on events and issues that affect UW-Whitewater students. It has been in publication since 1901.
Jitters Coffee Lounge
Jitters is a student-run coffee house located on the first floor of Wells East Residence Hall. It was opened with the intention of creating a lasting, strong, and vital sense of community. It has grown from just an idea by a few creative people in 1997 to now being a place where campus artists, poets, authors, musicians, actors, comedians, dancers and other assorted folks can meet for coffee.
Fraternities and sororities have long been a part of UW-Whitewater's campus life. These organizations are involved with annual philanthropy and community service projects, homecoming week activities, socials (also known as exchanges) between other Greek organizations or general student organizations, scholarship opportunities for members, and professional networking skills and opportunities.
InterFraternal Council fraternities
- Alpha Sigma Phi
- Lambda Chi Alpha
- Lambda Alpha Upsilon
- Phi Chi Epsilon
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
- Pi Kappa Alpha
- Delta Chi
- Sigma Tau Gamma
- Lambda Theta Phi
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
Panhellenic Council Sororities
National Panhellenic Council fraternities & sororities
- Alpha Phi Alpha
- Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Kappa Alpha Psi
- Delta Sigma Theta
- Sigma Gamma Rho
- Omega Psi Phi
- Phi Beta Sigma
- Zeta Phi Beta
UW–Whitewater is a member of NCAA Division III for athletics. It is a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The university's athletics teams are nicknamed the Warhawks and are represented by the colors purple and white.
In the 2013-2014 academic year the Warhawks made collegiate sport history by winning the men's football, basketball, and baseball championships. UW-Whitewater is the first school in NCAA history in any division to experience such a three-sport sweep in the same academic year.
Recent championship wins for the Warhawks include the following:
- On March 23, 2013 the UW-Whitewater gymnastics team hosted and won the NCGA women's national championship.
- On December 20, 2013 UW-Whitewater won the NCAA Division III Football Championship against Mount Union. This was the team's eighth Division III championship appearance in nine years.
- On March 22, 2014 UW-Whitewater won the NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship, defeating Williams College. This was the team's fourth Division III championship title.
- On May 27, 2014 the men's baseball team won the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship in a victory over the Emory University Eagles. This was the team's second national championship in program history.
- Bidal Aguero - Hispanic political activist and newspaper publisher in Lubbock, Texas; received master's degree in music in 1974
- Merton W. Baker - U.S. Air Force Major General
- John Belushi - Saturday Night Live comedian (attended)
- Gene Brabender - MLB player for the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers
- Walter B. Calvert - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- James R. Charneski - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Craig Coshun - pre-game host and sideline reporter for the Milwaukee Brewers on the Fox Sports Network.
- Mel J. Cyrak - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Marc C. Duff - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Vilnis Ezerins - former football player for the Los Angeles Rams
- Edward Grassman - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- B. Gunar Gruenke - President of Conrad Schmitt Studios
- Kenn Hoekstra - game developer and producer at Pi Studios
- Isabella Hofmann - actress (attended)
- Jim Holperin - Wisconsin State Senator
- G. Erle Ingram - Wisconsin State Senator
- Jeff Jagodzinski - football coach for the Green Bay Packers and Boston College
- Neal Kedzie - State Senator
- Dave Kraayeveld - NFL player
- Bill Lobenstein - former football player for the Denver Broncos
- Thomas A. Loftus - United States Ambassador to Norway from 1993 to 1997; former speaker of the State Assembly
- Barbara Lorman - Wisconsin State Senator
- John T. Manske - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Max Maxfield - Wyoming State Auditor (1999–2007) and Secretary of State (2007-)
- Grant R. Mulder - U.S. Air Force Major General
- Mark Neumann - U.S. Congressman
- Reince Priebus - Chairman of the Republican National Committee
- Randall J. Radtke - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- A. J. Raebel - football player formerly for the Minnesota Vikings and Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Stuart Rindy - former football player for the Chicago Bears
- John W. Scherer - TV's Video Professor
- Pete Schmitt - former football player for the Washington Redskins
- Derek Stanley - former football player for the St. Louis Rams
- Quint Studer - founder and CEO of the health care consulting company, Studer Group, LLC and co-owner of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
- Eric Studesville - interim head coach for the Denver Broncos
- Matt Turk - free agent punter
- Robin Vos - Speaker of the Wisconsin state Assembly
- Joan Wade - Wisconsin State Assemblywoman
- Bob Wickman - baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Dwight A. York - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, founder of the Journal of Geology
- Brian Coppola, noted chemist
- Alison Townsend, poet
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