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Encyclopedia > University of Wisconsin Whitewater

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Established 1868
Type State university
Chancellor Martha Saunders
Undergraduates 9,430 (2006)
Postgraduates 1,110 (2006)
Location Whitewater,, Wisconsin, United States
Campus Rural
Website http://www.uww.edu


The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater (also known as UW-Whitewater) is part of the University of Wisconsin System, located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. It became Wisconsin's second public college on April 21, 1868 when it opened its doors to 39 students taught by nine faculty members. It is a four-year, co-educational, residential college accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Enrollment in 2005-06 stood at 10,540 (9,430 undergraduate, 1,110 graduate and professional). The chancellor is Martha Saunders. The school motto is "Stay Close. Go Far." The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Whitewater is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, located mostly in Walworth County and partly in Jefferson County. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... The University of Wisconsin System is the state university system in Wisconsin, composed of fifteen institutions with twenty-six campuses. ... Whitewater is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, located mostly in Walworth County and partly in Jefferson County. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...

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Campus

Hyer Hall

In 1925 the addition of an East wing was added to Old Main Hall. It was later renamed Hyer Hall in honor of former school president Frank S. Hyer in 1968. On February 7, 1970 "Old Main" hall caught on fire. The central, north and west towers burned down along with the bell tower. The only surviving wing — Hyer Hall — underwent a $6.4 million restoration in 1997. It was completed by 1999 and included many 21st century technologies. It now houses many of the University's administrative offices in addition to classrooms and lecture halls. Hyer Hall has hosted the likes of the Milwaukee Symphony, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


University Center

In 1959 the University Center opened. Several expansions throughout the decades brought the total square footage to 130,000 square feet. In 1997 it was officially named after former Chancellor James R. Connor.


During the summer of 2006 the University Center (UC) was almost completely closed for extensive construction projects which included demolition of portions of the building, the construction of new additions to the building, and remodeling of the remaining portions. The multi-million dollar project is expected to be completed during the spring semester of 2008, but there are doubts that the building will be open on schedule.


The official website for the UC building project can be found here.


Student life

Student Government

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) is the students' governing body. It consists of a senate, President and VP, and an executive board.


Greek Life

Social fraternities and sororities carry rich traditions and history at UW-Whitewater. These organizations are commonly involved with annual philanthropy (community service) projects, homecoming week activities, socials (also known as exchanges) between other Greek organizations or general student organizations, scholarship opportunities for members, and many professional networking skills and opportunities.


To join a fraternity or sorority, a student can attend a rush event for InterFraternity Council organizations, recruitment events for Panhellenic Council Sororities or information nights for the National Panhellenic groups. For more information about general Greek life at UWW, visit UWWgreeks.com.


InterFraternal Council Fraternities: Lambda Alpha Upsilon, Phi Chi Epsilon, Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Tau Kappa Epsilon Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ...


Panhellenic Council Sororities: Alpha Sigma, Delta Zeta, Sigma Sigma Sigma


National Panhellenic Council Fraternities & Sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta.


Athletics

UW-Whitewater is a member of NCAA Division III for athletics. It is a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. As the name implies, member teams are located in the state of Wisconsin; in fact, all of its members are campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. ...


The athletics teams are nicknamed the Warhawks and wear purple and white.


Athletic Director: Paul Plinske


Past National championships:

  • Women's volleyball (2005),(2002)
  • Baseball (2005)
  • Men's Basketball (1989), (1984)
  • Women's Golf (1985)

Notable alumni

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Leadership

In April 2007 Nick Santilli and Ryan Kekula were elected President and Vice President of Student Government. They will serve during the 2007-2008 academic year.


Past Presidents and Vice Presidents:


2006-07: President Paul Sanchez and Vice President Chris Connar


2005-06: President Brian Wolfe and Vice President Travis Lehn


2004-05: President David Wilder and Vice President Stephen Koontz


2003-04: President Clint Dederich and Vice President Renee Piquette


2002-03: President Jason Wiedenhoeft and Vice President Clint Dederich


Off-Campus Housing

UW-Whitewater has several different landlords and properties companies.


Popular Property Holders:


Bieck Management, Inc.


DDS Rentals


DLK Enterprises


Stettler Properties, Inc.


Tincher Realty Inc.


DLK Enterprises is known as holding the highest percentage of land in the town, though no estimate has ever been taken. DLK is large enough for Mr. David L. Kachel to have the Fieldhouse on campus dedicated to him, in gratitude for donating much of the money to build it. Many residents, also an uncounted number, prefer to rent from alternative property owners, due to DLK's poor reputation of upkeep.[citation needed]


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