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UW-Whitewater Offering Free Online Class “Beer Matters”

December 12, 2018

Calling all craft beer lovers, home brewers and history buffs! UW-Whitewater Continuing Education is excited to announce the return of its popular massive open online course (MOOC) “Beer Matters” in January.

“Beer Matters” is a free online class, open to anyone 21 and older. The class begins Jan. 14, 2019, and will explore beer and brewing from prehistoric times to the present. Lessons will cover brewing around the globe as well as beer in America, from Prohibition to the current popularity of craft brewing. Karl Brown, assistant professor of history at UW-Whitewater and former professional brewmaster in the U.S. and Europe, will teach the six-week course.

New this year — join the instructor, an archaeologist and a local brewing history buff on a virtual expedition in the beer caves of one of Janesville’s historic breweries.

“Beer Matters” is completely free, but registration is required. Beer pairings are suggested each week and class lessons will be complemented by optional meet-ups, where classmates have an opportunity to meet each other and the instructor at local beer or brewing venues.

The course will wrap up in February, coinciding with a Brew Expo to be held at the UW-Whitewater Rock County campus in Janesville on Feb. 23. More information on Brew Expo can be found at uww.edu/ce/brew-expo.

Past participants are encouraged to sign up again as the course features new materials, additional meet-up venues and deeper online discussions.

Join us in January to learn why beer matters. Bottoms up!

Register online at http://www.uww.edu/ce/beer-matters. Call 262-472-3165 for registration questions.

Three WHS teachers receive National Board Certifications

December 12, 2018

On December 10, 2018, it was announced that Whitewater High School teachers Mike Tamblyn (Math) and Tony Tautges (Science) received their National Board Certifications recently. In addition, Paul Majors (Agriculture) received his re-certification for the National Boards.

Congratulations go out to all 3! We are very proud of you!   

St Patrick hosts fundraiser for High School Mission Trip

December 12, 2018

Optimists host 26th Annual Breakfast with Santa event

December 11, 2018

The UWW/Community Optimist Club hosted their 26th Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 8th.

The event served 671 guests this year and collected around 100 items for the Mitten Tree (to benefit the Whitewater Unified School District).

To learn more about the Optimists and their projects, head over to their blog or Facebook page.

Jason Bleck announced as new WHS football coach

December 11, 2018

Whitewater High School Athletic Director Jim Pease is pleased to announce Jason Bleck as the Whippets’ new football coach. Mr. Bleck takes over the whippets after being an assistant coach since 2017.

Coach Bleck played for the Whippets from 2002-2005 before he attended UW Lacrosse where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in math-Education. Coach Bleck’s coaching career began in 2010 at Watertown High School where he served as a football and basketball coach . He worked for Watertown Schools as a High School Math Teacher for 7 years . In addition to coaching football, Mr. Bleck teaches Math at Whitewater Middle School.

Pease added, “I am excited to have Jason Bleck as the new leader of the Whippet Football Program. He is the person who can lead the program toward its future goals.”

WHS Music Department to present Winter Gala Concert

December 11, 2018

The Whitewater High School Music Department presents its Winter Gala Concert on Monday, December 17th. Performers include Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Bel Canto Choir, Cadenza Singers, Music Masters Ensemble, The Treblemakers, and WHS Ringers Handbell Choir. Themed raffle baskets will be raffled off at the concert. The winners will be announced prior to the final piece.

The concert begins at 7:00 pm in the WHS auditorium and admission is free!

New PassportParking app at UW-Whitewater

December 11, 2018

Over winter break, physical parking meters on campus will be removed and the metered parking spaces will transition to meter-less parking with the PassportParking Mobile Pay app. This is an easy-to-use, free application available on iOS and Android devices.

Features:

  • Pay on the go: Pay quickly and securely through your smartphone.
  • Stress-free parking: Get alerts when your parking session is about to end, and add time to your session.

This app will only be used for spaces currently marked as metered parking. It does not affect general parking/permits.

For more information, please contact Parking Services: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/parking

***Updated with corrected links to agendas*** Upcoming City and Community Meetings: Week of December 10 to December 16

December 10, 2018

Plan and Architectural Review Commission – Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:30 pm, Whitewater Municipal Building – Community Room

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WUSD Policy Review Committee – Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 8:00 am, Whitewater Unified School District Central Office

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Public Works Committee – Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 pm, Whitewater Municipal Building – Cravath Lakefront Room

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Finance Committee – Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 pm, Whitewater Municipal Building – 2nd Floor

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Whitewater University Technology Park Board – Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 8:00 am, Innovation Center,1221 Innovation Drive

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**Updated Agenda & location*** Special Meeting – CDA Board of Directors – Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 pm, Whitewater Municipal Building – City Manager’s Conference Room

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Community Meeting for Lakes Drawdown Project – Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 pm, Whitewater Municipal Building – Cravath Lakefront Room

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Obituaries

Dorothea Weeks Dean passed away at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Whitewater, WI on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, due to Alzheimer’s.

She was born on May 8, 1922, in Elko, Nevada. Her childhood years were spent with her seven siblings in Wells, Nevada, after which she attended the University of Nevada-Reno. Dorothea married Robert W. Dean on August 7, 1941. She was actively involved in P.E.O., as well as church and music organizations in Spencer, Mason City, and Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Ronald D. Fero, age 74, passed away in his home in Naples, Maine on November 29, 2018.

He was a long-time resident of Whitewater, WI where he served as the Whitewater Town Board Chairman and retired as an independent business owner.Mr. Fero enjoyed serving as chairman and also traveling. He is survived by his daughter Laura of Boone, NC, son Scott of Phoenix, AZ, three grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by a sibling, Joellen Malicki, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Shirley Fero and his brother Bruce. A memorial is being planned in Whitewater for early summer 2019 to celebrate his life.

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