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Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
VFW Post 5470 will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
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League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
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Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
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(April 30) Bulk Pick-Up Trash Days Extended in May

John’s Disposal will be doing additional Bulk Trash Pick-Up days in May to assist residents with disposing of their belongings. Bulk Trash Pick-Up is scheduled for
• May 12
• May 16 – May 20
• May 26
These days are for any extra garbage or recycling you have or items that are too large to fit in the carts. This does not include yard waste, construction materials, hazardous materials or electronics.

Place all large items including furniture, carpeting, large metal, large cardboard boxes (emptied and flattened) and appliances 6 ft. away from, not in front of, or next to the carts.

Small items such as automotive batteries, tires (2 per home per month) drain oil (in sealed 1-5 gallon container) should also be 6 ft. away from the carts.

Extra paper or bulk recycling should be bagged in clear plastic bags and placed at the road away from the carts.

If you have any questions about what you can dispose of please call John’s Disposal at 262-473- 4700.

(April 30) Saint Patrick Catholic Church Annual Rummage / Bake Sale and BBQ Lunch at Berry Hall, 1225 W. Main Street.

Friday, May 6 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

$2.00 Bag Sale on Saturday Noon - 2:00 p.m.

(April 30) The students at Lakeview elementary school will be participating in their annual Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) event from 2-3 pm on Friday May 6th at Lakeview School for a community event/ fundraiser that supports the American Heart Association (AHA).

Lakeview school has a strong tradition of supporting the AHA and has been participating in JRFH for over a decade. The students know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in America and often know of someone who has been affective by the disease including some of their own classmates. Fortunately 80% of heart disease is preventable and students are learning how to avoid some serious heart issues now at an early age.

So far over $1,200 has been collected for the cause. The AHA "life saver pups" have been a fun incentive for the students to raise funds as well as knowing a $50 donation will reward them with three water balloons that will be tossed at their favorite/ or not so favorite teacher on the last day of school! A big THANK YOU to the teachers that volunteer for that to help this worthy cause! A big THANK YOU as well, to the La Grange Fire Department, who will be giving a ride home to a lucky student whose name is drawn that collects $150 or more for the AHA.

Just this past week Wisconsin became the 31st state to sign legislation into law that requires high school students to learn basic CPR. The American Heart Association was behind these efforts knowing it has the potential to save many, many lives.

(April 30 )Art by students from ages 4 to 18 will be featured in the May exhibit at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.

2015 Reception

The show opens on May 5 and runs through May 29 and will be accessible Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. during those dates. A reception for the students will be Sunday, May 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and it will feature the LINCS World Drumming Ensemble at 2 p.m. The show and reception are free and open to the public.

LINCS World Drumming Ensemble - 2015

The exhibit will include a variety of two and three dimensional artwork by students from area schools. The art teachers displaying their students' art are: Ann Lamb, Gigi VanAcker and Jen Clarke from the 4K programs; Joan Schlough of LINCS Inquiry Charter School; Sara Brautigam of Lakeview Elementary School; Mareta Hale of Washington Elementary School; Stacy Johnson of the Whitewater Middle School, and Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl of the Whitewater High School. In addition, Head Start students will share their art.

"We are so excited to have the Whitewater students exhibit their talents in our gallery again," said WAA volunteer Linda Long. "It is so fun to see the progress from those first projects in elementary school and the later work in middle and high school. The other aspect that we love about this show is that it often brings visitors to the CAC who have not visited with us before."

(April 30) Annual Sale at ON-TIME TEES at the round about on Thursday and Friday!

(April 30) Upcoming Events at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

Adulting 101 Monday, May 9th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Being a grown-up is hard. Learn the skills you need to successfully adult at our new monthly workshop series. Sheldon Newkirk, an automotive technician instructor at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, will provide an overview of car maintenance. No registration is required.

Create Lab Tuesday, May 10th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Makers from age 5K to 5th grade will have the opportunity to explore and create at this monthly lab. This month we will be working with watercolor paint. Please contact the library at (262) 473-0530 to register.

Creative Kids Friday, May 13th 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children under the age of 5 are invited to this weekly art workshop hosted by our AmeriCorps Members. Participants will have an opportunity to explore different kinds of art projects. Dressing for mess is encouraged! No registration is required.

(April 30) Studio 84 recently held the inaugural Paint Party at the Whitewater Country Club. A great time was had by all. A special thank you is extended to Tyler Sailsbery for some great snacks and wine.

Studio 84's paint parties are mini fund raisers to help support their art programing for people with disabilities. More paint parties are scheduled throughout the summer at Studio 84 and during the Whitewater City Market. Sign up is available on-line, with dates, times, locations and a photo of the painting for the night at

Studio 84 is a non profit art studio and supports artists with disabilities who otherwise might not have the opportunity to enrich their lives in the arts. They provide art instruction and guidance, hold exhibits in the gallery and seek out opportunities to do commission work. Studio 84 staff also assist the artists with the goal of earning extra income with the sales of their work. Whether someone is interested in making art a career or a hobby for self enrichment, Studio 84 is there for the community. All ages and all abilities are welcome.

They are always seeking volunteers to assist staff with the various operations of the studio. Call or visit if you are interested. Studio 84 is located at 121 W. Center St. in Whitewater. 262-473-9845 or visit their web page

(April 30) The Innovators Showcase, Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive The Innovators' Showcase is an opportunity for community business leaders, entrepreneurs and start-up owners, faculty, students and staff to see the results of their collaborative efforts, network, and plan new endeavors. The event will begin with networking and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 pm, followed by presentations at 6:15 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The event program and registration are available at . Program:

(April 30) Alpha Sigma Phi - Zeta Kappa Chapter is proud to announce the inaugural Alpha Sigma "PHI"ve K (get it?) being held May 8th, at Perkins Stadium on the UWW campus.

This family friendly run/walk is a great way to get your Mother's Day off to a healthy start, and it's for a great cause!

Alpha Sigma Phi has partnered up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help support their efforts in the area. Be sure and get this 5K on your racing calendar EARLY!! Each Early Bird Registrant is assured a custom designed T-Shirt. Come grab your shirt and number at 8:30 AM, the timed 5K will start promptly at 10:00 AM. Your support will help hundreds of children in Rock, Walworth and Jefferson County who could benefit from a Big Brother or Sister.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization whose sole focus is to help those children through their youth mentoring programs and Alpha Sigma Phi is proud to help support this great organization. See you on Sunday May 8th!! After May 1st tickets are $25 and they cannot guarantee a shirt. All proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rock, Walworth and Jefferson.

To register:

(April 30) A 2-day DNR Boater's Safety class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15 from 8am-noon at the Whitewater Town Hall (W8590 Willis Ray Road, Whitewater). This training is open to anyone (not just town residents) at a cost of $10 per person. Wisconsin law requires that anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989 must have a boater's safety license in order to operate a boat. This class is a good refresher for all ages and parents are encouraged to sign up along with their children. Space is limited to 20 people. Register on-line at

(April 30) TRACK - Coach Houwers: "The Whippets competed in a strong field at the Fort Invite on Friday night. The girls team finished 6th of 9 teams, while the boys took 7th."

4x800 Relay - Mike Mattingly, Matt Mattingly, Timmy VanderPluym and Connor Laue.

"The highlights of the night were two wins by a combined total of .03 seconds. The boys 4x800m relay ran a gutsy race. Matt Mattingly led off with a strong leg, getting the team into 3rd position. He handed off to his brother, Mike Mattingly. Mike did a nice job maintaining our position before handing off to Connor Laue. Connor went after the two runners in front of him, and was able to close and eventually pass both runners. Timmy Vander Pluym ran the 4th leg and had to hold off a strong push Monona Grove. Timmy held the lead going into the final stretch. Coming around the final curve, he drifted out to lane 2, opening a door for Monona Grove to try to get by on the inside. MG's final runner was charging hard and even threw himself over the finish line to try to get the win. The camera showed Timmy held him off and the team won the relay by .01 seconds. It was a very exciting finish to the first race of the night for the boys."

100m hurdles race - Nicole Frison

"The next photo finish came in the girls 100m hurdles race. Nicole Frison ran a great prelim race, clocking in at 16.77 to add her name to the all time top ten list in the event. This seeded her second going into finals. Nicole showed the race wasn't a fluke, running finals in a 16.82, winning by just .02 seconds in front of Casey Reily of Monroe. Two photo finishes, both going in favor of the Whippets."

Xhonatan Shahollari won the high jump

"The team had a number of other good performances. Xhonatan Shahollari won the high jump, and the girls 4x100m relay team of Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Ali Ketterhagen, Kelly O'Hara and Morgan Radaj ran a season best to win their race. Allisan Barrett took second in the 3200m with a big PR going 12:24.69. Nicole Tomomitsu broke 6 min in the 1600m last night, running her PR. Jacob Korf joined the PR party taking a few seconds off his time in the 1600m as well.

The Whippets are at Evansville again on Tuesday, this time for the North Division Meet."

Allisan Barrett took second in the 3200m

Connor Rupke took third in 100m

All track pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

(April 30) Join the race to help homeless pets at the Humane Society of Jefferson County's 3rd Annual Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk. This family and dog friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fair Park.

The FF5K course ensures that first time walkers and runners can comfortably participate alongside more serious runners. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Please visit the Humane Society's website: for more information.

The event will also include great music provided by Good Time Music Service, concessions, a 50/50 raffle, face painters, a dog agility course and the ever popular lure coursing. Many vendors will also be on hand including a custom pet portrait artist and a creator of delicious, nutritious dog treats.

All proceeds from the Furry Friends 5K will benefit the Capital Campaign to support the HSJC's new animal shelter. A huge thank you to the generous FF5K sponsors, including Platinum donors: Nestle Purina PetCare, Daily Jefferson County Union and the Badger Group; Gold sponsor: Fort HealthCare; Silver sponsors: Jefferson Veterinary Clinic, Premier Bank, Johnson Creek Veterinary Care, Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, Bender, Kind & Stafford Dental, Thrivent Financial-Brian Zachgo, Waterhouse Bistro and Kohls; Bronze sponsors: Edgerton Pharmacy & Boutique, W&A Distribution Services, Perfect 10 Boarding, Abendroth Water Conditioning, Edward Jones-Bruce Waller, Waterloo Veterinary Clinic, Fort Community Credit Union, American Family Insurance-Brad & Alicia Glassel, Marcus Novak Photography, Badger Veterinary Hospital, Animal Hospital of Sun Prairie, Ken & Judy Leipold, Culvers of Whitewater, Watson Ace Hardware, Paddy's Pub and Kendall Packaging.

If you're looking for a day filled with excitement, fun, fellowship and lots of tail wagging, plan to take part in this year's Furry Friends 5K on May 21! Questions about the event may be directed to the Humane Society of Jefferson County at 920-674-2048.

(April 30) BASEBALL - Whippets over Elkhorn in overtime, 5-4 The Whippets played at Elkhorn on Friday night in a non-conference game and won in the 8th inning, 5-4. Jacob Lee pitched through the 6th and Bryce Parrish finished up. Next week they play Jefferson twice starting with a game at Fischer Field on Tuesday night.

Jacob Lee

BASEBALL - Whippets beat Evansville, 2-1. Whitewater evened the score with Evansville by beating them 2-1 on Thursday. Jason Curtis pitched the entire game striking out 10 and allowing only 4 hits with 0 walks.

Jason Curtis

(April 30) The featured speaker for the WHS High Honors Reception that was held on Wednesday, April 27 was WHS alum David Eckert (1984), Chief Information Officer - CIO, Head of Operations & Corporate Real Estate - Neuberger Berman.

District Administrator Eric Runez with Dave Eckert and his son Enzo and High School Principal Doug Parker.

David has held other positions to include Global Chief Information Officer - CIO & Chief Operations Officer COO of ING Insurance & Investment Management and also Managing Director JP Morgan. Dave who has travelled extensively and worked in Japan and several other locations is now located in Manhattan, New York. He brought his son Enzo and showed him his home and school in Whitewater. In his talk to the large number of honor students and their parents in the auditorium he covered some of his experiences and included some advice. Three advice areas he included were: advice he received from a senior when he was at WHS, "do not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile;" also sometime in your life "reboot" or reassess and try something new that you have never done before; and, surround yourself with people who would take you to the "next level." His message was well received and he visited afterwards with students and parents. For an article by David on "Technology as Strategic Enabler"

Eight of the many honor students that were recognized; Andi Markham, Connor Steinke, Keely Fiedler, Alyx Kiernan, Lizzy Hall, Sally Kate Hixson, Natalia Cuevas, Ally Sedmak

(April 29) The Friends of the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve will sponsor a free public program on Monday evening, May 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. The program is titled "Effigy Mounds: Ancient Works of Art" and will be presented in the community room at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. The library is located at 431 W. Center Street in Whitewater.

Bird Mound, southwest corner of Whitewater Effigy Mound Preserve

Starting in the 1820s and 1830s, travelers to what is now known as the southern half of Wisconsin encountered various earthen mounds built by indigenous peoples to resemble large animals, birds, and even humans. When first using words to describe these ancient works of art, travelers began assigning animal names to the various forms, such as bear, mink, fox, and panther. Do these names accurately reflect the creatures that the effigy mound creators intended to represent? Current thought is that there is certainly much room for discussion of what the mound builders were portraying.

This program will be presented by Rob Nurre who will look, in part, at descriptions of mound shapes by Increase A. Lapham made while he was writing the first book documenting effigy mounds. This book, "The Antiquities of Wisconsin", was published in 1855 by the Smithsonian Institution.

Nurre is a landscape historian and Lapham scholar who wrote the introduction for the 2001 reprint of Lapham's book. He is also the volunteer caretaker of the Man Mound near Baraboo, Wisconsin. In addition, he serves as the chair of the Preservation of Sites Committee for the Wisconsin Archeological Society, and is well acquainted with the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve.

The Effigy Mounds Preserve on Whitewater's far west side includes thirteen effigy and geometric mounds constructed by Native Peoples more than one thousand years ago. This remarkable and unique Preserve is owned by the City of Whitewater and is administered as a park by the City's Parks and Recreation Department.

Monday's program will include a brief business meeting at which officers for the Friends of the Mounds Preserve will be nominated and elected. This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run no later than 8:15 p.m. Registration is not required.

Whitewater's Friends of the Effigy Mounds Preserve is a new volunteer membership organization that supports the work of the Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department, the Urban Forestry Commission, and the Whitewater Landmarks Commission in caring for the City's Effigy Mounds Preserve. This includes maintenance, preservation, development, education, promotion of and advocacy for the 25 acre Preserve. To learn more, Like the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve on Facebook. Send email to Moundspreserve@gmail.com to inquire about membership and for more information.

(April 29) Whitewater High School Post Prom Committee is hosting a substance free, supervised all-night Post Prom party for Whitewater High school students.

Scheduled immediately after the Prom, the party will take place at Whitewater High School.

Festivities will include games, inflatables, food, and dancing. The highlight of the party will be the distribution of gifts and door prizes.

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2 at the High School.

They are still seeking volunteers to chaperone from 10:45 pm-4 am or anytime in between. They also need volunteers to set-up Saturday May 7th, and clean up on the 8th.
With your support, they will be able to provide a fun, safe place for the students to celebrate the night away. They would sincerely appreciate any monetary donations, as well.

If you have any support, volunteers or donation questions, please contact committee chairperson, Elizabeth Bols at 262-472-8301, or email ebols@wwusd.org.

(April 29) SOCCER - Coach Gunter: "The Whitewater Girls Varsity Soccer team travelled to East Troy Thursday and notched their first conference win, 7-0 versus the Lady Trojans. Although it was very cold afternoon, the Lady Whippets started the scoring early, with a goal by Meikayla Korf in the 3rd minute of the contest. The Whitewater midfield and defense dominated play and controlled the possession time for the Lady Whippets. The defense allowed only 2 shots on goal the entire game. In the 20th minute, Holly Hough scored the first of her 3 goals of the afternoon. She also scored in the 24th and 56th minutes. The first half ended with Whitewater ahead 3-0. Coach Menager was very pleased with the ball control and time of possession in the first half and was then able to get his bench some valuable game time. In the second half, Amanda Kraavanger was able to score in the 51st minute, and was assisted by Holly Hough. Megan Reynolds finished the Whitewater scoring with goals in the 70th and 84th minutes. Besides the goal scorers, notable contributions in the match were made by Brittany Piper, Carmen Kraavanger, Abby Center, Caleigh Judd, Milena Maroske, and Autumn Bultman. Coach Menager felt good about the overall game play and hoped this positive game energy will transfer ahead to future matches. The Lady Whippets will host Lake Geneva Badger this Friday, April 29th for a non-conference match.
Whitewater is 1- 2-1 in conference and 3-3-2 overall."

Holly Hough scores one of her 3 goals of the afternoon.

Picture by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

(April 29) Celebrating 50 Years of Teaching Excellence - Celebrating Dr. Clifford O'Beirne

Cliff "Doc" O'Beirne was honored with a surprise celebration of his service to UW-Whitewater over the last 50 years on Sunday, April 24th. Family and friends, colleagues and current and former members of the Nursing Home Visitation Program (NHVP) team gathered to thank Cliff for his exceptional teaching and service to the university. Dr. O'Beirne was hired in 1966 to develop the graduate program in School Psychology; he was the Director of the School Psychology Program until 1977. During that time period, Dr. O'Beirne completed his PhD in School Psychology at UW-Madison, having completed his Master's at Peabody University and his Bachelor's degree at UW-Superior. It was also during that time that Dr. O'Beirne discovered his passion for working with undergraduate students, and his desire to provide service through the Nursing Home Visitation Program (NHVP). It is estimated that Dr. O'Beirne has worked with over 20,000 students in his classrooms and many more thousands through the NHVP.

Dr. O'Beirne has been the volunteer Director of the NHVP since its inception in 1976. Each week during the fall and spring semesters, approximately 200 student volunteers visit residents in area nursing homes; they establish meaningful and lasting relationships. Current and former students report that their lives are changed forever because of their involvement in that program. NHVP is the largest program of its kind in the country.

Dr. O'Beirne has been honored with many teaching and service awards, including the Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award in 1992; there is a teaching award in the psychology department named after Dr. O'Beirne. And for him, the reward is the relationships he gets to form with his students and the opportunity he has to make a difference in their lives. The party was a surprise to Cliff - though not to anyone else there! Given what he has offered to the university, it was time that he be celebrated!

(April 29) Seventh graders at WMS returned last Saturday from a week-long trip to Washington, DC.

Here is a brief summary of their trip and a link to their travel blog. Fifty four middle school students returned from a whirlwind tour of the nation's capital! This trip was an amazing learning opportunity that brought their 7th grade social studies curriculum to life. Highlights of the trip included meeting WI Senator Tammy Baldwin, touring the White House, and witnessing the "Changing of the Guard" ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. To see full details and photos of their adventures, check out the trip blog .

(April 29) Dedication of the Chimney Swift Tower and Celebration of International Migratory Bird Day Tuesday May 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. (Same day as Whitewater City Market)

Bird enthusiasts and citizens are invited to a brief dedication ceremony at the new Chimney Swift Tower located in Cravath Lake Park east of the Whitewater City Market. The generous donors to the tower construction project are especially invited to attend. Without them, the tower would not be ready for this spring's nesting season. A new interpretive sign will soon be in place which tells the story of the Chimney swift, a migratory bird that flies across the Gulf of Mexico to the Amazon River headwaters, feasts on insects there during our winter, then makes the return trip to the north, arriving in Whitewater in late April. Swifts begin nesting in early May and hopefully a pair or two will accept our tower in which to raise their families. The Chimney Swift Tower project was sponsored by the Urban Forestry Commission of the City of Whitewater.

(April 29) Mukwonago Area Community Choir will be performing one of their spring concerts at the Whitewater Congregational Church - UCC at 133 S. Franklin St. on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 PM.
John Anello III and Valerie Troxel, residents of Whitewater, are the conductors for the concert, which is entitled "Folk and Story Songs." This event is free and open to the public. They request that in lieu of admission, that concert goers bring a non-perishable food donation for the Whitewater Food Pantry.

(April 28) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club, will be hosting their final City-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Registrations are now being accepted. All proceeds from this event help fund activities to support youth programs throughout the year. Last year saw more than 40 families benefit by having their rummage sale on the same day. More sales draw more people and that means more items you don't have to store anymore!

The cost to participants will be $10 per household, which guarantees each seller a spot on the master rummage sale list, a sign for their yard, and a brief, 10-word description of the most attractive items available for sale. This is a community service project offered by the UW-W/Community Optimist Club and we appreciate persons registering with us, as the very reasonable registration fee gives them better publicity at a cost savings over running a separate ad. Funds raised cover the costs for the project and any money in excess of costs goes to fund other youth service projects throughout the year.

You may register for the event online at the Club's blog: or follow the link available on the Whitewater Banner website . The $10 payment will be accepted via PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this option. If you prefer to register via paper form and mailed check, you can pick up a registration form at the Irvin L. Young Library; the SweetSpot Coffee Shop, 226 W. Whitewater St; the SweetSpot Coffee Shoppe and Bakehouse, 1185 W. Main; and Eastsider and Westsider Citgo Stations. If you choose this option, mail the form and payment to J. Olson, 651 Darcy Lane, Whitewater, WI 53190 no later than May 13. Persons who wish to extend their sale either by starting on Thursday, May 19 and/or through Sunday, May 22nd, should indicate that on their registration form. There is no additional fee and the extra days are "on your own." Two and three-day sales will be highlighted on the locator list with an asterisk.

The final deadline for rummage sale registration is May 13. This guarantees participants a spot on the rummage sale list. Those lists will be available for pick up at the businesses listed above beginning May 19, as well as at the SweetSpot Coffee Shoppe, 226 Whitewater Street on May 21ST from 7-11am until the lists are gone.

(April 28) Man sentenced in Whitewater Fourth of July BB gun shooting -

(April 28) The birds are flying home! It's almost time for the Whitewater Arts Alliance to install the 2016 public art project in downtown Whitewater.

This year there are five different wooden birds (owl, crested bird, hawk, swift, and pair of songbirds) being transformed into colorful (and in some case amusing) creatures to perch and soar over Main Street. But anyone can still be part of the fun, as sponsors are still needed for about a dozen birds.

Linda Long, president of the Whitewater Arts Alliance said, "From what we have seen already, there will be a bird to delight everyone!"

The format for this year's project has changed a bit. Instead of having the artists purchase the wooden forms and auctioning all of them in September, the WAA has sought sponsors for each bird. Sponsorships are $100 and fully tax deductible as a donation to the WAA. Those interested in sponsoring a bird should please call Linda Long at 262-473-5538. Interested sponsors may also mail a check payable to the Whitewater Arts Alliance to PO Box 311, Whitewater WI 53190. The Whitewater Arts Alliance would like to have all the sponsors in place by May 15 so that they can be acknowledged in the public arts brochure/guide.

Artists were also given an opportunity to keep their birds by paying a small donation when they were either picked up or turned in. Only about a dozen artists so far have chosen this option. The remaining birds will be available through a silent auction at the Cultural Arts Center during a week in September. This happens to be the same time as the second annual exhibit "Artrageous Birds." So the Cultural Arts Center will be "bird central" for a time!

Funds raised through this project are a big part of the WAA budget. The funds are used to sponsor exhibits and receptions, musicians, the annual Savory Sounds concerts, continuing the new school district grant and scholarship program, and the many other programs community members enjoy - usually at no charge. The WAA is also considering the purchase of a digital piano for the gallery so that they can expand their performance programs.

"So consider a sponsorship! You can also share a sponsorship with family members, friends, or co-workers," said Long.

(June 28) A SRO crowd took in the LINCS Stuart Stotts Artist in Residence concert last Thursday night!

Every grade level performed their original song about the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Students. Stuart worked with the students to write their own music and lyrics. Music teacher, Christine Hayes, worked with the students to prepare them for the concert. All LINCS staff helped out with the school rehearsal and the concert was incrediblle! Stuart ended the concert with one of his favorites, "8 Hugs a Day", with everyone singing. A big thank you to the Margaret A. Carcill Foundation which funded a grant for integrating the arts with classroom teaching. These songs were a big Language Arts project as well as school climate.

(April 27) Whitewater High School Jazz Band participated in the 50th UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival on Saturday.

(L-R Front Row) Ms. Abigail Pulvermacher, Haley Dieter (Junior), Allisan Barrett (Sophomore), Jeylan Veliu (Freshman), Alisha Parboteeah (Freshman), Michael Hilliger (Junior), Abby Center (Sophomore), Elliott McCulloch (Sophomore), Luis Ramirez (Sophomore), Hunter Martin (Freshman)
(L-R Back Row) Kristof Staniszewski (Senior), Jacob Zuehlke (Sophomore), Lydia Wiley Deal (Sophomore), Miriam Navejas (Sophomore), Thomas McManaway (Junior), Jimmy King (Junior), Mitch Dalzin (Junior), Bashkim Veliu (Junior), Jordan Heller (Senior).

Students performed Cotton Tail- Duke Ellington, arranged by Mark Taylor, After All-Billy Strayhorn, and Moanin'- Charles Mingus, arranged by Sy Johnson for a two person judges panel. Immediately following their performance of these tunes, students were put to the task of sight reading a tune. They had 4 minutes to look at the piece and not play a note before they had to perform it for a judge to score. It was from these two scores that Whitewater was awarded First Place for the Class C Division. With a first place finish students were invited to perform on the evening concert, which featured Stefon Harris (Vibes) and legendary Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone).

It was a memorable evening and experience for everyone, and a well deserved reward for these hard working students.

(April 26) The School Board on Monday hired School Exec Connect to be its consultant in the hiring process for a new district administrator. For the story by Chris Welch for the dailyunion.com

The School Board organizational meeting and the rest of the regular meeting by Chris Welch for the dailyunion.com

The School Board recognized Boys State Swimming Champion Benny Liang, with
Board Member Steve Ryan and Swim Coach Joan Domitrz

(April 25) J-HAWK Sunday, May 1st triathlon


The 34th Annual Roast Beef Dinner and Bake Sale will be held at the North Lima Presbyterian Church (9233 Lima Center Road Between Hwy 59 & County N) on Thursday, May 5th from 4:30pm - 7:30pm at a cost of $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Meal includes roast beef, coleslaw, corn, mashed potatoes, rolls, dessert and beverage and carry-outs are available.

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(April 30) Charles S. (Tuck) Green III passed away on April 19, 2016, after struggling courageously with cancer for nearly 1 ½ years. The following is a localized obituary prepared by UWW friends.

Our beloved friend and colleague Charles "Tuck" Green, born in Manhattan, New York in 1937, passed away on April 19, 2016, after struggling courageously with cancer for nearly 1 ½ years. During this period, he remained involved in professional activities, including his work as a docent at the University of North Carolina Ackland Museum of Art, along with his wife Jean Green, with whom he was married for 50 years. In retirement, both Tuck and Jean devoted much energy and time to the arts through their work presenting the collections, as only former teachers could, to thousands of high school, middle school, and elementary students-developing materials and presentations for almost 15 years. In addition, they both devoted extensive time to the local United Nations association in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.

Tuck earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Cornell University under the direction of William C. Whyte. He was an assistant/associate professor at the University of Virginia for 7 years, where he taught, conducted research, presented papers, and published articles in the areas of organization and social stratification. In 1976 he came to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he spent the next 26 years.

When Tuck and Jean moved to Wisconsin in 1976, he engaged in a long-term commitment to work in a collaborative fashion with other scholars to assist undergraduate students to simultaneously engage in sociological research and prepare themselves for pursuing careers with a Bachelor's degree. This endeavor also led to close involvement with the undergraduate teaching programs developed by Carla Howery of the American Sociological Association; Tuck was a major figure in this national movement.

In the 1970s and 1980s, sociology programs around the country were challenged with serious enrollment problems and associated reductions in teaching staff. Tuck, along with several committed faculty-Lanny Neider, Hadley Klug, Richard Salem, and Ron Berger-worked to develop a program that incorporated student research and internships. They also developed a student handbook and tracking system that encouraged undergraduate students to take career-related courses more specifically designed to prepare them for job opportunities upon graduation-primarily in the areas of social services, criminal justice, and business management. During Tuck's time at UW-Whitewater, faculty evaluated these efforts in a variety of ways and found them to markedly increase job opportunities, student satisfaction, and department enrollment of majors and minors. Spurred by Tuck's Herculean efforts, the ensuing decades were a time of great growth and program development.

One incredibly time-consuming component of this career-related teaching project was a course Tuck developed that was required prior to internship placement: Sociology in Practice. In this course Tuck worked with students to complete a literature review that provided the basis for research questions to be answered during the student's internship. This required each student to not only gain career-related experience, but conduct an analysis of the social context and activities expected of key employees in their placement setting. Final papers were often of very high quality and competitive entries to the university's outstanding research paper award competition. During the time of these and other innovations, Tuck and his colleagues also prepared more than two dozen conference presentations, journal articles, and books on topics that ranged from the application of sociology to the effectiveness of the department's program for student job placement. Especially noteworthy were the book Liberal Education and Careers and articles in Teaching Sociology and The American Sociologist.

Throughout all this, Tuck remained the go-to person for students seeking scholarly feedback and career advice. For many years long-time department chair Lanny Neider relied on Tuck for the preparation of reports and assistance in the conduct of administrative duties. He was also a mentor to new faculty and helped them successfully navigate the university system of tenure and promotion.

It is hard to capture the essence of Tuck by simply describing some of his professional accomplishments. He was hard working but always ready to socialize and joke with. He was a very accomplished teacher and scholar but always unassuming. Colleagues remember him as one of the nicest men they ever met. He was a dear friend to many, especially to Richard Salem.

When Lanny Neider and Richard Salem went to the airport for his job interview at UW-Whitewater in the Spring of 1976, they sat waiting for his plane to greet him and take him to the hotel. But they had no idea what he would look like. They planned to go up to the first person who looked like a sociologist and were surprised that he did not fit our expectations of an early 1970's "hippie" sociologist. Rather, he had short white hair, was clean shaven, and dressed like an Ivy-leaguer. Whatever their first impression, Tuck was the epitome of everything they expected of a sociologist, and they will remain forever grateful for having known him and having the privilege to spend the bulk of their professional lives in his company.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Tuck's name to the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (Richard Salem, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

Donaldson Funeral Home of Pittsboro, NC assisted the family and for the NC obituary


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