New PassportParking app at UW-Whitewater

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

The League of Women Voters Announces Recipient of the 2018 Making Democracy Work Award

The League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area celebrates community leaders: individuals who have envisioned a way to improve the community and have mobilized others to work with them to effect change that has benefited the broader community.

The recipient of the 2018 Making Democracy Work Award is Miguel Aranda. A life-long resident of Whitewater, he is a Financial Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Currently serving on the city Community Involvement Commission, he has been instrumental in engaging the population in Whitewater in such projects as voter registration and turn-out. He will be recognized for his efforts in engaging the LatinX population in the Whitewater community both on and off campus along with many other accomplishments.

The award will be presented to Aranda at the Holiday Dinner held at 841 Brew House in Whitewater on December 9. Although the deadline for reservations has past, anyone who would like to witness the event should be there by 7:00 p.m.

Studio 84 to hold Holiday events: Hot Cocoa Fundraiser; 2nd Saturday Ornament Making

 

Keep warm with a cup of hot cocoa during the Parade of Lights from 5 to 8 pm on December 7 in Downtown Whitewater.  Proceeds support the art programming at Studio 84 for people with disabilities.

Also, join Studio 84 for their 2nd Saturdays event on December 8 from 10 am to 4 pm.  The special project for the month is holiday ornaments.

Whitewater Unified School District School Board Open Seat

Brian Brunner filed his non-candidacy paperwork which means that he will not seek re-election for the Whitewater Unified School District School Board in the spring election. This means there will be a minimum of one (1) vacancy on the School Board. One (1) other position will also be on the spring ballot; that position is presently filled by Jim Stewart.

Residents of the Whitewater Unified School District are encouraged to consider seeking a position on the School Board. The filing date for those interested in becoming a candidate is Wednesday, January 2, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Any person who is a United States citizen and a qualified elector of the Whitewater Unified School District is legally qualified to become a member of the School Board. In addition, members of the Board should have a genuine interest in and devotion to public education, a willingness to give time and effort to the position, a capacity to understand people, and the ability to work cooperatively with others.

The School Board encourages citizens to give serious consideration to become a School Board candidate. The Whitewater Unified School District School Board is actively involved in doing what’s best for the students, staff, and the community of Whitewater.

Paperwork may be obtained and filed at the office of the School Board Secretary at the Whitewater Unified School District Central Office, 419 South Elizabeth Street, Whitewater.

CENTRAL OFFICE HOURS:

Through Thursday, December 20 -Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Friday, December 21 – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (5:00 is the deadline for incumbents to file a Notification of Non-candidacy)

Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Closed

Wednesday, Jan. 2 – Closed; Call 920-948-4334 if you need to drop off paperwork (5:00 p.m. is the deadline for filing candidacy paperwork)

Arlene and John Newhouse celebrated 65 years of marriage

Earlier this year, Arlene & John Newhouse celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends on June 2, 2018. Married, June 6, 1953, in St. Joseph’s Parish church in rural Manitowoc County.

Congratulations to Arlene and John!

WUSD Computer Science and Robotics News

Whippets Earn 3rd Place at MSOE Computer Programming Contest

On Friday, November 16, 14 current and former WHS computer programming students competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference Computer Programming Competition with 67 teams representing 19 southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois high schools. Other participating schools included Brookfield Central, Cary-Grove, Cedarburg, Janesville Craig, Crystal Lake Central, Eisenhower, Fort Atkinson, Homestead, Marquette University HS, Menomonee Falls, Milton, New Berlin West, Janesville Parker, Prairie Ridge, Rufus King, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, and a homeschool team. A team from Homestead High School won the competition with a team from Brookfield Central placing second. Whitewater Team A, consisting of Zach Brantmeier, Colin Chenoweth, Cassi Hoxie, and Nick Kuzoff, placed 3rd, earning 161 out of 210 possible points and solving 8 of the 9 problems correctly. Team B included Nikole Pelot, Gwynne Sahyun, and Nicole Sedmak. Team C was made up of Broderick Frye, Cody Rupke, and Jon Zheng, while Team D included Jakob Klawitter, Bennett Miles, Luke Rule, and Andy Vo. Teams were given nine problems of varying difficulty that could be solved using Java with a time limit of 2.5 hours using two laptops. Teams could select to spend their time on 10 point problems, 20 point problems, and/or 40 point problems. Each incorrect submission resulted in a minus three points.


Students Compete in Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

In early November, 48 Whitewater High School computer science students participated in the online Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. The challenge gave students 45 minutes to solve 15 problems of varying difficulties meant to challenge students’ logic and computational thinking skills. Each problem was worth either 6, 9, or 12 points depending on difficulty, with a total of 200 points available. Freshmen and sophomores competed in the junior division while juniors and seniors competed in the senior division. Freshman Andrew Rollette finished with 156 points, achieving the high score in the junior division. Also scoring high in the junior division were Crystal Chan, Anthony Cano, and Kevin Dieter. Junior Colin Chenoweth scored 192 points in the senior division, achieving the high score for the school and matching the high score in the state of Wisconsin. Also scoring high in the senior division were Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, and Brian Apgar.


Ferradermis earns NASA Grant

Ferradermis is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a $5000 Program Growth Grant from NASA that will help cover the cost of registration for regional competitions this year. Ferradermis was one of 192 teams (out of over 7500 existing FIRST Robotics teams worldwide) that was selected for a NASA grant; only three other Wisconsin teams will receive a grant from NASA. For more information on the NASA Grant program, visit https://robotics.nasa.gov/news_feature.php?id=631.


Ferradermis Takes Part in FIRST Robotics Training Day

Members of Ferradermis traveled to Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee on Saturday, November 17, to participate in a FIRST Robotics Training Day. Students attended sessions on leadership, fundraising, robot wiring, pneumatics, drive trains, safety, planning, and inspections among other things. They will be able to share their newfound knowledge with other members as we prepare for our six-week build season starting in January.


Ferradermis Visits Generac

On Thursday, November 29, members of Ferradermis traveled to Generac’s Whitewater Facility for a tour of the plant and a question and answer period. Carissa Petzinger, an engineer for Generac, serves as Co-Lead Coach for the team. Generac has been a strong financial sponsor for the team since it began in the fall of 2016.


Ferradermis to Hold Toppers DoughNation Night Fundraiser

On Tuesday, December 4, Ferradermis will receive 20% of the sales for all orders between 2:00 and 8:00 at the Whitewater Toppers. You do not need to turn in a flier or do anything special to credit the team; all you need to do is order from Toppers during that time frame. Please help spread the word!

Saturday Shopping Soirée Benefits UW-W Campus Food Pantry

The UW-Whitewater University Staff Council Grant/Fundraising Committee is holding a Craft/Vendor Fair on December 1st from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm in University Center Hamilton Room benefiting the UW-W Campus Food Pantry as part of the UW-W Sesquicentennial Campaign. There will be a variety of Handcrafted and Commercial Vendors with most offering items priced under $10. Additionally, each of the vendors is providing a door prize which shoppers are eligible to win simply by browsing. We will be collecting items for the UW-W Campus Food Pantry; those that bring a donation will be entered to win a Wine Tasting Certificate Valued at $300. Link to our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/270996223556386/

There are still opportunities to volunteer the day the event of, please email Liz Woolever at woolevee@uww.edu to volunteer with this event.

Small Business Saturday Winner

From Downtown Whitewater, Inc. President, Lisa Dawsey Smith:

On behalf of Downtown Whitewater, Inc, today and everyday we thank you for supporting local businesses. Shop Small isn’t just one Saturday out of the year, it’s a choice that you have the opportunity to make far more frequently. Please continue to support your community throughout the year by dining, shopping, and utilizing local service providers.

And now for the moment many of you have been waiting for, the winner of our $500 Small Business Saturday(month) raffle is…… Shelby Molina!

We invite everyone in the community to join us on December 7th for our annual Parade of Lights on Main Street. We can’t imagine a better place or a better community to celebrate the holiday season with than Whitewater.

 

Deer Hides Wanted by Whitewater Lions

Whitewater Lions will once again be collecting deer hides during the deer bow and gun hunting season.  Together we can make a difference in the life of a child.  Each donated hide will help raise funds to send a child to camp.  Extra cash is raised for the tails!

Hides and/or tails may be dropped off at the Whitewater Lions Clubhouse, located at N7462 Kettle Moraine Dr, Whitewater, WI 53190.  There will be a drop box on site so hides could be dropped at any time.  Please salt the hides when dropped off.  Salt will be available on site.  Hides could also be dropped off at the Steve Malone residence located at 6636 N. Sturtevant Rd, Whitewater,  WI.  Please call (608) 201-5515 to arrange drop off time.  Feel free to call Steve if you have any questions regarding hide collection.  Bob Strand is also available to answer any questions and he can be reached at (414) 630-4981