UW-Whitewater Sports Recap

Andrea Meinert led the Warhawks (15 points) in the win.

Picture by Peter Mischka, courtesy of Bob Mischka.

UWW Women’s Basketball: No. 19 UW-Whitewater 71, UW-Stevens Point 54

Senior forward Andrea Meinert led the Warhawks with 15 points. Senior guard Malia Smith, junior center Sarah Schumacher, and sophomore guard Camri Conley each added 12 points for UW-Whitewater. For complete story at UWWSports.com, 

UWW Men’s Basketball: No. 25 UW-Stevens Point 74, No. 12 UW-Whitewater 60

The No. 12 UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team was defeated by UW-Stevens Point, 74-60, in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference matchup on Wednesday night in Stevens Point, Wis.

Junior guard Andre Brown led the Warhawks with 18 points and four assists.  Junior forward Derek Rongstad and junior guard Dalton Menke each added nine points. For complete story at UWWSports.com, 

No. 8 UW-Whitewater Downs UW-Eau Claire on Senior Night

The No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team finished the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual season unbeaten Wednesday night after defeating UW-Eau Claire 36-7 on Senior Night at Russell Arena.

The Warhawks (10-5 overall, 5-0 WIAC) took eight of the 10 weight classes after recognizing seniors Jordan Newman and Austin Quartullo prior to their final home dual. For complete story at UWWSports.com, 

Comedian Pete Lee plays UW-Whitewater, Thursday February 1st, at 7:30 PM

Nationally known comedian Pete Lee, a Janesville native and recent a performer on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, comes to Whitewater. Check out his Tonight Show performance from January 12th here: https://youtu.be/adZAtplseGU

Where: University Center – Hamilton Room, UW-Whitewater Campus

When: Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 pm;  Doors will open at 7 pm.

Cost: FREE! 

This event is presented by UC Entertainment.

From Pete’s bio:

Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment.

In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes! At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country.

In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever, which debuted in January.

If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.

Fairhaven Lecture Series, Spring 2018: Native America: People and Places, Past and Present

America’s indigenous peoples have rich and diverse traditions and cultures. What are the impacts of historical treaties and
contemporary policies on native people past and present? How are native communities responding to issues of social injustice?

Join us this spring as we explore historic and contemporary stories, issues and customs from the country’s indigenous peoples.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater.

The first lecture, Ho-Chunk Nation: Building Relationships and Strong Communities Throughout Wisconsin, takes place on February 5, 2018. For more information and complete schedule, 

Free VITA program returns to UW-Whitewater for spring tax season


Returning for the spring 2018 tax season, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at UW-Whitewater will provide free tax preparation and free electronic filing of 2017 federal and state income tax returns for low and moderate-income taxpayers.

The UW-Whitewater VITA program will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from February 3 through April 11. Please note that the tax clinic will be closed on March 24, March 28 and March 31. No appointments are needed.

VITA is located in room 1001 of Timothy J. Hyland Hall, and parking is available across the street in lot 7. On Wednesdays, taxpayers should stop at the visitor’s center on Starin Road, explain that they there for the VITA tax clinic, ask for a temporary parking permit and park in lot 7 in any non-metered spot. On Saturdays, simply drive in and park in lot 7. (If you are using Google Maps, use “826 Starin” for parking lot 7.)

Staffed by IRS-certified student preparers and supervised by accounting faculty, the program offers important hands-on experience for students while helping members of the community. UW-Whitewater hopes to increase the number of returns processed and filed in 2018.

Robert Meyers, accounting department lecturer and program contact, explained, “Based on additional training and streamlined processes, we will be able to help a lot more people this year.”

Important information, including location map, program limitations and required supporting documentation, can be found at bit.ly/2DxanrT. For additional information, email the VITA Site Coordinator at vita@uww.edu or leave a message at 262-472-5449.