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  • April 7The man who was spotted with a gun near Whitewater Middle School has been taken into custody without incident, according to the Whitewater Police Department.

Student uses experience as bag boy for invention

September 26, 2012

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Senior Andrew Hoeft used to wander the aisles of the grocery store he worked at checking for expiring products. Tired of roaming, he decided to simplify the process. Hoeft created Date Check Pro, an expiration management...

Address serves as bridge between students and college

September 26, 2012

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After considering a student body request to view the big picture, the College of Business and Economics hosted its first State of the College Address last Wednesday. It was organized by the Dean’s Advisory Council to inform...

Sales Institute to bring jobs to campus

September 26, 2012

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When asked what the Sales Institute of Excellence will offer students, Professor of Marketing James Pletier spelled it out, “J-O-B-S.” Since its approval in February, the Institute has established certification programs...

Google project spawns web application

September 19, 2012

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A giant, featureless shape. That is what represented UW-Whitewater on Google maps before a team of four students transformed it. Last spring alumni Chris Berryman, Jimmy Gardner, Amanda Kretschmer and Audrey Salerno placed...

Dougan describes the business mind

September 19, 2012

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Ask professor and Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization faculty adviser William Dougan to describe the entrepreneurial spirit and he will compare it to architecture and evangelism. Dougan said it compares to architecture in...

Web entrepreneurs fill niche market

September 12, 2012

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  In 2010, Nicole Kringer and Erin Manders founded KnotaGeek LLC, a small web-based business that specializes in producing handmade accessories. The co-founders pursued this venture with no business background and make...

In the know with CEO: Fink reflects on team building

September 12, 2012

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President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, CEO, sophomore Dan Fink, has been a businessman for years. From a chain of lemonade stands in his youth to refurbishing MacBooks in high school with a partner at Mac Bros.,...

Business goes global with new major

September 5, 2012

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  On June 7 the Wisconsin Board of  Regents approved an international business major for UW-Whitewater. Starting this semester, business students will be able to broaden their learning experience with cross-cultural...

Chemistry student earns esteemed Goldwater Scholarship

September 5, 2012

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  Over the summer, junior chemistry student, Marie Nider, was one of six Wisconsin undergraduate students to win the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. This was the first in the school’s history. “It felt great to win...

UW-Whitewater alumni ideas to drive Wisconsin economy

August 29, 2012

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UW-Whitewater alumni Ryan Rist and Joe Scanlin were honored at the governor’s mansion for ideas that could potentially drive Wisconsin’s economy. Selected from a field of approximately 248 applicants, the pair was among...

Introducing the Royal Purple business section

August 28, 2012

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The Royal Purple staff is excited to announce the addition of a business section to the paper beginning this fall semester. With a focus on business, science and technology, this section is meant to give readers an exclusive...

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