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Riesch to speak at UW-W for Disability Awareness Month

October 11, 2011

With homecoming and Halloween on the minds of most students, some may forget it’s Disability Awareness Month. Bryon Reisch, founder of Bryon Reisch Paralysis Foundation, is coming to campus on Oct.18 to teach students how to...

New housing complex will bring students closer to UW-W community

October 11, 2011

Students and contractors said a new private student-housing complex on the west side of campus will make for a more attractive living arrangement next year. CatCon LLC Developer Andy Ream said the privately owned construction ma...

Mike Kilar throws out first pitch (photo gallery)

October 11, 2011

Mike Kilar, Treyton's father, was given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers second game of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers also donated $10,000...

Emergency system meant to protect UW-W students

October 11, 2011

Students can expect to get informed of campus emergencies through the Emergency E-mail System this year. Chief of Police Matthew Kiederlen said the system began more than two years ago when they were trying to figure out a...

‘Driven to Distraction’ aims to help UW-W students with ADD

October 6, 2011

Students dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have the chance to speak openly about their difficulties by attending the counseling corner workshop Driven to Distraction at 6:30 p.m....

Kilars unofficially win $50,000 grant

October 6, 2011

Not many people receive birthday presents that total $50,000. However, the Treyton Kilar’s Field of Dreams project received news this weekend that a $50,000 grant from Pepsi could possibly be coming its way after a month...

Optional ID cards for student voters

October 6, 2011

Though many universities in Wisconsin may be making costly plans to comply with the Voter Photo ID Law, UW-Whitewater has decided not to replace student IDs. Instead, the university has decided to produce optional identification...

Campus deals with record growth

October 6, 2011

Higher enrollment this academic year has led to more sophomores being allowed to live off campus. Due to an increase in incoming freshmen, the university needed to allow sophomores to live in off campus housing to create space in campus residence halls. Sophomores looking to live of...

Council bans guns in public buildings

October 6, 2011

Whitewater gun owner’s could be faced with large fines beginning on Nov. 1 if found carrying concealed firearms into a public building due to a new city ordinance. Whitewater Common Council passed an ordinance Sept. 27 in...

Camping out of their comfort zones

September 29, 2011

Freshmen traveled to Elkhorn on Saturday to take part in Camp Warhawk, a way for beginning students to get to know one other through various interactive activities. Camp Warhawk began last year when the First Year Experience...

Teamwork recovers laptop

September 29, 2011

Coming into the Royal Purple office on Monday, sophomore multimedia editor Paul Usher had to find a way to explain to the staff why this week’s video requests would not be published on the website. Three days before, Usher’...

Social media an ‘important tool’

September 29, 2011

A Social Media for Business and Entrepreneurs forum is coming to the Innovation Center today. The Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center is hosting a forum on social media designed to educate small businesses,...

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