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University adds three new majors

January 25, 2012

UW-Whitewater is adding three new majors this year, including environmental science, Japanese and computer science. It’s the first time the university has added any majors in the College of Letters & Sciences since 1995. Environmental Science Associate Dean of Letters & Sciences Dr. Dav...

Movie Review: ‘Contraband’

January 25, 2012

A stellar Mark Wahlberg helps elevate “Contraband” past the realm of just another “one last job” action/heist flick. He leads an impressive cast including Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi and the stunning, more there for her looks than acting ability, Kate Beckinsale. Foster has a lot of great suppo...

Movie Review: ‘The Devil Inside’

January 18, 2012

“The Devil Inside” is an awful movie. Everything about it is cringe-worthy … except for the parts that are supposed to be. Those are just lame. You would think that in a movie designed to scare people they could at least accidently make one scary moment, but they don’t. This film fails on every level. ...

Movie review: ‘The Sitter’

December 14, 2011

“The Sitter” is a perfect example of a movie carried entirely by its lead. Jonah Hill shines in this performance, and without him, the film could have turned into an uninteresting train wreck. One of Hill’s best movies to date is “Superbad,” and his character in this new film is hilariously simi...

Comedian Paul Varghese brings diverse act to UW-Whitewater

December 7, 2011

Comedian Paul Varghese is going to perform his signature comedy act at UW-Whitewater on Thursday, but he hasn’t always been able to take the stage so easily. “When I was a kid, I was super shy,” Varghese said. “I think I only did one funny thing every six months. I never considered myself...

Movie Review: ‘The Muppets’

November 29, 2011

“The Muppets” is a tough movie for a college student to review. On one hand it was charming, funny and well- acted. On the other, it seemed like several of the jokes were meant for either a generation before my time or a generation after. There were several moments where the jokes just didn’t h...

Whitewater band director celebrates 25 years of teaching

November 22, 2011

Dr. Glenn Hayes is celebrating his 25th year at UW-Whitewater, and he couldn’t be more grateful for the time he’s spent here. “It’s a lot of great memories,” Hayes said. “I’m really happy here. Most of my students that have been in the music program are actually colleagues now and...

Whitewater Theatre Department debuts “The Edwin Booth Company Presents…”

November 16, 2011

The world premiere of “The Edwin Booth Company Presents…” will take place at UW-Whitewater on Nov. 29. Junior Jacob Lesh will play the lead. “It is so exciting to originate a character,” Lesh said. “Not a lot of actors our age have that privilege. Even a lot of professional acto...

Movie Review: ‘Tower Heist’

November 11, 2011

As I walked out of the theater after watching “Tower Heist,” I have to admit I felt let down. I’m a big fan of movies and it really takes a lot for me to dislike any film. Over the years, there have only been a few that I truly couldn’t stand. Although “Tower Heist” doesn’t fall in tha...

Comedian found ‘voice’ as benchwarmer

November 2, 2011

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. is coming to UW-Whitewater and he’ll be displaying the comedic skills he’s been working on since he was a freshman in college. “I started in 1998 when I was 19,” Wood said. “I was a freshman at Florida A&M University and Florida State University was right up the st...

Movie Review: ‘Paranormal Activity 3’

October 27, 2011

Going into “Paranormal Activity 3,” I was worried I’d be a little Paranormal Activity’d out. In the span of 24 hours, I had watched the previous two films for the first time. The scenarios from both films are fairly similar, but creators were still able to deliver a good amount of jump-out-of...

Art exhibit showcases diversity

October 18, 2011

A new exhibit coming to the Crossman Gallery at UW-Whitewater will bring a distinct international flavor along with it. “Across the Divide” will feature works from 24 different Chinese artists, and the faculty organizer of the exhibit, Xiaohong Zhang, knows this is an important event. ...

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