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Difficult dining decisions

December 5, 2012

According to United Press International, the average American eats out four to five times per week. As the semester draws to a close, students will be frantically scrambling to complete their assignments and study for exams. Staying awake through it all will be the biggest challenge, but man cannot...

Could cannabis revitalize the economy?

November 28, 2012

In 1971 President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, and U.S. taxpayers have been funding the campaign for more than 40 years. According to the Associated Press, spending for the Drug War in 2010 was $15.5 billion at the federal level. Today the U.S. is the most highly incarcerated society in...

CEO chapter travels to nationals

November 20, 2012

It was business as usual for UW-Whitewater’s CEO chapter, which went to its national convention in Chicago from Nov. 1-3. It left with several awards, and one of its members, freshman Haley Cymbalak, received an honorable mention from the judges in the elevator pitch contest. Out of the 1,400...

What is water worth?

November 20, 2012

Water, water everywhere and, according to the water reporting group Circle of Blue, only 2.5 percent of  the Earth’s supply is drinkable. The average human body can only survive without water for five to seven days, so a world without clean drinking water would be catastrophic. “We take [water]...

Construction costs community

November 14, 2012

Time is money. For business owners in Whitewater, the extension of the East Milwaukee Street project was a tiresome affair. “For big projects like this I understand things happen, but it’s still frustrating,” Jene Mills said. Mills, owner of Mills Automotive, has been located on East Milwaukee...

Pi Sigma Epsilon launches Business Week

November 7, 2012

In the wake of the election hysteria, several students added to the excitement by creating an event to recognize the more than 25 active student organizations on campus. UW-Whitewater offers more than most schools in the country, and now those groups can be honored every November. This year, Nov....

UW-Whitewater example for business schools across U.S.

October 31, 2012

Several American Marketing Association chapters journeyed to UW-Whitewater, but a pair of students from Florida International University traveled almost 1,500 miles to attend. Senior Angela Gers and junior Gabe Noboa said the Whitewater AMA chapter is one of the best in the country, and that they...

Business school attracts recruiters

October 31, 2012

More than 300 students from 16 universities filled Hyland Hall last Friday for the American Marketing Association’s Fifth Annual Regional Sales Conference. Co-chair of the conference Kelsey Krueger said a smooth event made the last three months of planning worth it. “Working on this conference...

First student-run chamber of commerce in Wisconsin established Breaks barriers between campus and local entrepreneurs

October 24, 2012

For the first time in state history, students have made it possible for small businesses to advertise on a college campus. Through the collaborative efforts of Whitewater Student Government and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, the UW-Whitewater Student Chamber of Commerce opened for business...

University to host regional sales conference, Hyland Hall will contain speakers and students

October 17, 2012

More than 30 businesses and several hundred students will be taking over Hyland Hall on Friday, Oct. 26 for the American Marketing Association’s Fifth Annual Regional Conference. As a prerequisite, all of the businesses attending will be hiring for jobs or internships. AMA faculty adviser James...

Then: Forerunner of business education

October 10, 2012

The College of Business and Economics today is much different than its predecessor, commercial education. From fringe curriculum to an international entity, the university’s business school was launched from humble beginnings, but is now considered by many to be a leader in business education. Such...

Students’ phone repair business offers 24-hour deadline

October 3, 2012

In February, a mobile web conference in Johannesburg revealed that the average person stares at their phone 150 times per day. That is roughly once every six and a half minutes during the time a person is awake. For some people, submitting a claim to cell phone companies and waiting for several...

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