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AMA connects students with employers

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Carrie Wojcik The UW-Whitewater chapter of the American Marketing Association had the opportunity to host an event on March 5 that allowed students to network with companies for jobs and internships. Senior Jon Michaels and junior Zach Selden organized the event which is a...

Seed Fund improvises entrepreneurs

February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014 By Carrie Wojcik Imagine someone has an idea, a technologically advanced idea, that has the potential to appeal to people everywhere and potentially change how people interact with each other or do daily activities.  The great idea exists, but there are no funds to support it. ...

Learning from student experience

September 6, 2013

National competition titles, community investment and the creation of businesses are norms for the UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics.  The students in this college continue to flourish and are constantly adding onto their resumes. Because of my job at the Royal Purple, I am able to...

Wealth inequality misconceptions

September 6, 2013

By Carrie Wojcik Many peoples’ perception of wealth is that it is not distributed evenly between various economic classes. Many see the ideal distribution as relatively even with a healthy middle class. Harvard Associate Professor Michael I. Norton and a professor from Duke University, Dan Ariely,...

He Said/She Said: Is marriage worth it?

He Said/She Said: Is marriage worth it?

May 1, 2013

She Said: We are held to the standard that one day we will get married and one day we will have children.  This is the established norm embraced by our government and society, but really, isn’t marriage overrated? Marriage is an institutionalized practice that resembles the practices of religion ...

Tips for finance and self investment

Tips for finance and self investment

April 24, 2013

  Ever since I have acquired my position as the Royal Purple Business Editor, I have had a desire to enlighten students about money management and present opportunities to clarify misperceptions about finance. I want the business section to focus on the accomplishments of our business stu...

Reigning chapter, two years straight

Reigning chapter, two years straight

April 17, 2013

  Once again, UW-Whitewater’s American Marketing Association collegiate chapter has been recognized as the International Chapter of the Year. This is the seventh time the chapter has been recognized since 2001. AMA President senior Emily Gullickson said winning Chapter of the Year was a surreal feeling. “There are no words to describe what it felt like...

Album Review: “Sentimental Journey”

Album Review: “Sentimental Journey”

February 6, 2013

  Emmy Rossum’s “Sentimental Journey” is a good album, albeit one limited to a specific audience. Red lips and dresses that shimmer and shine as the bootleggers serve their alcohol and the women dance for the men.  It was an era of music, fashion and wild spirits before the economic...

Budget 101

Budget 101

February 6, 2013

Sophomores Mary Morris and Brandon Child both keep track of their finances, but in different ways. “What I’m doing currently is tracking my expenses for every month, and from there, I form a budget,” Morris said.  “I collect my receipts and categorize them and write down how much I spent...

Students use strategy, creativity at business competition

Students use strategy, creativity at business competition

January 30, 2013

  Business graduate students competed in a competition provided by the Association for Corporate Growth on Jan. 24. Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Law Linda Yu said ACG is an international organization that promotes growing corporations via acquiring other firms. Accor...

WSG approves funding for one organization, denies for another

November 28, 2012

  Students could see educational documentaries through the student organization Peace, due to an approval of funding from Whitewater Student Government received Nov. 19. Segregated University Fees, SUF, are approved by the Segregated University Fees Allocation Committee, SUFAC, and WSG. ...

Smoking-ban committee terminated at WSG meeting

November 12, 2012

  The special committee formed  by the Whitewater Student Government in April 2012 to draft the smoking-ban proposal was terminated Oct. 29, since no motion was made to continue the committee. WSG Sen. Jeffrey Winther made the motion to create the committee in April.  According to Winther’s...

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