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Staff goodbye column: The highlight of my college career

December 11, 2013

By Dan Pomykalski The past four and a half years at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have been filled with a number of great experiences. Besides getting engaged to my fiancé and adopting two cats, one of the greatest experiences was working for the Royal Purple. I officially became the photo...

Photo exhibit to showcase student events

April 25, 2012

Students and community members who have ever wondered what a student organization or group does on campus will get the chance to see through photos. Student organizations submitted photos that will be featured in the “Involvement Photo Display.” The photos were taken by members of groups...

Get to know MAGD professor, photojournalist Kannan Amr

April 18, 2012

One of UW-Whitewater’s newest professors, Kannan Aranappakkam Mudumbai Rajagopalan (shortened to Amr), brings to the classroom the experience he gained while working for many years in the field of photojournalism. Originally from Chennai, India, Amr has been living in the U.S. since 1997. Before ...

Students will ‘connect’ with new theatre production

April 11, 2012

Practical jokes and comedic misunderstandings are the result of an arranged marriage in UW-Whitewater’s upcoming play, “She Stoops to Conquer.” Taking place in the 18th century, “She Stoops to Conquer” was written by Oliver Goldsmith who felt comedy should be funny. For about 100 years,...

Hands-on exhibit gives viewers chance to play with art

April 4, 2012

An upcoming exhibit titled “Arthouse Gaming” features a form of art most people generally overlook: video game art. “Technology is becoming a forerunner of different types of media that students are responding to,” Roberta’s Gallery Supervisor Kim Adams said. “We thought that it would...

The ‘Legacy of Civil Rights’: A firsthand experience

March 21, 2012

Spring Break is often viewed as a time to relax and travel to tropical places. However, last spring break, 39 UW-Whitewater students and five staff members traveled south to experience what life was like in the southern states during the civil rights era. The “Legacy of Civil Rights,” exh...

A surprising scene: The Mississippi River, before and after

March 14, 2012

“The Living Mississippi: From Twain to Today”, a photo exhibit displayed in Roberta’s Gallery, pairs classic literature with a set of surprising before and after pictures of the Mississippi River. The exhibit will feature historic photos taken by Henry P. Bosse, who worked for the Army C...

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has 19th performance at UW-Whitewater

February 29, 2012

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be performing at UW-Whitewater for the 19th consecutive year. “We’ve come for many, many years,” assistant conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong said. “There are a few places that we go to while on tour on a yearly basis, and it’s kind of become a tradition ...

Students design stuffed animals at workshop

February 22, 2012

Students will have the opportunity to create their own creatures in an upcoming Softies workshop at the University Center. The workshop is hands-on for participants and is one of up to six workshops Roberta’s Gallery holds every semester. Anyone can come, but the workshops are aimed towards students. The Softies workshop will give students the chance to make stuffed...

Fiskum Gallery to display photo essay of refugee families in the state

February 15, 2012

The upcoming exhibit “Here, There and Elsewhere: Refugee Families in Milwaukee” looks at immigrant families from Milwaukee through photographs. Milwaukee native John Ruebartsch took the photos of refugee families living in Milwaukee for the project. Ruebartsch said he photographed pe...

Guest artists to perform ‘bizarre’ clarinet, percussion recital

February 8, 2012

Robert Spring and J.B. Smith will bring a unique clarinet and percussion performance to the UW-Whitewater campus Feb. 11. Spring and Smith, both professors or Arizona State University, first met 24 years ago when Spring moved to Phoenix from Texas. The pair has been performing together ever since. ...

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