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UW-W orchestras host combined concert featuring soloists

February 8, 2012

For the first time this semester, the UW-Whitewater Chamber and Symphony Orchestras are taking the stage. For the past two months the Orchestras have been preparing for the upcoming recital on Feb. 11. Both orchestras are directed by Lecturer Steven Rindt. The Symphony Orchestra is open to a...

‘Hoop Dreams on Wheels’ exhibit displayed in Old Main Lane

February 1, 2012

UW-Whitewater students and community members have the chance to get an inside look at the “internationally-known” UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball teams. The “Hoop Dreams on Wheels” exhibit in Old Main Lane features photos, background information, past rosters and statistics about UW-Whitewater’s...

Students look to Adderall for increased grades

February 1, 2012

Nearly a third of UW-Whitewater students have illegally taken Adderall, but an alarming 51 percent have thought about taking the unprescribed drug at least once. UW-Whitewater Police Sgt. Faye Schouten said illegal amphetamine use is a growing problem on campus. “Once [amphetamine] is on campus,...

Crossman Gallery exhibit to display contemporary ceramics

January 25, 2012

For the next month, the Crossman Gallery will be upholding a 42-year tradition at UW-Whitewater. The Ceramics Exhibition is featuring 17 artists from around the country, including a Whitewater resident. The exhibit is titled, “Utility in Contemporary Ceramics” which features tea sets, bowls,...

Two UW-W students awarded gallery space in First Citizens Bank

January 25, 2012

Two UW-Whitewater students have been awarded the opportunity to display their galactic and nature inspired artwork in the First Citizens Bank of Whitewater until the end of February. After being featured in the Deeper Insights Gallery last May, senior Sara Hoag and post-graduate Karen Gilbank...

Fiskum Gallery displays photographs from around the world

January 18, 2012

The first exhibit of the spring semester in the Roberta A. Fiskum Art Gallery will take viewers on a trip around the globe. “Through the Lens of a Traveler” features photos from Ghana, Ireland, Mexico and Ecuador. All the photos from Ghana, Ireland and Mexico were taken by the Travel Study ...

Former percussion student Trevor Saint returns to perform rare glockenspiel recital

January 18, 2012

Former UW-Whitewater percussion student Trevor Saint is returning to campus to perform his one-of-a-kind recital. In December 2010, he began performing a solo glockenspiel recital. According to Saint, he is the only one in the world who is doing this. A glockenspiel is a member of the percussi...

Percussion student shows of hardwork and talent

December 7, 2011

Senior Nick Fox has been playing percussion since fourth grade and said he “was immediately drawn to percussion.” This week he will perform two recitals featuring percussion and other instruments. Fox has performed in four other concerts during his time at UW-Whitewater. He said he wanted to...

UW-Whitewater music department showcases student talent in annual gala concert

November 29, 2011

Each year, UW-Whitewater’s Music Department hosts the Holiday Gala Concert. This is the department’s biggest concert of the year, raising roughly $12,000 for the student scholarship fund. Nine of the department’s musical groups including choirs, orchestras and ensembles will perform in the 18th annual ...

Mall of America on Black Friday

November 29, 2011

Black Friday is when the savviest of shoppers flood malls, stores and retail shops to get those “hot deals” on coveted holiday items. As an annual Black Friday shopper myself, I decided to take part in the infamous day at the mothership of all malls, Mall of America. I go Black Friday sh...

Whitewater flute studio students prepare for first recital of year

November 17, 2011

Twice a year the students in Professor Robin Fellows flute studio take a night to perform pieces they have been working on all semester. Fourteen students will have the chance to show off their work at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20 in the Light Recital Hall. Fellows said for this concert everyone was going to play ...

Thodos Dance Chicago hopes for big crowd

November 9, 2011

UW-Whitewater hosts fewer than five dance productions each year, so students, faculty and community members need to take advantage of each performance. The next dance ensemble coming to campus is Thodos Dance Chicago. The dance company will perform Nov. 15 in the Young Auditorium. Thodos is...

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